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Michael Ristaniemi is Legal Counsel at Metsä Group in which capacity he is the group’s competition counsel and the head lawyer for Metsä Wood, a Metsä Group company. Ristaniemi is also in the process of finalizing his LL.D. dissertation as a part of which he attended the 2017-2018 UC Berkeley, School of Law Visiting Scholar Programme. His research is particularly concerned with the international dimensions of competition law. He also contributes to DG Competition’s work at the ICN as a Non-Governmental Advisor. In addition to competition law, his professional interests include corporate governance and the role of business in society. Ristaniemi has also worked at McDermott Will & Emery’s Brussels office as a seconded lawyer.