Hans Severin Hansen

Attorney-at-Law, Partner


Practice areas

Corporate Law Estate Planning
Tax Law


Hans Severin Hansen is head of the practice area Tax Law and partner in Plesner.

He is advisor to Danish and international clients, and he also conducts a great number of cases before the Danish courts, the European Court of Justice, the National Tax Tribunal, the National Tax Board and other administrative bodies.

Hans Severin Hansen is chairman of the Danish Branch of International Fiscal Association and member of the Executive Committee of International Fiscal Association. He is President of the IFA 2013 Congress in Copenhagen.

He is also a member of the Tax Commission appointed by the Danish Government, and he has over the years been a member of a number of Expert Working Groups.

In 2006 Hans Severin Hansen was awarded the prestigious Magnus Prize which is granted to a tax specialist who has contributed considerably to the development of Danish tax law.

In 2010 he received the Christrup Award which is granted to an attorney every third year for an outstanding litigation performance. The Award Committee consists of members appointed by the Law Society and the Presidents of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.

Hans Severin Hansen is recognised as the leading tax practitioner in Denmark in all important rating publications. 

     
 

Legal 500 (2014)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as a leading individual with respect to Tax.

Chambers Europe (2014)

Hans Severin Hansen is ranked as (the only) Star Individual as regards Tax by both Chambers Global 2014 and Chambers Europe 2014. "He is regarded by market commentators as 'the very best tax litigator in Denmark.' He is seen as a 'major player' in the market, and is credited with building a strong tax practice."

Legal 500 (2013)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as a leading individual with respect to Tax.

Chambers Global (2013)

Hans Severin Hansen has been named a Star Individual as regards Tax by Chambers Global 2013 as well as by Chambers Europe 2013. "Hans Severin Hansen is universally acknowledged as a star of the Danish tax litigation scene. Sources say: 'he is no doubt one of the top tax lawyers in the country: very sharp and extremely knowledgeable'."

EMEA Legal Experts (2013)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as a leading individual with respect to Tax.

Legal 500 (2012)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as a leading individual as regards Tax and is described by some clients as "the best Danish tax litigator".

Chambers Global (2012)

Hans Severin Hansen has been listed as the (only) Star Individual as regards tax. He continues to be "the undisputed king of tax litigation" in the eyes of his competitors. Clients observe that "he is able to communicate extremely complex issues in a very straightforward way to tax authorities and courts".

EMEA (European) Legal Experts (2012)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as an expert with respect to Tax.

Chambers Europe

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as a Star Individual with respect to Tax. "He continues to be 'the undisputed king of tax litigation' in the eyes of his competitors. Clients observe that 'he is able to communicate extremely complex issues to tax authorities and courts in a very straightforward way'." (2012)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as a star individual with respect to Tax. "Luminary Hans Severin Hansen wins unanimous praise and is described by many as 'the best tax litigator in Denmark'." (2011)

Listed as a star individual with respect to Tax (2010).

"Hans Severin Hansen is widely seen as the leading tax litigtor in the country, with sources remarking that the impact he has had on the sector 'is absolutely amazing; he has represented each and every major corporation in Denmark'." (2010)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as the only star individual by Chambers Europe 2008 with respect to Tax.

"Hans Severin Hansen is 'without a doubt a top man on theoretical questions' and is unanimously considered to be 'the best tax litigator in Denmark'. Clients highlight his 'excellent relationship with the tax authorities' and his 'ability to bridge a gap between two parties in a dispute'." (2008)

"'Skilful and diligent', Hans Severin Hansen is proclaimed 'the king of tax' by peers. Clients agree that he is a clear 'leader in litigation, and outstanding' in the Danish tax world." (2007)

Chambers Global

Recommended as "Leader in his Field" with respect to Tax (2011).

Legal 500 (2011)

Hans Severin Hansen is listed as a leading individual with respect to Tax. "Plesner's 'widely recognised' 16-lawyer tax group is led by Hans Severin Hansen, who has an 'incredible unbeaten record in landmark cases'."

 
     

Career path

1984 Admitted to the Supreme Court

1979 Admitted to the bar

1976 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

Languages

Scandinavian and English

Positions of trust

 

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Selected publications

 
Hans Severin Hansen 

Phone: +45 33 12 11 33
Fax: +45 33 12 00 14
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Secretary Phone: +45 36 94 13 16
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