University of Turku

Michael Ristaniemi

University of Turku, Metsa Group (Helsinki)
Vice President Sustainability

Michael Ristaniemi has worked at Metsä Group since 2013 and has acted as the group’s competition counsel, as well as contributes to DG Competition’s work at the ICN as a Non-Governmental Advisor. Further, Ristaniemi is finalising his doctoral dissertation in competition law and policy, as a part of which he attended Berkeley Law’s Visiting Scholar Programme in 2017-2018. Other legal interests include corporate governance and the role of business in society. Ristaniemi has several years of experience of working both in-house and at leading Finnish and international law firms, including McDermott Will & Emery’s competition and regulatory practice in Brussels as a seconded lawyer. In early 2020, he appeared on the “Finland’s 35 under 35” list published by Talouselama magazine.



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