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Environment, Energy and Infrastructure Expert Klaus Metsä-Simola Joins Hannes Snellman as Counsel

Klaus Metsä-Simola has joined Hannes Snellman as a counsel. Klaus has cutting-edge environmental law expertise and has been involved in a wide range of energy, infrastructure and natural resources related projects. Klaus’ particular focal area is wind power and he has in-depth regulatory know-how and practical experience in this field. He has had an active role in numerous infrastructure projects ranging from waterways to harbours and road networks.

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Valedo Partners Fund II AB in its majority investment in Joe & the Juice A/S

Valedo, an independent Swedish private equity group investing in high-quality small/mid cap companies in the Nordic region, has made a majority investment in Joe & the Juice A/S. Joe & the Juice is a modern health-focused juice bar chain founded in 2002 based in Copenhagen with approximately 50 juice bars in Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the UK. The company has in recent years shown strong organic growth and currently has a turnover of around DKK 200 million and ~350 employees.

Tapio Teräkivi Joins Hannes Snellman as a New Partner as of 18 November 2013

We are pleased to announce that Tapio Teräkivi joins Hannes Snellman as a new partner, as of 18 November 2013. Tapio has extensive experience of real estate transactions, development projects, as well as sale and leaseback arrangements. Tapio works with a wide range of clients, including numerous institutional investors, multinational and Nordic industrials and real estate developers. In addition to substantial experience of the real estate sector, Tapio also has solid energy sector expertise. Tapio is highly ranked by international legal business ranking publications.

Hannes Snellman acted as Finnish counsel to SoftBank Corp. and GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. in their USD 1.5 billion acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in Supercell Oy

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.

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Saxo Bank in its sale of Saxo Properties

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 selected as new co-Chair of Young International Arbitration Group attached to LCIA

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 in its EUR 5.44 Billion Acquisition of Nokia Devices & Services

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.

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