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Hannes Snellman Boosts Its Cross-Border Real Assets Practice with Two Lateral Partner Recruitments – Mikael Stabo Has Joined as Partner and Head of Real Assets in Stockholm and Matti Lajunen Will Be Joining as Partner in Helsinki

25 August 2020

Mikael Stabo specialises in real estate transactions and transactions in the renewable energy sector. He has extensive experience of real estate transactions, development projects, lease matters, and project financing, along with development of and transactions pertaining to wind power projects. Mikael joined Hannes Snellman from Cirio, where he was a partner and co-head of the physical assets group (comprising real estate, energy, and infrastructure).

Matti Lajunen specialises in real estate transactions and has vast experience of property-related acquisitions, developments, restructurings, sales processes, and sale and leaseback arrangements. He also has a profound understanding of financing and security arrangements. Matti joins Hannes Snellman from Castrén & Snellman. In addition to his private practice experience, Matti also has in-house experience.

Tapio Teräkivi and Matti Lajunen
Photo: Tapio Teräkivi & Matti Lajunen

We warmly welcome Mikael and Matti to our firm. Amid increasing demand in to-the-point legal advice combined with a deep understanding of business reality, Mikael’s and Matti’s experience will further strengthen our position in the Nordic market and ensure that our clients will benefit from our unique competencies in our Real Assets Service Concept”, says Partner Tapio Teräkivi, who heads Hannes Snellman’s Real Estate Practice in Helsinki.

The real assets sector forms a significant part of our firm’s business. It is great to see how Hannes Snellman is seen as an attractive platform for ambitious professionals and great personalities”, says Senior Partner Mikko Heinonen.

I am excited to have joined Hannes Snellman and to have become a part of a truly exceptional Real Assets Team. I share the firm’s values, cultural aspirations, and ambition to invest in top-notch cross-border real asset capabilities, and I also look forward to mentoring younger lawyers interested in this field of law”, says Mikael Stabo, Head of Real Assets in Stockholm.

I am delighted to join Hannes Snellman’s Real Assets Team, which I know to be very skilled and which enables proficient matter collaboration on a Nordic level”, says Matti Lajunen.


Hannes Snellman’s cross-border Real Assets Service Concept combines offerings to the real estate, environment & natural resources, infrastructure & energy, and projects & construction sectors into coordinated, multi-disciplinary advice.


For further information please contact:
Mikko Heinonen, Senior Partner:, +358 9 2288 4453
Mikael Stabo, Head of Real Assets, Stockholm:, +46 760 000 034
Tapio Teräkivi, Head of Real Assets, Helsinki:, +358 9 2288 4373