Johan advises clients in the field of taxation, focusing on Finnish and internationally located families, business owners, and entrepreneurs, as well as their investments and holding vehicles.
Counsel in the Central Tax Board’s advance ruling proceeding overruling the Tax Authority’s public guidance on peer-to-peer rentals (such as Airbnb). Pursuant to the advance ruling decision (KVL 30/2020), short-term renting does not break the requirement of two years of continuous living to which the Finnish capital gain exemption on residential properties is subject.
The advance ruling can still be appealed to the Supreme Administrative Court by the Tax Recipients’ Legal Services Unit.
FSN Capital, eCraft, Orango, Fellowmind
Fellowmind, eCraft and Orango merge to create European Microsoft Business Applications platform
Value not public
Counsel to eCraft and its owners
Counsel in Supreme Administrative Court case confirming that Refinancing of real estate company’s bank loans is not subject to transfer tax.
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (Buyer), shareholders of Pro Farm Technologies Oy (Sellers), Pro Farm Technologies Oy (Target)
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., an international leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, acquired Pro Farm Technologies Oy, a Finnish agriculture technology company supplying nutrient and biostimulant technology and products
USD 31.8 million
Counsel to Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
Funds managed by Sentica Partners Oy (Buyer), Mikael Swanljung and his family (Sellers), Picnic Finland Oy, Europicnic Oy and La Torrefazione Oy (Targets)
Sentica Partners’ acquisition of majority ownership in Picnic Company Group from Mikael Swanljung and his family
Value not public
Counsel to Mikael Swanljung and his family
Education and Professional Background
- Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2020 -
- Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman 2019 -2020
- Legal Counsel, Luxembourg-based life assurance company, 2016 - 2019
- Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2015 - 2016
- KPMG Oy Ab, 2011 - 2015
- Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2011