Chambers Europe Rating 2016
What the team is known for Market-leading practice offering expertise in all areas of taxation, including both domestic and cross-border mandates. Areas of focus include VAT, transfer pricing and incentive schemes. Experienced in advising on family business succession and noted for handling tax strategy and optimisation matters, as well as acting for clients on tax litigation. Recent matters include dealing with tax aspects of M&A and wind-ups as well as VAT refund cases.
Strengths One client says the team is "very technically skilled and has a very modern, proactive approach." The same interviewee stresses how "innovative" the lawyers are, as well as praising their "client and commercial understanding."
Another client reports that the lawyers are "very service-minded and easy to chat with" while another source says: "They know the law but are also pragmatic, commercial and can interpret the law for us."
Work highlights Advised new client Experian on disputes with pension providers seeking to claim repayment of Danish VAT following a case which granted pension providers an exemption from VAT under investment fund rules.
Assisted Netværket Vækst i Generationer with tax issues related to its family business succession.
Significant clients A.P. Moller - Maersk, Maersk Broker, Deutsche Bahn, Vattenfall, Pears Group.
Anders Oreby Hansen has extensive experience in Danish and international tax law. He frequently advises both Danish and multinational corporations on corporate tax strategies and transfer pricing issues. Clients say: "He is one of the most skilled and experienced tax and corporate consulting lawyers in Denmark. He is sharp, systematic, responsive, reliable and very good at finding solutions, including when things get tough and stakes are high." He assisted Høiberg with tax elements of the restructuring of its Danish consultancy business.
Thomas Frøbert is particularly focused on VAT and indirect tax matters including contentious issues in the courts and negotiating with the tax authorities. Clients say: "He is skilled and creates a lot of value in his advice. He is quick and service-minded, understands the work intuitively and anticipates the client's needs, which is great."
Michael Serup specialises in corporate tax, advising on tax aspects of M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. He also assists with family business succession issues and other owner-managed businesses.
Kaspar Bastian predominantly focuses on tax dispute resolution and litigation including contentious matters related to transfer pricing and VAT. Clients describe him as "technically skilled" and "excellent."
Chambers and Partners Europe, Tax