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Olli Mäkelä

Counsel

Olli practises in the Dispute Resolution Group. He represents clients in commercial disputes in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Olli has experience of disputes relating especially to the banking and real estate sectors, international trade, energy, construction, and M&A. In addition, Olli advises clients on insolvency law and is regularly involved with various enforcement measures, having particular experience with preliminary injunctions before state courts.


In addition to his experience at Hannes Snellman, Olli has trained on the bench at the District Court of Helsinki and worked with real estate transactions at another major law firm.


References

Counsel to a major Finnish listed corporation in an international multi-million ICC arbitration concerning alleged defective supply of machinery as well as related injunction and damages claim proceedings in several instances of national courts.

Markus Manninen

Markus Manninen

Partner
markus.manninen@hannessnellman.com
Ricardo Gomes

Ricardo Gomes

Senior Associate
ricardo.gomes@hannessnellman.com
Ella Hiltunen

Ella Hiltunen

Senior Associate
ella.hiltunen@hannessnellman.com
Olli Mäkelä

Olli Mäkelä

Counsel
olli.makela@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Vanninen

Johanna Vanninen

Associate
johanna.vanninen@hannessnellman.com
Minna Mäenpää

Minna Mäenpää

Associate
minna.maenpaa@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

State of Finland and its Defence Forces

Transaction 

Counsel to the State of Finland and its Defence Forces in the project to procure a fighter aircraft system to replace its current fleet of 64 F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.

Deal value 

EUR 10 billion

Role 

Counsel to the State of Finland and its Defence Forces.

Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Maria Landtman

Maria Landtman

Partner
maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com
Katja Perätalo

Katja Perätalo

Partner
katja.peratalo@hannessnellman.com
Janna Pihanurmi

Janna Pihanurmi

Senior Associate
janna.pihanurmi@hannessnellman.com
Emmi Nuutila

Emmi Nuutila

Senior Associate
emmi.nuutila@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com
Markus Manninen

Markus Manninen

Partner
markus.manninen@hannessnellman.com
Olli Mäkelä

Olli Mäkelä

Counsel
olli.makela@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com
Antti Nyberg

Antti Nyberg

Partner
antti.nyberg@hannessnellman.com
Matias Moberg

Matias Moberg

Managing Associate
matias.moberg@hannessnellman.com
Anni Ollus

Anni Ollus

Senior Legal Assistant
anni.ollus@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com
Jessica Riipi

Jessica Riipi

HR Assistant
jessica.riipi@hannessnellman.com

Represented a Finnish seller in a complex M&A purchase price dispute resolved in expert determination proceedings.

Represented a Swedish buyer in an M&A dispute against a Finnish seller.

Counsel to a Finnish manufacturer in a multi-million euro arbitration against a global supplier concerning the sale of raw materials.

Counsel to a large financial institution in several ongoing litigations.

Counsel to a Finnish company in a dispute relating to wind park development.

Represented a construction company in court proceedings against the company concerning alleged defects in the construction works of a shopping mall.

Represented two private persons in a complex shareholders' dispute.

Represented a multinational company in several medical product liability cases.

Represented an Asian-based company in complex cross-border arbitration proceedings against a Finnish company undergoing liquidation proceedings conducted under the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce.

Represented a Finnish company in a major contractual dispute against an insolvent foreign company.

Represented a Finnish construction company in court proceedings against three housing companies regarding the alleged liability of the founding shareholder.

Represented a major foreign bank in an insolvency-related complex cross-border dispute against foreign companies regarding enforcement of secured assets located in Finland in accordance with the Finnish Enforcement Act.

Assisted the public receiver nominated by the Bankruptcy Ombudsman in the bankruptcy of Kromipinta.

Counsel to YIT Corporation in a joint venture with Etera, Onvest and Fennia for the implementation of the Mall of Tripla and its parking facilities.


Publications

  • Article on pathological arbitration clauses in light of a recent Supreme Court decision, Edilex, 2023
  • Co-author of the Finnish Chapter in the Global Practice Guide: Litigation 2020 by Chambers & Partners

Education and Professional Background

  • Counsel, Hannes Snellman, 2024
  • Finnish Bar Association mediation training, 2022
  • FAI (Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce) Arbitration Academy, 2021
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2020
  • Trained on the Bench, District Court of Helsinki, 2018–2019
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2016-2020
  • Associate, Borenius Attorneys, 2015–2016
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki,  2015
  • Associate Trainee, Borenius Attorneys, 2015
  • Associate Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2014–2015
  • Exchange studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2013–2014

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