Riikka Rannikko

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4270
Mobile: 
+358 40 731 1611
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Katri Heino

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4325

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Riikka’s fields of expertise include equity capital markets transactions and securities markets related regulatory matters. She has advised clients in a number of IPOs, share offerings and public tender offers, as well as represented both Finnish and foreign clients with regulatory filings and compliance questions.

Riikka's practice also includes public and private M&A transactions in various industries and a wide range of corporate work. She has also advised a number of Finnish corporate clients in their acquisitions of both private and public companies located in the other Nordic countries.

In 2015, Riikka chaired the working group set by the Finnish Securities Market Association for the purpose of reviewing and revising the Finnish Corporate Governance Code. The revised code entered into force on 1 January 2016.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Aspo Plc in the Acquisition of AtoB@C Shipping AB, 2018
  • Counsel to Orion Corporation in its divestment of the diagnostics business unit Orion Diagnostica Oy to a private equity fund managed by Axcel Management A/S
  • 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)
  • Counsel to ISS Palvelut Oy in the sale of ISS Proko Oy and its subsidiary ISS Suunnittelupalvelut Oy to WSP Finland Oy
  • Counsel to Norvestia Oyj in the public exchange offer for the shares and other securities in Norvestia by CapMan Plc

  • Counsel to Viking Malt Oy in its acquisition of the Danish Malting Group comprising three malt breweries in Denmark and Poland from The Carlsberg Group

  • Counsel to Atine Group Oy in the sale of Turvatiimi to Sector Alarm

  • Counsel to Tata Steel in connection with the acquisition from SSAB of steel service centres in Naantali and Halmstad

  • Counsel to Paulig Group in connection with the divestment of Lihel Oy (industrial flavouring division)

  • Counsel to Fiskars Group in connection with the Wärtsilä joint venture with Investor

  • Counsel to Hartwall Capital in the joint venture concerning Karelia and Kährs

  • Counsel to Sanoma Group in the sale of R-kioski Ltd and the Baltic subsidiaries of Pressco Trade Services to Reitangruppen

  • Counsel to Beneq Oy in the investment by the Russian Nanotechnology Company Rusnano

  • Counsel to Finnair Oyj in the partnership agreement with LSG Lufthansa Skychefs concerning Finnair Catering

  • Counsel to Sanoma Group in the divestment of 21% of shares in DNA Ltd

  • Counsel to Oy Karl Fazer Ab in connection with the demerger of Cloetta Fazer AB (publ) and the public tender offer for the shares of Fazer Konfektyr AB (publ)

RANKINGS

  • "Riikka Rannikko has ‘strong knowledge’ in corporate governance", Commercial, corporate and M&A, Legal 500, 2018
  • "Riikka Rannikko...is noted as 'a true expert in the field of disclosure requirements.' Clients appreciate her dedication: 'She is very pragmatic, she works extremely hard and provides excellent advice.'", Corporate and M&A, Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers Europe 2018
  • "Clients profess that Riikka Rannikko is 'extremely talented, very responsive and always down to earth with her advice.'", Corporate and M&A, Chambers Global 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017
  • Ranked among the Highly regarded lawyers in Capital Markets, IFLR1000, 2017 and 2018
  • Ranked in Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Ranked in Capital Markets, Chambers Europe 2015 and in Corporate/M&A Chambers Europe 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions (Helsinki: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions Law) of Best Lawyers®
  • 'Riikka Rannikko moves up the rankings thanks to glowing praise from sources and a strong caseload. Clients particularly appreciate her strong negotiation skills.', Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Europe 2013
  • Key individual in Capital Markets, Chambers Europe 2013
  • "...‘good advice as well as the ability to manage a team while keeping to deadlines’.", Corporate and M&A, Legal 500, 2013
  • '..."She's really precise, gets straight to the point, and always looks after the interests of her client." Another says: "If she has read the documents you don't need to scrutinise them yourself."', Capital Markets, Chambers Europe 2012
  • Ranked in Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A, Chambers Europe 2011
  • Up-and-coming laywer in Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2010
  • According to the Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2008 Editions '‘Riikka Rannikko is recognised as a “talented” young lawyer by both peers and clients. She is rated for her “thorough and uncomplicated approach.”'

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Chairman of the working group revising the Finnish Corporate Governance Code, 2015

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2006
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2002
  • LL.M., University of Cambridge (UK), 2002
  • Visiting lawyer, Allen & Overy London, 2000
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 1998
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 1998