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Leading individuals

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Castrén & Snellman acted for OP Financial Group on one of the largest real estate transactions to date in Finland, concerning the construction of the REDI shopping centre and parking facilities in Helsinki. Other clients include StreamTec Solutions AG and OP Financial Group. Department head Matias Wallgren is highly recommended.

Krogerus is esteemed for its transactional real estate work. The firm is representing SRV Group in the ongoing REDI shopping centre project, and advised Veritas Pension Insurance Company on its disposal of the Sola Business Valley in Espoo. Department head Samuli Palin is recommended, and Marcus Möllerpossesses business acumen as well as industry knowledge’.

Roschier advised Deka Immobilien on its acquisition of a health and wellbeing centre development and a Helsinki office building. Further clients include Cordea Savills and Nordic Real Estate Partners. Mika Alanko is a key contact.

Avance Attorneys Ltd acted for EQ Finnish Real Estate on the €48m acquisition of retail property leased to Kesko from a fund managed by Nordic Real Estate Partners. Christopher Charpentier has a ‘pragmatic approach and suggests practical solutions’. Mathias Lindqvist is also recommended.

Borenius advised SRV on the development and sale of Niittykumpu Metro Centre, and acted for Ness, Risan & Partners on the €120m sale and leaseback of a Finnish logistics property portfolio. Christian Fogelholm and specialist partner Saara Paronen are well regarded.

Dittmar & Indrenius is led by Antti Aaltonen, whose team provides continuous legal assistance relating to all of Specsavers Finland’s leases. The firm also advised Finnfeeds Finland on the renewal of a lease arrangement for an industrial site. Other clients include Ikea and Axa Real Estate.

Hannes Snellman has specialist experience in Swedish and Russian real estate cases. It recently acted as lead counsel for Ilmarinen and AMF concerning the leaseback of a portfolio of retail properties in Sweden and Finland worth €652m. Practice head Tapio Teräkivi is highly recommended.

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd represented Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company in its €93m sale of EY Finland’s head office to Unilmmo. Other clients include Skanska and Niam. Jani Ylä-Autio is noted for his ‘broad industry knowledge’.

Asianajotoimisto DLA Piper Finland Oy acted as Finnish counsel to Cordea Savills Invest in the acquisition and financing of 15 Nordic companies by the Nordic Logistics Fund. Other clients include Holiday Club Resorts and Prime Development. Sanna Pajusalo heads the practice.

Bird & Bird continued to work on several real estate transactions as well as construction and development projects for clients including HYY Group and Esperi Care. Jaakko Hietala is department head and has experience in real estate transactions.

Eversheds Attorneys Ltd advised Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Company on its sale of a property portfolio consisting of 28 residential properties in 15 locations to OP-Rental Yield Fund. Other clients include Realia Group and Delete Group.

Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd acted as legal counsel for Finavia on the development of Helsinki-Vantaa airport, valued at €900m. The firm also advised Auratum Assunot Helsinki on the sale of two historic barracks. Practice co-head Jari Tuomala is recommended alongside senior associate and rising star Antti Rikala.

Magnusson is advising Dunlop Fiflex on a property development involving the acquisition of land and building contract negotiations. Other clients include St1 and Accunia. Kenneth Itäinen left the firm in 2015.

Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Ltd specialises in construction and energy projects, and is providing construction and real estate advice to the New Children’s Hospital project. Aimo Halonen is praised for his industry knowledge and reliability. The well-regarded Juho Lönnblad was promoted to partner in early 2015.

White & Case LLP’s Swedish office provides a comprehensive Nordic region offering. Tanja Törnkvist is a key figure for real estate financing, and Timo Airisto has experience in cross-border real estate mandates.

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