Tax

Tax & Structuring

We offer you a wide range of services, the main areas of focus being transactions and tax disputes, nationally and internationally. Our team’s broad scope of expertise covers both direct and indirect taxation. We have vast experience of advising on domestic and international corporate taxation, and we regularly assist clients with matters relating to transfer pricing, incentive schemes, VAT, and customs and excise duty.

Our Tax & Structuring lawyers are known for their business-minded approach to tax law. We combine practical and solution-oriented tax expertise with commercially-driven corporate and M&A work. In addition to leading the market in transactions, our team is especially recognized for its outstanding work in the areas of tax audits and disputes.

Based on their abilities, clients and assignments, this practice stands out as one of the clear market leaders in Finland.

International Tax Review, World Tax

We have close working relationships with a number of well-known law firms across Europe, enabling seamless cross-border tax advice that covers all relevant jurisdictions beyond the Nordic region. With a strong focus on international taxation and EU tax law, the members of our team also regularly participate in the activities of various expert groups, including the International Fiscal Association, the Finnish Bar Association’s expert group on tax law, and various cooperation groups of international law firms.

Practice related services

Transactions

  • Tax and corporate structuring related to mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions
  • Tax structuring of investment funds
  • Public company restructurings and tender offers
  • Tax planning related to financing and financial instruments
  • Real estate transactions
  • Management participations and other incentive schemes
  • Business restructurings
  • Transfer pricing
  • Transaction- and fund-related VAT issues

Tax audits and tax disputes

  • Consideration payable between related parties in connection with restructurings of business models
  • Transfer pricing disputes
  • Applicability of anti-avoidance rules in acquisition structures and various other situations
  • Applicability of Finnish interest barrier rules in various structures
  • Taxation of trust income
  • Allocation of assets and related liabilities between head offices and Finnish branches
  • Interpretation of the recently implemented new rules in the Transfer Tax Act
  • Interpretation of customs and excise duty rules
Recognitions

Roschier’s Tax practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers EuropeThe Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and ITR World Tax. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2022;
  • Regi: Law Firm of the Year for Sweden in 2021;
  • International Tax Review – European Awards: the Finnish Tax Firm of the Year in 2021; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020.

This is what clients say about us:

“Best tax advice in Finland.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Tax

“The cooperation with Roschier was seamless and very well organised. We had a huge capital market transaction and we needed the best team in Finland with broad international experience. Roschier acted as our adviser in a very critical role and in many ways enabling the transaction and managing the related risks. We highly appreciate also being able to spar on strategic topics. Tax advice covered also transaction structuring.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Tax

“Outstanding advice on tax matters.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Tax

“The firm’s expertise in tax law is the best in class.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Tax

“Roschier is particularly strong on tax transactional matters.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Tax

“Flexibility, well on target with competence, excellent availability, good quality support during an exceptional period and environment for business. Good project management and control.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Tax

“Best legal tax advice money can buy. Thinking is always solution-oriented and the team will come up with concrete advice in any situation.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Tax

“Based on their abilities, clients and assignments, this practice stands out as one of the clear market leaders in Finland.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

“Always high-quality work.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Tax

“High-quality team who also understand financial issues.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Tax

“The company has established a position as one of the leading tax practices among Finnish law firms and it is involved in some of the most significant tax disputes.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

“Well known M&A tax practice.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

“Roschier has several senior tax advisers with the experience of over 20 years.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

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