As part of Hannes Snellman’s Corporate Social Responsibility work, the firm has again this year decided to donate funds for different charity causes.
Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Patria Oyj in its acquisition of 26.8 % of the shares in Patria from Airbus Group. After the transaction the State of Finland will be the sole shareholder in Patria.
Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to AXA Real Estate in its acquisition of a prime CBD office property with an underlying property value of approx. MEUR 65 from a fund managed by Exilion Capital Oy.
Swedish Real Estate & Construction specialist Safa Mahmoudi and Finnish Dispute Resolution specialist Kimmo Heikkinen become partners in Hannes Snellman on 1 January 2015
Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Valedo on its divestment of Perten Instruments to PerkinElmer. Perten Instruments is a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments for quality control of food, grain, flour and feed.
Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Ratos in its acquisition of Ledil Oy from the company founders. Ledil is a leading global player in secondary optics for LED lighting.
Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to DIBS Payment Services in the public takeover offer for the shares in DIBS made by Nets Holding A/S. Nets offers SEK 82.50 per share in DIBS. The offer represents a premium of 45 per cent compared to the closing share price the last trading day before the announcement of the offer. The offer values DIBS to SEK 790 million.
The Executive Board of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) has appointed Markus Manninen to the IBU Anti-Doping Hearing Panel for a four-year term.
When it appears that the IBU Anti-Doping Rules have been violated in connection with IBU testing or testing at an international event, the case will be assigned to the IBU Anti-Doping Hearing Panel for adjudication. Decisions of the Panel may be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Heikki Vesikansa joins Hannes Snellman to head our transaction structuring practice in Helsinki. He advises our clients in tax structuring of investments, divestments, and joint ventures. Heikki has had a key role in preparing structuring analyses and assessing tax considerations in various private and public M&A matters as well as in equity and debt capital market transactions. He has also defended clients' tax structures in courts, including advice on recent successful high-profile tax cases at the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court.
Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Sanitec Corporation in the public takeover offer of the shares in Sanitec made by Geberit. Sanitec has only been listed on NASDAQ Stockholm since December 2013. The total value of the offer amounts to SEK 9,700 million and the price represents a premium of 41.9 per cent compared to the volume-weighted average share price over the previous 30 calendar days. The offer has been well received by the market and the Sanitec share price has increased by 53 per cent during the morning.