Ossi Haapaniemi Tax Law - Finland

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Hannes Snellman
Eteläesplanadi 20
P.O.Box 333 00130
00131 Helsinki, Finland

Tel: +358 9 2288 4296
Fax: +358 9 2288 4475

Email: ossi.haapaniemi@hannessnellman.com
Web: www.hannessnellman.com

Ossi heads our Finnish Tax practice. His fields of expertise include public and private M&A, capital markets, financial instruments, incentive schemes, EU tax law and tax litigation.

Ossi’s career to date has included positions as tax auditor at a provincial tax office, tax manager at Arthur Andersen, as well as director and partner in charge of structuring and taxation of M&A and capital markets transactions at Evli Corporate Finance (later Evli Bank). Ossi has vast experience and in-depth knowledge of corporate taxation, especially of financial instruments, corporate finance transactions and incentive schemes. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and has written numerous articles and books on taxation (e.g. the Finnish national report for the 2000 IFA Congress on ‘Tax treatment of hybrid financial instruments in cross-border transactions’). In 2006, he successfully defended his tax law dissertation on the Tax Treatment of Stock-Based Incentive Schemes. In 2009 he was again the IFA national reporter on the subject “Foreign exchange issues in international taxation”.

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST:
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Tax Expert Group of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Associate member of American Bar Association
  • Board member and former chairman of the Association for Finnish Tax Professionals
  • Member of the tax working group of the Finnish Federation of Industry
  • Member of the former tax working group of the Finnish Association of Securities Dealers
  • Member of Institute for International Taxation

The Tax Law Practice:

Hannes Snellman’s tax practice specialises in tax planning and structuring of public and private M&A transactions; capital markets transactions; financial instruments; private equity, venture capital and other types of investment funds; and incentive schemes. Our tax practitioners have a strong international reputation for providing sophisticated tax counselling on domestic and cross-border tax issues and provide high quality, innovative tax solutions in an increasingly complex field of law.

Hannes Snellman also provides advice on EU tax law, general corporate tax matters, and represents clients in tax litigation. Our tax practitioners include some of the most experienced tax litigators in the Nordic region whose excellence in tax law has also been recognised with multiple public awards. Most recently in Prospera’s 2017 and 2016 client surveys our tax competence is rated as #1 in the Finnish market.


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