April 1997 – Doctor of Laws (LL.D) (criminal law)– University of Turku (Finland) – Doctoral thesis ”Rikosoikeudellinen huolimattomuus. Mit deutscher Zusammenfassung” [Criminal Negligence]. Helsinki 1996. LVIX + 689 pages. – Grade: Laudatur

August 1991 – Licentiate of Laws (LL.Lic.) (criminal law and legal theory) - University of Turku (Finland) – Licentiate thesis ”Syyllisyydestä vastuullisuuteen?” [From Guilt to Responsibility? A Theoretical Study on the Concept of Guilt.] Turku 1991. XIX + 226 pages. – Grade: 10/10 points

March 1987 – Master of Laws (LL.M.) - University of Turku (Finland) – Master’s thesis ”Oikeuserehdyksen vaikutuksesta syyllisyyteen, syyksiluettavuuteen ja rangaistuksen tuomitsemiseen” [Mistake as to the unlawfulness of the act in criminal law]. Turku 1987. 97 pages. – Grade: 10/10 points


Criminal law General part of criminal law – Criminal law theory – Negligent crimes – Economic crime – Cross-border criminality – European Union criminal law, especially economic crime – Responsibility of an accountant, auditor, comptroller and legal counsel – Corporate criminal liability

European law – European Union – Council of Europe

International law – International human rights instruments – International criminal courts (ICC and ICTY) – European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) – Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)

Procedural law – Comparative European criminal procedure – Legal procedures in ECHR, CJEU, ICC and ICTY – Insolvency law

Legal philosophy – Critical theory and pragmatism in legal theory – The rule of law in a social-evolutionary context – Legal hermeneutics


Manager, lawyer, legal counsel, consultant / Professor of Laws Ari-Matti Nuutila Law Office (Skanör, Sweden) / from 2009 / Legal services to physical and legal persons, academic education at universities and for legal professions, as well as consulting services to judicial administration, companies and law firms in various countries.

Adjunct Professor in Criminal Law / Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE) (Hangzhou, P.R. of China) / from 2013 / Education in international criminal law.

Consultant in international Criminal Law / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (Vienna, Austria) / from 2013 / Research and monitoring especially on UNCAC.

National expert / from 2013 / United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) (Rome, Italy) / Research and reporting especially on international environmental crimes.

Legal expert / Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (Vienna, Austria) / from 2012 / Vocational training for judges and prosecutors in various countries especially in AML and CFT.

Professor in Criminal Law and Law / University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law (Finland) / 2006 – 2008 / Research and education in criminal law, procedural law, legal theory, human rights and international and European criminal law.

Visiting Professor in Criminal Law / University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law (Kentucky, U.S.A.) / 2001 / Research in U.S. criminal law and education in European criminal law.

Professor in Criminal Law / University of Turku, Faculty of Law (Finland) / 1999 – 2006 / Research and education in Finnish and English. Chair of International Committee and Director of PhD studies.

Associate Professor in Criminal Law / Universities of Turku and Helsinki, Faculty of Law (Finland) / 1994 – 1999 / Research and education in criminal law and legal procedure.

Researcher in Criminal Law / Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) / 1992 – 1993 / Research for the doctoral thesis. Lecturing assignments at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. 


Committee Member / European Commission and FIDE / 1999 – 2006 / Member in four committees fighting economic crime and cross-border criminality in the EU (Corpus Juris; Lisbon Treaty; military crisis management; European arrest warrant).

Committee Expert / Parliament of Finland / 1998 – 2007 / Invited expert to Law Committee, Constitutional Law Committee and Administration Committee in legislative reforms concerning criminal law, EU-affairs, international law and human rights. In total 72 parliamentary hearings.

Committee and Working Group Member / Ministry of Justice of the Finnish Government / 1990– 2006 / Member in eight Committees and Working Groups preparing criminal law legislation in the areas of general part of criminal law, forfeiture of assets, economic offences, terrorist offences, judicial co-operation in criminal matters, international execution and enforcement of economic sanctions, juvenile criminal law, and imprisonment.

Member in the Disciplinary Board / The Finnish Bar Association / 2000 – 2004 / The Disciplinary Board investigates breaches of the rules of the proper professional conduct, and examines and decides upon complaints made against lawyers in respect of alleged breaches of the rules of the proper professional conduct.

Chair / The National Council for Crime Prevention in Finland (Ministry of Justice) / 2002 – 2003 / The Council, e.g., monitors the crime situation, furthers the cooperation of various agencies that have impact on crime prevention, makes initiatives that concern crime prevention and the minimizing of the costs of crime, gives expert opinions on plans of authorities and other agencies that may have an impact on crime, and prepares regular assessments of crime problems.

Academic lecturer / Office of the Prosecutor General (FI), National Bureau of Investigation (FI), Police Collage (FI), National Board of Customs (FI), The Finnish Bar Association (FI), Judicial Administration (FI), Provincial Government (SE), etc. / 1997 – 2012 approx. 150-200 days.