Tax Department

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What the team is known for Respected practice with a strong track record across a wide range of tax matters, including VAT and critical tax issues in transactional matters, including tax structuring. Also experienced in the tax aspects of real estate investments. Frequently assists private clients with professional liability cases concerning tax law. Acts for a number of financial sector clients, including pensions and investment funds.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the lawyers are "practical, keep it simple and are technically excellent."

Clients also report that the team is "fast, responsive, proactive and has access to a wide range of different resources when we need a quick answer to a question."

Work highlight Assisted Sampension with the tax structuring of its USD30 million co-investment with DYAL III in Vista.

Notable practitioners

Anders Oreby Hansen is praised by a client who says: "He is a great tax lawyer, highly skilled, bright, pleasant to work with, business-minded and able to think outside the box." He covers a broad range of tax matters, including transactional tax, incentive schemes, transfer pricing and mutual agreement procedures.

Clients praise Jakob Schilder-Knudsen for his "unique and clear understanding of both the commercial and technical aspects, and his ability to build a bridge between the two to find the optimal solution." He acts for clients from the financial services industry on transaction- and investment-related tax aspects. He advised Perkins+Will on the tax structuring of its acquisition of Schmidt Hammer Lassen.

Often praised as a VAT expert, Mario Fernandez enters the rankings on the back of notable feedback, with clients reporting that he "offers excellent technical expertise on a timely basis." He regularly advises clients on compliance with new VAT regulations. In addition to his indirect tax practice, Fernandez also advises on the taxation of transactions.