People

Matti Lajunen

Partner
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. Matti also regularly advises data center developers.

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.

Matti has a good balance of commercial-mindedness and attention to detail. He is proactive and service-minded, one of our preferred partners for complex transactions.

Chambers Europe, 2024


References

Parties

Urbanlight, Alma Property Partners and Alea Partners 

Transaction

Counsel to UrbanLight, a joint venture between Alma Property Partners and Alea Partners, in the acquisition of a last-mile logistics property located at Niittyvillankuja 3, Koivuhaka, a strong logistics area near Helsinki Airport.

Deal value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Urbanlight, a joint venture between Alma Property Partners and Alea Partners

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Eemi Piirainen

Eemi Piirainen

Associate
eemi.piirainen@hannessnellman.com
Josefina Aalto

Josefina Aalto

Counsel
josefina.aalto@hannessnellman.com
Emma Ahonen

Emma Ahonen

Associate
emma.ahonen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

eQ Commercial Properties Fund (Seller), Retail Park Vantaanportti (Target)

Transaction

Counsel to eQ Commercial Properties Fund (AIF) in the disposal of Retail Park Vantaanportti. The BREEAM In Use certified retail property located in Vantaa was completed in the year 2002 and has a leasable area of 24,600 sqm. 

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to eQ Commercial Properties Fund

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Eemi Piirainen

Eemi Piirainen

Associate
eemi.piirainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

UrbanLight (Buyer), a light industrial property (Target)

Transaction

Acquisition of their first light industrial property in the Helsinki metropolitan area

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to UrbanLight

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Eemi Piirainen

Eemi Piirainen

Associate
eemi.piirainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Häggblom & Partners Ltd. and the sellers, UB Nordic Forest Fund II LP, United Bankers

Transaction

Counsel to Häggblom & Partners Ltd. and the sellers in the sale of UB Nordic Forest Fund II LP. The sale of approximately 33,000 hectares of forest properties and partnership interests in UB Nordic Forest Fund II LP, managed by United Bankers, was agreed upon with MEAG, an asset management company of the Munich Re Group acting on behalf of its group client. Upon completion, the buyer will pay a total purchase price of approximately EUR 166 million.

Deal Value

Approximately EUR 166 million

Role

Counsel to Häggblom & Partners Ltd. and the sellers

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Senior Associate
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Essi Peltoniemi

Essi Peltoniemi

Associate
essi.peltoniemi@hannessnellman.com
Eemi Piirainen

Eemi Piirainen

Associate
eemi.piirainen@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Piia Ahonen

Piia Ahonen

Specialist Partner
piia.ahonen@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Counsel
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Sami Niemi

Sami Niemi

Senior Associate
sami.niemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties

TRP Hungary (Buyer), Bankruptcy Estate of KymiRing Oy (Seller), The KymiRing motor track (Target)

Transaction

Counsel to TRP Hungary in the acquisition of the KymiRing motor track from the bankruptcy estate of KymiRing Oy.

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to TRP Hungary

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Tero Pikkarainen

Tero Pikkarainen

Senior Associate
tero.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Karoliina Lempiäinen

Karoliina Lempiäinen

Associate
karoliina.lempiainen@hannessnellman.com
Jenni Parviainen

Jenni Parviainen

Managing Associate
jenni.parviainen@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Counsel
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Jan Lilius

Jan Lilius

Specialist Partner
jan.lilius@hannessnellman.com
Mikko  Tavast

Mikko Tavast

Counsel
mikko.tavast@hannessnellman.com
Oona Eerola

Oona Eerola

Associate
oona.eerola@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to CapMan in the acquisition of the Seminaari public school property located in Hämeenlinna, Finland, from the University Properties of Finland. The school, located in the Kauriala neighbourhood of Hämeenlinna is the largest primary school in Hämeenlinna with approximately 750 pupils.

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Acted as counsel to the sellers in the sale of a logistics portfolio consisting of assets in Finland spanning 134,000 square metres of leased space. The portfolio is wholly let to Posti Group, the main Finnish postal service and a third-party logistics services provider. The transaction has been cited as the largest real estate transaction executed in Finland in the year 2023.

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Ville Säteri

Ville Säteri

Associate
ville.sateri@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Parties

CapMan Social Real Estate Fund (Buyer)

Transaction

CapMan Social Real Estate Fund's acquisition of a portfolio of three assets in the centrally located Helsinki Hietalahti area. Two of the buildings house the French Jules Verne  kindergarten and school and one, once refurbished, will house daycare facilities operated by the City of Helsinki. 

