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Hans Severin Hansen

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Tax Law, Estate Planning


Hans Severin Hansen is Co-Head of our tax law team and he is recognised as the leading tax attorney in Denmark. He is the only Danish tax attorney rated a "Star Individual" by Chambers and has been selected for The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Hans advises Danish and foreign business enterprises and he conducts the biggest and most complex tax cases. Hans's track record is unique. A lot of his cases are test cases which subsequently result in the reopening of similar cases and statutory amendments or changes in administrative practice. 

Hans is the chairman of the Danish branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and was a member of its Executive Committee in the period 2009-2015.

At the moment Hans is working on a number of big cases, specifically including transfer pricing cases, the so-called beneficial owner cases about withholding dividend tax and tax on interest as well as cases about the right to deduct losses suffered by foreign subsidiaries.



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Hans Hansen - Plesner

Within: Tax

Plesner runs the gamut of tax services for clients including Novo Nordisk, AP Møller and Lego. Practice co-heads Hans Hansen and Lasse Esbjerg Christensen have extensive experience in tax disputes and transfer pricing work; Christensen recently advised Capidea on the tax issues surrounding its launch of a fund, which invited international investments. Managing partner Tom Kári Kristjánsson is an expert in VAT, customs and excise duty; he acted for IBM in a dispute against the Danish Ministry of Taxation relating to VAT, which was added to compensation received from an IT-agreement breach.

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