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Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki

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.

Clients benefit from Juha Lindström's 'long and useful experience in property-related M&A.'

Real Estate | Chambers Europe 2018


References

Parties

Scandic Hotels Group (Buyer), Restel (Seller), Restel’s Hotel Portfolio (Target)

Transaction

Scandic’s acquisition of Restel’s hotel operations in Finland from Restel

Deal Value

EUR 114.5 million

Role

Counsel to Scandic Hotels Group

Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Kostiainen

Jesper Kostiainen

Managing Associate | Helsinki
jesper.kostiainen@hannessnellman.com
Erkko Korhonen

Erkko Korhonen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
erkko.korhonen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Ninja Pyy

Ninja Pyy

Associate | Helsinki
ninja.pyy@hannessnellman.com
Heini Aavaranta

Heini Aavaranta

Associate | Helsinki
heini.aavaranta@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Barings Real Estate Advisers (Buyer), CapMan (Seller)

Transaction

The acquisition of Entresse shopping mall from CapMan, by a fund managed by Barings Real Estate Advisers

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Barings Real Estate Advisers

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com
Ninja Pyy

Ninja Pyy

Associate | Helsinki
ninja.pyy@hannessnellman.com
Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com

Parties

TH Real Estate (Buyer), Barings Real Estate Advisers (Seller), Kamppi shopping centre (Target)

Transaction

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. The 50% stake is to be acquired on behalf of TH Real Estate’s flagship’s pan-European investment vehicle, the European Cities Fund, and thereby creating a 50:50 joint venture partnership with Allianz.

Deal Value

Approx. EUR 500 million

Role

Counsel to Barings Real Estate Advisers

Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Ninja Pyy

Ninja Pyy

Associate | Helsinki
ninja.pyy@hannessnellman.com
Antti Antikainen

Antti Antikainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
antti.antikainen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Heini Aavaranta

Heini Aavaranta

Associate | Helsinki
heini.aavaranta@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Niam (Buyer), Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH (Seller)

Transaction

Niam's acquisition of an office property in Helsinki, called Life Science Center Keilaniemi, from Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Niam

Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Heini Aavaranta

Heini Aavaranta

Associate | Helsinki
heini.aavaranta@hannessnellman.com
Matias Moberg

Matias Moberg

Associate | Helsinki
matias.moberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Niam (Buyer), Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Seller)

Transaction

Niam's acquisition of a portfolio of six modern office properties located within the Helsinki Metropolitan Area from Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Niam

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Niam (Buyer), Helsingin Osuuskauppa Elanto (Seller), Kaari shopping centre (Target)

Transaction

Niam's acquisition of the Kaari shopping centre, the ninth largest shopping centre in Finland, and five freehold plots around the shopping centre.

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Niam

Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Ilmarinen and AMF (Buyer), Kesko (Seller and Co-Investor), 40 retail properties in Finland and Sweden (Target)

Transaction

JV between Kesko, Ilmarinen and AMF concerning the sale and leaseback of a portfolio of 40 retail properties in Sweden and Finland. Kesko continues as an owner of the portfolio, with AMF, Ilmarinen and Kesko having equal shares in the portfolio going forward.

Deal Value

EUR 652 million

Role

Counsel to Ilmarinen and AMF

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com
Heini Aavaranta

Heini Aavaranta

Associate | Helsinki
heini.aavaranta@hannessnellman.com
Suvi-Tuuli Saarnio

Suvi-Tuuli Saarnio

Senior Associate | Helsinki
suvi-tuuli.saarnio@hannessnellman.com
Antti Antikainen

Antti Antikainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
antti.antikainen@hannessnellman.com

Rankings

  • 'Clients benefit from Juha Lindström's "long and useful experience in property-related M&A." ', Real Estate, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Ranked as a Notable practitioner in the 2018, 2019 & 2020 editions (Finland: 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
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • 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