As head of Bird & Bird's Corporate and M&A practice in Finland, Maria has in-depth experience of complex M&A transactions and corporate and commercial work. Specialising in M&A, she has over 20 years' experience of structuring and negotiating complex transactions, with a focus on private M&A deals and both inbound and outbound cross-border work.
In recent years, a large part of her work has revolved around mergers & acquisitions with a technology sector angle, as well as advisory in the fields of mobility and infrastructure. She also has a background in technology licensing and intellectual property, with previous responsibilities including steering group work with Business Finland.
In addition to M&A, Maria has longstanding experience in strategic contracting, advising clients on matters including joint ventures and co-operation contracts. A special interest area of hers is civil vs. common law contracting, and how the small but intricate differences play out in practice.
Maria enjoys lecturing and writing and is a regular speaker on topics including M&A and commercial contracts, as well as being the author of four books in her areas of interest.