Petri Saukko

Title: 
Specialist Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4320
Mobile: 
+358 40 6685775
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Maria Qutishat

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4475

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Petri advises clients in the field of taxation. He has extensive experience in handling tax disputes of all kinds, and he is one of the most renowned experts in the area of indirect taxation in Finland. Before joining Hannes Snellman, Petri worked for the Supreme Administrative Court, the Administrative Court, and the Ministry of Justice, and during his court career, Petri decided hundreds of tax disputes. At the Administrative Court, Petri worked as the chairman of the tax chamber, in which position he was responsible for procedural uniformity and the cohesion of tax praxis, as well as for arranging oral hearings at the court. At the Ministry of Justice, Petri worked as a project leader and also participated in the drafting of laws. In 2012, Petri also worked in the Advocate General´s cabinet in the Court of Justice of the European Union. Prior to his court career, Petri worked as a tax specialist for an international audit company for several years, assisting clients in tax disputes, among other things. Petri has a Doctor of Laws degree, and his doctoral thesis dealt with the topic of value added taxation. Petri is also a docent of tax law, and he has written numerous books and articles on both taxation and administrative law, and he also lectures frequently.

RANKINGS

  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer in the 2017 edition (Tax) of Legal 500

PUBLICATIONS

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2017

  • Project Leader, Ministry Of Justice, 2014-2016

  • Judge/Chairman, Administrative Court of Eastern Finland, 2010-2016

  • Legal Secretary, Supreme Administrative Court, 2008-2010

  • Doctor of Laws, University of Lapland, 2005

  • Tax Advisor/Tax Manager, KPMG Oy Ab, 2002-2008

  • Tax Clerk/Group Leader, Corporate Tax Office of Uusimaa, 2001-2002

  • Master of Laws, University of Lapland, 2001