Firm Profile > Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd > Helsinki, Finland

Mäkitalo Attorneys Ltd
ETELÄESPLANADI 12
00130 HELSINKI
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

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

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

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

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

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 law firm that has been in business since 1989. It offers a wide range of services to corporate clients across various industries.

The firm has a particularly strong client base especially in the fields of energy, construction and technology. It is known to providing client-centric and pragmatic legal advice to its clients. Mäkitalo is a mid-sized law firm currently employing approximately 20 lawyers.

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
 Aimo Halonen  photo Aimo Halonen Aimo Halonen focuses on construction and energy sector projects, with a particular…
 Mikko Järvinen  photo Mikko Järvinen Mikko Järvinen specialises in data protection, corporate and contract law. He assists…
 Helena Kalmanlehto  photo Helena Kalmanlehto Helena Kalmanlehto practices commercial dispute resolution. She has wide experience of conflict…
 Annika Kiviharju  photo Annika Kiviharju Annika Kiviharju specializes in dispute resolution and employment law. Her core practice…
 Rosa Lång  photo Rosa Lång Rosa Lång specializes in real estate, project management and construction law, from…
 Juho Lönnblad  photo Juho Lönnblad Juho Lönnblad focuses on projects and disputes in the real estate, construction…
 Salla-Maaret Lamberg  photo Salla-Maaret Lamberg Salla-Maaret Lamberg assists clients in contract and commercial law related assignments. She…
 Ida Lindfors  photo Ida Lindfors Ida Lindfors focuses on commercial and contract law and is a part…
 Anniina Mäkikyrö  photo Anniina Mäkikyrö Anniina Mäkikyrö focuses mainly on dispute resolution and employment law related matters.…
 Juha Mäkitalo  photo Juha Mäkitalo As a Senior Partner and the founder of the firm Juha Mäkitalo…
 Minna Marttiini  photo Minna Marttiini Minna Marttiini has seven years of experience from corporate law, risk management…
 Jenni Miettinen  photo Jenni Miettinen Jenni Miettinen has broad experience on public procurement ranging from defence and…
 Essi Niitynpää  photo Essi Niitynpää Essi Niitynpää focuses mainly on real estate and construction projects as well…
 Marja Norrena  photo Marja Norrena Marja Norrena focuses on dispute resolution, both litigation and arbitration. Additionally she…
 Kerttu Pahta  photo Kerttu Pahta Kerttu Pahta focuses mainly on corporate and contract law. She advices our…
 Vilma Pasanen  photo Vilma Pasanen Vilma Pasanen focuses on litigation and arbitration. She advises our clients in…
 Jani Rantanen  photo Jani Rantanen Jani Rantanen acts as a legal counsel to a number of corporate…
 Hanna Tuominen  photo Hanna Tuominen Hanna Tuominen specializes in contract, energy and environment law. She also assists…
 Panu Vasama  photo Panu Vasama Panu Vasama specialises in contract, energy and environmental law. Due to his…
 Ville Vyyryläinen  photo Ville Vyyryläinen Ville Vyyryläinen focuses on the corporate law aspects of the work carried…
Number of lawyers : 19
English
Finnish
French
German
Swedish
Contacts : Aimo Halonen
Contacts : Annika Kiviharju
Contacts : Juho Lönnblad
Contacts : Juha Mäkitalo
Contacts : Marja Norrena
Contacts : Jani Rantanen
Contacts : Ville Vyyryläinen