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Hannes Snellman Recruits Experienced Environment Law Expert — Minna Juhola Joins the Firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice as Senior Associate

27 September 2021

Experienced environment law expert Minna Juhola has joined Hannes Snellman’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice as a senior associate. Minna’s particular focus areas include environmental permit issues, land use, zoning, and waste legislation.

Hannes Snellman has strengthened its growing Environment Team by recruiting Minna Juhola, an experienced environmental law expert who has advised large industrial and mining companies on environmental law issues. Minna specialises in environmental permit issues, land use and zoning, as well as related administrative proceedings. Waste legislation is also a particular focus area of her expertise, regarding which she offers in-depth knowledge to our clients. Furthermore, she advises clients on infrastructure projects and transactions, such as wind power, solar PV, and mining projects. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Minna has worked for two large law firms in Helsinki.

We are extremely happy to welcome Minna to our Environment Team. Her wide-ranging expertise brings significant added value to our clients, especially in the most demanding environmental law questions and permit application processes”, says Klaus Metsä-Simola, who heads Hannes Snellman’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice.

I am excited to join the Environment Team, and I believe that with my experience, we can offer our clients environmental services to an even greater extent. Environmental legislation is facing a constant need to adapt to the needs of the environment and society, and a number of EU-led regulatory amendments are going to be implemented into Finnish environmental legislation within the near future. I am very much looking forward to working with our clients and helping them navigate through the new requirements of the environmental sector”, says Minna Juhola.

Hannes Snellman’s Environment and Natural Resources Team advises clients in the field of environmental and real estate planning laws and legal aspects relevant to mining and other exploitation of natural resources. The Environment & Natural Resources Practice is part of our cross-border Real Assets Service Concept combining our offerings to the environment & natural resources, infrastructure & energy, projects & construction, and real estate sectors into coordinated, multi-disciplinary advice to our clients.


Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 350 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. Our firm has the expertise and capacity to handle any demanding local or cross-border matters in which assets are being developed, protected, financed, acquired, or under dispute.