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Infrastructure & Energy

Our Infrastructure and Energy team is experienced in large transactions, infrastructure and energy projects, and in strategic regulatory advice in this sector. The team also includes lawyers with in-depth expertise in energy law and various regulatory matters affecting the energy sector.

We have been involved in some of the largest infrastructure and energy projects and transactions in our home markets. These include nuclear power plants, various renewable energy assets, and some of the largest energy distribution deals in our markets, and we have also worked on many Finnish PPP projects.

We have advised international infrastructure funds, lenders, utilities, construction companies, and public bodies, including the Finnish Government and major Finnish cities.

Infrastructure & Energy practice is a part of our cross-border Real Assets service concept combining our offerings to the Environment & Natural Resources, Infrastructure & Energy, Projects & Construction, and Real Estate sectors into a coordinated, multi-disciplinary advice to our clients.

References

Parties

Exilion Tuuli (Buyer), St1 (Seller)

Transaction

Exilion Tuuli's transaction whereby it has agreed to acquire the wind power production and development business of St1

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role 

Counsel to Exilion Tuuli

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Maria Landtman

Maria Landtman

Partner | Helsinki
maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com
Markus Bremer

Markus Bremer

Partner | Helsinki
markus.bremer@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Noora Britschgi

Noora Britschgi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
noora.britschgi@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com
Samuli Pirinen

Samuli Pirinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
samuli.pirinen@hannessnellman.com
Helena Lamminen

Helena Lamminen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
helena.lamminen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Associate | Helsinki
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Ella Rinne

Ella Rinne

Associate | Helsinki
ella.rinne@hannessnellman.com
Carolina Lefort Ahokanto

Carolina Lefort Ahokanto

Associate | Helsinki
carolina.lefortahokanto@hannessnellman.com
Milla Männistö

Milla Männistö

Associate | Helsinki
milla.mannisto@hannessnellman.com

Parties

YIT Corporation, Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy

Transaction

YIT's divestment of a pre-construction stage wind power project of Peuralinna to Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to YIT Corporation

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to LähiTuuli in the development and divestment of a pre-construction stage wind power project of Metsälamminkangas to OX2.

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Noora Britschgi

Noora Britschgi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
noora.britschgi@hannessnellman.com

Parties

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

Transaction

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s project financing of Project Piiparinmäki, the largest wind farm in Finland

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

Maria Landtman

Maria Landtman

Partner | Helsinki
maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com
Markus Bremer

Markus Bremer

Partner | Helsinki
markus.bremer@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Marjaana Martikainen

Marjaana Martikainen

Counsel | Helsinki
marjaana.martikainen@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com
Samuli Pirinen

Samuli Pirinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
samuli.pirinen@hannessnellman.com
Noora Britschgi

Noora Britschgi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
noora.britschgi@hannessnellman.com
Carolina Lefort Ahokanto

Carolina Lefort Ahokanto

Associate | Helsinki
carolina.lefortahokanto@hannessnellman.com
Valerie Wårvik

Valerie Wårvik

Associate | Helsinki
valerie.warvik@hannessnellman.com

Parties

CapMan Infra (Bidder), Elenia Group (Target)

Transaction

CapMan Infra signed to invest in Elenia, a leading Finnish electricity network and district heat company

Deal Value

EUR 70 million

Role

Counsel to CapMan Infra

Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Jari Tukiainen

Jari Tukiainen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
jari.tukiainen@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Counsel | Helsinki
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Olli-Pekka Veranen

Olli-Pekka Veranen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
olli-pekka.veranen@hannessnellman.com
Kati Punakallio

Kati Punakallio

Counsel | Helsinki
kati.punakallio@hannessnellman.com
Jenni Parviainen

Jenni Parviainen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
jenni.parviainen@hannessnellman.com
Karoliina Kyläkoski

Karoliina Kyläkoski

Associate | Helsinki
karoliina.kylakoski@hannessnellman.com

Parties

SUSI Partners AG (Buyer), Ilmatar Windpower Plc (Seller), Tetrituuli Wind Farm (Target)

Transaction

SUSI Partners AG’s acquisition of Tetrituuli Wind Farm from Ilmatar Windpower Plc

