People

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki

Tuire specialises in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions, with an emphasis on complex strategic deals, joint venture structures and long-term contractual arrangements between industrials. She has also significant experience in private equity and corporate advisory work, and special industry expertise within forestry and telecommunication sectors.

In 2007–2009, Tuire worked as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, and she is also a member of the New York Bar (since 2008).

Tuire is a frequent lecturer at the firm’s client events and internal education programs in topics relating to transactions and corporate and contract law.


References

Parties

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (Buyer), shareholders of Pro Farm Technologies Oy (Sellers), Pro Farm Technologies Oy (Target)

Transaction

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., an international leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, acquired Pro Farm Technologies Oy, a Finnish agriculture technology company supplying nutrient and biostimulant technology and products

Deal Value

USD 31.8 million

Role

Counsel to Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Riikka Kuha

Riikka Kuha

Senior Associate | Helsinki
riikka.kuha@hannessnellman.com
Tero Pikkarainen

Tero Pikkarainen

Associate | Helsinki
tero.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com
Matias Moberg

Matias Moberg

Associate | Helsinki
matias.moberg@hannessnellman.com
Pauliina Sutinen

Pauliina Sutinen

Associate | Helsinki
pauliina.sutinen@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Johan Hägerström

Johan Hägerström

Managing Associate | Helsinki
johan.hagerstrom@hannessnellman.com
Panu Siitonen

Panu Siitonen

Partner | Helsinki
panu.siitonen@hannessnellman.com
Beata-Maria Pippingsköld

Beata-Maria Pippingsköld

Senior Associate | Helsinki
bea.pippingskold@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com
Heidi Kärki

Heidi Kärki

Senior Associate | Helsinki
heidi.karki@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Noora Britschgi

Noora Britschgi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
noora.britschgi@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Kesko Corporation, Kesko Pension Fund, Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy

Transaction

A series of transactions, whereby Ilmarinen, Kesko, and Kesko Pension Fund, among other things, dissolve their joint ownership of Kruunuvuoren Satama and Ilmarinen acquires all 3,438,885 Kesko A shares held by Kruunuvuoren Satama.

Deal Value

EUR 164 million

Role

Counsel to Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Kesko Corporation, Kesko Pension Fund, and Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Ilmonen

Klaus Ilmonen

Partner, Doctor of Laws | Helsinki
klaus.ilmonen@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Heinonen

Mikko Heinonen

Senior Partner | Helsinki
mikko.heinonen@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Counsel | Helsinki
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner | Helsinki
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com
Tero Pikkarainen

Tero Pikkarainen

Associate | Helsinki
tero.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Cherry Ventures Management GmbH (Buyer), Chief Chief Technologies Oy/Speechgrinder (Target)

Transaction

Counsel to Cherry Ventures Management GmbH in its investment and purchase of shares in Chief Chief Technologies Oy/Speechgrinder, a developer of voice technology software and application programming interface

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Cherry Ventures Management GmbH

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Iiris Ikkelä

Iiris Ikkelä

Associate | Stockholm
iiris.ikkela@hannessnellman.com
Tero Pikkarainen

Tero Pikkarainen

Associate | Helsinki
tero.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Erkko Korhonen

Erkko Korhonen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erkko.korhonen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Nexit Ventures (Seller), Ekahau, Inc. (Target), Ookla (Buyer)

Transaction

Nexit Ventures' sale of shares of Ekahau to Ookla

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel for Nexit Ventures and Ekahau, Inc.

