HPP appoints Jaakko Klemettilä as Head of Transactional Tax

HPP Attorneys is pleased to announce that leading tax lawyer, Jaakko Klemettilä, has joined the firm with effect from Friday 17 April, as Head of Transactional Tax. Jaakko brings a wealth of experience on transactional tax matters, with a strong focus on cross-border M&A and investment cases. Jaakko’s client base comprises private equity and strategic investors, specialist funds and transaction insurance underwriters to whom he offers the full range of advice on tax issues arising from the planning, structuring and execution of transactions involving Finnish targets, both on sell-side and buy-side mandates. He has significant experience of advising on the tax issues across a wide range of sectors, with a focus on real estate transactions.

Commenting on his move, Klemettilä said: “Joining HPP will allow me to continue to develop my practice in a modern, progressive Finnish law firm which in recent years has developed into one of the leading Finnish firms in the M&A market, particularly in the cross-border M&A segment. In addition, they have market-leading expertise in advising insurers providing transaction insurance supporting Finnish transactions, an area in which I have significant experience. HPP was a logical next step in my career and I am looking forward to working with the firm’s clients and my HPP colleagues”.

Discussing Klemettilä’s arrival, HPP’s Managing Partner, Markku Mäkinen said: “Attracting a tax expert of Jaakko’s calibre is excellent news for HPP and its transactional clients particularly for our international investor base and the international law firms we work with on Finnish transactions. Jaakko’s arrival further strengthens our Transaction Team’s ability to provide high-quality, comprehensive and pragmatic advice to our clients, which is already highly-regarded by clients, peers and the leading global legal directories.”

Prior to joining HPP, Jaakko was Head of Tax at DLA Piper Finland and before that gained experience in both Big 4 and in-house roles.

Jaakko Klemettilä can be contacted as follows:

Jaakko Klemettilä
Senior Counsel
+358 40 536 0963

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