Mr Heikki Vesikansa > Hannes Snellman > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Hannes Snellman
PO BOX 333
00130/00131 HELSINKI

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Heikki heads our Tax practice in Helsinki, and he advises our clients on transaction tax structuring and tax planning as well as tax litigation engagements. He frequently acts as a trusted advisor, particularly in cases involving complex international and cross-border tax elements. Heikki has received recognition especially for his tax technical skills and service-oriented approach in major surveys by Chambers, Legal500, and IFLR1000.

Heikki’s wide experience in the area of transaction structuring stems from providing tax advice in over 400 transactions over the past 20 years. He also frequently defends clients’ tax positions in courts – recently, in the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court, Heikki has provided advice in several successful high-profile tax cases which have resulted in important case law precedents in Finnish tax law. Heikki works with a wide range of clients, including publicly listed companies, real estate and private equity investors, family-owned businesses, and private clients.


English, Finnish, Swedish


Member, Taxes Committee of the Finnish Bar Association 2017
Member of the Finnish Corporate Law Association 2016
Member of the International Bar Association 2016
Member of the Finnish Bar Association 2015
Member of International Fiscal Association (IFA) 2015
Legal committee of the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) 2011 –
Member of the Association for Finnish Tax Professionals 2005


Partner, Hannes Snellman 2016
Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman 2014
KPMG Oy Ab 2001-2014
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 2001

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Tax

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Heikki Vesikansa –Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman advises on a broad spectrum of tax matters, especially high-profile tax disputes and litigation proceedings; the team also covers tax-related issues concerning major M&A transactions. Tax team leader Heikki Vesikansa is ‘very thorough in his advice‘, particularly concerning corporate tax planning work and litigation, while indirect tax team head Piia Ahonen is ‘very experienced and theoretically strong in VAT matters’, often acting for key players in the automotive, real estate and energy sectors. Counsel Joakim Frände is a personal tax expert and senior associate and indirect tax specialist Marika Sorsa joined from PricewaterhouseCoopers in April 2021.