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Plesner

Tax

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded team experienced in direct and indirect tax matters and withholding tax. Also noted for transfer pricing and cross-border mandates. Renowned in tax litigation and contentious matters, frequently acting on tax cases in both the ECJ and the Danish Supreme Court. Regularly assists clients with the tax aspects of transactions, including M&A and capital markets matters. Client base spans those active in the life sciences, insurance and technology fields.

Strengths

One satisfied client comments: "I am deeply impressed by their technical skills," and adds: "They are best in class when it comes to litigation and tax disputes with Danish tax authorities."

Another client notes that the team is "very efficient, constructive and understands our business," and adds that the lawyers "are experienced within their field of law."

Work highlights

Advised Temasek on the tax aspects of its acquisition of a minority stake in Haldor Topsoe.

Notable practitioners

Anders Endicott Pedersen advises on tax issues related to transactions, as well as withholding tax and transfer pricing disputes. He acts for domestic and international corporate clients and financial institutions.

Hans Severin Hansen is lauded by commentators for his expertise within the field, with one describing him as "the number-one tax litigator in Denmark." He represents clients in cross-border disputes concerning withholding tax and transfer pricing issues.

Lasse Esbjerg Christensen advises clients on domestic and cross-border disputes, especially those regarding transfer pricing and withholding tax. One client highlights that he is "a very knowledgeable lawyer, hard-working and very technically skilled."

Søren Lehmann Nielsen is a respected practitioner and represents clients in tax disputes, including transfer pricing cases. One client enthuses: "He is technically very good."

Tom Kári Kristjánsson remains a key name in the market and is noted for his experience in tax disputes, with a strong focus on VAT tax cases.

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Overview

Plesner's tax law department is market-leading when it comes to litigation. We conduct the biggest and most complex cases; starting with the first proceedings involving the Danish tax authorities to the Danish National Tax Tribunal, then the courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union, if necessary.

Our track record is unique. No other Danish law firm has been as successful as Plesner in so many important tax cases. Many of the cases are test cases and subsequently result in the reopening of corresponding cases as well as statutory amendments or changes in administrative practice. Through the years Plesner has greatly influenced legislative developments.

To us, tax litigation is a creative process in which it is necessary to think differently. The solution is often found in similar disputes in other legal fields. Tax litigation therefore also requires a great deal of knowledge about other legal fields. We focus on the details but keep a broad perspective.

To conduct and be successful in a tax case require first of all considerable litigation experience. Plesner has the biggest and most complete team of highly specialised tax litigators.

In no other legal field is the difference between being right and being proven right as great as in tax law.

When Plesner has accepted a tax case, the case will benefit from the reputation enjoyed by Plesner, not only with the Danish tax authorities but also with the courts, which means that Plesner's arguments will be taken seriously.

Members

Christensen, Lasse Esbjerg (Head of Department)

Hansen, Hans Severin (Head of Department)

Holm, Svend Erik

Kristjánsson, Tom Kári

Lehmann Nielsen, Søren

Nymand Hounsgaard, Jef

Pedersen, Anders Endicott

Tax Department

Plesner

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Department location

Amerika Plads 37

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-2100

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Denmark

Tax


Anders Endicott Pedersen
Band 3
Hans Severin Hansen
Senior Statespeople
Lasse Esbjerg Christensen
Band 2
Søren Lehmann Nielsen
Band 2
Tom Kári Kristjánsson
Eminent Practitioners