Emma Niemistö

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Emma Niemistö specialises in construction and real estate matters.

Her practice is particularly focused on demanding construction and project law assignments. She has broad experience in negotiating and drafting complex project agreements, providing risk management advice during construction and dispute resolution.

Emma has advised clients on major infrastructure, property development and industrial construction endeavours, on construction management and alliance contracting, and on prominent Finnish public private partnerships (PPP). She regularly represents key players in the construction industry in disputes both in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

In addition to her law degree, Emma has earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Economics and Management from the Helsinki University of Technology. She has authored books on construction management contracting and contractors’ guarantee liabilities, and is a sought-after lecturer on topics related to construction law and dispute management.

Emma heads our firm’s Real Estate and Construction practice group.

Education

  • Master of Science (Construction Economics and Management), Helsinki University of Technology, 2007
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Helsinki, 2010
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2014

Experience

  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2017 –
  • Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd., 2009 – 2016
  • RIL Conciliation Ltd., 2007 – 2009
  • NCC Construction Ltd., 2004 – 2009

Memberships

  • Finnish Association of Civil Engineers
  • Finnish Arbitration Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • National Representative, International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Young Arbitration Club Finland (YAC)
  • The Association of Finnish Lawyers

Rankings

  • Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Construction (2019): “New to the rankings, Emma Niemistö is well respected for her construction practice, assisting clients with building projects and contentious mandates. One client praises “her sharpness and analytical view“, and also highlights her engineering expertise.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA (2018): Recommended in Real Estate and Construction. “Newly promoted partner and head of construction Emma Niemistö is noted for her “expertise in construction management contracts“.”
  • Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2018): “Sources single out the team’s “prompt response times, good understanding of client needs and solution-focused approach”. Another interviewee remarks that the department offers “a very high service level”.”
  • Listed in Euromoney Legal Media Group (LMG) Expert Guide’s Rising Stars in the Construction category in 2016, 2017 and 2018.