Matti Koivusalo

Matti Koivusalo

Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Matti Koivusalo is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Tax and Global Wealth Management practice groups in Zurich. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Matti worked at a Big 4 accounting firm in New York and at a leading Finnish law firm in Helsinki.

Practice Focus

Matti focuses his practice on international tax planning and global wealth management matters. He has advised individual taxpayers on pre-immigration and emigration planning, investment in US and non-US assets, succession planning, asset protection, and planning for receipt substantial gifts and inheritances. In addition, Matti has experience in planning, tax modeling, formation and restructuring of complex US and non-US corporate and partnership structures.


  • New York~United States (2020)


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in International Taxation) (2018)
  • University of Helsinki (LL.B. and LL.M) (2013)


  • English
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Swedish
  • Co-author, "External asset managers face new ESG obligations," (, December 2021

  • Author, "GILTI – The Anatomy of Global Minimum Tax," Finnish Journal of Taxation (Verotus-lehti), April 2020

  • Co-author, "Application of the Finnish general anti-avoidance rule in cross-border debt financing structures," Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corporate Planning, March 2015