Laura Tavakka

Title: 
Senior Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4408
Mobile: 
+358 50 345 1037
Language: 
English
Finnish
French
Swedish
Assistant: 
Rebecca Ramsurrun

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4364

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Laura advises clients in the field of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and cross-border transactions, as well as general corporate, commercial and contract law. Laura has also previously had experience in M&A disputes.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Laura worked for another law firm in Helsinki.

Laura is currently on parental leave.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to OP Financial Group in its sale of the non-life insurance company Seesam Insurance AS (Seesam), including its Latvian and Lithuanian branches, to Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), 2018.
  • Counsel to Lemminkäinen Corporation in the combination of Lemminkäinen Corporation and YIT Corporation through a statutory merger, 2017.
  • Counsel to ISS Palvelut Oy, a leading Finnish facility services provider, in the sale of 100% of the shares in ISS Security Oy and the Finnish security business and related assets to Intera Fund III Ky, a private equity fund managed by Intera Partners.

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of AIJA – the International Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member of the Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of AIJA - the International Association of Young Lawyers, 2015 - present

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2016
  • Senior Associate, Waselius & Wist, 2015
  • Trained on the Bench, District Court of Länsi-Uusimaa, 2014
  • Post-Graduate Trainee, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2011
  • Associate Lawyer, Waselius & Wist, 2010
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2010
  • Trainee, White & Case LLP, Belgium, 2008
  • Studies of EU law at the University of Montpellier, France, 2008
  • Trainee, Waselius & Wist, 2005 - 2010