Hans Severin Hansen
Hans Severin Hansen is a partner in our Tax Law team and he is recognised as the leading tax attorney in Denmark. He is the only Danish tax attorney rated a "Star Individual" by Chambers and has been selected for The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
Hans advises Danish and foreign business enterprises and he conducts the biggest and most complex tax cases. Hans's track record is unique. A lot of his cases are test cases which subsequently result in the reopening of similar cases and statutory amendments or changes in administrative practice.
Hans was the chairman of the Danish branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) from 2009 until 2020 and was a member of its Executive Committee in the period 2009-2015. He was the President of the IFA 2013 Congress in Copenhagen.
In 2006 Hans was awarded Magnus Prisen, a Danish award given to a tax specialist who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Danish tax law. In 2010 he received Christrup Prisen, a Danish award given every three years to an attorney in recognition of his or her exceptional results in the courts.
At the moment Hans is working on a number of big cases, specifically including transfer pricing cases, the so-called beneficial owner cases about withholding dividend tax and tax on interest as well as cases about the right to deduct losses suffered by foreign subsidiaries.
A profile on Hans in the Danish weekly publication Berlingske Nyhedsmagasin can be read here.
See Tax Law
Hans Severin Hansen is the only Danish tax attorney ranked as a Star Individual.
Hans Severin Hansen is recognized for his prowess in contentious tax cases, representing clients in complex litigation proceedings. He receives praise from clients: "He is knowledgeable, outstanding and is a perfect match for our company. I think he is the best in Denmark for Tax" (2016)