Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar
I have focused on investment projects such as construction and infrastructure projects in the energy sector. In addition to providing project advice, I have acted as a counsel in many international arbitration proceedings relating to engineering and construction disputes.
I have been the head of our International Construction & Projects service category for over 15 years. During my leadership, we have built a team that is unique on the Finnish market for being truly dedicated to project law. Prior to becoming the head of our service, I advised mainly German and Finnish companies in a variety of business law cases. I have also gained experience from defence materiel procurement.
My diverse experience is a strength particularly in large projects where it is important to have the ability to take account of and coordinate various fields of law. It is also important to provide legal back-up to corporate communications and take care of compliance aspects, particularly in very significant projects. My understanding of the interests of different parties is a great help in finding solutions in even the most problematic situations.
Reducing the carbon footprint will be one of the biggest challenges in the years to come, especially in the fields of construction, energy and transportation. Additionally, the increase in urbanisation, transformation of global transportation and importance of national security are subjects that will have a growing effect on future large infrastructure projects. Further, the increasing instability of the global economy and emerging technological, environmental and political risks, combined with the requirement of bankability for projects, will place higher demands on project contracts, change management and effective dispute resolution. With so many new, significant challenges ahead, I look forward to continuing to use my expertise and experience to guide our clients in navigating such challenging new waters.
The Legal 500 ranks me among Finland's leading legal experts and IFLR1000 ranks me among the leading lawyers in the practice areas of Disputes, Energy & infrastructure and Project development. I was recognised for excellence in client service in the Construction category for Finland by the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice awards 2017. In 2021, Who’s Who Legal named me a ‘Recommended and global leader’ in the construction law category.
Languages: Finnish, German, English