Law firm

Energy

Infrastructure and mining

Projects

Industry

Construction

– New technologies

Boutique law firm specialized in energy, projects, contracting and corporate law. The firm has an extensive co-operation network in Finland and abroad.

Our address is:

Itälahdenkatu 22 A
00210 Helsinki
Finland

Contact information:

Tel. +358 40 5464 901
Email: kristiina(at)selenlaw.fi

Kristiina Leppänen

Prior to founding Selen Law Kristiina Leppänen worked 16 years as general counsel in three different energy companies. She also worked as an attorney in private practise for nearly 10 years. She has considerable amount of expertise in complex contracting, company law and M&A. She has negotiated over 300 power plant and industry contracts and participated in appr. 150 different kinds of energy, infrastructure, construction and mining projects. Chambers and Partners has ranked Kristiina Leppänen in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Chambers and Partners 2019

Kristiina Leppänen of Selen Law has long-standing experience advising on power plant projects as well as disputes in the energy sector. Clients highlight her deep industry knowledge,” experience and “hands-on” approach.

Chambers and Partners 2018

Kristiina Leppänen has considerable experience advising on power plant projects. Clients benefit from her previous experience working in-house for major Finnish energy companies. “She is very knowledgeable on the business side of energy,” a source reports, adding that “she is very pragmatic” and “knows how the business operates.”

Chambers and Partners 2017

Kristiina Leppänen is “super practical, knowledgeable and clear and forthcoming in her advice,” clients say.”

Industries

Energy

Selen Law advises on the regulatory matters, renewables and conventional energy sources. Kristiina Leppänen is very experienced also on nuclear power related matters. Energy projects, project development, change and claims management, procurement and other support to project management is our core expertise. We advise on power purchase agreements, joint ventures and energy transactions. In addition, we advise on all energy related contracts and for example in company law and governance matters.

Projects

Kristiina Leppänen has over 20 years of expertise on all kinds of industrial, energy, mining and infrastructure projects. We advise our clients from the project development phase until the end of the warranty periods. We advise on procurement, supply chain management, contracting, project management, change and claims management.

Infrastructure and mining

We advise especially on all kinds of mining and infrastructure projects, contracting, procurement, support the project management, provide advise on claims and change and claims management.

Industry

Selen Law advises industrial clients, engineering companies and manufacturers on contracts, leasing contracts procurement, corporate law and governance. We advise on all kinds of industrial projects and project development.

Construction

We advise on all kinds of construction projects, contracting, procurement, provide support to project management, advise on claims and change management.

New technologies

Substantial amount of new technology is being developed e.g. in energy sector, by industrial players and in clean tech. Selen Law assists its customers with legal and risk management aspects of commercializing new technologies.

Services

Contracting

The core service of Selen Law is commercial contracts. Kristiina Leppänen has in-depth experience in advising clients on strategic contracts. She has more than 20 years of experience in contracting and contractual risk management. Our services include, for example, supply contracts, distribution contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, service contracts, engineering and design contracts, consulting contracts,license contracts, joint venture and Mankala related contracts. We also draft contract templates and train the employees of our clients to use them.

Procurement

Selen Law advises on all kinds of procurement related matters. Kristiina Leppänen has worked decades with procurement and has in-depth understanding on the challenges related to procurement and supply chain management. Based on her background Kristiina Leppänen provides also commercial advise on procurement related matters. We also advise on public procurement and have solid understanding on public procurement legislation and its implementation.

Outsourced legal department service

We also provide outsourced inhouse legal department service to our clients. The client gets all the legal services required for its everyday business from one place cost effectively. Kristiina Leppänen has worked as an inhouse legal counsel and general counsel for 16 years and will take care of your legal matters with great experience, quickly and with a hands on approach.

Project development

Kristiina Leppänen has participated in development of several energy and industrial projects. Selen Law advises on project development related matters, such as co-operation agreement negotiations, risk mapping, evaluation of different implementation alternatives and financial agreement negotiations.

Change and claims management

Selen Law advises on project management, including change and claims management and supports project management in all project phase matters. Kristiina Leppänen has participated in over 100 different projects and knows the projects.

Power purchase and supply agreements

We have drafted and negotiated several power purchaser and supply agreements regarding nuclear, solar and wind power as well as industrial steam and natural gas with the related transaction packages.

Services for new technologies

Selen Law assists clients with years of experience in commercialization of new technologies including letters of intent, co-operation agreements, testing agreements, licensing, owning, risk identification and management and agreements with potential investors.

Employment law

Selen Law advises clients on day-to-day HR related matters. Kristiina Leppänen has been the HR director in two separate companies for years, in addition to her general counsel position.

Other business law

We help our clients with other business law related matters. Selen Law assists e.g. with transctions, joint ventures and mergers, establishment of new companies, corporate governance and conflict of interest related matters. Please be in touch and we can evaluate together the best way forward.

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Contact information:

Itälahdenkatu 22 A
00210 Helsinki
Finland

Tel. +358 40 5464 901
Email: kristiina(at)selenlaw.fi

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