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Hannes Snellman Further Strengthens Its Restructuring & Insolvency Team

18 August 2020

Hannes Snellman's Restructuring & Insolvency experts Antti Alanko, Tiia Heikkinen, Jan Lilius, Olli Mäkelä, Lotta Hemmi, Mikko Tavast, and Minja Jantunen.

Hannes Snellman promotes internal talent and strengthens its team dealing with situations of financial distress, in response to the increasing demand for legal services in this area. Jan Lilius, who heads Hannes Snellman’s insolvency practice, has been appointed as a specialist partner, and Mikko Tavast, an experienced restructuring and insolvency expert, joins the firm as a senior associate.

Jan Lilius has extensive experience in all sorts of matters relating to insolvency, such as administering bankruptcy estates and companies undergoing restructuring proceedings, as well as advising creditors and securing their rights in insolvency proceedings. Jan also has considerable knowledge and experience in the field of litigation and arbitration more generally, which backs up his ability to serve our clients in various demanding situations.

Mikko Tavast specialises in insolvency matters and especially in formal corporate restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Mikko has gained several years of experience from working in another leading attorneys-at-law office, where he has been involved in a wide range of formal corporate restructuring and bankruptcy cases, some of which rank among the largest in Finland.

Jan is a highly appreciated lawyer with an outstanding commitment to our clients. Our clients especially value his good negotiation skills and problem-solving approach to all matters. These qualities are high in demand in his practice area, also given the current challenging economic climate. We are very happy to be able to promote our talents and that Jan, in his new role, will continue to develop and form a key part of our cross-border restructuring and insolvency practice also in the future”, says Riikka Rannikko, Managing Partner in Helsinki.

We are excited to have Mikko Tavast on board. He is a very talented lawyer, whose expertise and skills in restructuring and insolvency are a welcome addition to our team, ensuring that we are able to provide our clients first-class service under all circumstances, in both domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters”, says Partner Antti Alanko from Hannes Snellman’s Finance practice.

I'm excited to join Hannes Snellman's Restructuring and Insolvency team, and I'm looking forward to all the interesting challenges and experiences ahead”, says Mikko Tavast.

With some 20 exceptional professionals in the team, Hannes Snellman’s cross-border Restructuring & Insolvency practice provides a broad range of legal, strategic, and commercial advice involving financially distressed companies. The team represent its clients in complex corporate restructurings, bankruptcies, pre-insolvency workouts, and bankruptcy planning, negotiations, and litigation.


For further information, please contact:

Jan Lilius, Specialist Partner
+358 40 556 6782 |

Mikko Tavast, Senior Associate
+358 44 384 4967 |


Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 300 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. Our firm has the expertise and capacity to handle any demanding local or cross-border matters in which assets are being developed, protected, financed, acquired or under dispute.