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Waselius & Wist has partnered up with Hanken School of Economics and its Start-up lab. We want to help startups to get in touch with legal services from the start. We offer the startups valuable information and knowledge of what foreign buyers or investors are looking for in companies and at the same time the entrepreneurs will give us useful insight into the start-up world. The collaboration will include both legal advisory as well as seminars about essential subjects to the start-ups of Hanken Business Lab.
Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration.
For more information, please visit https://www.hanken.fi/en/node/2117118
Children do not start wars, yet they are the most vulnerable to the deadly effect of wars. In Yemen, more than eleven million children are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Instead of mailing any Season’s Greetings we have made a donation to help these children. We wish you all a peaceful year 2019.
Highlights of Unicef’s work in Yemen in 2018 include:
- primary health care given to nearly 1 million children under five
- vaccination against polio to 4,2 million children
- treatment of at least 195,000 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)
- distribution of 42,000 school bags among school children
- provision of risk education awareness on hazards of explosive remnants of war to 1,1 million children and adults
- access to education services in safe learning spaces to 164,000 children
Waselius & Wist arranged practical course in dispute resolution for law students from the University of Helsinki
Again this autumn, Waselius & Wist arranged the popular course in practical dispute resolution of commercial disputes for the law students of the University of Helsinki. This is a course that not only entitles the students to five ECTS credits but also gives them valuable insight in practical aspects of dispute resolution in business life.
On 5 October 2018 Waselius & Wist is hosting a seminar in Helsinki on tax litigation, with specific focus on transfer pricing disputes. The seminar is part of a legal event called Käräjät, arranged by Edita Publishing Oy, one of the major producers of legal training in Finland. Waselius & Wist’s session will discuss the specific features of tax litigation at Court level. More particularly, the topics reflected in light of Court proceedings are inter alia transfer pricing and the specific features therein, alternative dispute resolution, display of evidence and the various economical methods as used in litigation for argumentation purposes. Certain State Aid cases will also be looked at as specific proceedings with a transfer pricing dimension as well as the Mutual Agreement Procedure as a means to solve cross-border conflicts. The session is chaired by our Tax partner Jouni Weckström.
For more information and registration, please visit www.käräjät.fi (only available in Finnish).
Nordea to be supervised by the European Central Bank together with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority
Nordea, the largest financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the largest banks in Europe, has resolved to move its headquarters from Sweden to Finland. A large majority of 96.6 % of the shareholders at Nordea Bank AB’s annual meeting on 15 March 2018 voted in favor of relocating the headquarters to Helsinki, readily surpassing the required two-thirds majority vote. The target date for the relocation is 1 October 2018.
Waselius & Wist is sponsoring the upcoming Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2018, organized by The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place on 24th May 2018 at Restaurant Pörssi, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland . We look forward to meeting you there!
Jouni Weckström joins Waselius & Wist as Specialist Partner on 1 January 2018 to strengthen the firm’s Tax & Structuring practice. Jouni has more than 18 years of prior experience from tax practices of other leading Finnish law firms and as a tax litigator for the State of Finland and the City of Helsinki. Jouni is recognized as a leading tax disputes practitioner in Finland and is also renowned for his analytical mind and tax structuring skills, especially within the field of cross-border M&A and real estate. Jouni is a regular panel speaker at Finnish and international tax conferences.
“We are delighted to welcome Jouni, who has acted on a large number of high profile tax disputes and complex M&A transactions”, says Niklas Thibblin, the firm’s Managing Partner. “Jouni’s experience in both tax disputes and international acquisition structuring will broaden and deepen the reach of our already strong tax practice.”
“I am truly excited to join Waselius & Wist. My appointment shows both Waselius & Wist’s commitment to growing our tax practice and the strength that we already have in the market. I look forward to contributing to its outstanding profile”, says Jouni Weckström.
Waselius & Wist is pleased to welcome four new associates as part of our highly talented team. Mona Numminen and Henri Kaskimo both join from Roschier, Attorneys Ltd., while Emilia Saloranta and Helena Wist are new graduates and have both previously worked as Trainees at Waselius & Wist. Henri has also been previously employed by the firm as an associate between 2013-2015.
We are excited to have these four ambitious lawyers join our team.
Waselius & Wist is sponsoring the upcoming Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2017, organized by The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place on 18th May 2017 at Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 E, Helsinki, Finland. We look forward to meeting you there!
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Jouni Kautto has been appointed Specialist Partner as of 1 January 2017. Jouni Kautto’s main areas of practice are Employment and Incentives and Tax Law. Jouni joined Waselius & Wist in 2012 and will as of 1 January 2017 head the firm’s Employment and Incentives practice. Jouni has solid experience in working with domestic and international clients on a variety of employment matters including issues related to transactions and workforce restructurings in connection with transactions as well as day-to-day employment matters. In addition, Jouni has advised clients in various tax law related issues especially within the area of indirect taxation and VAT.