Katja Heikkinen

Title: 
Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4448
Mobile: 
+358 44 3100 290
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Anni Pöllänen

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4461

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Katja advises clients in the field of real estate transactions.

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

RECENT REFERENCES

  • 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

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 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)