Ivo Vanasaun

Tax Counsel*
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    Ivo has over 25 years of experience in tax matters. His special skills are corporate restructurings, transaction advisory and support. Ivo has clients from almost all sectors including financial services (FSI), manufacturing, real estate, transportation etc. His advice mainly relates to corporate income tax, personal income tax, international taxation, transfer pricing, also social security taxes and contributions. Ivo has worked for the Estonian Ministry of Finance where he was the Head of the direct taxes division for seven years. In the Ministry, Ivo was one of the key experts involved in the implementation of the unique Estonian corporate income tax regime. After leaving the Ministry, Ivo was responsible for managing the tax practice and complex domestic and international tax projects in Deloitte Estonia for 12 years. In 2016/2017 Ivo Vanasaun advised the Georgian government on the implementation of the so-called Estonian corporate income tax model. The Estonian unique corporate income tax model was successfully implemented in Georgia, the new law entered into force in 2017.
    Ivo is a lecturer at the Estonian Business School, sharing with students the main concepts of different taxes.

    * junior associate does not provide legal services in accordance with § 40(3) of the Estonian Bar Association Act

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    • Practice areas
    • Languages
      • Estonian, English
    • Career
      • Law Office FORT, Tallinn, Tax Counsel (2020–2024)
      • Law Firm CORE Legal OÜ, Tallinn, Specialist Tax Counsel (2018–2020)
      • Estonian Business School (EBS), Tallinn, Visiting lecturer for taxation (2019–...)
      • Tartu University , Tartu, Visiting lecturer of IT Law Programme (2015–2023)
      • AS Deloitte Advisory, Tallinn, Manager, Senior Tax Manager (2006–2018)
      • AS Eesti Loto, Tallinn, Member of Supervisory Board (2005–2006)
      • Estonian Ministry of Finance, Tallinn, Head of Direct Taxes Division (1999–2006)
    • Education
      • Master`s degree in Public Administration, Tallinn University of Technology, 2004
      • Bachelor of Economics (officially equivalent to MA), University of Tartu, 2000

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