A Japanese internet and telecommunications company SoftBank Corp. and a Japanese gaming company GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. have acquired a 51 per cent stake in Supercell Oy, a Finnish online gaming company. The Hannes Snellman team, led by partner Tuire Kuronen, together with Outi Raitasuo, Heidi Haanpää, Jesper Kostiainen, Johanna Haltia-Tapio, Erkko Korhonen and Johannes Husa, acted as Finnish counsel to Softbank and GungHo in this USD 1.5 billion deal.
Saxo Bank sells Saxo Properties to Aberdeen Asset Management
Saxo Bank, a leading international investment bank located in Denmark, has sold Saxo Properties to Aberdeen Asset Management Denmark.
A number of prime properties in the Copenhagen area are comprised by the transaction which makes Aberdeen Asset Management one of the leading property companies in Denmark.
Hannes Snellman acted as legal counsel to Saxo Bank.
Anna-Maria Tamminen, a Senior Associate in our Disputes Resolution practice has been selected as one of the four new co-Chairs of Young International Arbitration Group attached to London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) for a three-year term.
Hannes Snellman acts as Finnish Counsel to Microsoft Corporation in its EUR 5.44 billion acquisition of Nokia Devices & Services. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia's shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.
Heineken International B.V. has on 23 August completed the sale of Oy Hartwall Ab to Royal Unibrew A/S (value approximately EUR 470 million). Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Heineken.
Hannes Snellman acted as lead counsel to Ahlstrom Corporation when Munksjö AB and Ahlstrom Corporation agreed that Ahlstrom will demerge its Label and Processing business area, and combine it with Munksjö, forming a new company Munksjö Oyj, now listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The signing was in August 2012 and closing in May 2013. Hannes Snellman acted as lead counsel to Munksjö Oyj in the IPO.
It is our honour to inform, that Antti Heikinheimo, our partner in the Dispute Resolution group in Helsinki, has been awarded the honorary title “Laamanni”. This honorary title is awarded by the President of the Republic of Finland to very select, highly distinguished attorneys or other lawyers.
Senior Partner, Hannes Snellman