Services

Projects & Construction

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.

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Rankings

Project development

  • "Professional."
  • "Availability, adaptability and proactiveness in proposing solutions to negotiation deadlocks."
  • "Hannes Snellman has great expertise in environmental law and administrative processes and they have an ability to think outside the box and find unusual solutions for us where needed."
  • "Excellent understanding of our line of business. Practical and solution-orientated approach which is still based on very high level legal expertise."
  • "Large team with wide expertise in various legal aspects."

Project finance

  • "Professional."

Project development : Mining

  • "Broad and deep skills. Devoted, loyal. Good network. Highly qualified partners and associates."

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."

  • 'Offers support at every stage of the procurement process, with notable experience in regulated sectors such as life sciences and telecoms. Also offers litigation services relating to judicial review proceedings, and claims for damages and civil litigations.'
  • '"The team has broad and deep competence within our business area, which means short lead times when we need support and someone is always accessible when we contact the firm."
  • "Apart from the deep knowledge of public procurement, the team also provides advice on strategic questions regarding specific issues and when to move forward."'
  • 'Clients say that Joakim Lavér is "one of the best in Sweden regarding procurement - he can see solutions in all issues."'

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Main Contacts

Maria Landtman

Partner | Helsinki
maria.landtman
@hannessnellman.com

Katja Perätalo

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
katja.peratalo
@hannessnellman.com

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi
@hannessnellman.com

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson
@hannessnellman.com

Martin Rifall

Partner | Stockholm
martin.rifall
@hannessnellman.com

Team

Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate | Helsinki
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com
Claes Kjellberg

Claes Kjellberg

Partner | Stockholm
claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com
Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner | Helsinki
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Maria Landtman

Maria Landtman

Partner | Helsinki
maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com
Joakim Lavér

Joakim Lavér

Partner | Stockholm
joakim.laver@hannessnellman.com
Kristina Leibssle

Kristina Leibssle

Senior Associate | Helsinki
kristina.leibssle@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Partner | Helsinki
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Emmi Nuutila

Emmi Nuutila

Senior Associate | Helsinki
emmi.nuutila@hannessnellman.com
Fredrik Olsson

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com
Katja Perätalo

Katja Perätalo

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
katja.peratalo@hannessnellman.com
Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Martin Rifall

Martin Rifall

Partner | Stockholm
martin.rifall@hannessnellman.com
Axel Rosengren

Axel Rosengren

Associate | Helsinki
axel.rosengren@hannessnellman.com