Hannes Snellman recruits Christoffer Saidac

23 November 2010

Christoffer Saidac joins the public M&A and Capital Markets team at Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman today announced that Christoffer Saidac will join the firm’s Nordic Public M&A and Capital Markets practice. Christoffer Saidac (b. 1959) is the latest in a series of strategic partner recruitments since the firm launched its Stockholm office in 2009.

Christoffer Saidac has more than 20 years experience of complex cross-border corporate transactions. He has acted as an adviser in e.g. the mergers of Astra&Zeneca and Pharmacia&Upjohn, as well as in consolidations and restructurings within the Nordic financial sector and in numerous public offers such as Gambro and Securitas Direkt. Before joining Hannes Snellman Christoffer Saidac worked at Vinge in Stockholm.

Christoffer Saidac will join Hannes Snellman’s Nordic Public M&A and Capital Markets team which in Stockholm is headed by Sören Lindström. By adding a tier 1 lawyer with deep experience in advising corporates, financial institutions and private equity funds on the most complex transaction, Hannes Snellman is demonstrating its strong commitment to establishing a premier service provider for its clients across the Nordics.

Christoffer Saidac also focuses on complex regulatory and structural matters and he will play a key role in bringing the resources of Hannes Snellman together on advising the firm’s clients on large and the most demanding transactions.

”With the recruitment of Christoffer Saidac Hannes Snellman is taking yet another step in line with its distinct ambition to become the leading Nordic law firm”, says Fredrik von Baumgarten, Managing Partner in Stockholm. ”Hannes Snellman is the leading law firm within equity capital markets and corporate law in Finland and I don’t hesitate to say that, by adding Christoffer Saidac to names like Sören Lindström, Jan Jensen, Sara Mindus and Björn Kristiansson, Hannes Snellman has the strongest overall skill-set within these areas even in Sweden, so we are of course very pleased with this recruitment”, Fredrik von Baumgarten continues.

Hannes Snellman is a Nordic law firm with a strong Russian foothold. We focus on Transactions and Dispute Resolution in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Stockholm. The Stockholm operation has grown rapidly since its start in 2009 and today has more than 60 lawyers.

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