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Hannes Snellman Strengthens Its Projects & Construction Team – Katja Perätalo to Join Hannes Snellman as Counsel

26 May 2020

Katja Perätalo, an experienced construction law and claims management expert, will be joining Hannes Snellman as a counsel in October.

Katja specialises in major industrial and energy sector construction and investment projects, industrial outsourcing, supply contracts and maintenance agreements, and other complex projects. She also has particular expertise in large-scale contracts & claims management within this industry sector.

Katja holds a Master of Laws degree and a Master of Science (Tech.) degree in Real Estate Economics. She is currently also finalising her Doctor of Laws degree at the University of Helsinki. Her doctoral thesis addresses liability issues between the parties of a construction project, with a focus on the interface of tort and contract law.

Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Katja worked as a manager at Neste Corporation, where she was in charge of contracts & claims management within indirect procurement. She also has several years’ experience from working in private practice, where she has been involved in a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious projects within the energy, infrastructure, and construction sectors. Before her legal career, Katja also worked as an analyst within the real estate and construction industry.

Our clients demand to-the-point strategic advice, combined with a deep understanding of business reality. Katja’s experience will further strengthen our position in the Nordic market and ensure that our clients will benefit from our unique competencies in our Real Assets service concept”, says Partner Maria Landtman, who heads Hannes Snellman’s Projects & Construction practice.

Katja’s strong experience in managing and negotiating complex contract packages, both in terms of non-contentious and contentious aspects in all phases of execution, will be a great asset to our clients”, says Partner Anders Bygglin from Hannes Snellman’s Dispute Resolution team.

After spending a few years in-house establishing large-scale industrial contracts & claims management practices, I am very excited to return to private practice and join Hannes Snellman with that experience”, says Katja Perätalo herself. “Contributing to further developing the firm’s Projects & Construction practice will be a particular privilege, and I look very much forward to having the opportunity to support the existing and future clients of Hannes Snellman in this multi-disciplinary service area”, she continues.

For further information, please contact:

Maria Landtman, Partner
tel. +358 50 388 9468

Katja Perätalo, Counsel
tel. +358 44 505 3764

Heidi Heinänen, Communications Manager
tel. +358 40 592 4471