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Hannes Snellman Strengthens Its Competition & Procurement Practice

15 November 2017

We are strengthening our Tier 1 Competition & Procurement team with a lateral partner recruitment – Mikko Huimala joins Hannes Snellman.

Mikko Huimala has extensive experience in competition and regulatory matters, and he advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including compliance matters, proceedings before the competition authorities and courts as well as merger control. He is also highly experienced in regulatory matters, particularly in the telecommunications and energy sectors. Prior to joining private practice in 2006, Mikko gained experience of investigating cartel and other competition law infringement cases in the national competition authority. Mikko has a post-graduate diploma in competition law economics from King’s College London. He is the president of the Finnish Competition Law Association and is ranked in both Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers. Mikko Huimala joins Hannes Snellman from DLA Piper in Helsinki where he has been a partner and the head of Competition and Regulatory.

Competition law aspects have become increasingly complex and important for our clients’ transactions, commercial agreements, and day-to-day business practices. Mikko has excellent skills and capabilities in handling critical competition law issues, so we are delighted to welcome him to our partnership and our cross-border team,” says Mikael Wahlbeck, Head of Competition & Procurement in Helsinki.

It is a great honour to join Hannes Snellman's market leading competition practice. As the business environment is in a faster change than ever before, clients' demand for solid and practical competition advice in complex transactions and strategic decisions is ever increasing. Hannes Snellman's top-tier Nordic competition team is extremely well positioned to serve clients in their most demanding challenges. I am delighted to strengthen the team further with my extensive experience in both transactional and strategic competition law advisory," says Mikko Huimala.

Mikko Huimala, Partner

For further information, please contact:

Johanna Mattsson, Head of Client Relations, Helsinki
Mobile: +358 40 570 5995,