Tax law

The lawyers who work with tax issues at Hjort have extensive experience from legal practice.


Planning and implementing transactions

When a transaction is being considered, it is important that it be accomplished in a way that is optimal from a tax point of view. We have extensive experience of structuring business transactions. We recommend that, well ahead of the transaction taking place, you assess the choice of approach (content sale/share sale) and need for prior equity transactions (fission, fusion or capital write-down).

Succession planning and transfer of control

In a family business, how control is passed on to the next generation largely depends on a case-by-case assessment of the individual parties’ wishes interest and plans. Success depends on good succession planning.

Assistance with tax disputes

We have assisted a large number of clients involved in disputes and litigation relating to income/corporation tax, VAT and property tax. Indeed, our lawyers are qualified to pursue such cases all the way to the Supreme Court.

Corporation tax

We have extensive experience of helping taxpayers to convert from sole-proprietorships or general partnerships to limited companies, and of mergers and demergers. We can also help to set up employee incentive schemes and partnership models. We have assisted clients involved in numerous administrative disputes and litigation before the courts on matters ranging from tax loss carryforwards to the deductibility of bad debts and group contributions. At the start of 2017, we represented a taxpayer in a case relating to deductions for bad debts that came before the Supreme Court.

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