Environment, Energy and Infrastructure Expert Klaus Metsä-Simola Joins Hannes Snellman as Counsel

18 December 2013

Klaus Metsä-Simola has joined Hannes Snellman as a counsel. Klaus has cutting-edge environmental law expertise and has been involved in a wide range of energy, infrastructure and natural resources related projects. Klaus’ particular focal area is wind power and he has in-depth regulatory know-how and practical experience in this field. He has had an active role in numerous infrastructure projects ranging from waterways to harbours and road networks.

Klaus advises domestic and international clients on a wide variety of issues related to environmental protection, land use planning and construction permit procedures. He is regularly involved in assessing environmental liabilities in transactions and advises on environmental law related administrative proceedings.

Klaus will further strengthen Hannes Snellman’s cross-border Infrastructure & Energy team, which is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced lawyers whose expertise cuts across capital markets, construction, environment, litigation, PPP, project finance, restructuring and tax, and which has an outstanding track-record.


  • Licentiate in Laws, University of Helsinki 2003
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 1999


  • Hannes Snellman 2013-
  • Borenius Attorneys at Law 2010-2013
  • Ministry of the Environment 2009-2010
  • State Environmental Administration 2004-2005
  • University of Helsinki, Faculty of law 1999-2004

Position of Trust

  • Officer in IBA’s Environment, Health and Safety Law (EHS) Committee

Contact Information
Klaus Metsä-Simola, Counsel
Hannes Snellman (Helsinki)
Tel. +358 9 2288 4277; Mobile +358 45 262 8916