Hannes Snellman Summer School is a two-day event featuring interactive workshops and lectures by practitioners from the legal, corporate, and academic world, as well as networking with other Nordic law students and experienced experts.

The third annual Hannes Snellman Summer School is approaching! The two-day event is aimed at Finnish and Swedish law students who are interested in networking with other Nordic students and lawyers as well as developing their legal skills.

The topic of this year’s Summer School is “Win-Win Situation”. The event will revolve around the lifespan of commercial contracts – from drafting and negotiating their terms and conditions to avoiding and resolving disputes arising from them. The programme includes lectures and interactive workshops held by practitioners from the legal and corporate world who confront legal issues relating to contracts on a daily basis and who have experience of the strategic considerations behind the formulation and negotiation of contract terms. After the day programme, there will be several opportunities for the participants to socialise with the other students and Hannes Snellman employees.

Regardless of what legal area you will be working with in the future, contracts will surely be a part of it – which is why this is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your skills!

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for those who are selected for the programme and will be travelling from outside of Helsinki.

For whom: Hannes Snellman Summer School is aimed at Finnish and Swedish law students who have already completed at least two years of study. You do not need to have any previous studies on the topic in order to apply. We are looking for law students with a genuine interest in the topic!

When: 22-23 August 2019

Where: Hannes Snellman, Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki


Tuomo Heikkinen

Stora Enso

Marcus Lehtinen

Hannes Snellman

Tiina Lencioni


Jenny Lundberg

Hannes Snellman

Sten Olsson

Hannes Snellman

Martin Rifall

Hannes Snellman

Sarita Schröder

Hannes Snellman

Emma Swahne

Hannes Snellman

Tapio Teräkivi

Hannes Snellman


Thursday 22 August 2019

Arrival at Hannes Snellman’s Helsinki Office

Welcome and Lunch

Introduction to Contracts

Panel Discussion: Contracts in Practice

Workshop I: The Art of Drafting

Dinner & Drinks

Friday 23 August 2019

War Stories from the Business World

Negotiation Skills

Workshop II: A Game of Negotiations


Dispute Avoidance

Workshop III: Damage Control

Future of Contracts

Summer Night City at Hannes’s Rooftop Terrace