Susanna works in the Competition & Regulatory Team advising domestic and international clients in the field of competition law with a particular focus on merger control and antitrust issues. She has gained experience in all aspects of competition law in a number of industries as well as competition investigations and compliance matters. In addition, Susanna follows the regulatory changes affecting competition in the digital markets.
Susanna joined Hannes Snellman as a trainee in 2020 and was appointed as an associate upon her graduation at the beginning of 2021. Susanna graduated from University of Turku and spent a semester studying competition law at University of Lisbon in Portugal.
Basware Corporation (target), a consortium consisting of Accel-KKR, Long Path Partners, and Briarwood Chase Management (buyer)
Counsel to the offeror consortium of Accel-KKR, Long Path Partners, and Briarwood Chase Management in the tender offer for all outstanding securities in Basware Corporation.
EUR 620 million
Counsel to the consortium
IK Partners (Buyer), Intera Fund II Ky, Intera Fund III Ky, management and other minority shareholders (Sellers), Renta Group Oy (Target)
Intera Partners’ sale of Renta Group Oy to IK Partners
Value not public
Counsel to Intera Partners
Staffbase GmbH, Valo Solutions Oy
Staffbase’s acquisition of Valo Solutions, the Finnish-based leading provider of intranets and workplace solutions.
Value not public
Counsel to Staffbase GmbH
Anora Group Plc (Altia Plc, Arcus ASA) and Galatea AB
Required pre-closing divestment of Altia’s brands Skåne Akvavit, Hallands Fläder, and Brøndums and cognac brand Grönstedts (along with Arcus’s aquavit brand Akevitt Spesial and spirits brands S.P.R.T. and Dworek) to Galatea AB. The divestment to a suitable buyer was required by the Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish competition authorities as a condition to their approval of the merger between Altia and Arcus to form Anora Group.
Lead counsel to Altia Plc (Anora Group Plc)
Hannes Snellman acted as lead counsel to Valmet, a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper, and energy industries, in its merger with Neles, one of the leading providers of mission-critical flow control solutions and services for process industries in Finland.
The combined value of the merging companies is approximately EUR 7 billion.
Lead counsel to Valmet
Memberships and Positions of Trust
- Member of the Finnish Competition Law Association
- Member of FIDE Finland
Education and Professional Background
- Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2021–
- Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2021
- Thesis Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2020
- Distance Trainee, Roschier Attorneys Ltd, 2020
- Associate Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2020
- University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2019
- Associate Trainee, Krogerus Attorneys Ltd, 2019