Firm Profile > Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd > Helsinki, Finland

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd
ETELÄESPLANADI 12
00130 HELSINKI
Finland

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd represents clients in disputes ranging from large project claims to IT contract litigation, including employment and occupational health and safety matters. Arbitrator and employment litigator Annika Kiviharju jointly leads the team with Marja Norrena, who has extensive experience relating to commercial contract, damages and large construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Annika Kiviharju; Marja Norrena

Key clients

Vantaan seurakuntayhtymä / Vantaa Parish Union, Evangelic Lutheran church

Itim International Oy

Carea Sairaalat Oy

Cembrit Oy

Cembrit Production Oy

Kokkolan Energia Oy

Finland > Employment Tier 3

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd advises clients ranging from multinationals to smaller companies, as well as major public sector agencies. The practice is co-headed by Annika Kiviharju, who represents both employers and trade unions in litigation, and Marja Norrena, who is experienced in discrimination and occupational safety matters. The team also works on executive-level arbitrations, collective negotiations and the employment aspects of restructurings, as well as advising on day-to-day HR administration issues and contracts.

Practice head(s):

Annika Kiviharju; Marja Norrena

Key clients

Cembrit Production Oy

Tiketti Oy

Vitec ALMA Oy

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd is recognised for its strong renewable energy sector experience, handling matters including real estate registrations, planning work, zoning and mortgage procedures and financing arrangements. The practice also houses a litigation team, and the group advises a range of investors, constructors and real estate owners. Juho Lönnblad has significant risk management experience; he jointly heads up the department with Aimo Halonen, who regularly advises clients on environmental planning and zoning mandates.

Practice head(s):

Juho Lönnblad; Aimo Halonen

Testimonials

‘Personal relationship, extreme commitment joined with lengthy experience, insight and professional accuracy.’

‘Excellent knowledge of renewable energy related contracts and negotiations.’ 

‘Juho Lönnblad has taken our cases extremely seriously and committed his best abilities to work out our interests.’

‘Excellent co-operation and professional skills.’

Key clients

Lounavoima Oy

South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote)

Vantaan seurakuntayhtymä / Vantaa Parish Union, Evangelic Lutheran church

Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy

Aalto University Properties Ltd

SF Power Company

The City of Helsinki

Puhuri Oy

Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy

Finland > TMT Tier 3

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd provides advice on a wide range of TMT matters and acts for client roster spanning established companies and technology start-ups. Recent work has included drafting contracts and handling business negotiations, IT service agreements and outsourcing transactions. Jani Rantanen and Ville Vyyryläinen jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Jani Rantanen; Ville Vyyryläinen

Testimonials

‘Mäkitalo’s team have provided us with a fast and efficient screening of contracts and terms.’

Key clients

CCEA Oy

SoteDigi Oy

Luxus Advertising Limited

MAXA Holding Limited

Tramigo Ltd

Vitec ALMA Oy

Start-ups originating from the Maria01 start-up hub

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd is a key name for clients in the energy and infrastructure industries, and has niche expertise in the safety and security sector. The team primarily provides corporate advice, and has notably advised the Finnish Ministry of Finance. Ville Vyyryläinen and Jani Rantanen lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Ville Vyyryläinen; Jani Rantanen

Testimonials

‘The in-depth knowledge and readiness to act on any new unforeseen situations fast makes it stand out.’

‘Hands-on, pragmatic approach.’

‘I have trusted Mäkitalo and Jani Rantanen to be my adviser in a M&A deal on more than one occasion. I have liked their focus on identifying and solving problems in SPA and personal level agreements quickly and efficiently. Jani has a good grip on what is material and can communicate his views to the other side in a way that is easy for the other party to understand.’

