Samuli Palin has broad experience in private equity, real estate and corporate matters.
Chambers Europe 2016 (Real Estate): "He is probably the best real estate transaction lawyer in Finland. He's probably got the best commercial understanding combined with legal expertise. He knows what's important and what's not."
Chambers Global 2014 (Corporate/M&A): “Samuli Palin is a ‘trustworthy and reliable’ partner.”
Chambers Global 2013 (Corporate/M&A): “especially active in the firm’s real estate M&A transactions”
Chambers Global 2011 (Corporate/M&A): “broad commercial knowledge and ability to solve complex problems”
Chambers Europe 2015 (Real Estate): "particular experience advising institutional investors and real estate funds"
Chambers Europe 2014 (Corporate/M&A): “Samuli Palin is a ‘trustworthy and reliable’ partner who is best known for his activity in real estate-related M&A cases, although he also offers experience in private equity and general corporate matters.”
Chambers Europe 2014 (Real Estate): “Samuli Palin remains a standout name for an extensive range of real estate mandates, acting especially for well-known investment companies increasing their portfolios with sizeable acquisitions.”
Chambers Europe 2013 (Real Estate): “Samuli Palin joins the elite of Finnish real estate this year, following extensive praise from interviewees for his highly active presence in the market. One client enthused: ‘He is the go-to guy – I’d regard him as one of the leading lawyers in the field. His style is a good fit with complex situations involving international players.’ Sources especially appreciate Palin’s commercial awareness and ‘tough stance in negotiations.’”
Chambers Europe 2012 (Corporate/M&A & Real Estate): “famous for his assertive negotiating style, and clients also note his practical approach and commercial instinct”
Chambers Europe 2011 (Corporate/M&A): “solution-focused approach”
Chambers Europe 2011 (Real Estate): “extremely skilled, and an excellent negotiator with strong business sense”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 (Real Estate and Construction): "Department head Samuli Palin is recommended."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (Real Estate and Construction): "Team head Samuli Palin is highly recommended."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (Real Estate and Construction): Ranked as a recommended lawyer for real estate and construction. "Clients state he is a ‘strong negotiator.’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (Real Estate and Construction): “highly experienced”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012 (Real Estate and Construction): “excellent”
Endorsed in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2015
Winner of Best Lawyers Helsinki Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014
Listed in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law; Venture Capital Law)
Listed as a leading private equity and real estate practitioner by Expert Guides (2012)
The Real Estate Law Review (Finland chapter) (Fourth Edition, Business Law Research, February 2015) (co-author with Leif Laitinen)
The Real Estate Law Review (Finland chapter) (Third Edition, Business Law Research, March 2014) (co-author with Leif Laitinen)
The Real Estate Law Review (Finland chapter) (Business Law Research Ltd, March 2013) (co-author)
The Real Estate Law Review (Finland chapter) (Business Law Research Ltd, March 2012) (co-author)
Finnish Bar Association
International Bar Association
Law Clerk, Vantaa District Court (1997)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1997)
Studies at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands (1996)