Senior Advisor, Master of Laws
I joined Castrén & Snellman after a long career in various ministries and in the judiciary. From 2001 until my retirement, I worked as a justice, first as a justice of the Supreme Court and later as the president of the Vaasa and Helsinki courts of appeal. I have worked as a law drafter for a long time, most recently as the director of legislative affairs at the Ministry of Justice, where I was responsible for the drafting of laws in the field of private law.
I have been involved in innumerable legislative projects and law drafting organs for decades. My strongest specialisation is insolvency law. For a long time, I had a key role in all law drafting projects in this field, most recently as the chairman of the working group that prepared the Bankruptcy Act. I have also authored books on bankruptcy law. I also participated in the preparation of the European Union Regulation on insolvency proceedings.
I work as a Senior Advisor in our Restructuring & Insolvency service. I act as an expert in questions related to insolvency law in particular, and also in relation to other questions where my experience and knowledge may be useful.
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German