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Sini Mäkelä

Legal Business Partner
Tel. +358 (0)40 030 7737
sini.makela@wiidare.com


Professional Experience

2024- Legal Business Partner at Wiidare
2021-2023 General Counsel and Member of the Management Group at WasaGroup
2019-2021 Senior Investment Manager / Investment Manager at SRV Group
2018 Transaction Manager at SRV Group
2009-2018 Senior Legal Counsel / Legal Counsel at SRV Group
2008 Notary at District Court of Seinäjoki
2005-2007 Legal Counsel at Fondia

Education

2005 LL.M. (with court training), University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law
2018-2019 Kiinko, Real Estate Financing
2006-2020 Aalto open university (total 18 ct)


Summary


With over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, I have gained valuable insights from both legal and business roles. I believe that understanding not only the legal but also the business considerations is essential in ensuring that clients’ business targets are accurately represented in legal documentation. My way of working is solution oriented and proactive. I thrive on finding and implementing the best solutions for our clients.

I have a strong background in joint ventures, real estate transactions, real estate finance, commercial lease agreements, project development and construction projects. While my focus has been on real estate and the construction sector, I have also gained experience in other fields of law and will be thus able to assist our clients in wide variety of cases.

Previously, I worked as a General Counsel and a member of the management team in a medium- sized real estate development company. My responsibilities included e.g., managing transactions, developing and maintaining compliance practices, acting as a secretary of the board of directors, obtaining financing for real estate projects and overall responsibility for all legal affairs.

I have also worked as a Senior Investment Manager and Senior Legal Counsel in a publicly listed construction company. In the legal department, I was responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide array of agreements and had overall in-house responsibility for assigned projects both in Finland and abroad. My work in the Investment segment included obtaining financing for various real estate projects and managing real estate transactions.

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