In my opinion, understanding tax questions relating to private equity funds and M&A transactions is a key part when optimising the profit for the investment. Working in this area for over 10 years following my studies has given me the understanding of the link between the key business of the client, taxation and other legal aspects. In addition, I have been involved in several Finnish landmark tax litigations.Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I worked for two other top-tier Finnish attorney firms. In addition, I have gained work experience from the M&A tax department of a big four audit firm and performed a one-year secondment as an inhouse-lawyer at a large Nordic private equity company.I am finishing my postgraduate studies at the University of Helsinki. The studies focus on the domestic and international tax and legal questions relating to the fundraising process of private equity funds. In addition, I hold a M.Sc (Econ) degree (majoring in finance) from Aalto University. A strong academic background facilitates me in generating innovative solutions to complex problems emerging in practice. However, I am, most of all, a practice-oriented attorney at law, whose focus is always on achieving the business goals of the client.