Key clients

Ministry of Finance

SF Power Company

L2 Paloturvallisuus Oy

Straightforward Capital Fund Ky

Suomen Voima Oy (Finnish Power Ltd)

CCEA Oy

Luxus Advertising Limited

Vitec ALMA Oy (former ALMA Consulting Oy)

Porvoon Energia Oy – Borgå Energi Ab

Väistö Group Oy

Temet Oy

Koillis-Satakunnan Sähkö Oy

Nordic Biotech Group Oy

Puhuri Oy

Finland > EU and competition Tier 4

Aimo Halonen heads up the practice at Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd, which focuses on public procurement work arising from projects including hospitals and power plants. The team advises clients including public institutions, municipalities and church parishes, and is recommended for energy and construction sector companies.

Practice head(s):

Aimo Halonen

Key clients

Lounavoima Oy

Ministry of Finance

SoteDigi Oy

Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd is a Finnish attorneys-at-law firm established in 1989. Our main focus is on energy & natural resources, real estate & construction, public sector and on industrial customers. Our services include advisory on commercial contracts, corporate law, competition & anti-trust law, data protection matters, employment law, environmental law, intellectual property matters, compliance matters, mergers & acquisitions, real estate matters and legal due diligence as well as dispute resolution. Our 24 specialists are experienced lawyers with diverse backgrounds. We are committed to developing unique solutions for businesses of all sizes regardless of the duration or scope of the assignment.

Client-centricity:
The firm believes that the best results are created in close collaboration with its clients. Over the past few decades, a client-centric way of working has become the cornerstone of the firm’s operations. This approach enables it to form a comprehensive understanding of its clients’ business, and come up with solutions that best serve their interests in all situations.

Pragmatism:
The firm’s legal professionals combine their problem-solving skills with an efficient way of working. These traits help develop tailored solutions that support clients’ goals in all situations. The clients appreciate the firm’s pragmatic way of working and that it conducts work on their terms.

Areas of practice

Project advisory:
In addition to clearly defined assignments that concentrate on a single practice area, the firm assists clients with long-term projects, in which it appoints an advisor to help the client with all legal issues arising during the project’s lifespan. The person operates as a part of the client’s project team and offers legal expertise at each stage of the project. This approach is ideal for extensive real estate, construction and energy projects, where identifying threats early on can help clients mitigate risks and avoid unnecessary costs.

Banking and finance:
The firm advises on financing energy and construction projects.

Corporate advisory:
The firm provides advice on the preparation of mergers and acquisitions, capital investments, incentive schemes and partnership agreements.

Dispute resolution:
The firm’s dispute resolution team is regularly involved in high-profile litigation and major arbitration cases, both Finnish and international.

Employment:
The firm’s employment team provides advice in connection with all issues of employment law.

Energy and infrastructure:
The firm is specialised in construction and energy projects including the related environmental and real estate matters. It has extensive experience and references in the largest and most complex energy projects in Finland.

Environment:
The firm advises in legal matters related to land use, transactions and power plant projects.

EU and competition:
The firm assists contracting authorities in demanding and large-scale public procurement projects such as power plants, hospitals and regional planning and construction works.

Mergers and acquisitions:
The firm’s transaction services cover all legal aspects related to corporate and financing arrangements, from process planning to process conclusion and the management of post-transaction affairs.

Public procurement:
The firm assists buyers and service providers in all matters relating to public procurement, across all stages of the procurement process.

Real estate and construction:
The firm has advised clients in construction projects in over 30 countries. The firm’s clients include many major Finnish property investment firms, state and municipal operators and energy sector companies.

Start-ups:
The firm has advises start-ups and growth companies in all matters concerning founding a company and expanding its operations.

