Katja is currently working as a visiting attorney at a foreign law firm.
My special field of interest and expertise is financial law and regulation, with focus on fintechs, cross border services and new technical solutions. I am an experienced counsel with financial products (e.g. fund documentation), license applications with FIN-FSA, regulatory compliance, corporate advisory, contract drafting, as well as legal translations (FIN-SWE-ENG) related to financial business. My deepest expertise are legal questions related to UCITS and AIF management companies, investment firms (MiFID), crowdfunding as well as anti-money laundering and market abuse regulation.
I help our on-going compliance customers in all-day regulatory questions as well as in changes, such as development of new services and products or license applications with FIN-FSA. My clients include both well-established and newly founded companies as well as foreign companies entering the Finnish market. I am bilingual (Swedish-Finnish) and familiar with advising Nordic companies to start, develop and grow their business in Finland.
After my masters’ degree in law 2014 (University of Helsinki), I have completed my court training in 2016. Prior to joining Lexia (2017), I worked as an in-house lawyer with an international financial group supporting the group’s fund management company and investment firm with their legal and regulatory questions. I was accepted into the Finnish Bar Association in 2019 and completed the same year my master’s degree in economics and business administration at Hanken Svenska Handelshögskolan.
I am happy to help you in Finnish, Swedish and English with all legal and regulatory questions in financial services.