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to CapMan Social Real Estate Fund

 

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Senior Associate
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com

Parties

YIT Oyj (Seller), Renta Oy (Buyer), YIT Kalusto Oy (Target)

Transaction

Sale of fleet and equipment business and related arrangements

Deal Value

EUR 37 million

Role

Counsel to YIT

 

Mikko Heinonen

Mikko Heinonen

Partner
mikko.heinonen@hannessnellman.com
Sofia Saarelainen

Sofia Saarelainen

Associate
sofia.saarelainen@hannessnellman.com
Tero Pikkarainen

Tero Pikkarainen

Senior Associate
tero.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Viola Karjalainen

Viola Karjalainen

Associate
viola.karjalainen@hannessnellman.com
Vivi Jaatinen

Vivi Jaatinen

Legal Assistant
vivi.jaatinen@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com
 Annika  Grönholm

Annika Grönholm

Associate
annika.gronholm@hannessnellman.com
Essi Ellman

Essi Ellman

Associate
essi.ellman@hannessnellman.com
Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Tihlman

Lisa Tihlman

Associate
lisa.tihlman@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Counsel
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Anton Falkenberg

Anton Falkenberg

Counsel
anton.falkenberg@hannessnellman.com
Sofia Ropo

Sofia Ropo

Senior Associate
sofia.ropo@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Titanium (seller)

Transaction:

Titanium's disposal of eleven preschool properties. The properties located in different parts of Finland are to be acquired by Kinland with closing to occur in Q1/2024.

Deal value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to Erikoissijoitusrahasto Titanium Hoivakiinteistö

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Tihlman

Lisa Tihlman

Associate
lisa.tihlman@hannessnellman.com
Essi Peltoniemi

Essi Peltoniemi

Associate
essi.peltoniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Nrep (Buyer), eQ Community Properties Fund (Seller)

Transaction:

Counsel to Nrep in the acquisition of seventeen care properties from eQ Community Properties Fund.

Deal value: 

Approx. EUR 100 million

Role:

Counsel to Nrep

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Eemi Piirainen

Eemi Piirainen

Associate
eemi.piirainen@hannessnellman.com
Krister Koskela

Krister Koskela

Associate
krister.koskela@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

OP Life Assurance Company

Transaction:

OP Life Assurance Company's sale of a warehouse property in Vantaa with a lettable area of approximately 14,300 sqm

Deal value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to OP Life Assurance Company

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Essi Peltoniemi

Essi Peltoniemi

Associate
essi.peltoniemi@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Tihlman

Lisa Tihlman

Associate
lisa.tihlman@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Nrep (Buyer), OP-Rental Yield (Seller)

Transaction:

Nrep's acquisition of two residential properties located in Espoo. The properties comprise 190 rental apartments, and they were acquired from OP-Rental Yield, a Finnish real estate fund.

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to Nrep

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Tihlman

Lisa Tihlman

Associate
lisa.tihlman@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

NREP (Buyer), Tietoevry HQ (Target)

Transaction:

NREP's acquisition of Tietoevry’s HQ in Keilaniemi. The approximately 17,300 sqm office building originally built for Nokia is a landmark in the Keilaniemi HQ business district.

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to NREP

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuomas Koivuniemi

Tuomas Koivuniemi

Counsel
tuomas.koivuniemi@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Krister Koskela

Krister Koskela

Associate
krister.koskela@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

United Bankers’ UB Timberland Fund (AIF), Taaleri Forest Fund III LP

Transaction:

United Bankers’ UB Timberland Fund (AIF) agreed to acquire Taaleri Forest Fund III LP. The forests managed by Taaleri Forest Fund III comprise 19 forest properties covering in total a surface area of approximately 7,650 hectares of which more than 6,400 hectares is productive forest land.

Deal value: 

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to United Bankers’ UB Timberland Fund (AIF)

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Senior Associate
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Essi Peltoniemi

Essi Peltoniemi

Associate
essi.peltoniemi@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Partner
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Counsel
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Isabella Kartila

Isabella Kartila

Senior Associate
isabella.kartila@hannessnellman.com
Piia Ahonen

Piia Ahonen

Specialist Partner
piia.ahonen@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

MEKO AB, AB Sagax

Transaction: 

Counsel to MEKO AB, a Swedish listed company, in a sale and leaseback of the company's central warehouse properties in Finland to AB Sagax, a real estate company.

Value:

The transaction values the properties at EUR 36.5 million on a debt-free basis

Role:

Counsel to MEKO AB

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Lisa Tihlman

Lisa Tihlman

Associate
lisa.tihlman@hannessnellman.com
Krister Koskela

Krister Koskela

Associate
krister.koskela@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Alfaroc Logistics, Superion, Logicenters

Transaction

Counsel to Alfaroc Logistics and Superion in the divestment of a logistics property development comprising a 38,000 sqm logistics warehouse in the Helsinki Capital Region in Tuusula.

Deal value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Alfaroc Logistics and Superion

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuomas Koivuniemi

Tuomas Koivuniemi

Counsel
tuomas.koivuniemi@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky (buyer), the Kirkkonummi Health and Social Services Centre (target), the Municipality of Kirkkonummi (seller)

Transaction 

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky in the acquisition and financing of the Kirkkonummi Health and Social Services Centre from the Municipality of Kirkkonummi.

Deal value 

EUR 63.5 million

Role 

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuomas Koivuniemi

Tuomas Koivuniemi

Counsel
tuomas.koivuniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Majamaa

Heikki Majamaa

Specialist Partner
heikki.majamaa@hannessnellman.com
Tiia Mäki

Tiia Mäki

Associate
tiia.maki@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

eQ Community Properties Fund (seller), Kinland AS (buyer)

Transaction 

Counsel to eQ Community Properties Fund in the disposal of 28 properties to Kinland AS.

Deal value 

EUR 76 million

Role 

Counsel to eQ Community Properties Fund

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties

CapMan Real Estate

Transaction

counsel to CapMan Real Estate in the development of two residential buildings to be constructed by the Finnish construction company Hartela. 

Deal value 

Value not public

Role 

Counsel to CapMan

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

OP-Public Services Real Estate Fund (buyer), a public services property (target)

Transaction:

Counsel to OP-Public Services Real Estate Fund in the acquisition of a public services property located in Järvenpää

Deal Value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to OP-Public Services Real Estate Fund

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Essi Peltoniemi

Essi Peltoniemi

Associate
essi.peltoniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

CapMan Nordic Real Estate III fund (Buyer), AVIA Real Estate Oy (Seller), Airside logistics property in Turku (Target)

Transaction:

CapMan acquired an airside logistics property located in Turku from AVIA Real Estate Oy

Deal Value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to CapMan Nordic Real Estate III fund

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuomas Koivuniemi

Tuomas Koivuniemi

Counsel
tuomas.koivuniemi@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt (Buyer), Lahti Health and Social Services Centre (Target)

Transaction

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt acquired the Lahti Health and Social Services Centre

Deal Value

Approx. EUR 100 million

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuomas Koivuniemi

Tuomas Koivuniemi

Counsel
tuomas.koivuniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

CapMan Real Estate (buyer), Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Cromwell Property Group (sellers)

Transaction:

The acquisition and financing of an office property portfolio from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Cromwell Property Group.

Deal Value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to CapMan Real Estate.

 

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Nyberg

Antti Nyberg

Partner
antti.nyberg@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Senior Associate
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

NREP (Buyer), a fund managed by Genesta (Seller)

Transaction 

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to NREP in the acquisition of the historic office property Bulevardi 21, located in Central Helsinki, from a fund managed by Genesta.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to NREP

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Nyfosa Finland AB

Transaction:

A transaction where Nyfosa acquired a modern office property of approximately 13,000 square meters in central Tampere.

Deal Value:

Value not public

Role:

Counsel to Nyfosa Finland AB

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

KanAm Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, LEADING CITIES INVEST, Genesta

Transaction 

KanAm Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH acting on behalf and on the account of the LEADING CITIES INVEST in the acquisition of an office property located centrally in Helsinki at Fabianinkatu 9.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to KanAm Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Nora Mansikka

Nora Mansikka

Legal Assistant
nora.mansikka@hannessnellman.com

Parties

eQ Commercial Properties Fund (AIF)

Transaction

eQ Commercial Properties Fund's (AIF) acquisition of an office asset in Pasila, Helsinki from several non-profit organisations

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to eQ

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Anna Nyberg

Anna Nyberg

Senior Associate
anna.nyberg@hannessnellman.com

Hannes Snellman acts as counsel to Microsoft in Finland.

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Partner
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Maria Landtman

Maria Landtman

Partner
maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com
Heidi Haanpää

Heidi Haanpää

Partner
heidi.haanpaa@hannessnellman.com

Parties

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky, Espoo Hospital 

Transaction

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky in the acquisition of Espoo Hospital.

