Olli-Pekka Veranen

Title: 
Managing Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4353
Mobile: 
+358 40 726 5204
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Karoliina Kivelä

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4446

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Olli-Pekka advises clients in the field of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and in particular private equity transactions. He also advises financial investors in various types of PE investments and fund managers in fund formation on a continuous basis. In addition, Olli-Pekka has experience on securities market law and capital markets as well as significant Finnish PPP projects. He also offers clients general corporate, commercial and contract law advice.

Having worked as a trainee with Hannes Snellman, Olli-Pekka was appointed an associate lawyer upon his graduation in 2009. Prior to his graduation, Olli-Pekka studied commercial law and economics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2013, Olli-Pekka worked as a Visiting Lawyer at the Private Equity Team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London.

RANKINGS

  • Ranked as "Recommended Lawyer" in Commercial, Corporate and M&A in the 2017 edition of Legal 500

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to CapMan Infra in CapMan Infra-led consortium’s investment in Elenia
  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its sale of Solita
  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its acquisition of Framery
  • Counsel to Vitruvian Partners LLP in the acquisition of Easy Park AS
  • Counsel to Terveystalo in its IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange
  • Counsel to JELD-WEN Holding Inc., a U.S. listed company, in its acquisition of Mattiovi from Taaleri and minority shareholders

  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its acquisition of Jungle Juice Bar

  • Counsel to Wise Group in its combination with Sito

  • Counsel to Intera in its acquisition of Wise Group

  • Counsel to DevCo in its acquisition of Vexve

  • Counsel to Viking Malt in its acquisition of the Danish Malting Group from The Carlsberg Group

  • Counsel to EQT in its acquisition Touhula

  • Counsel to Access Capital Partners in its acquisition of a stake in Finnish infrastructure assets

  • Counsel to Royal Vopak on the divestment of Vopak Chemicals Logistics Finland to Oiltanking Sonmarin

  • Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in the Public-Private Partnership procurement of the construction and maintenance of the E18 motorway section Hamina–Vaalimaa (EUR 378  million)

  • Counsel to Mondi Group in its contemplated acquisition of Walki Group's extrusion coating plants located in Finland and Poland

  • Counsel to Ahlström Capital in its acquisition of Destia from the State of Finland (EUR 148 million)

  • Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in the Public-Private Partnership procurement of the construction and maintenance of the E18 motorway section Koskenkylä-Kotka (EUR 623 million)

  • Counsel to majority of the sellers in the sale of Deltamarin Oy to AVIC International Investments

  • Counsel to Intera in its acquisition of Tamtron

  • Counsel to TeliaSonera in the acquisition of the majority of shares and redemption of a minority of shares in Turun Kaapelitelevisio

  • Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in its planned procurement of a railway PPP project Kokkola-Ylivieska

  • Counsel to Oriola-KD Corporation in the sale of its Health Care Trade Business

  • Counsel to Julius Tallberg-Kiinteistöt Oyj in the tender offer for own shares and de-listing

  • Counsel to Triton and KKR in the acquisition of Ambea AB

  • Counsel to ING Real Estate Investment Management in the acquisition of Brondankulma real estate

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2016
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2014
  • Visiting Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London, Private Equity, 2013
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2009
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2009
  • Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, Turku School of Economics, 2008
  • Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2007–2009