People

Krister Koskela

Associate | Helsinki

Krister advises clients in the fields of real estate transactions and development projects. In addition, Krister provides advice on general corporate, commercial, and contract law.

Krister joined the firm as an associate trainee in 2021 and was appointed as an associate upon his graduation.


References

Parties:

Nrep (Buyer), eQ Community Properties Fund (Seller)

Transaction:

Counsel to Nrep in the acquisition of seventeen care properties from eQ Community Properties Fund.

Deal value: 

Approx. EUR 100 million

Role:

Counsel to Nrep

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Eemi Piirainen

Eemi Piirainen

Associate | Helsinki
eemi.piirainen@hannessnellman.com
Krister Koskela

Krister Koskela

Associate | Helsinki
krister.koskela@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant | Helsinki
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

YIT (seller)

Transaction:

YIT's disposal of the Maistraatinportti office building located in Länsi-Pasila, Helsinki. The office property will be purchased for a real estate investment portfolio managed by S-Bank Properties Ltd. The buyer in the transaction is an investment company belonging to the Fennia real estate portfolio.

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to YIT

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Senior Associate | Helsinki
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Krister Koskela

Krister Koskela

Associate | Helsinki
krister.koskela@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

NREP (Buyer), Tietoevry HQ (Target)

Transaction:

NREP's acquisition of Tietoevry’s HQ in Keilaniemi. The approximately 17,300 sqm office building originally built for Nokia is a landmark in the Keilaniemi HQ business district.

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to NREP

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuomas Koivuniemi

Tuomas Koivuniemi

Counsel | Helsinki
tuomas.koivuniemi@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Krister Koskela

Krister Koskela

Associate | Helsinki
krister.koskela@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

MEKO AB, AB Sagax

Transaction: 

Counsel to MEKO AB, a Swedish listed company, in a sale and leaseback of the company's central warehouse properties in Finland to AB Sagax, a real estate company.

Value:

The transaction values the properties at EUR 36.5 million on a debt-free basis

Role:

Counsel to MEKO AB

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Tihlman

Lisa Tihlman

Associate | Helsinki
lisa.tihlman@hannessnellman.com
Krister Koskela

Krister Koskela

Associate | Helsinki
krister.koskela@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant | Helsinki
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Education and Professional Background

  • Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2022–
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2022
  • Exchange studies, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy, 2022
  • Thesis Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2021
  • Associate Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2021
  • Associate Trainee, Krogerus Attorneys Ltd, 2020
  • Exchange studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, 2019