Tarja Wist

Curriculum Vitae

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Tarja Wist is an internationally highly esteemed capital markets and finance law professional with extensive experience in capital markets and finance transactions, M&A and other corporate arrangements, and a strong competence in companies and contract law. In her 30 year legal career, Tarja Wist has represented several international and domestic groups, banks, finance companies and SMEs. Tarja Wist also regularly acts as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings governed by the Finnish Companies Law.

Tarja Wist

WORK EXPERIENCE


WIST ATTORNEYS Partner 2020 -
WASELIUS & WIST OY
Partner 1997 – 2019
Member of the Board of Directors 1997 – 2019
Managing Partner 1997 - 2011
ROSCHIER-HOLMBERG & WASELIUS
Associate lawyer 1989 – 1997



POSITIONS OF TRUST

AKTIA BANK DLC
Member of the Board of Directors 2019 –2020
INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
Legal Practice Division Council, member 2015-2016 and 2019 -
Banking Law Committee, co-chair 2010-2011
FINNISH BAR ASSOCIATION
Specialist Group for Finance and Capital Markets Law, chair 2006-2010, member 2011-2014



LAW-MAKING

MINISTERY OF FINANCE
Legislative Working Group for the Securities Market Law Reform, member 2009-2011
Legislative Working Group for the Implementation of the Takeover Directive, member 2004-2005
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
Legislative Commission for Securities Market Legislation, secretary 1990 -1991



MEMBERSHIP

Finnish Bar Association
International Bar Association
Directors’ Institute Finland
Finnish Corporate Law Association
The Association of Finnish Lawyers



RECOGNITIONS

THE LEGAL 500 HALL OF FAME 2019

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession.


IFLR 1000 WOMEN LEADERS
IFLR1000
Women Leaders 2019 and 2020, the guide to the world's leading female transactional lawyers, recognises a select group of lawyers who are the best female IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers working in their areas nationally.


WHO’S WHO LEGAL - BANKING, CAPITAL MARKETS, TRANSPORT (AVIATION FINANCE)
Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law.



EDUCATION

Member of the Finnish Bar Association 1994
Master of Laws, The University of Helsinki 1989
Baccalaureate, Pietarsaaren Lukio 1984



LANGUAGES

Finnish (native)
English (fluent)
Swedish (fluent)
German (proficient)
French (beginner)



PUBLICATIONS

Several writings in Finnish and international publications in the field of capital markets and finance law