Deal Value

EUR 300 million

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Aktiivitilat (Buyer), OP-Henkivakuutus Oy (Seller), Two industrial properties (Targets)

Transaction 

OP-Henkivakuutus Oy's sale of two industrial properties located in Kerava and Tampere to Aktiivitilat

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to OP-Henkivakuutus Oy

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Buyer), Tampereen Asunnot Ky (Seller), Residential portfolio (Target)

Transaction 

Tampereen Asunnot Ky's sale of a residential portfolio located in Tampere to Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Tampereen Asunnot Ky

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Senior Associate
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Interior Invest Ab

Transaction 

Counsel to Oy Interior Invest Ab in the sale of a modern logistics centre in Tuusula in the Helsinki region

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Oy Interior Invest Ab

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Erikoissijoitusrahasto LähiTapiola Sijoituskiinteistöt (Buyer), OP-Henkivakuutus Oy (Seller)

Transaction 

OP-Henkivakuutus Oy's sale of an industrial property in Tampere to Erikoissijoitusrahasto LähiTapiola Sijoituskiinteistöt.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to OP-Henkivakuutus Oy

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

Nyfosa Finland AB

Transaction 

Nyfosa Finland AB acquired properties in the Finnish regional cities of Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta and Kuopio.

Deal Value 

EUR 75.9 million (SEK 767 million)

Role

Counsel to Nyfosa Finland AB

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

LähiTapiola Kiinteistövarainhoito Oy, Tapiola Yhteismetsä

Transaction 

LähiTapiola Kiinteistövarainhoito Oy's establishment of the jointly owned forest Tapiola Yhteismetsä and the related service concept, which provides forest owners an opportunity to attach forest areas to the jointly owned forest, thereby receiving the benefits of professional, sustainable, and long-term forestry services as stakeholders of Tapiola Yhteismetsä.

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola Kiinteistövarainhoito Oy

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Partner
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Counsel
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Noora Christiansen

Noora Christiansen

Associate
noora.christiansen@hannessnellman.com

Parties 

eQ Commercial Properties Fund (AIF), Lehto Group, Kivistö local center

Transaction 

eQ Commercial Properties Fund's (AIF) acquisition of the Kivistö local center to be constructed by Lehto Group in the Vantaa Kivistö area

Deal Value 

Value not public

Role

Counsel to eQ Commercial Properties Fund (AIF)

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Counsel
marika.sorsa@hannessnellman.com
Jenni Parviainen

Jenni Parviainen

Managing Associate
jenni.parviainen@hannessnellman.com

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
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner
harri.vehvilainen@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
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Panu Vikberg

Panu Vikberg

Senior Associate
panu.vikberg@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Managing Associate
janne.veneranta@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
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Paavo Romakkaniemi

Paavo Romakkaniemi

Associate
paavo.romakkaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood

Associate
mikael.wood@hannessnellman.com
Marika Sorsa

Marika Sorsa

Counsel
marika.sorsa@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
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Matti Tyynysniemi

Matti Tyynysniemi

Managing Associate
matti.tyynysniemi@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com

Rankings

  • "Matti Lajunen is a real professional with an aim to achieve profitable results for clients.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2024
  • “I was really impressed by Matti’s performance.” Chambers Europe, 2024
  • “Matti has a good balance of commercial-mindedness and attention to detail. He is proactive and service-minded, one of our preferred partners for complex transactions.” Chambers Europe, 2024
  • "Matti Lajunen is very much commercial – focused on solving outstanding issues, while making sure the atmosphere in the room remains amicable. This is very much appreciated.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2023
  • "Matti Lajunen is a driven young partner with a real hands-on approach. His participation in all aspects of the engagement, availability for all matters concerning us and ready made proposals from subject to clients approval pre negotiations with the counterparts has delivered outstanding results for us. Within negotiations, Matti is sitting in the drivers seat, to deliver us the best available outcome.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2022
  • "Matti Lajunen is very easy to work with and very responsive.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2022
  • "Matti Lajunen treated our cases as if they were his own, while always maintaining a clear focus on the relevant details. We especially appreciated Matti’s communication skills not only with us, but also with the opposing party. Even though we had difficult issues to solve, Matti’s skilled negotiation avoided disputes and helped us find a solution together.", Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2022
  • Clients highlight his 'pragmatic and solution-oriented approach.', Real Estate, Chambers Europe 2022

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