Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar
As one of Finland’s most experienced capital markets lawyers, I know the Nordic capital markets from top to bottom. I began my career as a derivatives broker, and I was involved in establishing the Finnish derivatives markets and book-entry system. Subsequently, I contributed to the combination of the Finnish and Swedish securities exchanges and the transfer of derivatives trading onto the Eurex exchange. I have also played a role in developing market regulations and practices, e.g. as the chairperson of the Securities and Finance Law Expert Group of the Finnish Bar Association from 2010 to 2015. I have comprehensive strategic insight into how the capital markets work and how public arrangements and investment instruments should be structured. I am also a trusted advisor in private M&A transactions.
I chair the shareholders’ meetings of numerous listed companies and institutions, including Kone Corporation, F-Secure Corporation, Neo Industrial Plc, Titanium Oyj and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company. I served as the chairperson of Castrén & Snellman’s board from 2009 to 2017.
I am fascinated by exponential global transformation and the impacts of new technologies on companies and industries, and keep abreast of them in my role as a startup investor.
I contribute to the achievement of societal goals as the chairperson of the Finnish Children and Youth Foundation and as a deputy board member in the Climate Leadership Coalition. These positions have given me an in-depth understanding of sustainable investments and impact investments. In addition, I am a member in Suomen Pörssimeklarit ry – the association of Finnish securities brokers, Royal Society of Arts and the Crypto Helsinki workgroup.
The Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and IFLR1000 rank me among Finland’s leading legal experts.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German