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Hannes Snellman Recruits Experienced Venture Capital Professional – Antti Toponen Joins the Firm as Senior Associate

21 November 2019

Hannes Snellman has recruited experienced venture capital and M&A professional Antti Toponen, who joined the firm’s M&A and private equity team as a senior associate.

Antti has extensive experience in advising both international and domestic clients on venture capital investments. In addition, Antti advises clients in the fields of M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions. He also advises managers on fund formation and offers clients general corporate, commercial, and contract law advice.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Antti worked as a senior associate at a boutique law firm with a special focus on tech-driven M&A and venture capital transactions and as an associate at a boutique law firm with a special focus on contract law and dispute resolution.

"We are very happy to have Antti joining us. His wealth of experience especially in venture capital investments is highly appreciated, and his previous experience brings even deeper understanding to our skill-set in this area. Antti will enhance our already strong capabilities and become a great asset to our clients”, says partner Sten Olsson, who heads Hannes Snellman’s M&A group.

I am extremely pleased to have joined such an illustrious firm and practice. I am enthusiastic about working with the best professionals in the M&A and private equity field, and I am certain that with our combined expertise we will be able to provide a unique service offering for venture capital investors as well”, says Antti Toponen.

Antti Toponen recently published, together with Jaakko Lindgren, Roope Mokka, and Aleksi Neuvonen, a book about digitalisation and how it transforms our society, economy, and work life in various ways. The book is entitled “Digitalisation” (“Digitalisaatio – Murroksen koko kuva”).

Hannes Snellman is consistently ranked as one of the top M&A advisers in the Nordic region. With more than 25 partners and 70 associates, we provide advice and support on all types of transactions, including acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, group restructurings, and venture investments. In addition, we are preeminent in the area of private equity transactions and fund formation.

Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 300 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. Our firm has the expertise and capacity to handle any demanding local or cross-border matters in which assets are being developed, protected, financed, acquired, or under dispute. In 2019, we celebrate 110 years of offering a first-class client experience.