Citycon Outsourcing of finance activities related to Nordic Accounting and Lease Administration to Staria

We successfully acted as the lead external counsel for Citycon Plc in an arrangement whereby Citycon outsourced its Nordic Accounting and Lease Administration operations and related workforce in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia to Staria Plc. The outsourcing is expected to take place as of 1 August 2024.

With this outsourcing arrangement, Citycon aims to align the size and capabilities of the company’s finance organisation with its future development, ensuring it can adapt to meet the company’s needs at any given time.

During the assignment, we assisted Citycon in drafting the necessary contract documentation and planning the contract negotiations and timetable. We led the outsourcing agreement negotiations and advised Citycon on employee transfer and data privacy related matters. We also coordinated legal advice for other in-scope countries.

Citycon is the leading owner and developer of urban hubs in the Nordics and Baltics. Citycon’s 33 mixed-use, necessity-based centres are located in the major cities in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia. Citycon transforms unique locations into sustainable communities and cities full of life, serving 140 million people each year and delivering long-term share value.

Citycon brings value to communities by developing urban hubs for living, working, socialising and shopping. Citycon has extensive experience as an urban developer and uses its expertise in creating mixed-use centres that include retail, offices, hotels, housing, food & beverage as well as healthcare, culture and leisure services.