People

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
Languages:
Finnish, English, German, Swedish
Assistant:

Matti advises clients as a member of our Real Estate practice in Helsinki. Matti specialises in real estate transactions and property development but also has a profound understanding of Finnish and cross-border financing and security arrangements, including leveraged and subordinated financing, bonds, and distressed assets. Matti has gained experience working with a number of domestic and international investors and tenants on all types of property acquisitions, sales, sale and leaseback arrangements, and lease negotiations, including some of the largest property development projects in Finland to date.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman Matti was a partner co-heading the real estate practice at another major Finnish law firm. In addition, Matti has in-house experience from a publicly listed engineering and manufacturing company, and he has worked for a top-tier law firm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Within negotiations, Matti is sitting in the drivers seat, to deliver us the best available outcome.

Legal 500, 2022


References

Parties:

CapMan Real Estate (buyer), Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Cromwell Property Group (sellers)

Transaction:

The acquisition and financing of an office property portfolio from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Cromwell Property Group.

Deal Value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to CapMan Real Estate.

 

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Nyberg (Alanko)

Antti Nyberg (Alanko)

Partner | Helsinki
antti.nyberg@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate | Helsinki
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Valerie Wårvik

Valerie Wårvik

Associate | Helsinki
valerie.warvik@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Associate | Helsinki
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

NREP (Buyer), a fund managed by Genesta (Seller)

Transaction 

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to NREP in the acquisition of the historic office property Bulevardi 21, located in Central Helsinki, from a fund managed by Genesta.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to NREP

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

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

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate | Helsinki
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

KanAm Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, LEADING CITIES INVEST, Genesta

Transaction 

KanAm Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH acting on behalf and on the account of the LEADING CITIES INVEST in the acquisition of an office property located centrally in Helsinki at Fabianinkatu 9.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to KanAm Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate | Helsinki
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant | Helsinki
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Parties

eQ Commercial Properties Fund (AIF)

Transaction

eQ Commercial Properties Fund's (AIF) acquisition of an office asset in Pasila, Helsinki from several non-profit organisations

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to eQ

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

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

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Anna Nyberg

Anna Nyberg

Associate | Helsinki
anna.nyberg@hannessnellman.com

Hannes Snellman acts as counsel to Microsoft in Finland.

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Maria Landtman

Maria Landtman

Partner | Helsinki
maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com
Heidi Haanpää

Heidi Haanpää

Partner | Helsinki
heidi.haanpaa@hannessnellman.com

Parties

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky, Espoo Hospital 

Transaction

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky in the acquisition of Espoo Hospital.

Deal Value

EUR 300 million

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate | Helsinki
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Aktiivitilat (Buyer), OP-Henkivakuutus Oy (Seller), Two industrial properties (Targets)

Transaction 

OP-Henkivakuutus Oy's sale of two industrial properties located in Kerava and Tampere to Aktiivitilat

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to OP-Henkivakuutus Oy

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

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

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate | Helsinki
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Buyer), Tampereen Asunnot Ky (Seller), Residential portfolio (Target)

Transaction 

Tampereen Asunnot Ky's sale of a residential portfolio located in Tampere to Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Tampereen Asunnot Ky

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Associate | Helsinki
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Interior Invest Ab

Transaction 

Counsel to Oy Interior Invest Ab in the sale of a modern logistics centre in Tuusula in the Helsinki region

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Oy Interior Invest Ab

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate | Helsinki
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Erikoissijoitusrahasto LähiTapiola Sijoituskiinteistöt (Buyer), OP-Henkivakuutus Oy (Seller)

Transaction 

OP-Henkivakuutus Oy's sale of an industrial property in Tampere to Erikoissijoitusrahasto LähiTapiola Sijoituskiinteistöt.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to OP-Henkivakuutus Oy

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Nyfosa Finland AB

Transaction 

Nyfosa Finland AB acquired properties in the Finnish regional cities of Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta and Kuopio.

