Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar, LL.D.
Having worked in the legal field for almost a few decades, I have had time to dig into contract law issues related to international construction and projects, dispute resolution and banking. I have numerous years of experience in advising clients in dispute proceedings in both civil courts and arbitration institutes. I have served as an arbitrator in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings. I am specialised in international trade contracts, project agreements, bank guarantees, trade finance issues such as letters of credit, and documentary credits.
I am a doctor of laws and a docent in contract law and international trade law at the University of Turku. I have been asked to serve as Professor of Practice in Advocacy at the University of Helsinki for the period of 2018-2022 on a part-time basis. This professorship is unique and the first of its kind in the world. I have written my dissertation, which has been used at universities as teaching material, on international trade contracts and documentary credits. I have also authored several books and articles on international trade and guarantees. I am a frequent lecturer at universities and seminars. I regularly train in district courts, courts of appeal and in the Ministry of Justice.
I have had an expert role in a dispute to be decided by the Association for International Arbitration and I often draft written expert opinions both for domestic and international clients. Thanks to my role as the vice-chairman of a subcommittee of IBA's International Construction Projects Committee, I have a broad international network from which clients often benefit in international disputes.
Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Best Lawyers rank me among Finland’s leading legal experts. Clients appreciate my long experience, my deep expertise, my negotiation skills and my ability to approach clients' questions from the perspective of business.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish