Hannes Snellman’s finance practice is recognised as a pioneer in its field and it has vast experience in advising on leveraged acquisitions; corporate lending; asset finance and securitisation; and restructurings acting for financial sponsors, borrowers and lenders.

Our lawyers work in teams with specialists from our capital markets, tax and M&A practices, providing the multi-practice advice needed to complete even the most challenging transactions. Our finance team also advises on all aspects of banking and financial markets regulation. We advise local and international banks and other financial institutions on financial regulatory matters relating to licensing and registration issues, derivatives and other financial instruments; and various types of financial structures.

Financial Services Regulation

We advise local and international clients on all aspects of securities and financial markets law and regulation. You can rely on our expertise when it comes to both existing and prospective legislation and regulation on:

  • licences and authorisations for local and cross-border activity
  • procedures with regulatory and governmental bodies
  • compliance and conduct of business matters
  • marketing and offering requirements for investment funds, derivatives, structured instruments, and other types of financial instruments
  • placement rules and investment restrictions
  • disclosure obligations and insider rules
  • establishment, marketing and listing of investment funds
  • consumer finance and investor protection rules
  • innovation and new technologies in the financial services sector (FinTech)

We represent top-tier banks, investment firms, fund managers and insurance companies, as well as new entrants to the fast-evolving financial services industry.

Hannes Snellman’s Financial Services Regulation team is an important part of the Firm’s Finance practice. We also work in close co-operation with our M&A, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution and IP & Technology practices.


+358 9 2288 4267
+358 40 716 9676
+358 9 2288 4285
+358 40 561 1102
(Financial Services Regulation)
Specialist Partner
+358 9 2288 4215
+358 40 518 1275


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