Projects & Construction
Our Projects & Construction practice group advises project sponsors, operators, lenders, construction companies and contractors on all aspects of projects and project financing, e.g. in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as on industrial outsourcing. The team of experienced lawyers with relevant expertise from project finance, construction, real estate, environment, procurement, state aid, tax, M&A and dispute resolution operates with a multi-disciplinary approach ensuring an integrated and seamless service to clients.
The Hannes Snellman team has extensive experience in structuring and establishing partnership models (including various forms of public-private partnerships and alliance models) and joint ventures, conducting due diligence reviews, drafting and negotiating the full spectrum of bankable project documents and financing and security agreements, and coordinating projects.
We also advise contractors, employers, engineers and consultants etc. on standalone construction and engineering projects, including turnkey EPC contracts in respect of e.g. power plants and industrial facilities, O&M contracts, as well as the procurement of large equipment, machinery and industrial systems for the industry. We know our way around standardised forms of contract, such as the internationally used FIDIC suite of contracts as well as the Finnish YSE 1998 and KSE 2013 terms, and we are also experienced in advising on project specific bespoke solutions.
One important goal is to help clients prevent resource intensive and lengthy litigation following the completion of a project. To reach this goal, our Dispute Resolution team supports the project team in agreement drafting and assists clients during the execution of a project in claims management and strategic decision-making.