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Experienced Litigation and Investigation Expert Maija Päivinen Joins Hannes Snellman

24 August 2022

Maija Päivinen, an expert in criminal litigation and criminal and procedural law, has joined Hannes Snellman as counsel. Maija has extensive experience of criminal proceedings both as a prosecutor and through working as a senior officer in the Office of the Prosecutor General and a senior specialist in the Ministry of Justice. Maija has trained on the bench and acted as a referendary before the Helsinki Court of Appeal.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Maija has among other things acted as a prosecutor for nearly eight years, and she has had a leading role in a number of various types of court proceedings in the District Court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court. Maija is experienced in cases concerning protection of personal privacy and freedom of speech, discrimination, offences against democracy, administration of justice, public authorities and public order, money laundering, forgery, endangerment, fraud, data and communications offences, offences in office, and forfeiture.

We are extremely happy to welcome Maija to our versatile Dispute Resolution Team. Her in-depth experience of criminal proceedings, ranging from the investigative phase to trying a multitude of criminal matters before the Courts, is impressive. We believe her considerable experience, as well as her substantive knowledge, will bring true added value to our clients and our team. I am also pleased to say that in addition to her strong expertise, Maija is also a very energetic and easy-going person to work with”, says Anders Bygglin, Partner at Hannes Snellman’s Dispute Resolution Team.

I’m very excited to join Hannes Snellman and to become part of one of the most respected litigation practices in Finland. I look forward to working with all the other professionals in the firm and sharing my expertise and knowledge in the Finnish criminal justice system with the firm’s clients and my colleagues”, says Maija Päivinen.

Hannes Snellman’s dispute resolution practice has a long and proven track record of generating successful results for the Firm’s clients. We advise clients in their business disputes, regulatory investigations and cases of insolvency. We have a wealth of experience in domestic and cross-border litigation, ad hoc and administered arbitration proceedings as well as in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. With a focus on complex international cases, we provide a dedicated team of experts who litigate and arbitrate disputes across different business sectors and under a wide variety of jurisdictions in an efficient and result-oriented manner.


For further information, please contact:

Maija Päivinen
Tel. +358400 674 707

Anders Bygglin
+358 50 544 6451


Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 350 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.

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