Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked as a trainee in four law firms working mainly in employment, dispute resolution and data privacy law. I also worked as an in-house legal trainee for a major private health care business in Finland and I have practical experience and knowledge from working with companies operating inter alia in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, life sciences and daily consumer goods and supplements business areas. I speak fluent English and Spanish in addition to my native Finnish, and have an understanding of Swedish. My studies in English and Spanish relate to international business and mediation and this expertise is becoming more and more important when serving our international clients as well as domestic clients operating abroad. The primus motors that drove me first to study and then to work in the area of law was an aspiration to find a profession which would give an outlet to be creative but with an intelligent approach and framework. I find that employment law offers a perfect platform for that and I tremendously enjoy my day to day work with great colleagues and our amazing clients in a work that demands creativity and ability to question and think outside the box.