Maria LandtmanPartner | Helsinki
Our Projects & Construction team advises project sponsors, lenders, acquirers, corporates, and contractors on all aspects of projects and project financings, for instance, in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including industrial and energy outsourcing. We also advise employers, contractors, engineers, and consultants on standalone construction and engineering projects, including turnkey EPC contracts and EPCM agreements in respect of, for instance, power plants and industrial facilities, O&M contracts, and the procurement of large equipment, machinery, and industrial systems. In addition, our team advises on standalone commodity supply agreements including corporate power purchase agreements.
We are experienced 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.
In addition to project specific bespoke solutions, we know our way around standardised forms of contract, such as the internationally used FIDIC suite of contracts, e.g. NLM10, NL09, and Orgalime general conditions, as well as the Finnish YSE 1998 and KSE 2013 terms. Regardless of contract setup, we are accustomed to keeping a close eye on interface management in projects building on disaggregated contracting strategies.
An important goal for us is to help clients prevent resource-intensive and lengthy litigation following the completion of a project. To reach this goal, we advise our clients on a full lifecycle approach, emphasizing the importance of proper implementation of a signed contract package, following up on contract management aspects during execution from a claim mitigation standpoint, and support our clients in navigating through contentious issues arising during the execution of a project in terms of claims management and strategic decision-making. Our Dispute Resolution and Projects & Construction teams work closely together in both contentious and non-contentious mandates, both with an eye to dispute prevention at the contract drafting stage and efficient resolution of disputes after they have arisen at the execution phase.
Projects & Construction practice is a part of our cross-border Real Assets service concept, a one stop shop for projects involving real assets. We are one of the largest teams in the Nordic market with a approximately 40-strong team of lawyers. Our Real Assets Practice forms a single practice, but it is divided into sub-teams which cover real estate, environment & natural resources, projects & construction, energy, and infrastructure. Our lawyers are experts in their own fields, but they constantly operate as part of a wider group and in a comprehensive project/transaction context to avoid a division into silos.
Project development : Mining
Project development : Energy
"Professional and positive attitude."
"They have good market insight, clear arguments and they hold the contract structure together well."
"The firm has an outstanding, full-service energy and infrastructure practice with a professional, knowledgeable and very solution-focused team."
"Proactive, practical and take a business view in helping to conclude negotiations looking at what can be conceded and what protections should be retained."
"The firm has provided us with excellent advice on a very wide range of topics, from land lease agreements and permitting processes to financing and construction. The responses we get to our inquiries are accurate, understandable and based on solid experience."
Project development: Infrastructure
"Quick response time, high-quality work, wide areas of expertise, listens to the client's needs."
"Excellent knowledge of the construction law field, hands-on approach to managing contract content and negotiations with both excellent tracking of open issues and ability to make proposals to reach a balanced solution."