Mr Jakob Schilder-Knudsen > DLA Piper Denmark > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Denmark
Oslo Plads 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Work Department

Real Estate


Jakob Schilder-Knudsen heads DLA Piper Denmark’s Tax practice group, which advises a multitude of Danish and international businesses on Danish and international taxation.


Jakob is an experienced tax attorney with more than 20 years’ experience as a tax advisor in the audit and legal services sectors.


In particular, he advises on international taxation and structuring and provides assistance in all aspects of real estate investments and M&A transactions as well as corporate taxation and all tax aspects of alternative investments. Jakob is thus widely experienced in managing and driving major M&A and real-estate transactions, including business transfers and major due-diligence processes.


Jakob is also one of Denmark’s leading advisors on all types of investments in Denmark and on the specific rules and regulations of the Danish tax regime, including dividend tax, refunds, incentive programmes, etc.




  • The Danish Lawyers’ Tax Law Association.
  • The Danish Branch of the International Fiscal Association.


  • Master of Law, University of Southern Denmark (2013)
  • MSc in Buisness Administration and Commercial Law, Copenhagen Buisness School (2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Tax

Led by the ‘outstanding’ Jakob Schilder-Knudsen, DLA Piper Denmark handles the full gamut of tax law issues, including the structuring and tax optimisation of national and international alternative investment projects. The group has an indirect tax sub-team that includes Merete Andersen and Mario Fernandez, who is considered to be ‘one of the leading VAT and indirect tax lawyers in Denmark’, with a strong track record in advising on the indirect tax elements of M&A transactions. For corporate tax and vehicle registration tax issues, Artur Bugsgang is recommended.