Einari Karhu



Partner, Helsinki


Fax. +358 20 713 3499

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Einari Karhu

Einari focuses on corporate taxation. 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 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.


Chambers Europe

  • Tax

Chambers Europe | 2021


“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.”


Chambers Europe | 2018
“He has a broad experience in taxation.”
“Summarise difficult issues in a way that is understandable for the client.”

The Legal 500

  • Tax

Legal 500 | 2019

“One of the best tax lawyers in Finland.”


International Tax Review

  • Tax Controversy Leader

Who’s Who Legal

  • Corporate Tax –  Advisory

World Tax

  • Highly Regarded
  • Leading Advisor

Selected References

  • 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)


  • 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


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


  • Finnish, Swedish, English, French