Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen is a Senior Research Associate of IBFD’s European Knowledge Group. She obtained her law degree in 2004 and an LLM in International Business and Company Law in 2006 at the University of Helsinki.
Before joining IBFD, she was a partner at a Finnish law firm and worked in the field of Finnish corporate and individual income taxation. Ms Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen is acting as the country specialist for Finland and the other Scandinavian countries (i.e. Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and is the author of various IBFD publications involving those jurisdictions.
Her activities also include EU law-related tasks. Since joining IBFD in 2009, she has been involved in multiple client requests dealing with both individual and corporate taxation and she is currently managing two ongoing client projects: one on hypothetical income tax computations concerning an expatriate family and the other relating to the taxation of different financial instruments in cross-border situations.