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Tax and Corporate Advice


"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."
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Tax and Corporate Advice


"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."
- Warren Buffett -

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Insight, commitment and solutions

Taxpoint Attorneys is an independent stand-alone law firm specialised in tax and corporate advice. As an independent law firm that is not affiliated with an audit firm, Taxpoint is not restricted in its ability to provide a full range of tax advisory services to businesses.

By focusing on tax and corporate advice we can provide high-class knowledge and long-standing practical experience to our clients as well as solutions that truly serve the needs of our clients. We are committed to advance our clients’ needs.

We have extensive experience serving businesses of many industries, sizes, entity types, ownership structures and nationalities. The industry experience covers most of all banking, finance and insurance, industrial production, service production, food industry, real estates and windfarms.

Our core values in providing services are high quality and independence, promptness and flexibility as well as commitment and reliability.

Promptness and flexibility

Our approach allows us to focus on the tax and corporate advice needed by our clients. We are available for our clients when they need us. As our client we keep you updated on the current status of the handling of your tax matters and the process in question.

We are there for you.

High quality and independence

We deem it necessary that the advice we provide is of high and non-compromising quality and that our advice truly serves the needs of our clients. Our service is based on long-standing practical experience. We strive to understand the business needs of our clients. We have insight into matters related to taxation, company law, corporate governance and accounting practices.

We want to offer you the best in the field of taxation and corporate law advice.

Commitment and reliability

We help our clients to understand the best alternatives from tax and corporate law perspective. We give clear recommendations and ensure that our clients truly comprehend not only the solutions but also the risks related to different alternatives.

We are committed to helping you reach your goals.

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Who We Are


"If you can dream it, you can do it."
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Who We Are


"If you can dream it, you can do it."
- Walt Disney -

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Sebastian Kellas

Partner, attorney-at-law

m: +358 40 752 0047
e: sebastian.kellas(a)taxpoint.fi
LinkedIn

Sebastian has professional experience of more than 20 years. Sebastian started his professional career with the Finnish tax administration. Since 1998 he worked for a Big-4 audit firm as tax and corporate law advisor and as an equity partner of the firm in 2007–2014. He also headed the Legal Services department during that time. He has experience in a wide range of tax and corporate law questions.

Sebastian has advised his clients especially in the field of mergers and acquisitions, transactions, restructurings, financing structures, change of generation as well as tax litigations. His clients come from many different industries, most of all from banking, finance and insurance, industrial production, service production, food industry and windfarm industry.

Sebastian has been awarded many times by Who'sWhoLegal: Corporate Tax in the categories Advisory and Controversy and Best Lawyers in the category Tax Law, latest awards in 2017.

Sebastian has experience in drafting legislation as he was the secretary of a government working group appointed by the Finnish Ministry of Justice in 2006, the task of which was to draft the national legislation based on EU cross-border merger directive. Sebastian has also acted as the secretary of a working group appointed by the Federation of Finnish Insurance Companies where his task was to analyse the tax consequences of the use of IFRS standards. The analysis was published as a book.

In his free-time Sebastian does gardening and exercises out-door activities with his family. He also likes astronomy and winter swimming. When travelling he likes to make discoveries that add to his fine wine collection.

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What We do


"Design is not just what it looks like 
and feels like. Design is how it works."
- Steve Jobs -

What We do


"Design is not just what it looks like 
and feels like. Design is how it works."
- Steve Jobs -

TAX AND CORPORATE ADVISORS AT YOUR SERVICE

Taxpoint Attorneys was established to provide high quality tax and corporate advice to companies conducting business activities in Finland. As clients we have large corporations, but also small and medium-sized companies. We also provide services to non-Finnish companies having business or investment activities in Finland. We co-operate with other professional advisors in other countries.

Taxpoint is an independent stand-alone tax and corporate advisory firm. We provide tax corporate advice. We do it well and we advance our clients’ needs without making compromises regarding the quality of our services.
 

