Laura Huomo
Energy & Capital Markets Counsel
Office: Helsinki
Primary practices
Corporate Advisory, Projects & Energy, Public M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Private Equity
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, German
Profile

Laura Huomo is a Helsinki-based Energy & Capital Markets Counsel. She has extensive experience of international equity and debt capital offerings, including IPOs, as well as banking and structured finance transactions, and she focuses in particular on European and Finnish energy regulation and energy sector financing.  

Laura has published internationally mainly on topics related to project financing of energy projects.

Awards & rankings
Laura is recognized as highly regarded and as one of the leading experts in banking and finance in Finland by international legal directories such as IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure (2017) and as recognised practitioner in energy & natural resources in Finland by Chambers Europer (2018).
Career
Roschier (2013-)
Nordic Investment Bank, Consultant (2002)
White & Case LLP /Helsinki, Counsel (2001-2013)
Hannes Snellman Attorneys at Law /Helsinki, Associate (1999-2000)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the New York State Bar Association

International Project Finance Association (IPFA), Member of the Nordic Region Council (2016-)
Publications
"Energy Law in Finland 2018", Laura Huomo (Ed.) with Kaisa Huhta, Alice Guimaraes-Purokoski, Arto Rajala, Petri Vesa, Jaakko Klemettilä and Leea Salminen, Kluwer Law International 2018
"Regional Energy Supply and Security in the Transition to a Cleaner Energy World" Claire Wilby and Laura Huomo (paper presented at HAEE in Athens on 4 May 2018)
Section Finland to a publication 'Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation', Oxford University Press (OUP) (2016)
"The Potential Impacts of a Construction Agreement Structure on a Bank Consortium's Collateral Package for a Project Loan", UEF Energy Law Review (2016)
"Downstream distribution network", in The Encyclopaedia of Oil and Gas Law – Volume Two: Midstream and Downstream 2015
"Julkisen sektorin muuttuva rooli investoinneissa energiainfrastruktuuriin – Uusia velvollisuuksia ja mahdollisuuksia EU:n TEN-E-asetuksen inspiroimana?" ("The changing role of the public sector in investments into energy infrastructure – New obligations and opportunities inspired by the TEN-E statute of the EU?"), with Kim Talus and Robert Utter, Defensor Legis 6/2014
"Effects of Third Party Access to Financing of LNG Terminals", conference paper presented at the Energy Transitions conference in Joensuu University, March 2014
Book review of "Liquefied Natural Gas", Paul Griffin (Ed.,) in "Book Reviews and Related Material", 2nd edition OGEL 5 2013
Book review of "A Practitioner's Guide to Shale Gas & Other Unconventional Resources", Vivek Bakshi (Ed.), in "Book Reviews and Related Material", 2nd edition OGEL 5 2013
"Project Financing of Natural Gas Pipelines – A Study on Natural Gas Pipeline Project Financing under Financial Law and Law of Security Interests", Suomalainen lakimiesyhdistys, A-sarja, No. 313, Vammala 2013
“How Do Direct Agreements Provide Additional Security for Lenders in Natural Gas Pipeline Project Financings in the Operating Period?”, OGEL Special issue on Cross-Border Pipelines, Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence, Volume 9 - Issue 03 July 2011
"Energy Law in Finland 2010", with Kim Talus, Alice Guimaraes-Purokoski, Arto Rajala, Petri Vesa, Tuija Kaijalainen and Leea Salminen, Kluwer Law International 2010
”A Practical Guide to PPP in Europe", Finland section, 2nd edition, City and Financial Publishing, 2008
“Financing Forms of Gas Pipelines in the United States and in Finland”, Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, March 2005
“Economically Viable Financing Structure for a Gas Pipeline Project in Finland – Case Study: Mid-Nordic Gas Pipeline”, Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, December 2004
”Julkisyhteisöjen tulevaisuuden rahoitusmuoto: Arvopaperistamisen ja projektirahoituksen yhdistäminen?” ("The future form of financing public corporations: Combining securitization and project financing?"), Defensor Legis, November 2003
Education
University of Helsinki, LL.D. (2013)
University of Helsinki, LL.Lic. (2002)
University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, LL.M. (2001)
University of Helsinki, LL.M. (1999)