Silja Kanerva

Title: 
Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4294
Mobile: 
+358 40 767 9251
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Karoliina Kivelä

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4446

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Silja advises clients in the fields of employment law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as with general corporate, commercial and contract law. Silja's practice includes advising employers in the Finnish market, drafting employment agreements, management contracts, terminations and co-operation proceedings. Silja is also actively involved in transactional work, advising clients on both M&A and employment-related issues. 

From 2005-2016 Silja personally focused on sailing professionally at the Olympic level. With her team at the 2012 London Olympic Games, she won a bronze medal in match race.

During her studies, Silja spent one semester studying law at the Université Montpellier 1 in France and a year in Brazil, at CEFET of Espírito Santo.

Silja is currently on maternity leave.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Lemminkäinen Corporation in the combination of Lemminkäinen Corporation and YIT Corporation through a statutory merger, 2017.
  • Counsel to majority sellers in the sale of a majority of shares in Quattro Mikenti Group Oy to Adelis Equity Partners Fund I AB by Henri Juva and other sellers, 2017.
  • Counsel to Powerflute Oyj in the recommended cash offer for Powerflute by Nordic Packaging and Container (Finland) Holdings Oy an affiliate of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, 2016.

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of Finnish Antidoping Agency FINADA’s Supervisory Group

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2013
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2013
  • Legal Trainee, Tryg Forsikring, 2009