DLA Piper successfully represented Helsinki City Transport Authority (HKL) in a dispute regarding termination of Helsinki area metro automation contracts.

01 Apr 2020

HKL and Siemens entered into various supply agreements for the automation of the Helsinki area metro in 2008 and 2009. HKL terminated the agreements in 2015 due to, inter alia, extensive delays in the project.

In its verdict, rendered on 31 March 2020, the District Court of Helsinki decided that HKL had the right to terminate the supply agreements for the automation of the Helsinki metro and Länsimetro due to substantial delays in the project. The court deemed that the supplier Siemens was responsible for the delays.

The court will now move on to hear damage claims and other claims of financial nature.

The DLA Piper team, led by litigation partner Pia Bräysy, consisted of partners Jussi Savonen and Ari Savela, Senior Counselor Timo Ruikka and Associate Lauri Rantanen.