Lawyer profile for Europe 2021
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Tom Kári Kristjánsson is the number one Danish attorney litigating cases relating to taxes and duties, including VAT, customs duties and excise duties. His track record at the European Court of Justice is unique. No other Danish attorney has conducted and won so many EU cases.
A large number of these cases have been leading cases and have been conducted as test cases. The outcomes of the cases have resulted in Danish businesses, particularly in the financial sector, receiving amounts running into billions of Danish kroner.
In addition, Tom has extensive experience in conducting legal proceedings regarding consultants’ professional liability and D&O liability related to taxes and duties, and he also litigates a large number of criminal cases relating to taxes and duties.
At the moment Tom is involved in various cases for the financial sector on payroll tax, the duty to pay VAT on payment transactions and calculation of the deductible VAT percentage. He is also currently engaged in cases on a sector order in terms of VAT law, excise duties, registration tax on vehicles and taxes and duties related to transfer pricing.
Tom is also Plesner's managing partner and a member of the Board of Directors.