Maria Wasastjerna

Maria Wasastjerna is a Senior Legal Counsel at Nokia, based at the company’s head quarter in Finland. She works in the Legal & Compliance / Regulatory team and deals with competition law and antitrust related matters on a global level supporting all business functions, handling merger control and competition law compliance. Prior to joining Nokia, Maria worked at Roschier Attorneys, a leading Nordic law firm, dealing with a wide range of EU and competition law matters. She was also sent on client secondments to GE Healthcare and Nokia. Maria’s earlier professional experience includes working at the European Commission’s DG Competition, the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC, and the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton in Brussels. She has also worked in a Finnish technology start up in online advertising as the company’s Head of Legal. Maria holds an LL.M. from the College of Europe in Bruges (2008) and an LL.M. from Georgetown University (2011), where she studied on a Fulbright-Schuman scholarship and graduated with distinction (Dean’s list). She is a qualified lawyer in Finland and New York (member of the New York State Bar).


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