Sami Tuominen

Sami Tuominen

Partner Bird & Bird Finland


Sami is a leading tax lawyer who specialises in tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and leadership changes in family-owned companies

Sami is a partner and the head of our Finnish Tax Group, based in Helsinki.

He advises on domestic and international tax matters in corporate and personal income taxation. Sami acts as a daily administrative tax advisor and a tax coordinator of domestic and international Finnish companies and branches. His clients include private banks and their clients (both companies and individuals); investment banks; private equity investors; medium sized companies; family owned companies and their owners.

Sami is one of the authors of Sopimusriskit: a comprehensive but practical book on contracts and risk management (2014) and, with Janne Juusela published Sukupolvenvaihdoksen verotus (2010 and 2014). There is also a daily internet publication on the topic Taxation Change of Generation. In addition he has written articles in several Finnish and global professional publications and is the contributor (since 2011) for the Finland chapter in Women, Business and the Law, Getting to Equal, an annual publication of World Bank Group. Sami is also a regular lecturer and panellist at tax related seminars and events.

Sami has been noted as one of the leading tax experts in Finland in international legal directories including Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, World Tax, International Tax Review, World Transfer Pricing and Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax 2018.

Admitted to the Finnish bar in 2008, Sami also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki and participated in “Bolagsrätt och Internationell Skatterätt” - studies in Swedish at Uppsala University, Sweden.

He is a member of International Fiscal Association Finland and of Suomen Veroasiantuntijat ry ­- the Association of Finnish Tax Experts.

Sami speaks Finnish, English and Swedish. 

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. "excellent customer orientation, expertise and ability to find solutions to complex tax-related problems."

    Chambers Europe, 2018
  2. Sami Tuominen is highly regarded.

    EMEA Legal 500 2017
  3. "Recommended for his general tax and succession planning expertise and the team's service-minded attitude."

    World Tax 2017