I am a partner at Bird & Bird and the head of our Finnish Tax Group here in Helsinki, where I specialise in tax planning, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring and leadership changes in family-owned companies. I also assist individual clients and their families relating to their worldwide tax issues.
Advising on domestic and international tax matters in corporate and personal income taxation, I act as a daily administrative tax adviser and a tax coordinator of domestic and international Finnish companies and branches.
Acting on behalf of clients including private banks and their customers, both companies as well as individuals, I also represent leading investment banks, private equity investors, medium sized companies, and family-owned companies and their owners.
Over the years, I have been recognised as one of Finland's leading tax experts in many of the major international legal directories including Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, World Tax, International Tax Review and World Transfer Pricing.
I am one of the authors of 'Sopimusriskit' (2014), a comprehensive and practical book on contracts and risk management and, with Janne Juusela, published 'Sukupolvenvaihdoksen verotus' (2010, 2014 and 2018). In addition, I have written articles in several Finnish and global professional publications and have been a contributor to the Finland chapter in 'Women, Business and the Law, Getting to Equal', an annual publication of the World Bank Group. I am also a regular lecturer and panellist at seminars and events on tax.
Today, I am a member of International Fiscal Association Finland and of Suomen Veroasiantuntijat ry - the Association of Finnish Tax Experts. Alongside my native Finnish, I speak English and Swedish and understand written French.