Bjørnholm Law is a tax boutique specialised in assisting clients in disputes with the Danish tax authorities. Nikolaj Bjørnholm is the managing partner of the firm, which he founded after leaving Plesner in 2016. He is supported by Bodil Tolstrup, who is also an experienced litigator.
Bjørnholm and Tolstrup have worked on a variety of contentious cases, including representing Essity in a transfer pricing litigation case, regarding the taxation and transfer agreements in the event of a business closing.
Bruun & Hjejle is a Danish full service law firm that focuses on M&A, real estate law and disputes. Its tax team is regarded as very experienced in the areas of transactional and real estate taxation. The practice is headed by partner Erik Banner-Voigt. In July 2019, Bruun & Hjejle lost Supreme Court litigator Søren Lehmann Nielsen, who moved to become a partner at Plesner.
Bruun & Hjejle recently acted as the advisors to the Danish division of Teracom, regarding its acquisition by private equity fund Agilitas. Banner-Voigt also advised Alm Brand Bank on the design and implementation of a new global share regime, following the creation of a favourable Danish tax environment.
CORIT Advisory has positioned itself as one of the foremost boutique tax firms in Denmark. It offers tax consulting services to a variety of clients on a range of topics, but has a particular focus on advising clients on international tax matters. Jakob Bundgaard is the managing director of the firm. He is supported by financial instrument taxation specialist Katja Dyppel Weber, who is also a partner at the firm.
CORIT advised Widex on the effectiveness of the proposed tax structure following its £6 billion merger with Sivantos, which is one of the more complex deals undertaken in Denmark. It has also retained a portfolio of work for an international music provider.
“CORIT is comprised of technically excellent people who also know how to deliver top quality services tailored for the individual client company. The work CORIT performs is always in the absolute top of the range.”
"CORIT Advisory's work is always thoroughly prepared. They deliver 360-degree analysed solutions, conclude with a minimum of qualifications and always deliver in a timely manner. Best recommendation."
"Top class firm with top class service. Very competent team."
"When it comes to complex, theoretical advice, our experience of CORIT is better than the Big Four. The advice received from CORIT is simply more thoroughly prepared and proactive than competitors."
"All other tax and TP service providers – although some really good – in my experience are inferior to CORIT."
Deloitte has maintained its position as the largest tax advisory firm in Denmark. It is able to offer advice and expertise on all areas of tax law, with more than 250 professionals currently working for Deloitte's Danish tax team. The North West Europe corporation network of Deloitte offices in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands has attracted a number of pan-European clients.
Niels Josephsen, who focuses on corporate taxation is the head of tax at the firm. He is assisted by the head of the global business tax team Soeren Reinhold Andersen, head of indirect tax Thomas Svane Jense, head of transfer pricing Asger Mosegaard Kelstrup and Sanne Hoejris, who oversees the global employer service.
Deloitte has continued to recruit new talent, including two partners from EY and one partner from PwC.
Horten is a full service Danish law firm, with an in-house tax team, recognised for its advice on M&A transactional tax, including real estate tax, as well as providing tax advice for warranty and indemnity insurance. Henrik Stig Lauritsen, who recently joined the firm from PwC, is the head of the tax department. He is supported by partner Thomas Booker, a real estate tax specialist. Former head of tax Niclas Holst Sonne left the firm for EY in late 2018 with associate Ulrik Krogh Holst.
The team recently advised Telco Electronics on its European restructuring, which was operated out of Denmark. It has also advised the Saint-Gobain Group on the tax aspects of a new employee incentive and share plan.
“I was impressed by the speed and service mindset that Horten displayed. We are not heavy buyers of legal services in Denmark but they delivered as if we are one of their top clients. Also the quality of their advice was high and to the point, without disclaimers and ifs and buts, overtaking the actual guidance.”
KPMG Acor Tax has continued its fast pace of growth, continuing to grow at a faster pace than any other advisory firm in Denmark. It is capable of assisting in all areas of taxation, but has a special focus on growing its tax technology department. The firm is also known for its activity in the controversy field, transactional tax and financial services taxation. Claus Bohn Jespersen is the managing partner of the firm, with approximately 140 other professionals employed.
Plesner is widely regarded as the leading Danish law firm for all areas of tax law, including tax litigation. The firm boasts a tax department including seven partners and a total of 15 fee earners, including managing partner Tom Kári Kristjánsson. The tax department is chaired by Lasse Esbjerg Christensen and Hans Severin Hansen. The litigation practice of the firm has been strengthened in recent months by the addition of leading litigator Søren Lehmann Nielsen, who joined from Bruun & Hjejle.
While litigation is a very strong focus of the Plesner tax department, partner Anders Endicott Pederse recently worked with Freshfields as co-counsel to Sivantos and its owner, EQT, in the merger between Sivantos and Widex in what is one of the largest mergers in Danish history.