People

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
Languages:
Finnish, English, German, Swedish
Assistant:

Matti advises clients as a member of our Real Estate practice in Helsinki. Matti specialises in real estate transactions and property development but also has a profound understanding of Finnish and cross-border financing and security arrangements, including leveraged and subordinated financing, bonds, and distressed assets. Matti has gained experience working with a number of domestic and international investors and tenants on all types of property acquisitions, sales, sale and leaseback arrangements, and lease negotiations, including some of the largest property development projects in Finland to date.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman Matti was a partner co-heading the real estate practice at another major Finnish law firm. In addition, Matti has in-house experience from a publicly listed engineering and manufacturing company, and he has worked for a top-tier law firm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


References

Parties 

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky

Transaction 

The acquisition of two properties providing community services in Oulu, Finland. 

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Ella Rinne

Ella Rinne

Associate | Helsinki
ella.rinne@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Counsel | Helsinki
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Matleena Pälve

Matleena Pälve

Senior Associate | Helsinki
matleena.palve@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

NREP Income+ Fund

Transaction 

Counsel to NREP in its acquisition of Leipätehdas office property

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to NREP

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Associate | Helsinki
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Managing Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com
Valerie Wårvik

Valerie Wårvik

Associate | Helsinki
valerie.warvik@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Nyfosa Finland AB

Transaction 

Counsel to Nyfosa in acquisition of six properties in the Finnish cities of Hyvinkää, Oulu and Tampere. 

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Nyfosa Finland AB

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate | Helsinki
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate | Helsinki
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Senior Associate | Helsinki
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Stabo

Mikael Stabo

Partner | Stockholm
Mikael.Stabo@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

SRV, DWS

Transaction 

Counsel to SRV on the sale and construction of three residential assets to one of DWS’s institutional real estate funds.

Deal Value 

EUR 82 million

Role

Counsel to SRV

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Ella Rinne

Ella Rinne

Associate | Helsinki
ella.rinne@hannessnellman.com
Matti Tyynysniemi

Matti Tyynysniemi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
matti.tyynysniemi@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Counsel | Helsinki
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com

Memberships and Positions of Trust

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the Association of Finnish Lawyers
  • Chairman of the Board of Universtas Oy

Education and Professional Background

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2020–
  • Partner, Castrén & Snellman, 2019–2020
  • Counsel, Castrén & Snellman, 2018–2019
  • Senior Associate, Castrén & Snellman, 2016–2018
  • Legal Counsel, KONE Corporation, 2014–2016
  • Foreign Lawyer, Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 2014
  • Associate, Castrén & Snellman, 2011–2014
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2011
  • M. Sc. (Econ.), University of Turku, 2011
  • Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium, 2010