The professional advisors of Taxpoint Attorneys have wide experience in different kinds of businesses and their needs in tax and corporate matters. Our advisors have been involved in numerous mergers and acquisition projects and transactions. We have the experience from both advisory and in-house perspectives.

Insight into tax matters and corporate law combined with comprehensive experience of business environment as well as continuous striving to understand the clients’ needs constitute the basis for Taxpoint Attorneys to provide solutions which truly serve the clients’ needs.

We are craftsmen of tax and corporate advice and proud of our profession.

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Our services


In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra -

Our services


In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra -

Corporate structuring

We advise our clients in corporate restructuring and financing structures. Our long-standing experience in taxation, company law and accounting practices makes our advice solid and ensures that the advice is fitted to the facts. We find solutions that work. We also implement the planned structures and prepare all necessary legal documents. Often this includes the arrangement of real property owned by the company.

Deal transactions, M&A

We advise our clients in tax questions related to transactions and deals. We also provide tax due diligence services. Transactions include tax questions relevant for the buyer and the seller as well as the target company. It is important that the transaction can be carried out without any unnecessary taxes. Further, it is important that the parties to the deal have clear vision of the tax position of the target company and know how the findings are taken into account in the terms of the deal and sales and purchase price. Deal structures shall be as clear as possible with as little interpretation alternatives as possible.

Corporate law and corporate governance

We have extensive experience, both theoretical and practical, on corporate governance matters. We provide professional opinions of these matters. We provide advice to our clients also in respect of shareholder agreements.

General tax advice and tax planning

We advise our clients in day-to-day tax matters such as questions related to financial statement, financing, company agreements and investments. We provide insight from tax perspective to support business decisions.

The corner stone in tax planning is that it is suitable for the client’s business activities and strategy. When planning the structure of a company or operations in a growing business it is of importance to ensure that no unnecessary taxes become due. We seek to provide useful and profitable solutions and conformity with the tax authorities’ interpretations of tax rules and regulation.

Tax controversies and litigations

We advise our clients when they face tax controversies. We also litigate on behalf of our clients in tax courts. Our approach is to examine carefully all evidence-related matters and material as well as prepare a legal analysis to support the case.

Other advice

Our experience covers also the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU and how it is implemented effectively to small and medium-sized enterprises. We take each customer´s particular circumstances into account in order to design a compliance system that enables him to verify that the privacy obligations are fulfilled constantly in his operations. This covers analysis of personal data flow, preparing the data protection principles and the company’s privacy policy as well as necessary data processing agreements.

 

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Contact details


If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
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Contact details


If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca -

TAXPOINT ATTORNEYS Ltd

Mannerheimintie 20 B, 6th floor
00100 Helsinki
Finland

Tel: +358 40 752 0047
e: taxpoint(a)taxpoint.fi
www.taxpoint.fi

 

Sebastian Kellas

Partner, attorney-at-law
m: +358 40 752 0047
e: sebastian.kellas(a)taxpoint.fi

 

Contact


 

Taxpoint Attorneys Ltd is registered in the trade register held by the Finnish Patent and registration Office. It’s business ID is 2634265-8 and VAT number FI26342658.

Taxpoint Attorneys Ltd is registered in the list of attorneys held by the Finnish Bar Association. The professional title “attorney-at-law” has been granted in Finland. The supervisory authority for Taxpoint Attorneys Ltd is:

Finnish Bar Association
P.O. Box 194 (Simonkatu 12 B)
00101 Helsinki
tel. +358 9 6866 120
fax +358 9 6866 1299
info@asianajajaliitto.fi

The general terms and conditions including terms on warranty as well as applicable law and forum can be found here: General terms and conditions.

Taxpoint Attorneys Ltd has a liability insurance based on the guidance of Finnish Bar Association from the following insurance company:

If Vahinkovakuutus Oyj, Finnish branch
Business ID: 1602149-8
If Vakuutus
P.O. Box 4
00025 IF
p. +358 10 191818