‘Hannes Snellman has a vast and highly praised dispute resolution practice,…Mika Savola is one of the key figures in this field. He has long-standing experience in litigation and also frequently acts as arbitrator. Clients appreciate his breadth of knowledge and scientific approach to complex disputes…The reputation of Antti Järvinen is rapidly increasing in this field. He heads the firm's construction disputes team,…Antti Heikinheimo is the practice's senior figure, bringing decades of dispute resolution experience to the team alongside his strength in restructuring and insolvency…Ulla Vuokila is highly respected by interviewees, especially for her work in white-collar crime litigation.’
“Hannes Snellman Attorneys at Law Ltd provides ‘high-quality service, sensible advice and reasonable value for money’. Its lawyers are ‘among the best litigators in Finland’. Practice head Mika Savola, ‘a great character and a great lawyer’ who always ‘thinks one step ahead of the competition’… Antti Järvinen is also recommended.”
'Mika Savola is one of the key figures in this field. He has long-standing experience in litigation and also frequently acts as arbitrator. Clients appreciate his breadth of knowledge and approach to complex disputes. The reputation of Antti Järvinen is rapidly increasing in this field. He heads the firm's construction disputes team...Antti Heikinheimo is the practice's senior figure, bringing decades of dispute resolution experience to the team alongside his strength in restructuring and insolvency. Ulla Vuokila is highly respected by interviewees, especially for her work in white-collar crime litigation.'
'‘Clearly one of the best’...‘very professional’ team maintains a broad practice. Practice head Mika Savola is ‘analytical and straight to the point’, and Antti Järvinen ‘keeps the momentum despite turning every stone’.'
'Team leader Mika Savola is superb in arbitration, and is deemed "one of the most skilful lawyers in this field in Finland." Antti Järvinen is seen as "an extremely talented younger lawyer." Well-respected Antti Heikinheimo is a long-standing leader in arbitration, and is now doing a considerable amount of ADR work. Ulla Vuokila is a talented practitioner who focuses on white-collar defence work.'
Chambers Global 2012
"The heavyweight ‘commercial’ and ‘analytical’ team, led by Mika Savola, works effectively with cross-border colleagues on major international disputes as well as domestic headliners."
Chambers Europe, 2011
'This leading commercial firm offers a […] strong dedicated dispute resolution team, which attracts a premium clientele and handles many of the country's key cases. Clients come both from the domestic market and abroad, and include Wärtsilä, Orion, Lemminkäinen, SWECO and Componenta. Large construction disputes have recently comprised a significant portion of the team's workload. It represented Neste Oil in a EUR120 million domestic ad hoc arbitration proceeding, and represented a significant project management contractor against a housing investor in a case exceeding EUR10 million. “I have been impressed by their knowledge and by how up to date and well informed they are,” reported one interviewee. Mika Savola is in charge of the litigation team and is described by peers as “extremely experienced, especially with international cases.” Antti Heikinheimo has traditionally focused on ADR and insolvency litigation. He is a well-established figure, of whom commentators say: “He may not be as active as previously, but he remains an excellent and well-known name in the market.” New partner Antti Järvinen is praised for his courtroom skills, and has taken a lead role in many of the firm’s standout cases of late. Ulla Vuokila “has gained more of a profile recently,” say peers. She is particularly recommended for white-collar crime cases, arbitration and commercial litigation.'
'Antti Heikinheimo's vast and varied experience includes numerous appearances in cross-border arbitration and litigation cases, where he has represented both Finnish and foreign companies in proceedings before domestic and international courts. Recognised by peers as one of the leading experts in ADR, he is a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and is a CEDR-accredited mediator. Mika Savola is one of the leading figures in the domestic market and maintains a strong presence in international arbitration. As a member of the Swedish and Swiss arbitration associations and the LCIA, he is one of this firm’s most valuable assets when it comes to cross-border issues, say peers. Antti Järvinen, a specialist in construction and engineering disputes, “is a very skilled lawyer and very pleasant to work with,” report peers. Järvinen is frequently involved in international matters and is a member of the Swedish Arbitration Association and the LCIA. Ulla Vuokila is hailed as an experienced specialist in white-collar crime cases and commerical disputes. She is a trusted specialist in securities market offences.'
Chambers Global 2011