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Michael Amstrup

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Tax / Insurance


Partner. Michael Amstrup advises on all tax and tax litigation matters. He specialises in tax litigation, handling of cases before the Danish tax authorities, the National Tax Tribunal, city courts, the high courts, the Danish Supreme Court and the National Tax Board and expert opinion tax cases. Also, Michael specialises in tax criminal law which involves administrative issues and legal actions. Furthermore, Michael advises on professional liability for auditors and attorneys and management liability, and Michael is appointed as Panel Lawyer for Lloyd’s of London and adviser. Michael is also claims handler for many insurance companies within professional liability and management liability.


Michael joined Lundgrens as partner in 2010. Before that he was a partner with Dahl law firm (2005-2010) and Norsker & Jacoby (1997-2004).


English and the Scandinavian languages.


Member of the tax panel of Danish Bar and Law Society, Danish Branch of IFA and Danish taxlawyers Assosiation.


Michael obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Copenhagen (1983). Right of audience before the Supreme Court (1994).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Lundgrens provides 'very pragmatic disputes advice' in the commercial, construction, insolvency and real estate sectors. Peter Clemmen Christensen jointly leads the practice, is 'very strategic in his advice', and  recently acted for Steen & Strømin in a rental agreement dispute with Deichmann Schuhe. Other work includes fellow team head Dan Terkildsen acting for BankNordik in a liability claim brought by investors relating to a swap agreement, and Michael Amstrup defending a former director of the now-bankrupt Amagerbanken in professional liability claims. IP litigators Jakob Krag Nielsen and Rasmus Vang, arbitrator Niels Wive Kjærgaard, and insurance specialist Jesper Hjetting are also noted.

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Within: Insurance

Product and professional liability cases are the key areas of expertise for Lundgrens' insurance team, which is led by Jesper Hjetting, who has 'excellent knowledge of the insurance sector' and is 'very professional and pleasant'. Recent highlights include Hjetting acting for Topdanmark Livsforsikring in a compensation claim regarding a disabled person's pension; and Michael Amstrup, who is an expert in professional liability cases involving accountants and attorneys, defending Henrik Ziminowas, a member of the board of directors at Amagerbanken, in a liability claim brought by Financial Stability relating to the bank's bankruptcy. Nicolai Bo Sørensen also acts in directors' and management liability disputes.

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Within: Tax

Lundgrens handles the full spectrum of tax matters and counts PKA and Codan Forsikring as clients. Jakob Schilder-Knudsen leads the practice and is highly skilled in the tax elements of transactions and restructurings; he recently advised Ganni on the tax aspects of its sale to L Catterton. Other mandates include indirect tax expert Mario Fernandez assisting Towergate Insurance with the VAT issues associated with setting up its business in Scandinavia, and tax litigator Michael Amstrup acting for the Association of Danish Tax Lawyers in a gross negligence dispute relating to a lawyer and income tax returns filed with the Danish Tax Authority. Partner Anders Oreby-Hansen was a new arrival in 2019 from Bech-Bruun.

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