Partner, Chairman of the Board, Member of the Finnish Bar
I have worked for Castrén & Snellman for over 25 years. In addition to my work as an attorney, I served as our firm's managing partner for the past few years and I now chair the board of directors. I enjoy assisting our clients, solving legal problems and participating in developing our firm to continuously become a better place to work.
During my career, I have specialised in insolvency law. I have handled insolvency matters extensively from different perspectives; I have assisted creditors and debtors, acted as an estate administrator in bankruptcy proceedings and as an administrator in restructuring proceedings. I am a long-time member of the Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Affairs where we draft recommendations concerning good practice for estate administrators and receivers.
My other practice area is corporate law, particularly corporate governance issues. I regularly act as a chairperson at general meetings.
I have also acted as counsel in trials and arbitration proceedings where the disputes have concerned, particularly, management liability, recovery actions, squeeze-outs and different matters related to damages claims or contracts. I have also served as an arbitrator.
I want to be our clients' trusted partner during change. I strive to find solutions, and I am not afraid of situations of which I do not have prior experience.
In addition to my assignment work, my role as board chairperson and the head of the Insolvency and Restructuring service category gives me a spark. My mission is to encourage my colleagues to achieve peak performance. I want to develop our firm and cherish the Castrén Spirit. My favourite of our firm's values is the spark, which arises out of trust, interaction and professional ambition as well as our dreams.
I have actively participated in various organisations. The most educational and interesting roles for me have included the different roles I have had in the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and my role as a member of the AIJA board from 2008 to 2010. Currently, I act as the chairperson of the Redemption Committee of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and as a member the Council of the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Affairs.
I am happy to share my expertise and experiences; for example, I have lectured widely on insolvency topics and corporate law issues, and recently I have also lectured about leadership.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish