My interest in employment law began during my studies when I wrote my Master's thesis in this field together with completing various optional courses. I initially joined Bird & Bird in 2018 as a trainee in our Employment Group graduating the following year from the University of Helsinki. I had already started my employment law career prior to joining Bird & Bird as I worked for a smaller law firm and one of the biggest industrial organisations representing employees. During these roles I became especially familiar with collective agreement systems in Finland and disputes in employment relationships. In other words, I've been gaining valuable experience from both sides of the table which widens my perspective and helps me to provide the most efficient advice to our clients and precise answers to their questions. Clients value my team spirit and my sincere interest towards their needs as I'm eager to find the best practical and efficient solutions with an open-minded approach while keeping in mind our clients' unique operational model and the fast-changing world.