Laura Huomo

Energy & Capital Markets Counsel, Helsinki

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. In addition to her Finnish LL.M. degree Laura holds a post graduate LL.M. degree from University of Michigan. She is also a member of the New York State Bar.

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

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 (2018) and as recognised practitioner in energy & natural resources in Finland by Chambers Europe (2018).

Laura Huomo’s experience includes advising:

  • AS Tallink Grupp in the listing of the group’s shares on Nasdaq Helsinki;
  • Kojamo Plc on its initial public offering and listing of shares on Nasdaq Helsinki;
  • Baltic Connector Oy in the building of a bi-directional offshore gas transmission pipeline between Estonia and Finland. Roschier is responsible for providing all the legal services for the project. Laura Huomo is the responsible lawyer for the provision all the legal services in the assignment;
  • Rovio Entertainment Corporation in the initial public offering of Rovio Entertainment Corporation’s shares and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki;
  • Silmäasema Oyj and its principal shareholder Intera Fund II Ky, a fund administered by Intera Equity Partners II Oy, in the initial public offering of Silmäasema Oyj’s shares and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki;
  • Konecranes Oyj in its proposed combination with Terex through an all-stock merger of equals.

Roschier (2013-)
Nordic Investment Bank, Consultant (2002)
White & Case LLP /Helsinki, Counsel (2001-2013)
Hannes Snellman Attorneys at Law /Helsinki, Associate (1999-2000)

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-)

“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

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)

English, Finnish, Swedish, German