Katariina Pesonen, an experienced lawyer in the financial sector, to strengthen Lexia’s Financial services and Fintech practices

March 16, 2021

Katariina Pesonen (Bachelor of Laws) has been appointed acting head of the Financial services and Fintech practices at Lexia Attorneys.

Pesonen has worked in the financial sector for 15 years. She joins Lexia from Aktia Bank, where she held various positions for almost ten years, including as a lawyer, compliance and risk officer and, most recently, CEO of Aktia Asset Management.

She has very extensive experience in the products, procedures, organisation and governance of fund and investment service operators.

“Katariina has long and versatile experience in the financial sector. She has also been involved in implementing a wide variety of regulatory entities. In addition to legal expertise, she has a deep business understanding that will bring significant value to our clients,” says Samuli Koskela, CEO of Lexia. 

There is a lot of regulation in the financial sector and it is in constant change. The sector’s procedures and organisation of operations, taking responsibility into account and the development of digitalisation are now on the surface and create a lot of pressure for change.

Many Lexia clients have decided to outsource the compliance function completely, for example, so that the clients can better focus on growing their own business and organising the company.

“I am impressed with the expertise of our team. Regulation in the financial sector has developed rapidly in recent years, and in Fintech, for example, we have helped many of our clients to embark on a completely new business,” Pesonen continues.

Pesonen is inspired by the interest in working at the interface between law and business. She wants to bring her business experience and passion to make things happen for our clients in different industries through law.

“Lexia’s vision of the future law firm as a business developer and partner hits the nail on the head. Law creates a good framework, but also increasingly acts as an enabler of business,” Pesonen says.

Additional information:
Samuli Koskela, CEO, tel. +358 40 5888 323, samuli.koskela@lexia.fi

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