Firm Profile > Hannes Snellman > Stockholm, Sweden

Hannes Snellman
KUNGSTRADGARDSGATAN 20
P.O. BOX 7801
SE-103 96 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Banking and finance Tier 2

Borrowing mandates for Hannes Snellman’s banking and finance team include high-value leveraged acquisition transactions and financing arrangements for public offers. The group also has expertise in high-yield bonds and provides financial regulatory advice. The client roster comprises international private equity funds from the Nordics, the rest of Europe and the US, as well as corporates from a range of sectors. Key individuals including group head Fredrik Olsson, Paula Röttorp and specialist partner Carolina Wahlby are routinely instructed by banks and AIFs, including clients in the senior and mezzanine real estate space, to handle lending transactions including asset financing work for infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Olsson

Testimonials

Provides very pragmatic and straightforward advice and support.

Has great knowledge of the commercial real estate finance market.

Paula Röttorp is a very skilled and knowledgable lawyer and it is always a pleasure to work with her. She is up to speed with complex structural points and is also very flexible when it comes to finding creative solutions to complex issues.

Key clients

EQT

Proventus Capital Partners

Triton

Aktiebolaget SL

Finans

AB Transitio

Dustin

Valedo

Wells Fargo

Mekonomen

AB Wilh. Becker

Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Polygon AB

Profi Förvaltning AB

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Hoist Finance

Unigestion

Brunswick Real Estate Capital

Tennenbaum Capital Partners

Stirling Square Capital Partners

Gamut Capital Management

Ventiga Capital Partners

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Nykredit

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Heading up Hannes Snellman’s public and private M&A teams respectively, Mattias Friberg and Claes Kjellberg handle the full range of transactions for a client list of domestic and international private equity sponsors, industrial companies and financial institutions. Recent highlights included minority and majority share acquisitions in the construction, IT, retail and housing sectors, and mandates with cross-border elements leverage the firm’s Helsinki office. Newly promoted partner Mikael Klang enhances the team’s capabilities in the private equity space. Managing partner Fredrik Olsson has extensive experience in corporate lending and asset finance. Ola Åhman was a new arrival in June 2020.

Practice head(s):

Claes Kjellberg; Mattias Friberg

Testimonials

We found this firm to be outstanding in most areas, especially being available all the time and very quick in adapting to new circumstances around our transaction.

Very commercial and at the same time extremely knowledgeable.

An all-round and seasoned team of professionals. Top of the market in Sweden and deep bench of people. Easy to work with for larger and smaller deals.

A very strong team that was very dependable and did a great job advising us on an M&A transaction in Sweden.

Claes Kjellberg is a great guy with a strong sense of driving projects forward!’

Claes Kjellberg is action oriented, fast and informal.’

Mikael Klang is very dedicated and knowledgeable about all aspects of M&A. He is very professional, client oriented and always available. He understands our business and provides valuable legal advice at a top level.

Mikael Klang is one of the best M&A lawyers I have ever worked with. Very service minded and a problem solver.

Mikael Klang is an exceptional corporate M&A lawyer. Stand-out qualities include his collaborative approach to working with other advisors, his strong commercial sense and his dedication and work ethic.

Mikael Klang was absolutely outstanding in terms of responsiveness, quality of advice and personal involvement.

Key clients

Apollo Management International

Triton

Adapteo

Cramo

EQT

Mekonomen

Ramirent

Ragn-Sells

Vitruvian Partners LLP

KKR

Accent Equity

Stirling Square

OBOS BBL

Infranode

Pöyry

Greiner Bio-One

Eltel

Recipharm

Intera Partners

Anticimex

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Hannes Snellman provides data privacy and protection expertise to clients across the financial services, telecoms, media and public sectors. Practice head Elisabeth Vestin is particularly praised for her analysis of data protection risk related to the procurement of cloud computing, IT systems and e-commerce platforms. The team also handles the full scope of GDPR assistance from implementing compliance programmes to reviewing internal policies and procedures.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Vestin

Testimonials

Working together with Elisabeth Vestin always creates the impression of working with an internal colleague. She is advising on a highly professional level, but at the same time, always argues down to earth and calmly while having our business interests in focus.

The team has deep knowledge within the legal field of data protection and privacy legislation. They are also quick to understand what issues are critical to us as a client and provide legal advice based on our specific requirements as we work in a highly policy-driven environment.

Elisabeth Vestin and Anna Ribenfors are standout. They are highly knowledgeable within their fields of expertise and have, what I find essential, in-house legal experience. This means that the legal advice provided is presented in a format which makes it easy for me to understand the key issues.

