Tvenda offers investigation and consultancy services
with expertise

Towards a new direction against a headwind

Our story

The story of Tvenda Oy started at the end of 2020. We decided to start chasing the dream of entrepreneurship. We are not sailors but the sailing related term “venda” felt very much spot on – turning the sailboat in a new direction against a headwind. We only added one letter in front so that the name of our company would also carry the initial letters from both of our names. 

“Towards a new direction against a headwind” describes the leap to unknown that we are now taking. Our engagements also often include supporting the client in the headwind and helping towards a new direction. We are lucky that there are two of us in the boat. We believe that fortune favours the bold!

Our services

Investigations

 
We support companies in investigations when they encounter fraud allegations or compliance breaches. As an external party, we provide the support independently and objectively and always in a timely manner.

Reviews

 
Compliance reviews, reviews related to insolvencies and company restructurings and internal audits are provided professionally and cost efficiently, always aiming to create value for the client.

Quantum

 
In arbitrations and other legal proceedings a need may arise for an external expert to calculate the financial damages suffered. We have experience of such damage calculations and of serving as expert witnesses. Our expertise is always independent, objective and conflict free.

Training and  consultation

We provide internal training for organisations and we have acted as speakers at several forums. Topics often include the prevention, detection and investigation of financial fraud. In addition, we provide compliance and whistleblowing consultation.

We are passionate
about our work

We are intrigued by complex engagements which we grasp with preciseness and expertise. We have been honoured to serve both large and smaller organisations in Finland and internationally.

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Who we are

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Viivi Lajunen

Viivi is one of the two founding partners of Tvenda. She has 10 years of experience working on complex investigations, damage calculations and contentious insolvency as well as accounting malpractice issues. She has also acted as an expert witness and as a speaker at numerous industry events. 

Viivi has worked on international projects both within the private and public sector and has in-depth experience across a range of different industries. She has participated in a variety of white collar crime reviews and investigations (ABAC and sanctions related). Viivi was also part of the team supporting a European bank in a money laundering investigation in 2019 and so called Libor investigation in 2014.   

Prior to starting as an entrepreneur, Viivi launched Forensic Risk Alliance Ltd’s Helsinki branch in Finland together with Tytti Saarinen and worked as a director during 2018-2021. Before joining FRA, Viivi was Head of Audit at the Ministry of Education and Culture, where she had a significant role in the development process related to audit functions and in the government’s grant process overall. Her work and its results, have also been widely visible in the Finnish media. Viivi has worked in the Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services team at EY, as well as at Deloitte and AuditSUM (currently RSM Finland). 

Viivi holds a Master of Science degree in accounting and corporate law from Lappeenranta University of Technology and is currently studying for a degree in Licentiate of laws (procedural and insolvency law). Viivi is also a certified ACAMS Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS). 

Languages: Native Finnish, English

Contact details: +358 50 5955 310 / viivi.lajunen@tvenda.fi

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Tytti Saarinen

Tytti is one of the two founding partners of Tvenda. She has vast experience in working on complex investigations related to fraudulent actions, accounting malpractice issues, damage calculations, contentious insolvency as well as money laundering investigations.  Tytti is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Prior to starting as an entrepreneur, Tytti launched Forensic Risk Alliance Ltd’s Helsinki branch in Finland together with Viivi Lajunen and worked as a director during 2018-2021. In this role Tytti worked in projects both in Finland and abroad. Tytti  was a part of the team supporting a European bank in a money laundering investigation in 2019. She also had a leading role in a team that was supporting a Nordic company in investigating bribery allegations in Namibia in 2020.  

Before joining FRA, Tytti was a partner and working in a COO role at RSM Finland Oy. Prior to this Tytti was part of special investigations team at RSM London office where she worked as an Associate Director. Tytti has in-depth experience in investigating accounting malpractice issues and misuse of assets. She has acted as an expert witness and as a speaker in numerous seminars and other events. 

Tytti holds a Master of Science degree from Hanken School of Economics and also a Master of Law degree from the University of Helsinki. Tytti is also a certified Turnaround Management Consultant (TMC).

Languages: Native Finnish, English, Swedish

Contact details: +358 50 544 6127 / tytti.saarinen@tvenda.fi