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Riikka Rannikko Appointed as Hannes Snellman’s Managing Partner in Helsinki

12 February 2019

Riikka Rannikko

The partners of Hannes Snellman have elected Riikka Rannikko as the new managing partner in Helsinki.

Riikka will enter into her new role during the spring and be part of Hannes Snellman’s Group Management Team alongside the firm’s managing partner in Stockholm, Paula Röttorp. Mikko Heinonen, who has been the managing partner in Helsinki since 2011, will continue to focus on public and private M&A, equity issues, general securities regulation, and governance matters.

Riikka Rannikko joined Hannes Snellman in 1998 and became a partner in 2006. She regularly acts for both listed and non-listed companies on a wide range of private and public M&A transactions and advises clients on corporate, governance, securities market, and compliance matters. Following her appointment, Riikka will continue her normal client practice, in line with Hannes Snellman’s principle of all partners actively engaging in client work.

We are delighted to be able to appoint Riikka as the managing partner in Helsinki. Our firm has recently embarked on implementing a new strategy, and Riikka has precisely the right experience and skill-set to lead the way successfully. She is both highly appreciated by our clients and truly dedicated to contributing to our firm being an empowering environment for our professionals,” says Richard Åkerman, Chairman of the Board of Hannes Snellman, and continues: “The firm is also extremely grateful for Mikko Heinonen’s contribution as the managing partner in Helsinki. The Helsinki office has seen a great development and growth, much thanks to Mikko’s dedicated efforts, in addition to which Mikko’s role in implementing the principle of one firm to the benefit of our clients has been paramount.”

I am honoured and very inspired to take on the new role of managing partner in Helsinki, in the firm where I have had the invaluable opportunity to learn with and serve the best throughout the years. Our new strategy with concrete cornerstones provides an excellent platform to successfully continue developing and leading Hannes Snellman as the number one choice for both clients and our professionals in the quickly evolving, complex, and competitive environment requiring a pragmatic approach and dedication,” says Riikka Rannikko.


For further information, please contact:

Richard Åkerman, tel: +46 760 000 005

Riikka Rannikko, tel: +358 9 2288 4270