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Maria Landtman and Markus Manninen Become Hannes Snellman Partners

11 December 2019

Maria Landtman, an expert in the projects and construction sector, and Markus Manninen, an experienced dispute resolution and compliance lawyer, are promoted to partners at Hannes Snellman as of 1 January 2020.

Maria specialises in complex projects particularly in the energy, infrastructure, and commodities sectors. She advises, for instance, project sponsors, acquirers, corporates, lenders, and contractors in relation to the construction and operation of power plants infrastructure and industrial facilities, the procurement of large industrial equipment and machinery, and the supply of commodities, including corporate power purchase agreements. Maria has extensive experience of project-financed transactions.

Markus has extensive experience of the entire scope of commercial dispute resolution, in particular M&A and company law related disputes, compliance investigations, and enforcement proceedings. In addition, he has unparalleled experience in the field of sports law, demonstrated by a number of high-profile CAS arbitrator appointments.

We are delighted to welcome both Maria and Markus to our partnership. Maria and Markus are experienced professionals, whose pragmatic yet analytical approach and broad skillset are highly appreciated by our clients and colleagues both within their own teams and across the firm. Their appointment further broadens and strengthens our capabilities in the Dispute Resolution practice, which is one of our cornerstone practices, and the fast-growing Real Assets practice”, says Riikka Rannikko, Managing Partner of Hannes Snellman Helsinki.

I’m thrilled to continue to head the firm’s Projects and Construction practice as a partner. Projects are becoming ever more complex, and highly specialised legal expertise and market practice awareness is required of the legal teams involved. Hannes Snellman is one of the few law firms in Finland with the required multi-disciplinary expertise to handle all legal aspects of complex projects and project financings. It is the perfect platform to continue developing the seamless projects service that our Real Assets team, together with our excellent Finance team and other practice groups, provides to our clients”, says Maria Landtman.

I am excited to join the partnership. I am looking forward to continuing the premium service that Hannes Snellman has delivered for 110 years and developing our practice together with our outstanding Dispute Resolution team. I trust that my long experience in advising clients and representing them before courts and arbitral tribunals will successfully contribute to the future of our firm. During my years at Hannes Snellman, I have been able to learn from the best legal experts. One of my priorities is to continue to foster our learning culture and to empower our people through leadership and coaching”, says Markus Manninen.