Key clients

Hi3G Access AB

SAP Svenska AB

Seeburger Group

Card Group

Ramirent Group

Public procurement Tier 2

Headed by Peter Forsberg and Joakim Lavér, the public procurement group at Hannes Snellman counts a number of big-ticket contracting authorities on its client list, particularly in the public transport sector. The practice also represents multinational clients in judicial review challenges and other litigation proceedings, with recent cases involving procurement contracts in the pharmaceuticals and medtech sectors. Local authorities and suppliers also instruct the team to handle negotiations for waste management services, IT systems and public leisure utilities.

Practice head(s):

Joakim Lavér; Peter Forsberg

Testimonials

The team has a particular strength in handling complex procurement projects in the public transport sector.

Hannes Snellman has a strong and skilled team within public procurement, with a great ability to combine deep academic knowledge with hands-on business-related advice.

The team is very qualified, experienced and customer focused.

Team head Joakim Lavér belongs to the very top level of the public procurement community in Sweden.

Partner Joakim Laver is very knowledgeable and experienced in his field; very easy to work with, with great ability to give business-related advice.

Associate Saara Ludvigsen is a strong adviser.

The individuals are among the best and most experienced lawyers in Sweden for public procurement.

I appreciate Joakim Lavér for his balanced and highly useable advice based on long and deep experience. He is also always accessible.

Key clients

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

Telia Sverige AB

AB Transitio

GlaxoSmithKline

Public Art Agency Sweden

LM Information Delivery

ConvaTec Sweden AB

Peab AB

Siemens

Capital markets Tier 3

Hannes Snellman’s capital markets practice recently handled a number of complex, cross-border mandates spanning demerger and subsequent main market listings, share redemption transactions and public cash offers. Led by Mattias Friberg and also fielding equity capital markets expert Sören Lindström as a senior adviser, the team lends its expertise to private share placements, IPOs and other debt and equity offerings for a diverse list of corporate clients from the insurance, real estate, engineering and financial services sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mattias Friberg

Key clients

Mekonomen

NP3 Fastigheter

Infranode

OBOS BBL

Eltel

Melker Schörling

Intrum Justitia

Sampo

EQT

Polygon

BVF Partners

SpareBank 1 Markets

Infranode

Pöyry

Greiner Bio-One

Adapteo

Cramo

Construction Tier 3

Hannes Snellman’s construction department was enhanced by the addition of group head Martin Rifall and Pontus Ewerlöf from MAQS Advokatbyrå and provides expertise across contentious and non-contentious issues. Engineering companies and residential developers instruct the team on arbitration proceedings concerning damages claims, contractual disputes and building defects. On the projects side, mandates include mixed-use developments, residential housing projects and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Martin Rifall

Testimonials

Works closely with the client- almost as an in-house counsel. Quick in their response times, strong negotiation skills, and thorough know-how of the construction sector.

Martin Rifall has excellent construction law skills with extensive technical know-how.

Key clients

Bygg & Fastighets

Iskra

Dispute resolution Tier 3

In Hannes Snellman’s dispute resolution team, Martin Rifall leads the firm’s capabilities in construction and infrastructure arbitration proceedings, with contractors and employers instructing the team on contractual disputes for domestic and international projects. Practice head Pontus Ewerlöf brings expertise in international head-of-state matters including high-value setting-aside and invalidation proceedings. Further recent highlights for the practice include David Ackebo handling disputes in the transport sector for public entities, and shareholder disputes in the energy and IT sectors.

Practice head(s):

Pontus Ewerlöf

Testimonials

Martin Rifall is very helpful and extremely service minded. He has a very good knowledge of all aspects of the construction business and construction law.

Good team players who complement one another. They are present and always well prepared with the facts and details of the case.

I have worked with Pontus Ewerlöf in arbitration matters. He is a tenacious and active lawyer who is always available.

Martin Rifall has great industrial knowledge and understanding of commercial aspects.

Martin Rifall is very helpful and extremely service minded.

Key clients

Kingdom of Spain

Republic of Poland

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

Oasmia Pharmaceutical

Fastighetspartner Bromma

SSM Bygg & Fastighets

Project Panther Bidco

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen

Ramirent

Geprow

EU and competition Tier 3

Hannes Snellman’s competition practice head Peter Forsberg is highly praised by clients for his expertise in merger control matters including complex three-to-two mergers. The team represents clients before the Competition Authority as merger control counsel for clients in regulated markets including the pharmaceuticals, life sciences, forestry and infrastructure industries. Forsberg also represents clients in disputes relating to abuse of dominance issues, cartels and dawn raids.

