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HjemGorrissen Federspiel strengthens tax team with new partner hire

Gorrissen Federspiel strengthens tax team with new partner hire

Gorrissen Federspiel is bolstering its tax team with a new partner hire from EY plus two new senior tax advisors. The hires are to accommodate the increasing demand for transactional tax law advice in relation to business transfers, private equity and venture funds.

Niclas Holst Sonne will be joining Gorrissen Federspiel as partner on 1 April 2021.

He is 42 years old and brings with him a wealth of experience from both the legal and auditing sectors – most recently as partner and Co-Head of the M&A tax department at EY Denmark, and before that as partner and head of the tax and duties team at Horten.

”We are experiencing increased demand and seeing a development in the market that points toward the potential for increasing our tax advisory services. As the saying goes ‘there is tax in everything’, and so for the business as a whole it is essential to have a strong tax team structured to meet those requirements,” says Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen, partner and Head of Tax at Gorrissen Federspiel.

Niclas Holst Sonne will be focusing on private equity, M&A tax, venture funds, incentive programmes and property funds.

His return to the legal profession provides an opportunity to combine his experience from a large international advisory firm with his many years as a private practice attorney.

”I look forward to being able to apply my experience and expertise to deliver transaction-focused advice and products tailored to fit our clients’ needs. Tax law has grown increasingly complex, and I find that clients have become more refined in their business approach – in particular as they increasingly employ in-house expertise across both legal and tax. This also means that clients demand focused advice and services of an increasingly complex nature,” says Niclas Holst Sonne.

In addition to Niclas Holst Sonne, two senior tax advisors will be joining the Gorrissen Federspiel tax practice.

Jesper Anker Howes is 40 years old and holds an LL.M. from the University of Copenhagen and a Master of Tax degree from Copenhagen Business School. He joins from Maersk Tankers where he was Head of Tax, with a focus on corporate and international tax law. Jesper Anker Howes has previously worked for KPMG Acor Tax and EY.

Abdi Mohamed is 34 years old and holds an LL.B. from Middlesex University and an LL.M. from the University of Copenhagen. He joins from PwC Denmark, where he was a Manager in the M&A and Corporate Tax Law team. Abdi Mohamed has also worked for Linklaters.

Both of them will be joining Gorrissen Federspiel on 1 May 2021.

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