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Hannes Snellman Strengthens its Employment Law Offering with the Recruitment of Sanna Honkinen as Partner (Elect)

10 June 2024

Hannes Snellman strengthens its employment law offering with the recruitment of Sanna Honkinen as Partner (Elect). Going forward, Sanna will lead the employment law practice together with Specialist Partner Johanna Haltia-Tapio as Co-Head.

Sanna Honkinen, the rising star in employment law, is an experienced employment law practitioner with core expertise in planning and implementing complex redundancy procedures and reorganizations as well as change negotiations. She provides employment law advice in all types of M&A transactions and has led many global restructuring and reorganisation projects successfully. She regularly advises clients in general employment matters, employment and executive-level agreements, incentive and retention arrangements, outsourcings, and termination of employment. She is also experienced in questions concerning employee involvement in European Companies.

In addition to her legal degree, Sanna holds a Master of Social Sciences degree in communication studies from the University of Helsinki. Having worked previously in communication roles in various organisational change situations, Sanna combines her communications and legal skills in delivering value to clients especially in complex information and consultation obligations. Sanna is ranked among the leading Finnish legal experts in the field of employment by all major directories.

I am excited to join Hannes Snellman and look forward to further growing and building the firm’s employment law offering together with Johanna and the entire team”, says Sanna Honkinen

We are delighted to invite Sanna into our partnership. Her strong legal and communication skills put her in a unique position to develop our employment law offering together with Johanna Haltia-Tapio. Sanna’s vast experience in incentive schemes bolsters our employee incentive service concept offered together with our tax advisory practice. We look forward to further strengthening the employment law team under the shared lead of Sanna and Johanna”, says Managing Partner Riikka Rannikko

I am pleased to welcome Sanna to Hannes Snellman. Her expertise and enthusiasm complement our current strengths and align perfectly with our future goals. Together with our excellent team, I am confident that we will continue to grow our practice and provide an even more comprehensive set of services to our clients. We look forward to achieving great things together”, says Johanna Haltia-Tapio.

Sanna Honkinen will join Hannes Snellman Helsinki in August 2024.


For further information, please contact:

Riikka Rannikko
Managing Partner
Tel. +358 40 7311 611

Tapio Teräkivi
Senior Partner
Tel. +358 40 769 8273


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