Sanna specialises in funds management and financial services regulation. She has particular expertise in investment funds, asset and wealth management and financial markets, as well as on the establishment of retail investment funds and hedge funds. Sanna advises banks, investment firms, fund managers and other financial markets participants both in Finland and overseas on a wide range of 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 Nordea Mortgage Bank in connection with the update of its €25,000,000,000 Covered Bond Programme.
Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp in connection with the update of its U.S.$25,000,000,000 Global Medium-Term Note Programme.
Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp in connection with the update of its €50,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
Counsel to OP Corporate Bank plc in connection with various issues under its EMTN Programme.
Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp in connection with various issues under its GMTN and EMTN Programmes.
Counsel to OP Mortgage Bank in connection with its issue of EUR 1,000,000,000 5.5-year Finnish Green Covered Bonds under its EMTCN Programme.
Counsel to Finnish Customs in the public procurement of bitcoin brokerage services. The assignment is related to the Finnish Government’s decision to sell the Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies seized by Finnish Customs and allocate a significant share of the additional revenue to support Ukraine in the current war.
Counsel to various crypto currency service providers regarding their regulatory obligations in Finland.
Counsel to OP Mortgage Bank in connection with its issue of EUR 750,000,000 10-year Finnish Green Covered Notes under the EMTCN Programme, 2021.
Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp in connection with the update of its U.S.$25,000,000,000 Global Medium-Term Note Programme, 2021 .
Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp in connection with the update of its €50,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme, 2021.
Counsel to OP Mortgage Bank in connection with the update of its €10,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Retained Covered Note Programme, 2021.
Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp in connection with its issues under its GMTN and EMTN Programmes, 2021.
Virala Acquisition Company Plc
Hannes Snellman acted as legal counsel to Virala Acquisition Company Plc on its IPO and the listing of its Class C shares on the SPAC segment of the regulated market of Nasdaq Helsinki
EUR 107.5 million
Counsel to Virala Acquisition Company Plc
Aktia Bank Plc
Aktia Bank Plc issue of Additional Tier 1 unsecured fixed to fixed rate Finnish law notes of EUR 60 million on 26 May 2021
EUR 60 million
Counsel to Aktia Bank Plc
Counsel to OP Corporate Bank plc in connection with the update of its €20,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme, 2021.
Counsel to various UK based banks, fund managers and investment firms as well as Nordic and international entities on their Brexit planning in Finland and Sweden
Counsel to various UK based investment firms and banks on applying for post-Brexit authorisation from the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.
Counsel to various alternative investment fund managers on Finnish and Swedish licencing applications and notification requirements, and assisted in their licence or notification processes with the Finnish and Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Counsel to UBS Europe SE in Finnish financial regulatory matters.
YIT Corporation, Ålandsbanken
YIT and Ålandsbanken entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture company for housing investments
EUR 112 million
Counsel to YIT Corporation
Telia Company (Buyer), AinaGroup Oyj (Seller), AinaCom Oy (Target)
Telia Company’s acquisition of AinaCom Oy from AinaGroup Oyj
Value not public
Counsel to Telia Company
Commonwealth Bank (Seller), Colonial First State Global Asset Management (Target), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Buyer)
Commonwealth Bank's sale of its global asset management business, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM), to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
AUD 4.1 billion
Counsel to Commonwealth Bank
Counsel to alternative investment fund managers and investment firms on Finnish licencing applications and notification requirements, and assisted in their licence or notification processes with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority
Counsel to financial services providers on applications to, and negotiations with, regulators
Counsel to clients on anti-money laundering compliance
Education and Professional Background
Counsel, Hannes Snellman, 2018-
- Senior Legal Counsel, OP Corporate Bank plc, 2021
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