Juha Lindström

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4282
Mobile: 
+358 40 733 9393
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Karoliina Kivelä

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4446

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Juha has specialised in real estate transactions including sale and lease back transactions and acquisitions and divestment of separate properties as well as property portfolios.

In addition to this, Juha regularly advises clients in corporate law issues as well as in issues relating to direct and indirect taxes. He also advises clients in issues relating to Finnish insurance law.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Scandic Hotels Group in its acquisition of Restel's hotel operations in Finland; transaction value EUR 114.5 million
  • Counsel to a fund managed by Barings Real Estate Advisers in its acquisition of Entresse shopping mall from CapMan
  • Counsel to Barings Real Estate Advisers, acting on behalf of the Nordic Retail Fund in its disposal of 50% stake in the Kamppi shopping centre
  • Counsel to Niam in its acquisition of an office property in Helsinki, called Life Science Center Keilaniemi, from Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH; value not public
  • Counsel to Niam in its acquisition of a portfolio of six modern office properties located within the Helsinki Metropolitan Area from Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company; value not public
  • Counsel to Niam in its acquisition of Kaari shopping centre, and five freehold plots around the shopping centre; value not public
  • Counsel to international investors in acquisitions of several office, industrial and logistics properties; transaction value EUR 10 - 80 million
  • Counsel to a Swedish investor in divestment of an office property portfolio; transaction value appr. EUR 120 million
  • Counsel to a major Finnish company in divestment of a retail property portfolio; transaction value not public

RANKINGS

  • Ranked as a Notable practitioner in the 2018 edition (Finland: Corporate and M&A) of IFLR1000
  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer in the 2017 edition (Real Estate and Construction) of Legal 500
  • 'According to clients, "he has an extremely solid understanding of what properties are about."', Real Estate, Chambers Europe 2017
  • Ranked as a notable practitioner in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions (Real Estate) of Chambers Europe
  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions (Helsinki: Real Estate) of Best Lawyers®
  • Ranked as a leading practitioner in Real Estate Law by Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2014
  • ‘Department head Juha Lindström is recognised as a practical and solution driven lawyer.’, Real Estate, Chambers Europe 2013
  • 'Team head Juha Lindström is a seasoned practitioner who "knows his stuff" according to observers', Chambers Europe 2012
  • ‘Juha Lindström is very much focused on transactions, and earns warm praise from commentators.’, Chambers Europe 2011
  • Ranked as a leading practitioner in Real Estate Law by The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2010 Edition
  • Ranked in Real Estate, Chambers Europe 2010
  • 'Juha Lindström has a deep understanding of real estate, corporate and tax law.', Chambers Europe 2009
  • Juha has been ranked as one of the world’s leading practitioners in Real Estate law by The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2009 Edition.
  • 'Juha Lindström has focused on real estate transactions in recent years and in this line of work he is seen by many as a “top lawyer.”, Chambers Europe 2008

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the International Fiscal Association
  • Member of the Industrial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Finnish Association of Intellectual Property Law
  • Member of the Finnish AIPPI
  • Juha has represented the firm in the European VAT Club

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman 1996
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman 1992
  • Legal counsel, Confederation of the Finnish Industries 1990
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman 1988
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 1988