Rabbe SittnikowPartner | Helsinki
Our Infrastructure and Energy team is a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers experienced in large transactions and infrastructure and energy projects, as well as in strategic regulatory advice in this sector.
Our team combines skills in the areas of procurement, construction, finance and real estate. The team also includes lawyers with in-depth expertise in energy law and various regulatory matters affecting the energy sector.
We have been involved in some of the largest infrastructure and energy projects and transactions in our home markets. These include nuclear power plants, various renewable energy assets and some of the largest energy distribution deals in our markets.
The typical clients in this field are utilities, industrial companies, construction firms, lenders and infrastructure funds. We have advised public bodies, including the Finnish Government, in various major Finnish transport PPP projects.
Counsel to LähiTuuli in the development and divestment of a pre-construction stage wind power project of Metsälamminkangas to OX2.
DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s project financing of Project Piiparinmäki, the largest wind farm in Finland
Value not public
Counsel to DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
CapMan Infra (Bidder), Elenia Group (Target)
CapMan Infra signed to invest in Elenia, a leading Finnish electricity network and district heat company
EUR 70 million
Counsel to CapMan Infra
SUSI Partners AG (Buyer), Ilmatar Windpower Plc (Seller), Tetrituuli Wind Farm (Target)
SUSI Partners AG’s acquisition of Tetrituuli Wind Farm from Ilmatar Windpower Plc
Value not public
Counsel to SUSI Partners AG
Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation (Buyer), Maas Capital Renewables (Seller) and YARD ENERGY (Seller)
Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation's acquisition of two wind farms in Finland from Maas Capital Renewables and YARD ENERGY
Value not public
Counsel to Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation
Veolia, Neste and Borealis
A transaction creating 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
Approximately EUR 350 million
Counsel to Veolia
Vossloh Rail Services International GmbH and VR Track Oy
Establishment of a joint venture structure for rail welding business operations in Finland
Value not public
Counsel to Vossloh Rail Services International GmbH
Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB and VR Track Oy
Combination of the parties’ turn-out and installation service businesses in Finland into a joint venture structure
Value not public
Counsel to Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems AB
Counsel to Metsähallitus in its divestment of two pre-construction stage wind power projects (envisaged to comprise a total of 64 wind power plants with an aggregate output of approximately 166 megawatts) to a JV owned by Taaleritehtaan Tuulitehdas II Ky and Loiste Energia Oy.
Counsel to a multinational company in a public procurement case concerning automated metro railway system – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 180
Counsel to an international constructor in a public procurement dispute concerning the construction of a harbour, the value of the entire project exceeding EUR 260 million. In an important precedent, the Market Court sustained our client’s appeal, finding that the contracting entity was not allowed to preclude our client from the bidding processes.
Counsel to several regions in Sweden with advice on the way in which the regions should organise themselves due to the entry into force of the new Public Transport Act.
Counsel to other transport authorities in other regions with advice in connection with transport procurement of transport services and agreements for the acquisition of trams.
Counsel to the contracting entity against another governmental organization in a precedential damages litigation based on purported breach of public procurement rules in a competitive bidding for the construction of a motor highway, the value of which exceeded MEUR 50.
Counsel to a Finnish aviation company in a landmark case against the Finnish Civil Aviation Administration regarding compensation for damages caused by discrimination in public procurement proceedings. Our client won the case in the Court of Appeal, which ordered that substantial damages be paid to our client.
Counsel to a multinational company in a dispute concerning air transport services for Finnish State officials. Our client won the case in the Supreme Administrative Court, receiving the largest compensation payment imposed in Finland to date on the basis of infringement of public procurement rules.
Counsel to a Finnish construction company in a high-profile public procurement dispute concerning the design, construction and financing of an underground bus terminal, the value of which exceeded MEUR 100. The court decided the case in favour of our client, who was thus able to proceed with its largest-ever construction project.
Counsel to a multinational company in a public procurement case concerning unmanned metro rails – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 150.
Counsel to the contracting entity in a landmark Finnish alliancing project in which the alliance model was deployed for the first time in Finland – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 90.
Counsel to the Perm Region Government in a concession project on the construction of a bypass road and bridge (Perm Eastern Bypass). The concession project, amounting to EUR 500 million, started in 2012 and is still on-going.
Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in the service agreement signed between the Finnish Transport Agency and Tieyhtiö Vaalimaa Oy for E18 Hamina–Vaalimaa motorway.
Counsel to the City of Espoo in its PPP school project. Value of the project is expected to be in excess of EUR 100 million.
Counsel to a turn-key supplier of a nuclear power plant in its bids to and negotiations with Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) regarding its planned new Olkiluoto 4 nuclear power plant (on-going).
Counsel to SL in three different long-term (20 years) contracts with Stockholm Vatten AB/Scandinavian Biogas AB, Fortum AB and Käppalaförbundet regarding the supply of biogas to SL’s bus depots.
Counsel to a public sector contracting entity for the construction of a major waste to energy power plant.
Counsel to the contracting entity at the Supreme Administrative Court in a public procurement case concerning utilisation of waste as energy. This is one of the largest public procurement matters that have been the subject of legal proceedings in Finland – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 282.
Counsel to a Finnish municipal waste management enterprise in a public procurement case concerning the construction of a Waste-to-Energy plant – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 130.