Mr. Marttinen specialises in environmental law and dispute resolution related to the field. His areas of expertise include permit procedures, matters pertaining to the application of administrative law, matters pertaining to environmental liability and nature protection, waste management and recycling and infrastructure projects. He is in charge of the firm’s environmental group.
Kari has particular experience in liability issues related to old industrial areas and complex matters related to permits and complaints in accordance with the Water Act, Environmental Protection Act and Land Use and Building Act, and also in dispute resolution concerning environmental liabilities. He has held the principal responsibility as an attorney in several major projects. In addition, he has taught at the University of Helsinki and the University of Technology in Espoo.
Kari assists enterprises in the energy sector, and also commercial and industrial enterprises, along with those in the forest, metal and recycling sector, and different institutions and interest groups. He has extensive experience in the recycling industry and in matters pertaining to producer responsibility particularly in the packaging industry. At the core of his expertise are also matters pertaining to nature protection, expropriation and related dispute resolution. His expert status is recognised within the field of environmental law in Finland, as well as internationally.
Chambers Europe, Legal 500, the Best Lawyers and Who´s Who Legal rank Kari among Finland’s leading legal experts:
”Leading environmental law specialist. Vast knowledge. Easy-going, understands client needs and is always available.” (Chambers Europe 2017)
Kari was one of the first lawyers specialising in EU law to graduate from the University of Helsinki in 1991. He received the qualification of Licentiate in Laws in 1995.
Kari’s working languages are Finnish, Swedish and English.