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Iiris Ikkelä

Iiris Ikkelä

Associate | Stockholm
iiris.ikkela@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Telia Company (Seller), Marginalen AB and Marginalen Bank Bankaktiebolag (Buyers), Sergel Group (Target)

Transaction

Telia Company's divestment of the Sergel Group to Marginalen AB and Marginalen Bank Bankaktiebolag

Deal Value

SEK 2,070 million (approx. EUR 222 million)

Role

Counsel to Telia Company

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Anniina Järvinen

Anniina Järvinen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
anniina.jarvinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

SoftBank Group Corporation (Seller), Tencent Holdings Limited (Buyer), Supercell (Target)

Transaction

SoftBank Group Corporation's and its affiliates' sale of all of their 72.2% stake in Supercell to an affiliate of Tencent Holdings Limited

Deal Value

Approx. USD 10.2 billion

Role

Counsel to SoftBank and its affiliates

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Kostiainen

Jesper Kostiainen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
jesper.kostiainen@hannessnellman.com
Markus Bremer

Markus Bremer

Partner | Helsinki
markus.bremer@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Uponor and Belkin International

Transaction

A joint venture to pioneer in the development of intelligent water sensing and conservation technology for buildings in the U.S. and Europe.

Deal Value

USD 50 million

Role

Counsel to Uponor

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Heinonen

Mikko Heinonen

Senior Partner | Helsinki
mikko.heinonen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Siitonen

Panu Siitonen

Partner | Helsinki
panu.siitonen@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Kostiainen

Jesper Kostiainen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
jesper.kostiainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Veolia, Neste and Borealis

Transaction

A transaction creating a JV with Neste and Borealis to build a new combined heat and power plant and produce and supply steam and other utilities to Neste's refinery and Borealis' petrochemical plant in Porvoo, Finland

Deal Value

Approximately EUR 350 million

Role

Counsel to Veolia

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Majamaa

Heikki Majamaa

Counsel | Helsinki
heikki.majamaa@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com
Anna-Maria Tamminen

Anna-Maria Tamminen

Partner | Helsinki
anna-maria.tamminen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (Buyer), Sponda Plc and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Sellers), Certeum Corporation (Target)

Transaction

Sale of the majority stake of 57.5% of all shares in Certeum

Deal Value

Approximately EUR 500 million

Role

Counsel to Certeum Corporation and its Board of Directors

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Summit Partners (Buyer), Retail Logistics Excellence - RELEX Oy and certain shareholders of RELEX (Seller), Retail Logistics Excellence - RELEX Oy (Target)

Transaction

Summit Partners' acquisition of a EUR 20 million minority stake in RELEX, a Finnish provider of supply chain software solutions for retailers

Deal Value

EUR 20 million

Role

Counsel to Summit Partners

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com

Parties

SoftBank (Buyer), Supercell (Target)

Transaction

SoftBank's acquisition of an additional 22.7% stake in Supercell, a Finnish online gaming company

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Finnish counsel to SoftBank

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Ilmarinen and AMF (Buyer), Kesko (Seller and Co-Investor), 40 retail properties in Finland and Sweden (Target)

Transaction

JV between Kesko, Ilmarinen and AMF concerning the sale and leaseback of a portfolio of 40 retail properties in Sweden and Finland. Kesko continues as an owner of the portfolio, with AMF, Ilmarinen and Kesko having equal shares in the portfolio going forward.

Deal Value

EUR 652 million

Role

Counsel to Ilmarinen and AMF

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com
Heini Aavaranta

Heini Aavaranta

Associate | Helsinki
heini.aavaranta@hannessnellman.com
Suvi-Tuuli Saarnio

Suvi-Tuuli Saarnio

Senior Associate | Helsinki
suvi-tuuli.saarnio@hannessnellman.com
Antti Antikainen

Antti Antikainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
antti.antikainen@hannessnellman.com

Rankings

  • Ranked as a Highly regarded lawyer in the 2018, 2019 & 2020 editions (Finland: M&A) of IFLR1000
  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions (Helsinki: Mergers and Acquisitions) of Best Lawyers®

Memberships and Positions of Trust

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association’s Corporate Law Legal Expert Team
  • Member of the New York Bar
  • Member of the Finnish Corporate Law Association (Suomen yhtiöoikeusyhdistys ry)

Education and Professional Background

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2012-present
  • Foreign Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (New York), 2007–2008
  • LL.M. (Corporate), New York University School of Law, 2007
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2004-2012
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2000–2004
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2000
  • Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 1999–2000