Get to Know Us | Marcus Lehtinen, Associate, Public M&A, Stockholm
18 March 2020
When did you start working at Hannes Snellman?
I started working at Hannes Snellman in February 2018 as a law student trainee in the Competition & Procurement team. Thereafter, while I was writing my master’s thesis, I worked in the Private M&A team as a thesis trainee and then in the Public M&A team as a part-time associate, before starting full-time as an associate in the Public M&A team in March 2019.
What does your team work with?
As an associate lawyer in our team, you are involved in varying tasks related to our business area from the get-go. Typical tasks include drawing up prospectuses for the issuance of securities or debt instruments, preparing offer documents in relation to public takeovers of listed companies, or advising clients in relation to various regulatory matters, such as national and EU regulation pertaining to the issuance and trade of securities and specific stock exchange requirements. In addition, as we are a relatively small team, you get the opportunity to interact with clients directly early on.
What do you like the most about working in the Public M&A team?
Even though it probably is one of the biggest clichés, I have to say that one of the best things about working in our team is the variety of tasks that our team handles. This makes working fun and interesting, as you seldom get stuck with similar tasks for a longer period of time, especially since our business area is heavily regulated and therefore new regulatory issues are constantly looming around the corner. We also have a great team spirit in the team with lots of banter, and everyone is very helpful towards each other. Another special thing about working in our team is that our clients are often listed companies, so you may hear or read about our clients and their matters in the media.
Can you describe the Hannes Snellman culture?
It is a very no-nonsense and down to earth culture. I find that, at least at our Stockholm office, it is a nice mixture of Swedish and Finnish organisational culture. The atmosphere at the firm is a good mix of relaxed and friendly, yet at all times very professional. It is evident that all employees enjoy working at the firm and everyone is very open and helpful towards each other, irrespective of the role, team, or office, which contributes to the culture.