Lauri advises clients in matters related to competition law and public procurement. Before joining Hannes Snellman in 2020, he gained experience as an associate and senior associate in another Finnish law firm, as a seconded in-house lawyer in two large Finnish companies, and as a research officer in the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority. In addition to his legal studies in Finland, Lauri also holds a postgraduate LL.M. degree (European Competition Law and Regulation) from the University of Amsterdam.
Esperi Care (target), Danske Bank, SEB, and Ilmarinen (majority owners), Triton (buyer)
Counsel to Esperi Care and its majority owners Danske Bank, SEB, and Ilmarinen in the acquisition of the majority of Esperi Care’s shares by Triton Smaller Mid Cap Fund II advised by Triton.
Value not public.
Counsel to Esperi Care and its majority owners
Digital 9 Infrastructure plc (Buyer), Pontos Oy, Taaleri Datacenter Ky, other sellers (Sellers), Ficolo Oy (Target)
Sale of Ficolo Oy to Digital 9 Infrastructure plc
EUR 135 million
Counsel to Pontos Oy, Taaleri Datacenter Ky, and other sellers
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)
Landis+Gyr (Buyer), Telia Finland (Seller), Telia AMR Business (Target)
Telia Finland’s sale of Telia AMR Business to Landis+Gyr
Value not public
Counsel to Telia Finland (Seller)
Altia Plc, Arcus ASA
Merger of Altia Plc and Arcus ASA to form Anora Group
Preliminary aggregated annual revenue EUR 640 million
Lead counsel to Altia Plc
Memberships and Positions of Trust
- Member of the Finnish Bar Association
- Member of the Finnish Competition Law Association
- Member of the Finnish Association for European Law
- Member of the Finnish Public Procurement Association
Education and Professional Background
- Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2020
- Senior Associate/Associate, Merilampi Attorneys, 2016–2020
- LL.M., University of Amsterdam (European Competition Law and Regulation), 2016
- Research Officer, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority, 2014–2015
- Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2014