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Emma Niemistö

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Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

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Real Estate and Construction


Emma Niemistö specialises in construction and real estate matters. Her practice is particularly focused on demanding construction and project law assignments. She has broad experience in negotiating and drafting complex project agreements, providing risk management advice during construction and dispute resolution.

Emma has advised clients on major infrastructure, property development and industrial construction endeavours, on construction management and alliance contracting, and on prominent Finnish public private partnerships (PPP). She regularly represents key players in the construction industry in disputes both in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

In addition to her law degree, Emma has earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Economics and Management from the Helsinki University of Technology. She has authored books on construction management contracting and contractors’ guarantee liabilities, and is a sought-after lecturer on topics related to construction law and dispute management.

Emma heads Merilampi's Real Estate and Construction practice group.


Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2017 –, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd., 2009 – 2016, RIL Conciliation Ltd., 2007 – 2009, NCC Construction Ltd., 2004 – 2009


Finnish, English, Swedish, German


Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, Finnish Arbitration Association, International Bar Association (IBA), International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), Young Arbitration Club Finland (YAC), The Association of Finnish Lawyers


Master of Science (Construction Economics and Management), Helsinki University of Technology, 2007; Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Helsinki, 2010; Attorney-at-Law 2014


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd is defending Fujitsu Finland in a contractual dispute with the City of Espoo. Jussi Ikonen heads the practice, which recently gained Teemu Taxell from Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law. Emma Niemistö is recommended for construction-related disputes.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

At¬†Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, construction expert¬†Emma Niemist√∂¬†advised Venator on the ‚ā¨400m rebuilding of its pigment plant following a fire; other transactional work for the department includes¬†assisting Niam with the¬†‚ā¨150m sale of an office property portfolio. Aberdeen Real Estate Fund Finland, YIT and Skanska are also clients.¬†Jani Yl√§-Autio¬†heads the practice and specialises in transactional work.

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