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to SUSI Partners AG

Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Kostiainen

Jesper Kostiainen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
jesper.kostiainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation (Buyer), Maas Capital Renewables (Seller) and YARD ENERGY (Seller)

Transaction

Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation's acquisition of two wind farms in Finland from Maas Capital Renewables and YARD ENERGY

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation

Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Majamaa

Heikki Majamaa

Counsel | Helsinki
heikki.majamaa@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Metsähallitus (Seller), Taaleri Plc private equity fund and Loiste Energia Oy (Buyers)

Transaction

Metsähallitus' divestment of wind farm project to Taaleri Plc private equity fund and Loiste Energia Oy

Deal Value

EUR 110 million

Role

Counsel to Metsähallitus

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Ninja Pyy

Ninja Pyy

Associate | Helsinki
ninja.pyy@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Veolia, Neste and Borealis

Transaction

A transaction creating a JV with Neste and Borealis to build a new combined heat and power plant and produce and supply steam and other utilities to Neste's refinery and Borealis' petrochemical plant in Porvoo, Finland

Deal Value

Approximately EUR 350 million

Role

Counsel to Veolia

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Majamaa

Heikki Majamaa

Counsel | Helsinki
heikki.majamaa@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com
Anna-Maria Tamminen

Anna-Maria Tamminen

Partner | Helsinki
anna-maria.tamminen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Vossloh Rail Services International GmbH and VR Track Oy

Transaction

Establishment of a joint venture structure for rail welding business operations in Finland

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Vossloh Rail Services International GmbH

Johan Aalto

Johan Aalto

Partner | Helsinki
johan.aalto@hannessnellman.com
Toni Malminen

Toni Malminen

Counsel | Helsinki
toni.malminen@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com
Marta Kauppinen

Marta Kauppinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
marta.kauppinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB and VR Track Oy

Transaction

Combination of the parties’ turn-out and installation service businesses in Finland into a joint venture structure

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB

Johan Aalto

Johan Aalto

Partner | Helsinki
johan.aalto@hannessnellman.com
Toni Malminen

Toni Malminen

Counsel | Helsinki
toni.malminen@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com
Marta Kauppinen

Marta Kauppinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
marta.kauppinen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Metsähallitus in its divestment of two pre-construction stage wind power projects (envisaged to comprise a total of 64 wind power plants with an aggregate output of approximately 166 megawatts) to a JV owned by Taaleritehtaan Tuulitehdas II Ky and Loiste Energia Oy.

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Ninja Pyy

Ninja Pyy

Associate | Helsinki
ninja.pyy@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to a multinational company in a public procurement case concerning automated metro railway system – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 180

Counsel to an international constructor in a public procurement dispute concerning the construction of a harbour, the value of the entire project exceeding EUR 260 million. In an important precedent, the Market Court sustained our client’s appeal, finding that the contracting entity was not allowed to preclude our client from the bidding processes.

Counsel to several regions in Sweden with advice on the way in which the regions should organise themselves due to the entry into force of the new Public Transport Act.

Counsel to other transport authorities in other regions with advice in connection with transport procurement of transport services and agreements for the acquisition of trams.

Counsel to the contracting entity against another governmental organization in a precedential damages litigation based on purported breach of public procurement rules in a competitive bidding for the construction of a motor highway, the value of which exceeded MEUR 50.

Counsel to a Finnish aviation company in a landmark case against the Finnish Civil Aviation Administration regarding compensation for damages caused by discrimination in public procurement proceedings. Our client won the case in the Court of Appeal, which ordered that substantial damages be paid to our client.

Counsel to a multinational company in a dispute concerning air transport services for Finnish State officials. Our client won the case in the Supreme Administrative Court, receiving the largest compensation payment imposed in Finland to date on the basis of infringement of public procurement rules.

Counsel to a Finnish construction company in a high-profile public procurement dispute concerning the design, construction and financing of an underground bus terminal, the value of which exceeded MEUR 100. The court decided the case in favour of our client, who was thus able to proceed with its largest-ever construction project.

Counsel to a multinational company in a public procurement case concerning unmanned metro rails – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 150.

