Tax & duties

experience and expertise

Horten’s tax department is a dedicated team that provides in-house tax advice, especially within M&A, banking and finance law, real estate, corporate commercial, public law and employment law. The team also advises a large number of stand-alone clients, including Danish and international enterprises, banks, pension companies, pension funds and property companies, Danish municipalities and municipal supply utilities, private equity funds and (primarily wealthy) individuals.

We combine business understanding with in-depth professional knowledge and ensure as professional and innovative advisers that our clients obtain the best possible basis for making and implementing commercial decisions. We tailor our advice to the needs of the individual client and always seek simple and operational solutions which add value to the client and are easy to understand.

The team was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Communication was very good between their team and ours. The value for what we spent versus the outcome was extremely favourable and well worth the fees we paid.

Chambers, 2018

The team 'always manage to provide a clear-cut and pragmatic answer'.

Chambers, 2018

Everything has been absolutely perfect: very professional, very quick. They are always very positive and always want to help.'

Chambers, 2018

They are co-operative, productive, straightforward and goal-oriented.

Chambers Europe, 2017

I have been very impressed with their understanding of international matters and legal principles, which also gained respect from the counterparty and created a constructive negotiation environment.

Chambers Europe, 2017

What we do

The tax team advises on all matters relating to taxes and duties, but holds a market-leading position within the following focus areas:

  • Purchase and sale of companies/M&A
  • Tax procedures and binding rulings
  • Incentive pay
  • Tax insurance
  • Purchase and structuring of real estate
  • The financial sector
  • Generational succession

You can read more about the individual focus areas below.


Horten recognised as leading law firm by Legal 500

13 April 2018

Horten is recognised as leading law firm within a wide range of legal disciplines. At the same time, 26 partners are nominated as being among the best legal advisers in Denmark.

New rankings from Chambers

13 March 2018

Chambers, the leading international guide to the best law firms, ranks Horten as one of the best in the country yet again.

Unique cooperation between Horten and Symbion

5 February 2018

Horten has entered into unique cooperation with Symbion and Accelerace where we will make a team of lawyers available for start-up businesses at the shared office facilities Horten CoLab.

New Managing Partner at Horten

2 January 2018

Finn Schwarz, Attorney and Partner, has been appointed Managing Partner of Horten Law Firm as of 1 January 2018.

New oil and gas strategy for the North Sea

4 July 2017

A new oil and gas strategy has been set out for the Danish part of the North Sea. The strategy was prepared in cooperation between the industry, the DEA and GEUS to ensure optimal exploitation of the Danish resources.

Horten advances in new Chambers and Legal 500 rankings

19 April 2017

In 2017, the leading international ranking agencies, Legal 500 and Chambers, are once again ranking Horten among the best law firms in Denmark.

Four new specialised attorneys at Horten

7 March 2017

Horten has appointed four new specialised attorneys having in-depth professional and commercial expertise within personal data law, environmental and planning law, energy and supply law and tax law.

Global Leaders in Law appoints Horten as exclusive partner for Denmark

10 January 2017

Global Leaders in Law, the leading global general counsel forum based in London, and Horten has announced partnership. Appointed as a global bronze partner, Horten will sponsor the activities of Global Leaders in Law in 2017.

Horten advances to Tier 2 in the 2017 edition of ITR World Tax

8 November 2016

In the recently published ITR World Tax 2017 - a highly regarded global guide for leading tax advisors covering law firms and auditing companies - Horten has advanced to Tier 2.

Horten assists VPK Packaging Group with acquisition of Peterson Packaging

3 October 2016

On 3 October 2016, the Belgian packaging manufacturer VPK Packaging Group acquired the Norwegian Peterson Packaging A/S from Pemco A/S and Unitel A/S.

NETS awards shares to approx. 2,500 employees

30 September 2016

In connection with the recent IPO, NETS, the leading supplier of payment solutions, awarded a total of 400,000 shares to approx. 2,500 employees.