Deal Value 

EUR 75.9 million (SEK 767 million)

Role

Counsel to Nyfosa Finland AB

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Netta Pitkämäki

Netta Pitkämäki

Senior Associate | Helsinki
netta.pitkamaki@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate | Helsinki
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

LähiTapiola Kiinteistövarainhoito Oy, Tapiola Yhteismetsä

Transaction 

LähiTapiola Kiinteistövarainhoito Oy's establishment of the jointly owned forest Tapiola Yhteismetsä and the related service concept, which provides forest owners an opportunity to attach forest areas to the jointly owned forest, thereby receiving the benefits of professional, sustainable, and long-term forestry services as stakeholders of Tapiola Yhteismetsä.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola Kiinteistövarainhoito Oy

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Senior Associate | Helsinki
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Ida Viitamäki

Ida Viitamäki

Senior Associate | Helsinki
ida.viitamaki@hannessnellman.com
Noora Altmets

Noora Altmets

Associate | Helsinki
noora.altmets@hannessnellman.com
Amanda Blick

Amanda Blick

Associate | Helsinki
amanda.blick@hannessnellman.com
Milla Männistö

Milla Männistö

Associate | Helsinki
milla.mannisto@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

eQ Commercial Properties Fund (AIF), Lehto Group, Kivistö local center

Transaction 

eQ Commercial Properties Fund's (AIF) acquisition of the Kivistö local center to be constructed by Lehto Group in the Vantaa Kivistö area

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to eQ Commercial Properties Fund (AIF)

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Ella Rinne

Ella Rinne

Associate | Helsinki
ella.rinne@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Senior Associate | Helsinki
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Jenni Parviainen

Jenni Parviainen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
jenni.parviainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky

Transaction 

The acquisition of two properties providing community services in Oulu, Finland. 

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Ella Rinne

Ella Rinne

Associate | Helsinki
ella.rinne@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Matleena Pälve

Matleena Pälve

Senior Associate | Helsinki
matleena.palve@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

NREP Income+ Fund

Transaction 

Counsel to NREP in its acquisition of Leipätehdas office property

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to NREP

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Associate | Helsinki
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Managing Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com
Valerie Wårvik

Valerie Wårvik

Associate | Helsinki
valerie.warvik@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Nyfosa Finland AB

Transaction 

Counsel to Nyfosa in acquisition of six properties in the Finnish cities of Hyvinkää, Oulu and Tampere. 

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Nyfosa Finland AB

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

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

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate | Helsinki
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Senior Associate | Helsinki
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Stabo

Mikael Stabo

Partner | Stockholm
Mikael.Stabo@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

SRV, DWS

Transaction 

Counsel to SRV on the sale and construction of three residential assets to one of DWS’s institutional real estate funds.

Deal Value 

EUR 82 million

Role

Counsel to SRV

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Ella Rinne

Ella Rinne

Associate | Helsinki
ella.rinne@hannessnellman.com
Matti Tyynysniemi

Matti Tyynysniemi

Managing Associate | Helsinki
matti.tyynysniemi@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com

Rankings

  • "Matti Lajunen is a driven young partner with a real hands-on approach. His participation in all aspects of the engagement, availability for all matters concerning us and ready made proposals from subject to clients approval pre negotiations with the counterparts has delivered outstanding results for us. Within negotiations, Matti is sitting in the drivers seat, to deliver us the best available outcome.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2022
  • "Matti Lajunen is very easy to work with and very responsive.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2022
  • "Matti Lajunen treated our cases as if they were his own, while always maintaining a clear focus on the relevant details. We especially appreciated Matti’s communication skills not only with us, but also with the opposing party. Even though we had difficult issues to solve, Matti’s skilled negotiation avoided disputes and helped us find a solution together.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2022
  • Clients highlight his 'pragmatic and solution-oriented approach.', Real Estate, Chambers Europe 2022

Memberships and Positions of Trust

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the Association of Finnish Lawyers
  • Chairman of the Board of Universtas Oy

Education and Professional Background

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2020–
  • Partner, Castrén & Snellman, 2019–2020
  • Counsel, Castrén & Snellman, 2018–2019
  • Senior Associate, Castrén & Snellman, 2016–2018
  • Legal Counsel, KONE Corporation, 2014–2016
  • Foreign Lawyer, Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 2014
  • Associate, Castrén & Snellman, 2011–2014
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2011
  • M. Sc. (Econ.), University of Turku, 2011
  • Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium, 2010