Practice head(s):

Peter Forsberg

Testimonials

The Hannes Snellman team has built considerable trust and a strong relationship by delivering high-quality advice that brings value to our business.

A committed team always available for its client, providing fast replies and a committed approach. A down-to-earth atmosphere with a knowledgeable team.

Peter Forsberg has been instrumental in managing complex legal matters always focusing on practical aspects of the advice.

Peter Forsberg is always available and solutions oriented. He is a good listener who does a lot to understand the key challenges in each situation. A trustworthy and straightforward team player.

Key clients

Cramo plc

Mekonomen AB

Ramirent plc

GlaxoSmithKline AB

Kinnevik AB

EQT

Fazer AB

Mellanskog ek. fören

Oriola Corp

AB Transitio

IT and telecoms Tier 3

At Hannes Snellman's IT and telecoms department, practice head Elisabeth Hoffnell Vestin and counsels Caroline Sundberg and Anna Riberfors handle the full range of matters including sourcing and outsourcing agreements, data processing agreements, cloud services procurements and e-commerce law mandates. Big-ticket names in the retail and financial services sectors instruct the team on digital transformation projects; the client roster also includes a major telecoms operator, which the team assists with regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Hoffnell Vestin

Testimonials

Anna Ribenfors has a deep knowledge of IT an understanding which enables her to explain legal complexities in a practical context. She is efficient, dedicated and meticulous.

Anna Ribenfors is highly skilled and extremely dedicated to her clients’ successes. She brings clever solutions to problems and challenges and is a great negotiator.

Key clients

Hi3G Access AB

SAP Svenska AB

Seeburger Group

Card Group

Dustin Group

Ramirent Group

The firm: Hannes Snellman is a Nordic law firm with 300 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. Our firm has the expertise and capacity to handle any demanding local or cross-border matters in which assets are being developed, protected, financed, acquired or under dispute.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative Proceedings David Ackebo david.ackebo@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 099
Capital Markets Mattias Friberg mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 007
Competition & Procurement Joakim Lavér joakim.laver@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 037
Corporate Advisory Mattias Friberg mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 007
Corporate Responsibility & Compliance David Ackebo david.ackebo@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 099
Dispute Resolution Pontus Ewerlöf pontus.ewerlof@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 013
Employment Jenny Lundberg jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 041
Environment & Natural Resources Martin Rifall martin.rifall@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 012
Finance Fredrik Olsson fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 006
Infrastructure & Energy Claes Kjellberg claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 082
IP & Technology Elisabeth Vestin elisabeth.vestin@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 009
Joint Ventures & Commercial Cooperation Richard Åkerman richard.akerman@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 005
Private Equity Claes Kjellberg claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 082
M&A, Private Richard Åkerman richard.akerman@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 005
M&A, Public Mattias Friberg mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 007
Projects & Construction Fredrik Olsson fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 006
Real Estate Paula Röttorp paula.rottorp@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 060
Restructuring & Insolvency Fredrik Olsson fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 006
Tax Heikki Vesikansa heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com +358 40 844 2117
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ola Åhman  photo Mr Ola Åhman Partner
Mr Richard Åkerman  photo Mr Richard Åkerman Partner
Mr David Ackebo  photo Mr David Ackebo Partner
Mr Pontus Ewerlöf  photo Mr Pontus Ewerlöf Partner
Mr Peter Forsberg  photo Mr Peter Forsberg Partner
Mr Mattias Friberg  photo Mr Mattias Friberg Partner
Mr Andreas Johard  photo Mr Andreas Johard Managing Associate
Mr Claes Kjellberg  photo Mr Claes Kjellberg Partner
Mr Mikael Klang  photo Mr Mikael Klang Partner
Mr Joakim Lavér  photo Mr Joakim Lavér Partner
Mr Sören Lindström  photo Mr Sören Lindström Senior Advisor
Mr Fredrik Olsson  photo Mr Fredrik Olsson Managing Partner
Ms Paula Röttorp  photo Ms Paula Röttorp Partner
Mr Martin Rifall  photo Mr Martin Rifall Partner
Mr Christoffer Saidac  photo Mr Christoffer Saidac Partner
Mr Mikael Stabo  photo Mr Mikael Stabo Partner
Ms Caroline Sundberg  photo Ms Caroline Sundberg Counsel
Ms Elisabeth Vestin  photo Ms Elisabeth Vestin Partner
Ms Carolina Wahlby  photo Ms Carolina Wahlby Specialist Partner
Number of lawyers : 190
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Other offices : Helsinki