Appointments, News/7 Sep 2012

Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd’s Tax Group Continues to Grow

In addition to our current experts, our tax group has been enlarged with Johanna Norrback-Ilvessalo, Master of Laws, and Jarno Mäkelä, Master of Science (Economics).

Johanna has completed the Master of Laws degree at the University of Helsinki and at the University of Umeå in Sweden. She trained on the bench at the District Court of Mustasaari in 2004-2005 and was admitted to the Bar in 2008. Johanna has worked in different Finnish law firms since 2002. Johanna is widely experienced in the fields of private and family law, administration of decedents’ estates, personal taxation, donations and wills as well as maintenance and planning of assets. In addition, Johanna has experience in matters related to change of generation, acquisitions and corporate law. Johanna will be in charge of the development of our family law practice with the focus on family-owned companies’ and entrepreneur’s tax-related questions.

Jarno has a Master of Science (Economics) degree and prior to the Tax Administration appointment he has been working with issues related to tax consulting services, transfer pricing in particular. Before joining our tax group, Jarno was the Senior Inspector in the Tax Administration. At this position he has been involved in the Tax Administration’s transfer pricing project, participated in the OECD’s activities in the field of international taxation of multinational enterprises as a representative of the Finnish delegation in Working Party 6 and acted as the head of the tax audit group. Jarno will bring expertise in Borenius’ transfer pricing group on issues related to tax audit and transfer pricing regarding financing. Jarno’s opinions, expertise and experience are very appreciated now that the Large Taxpayers’ Office has increased the number of transfer pricing auditors and initiated transfer pricing audits around Finland on a regular basis.

As from  September 2012, Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd’ tax group consists of 14 experts in the field of taxation. Our tax group has been ranked as the leading tax service provider in Finland in 2012 as follows:

  • International Tax Review: Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year – Finland
  • Chambers Europe: 1st tier   
  • PLC Which Lawyer: 1st tier
  • Legal 500: 1st tier
  • Chambers Global: 1st tier

We are a member of the international Taxand network ( 

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Janne Juusela