Tax

Our expertise includes:

  • Corporation tax
  • Business transfers 
  • International and EU tax matters 
  • Taxation with respect to financing and use of financial products 
  • Setting up or changing company structure 
  • Transfer pricing 
  • Tax litigation 
  • Pension taxation
  • Personal taxation
  • Trusts 
  • Carbon tax 
  • Direct and indirect tax due diligence
  • VAT 
  • Energy and waste charges.

How can we help?
Our tax lawyers have profound commercial understanding and render advice resulting in sustainable tax solutions. Due to our large international network of legal tax specialists, we resolve international tax issues quickly and effectively.

We have long-standing expertise in conducting tax matters before the Danish administrative authorities and courts.

Common challenges
Tax rules are becoming increasingly complex to navigate, especially international tax rules. Many companies see their tax base being broadened, and regulatory control is being intensified in a number of areas.

Business transfers and family business succession in particular raise a number of tax issues that require extensive insight into tax legislation.

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Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Tax

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.

Notable practitioners 
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

Chambers and partners

Chambers Global Rating 2015
-  Tax

Anders Oreby Hansen is noted for his abilities in handling international investment and M&A matters, and is described by clients as "intelligent, systematic and responsive." Other sources value his "ability to think outside the box and come up with solutions."

Michael Serup has focused expertise in tax restructuring and reorganisation matters. He is noted for his experience in succession planning and corporate-related tax issues.

Tax litigation head Kaspar Bastian focuses on cases concerning duty issues and criminal tax investigations. He also covers transfer pricing, international tax and M&A planning matters.

Thomas Frøbert has broad experience, including in transfer pricing, M&A planning and international tax issues. He also handles VAT disputes and is a well-regarded figure in the market: "Everyone who knows him speaks highly of him and the work he does."

Chambers and Partners Global, Tax

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Tax

Headed by Anders Oreby Hansen, Bech-Bruun’s tax group is ‘among the best’ in corporate structurings and transactions, as well as transfer pricing disputes. Hansen assisted 42 Associate with corporate tax matters in Denmark and the US. The ‘responsiveThomas Frøbert has been advising Experian on negotiations with Danish pension providers regarding VAT exemptions.

Legal 500, Tax

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