Ville Kivisto

Ville Kivistö

Senior Counsel Finland


Ville specialises in complex corporate crime matters and compliance programs.

Ville Kivistö is a Senior Counsel in our Helsinki office. He specialises in demanding criminal court proceedings and anti-corruption compliance programs.

Ville regularly advises clients in complex white-collar crime cases such as fraud, bribery, abuse of position of trust, misuse of trade secrets, bankruptcy crimes, copyright crimes, work safety offences and crimes relating to securities markets.

In addition to his corporate crime practice, Ville has wide experience of managing anti-corruption compliance programs and insolvency related matters.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Ville worked as a manager in a leading auditing and consulting firm where he focused on demanding special audits and setting up anti-corruption compliance programs. Previously, Ville worked for several years as an investigator in charge of the economic crimes unit and head of unit of tracing asset.

Ville was educated at the University of Helsinki (LL.M.) in 2006 and trained on the bench at district court of Vantaa in 2010. He is a member of the Finnish Bar and a member of the Finnish Bar Association’s Expert Group on criminal law.

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