The Magnus Prize 2006 is awarded to Hans Severin Hansen, attorney-at-law

At a ceremony at the National Museum of Art on 13 November 2006, the Magnus Prize 2006 was awarded to Hans Severin Hansen, attorney-at-law, from the law firm Plesner.

The board of directors of the Magnus Prize Foundation has especially deemed Hans Severin Hansen's work within a wide number of areas important, including the executive committee of the Danish branch of the International Fiscal Association, the Permanent Advisory Board to the Minister of Taxation, and a number of Expert Working Groups.

Hans Severin Hansen has with great proficiency and professional expertise conducted a number of cases before the Supreme Court and won these, notably the old North Sea Yard case concerning depreciation of the lock at Hvide Sande, the Coloplast case concerning employee stocks and the Over-Hold case about "substance over form".

The Magnus Prize is a travel grant in the amount of DKK 30,000, awarded each year to a tax specialist who has contributed considerably to the development of Danish tax law, be it in theory or in practice. The Magnus Prize Foundation was established in 1998 by Hanne Tommerup and Peter Taarnhøj, the former owners of Forlaget Magnus, now Magnus Informatik.