Kanerva Sunila

Senior Associate, Master of Laws, Doctor of Science (Technology)

I advise clients on energy law assignments, on industrial and infrastructure projects and on contractual issues related to these sectors. Prior to joining Castrén & Snellman, I worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, where I drafted energy market legislation and prepared energy policies at the national, international and EU level. I have also worked as a lawyer at the Energy Authority (the Finnish national regulatory authority) and as a researcher focusing on energy and environmental law questions related to, e.g. offshore wind power. In May 2023, I defended my doctoral thesis on electricity market law and energy transition at Aalto University.

I am passionate about energy law and the energy sector – not least because of the sector’s importance in the green transition. I believe that to properly understand energy law, you need to understand how the sector itself works. Due to my versatile work experience, I see the wider background behind the assignments and the needs of the clients. I enjoy challenging legal questions and am particularly interested in how innovative solutions enabling energy transition are regulated.