Hannes Snellman’s tax team, headed by Partner Heikki Vesikansa, represents clients in high-profile tax disputes and proceedings and provides tax and structuring advice in major public and private M&A, real estate, and capital markets transactions. In addition to corporate taxation, private wealth tax matters, tax litigation, and transactional taxation, the team provides specialist expertise in indirect taxation, including VAT, excise duties, and customs, with Specialist Partner Piia Ahonen as the head of indirect tax.
With eleven dedicated tax professionals, the team is one of the largest tax teams among Finnish law firms. Notable senior practitioners include Counsel Harri Vehviläinen, who specialises in investment structures and infrastructure and public-private partnership projects, Managing Associate Jenni Parviainen, a trusted advisor in tax litigation and real estate, M&A, and capital markets transactions, and Managing Associate Johan Hägerström, who concentrates on the team’s growing private client and asset management practice.
The team engages in philanthropy and pro bono work and offers consultation for law-making processes on a wide scale. Heikki Vesikansa is a board member of the Association for Finnish Tax Professionals and a member of the Taxes Committee of the Finnish Bar Association and the Tax and Legal Committees of the Finnish Venture Capital Association. Jenni Parviainen is a committee member of CFE Tax Advisers Europe.
Vesikansa, Heikki (Head of Department)