Real Estate & Environment

We offer market-leading advice and assistance across a range of practice areas, where real estate is at the center of the transaction.

We regularly advise global institutional investors, real estate funds, developers and corporations on complex and challenging real estate transactions, as well as on other real estate and environmental law matters.

Due to our broad expertise and long-standing experience advising on real estate and environmental matters, we can provide a comprehensive service offering, comprising strategic tax and finance & structuring advice and deal execution. Our Real Estate and Environment team regularly advises on real estate M&A, real estate investment and development, and a wide variety of other real estate and environmental law matters. We work closely with our colleagues in the Tax, Finance & Restructuring, Corporate Advisory and other practices to ensure that transactions are effected smoothly.

Fantastic lawyers with outstanding knowledge of the legal environment as well as the commercial aspects of the sector. The Legal 500, Real Estate

We give our clients seamless cross-border service, not only between Finland and Sweden, but also by working closely with a number of law firms across Europe. By regularly working with leading law firms in other jurisdictions, we have established joint working procedures and are well versed in efficiently coordinating and leading cross-border transactions.

Real Estate

  • Corporate real estate transactions and real estate asset transactions
  • Restructuring and project developments
  • Forward funding
  • Joint ventures and corporate structuring
  • Asset management arrangements with local asset managers and operating partners
  • Lease and land lease agreements
  • Green building and green lease
  • Construction

Environment

  • Disputes and infringement: Environmental damages, remediation of contaminated land and groundwater, infringement and appeals processes
  • Transactions: Legal environmental due diligence
  • Regulatory: Permits and notifications under, for example, the Swedish Environmental Code; Finnish environmental, water and land-use legislation; and EU law
  • Natural resources: Mining concessions and approvals
  • Energy: Energy market regulations, emissions trading and renewable energy support schemes

Roschier’s Real Estate & Environment practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2019.

This is what clients say about us:

“Fantastic lawyers with outstanding knowledge of the legal environment as well as the commercial aspects of the sector.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Real Estate

“Understanding of the business and the ability to understand customer investment strategy is the strength of the Roschier team.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Real Estate

“The team understands our company, business and the environment we are active in. They are solutions oriented and very good at finding possible ways to handle challenges and difficulties. They have skills in the real estate area that are at the highest level compared to firms.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Real Estate

“The real estate team is well organised, has excellent knowledge in the real estate area, works efficiently and can take on bigger assignments with short deadlines.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Real Estate

“When we have a complicated real estate transaction in Finland we usually appoint Roschier because we know that they get the job done.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Real Estate and Construction

“The team is solution-oriented and very good at finding ways to handle challenges and difficulties.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, Real Estate

“The firm has strong reputation in the market.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, Real Estate

“The team is quick to respond and flexible, and it provides a wide variety of services.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, Real Estate

“Roschier is praised for its outstanding commercial focus and ability to constantly put the client’s interests first.”
– The Legal 500 2019, Real Estate and Construction

“Smart, reliable and no-nonsense.”
– Chambers Europe 2019, Real Estate

“The team attracts praise for very good work when it comes to handling matters with aspects spanning multiple jurisdictions.” 
– Chambers Europe 2019, Real Estate

“The department offers good experience and knowledge.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate

“The clients admire team’s attention to detail.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate

“The performance of the lawyers is always above what we would expect. Their main strengths are project management, availability, depth of knowledge and negotiation skills.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate

The department has the ability to simplify the issues and the team is very hands-on, no-nonsense and commercially-oriented.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate

Meet the team 

Main contacts

Mika Alanko 
Partner
Helsinki
Marcus Hedén 
Partner
Stockholm

Other senior contacts