Pia Lindholm works as a Deputy Head of Unit for Civil Justice in Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission. She studied law in Helsinki and London and economics in Brussels and trained as a judge in Finland. She joined the Commission in 1995 from the Finnish Ministry of Justice and started her career in the Commission’s Legal Service. She has worked in a number of different fields in the Commission before joining the Civil Justice Unit in 2017. She has followed the situation concerning SLAPP in the EU since 2018. She is currently working on the Commission’s SLAPP initiative.