Katja Heikkinen

Title: 
Senior Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4448
Mobile: 
+358 44 3100 290
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Nora Mansikka

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4416

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Katja Heikkinen advises clients in the fields of real estate transactions and development projects, with a particular focus on energy-related projects. In addition, Katja provides advice on general commercial, corporate, and contract law.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Katja has worked as an associate lawyer at a law firm and as a legal trainee at a major oil company. She also has a polytechnic degree in financial management and several years of experience in accounting.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Schroder Nordic Real Estate Fund in its acquisition of 11,230m² office building in Helsinki from Genesta.

  • Counsel to a fund managed by Patrizia Immobilien AG in its divestment of an office building in Helsinki for EUR 41 million to Special Investment Fund eQ Finnish Real Estate.

  • Counsel to Metsähallitus in its divestment of a pre-construction stage wind power project to OX2.

  • Counsel to Kildare Partners in its public tender offer for Technopolis Plc, a Finland-based listed company providing offices, coworking spaces and related services, 2018. The transaction is valued at approximately EUR 730 million.
  • Counsel to Areim Fund III in an acquisition of a portfolio of eight office properties from Avant Capital Partners, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and EPISO 4 fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners

  • Counsel to Metsähallitus in its divestment of two pre-construction stage wind power projects with an aggregate output of approximately 300 megawatts, respectively, to Enefit Green, and to a JV of Ilmatar Windpower Oyj and Omnes Capital managed Capenergie 3

  • Counsel to Kojamo plc in its disposal of 1,594 non-restricted rental apartments to a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

  • Counsel to a fund managed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management in its disposal of a 66,680 sqm logistics property in Espoo to a fund managed by Genesta

  • Counsel to Schroder (acting on behalf of  Schroder Nordic Real Estate Fund) in an acquisition of a portfolio of nine office properties located in the Greater Helsinki area

  • Counsel to a fund managed by Barings Real Estate Advisers in its acquisition of an office-to-hotel conversion project from the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT

  • Counsel to a J.P. Morgan Asset Management fund in its disposal of four office properties to Alma Property Partners I AB in the Keilaniemi business district of Espoo, Finland

  • 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 a fund managed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management in its disposal of a 11,200 sqm office property in Helsinki to a fund managed by Genesta

  • Counsel to VVO Group plc. in its disposal of 1,344 non-restricted rental apartments to a company managed by Avant Capital Partners

  • Counsel to Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation in its acquisition of two wind farms in Finland from Maas Capital Renewables and YARD ENERGY
  • Counsel to a fund managed by PATRIZIA Immobilien AG in the acquisition of a 9,000 sqm office property from Fennia Life Insurance Company Ltd
  • Counsel to Metsähallitus in its divestment of wind farm project to Taaleri Plc private equity fund and Loiste Energia Oy
  • Counsel to Veolia in 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
  • Counsel to Ratos AB (publ), Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Redito AB in a formation of Serena Properties AB
  • Counsel to Metsähallitus in its divestment of pre-construction stage wind power project (envisaged to comprise a total of 64 wind power plants with an aggregate output of approximately 166 megawatts) to a JV owned by Kivivaara-Peuravaaran TP Oy and Loiste Energia Oy
  • Counsel to Niam in its acquisition of Kaari shopping centre, and five freehold plots around the shopping centre

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2019

  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2015

  • Associate Lawyer, Bergmann Attorneys at Law, 2014-2015

  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2014

  • Legal Trainee, Neste Shipping Oy, 2013

  • University of Sheffield, 2012-2013

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Haaga-Helia, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

  • Article "Electronic Bills of Lading and Some Finnish Considerations" published in Marlus 459 (by Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, 2015)