Sonja Siggberg

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4383
Mobile: 
+358 40 837 6967
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Katri Heino

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4325

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Sonja specialises in private and public M&A, capital markets and corporate governance related matters. Sonja also advises clients in general securities markets, corporate and insurance law matters.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Terveystalo in its IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange, 2017.

  • Counsel to Lemminkäinen Corporation in the combination of Lemminkäinen Corporation and YIT Corporation through a statutory merger, 2017.

  • Counsel to Ahlstrom in the combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö through a merger, 2016.

  • Counsel to Sampo plc in its mandatory public cash offer for all outstanding shares in Topdanmark A/S, 2016.

  • Counsel to Biotie Therapies Corp. in the public tender offer of the shares and other securities in Biotie Therapies by Acorda Therapeutics, 2016.

  • Counsel to Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd in its IPO and listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange as well as in the preceding fundraising of approx. GBP 10 million, 2015.

  • Counsel to Biotie Therapies Corp. in its U.S. public offering of ADSs, representing the company's shares, and listing on NASDAQ Global Select Market (New York) as well as in the preceding private investment by certain U.S. investors and existing shareholders. The gross proceeds raised by Biotie through the U.S. public offering and the private investment was approx. EUR 83 million, 2015.

  • Counsel to Asiakastieto Oyj in its initial public offering (EUR 170 million) and listing on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, 2015.

  • Counsel to LocalTapiola Mutual Life Insurance Company in an issue of EUR 100 million dated subordinated fixed rate callable capital notes, 2014.

  • Counsel to Lemminkäinen Corporation in connection with its EUR 30 million rights issue and listing of new shares on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, 2014.
  • Counsel to Ahlstrom Corporation in connection with its EUR 100 million bond issue, the listing thereof on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd and the tender offer for its outstanding EUR 100 million bond, 2014.
  • Counsel to Lemminkäinen Corporation in connection with its EUR 100 million bond issue and the listing thereof on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, 2014.
  • Counsel to SRV Yhtiöt Oyj in connection with its EUR 75 million bond issue and the listing thereof on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, 2013.
  • Counsel to Ahlstrom Corporation in connection with its EUR 100 million hybrid bond issue and the tender offer for and the redemption of its outstanding EUR 80 million hybrid bond, 2013.
  • Counsel to Munksjö Oyj, created through the combination of Ahlstrom Corporation’s Label and Processing business with Munksjö AB with a combined net sales of approximately EUR 1.3 billion and approximately 3,300 employees, in its listing on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, 2012/2013.
  • Counsel to Old Mutual plc and Skandia Life Assurance Company Ltd in the sale of their Finnish unit-linked life and pension business with total assets of approximately EUR 1.3 billion to OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative, including, inter alia, the incorporation and licensing of a new Finnish life insurance company and a cross-border insurance portfolio transfer, 2011/2012.
  • Counsel to Sanoma Group in the EUR 130 million sale of its kiosk operations in Finland, Lithuania and Estonia as well as its press distribution operations in Estonia and Lithuania to Reitan Servicehandel AS, 2012.
  • Counsel to Sanoma Group in the sale of the Welho business to DNA Ltd against 21% of shares in DNA Ltd, 2010.
  • Counsel to Aktia Plc in its listing on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, 2009.
  • Counsel to Pohjola Bank plc, a Finnish listed bank, in connection with its EUR 300 million rights offering, 2009.
  • Counsel to Satama Interactive Plc, a Finnish listed digital services company, in connection
    with the EUR 39.7 million merger with Trainers' House Oy, 2007.
  • Counsel to Atria Group Plc, a Finnish listed food industry company, in connection with its
    EUR 120 million share offering, 2007.
  • Counsel to Atria Group Plc, a Finnish listed food industry company, in connection with the
    acquisition of the shares of Sardus AB (publ), a Swedish listed company, 2007.
  • Counsel to Siemens AG, a German electrical engineering and electronics company, in
    connection with the EUR 12.5 billion establishment of the Nokia Siemens Networks
    joint venture with Nokia Corporation, 2007.
  • Counsel to OKO Bank Plc, a Finnish listed bank, in connection with its EUR 2.1 billion takeover of Pohjola Group Plc, 2005.

RANKINGS

  • Ranked in Capital Markets in the 2017 edition of Legal 500
  • Ranked as an "outstanding up and comer" in the 2017 edition (Finland: Capital Markets) of Chambers Europe
  • Described as "a very dedicated and ambitious lawyer with a deep knowledge of company law." Sources also say that she is "a good listener.", Chambers Europe, 2017
  • Ranked among the "Rising stars" in the 2017 and 2018 editions (Finland: Corporate and M&A) of IFLR1000

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association, 2005

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2014 -
  • Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2012 – 2013
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2005 – 2011
  • Visiting lawyer, Mannheimer Swartling, Berlin, 2003
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2001 – 2005
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2001