Castrén & Snellman

Mikko Alakare

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My passion for taxation rose during my student years when I led the board of directors of an international group of companies owned by a non-profit student organisation.

I have spent the fifteen years following my studies working as a tax specialist for leading Finnish law firms. Those years have proved to me that taxation is an essential part of all business activity. Keeping track of constantly changing tax regulations and facing the fierce tax competition between different jurisdictions place heavy demands on the knowledge of the taxpayers.

During my years in the legal business, I have gained an exceptionally wide perspective of tax matters, including direct and indirect taxation.

I continuously advise clients on various kinds of M&A, real estate and financing transactions. Tax issues related to venture capital and private equity have also been an integral part of my daily work in addition to handling demanding tax disputes.

Publications such as International Tax Review have ranked me among the leading tax professionals in Finland for several consecutive years.

Professional Memberships

The Association for Finnish Tax Professionals

International Fiscal Association

The Association of Finnish Lawyers

Finnish Sports Law Association