HPP Attorneys has been noted for its work and engagement with sustainability among key law firms in Finland in the Legal 500 EMEA Green Guide. According to the Green Guide, European countries have taken a leadership role in adopting sustainable finance and establishing ESG disclosure policy, and there has been a robust growth in clean energy across the region. The advanced political ESG agenda in Europe has meant that ESG has also become a set part of law firms’ business across the region with ESG work spanning a host of practice areas, and many players realising they need to look inward too and complement their external practice with internal sustainability measures and initiatives.
HPP Attorneys is recommended for its large environmental law practice and the Guide notes, that HPP frequently demonstrates “its deep expertise in complex issues surrounding the green transition”. Kari Marttinen, who heads up the environmental team, has a longstanding track record in the renewables space having assisted renewable energy clients since the 1990s. The Guide describes, that “The team has a strong foundation advising in the wind sector and has expanded its expertise across a range of renewable technologies”. It also mentions Björn Nykvist, who recently advised VSB group on the sale of the Karahka and Juurakko wind farms with a combined installed capacity of 190 MW, and Marius Af Schultén, who is assisting Danish solar developer Better Energy with legal matters associated with its expansion into the Finnish solar market. The Guide also recognises HPP notably advising Vantaa Energy regarding tendering, contractual, permitting and zoning issues concerning the development of the world’s largest underground seasonal thermal energy storage facility.