Technology and IPR:
The firm assists in protecting intellectual property, distribution, drawing up contracts and IP-related disputes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Juha Mäkitalo
Banking and finance Jani Rantanen
Banking and finance Ville Vyyryläinen
Corporate advisory Juha Mäkitalo
Corporate advisory Jani Rantanen
Corporate advisory Ville Vyyryläinen
Dispute resolution Annika Kiviharju
Dispute resolution Marja Norrena
Employment Annika Kiviharju
Employment Marja Norrena
Energy and infrastructure Aimo Halonen
Energy and infrastructure Juha Mäkitalo
Energy and infrastructure Ville Vyyryläinen
Environment Aimo Halonen
Environment Juha Mäkitalo
Environment Ville Vyyryläinen
Environment Juho Lönnblad
EU and competition Salla-Maaret Lamberg
Mergers and acquisitions Juha Mäkitalo
Mergers and acquisitions Jani Rantanen
Mergers and acquisitions Ville Vyyryläinen
Public procurement Aimo Halonen
Public procurement Salla-Maaret Lamberg
Real estate and construction Aimo Halonen
Real estate and construction Juho Lönnblad
Real estate and construction Juha Mäkitalo
Start-ups Jani Rantanen
Start-ups Ville Vyyryläinen
Technology and IPR Jani Rantanen
Technology and IPR Ville Vyyryläinen
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jussi Ekonen  photo Jussi Ekonen Jussi Ekonen specializes in energy and infrastructure sector assignments. Ekonen has extensive experience…
 Aimo Halonen  photo Aimo Halonen Aimo Halonen specializes in energy and infrastructure sector projects, including related procurement…
 Helena Kalmanlehto  photo Helena Kalmanlehto Helena Kalmanlehto specializes in commercial dispute resolution. Kalmanlehto’s dispute resolution assignments typically…
 Annika Kiviharju  photo Annika Kiviharju Annika Kiviharju specializes in dispute resolution and employment law. Kiviharju represents our…
 Rosa Lång  photo Rosa Lång Rosa Lång specializes in construction law, project management and various contracts. Lång…
 Juho Lönnblad  photo Juho Lönnblad uho Lönnblad specializes in real estate, construction and project law issues and…
 Salla-Maaret Lamberg  photo Salla-Maaret Lamberg Salla-Maaret Lamberg specializes in contract and commercial law, public procurement and the…
 Ida Lindfors  photo Ida Lindfors Ida Lindfors specializes in company and contract law. Lindfors assists our clients…
 Anniina Mäkikyrö  photo Anniina Mäkikyrö Anniina Mäkikyrö specializes in dispute resolution and employment law assignments. She assists…
 Juha Mäkitalo  photo Juha Mäkitalo Juha Mäkitalo specializes in acquisitions, financing and capital arrangements, as well as…
 Minna Marttiini  photo Minna Marttiini Minna Marttiini specializes in company law and corporate responsibility issues. Marttiini has…
 Jenni Miettinen  photo Jenni Miettinen Jenni Miettinen specializes in procurement preparation, drafting procurement contracts and procurement procedures.…
 Alisa Montonen  photo Alisa Montonen Alisa Montonen specializes in the drafting, negotiation and risk management of projects…
 Essi Niitynpää  photo Essi Niitynpää Essi Niitynpää specializes in real estate and construction, as well as company,…
 Anna Nikulina  photo Anna Nikulina Anna Nikulina specializes in company and employment law assignments as well as…
 Marja Norrena  photo Marja Norrena Marja Norrena specializes in litigation and arbitration. Norrena regularly works with large…
 Kerttu Pahta  photo Kerttu Pahta Kerttu Pahta’s areas of expertise include company law, environmental and real estate…
 Henna Pajulammi  photo Henna Pajulammi Henna Pajulammi specializes in dispute resolution and white-collar criminal cases. She has…
 Vilma Pasanen  photo Vilma Pasanen Vilma Pasanen specializes in litigation, arbitration and company law. Pasanen assists our…
 Jani Rantanen  photo Jani Rantanen Jani Rantanen specializes in contract drafting, business negotiations, private equity, mergers &…
 Hanna Tolonen  photo Hanna Tolonen Hanna Tolonen specializes in M&A transactions as well as company and contract…
 Hanna Tuominen  photo Hanna Tuominen Hanna Tuominen specializes in contract, energy and environmental law. Tuominen also assists…
 Panu Vasama  photo Panu Vasama Panu Vasama specializes in the law, contracts and projects regarding the operating…
 Ville Vyyryläinen  photo Ville Vyyryläinen Ville Vyyryläinen specializes in legal issues related to the energy industry, in…
Number of lawyers : 24
English
Finnish
French
German
Swedish
Contacts : Managing Partner Ville Vyyryläinen