Our bright team

While each of our lawyers is specialised in one or more practice areas, they nevertheless develop and maintain professional knowledge in general business law. We train our lawyers to be exceptionally well-rounded practitioners in order to ensure that specialisation is achieved without sacrificing the important perspective of the generalist. Strict adherence to quality is reflected in the selection and training of our professionals.

Maria Lehtimäki

Specialist Partner
Joined Firm:
University of Helsinki, LL.M. 2012
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Practice Areas

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate and Commercial

Career and qualifications

Waselius & Wist 2012-; Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (2015); Law Office Heinonen & Mörä (2009–2012)

Maria advises financial institutions, investors and corporates on cross-border financing and capital markets transactions and related regulatory matters. She has experience in structured finance across a variety of asset classes, as well as special situations and distressed investments.

In 2015, Maria was with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in London as a Foreign Associate working on equity and debt capital markets transactions.


Finnish Bar Association (2016); Finnish Law Association


* Recommended in Banking & Finance and Capital markets by The Legal 500 in 2020
* Winner of the country award for Finland across practice areas in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Star Awards in 2019.
* Shortlisted for the Banking and finance practice area award in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Star Awards in 2019.
* Recommended as “Rising Star” in Banking and finance by the Euromoney Legal Media Group Rising Stars Guide, 2018-2020.

"outstanding: we hadn't worked together previously, but they came recommended on the fintech payment side and they were just wonderful. They offered key insights with regards to the regulator in Finland and delivered everything you would want in terms of working in a similar style to US lawyers but also having deep knowledge of the landscape in Finland."
– Chambers Global 2020

"Excellent, very responsive and engaged."
– IFLR1000

Recent Publications

* Lexology – Restructuring & Insolvency in Finland
* Structured finance and securitisation in Finland: overview
* ICLG: Securitisation 2020 – Finland
* ICLG: Aviation Finance & Leasing 2020 – Finland
* Lending and taking security in Finland

Laura Paalosmaa

”Man of Justice” by Veikko Myller