HPP Attorneys has strengthened its 15 lawyer strong Energy & Infrastructure team with the appointment of Marius af Schultén as a Partner from 17 January 2022. Marius is a highly experienced lawyer focusing on the energy & infrastructure sectors, handling a broad spectrum of energy transactions, energy projects and energy finance matters, with a strong focus on renewable energy and energy transition mandates.
Marius advises specialist funds, domestic and international utilities, financial institutions and project developers on the acquisition, financing and development of significant energy projects and assets, with a significant cross-border element. He mixes strong transactional skills with a thorough understanding of the permitting and land use issues arising in relation to high-value long-term Finnish energy and infrastructure projects. Before joining HPP, Marius worked for another leading Finnish law firm for nine years.
Announcing af Schultén’s appointment, HPP’s Head of Energy, Björn Nykvist commented: “Marius’ arrival adds further depth to the HPP Energy team’s offering to clients operating and investing in the energy sector. His experience in advising international clients entering into the Finnish energy market will be increasingly important to help HPP’s clients involved in the acceleration of the development of the Finnish energy, and particularly the renewable energy, sectors. This acceleration will require significant investment in the sector, and has already created a significant need for high quality, bespoke and pragmatic legal advice on the multitude of legal issues arising in relation to the energy sector. His arrival will definitely help us continue to address that need”.
Commenting on his move, Marius stated: ”HPP has had one of the leading energy teams in Finland for many years and has shown strong determination to continue as a front-runner on this highly dynamic market. A comprehensive understanding of the energy sector and anticipating its future development are key factors in helping clients seize the various opportunities that the energy transition has to offer, and this is clearly a guiding mindset at HPP. I am thrilled to join a law firm that has a genuine ambition towards continuous development and growth – both within the energy sector and elsewhere.”
HPP is consistently ranked as a leading law firm by legal ranking directories and league tables for the firm’s energy and infrastructure work, covering energy & infrastructure transactions, energy & infrastructure projects and related administrative proceedings. Our team is ranked as a Tier 1 Energy & Infrastructure firm by Chambers Europe and our individual lawyers in the team are recognised by both their peers and the legal directories as leading experts in the field. The team contributes to the development of the Finnish renewable energy sector through its pro bono work for the Finnish Wind Power Association and has recently contributed to Finnish Government’s study on the means of advancing wind power construction in Finland.
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