Sami Lommi

Counsel, Compliance Officer, Head of Risk Management, Member of the Finnish Bar

I specialise in financial and insurance regulation as well as anti-money laundering and sanctions regulation. I advise domestic and foreign financial institutions, insurance companies and significant owners in a variety of regulatory matters, such as transactions and investigations. I also extensively advise clients in AML/CTF/KYC related matters, supporting them in acting in compliance with applicable regulation. I am Castrén & Snellman’s compliance officer and head of the company’s Risk Management service.

For over a decade prior to joining Castrén & Snellman I held several positions in the insurance sector, most recently as the director of legal affairs, HR and internal services in the management team of a non-life insurance company. During my career, I have also gained experience as a compliance officer both in a domestic banking concern and an international insurance concern. As I have also held numerous positions of trust within the insurance sector, I have had the opportunity to actively participate in influencing the development of the regulatory framework.

As the amount of financial and insurance regulatory work has expanded in recent years, becoming more complicated with swelling regulations coming mostly from the EU, my versatile background as an in-house counsel provides invaluable insight and experience of insurance corporate practice and the insurance sector in general. Having worked as an in-house counsel, I strive to take identified business challenges into consideration when applying the legal framework. I like to think of myself as an enabler.

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