Samuli Palin

Samuli Palin

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Samuli Palin


Samuli Palin is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in Finland for private equity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and fund formation work. His clients include major international and domestic private equity and real estate funds, institutional investors, and private and public companies.


Aleksandra Attorneys, Partner (2016–)
Krogerus Attorneys, Partner, Head of Real Estate and Private Equity (2008–2016)
Castrén & Snellman, Partner, Head of Private Equity (1998–2008)

Awards & Rankings

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2020 (Real Estate and Construction):
“Samuli Palin has a long track record in real estate transactions.”
“Samuli Palin is one of the most experienced lawyers in the business / market. He has an exceptional understanding of the commercial side of the business and he can reflect that smoothly into the legal side of the matters.”

Chambers Europe 2020 (Real Estate):
“He is a very experienced lawyer in the real estate sector. He is a hard negotiator, but is also business-oriented.”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2019 (Real Estate and Construction):
“talented, business-oriented and effective”

Chambers Europe 2019 (Real Estate):
“recognised as one of the top lawyers in the business”
“He has an in-depth understanding of all the different legal aspects of a property transaction”

Chambers Europe 2018 (Real Estate):
“excellent negotiation skills”
“superior commercial understanding”

Chambers Europe 2017 (Real Estate):
“very good negotiator”

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 negotiation 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”

Euromoney Expert Guide 2019 (Real Estate):
Endorsed as a Leading Practitioner

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):

Endorsed as a Band 1 Lawyer by Chambers and Partners (Real Estate) for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

Endorsed as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 (EMEA) (Real Estate and Construction) for 2020

Endorsed by Who’s Who Legal 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Real Estate)

Winner of Best Lawyers Helsinki Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014

Listed in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law, Venture Capital Law)


Member of the Finnish Bar Association


Law Clerk, Vantaa District Court (1998)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1997)
Studies at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands (1996)


Finnish, Swedish, English