Summer School


Hannes Snellman Summer School is a two-day event consisting of lectures, interactive exercises and workshops, and informal evening events during which our experienced lawyers and external speakers show the students how business law is put into practice. Hannes Snellman Summer School is designed to be a learning tool for students, and the theme of the summer school changes every year.

For whom?

Hannes Snellman Summer School is aimed at Swedish and Finnish law students who have already completed at least two years of study. In order to apply, you do not need to have any previous studies on the topic, but we do hope that you are enthusiastic about it.

When and where?

Hannes Snellman Summer School takes place at the end of August, every other year at our Stockholm office and every other year at our Helsinki office. The topic of the Summer School is released sometime during the spring.

How to apply?

The application period starts in April and ends in May. More detailed instructions regarding applying are given once the application period starts.


The cost of travel and accommodation is covered for students not living in the city in which the Summer School is held, and all participants will receive a certificate at the end of the Summer School.

For more information, please contact either Annie Tillmo or Sara Saukkonen.


Upcoming Summer School Event

Seal the Deal | 19-20 August 2021

The topic of this year’s Summer School is “Seal the Deal”. The event will take place in August and focus on the topic of M&A and financing in an IP-focused transaction. We will take a closer look at IP as the most valuable asset of a company and how IP issues affect transactions, and we will also sign and close the deal together. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and seal the deal?

Summer School Agenda

Thursday | 19 August 2021

Welcome to Summer School

Lecture: Introduction to M&A

Lecture: DD & SPA

Lecture: Internal Expert Session – IP as Asset in Transactions

Workshop I: IP Due Diligence

Workshop I (continues): Due Diligence Reporting

Lecture: Expert Session on IP



Pizza Night

Friday | 20 August 2021

Lecture: Expert Session

Lecture: Finance

Workshop II: Finance

Case Wrap-Up + Lecture: Signing & Closing Best Practices

Panel Discussion: Future Trends in M&A