Lauri Lehmusoja

Title: 
Counsel
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4402
Mobile: 
+358 40 545 8253
Language: 
English
Finnish
German
Swedish
Assistant: 
Maria Qutishat

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4475

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Lauri advises clients in the field of taxation, especially in international taxation, taxation of private individuals and matters related to share-based incentive plans. Prior to his graduation, Lauri has participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and studied one semester in the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz in Austria.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to a tax payer in a court proceeding which confirmed that earn out payments cannot be taxed as salary income subject to highest progressive tax rates (2017)
  • Advised Biotie Therapies Corp. in the company's U.S. public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADS) and listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (2015)
  • Advised Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (publ.), Helsinki Branch in Robit Plc's IPO and listing on First North Finland (2015)
  • Advised the Finnish Transport Agency in its acquisition of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project regarding the construction and maintenance of the E18 motorway section Hamina–Vaalimaa. The total value of the project is approx. EUR 378  million. (2015)
  • Advised Asiakastieto Group Plc in its IPO and listing on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd (2015)
  • Advised Verkkokauppa.com Oyj in its IPO and listing on First North Finland (2014)
  • Advised Microsoft Corporation in its EUR 5.44 billion acquisition of Nokia Devices & Services from Nokia Corporation (2013)

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Member of the Association for Finnish Tax Professionals
  • National reporter for Finland of the International Bar Association’s Taxes Committee, 2012 – 2013
  • Officer in the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2012
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2011
  • Tax Advisor, Deloitte & Touche Oy, 2008 - 2011
  • Senior Tax Clerk, Helsinki Area Tax Office, 2007 - 2008
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2007
  • Associate Trainee, Roschier Attorneys Ltd, 2006