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Hannes Snellman Ranked at the Top in Chambers Europe 2017

11 April 2017

Hannes Snellman has been ranked at the top in its key focus areas in the recently published Chambers Europe 2017 Edition. Several of our key experts were also ranked as individuals.

A selection of client quotes:

Banking & Finance

Partner Markus Bremer receives strong feedback from a wide range of sources, who describe him as a "very talented and effective lawyer and very customer-oriented", others highlight his "ability to be calm in very difficult situations." Senior Advisor Matti Engelberg is commended by clients for being "commercially minded and a true professional." Partner Henrik Mattson is described as "very pragmatic and experienced." Partner Maria Neovius is widely respected for her active profile within the real estate financing market. Partner Fredrik Olsson’s client notes that he "understands the economic background and its implications on legal structures." Partner Paula Röttorp is highlighted her "wealth of experience" and dedication. Associate Johanna Nurkkala is recognised as an associate to watch within the team and regularly handles finance transactions, such as bank lending deals and acquisition financing. 

Capital Markets

Partner Klaus Ilmonen is described as an "experienced partner, very diligent and knowledgeable" with "superb skills in all relevant areas." Clients also note that "he is a positive person who always wants to make sure whatever needs to be done gets done." Partner Sören Lindström’s clients call him "a go-to for public bids in Sweden." The "knowledgeable" Partner Christoffer Saidac offers expertise in corporate finance, public M&A and ECM transactions, while also covering financial regulatory matters. Partner Sonja Siggberg is an up-and-coming partner in the capital markets arena and clients describe her as "a very dedicated and ambitious lawyer with a deep knowledge of company law" and "a good listener." 

Competition/European Law

Partner Peter Forsbergis very good and has great knowledge,” note peers. Partner Tapani Manninen is described as a "very experienced and skilled professional". Specialist Partner Mika Pohjonen is touted by a client as being "by far the number-one expert in Finland, especially in public procurement matters. He's a very good listener and always available." Partner Mikael Wahlbeck, according to clients, has an "excellent touch in negotiations with the authorities."


Senior Partner Johan Aalto is described by clients as "a good negotiator with nerves of steel." Partner Mikko Heinonen "is absolutely splendid; his approach to people and problems is impressive," according to clients, who also describe him as "client and solution-oriented." Partner Jan Jensen "is extremely experienced in private equity and M&A and he is extremely hard working." Partner Sören Lindström is labelled as "a very knowledgeable lawyer within public M&A."  In addition to public M&A transactions, he also advises on corporate finance and receives particular recommendation for his "very good work on stock exchange issues and takeovers." Partner Sten Olsson "has very good negotiation skills and is good with people." Partner Riikka Rannikko is "extremely talented, very responsive and always down-to-earth with her advice." Partner Christoffer Saidac is "very responsive and getting back to clients quickly." Partner Richard Åkerman's client says that "He is not only a very experienced M&A lawyer, but he is very business-oriented and understands which matters to focus on," also appreciating that he is "very pleasant to work with and has great social skills."

Dispute Resolution

Partner Antti Järvinen is described by clients as "very prudent and very good in court." Partner Mika Savola’s clients acknowledge him as one of the foremost litigators in the country: "He's the number one dispute resolution professional in Finland. I know how excellent he is in that respect. He's very responsive, has a brilliant legal mind and is extremely hard-working." Managing Associate Anna-Maria Tamminen is recognised as an associate to watch.


Partner Anders Bygglin is "very flexible and has deep knowledge." Senior Counsel Johanna Haltia-Tapio’s clients commend her for her "high level of client services and technical knowledge."

Private Equity

Partner Jan Jensen is "extremely experienced in private equity and M&A, and he is extremely hard working."

Public Procurement

Partner Joakim Lavér is endorsed by market commentators as a “very experienced and top-notch lawyer in Sweden.”

Real Estate

Partner Juha Lindström, according to clients, "he has an extremely solid understanding of what properties are about." Partner Tapio Teräkivi "is extremely effective at providing support on negotiations. He also has a very good understanding of market practice."


Counsel Jan Lilius client praises him as "very measured, very structured" and appreciates that he "came up with a good suggestion for an alternative solution."


Partner Ossi Haapaniemi's clients appreciate his "high-quality experience in tax issues." Counsel Christian Carneborn is an up-and-coming lawyer with international tax experience, clients describe him as being "very service-minded, extremely good at putting things in writing and presenting complicated matters in a simple and understandable way."