Sofia Otala

Title: 
Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4519
Mobile: 
+358 50 590 7044
Language: 
English
Finnish
French
Swedish
Assistant: 
Liisa Veckman

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4218

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Sofia advises clients in the fields of securities law, finance and capital markets, as well as general corporate, contract, and commercial law. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Sofia worked as an associate for another law firm.

In addition to her legal education, Sofia holds a B.Sc. degree in financial economics from Hanken School of Economics. During her studies, Sofia spent one year studying law at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Niam in its acquisition of an office property in Helsinki, called Life Science Center Keilaniemi, from Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH, 2016
  • Counsel to Hartwall Capital Oy Ab in its acquisition of SUEZ Suomi Oy, 2016
  • Counsel to Ahlstrom in the combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö through a merger, 2016
  • Counsel to Powerflute Oyj in relation to its EUR 120 million facilities agreement in July 2016
  • Counsel to Redito AB  in its acquisition of a retail portfolio from Sagax with an underlying property value of approx. EUR 50 million

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Legal Counsel (Secondee), State Treasury of Finland, 2017

  • Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2016

  • Associate, Borenius Attorneys Ltd, 2014-2016

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Hanken School of Economics, 2016

  • Trade Policy Intern, Permanent Mission of Finland in Geneva, 2015

  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2014

  • Group Trainee, Borenius Attorneys Ltd, 2014

  • Legal Trainee, Eversheds Attorneys Ltd, 2013-2014

  • University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2012-2013