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Ivo Vanasaun

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Deloitte Legal

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Tax, M&A, corporate restructuring


Specialist counsel in law firm Deloitte Legal Estonia Manager of Deloitte Estonia tax practice; Ivo Vanasaun specializes in direct taxes area (first of all the corporate income tax, personal income tax, international taxation, transfer pricing and social insurance and payments). But overall responsibilities of Ivo are projects involving income tax, transfer pricing and other tax related issues. Also Ivo is a specialist in M&A and corporate restructuring.

Ivo is a member of International Fiscal Association (IFA).


Mr. Vanasaun started his career in 1999 when he joined the Estonian Ministry of Finance and started to work for the tax policy department. From 2000 to 2006 he was the head of direct taxes division. His was responsible for all Estonian direct taxes (first of all the corporate income tax, personal income tax, international taxation, transfer pricing and social insurance and payments). Mr Vanasaun was involved in the process of Estonia´s accession to the European Union (from accession negotiations to the implementation of aligning amendments in the Estonian tax law) and in the introduction of EU Savings Directive in Estonia. In 2005 Mr. Vanasaun was seconded to Her Majesty´s Treasury (UK´s Ministry of Finance and Economy) for 3 months. He worked for the unit of International Corporate Taxation. From 2005 to 2006 Mr Vanasaun was a member of Supervisory Council of Estonian state-owned lottery company Eesti Loto. Ivo joined Deloitte in 2006.

Ivo has been actively involved in listening as well as a lecturer at various local and public international trainings and seminars. In addition, he has written numerous professional articles, which have been published in economic journals and directories.


Estonian, English, Russian


2004 Tallinn University of Technology, Master in public administration 2000 Tartu University, BBA in Economic Modelling, Money and Banking



Within: Tax

The ‘excellentIvo Vanasaun at Law firm Deloitte Legal OÜ led the advice to the Georgian government on the implementation of the Estonian corporate tax income model in Georgia. Mait Riikjärv heads the team, which also includes Gaily Kuusik and Liisu Lell, both of whom are specialist counsel.

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