HPP is delighted that real estate partner Leif Laitinen has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Euromoney Legal Media Group Rising Star Award in the practice area awards for real estate, the only Finnish real estate lawyer to make the shortlist of four leading real estate lawyers from around Europe. Mr. Laitinen was given the award at a virtual ceremony held on 18 February 2021.
The annual Rising Star Awards recognize Europe’s leading up-and-coming lawyers across 25 practice areas and 33 jurisdictions. The winning individuals and firms were decided by senior Euromoney Rising Stars Awards editorial staff following an extensive research process, including a series of interviews with practitioners across multiple areas of law and jurisdictions who described the accomplishments of key practitioners. According to Euromoney, winners were selected based on their professional accomplishments, advocacy and influence within their specialism, as well as peer review and referee commentary.
Mr. Laitinen has significant experience in domestic and, in particular, complex cross-border real estate transactions, including real estate portfolio and real estate fund investments and sale and leaseback arrangements. He represents international, Nordic and Finnish real estate funds, major investors and private and public companies. Mr. Laitinen has earlier been highlighted as a Next Generation Partner and a recommended real estate lawyer in Legal 500 EMEA 2020.