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Hannes Snellman

ETEL√ĄESPLANADI 20, PO BOX 333, 00130/00131 HELSINKI, FINLAND
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Work +358 9 228 841
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Fax +358 9 177 393
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www.hannessnellman.com
Helsinki, Stockholm

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman, which¬†'takes care of legal matters in a professional, careful and diplomatic way',¬†recently advised Goldman Sachs International on the mezzanine financing of Blackstone's ‚ā¨3.9bn¬†acquisition of Sponda and assisted EQT Partners UK Advisors with the financing of Keensight Capital's investment in Biovian. Other clients include Nordea Bank, Finavia and Lemmink√§inen. The practice is led by¬†Markus Bremer,¬†and Henrik Mattson¬†heads up the team across Finland and Sweden.

Leading individuals

Henrik Mattson - Hannes Snellman

Markus Bremer - Hannes Snellman

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman's practice is led by Klaus Ilmonen¬†and primarily specialises in ECM work; it recently advised Altia and Terveystalo on their respective IPOs. The group also acted for YIT on two senior unsecured note issuances totalling¬†‚ā¨250m.¬†Sonja Siggberg¬†and managing partner Mikko Heinonen¬†are also key names to note.

Leading individuals

Klaus Ilmonen - Hannes Snellman

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

Sten Olsson¬†heads¬†Hannes Snellman's M&A practice, which recently advised¬†Lemmink√§inen on its merger with YIT and assisted Vaaka Partners with its sale of Solita to the Apax Digital Fund. Managing partner¬†Mikko Heinonen¬†also led advice to NPAC Holdings on its sale of Powerflute Group Holdings to a division of the Mondi Group for¬†‚ā¨365m.¬†Johan Aalto¬†is recommended for his work in infrastructure transactions, while¬†Riikka Rannikko¬†is a key contact for corporate governance matters.

Leading individuals

Johan Aalto - Hannes Snellman

Mikko Heinonen - Hannes Snellman

Sten Olsson - Hannes Snellman

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

Antti Järvinen heads the 'very practical' team at Hannes Snellman, which recently represented the Polish government in proceedings relating to an investment treaty arbitration award; the 'extremely competent and thorough' Anders Bygglin also defended Paf in an investigation into alleged money laundering. Kimmo Heikkinen and newly promoted partner Anna-Maria Tamminen are also recommended and specialise in construction-related disputes and international arbitrations respectively. Wärtsilä and UPM-Kymmene are also clients.

Leading individuals

Antti Järvinen - Hannes Snellman

Next generation lawyers

Kimmo Heikkinen - Hannes Snellman

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

At Hannes Snellman, Mikael Wahlbeck recently led advice to Lemminkäinen on the merger control process relating to its combination with YIT including phase II proceedings, while the 'very engaged and analytical' Mikko Huimala (a 2017 arrival from DLA Piper) advised Orion on the auction process for its divestment of Orion Diagnostica. Other clients include Terveystalo, UPM-Kymmene and Scandic Hotels Group. Associates Jenni Heurlin and Annette Laulajainen attract praise for their 'high standard of work'.

Leading individuals

Mikael Wahlbeck - Hannes Snellman

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Hannes Snellman

At Hannes Snellman, Johanna Haltia-Tapio, who is noted for her 'pragmatic approach', leads the 'service-oriented' practice, which counts Microsoft, EQT and Patria as key clients. The team also handled the employment aspects of Vaaka Partners' acquisition of Smoothie Heaven.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

The 'efficient and business-minded' team at Hannes Snellman recently advised Scandic Hotels on the IP aspects of its acquisition of Restel's hotel portfolio, including trade mark and domain name issues. Practice head Panu Siitonen is 'very thorough' and advised Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, and pharmaceutical law specialist Juli Mansnérus is recommended for her work with life sciences clients.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

Tapio Ter√§kivi¬†leads¬†Hannes Snellman's real estate practice, which recently advised¬†Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management on the ‚ā¨164m acquisition of its headquarters in Espoo and acted for Areim Fund III on its acquisition of an office property portfolio. Other key clients include Scandic Hotels, Kojamo and NCC Property Development.¬†Maria Landtman¬†is recommended for project and construction work, while Klaus Mets√§-Simola¬†specialises in environmental law.

Leading individuals

Tapio Teräkivi - Hannes Snellman

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

The 'efficient and easy-to-reach' department at Hannes Snellman is jointly led by Panu Siitonen and Jesper Nevalainen; clients praise Nevalainen's 'tremendous assistance'. The team's client roster includes Efecte, Telia Finland and Smartly.io; it also assisted Berner with a major IT procurement matter.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

The tax team at Hannes Snellman recently assisted a client with its challenge to a decision to include bank loans in the calculation of real estate transfer taxes, while practice head Heikki Vesikansa led advice to Ahlstrom on tax structuring issues relating to its statutory merger with Munksjö. EQT, Veolia and J.P. Morgan are also clients. Petri Saukko is recommended for contentious work.

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