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Einari Karhu



Partner, Helsinki

Tel. +358 20 713 3488
Fax. +358 20 713 3499
Mob. +358 50 377 1036

Assistant Silja Rautamaa
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Einari Karhu

Einari advises on domestic and international tax matters in corporate taxation. Einari has extensive experience in international tax matters and M&A structuring as well as tax litigation.

Prior to joining Borenius, Einari worked as a Senior Officer at the Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance.

Einari is a member of the Finnish Tax Advisors’ Association and a member of the International Fiscal Association and he has a Master’s degree in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics.


Chambers Europe
  • Tax

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

Chambers Europe | 2017
“Einari is very reliable, always replies in a timely manner and answers questions precisely”

International Tax Review
  • Tax Controversy Leader
  • Corporate Tax

Selected references

  • Advised British Petroleum, regarding a contract with a third party contractor to build a hull for an offshore oil and gas platform.
  • Advised Paroc Group Oy in tax issues related to the sale of Paroc.
  • Advised Fortum Oyj in a tax controversy in relation to a tax audit.
  • Advised Nokian Renkaat Oyj in a tax controversy in a relation to tax audit.
  • Advised several US-based investment funds in withholding tax claims.


  • 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