The firm provides a full range of services in all fields of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on capital markets, banking and finance law, mergers and acquisitions, EU and competition law, dispute resolution, tax law as well as IPR.

Tax and Structuring

Waselius & Wist renders advice primarily in all areas of domestic and international business taxation, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings as well as other financial transactions. Many of our assignments have an international dimension. Our tax team provides strategic tax advice early on in the transactional process, whether domestic or cross-border in nature, to ensure efficient tax structures. In addition to our involvement in the structuring of transactions, we advise on the documentation to implement transactions.

Our tax team also has substantial experience in assisting clients in administrative proceedings on taxation issues. We have a well established tax dispute resolution practice and have successfully represented clients in a wide range of disputes with the tax authorities.

We have recently represented:

- a number of non-Finnish entities with the tax structuring of their Finnish investments
- a number of international entities in their implementation of employee incentive schemes
- a number of international financial institutions with tax issues in relation to the issuance of equity, debt and hybrid securities and other derivative instruments
- a number of corporate entities with tax disputes

Representative cases in Tax and Structuring

"The team forms a very coherent whole with a long term prospective of maximizing customer benefit.", The Legal 500

"The firm is dedicated to quality and to doing a good job. It is up and coming modern and my first choice in Finland.", Chambers Europe

"The transaction was done quickly and the lawyers found the right solutions to problems." "Lawyers were on the ground and had the experience to help us with the foreign legislation process, making sure everything went smoothly.", Chambers Europe

"Niklas Thibblin is analytical and profound, and looks for solutions not problems," report clients. Other sources state: "He really knows his stuff and is great to work with.", Chambers Global

"Niklas Thibblin is ‘extremely dedicated to his work and to his clients’ interests, and is an innovative and analytical thinker.", The Legal 500

"Niklas Thibblin "more analytical than some of the lawyers you meet and goes deep into the matter,", Chambers Global

"Niklas Thibblin is very profound in his thinking – that's his special strength.", Chambers Global

"Excellent service that is fast, reliable and straight to the point ", The Legal 500

"Niklas Thibblin is 'pragmatic, business-focused and responsive," reports one interviewee. 'Thorough in his thinking but not conservative, he is innovative and finds solutions to problems,' comments another", Chambers Global

"Niklas Thibblin is applauded by clients for his 'straightfoward, clear and fast manner'", Chambers Europe

"Niklas Thibblin impresses with his collaborative approach, clients note 'his impressive knowledge of the field'", Chambers Global

"Highly recommended by commentators", Chambers Europe

For more information, please contact Niklas Thibblin or Jouni Weckström.