Counsel, Member of the Finnish Bar
Before joining Castrén & Snellman I worked in the public sector in several legal duties for almost 10 years. During this time, I worked in ministries and courts and gained valuable experience from a wide range of public sector legislation. My main area of expertise at Castrén & Snellman is public procurement in which I specialised at the Market Court. In addition to public procurement, I also handle issues related to state aid, competitive neutrality and a wide range of issues related to public sector legislation. I also handle contractual issues related to both public procurement and other contracts.
Due to my background I consider issues both from the perspective of a former civil servant as well as my current position. This is relevant for many clients' projects and I am able to point out many relevant issues not only about legislation but also about official functions in practice. In relation to public sector projects it is also important to recognise different kinds of risks. Public procurement, state aid and issues related to the publicity of documents can all be relevant for even a single project and I am able to help clients in all of these issues comprehensively and in a way that minimises risks.
I have also participated in the drafting of public procurement legislation by working as a part-time secretary for a committee considering the reform of legal remedies in the public procurement sector during 2008–2010.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish