Mr Mario Fernandez > DLA Piper Denmark > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Denmark
Oslo Plads 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Work Department

Real Estate


Mario Fernandez is an experienced VAT specialist, who has for more than 20 years dealt with international VAT and VAT on transactions (M&A) acting as an advisor to Danish and international companies, Danish pension funds and financial institutions, equity funds, and venture funds.


Mario is widely experienced in managing and driving major transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, major due-diligence processes, restructurings, real-estate transactions, as well as handling aspects of Danish and international VAT planning, including VAT in a financial model.


Mario is also widely experienced in advising enterprises on partial VAT deduction, including treatment of VAT, payroll tax, procedures for VAT-group registration, and cross-border transactions.


In addition, Mario provides advice on regulatory, technical and VAT-related issues within betting and gambling, including online games.




  • Chairman of the executive commitee of Landbased Gambling Association Denmark 
  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • The Danish Lawyers’ Tax Law Association


  • LL.M. (VAT and indirect taxes), Aarhus University (2007)
  • Master of Law, University of Copenhagen (1999)

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.