Helena advises clients in various competition law and regulatory matters, including investigations and compliance. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, she gained several years of experience as a legal counsel in the public sector both in Finland and Sweden specialising in competition litigation, regulatory matters, and competition law infringement investigations. In addition to her legal education, Helena has a post-graduate diploma in economics for competition law from King’s College London.
Helena is currently on secondment.
Otava Ltd, Alma Media Corporation
Otava Ltd's mandatory public tender offer for Alma Media Corporation
EUR 523.7 million
Counsel to Otava Ltd
Uponor Corporation (target), Georg Fischer Ltd (buyer)
Counsel to Uponor Corporation in the recommended public cash tender offer by Georg Fischer Ltd to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Uponor Corporation.
EUR 2.1 billion
Counsel to Uponor Corporation
A consortium consisting of Security Trading, Fennogens Investments, Corbis, and Bain Capital (buyer), Caverion Oyj (Target)
Counsel to the offeror consortium consisting of Security Trading, Fennogens Investments, Corbis, and Bain Capital in the recommended public cash tender offer for all shares in Caverion Oyj.
EUR 955 million
Counsel to the offeror consortium consisting of Security Trading, Fennogens Investments, Corbis, and Bain Capital
Telia Finland (Seller) and AddSecure (Buyer)
Telia Finland’s divestment of Telia Alerta business to AddSecure
Value not public
Counsel to Seller/Telia Finland
Valmet Corporation, Alfa Laval AB, Neles Corporation
Counsel to Valmet Corporation in the EUR 1.73 bn public tender offer dated 13 July 2020 by Alfa Laval AB for all shares in Neles Corporation and the subsequent increase by Valmet of its shareholding in Neles to 29.5 %. Alfa Laval decided not to complete its offer on 3 November 2020.
EUR 1.73 billion
Counsel to Valmet Corporation
Exilion Tuuli (Buyer), St1 (Seller)
Exilion Tuuli's transaction whereby Exilion Tuuli acquired the wind power production and development business of St1
Value not public
Counsel to Exilion Tuuli
Counsel to Nordea Life in a competition law compliance matter.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj (target), a consortium consisting of Ahlström Capital, Bain Capital Private Equity, Viknum and Belgrano Inversiones (buyer)
Recommended public cash tender offer for all shares in Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj by Spa Holdings 3 Oy
Approximately EUR 2.1 billion
Counsel to the consortium
Series of compliance trainings for Nordea in the area of competition law and compliance.
Memberships and Positions of Trust
- Member of the Finnish Competition Law Association
- Member of the Licence Committee of Football Association of Finland
Education and Professional Background
- Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman 2020–
- Legal Counsel, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, 2016–2019
- Legal Counsel, the Finnish Communication Regulatory Authority, 2015–2016
- Legal Counsel, the Finnish Defence Forces, Defence Command Legal Division, 2014–2015
- Post-graduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law, King’s College London, 2012
- Senior Research Officer/Research Officer, the Finnish Competition Authority, 2008–2014
- Master of Laws, the University of Helsinki, 2010
- Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, 2008