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Hannes Snellman Strengthens Its Growing Tax Practice – Johan Hägerström Joins the Firm as a Senior Associate

15 February 2019

Johan Hägerström, an internationally experienced tax lawyer, has joined Hannes Snellman’s Tax team as a senior associate. Johan specialises in corporate and real estate transactions as well as private clients’ international tax matters. Johan has several years of experience from working in a Luxembourg-based life insurance company as well as in a global audit firm. Before working in Luxembourg, Johan worked at Hannes Snellman, advising clients in tax structuring and M&A transactions.

We are excited to have Johan back at Hannes Snellman. Our tax practice is growing steadily and we have seen increasing interest towards international tax questions from private clients. Johan’s recent experience from international tax planning is thus an excellent addition to our team. He is a very skilful lawyer and he approaches complex international tax questions – be it M&A transactions, cross-border investments, or relocation, wealth planning, or other matters of private individuals – in a structured and pragmatic way. I am very pleased to have him with us again”, says Heikki Vesikansa, who heads Hannes Snellman’s Tax practice.

Returning to Finland and Hannes Snellman feels like coming back home. I have always been impressed by the firm’s commitment to professional ethics, by its desire and ability to provide forward-looking advice, as well as by the exceptionally deep cooperation between the different teams and practice areas in order to provide the best overall service for clients. I am excited for the opportunity to return to private practice and to make use of the experience I gained working abroad for a private equity held company providing financial services internationally. My ambition is to bring the Tier 1 advice and service Hannes Snellman is known for also to new client segments, such as the private wealth sector”, says Johan Hägerström.

Hannes Snellman’s Tax practice offers tax services ranging from M&A, corporate, and indirect tax advice to tax litigation counselling, owner and executive compensation planning, as well as wealth structuring and succession planning of private wealth. Hannes Snellman regularly represents large multinational companies, capital markets investors, and private equity and real estate funds in major scale transactions and complex dispute resolution.   What sets us apart is the way we take ownership of matters entrusted to us, through our dedication to reach our clients’ goals.


For further information, please contact:

Heikki Vesikansa, mobile: +358 40 844 2117

Johan Hägerström, mobile: + 358 40 678 3373