Counsel to the contracting entity in a landmark Finnish alliancing project in which the alliance model was deployed for the first time in Finland – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 90.

Counsel to the Perm Region Government in a concession project on the construction of a bypass road and bridge (Perm Eastern Bypass). The concession project, amounting to EUR 500 million, started in 2012 and is still on-going.

Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in the service agreement signed between the Finnish Transport Agency and Tieyhtiö Vaalimaa Oy for E18 Hamina–Vaalimaa motorway.

Counsel to the City of Espoo in its PPP school project. Value of the project is expected to be in excess of EUR 100 million.

Counsel to a turn-key supplier of a nuclear power plant in its bids to and negotiations with Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) regarding its planned new Olkiluoto 4 nuclear power plant (on-going).

Counsel to SL in three different long-term (20 years) contracts with Stockholm Vatten AB/Scandinavian Biogas AB, Fortum AB and Käppalaförbundet regarding the supply of biogas to SL’s bus depots.

Counsel to a public sector contracting entity for the construction of a major waste to energy power plant.

Counsel to the contracting entity at the Supreme Administrative Court in a public procurement case concerning utilisation of waste as energy. This is one of the largest public procurement matters that have been the subject of legal proceedings in Finland – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 282.

Counsel to a Finnish municipal waste management enterprise in a public procurement case concerning the construction of a Waste-to-Energy plant – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 130.

Rankings

  • 'The firm is highly recommended by one client for its "in-depth knowledge of commercial and contractual practices as well as the legal framework in the field of energy." The same client further highlights the firm for being "highly solution-oriented and providing excellent, practical advice."'
  • 'Another describes the practice as "an excellent team with industry knowledge."'
  • 'One client is "exceptionally pleased with the services they have provided," praising the team's "in-depth knowledge of Finnish legislation" and ability to "keep an ear to the ground for the local variations."'
  • 'Clients appreciate the team's "wide area" of specialisms and add: "In all significant areas for us they have been a very supportive and skilful resource."'
  • 'Another interviewee praises the "impact of the lawyers on the project as well as their expertise in energy market issues."'
  • 'Rabbe Sittnikow at Hannes Snellman Attorneys receives international recognition for his experience handling major infrastructure and energy deals, having advised on numerous electricity distribution network deals and nuclear power plant projects.'
  • ‘Hannes Snellman is able to offer its Finnish clients a truly regional service. As a full service firm the team is also able to deliver a breadth of services across the full spectrum of energy and infrastructure projects.'
  • 'The energy and infrastructure team at Hannes Snellman is led by partner Rabbe Sittnikow. The firm welcomed two new faces to its practice recently who have been able to settle into the team this year. Partner Tapio Teräkivi arrived from Castrén & Snellman in November 2013 while counsel Klaus Metsä-Simola was brought in during December of that year.

Main Contacts

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
+358 9 2288 4343
rabbe.sittnikow
@hannessnellman.com

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
+358 9 2288 4373
tapio.terakivi
@hannessnellman.com

Maria Landtman

Partner | Helsinki
+358 9 2288 4359
maria.landtman
@hannessnellman.com

Claes Kjellberg

Partner | Stockholm
+46 760 000 082
claes.kjellberg
@hannessnellman.com

Joakim Lavér

Partner | Stockholm
joakim.laver
@hannessnellman.com

Other Contacts

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
+358 9 2288 4341
tuire.kuronen
@hannessnellman.com

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson
@hannessnellman.com

Team

Noora Britschgi

Noora Britschgi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
noora.britschgi@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Claes Kjellberg

Claes Kjellberg

Partner | Stockholm
claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com
Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Maria Landtman

Maria Landtman

Partner | Helsinki
maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com
Carolina Lefort Ahokanto

Carolina Lefort Ahokanto

Associate | Helsinki
carolina.lefortahokanto@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Fredrik Olsson

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com
Kati Punakallio

Kati Punakallio

Counsel | Helsinki
kati.punakallio@hannessnellman.com
Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Jessica Riipi

Jessica Riipi

Legal Assistant | Helsinki
jessica.riipi@hannessnellman.com