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Hannes Snellman Highly Ranked in Chambers Europe 2019

8 March 2019

Hannes Snellman has once again been highly ranked in its key focus areas in the recently published Chambers Europe 2019 Edition.

Several of our key experts were also ranked as individuals. Please find below a selection of the client quotes:

Banking & Finance 

Partner Markus Bremer is described by sources as "phenomenal" and "very responsive." Partner Henrik Mattson’s clients laud his "deep knowledge of legal issues." Partner Fredrik Olsson is noted by interviewees for his commercial mindset and proactive approach. Partner Paula Röttorp is praised by one client for her negotiation skills, including her ability to "find the balance and identify what's really important."

Capital Markets

Partner Klaus Ilmonen is described as "very experienced and knowledgeable" and he "shows great ability to be pragmatic when needed." Partner Sonja Siggberg’s client highlights her technical expertise in the capital markets area. Partner Mattias Friberg is mentioned for his experience of acting on public takeovers. Partner Sören Lindström "has extensive transaction experience, a deep knowledge of Swedish takeover regulations and quickly responds to the customer's needs" according to the sources.

Competition / European Law

Partner Mikko Huimala is described by the sources as "a great expert in competition law, who offers a proactive approach." Partner Peter Forsberg is described by his client as a "good partner who is very hands-on and knows what's going on, bringing value to the project."

Corporate / M&A

Partner Johan Aalto is recognized for his long-standing reputation in the M&A arena and for his experience in handling transactions in the technology sector. Partner Mikko Heinonen is mentioned as a leading figure in the market. Clients describe Partner Sten Olsson as an "excellent M&A lawyer with vast experience and good commercial judgement." Partner Riikka Rannikko is described by clients as having  "excellent expertise and a very proactive approach,"  and also  the "ability to listen and act independently within the agreed limits." Partner Richard Åkerman is mentioned for his focus on private M&A transactions. Partner Claes Kjellberg’s clients report that he is "very customer-oriented, easy to talk to and responsive to our needs." Partner Mikael Klang is "very experienced, good to work with and easy to understand," and "very knowledgeable in negotiating transactions." Sources enthuse that Partner Sören Lindström "has extensive transaction experience, a deep knowledge of Swedish takeover regulations and quickly responds to the customer's needs." Clients appreciate Partner Christoffer Saidac’s market experience, with one client claiming that "whatever the situation, he has been there before." Managing Associate Olli-Pekka Veranen’s sources state that they have gained a "very good impression of his skills" and value his "solid technical competence and good commercial judgement." 

Dispute Resolution

Sources highlight Partner Anna-Maria Tamminen’s strong international capabilities, adding that they "sing her praises highly" and that she is "seriously impressive."


Anders Bygglin’s clients highlight his strength in litigation, saying that he does this in a "cost-efficient way." Specialist Partner Johanna Haltia-Tapio is described to be "very creative in finding resolutions on a conflict" and clients particularly praise her "solution-mindedness and ability to think commercially."

Energy & Natural Resources

Partner Rabbe Sittnikow’s clients highlight his experience working on wind power and PPP projects. Specialist Partner Klaus Metsä-Simola is mentioned as Recognized Practitioner. 

Intellectual Property

Partner Panu Siitonen’s experience on patent and copyright disputes and expertise in counterfeiting matters are mentioned. Senior Associate Sarita Schröder's sources state that she "explains legal matters well to clients," in addition to providing "in-depth analysis."

Private Equity

Partner Mikael Klang draws praise for being "very commercial and business-savvy."

Public Procurement

Partner Joakim Lavér is described by one client as a "very qualified, experienced and solution-oriented partner."

Real Estate

The "outstanding" Partner Tapio Teräkivi is praised for his "good knowledge of the market and the law," and he is also described as being "very skilled in transactions."

Restructuring / Insolvency

Counsel Jan Lilius’s clients say that "he doesn't only communicate the positive points but also the problems which we have to take into consideration," summarising that "he is very straightforward in dealing with matters."


Market commentators describe Partner Heikki Vesikansa as an "M&A tax and transaction expert."


Partner Jesper Nevalainen is known for his work on outsourcing, public procurement, and contract negotiations. Sources highlight Managing Associate Erkko Korhonen as being "very effective," with "good technical knowledge."