Chambers Europe Rating 2018
What the team is known for Market-leading practice working on both domestic and cross-border matters offering expertise in areas across the full scope of tax law. Areas of focus include VAT, transfer pricing and incentive schemes. Experienced in advising on family business succession and noted for handling strategic tax matters. Active in a variety of contentious matters and litigation, as well as advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions. Continues to bolster its team with taxation expertise as well as legal, recently expanding its team of transfer pricing economists.
Strengths One client praises the detail offered by the firm's service, pointing out that they "cover the 360-degree needs of a business," while another highlights the team's responsiveness, saying: "They are there when we need them," before adding that the lawyers can "think outside the box."
Another source explains how the firm's team "works effectively and with great flexibility to solve the issues while meeting important deadlines." Other interviewees express their satisfaction with the "very well-qualified team, which provides quality advice for a reasonable price."
Work highlights Advised Nokia on tax aspects of its cross-border merger with Alcatel-Lucent which included how the merger would affect agreements with the Danish tax authorities.
Assisted Integrity Bulk with corporate and tax aspects of establishing a cross-border incentive scheme, covering employees in both Denmark and Singapore.
Anders Oreby Hansen is an experienced tax lawyer, acting for a range of companies in Denmark and abroad. He advises on transfer pricing and frequently handles tax issues related to cross-border M&A, recently representing Bending Spoons on the tax aspects of its merger with an Italian company. Sources describe him as "practically oriented with a keen business focus," in addition to having a skill for "interpreting the market."
Thomas Frøbert specialises in VAT and indirect tax issues. One client describes him as "good at bringing legal issues into a commercial business context, making complicated issues simple," before adding that he is "proactive and handles cases quickly and effectively." He assisted the Danish Ministry of Tax with a review of procedures and an investigation into practices related to international dividend withholding tax repayments.
Michael Serup offers broad knowledge of tax related to shareholdings, corporate structures and family and owner-managed businesses. One source describes him as having "a good reputation" and "great knowledge of tax law." He advised the network of family-owned companies Vækst i Generationer on legislation concerning business succession taxation.
Kaspar Bastian is well known for his work on contentious matters related to tax and frequently represents clients before the National Tax Tribunal and the Danish courts. One client highlights his "very good field of advice during tax proceedings" while another describes him as "diligent, detailed and very efficient."
Chambers and Partners Europe, Tax