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Hannes Snellman Ranked at the Top in Chambers Europe 2018

12 March 2018

Hannes Snellman has once again been ranked at the top in its key focus areas in the recently published Chambers Europe 2018 Edition. Several of our key experts were also ranked as individuals.
Please find below a selection of the client quotes:

Banking & Finance

Partner Markus Bremer is described "highly intelligent, extremely service-minded and business-oriented," adding that "he always takes good care of the customer and finds solutions in difficult situations." Partner Henrik Mattson is praised for his "solid performance," adding: "He is quickly accessible and provides professional advice in a swift manner." Partner Maria Neovius has "excellent commercial awareness and project co-ordination skills." Interviewees appreciate Partner Fredrik Olsson to be "commercial, available at short notice and effective.” Clients highlight Partner Paula Röttorp for her technical skills and her pragmatic approach.

Capital Markets

Sources say that Partner Klaus Ilmonen is "responsive, pragmatic and easy to work with. He is also extremely experienced and knowledgeable so he really ticks all the boxes." "Klaus is a clear professional in all aspects: technical knowledge, commercial awareness, effectiveness and client service." The "experienced" Partner Sören Lindström offers considerable equity capital markets expertise, advising clients on a broad range of transactions. Sources say that Partner Sonja Siggberg is "a skilled capital markets lawyer," adding: "She is proactive and has a good, client-friendly approach."

Competition/European Law

A client would "100% recommend" Partner Peter Forsberg due to his ability to provide "clear" advice which sets out the client's position "in black and white." Partner Mikko Huimala is praised for his ability to communicate: "He quickly understood the nature of my needs and prepared exactly what I needed, including the legal conclusions, without using too much space for detailed legal complexities." Sources describe Specialist Partner Mika Pohjonen as "the man for public procurement." Clients note that Partner Mikael Wahlbeck "has a strong legal background."


Senior Partner Johan Aalto is “very experienced, solution-driven and easy to deal with.” Partner Mikko Heinonen is the firm's managing partner in Helsinki and clients enthuse that “he is very analytical.” and “he is well connected and aware of developments in the local market.” Partner Sören Lindström is respected as a "successful lawyer in the transaction market." Partner Sten Olsson’s client highlights that “he makes clear and concrete recommendations which take commercial perspectives into account.” An increasingly strong presence in the market, Partner Riikka Rannikko is noted as “a true expert in the field of disclosure requirements.” Clients appreciate her dedication: “She is very pragmatic, works extremely hard and provides excellent advice.”

Dispute Resolution

Partner Kimmo Heikkinen is commended by sources as a “good and reliable lawyer.” Pre-eminent litigator, Partner Antti Järvinen is hailed by clients for his “very good knowledge and experience of key judicial points and business practices.” Partner Anna-Maria Tamminen stands out for being “very well versed in international disputes and arbitration.” Clients also appreciate her “quick response times” and ability to “listen to the client.”


Specialist Partner Johanna Haltia-Tapio gets remarks that she is "very easy to approach and gives clear answers."

Public Procurement

Partner Joakim Lavér has an excellent reputation for his work, market sources value that "he's very experienced: he knows exactly what's important in a case and he gets to the point fast."

Real Estate

Clients benefit from Partner Juha Lindström's "long and useful experience in property-related M&A." Partner Tapio Teräkivi is an experienced real estate adviser who stands out to clients as a "knowledgeable" practitioner who "works very effectively and reverts swiftly."


Counsel Jan Lilius is noted to be "an experienced insolvency lawyer who has a problem-solving approach to every matter."


Partner Heikki Vesikansa combines "really good technical knowledge and friendly customer service."


Managing Associate Erkko Korhonen is valued as a “highly effective and driven” adviser. Partner Jesper Nevalainen provides “good client service and technical knowledge.”