Hannes Snellman recruits Björn Kristiansson equity capital markets and corporate law specialist

16 September 2010

Hannes Snellman is strengthening its Swedish operations within both equity capital markets and corporate governance by the recruitment of Björn Kristiansson

Björn Kristiansson will join Hannes Snellman as a partner and he will play a key role in Hannes Snellman’s Nordic transactional operations. Björn has acted, inter alia, as an equity capital markets and corporate adviser to the Swedish Corporate Governance Board and he has also acted as a researcher in the fields of equity capital markets and corporate law at the Stockholm School of Economics. Björn Kristiansson is a frequent lecturer and an author in his area of expertise. He has also worked several years at Linklaters as an M&A Corporate advisor.

“The recruitment of Björn Kristiansson adds valuable competence and experience at two levels”, Fredrik von Baumgarten, the Managing Partner in Stockholm, says. “Björn is one of the best within both equity capital markets, corporate law and within corporate governance and I don´t hesitate to say that there are few Swedish lawyers today that can match Björn’s knowledge within these areas, so we are of course very pleased with Björn joining Hannes Snellman as this will clearly further strengthen our Nordic transaction team”, Fredrik von Baumgarten continues.

Hannes Snellman is a Nordic law firm with a strong foothold in Russia. With offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Moscow and St. Petersburg Hannes Snellman’s business focus is on Transactions and Dispute Resolution. The Stockholm operation has grown rapidly since its start in 2009 and today has some 60 lawyers.

For further information, please contact:
Fredrik von Baumgarten, +46 760 000 002,