Our bright team

While each of our lawyers is specialised in one or more practice areas, they nevertheless develop and maintain professional knowledge in general business law. We train our lawyers to be exceptionally well-rounded practitioners in order to ensure that specialisation is achieved without sacrificing the important perspective of the generalist. Strict adherence to quality is reflected in the selection and training of our professionals.

Niklas Thibblin

Managing Partner
Joined Firm:
University of Helsinki, LL.M. 2000
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Practice Areas

Tax and Structuring

Career and qualifications

Waselius & Wist, Partner 2009-; Waselius & Wist, Associate 2000-2008; Secondment Loyens & Loeff, Rotterdam and Luxembourg 2008; Waselius & Wist, Trainee, 1997-2000; Landahl & Widstrand Advokatbyrå, Stockholm, Trainee, 1997


Finnish Bar Association; Association of Finnish Lawyers; Finnish Law Society; International Fiscal Association, International Bar Association


* Listed in the elite “Leading individuals” by The Legal 500 guide to outstanding lawyers 2020
* Recommended as a leading lawyer in Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Tax Law by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Tax by The Legal 500
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Corporate Tax by Who’s Who Legal
* Recommended in the field of Tax and Corporate Law by Best Lawyers®

"Very practical and to the point." (Tax)
"Niklas Thibblin, very nice person to work with and always straight to the point and provides user friendly advice." (Tax)
"Niklas Thibblin demonstrates excellent analytical thinking." (Tax)
– The Legal 500, 2020

"He is one of those rare tax lawyers that actually has an opinion on something, he'll actually take a stand and say how things are."
– Chambers Europe 2020

"good and hard-working"
– Chambers High Net Worth

"Extremely thorough in all of his work" (Tax)
"Fast, pragmatic and to the point" (Tax)
– The Legal 500

Noted for his "thorough analysis and ability to find adequate solutions to the clients needs."
– The Legal 500

He is praised by clients for being "very responsive and friendly to work with."
– Chambers Europe 2017

"He has a full understanding of tax law and hones in on the key points to identify issues and potential solutions."
– Chambers Europe 2016

He is "extremely dedicated to his work and to his clients’ interests, and is an innovative and analytical thinker."
– The Legal 500 2015

"He is analytical and profound, and looks for solutions not problems." (Tax)
"He really knows his stuff and is great to work with." (Tax)
– Chambers Global 2015

Recent Publications

* Tax on corporate transactions, corporate lending and bond issues in Finland
* ICLG Corporate Tax 2020 – Finland
* ICLG Corporate Tax 2019 – Finland
* Can gross negligence really mean something else in taxation?
* ICLG Corporate Tax 2017- Finland

Kati Raukola

Assistant (Maternity Leave)

Selected experience:

* Waselius & Wist advised NREP in office acquisition and residential development;
* Acquisition of Gasmet Technologies Oy by Nederman Holding AB (publ.);
* Advised Santander in an EUR 799 million STS labelled securitisation of auto loans;
* Acquisition by Secto Automotive of OP Kulku;
* Advised Santander Consumer Finance Oy in an auto-loan securitization transaction;
* Acquisition of Solita by Apax;
* Sale of Maksuturva to Svea Ekonomi;
* Fingrid Oyj EMTN Debt Issuance Programme listed on the LSE;
* Acquisition of Digita Oy by Digital Colony;
* Acquisition of Afore Oy by AEM Holdings Ltd.;
* Securitisation of auto loan hire purchase contracts by Santander Consumer Finance Oy;
* Sale of Finland’s e-Taxfree to Fintrax Group;
* Acquisition by HiQ International AB (publ) of Great Apes Oy;
* Acquisition by Sagax of a Property Portfolio;
* Securitisation of auto loan hire purchase contracts by Santander Consumer Finance Oy;
* Divestment by BASF of its Finnish slurry production sites;
* Advising Inwido AB on the Finnish tax aspects in preparation of Inwido AB’s initial public offering;
* Acquisition by Hemsö Fastighets AB of a portfolio of 15 healthcare and senior care properties;
* Acquisition by Hemsö Fastighets AB of Turku University of Applied Sciences;
* Acquisition by Sagax of real estates in Finland;
* Acquisition of Digita Oy;
* Sale of hotel property Scandic Luosto by Pandox;
* Advising Arbitron Inc. in the tax aspects of the acquisition of Zokem Oy, a Finnish mobile audience measurement and analytics firm;
* Sale of Mondo Minerals by HgCapital;
* Advising HiQ International AB (publ), a Swedish public limited company, in the tax aspects of the acquisition by HiQ International AB (publ) of Frends Technology Oy, a Finnish specialized IT consulting firm;
* Advising Mediq N.V. in the tax aspects and structuring of the acquisition of Oriola-KD Corporation’s Healthcare Trade Business;
* Advising a major Nordic directory enquire service company on tax and VAT aspects of a contemplated restructuring and sale of assets;
* Advising a major Swedish bank on tax and VAT aspects of a contemplated restructuring of its distressed assets;
* Advising a leading Nordic asset management company on tax and VAT aspects of a contemplated restructuring of its business operations;
* Advising a US corporation on the VAT aspects of purchase of business assets and IP from Finland;
* Acquisition by RUSNANO of OptoGaN Group;
* Advising a leading European nutritional feed additive manufacturer on VAT issues relating to shipment and storing of goods within and outside the EU as well as on VAT registrations in Finland;
* Advising on the tax aspects of the public takeover by Symphony Technology Group of Aldata Solution Oyj;
* Represented a Nordic logistic company with the set-up of a tax-free (bonded) warehouse in Finland;
* Advising a number of financial institutions on the tax aspects of the issuance of debt instruments and structured products;

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