‘This admirable practice wins praise from market commentators for its steady flow of impressive instructions. Handling all aspects of M&A, the team has recently been active in the media, medical and technology sectors…The firm's pan-Nordic presence makes it a premier choice for cross-border M&A mandates in Scandinavia.
Jan Jensen is enormously experienced in both public and private M&A.
Sören Lindström is a highly regarded corporate partner. He heads the public M&A team and has a particular focus on corporate finance.
Richard Åkerman is a firm favourite with clients. They value his cool-headed, structured approach.
Christoffer Saidac…is regarded as an intelligent and technically skilled advisor.
Sara Kersby Mindus is recognised for her hard-working approach.’
Admitted to practice in Norway and Sweden, Anett Kristin Lilliehöök's impressive experience includes a stint in the Oslo office of an international law firm. She heads the firm's Norwegian desk.
Liana Thorkildsen has notable experience working on Sweden-Russia merger control issues, cartel investigations and cartel appeals. She is a fluent Russian speaker.'
'Rising in the rankings, this strong Finnish firm continues to make an impact on the Swedish market. It has made further recruitment to its corporate/M&A team, which now has eight partners. The practice has expertise in regulatory as well as transactional corporate law, and boasts an impressive list of clients.'
'"An excellent team of specialists – it is on the rise."'
Chambers Europe, 2012
'Clients appreciate the group's 'legal sophistication, excellent business judgment and strong responsiveness'.'
Legal 500, 2012
'Climbing the rankings, Jan Jensen is "focused and extremely hard-working, and skilfully helped us negotiate some difficult hurdles," sources report. Sören Lindström is "always adept at finding the right solution," say sources. Practice head Richard Åkerman has "made a solid impression" on clients. The "technical, focused and hard-working" Christoffer Saidac […] is known for his expertise in public M&A. Sara Kersby Mindus receives strong recommendations as "a hard-working and dedicated public M&A lawyer." Senior associate Anett Kristin Lilliehöök is dual-qualified in Sweden and Norway, with ample experience of practising corporate/M&A in both countries.'
Chambers Global, 2012
'As pointed out last year Hannes has had a very strong first few years in the market and has been especially quick to establish itself in M&A.
"They've been successful and really good, went really fast, now 60 or 70 lawyers, so huge amount of really young lawyers," says a peer. Alluding to the youth of the team one peer bets that "in long term they will be a strong practice". It is now the tenth biggest law firm in Sweden and "very well in upper echelons of the market", says another peer.'
‘Clients and peers recognise Sören Lindström as one of the leading practitioners in this area, and point out that “hard-working, commercial and pragmatic” Jan Jensen ”knows the legal aspects of the deal but can also look at the broader picture.” Clients also praise “extremely experienced” Fredrik von Baumgarten. Richard Åkerman is particularly recommended for private M&A transactions, whereas Sara Kersby Mindus has earned a strong reputation for her work on public M&A. Christoffer Saidac recently joined the firm. He is recommended by interviewees as a strong M&A practitioner.’
Chambers Europe, 2011
“Richard Åkerman and Sören Lindström lead Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå AB’s ‘highly commercial and able’ team.”
'"Definitely a good service and nothing less," says one client.'
'Richard Åkerman is one the main players at the firm and he has been praised for his approach. "He is one to watch,"...He is a star though, he knows his market, his legal knowledge is top-class."'
“Sören Lindström is an amply experienced practitioner who acts on a range of corporate, public M&A and private equity matters. Jan Jensen has developed a great deal of expertise in this area and is regarded as having a ‘very constructive and pragmatic approach’ to transactions. Fredrik von Baumgarten heads up the firm's Stockholm office, but still finds time to act on high-profile deals… ...Richard Åkerman: ‘If you have him on the other side of the table you know you'll have a productive conversation.’ The high quality of his work has landed him impressive deals… Christoffer Saidac has a great deal of experience across a range of commercial law matters. Thanks to his time spent in London, he has commentators praising his handling of cross-border M&A transactions.”
Chambers Global 2011