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Castrén & Snellman continues to field a market-leading real estate and construction practice. Recent work includes advising Hemsö Fastighets on its acquisition of a healthcare and senior care property portfolio worth approximately €100m. Practice head Matias Wallgren has two decades of experience and is highly recommended for environmental law issues. Counsel Rami Laatsalo joined from Krogerus in 2014.

Krogerus advised Sveafastigheter Fund III on a cross-border deal which saw properties worth €124m sold to Swedish property company Trophi Fastighets. Team head Samuli Palin is highly recommended.

Roschier advised UBS Real Estate on the sale of four office buildings for €64m. Other work highlights included representing Trevian Care I in the divestment of a portfolio worth €100m, and advising Allianz Real Estate on the acquisition of a 50% interest in Kamppi Shopping Centre in Helsinki. Practice head Mika Alanko is recommended.

Avance Attorneys Ltd advised Sanoma Corporation on the sale of its largest office building in Helsinki to Deka Immobilien for €176m. Christoffer Charpentier heads the team, which includes Mathias Lindqvist.

Borenius advised Technopolis on its €78m acquisition of the Falcon Business Park from a fund managed by Aberdeen Asset Management. Christian Fogelholm is ‘extremely skilled, intelligent and deal-driven’, and Casper Herler is recommended for environmental issues.

Antti Aaltonen heads Dittmar & Indrenius’ real estate, construction and environment practice group, and has extensive experience in matters ranging from large-scale real estate transactions to lease arrangements and construction. The firm advises clients such as McDonald’s and IKEA on an ongoing basis.

Hannes Snellman acted for APG Asset Management on its acquisition of approximately 22.8% of the shares in SATO from Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company. The highly regarded Tapio Teräkivi is ‘a tough negotiator’. Juha Lindström is also recommended.

Teemu Kauttu heads the team at Merilampi. Recent work includes representing Niam AB in the acquisition of Pöyry’s head office. Jani Ylä-Autio is also recommended.

At Bird & Bird, team head Jaakko Hietala advises lenders, investors and borrowers on real estate transactions. Clients include Esperi Care, a leading elderly and healthcare service provider in Finland, and HYY Group, a significant real estate property owner.

Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd assisted Gasum with land use and environmental law issues, as well as real estate formation matters relating to a gas pipeline from the Gulf of Finland to Estonia. Mikko Erkkilä and Kari Marttinen are recommended.

JB Eversheds advised a property investment company on a preliminary agreement regarding the sale and leaseback of a large office and educational building in Helsinki. Ilmo Korpelainen and Petri Keskitalo were both promoted to the partnership in May 2014.

Magnusson recently advised St1 Energy on several real estate transactions, leases and planning matters. Kenneth Itäinen and Mika Laapotti joined from in-house positions, and Sirkka Terho was promoted to the partnership in April 2014.

Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Ltd is advising new client Riikinvoima on all aspects of the new 50MW waste-to-energy power plant construction project. Juho Lönnblad and Marja Norrena are recommended.

White & Case LLP is representing Union Investment Real Estate in its acquisition of the Helsinki headquarters of Finnish forest industry company UPM. Practice head Timo Airisto is recommended.

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