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. Mr Weckström serves as the co-head for the firm’s Tax practice.
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.
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, 2017
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)
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
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (2001)