Sanna Boow

+358 9 2288 4420
+358 40 681 8387
Sanna Kanth

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4417

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Sanna specialises in funds management, financial services regulation, and securities law. She has particular expertise in investment funds, financial markets and insurance, as well as on the establishment of retail investment funds and hedge funds, and assisting in both corporate and investment fund IPOs. Sanna advises banks, asset managers, and corporates on issues within the financial services sector.

Sanna joined Hannes Snellman in 2018 from Chapman Tripp in Auckland. Sanna has also worked as a senior in-house counsel at Société Générale Private Banking in London, and as an associate in the asset management team at an international law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright in London.


  • Counsel to YIT in its agreement to establish a joint venture company for housing investments with Ålandsbanken
  • Counsel to Telia Company in its acquisition of AinaCom Oy
  • Counsel to Commonwealth Bank (CBA) in the sale of its global asset management business, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
  • Advised various financial service providers on cross-border issues in the provision of financial services, including registration and licensing.*
  • Advised on all matters relating to the establishment of investment fund structures, including drafting governing documents, offer documents, investment management agreements, subscription agreements, and agreements with various fund service providers.* 
  • Advised on the structuring, launch, and distribution of new financial products.* 
  • Assisted financial services providers on applications to, and negotiations with, regulators.*
  • Advised a large bank and two leading New Zealand fund managers on transitioning their entire product range to the new Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA) regime (the new securities legislation in New Zealand), including drafting and negotiating new fund governing and offering documentation for all their products.*

*=(references from prior to joining Hannes Snellman)



  • Counsel, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki, 2018 – 
  • Senior Legal Adviser, Chapman Tripp, Auckland, 2013-2018
  • Senior Legal Adviser, Société Générale Private Banking Hambros, London, 2011-2013
  • Associate, Norton Rose Fullbright, London, 2005-2011
  • Secondment, Norton Rose Fullbright (Middle East), Dubai, 2008 
  • Associate, Dittmar & Indrenius, Helsinki, 2001-2004
  • Trained on the Bench, District Court of Kouvola, 2000-2001
  • LL.M. in Corporate and Securities Law, University College London, 2005
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2000
  • Erasmus exchange year, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1997-1998