Jouni Weckström

Counsel

Office: Helsinki

Telephone:
+358 (0)29 000 6381
Mobile:
+358 (0)40 523 2020
Fax:
+358 (0)29 000 6201
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Jouni Weckström

Counsel

Jouni Weckström is a widely recognised practitioner who has broad experience in tax law with a special focus on tax litigation and corporate and international taxation. His areas of specialisation also include complex transfer pricing disputes. With a background as a former tax litigator for the City of Helsinki, Mr Weckström has been involved in numerous high-profile tax disputes. He has also advised domestic and foreign multinationals in group structuring or re-structuring and has acted as an adviser to investors in cross-border investment structuring. In addition, Mr Weckström has advised on transactional and real estate VAT issues, as well as on complex cross-border VAT arrangements. Prior to joining Krogerus, he worked for another major Finnish law firm. Mr Weckström has also previously worked for the Finnish Tax Administration.


Rankings:

Chambers Europe 2017 (Tax):  "Very analytical"

Chambers Europe 2016 (Tax):  "Sources say: 'He is a brilliant tax lawyer, whether it be hidden distributions, transfer pricing or even constitutional law matters. He's a mature tax specialist with a considerable amount of experience.'"

Chambers Global 2015 (Tax): "His legal analysis is very good indeed."

Endorsed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers 2016


Publications:

Vero-oikeudellinen jatkuvuusperiaate toimintamuodon muutostilanteessa (The tax legal principle of continuity in a change of form situtations) (Tilintarkastus, 6/2002) (available only in Finnish)

Luottamuksensuojaperiaatteesta yleisesti ja erityisesti verotuksessa (The principle of legitimate expectations in general, and in particular in taxation) (Verotus, 3/2003) (available only in Finnish)

Erityiset syyt ja tarve toiminnan jatkumisen kannalta - ajatuksia poikkeuslupasääntelystä (The specific reasons and the need for continuing the activities - some thoughts on the specific exemption order regulation on loss carry forwards) (Verotus 3/2004) (available only in Finnish)

Veronkiertosäännöksen soveltaminen osakeyhtiön purkutilanteessa (Applying the general tax avoidance rule in a liquidations of a limited liability company) (Defensor Legis, 2004/3) (available only in Finnish)

Verovalmistelijan esteellisyys verotuksen oikaisulautakunnassa (The incompetence of a presenting tax official in the Tax Adjustment Board due to the likelihood of bias) (Verotus, 2/2005) (available only in Finnish)

Veron kiertämisen tunnistaminen, osa I (Recognizing the tax avoidance, Part I) (Verotus, 4/2015) (available only in Finnish)

Veron kiertämisen tunnistaminen, osa II (Recognizing the tax avoidance, Part II) (Verotus, 5/2015) (available only in Finnish)

Veron kiertämisen tunnistaminen, osa III (Recognizing the tax avoidance, Part II) (Verotus, 2/2016) (available only in Finnish)

 


memberships and affiliations:

Finnish Bar Association
International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Association for Finnish Tax Professionals
Suomen veromiehet - Finlands beskattningsmän ry (an association of current and former Finnish tax ombudsmen), Member of the Board

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (2001)

Languages:

Finnish, English

Practices:

Elena Hiisku

Legal Assistant

Telephone:
+358 (0)29 000 6240
Mobile:
+358 (0)44 750 5649
Fax:
+358 (0) 29 000 6201
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