Einari Karhu

Partner

Helsinki

Partner, Helsinki

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Fax. +358 20 713 3499

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Silja Rautamaa
Tel. +358 20 713 3281
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Einari Karhu

Einari advises clients on corporate tax issues. He has extensive experience in international and EU tax matters and M&A structuring as well as in complex domestic and cross-border tax litigation. Einari has been involved in several major tax disputes with regard to transfer pricing and international tax planning as well as IPOs and other public financing transactions. He also regularly advises issuers and underwriters on tax matters related to capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Borenius, Einari worked as a Senior Officer at the Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance, where he focused on international tax matters, tax treaties and EU tax law.

Einari is a member of the Finnish Tax Advisors’ Association and the International Fiscal Association. In addition to his law degree, Einari has received a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Rankings

Chambers Europe

  • Tax

Chambers Europe | 2022

“Analytical and structured approach, as well as his calm manner in handling complex tax questions.”

 

Chambers Europe | 2021

“Straightforward.”

“His interest is on the company benefits.

 

Chambers Europe | 2020

“He is analytical, sees the bigger picture and understands the client’s unique circumstances.”

 

Chambers Europe | 2019

“He is very knowledgeable about the tax areas.”

 

The Legal 500

  • Tax

Legal 500 | 2022

“Einari Karhu is a fantastic professional, capable in dealing with very sophisticated cross-border transactions.”

 

Legal 500 | 2019

“One of the best tax lawyers in Finland.”

 

International Tax Review, World Tax (Tax Controversy)

  • Highly Regarded
  • Leading Advisor

Who’s Who Legal

  • Corporate Tax –  Advisory

Selected References

  • Advised Suzano SA, a leading pulp and paper company, on the structuring of Finnish activities
  • Advised several multinationals (e.g. Fortum, Nokian Renkaat, Paroc) on complex transfer pricing disputes
  • Advised leading US-based asset management companies on withholding tax disputes
  • Advised Paroc Group Oy on tax issues related to the sale of Paroc
  • Advised Madison Dearborn Partners on the EUR 315 million public takeover of Powerflute Oyj, a Finnish company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM marketplace (2016)
  • Advised several issuers on IPOs listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (Detection Technology Plc, Robit Plc, Talenom Plc, EAB Plc, Evli Bank Plc, Consti Group Plc, Oma Savings Bank Plc, Fellow Finance Plc)

Career

  • Partner, Borenius, 2018–
  • Specialist Partner, Borenius, 2014–2017
  • Senior Associate, Borenius, 2012–2014
  • Associate, Borenius, 2008–2011
  • Senior Officer, Ministry of Finance, Tax Department, 2004–2008
  • Revenue Officer, Regional Tax Office, Corporate Tax Office, 2003–2004

Education

  • Bar Admission, 2010, Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Laws, 2004, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Science in Economics, 2008, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Languages

  • Finnish, Swedish, English, French