Bo Vilsgaard, LL.M., Attorney and Partner

Main areas of specialisation: 

  • Company acquisitions
  • Capital funding
  • Startups
  • The healthcare sector
  • Work with boards of directors

Background:

Since 1995, I have worked on countless new company startups, company transfers, capital extensions, and capital injections.

Thanks to my work with capital injections, I have extensive understanding of the relevant commercial and legal parameters and of the challenges faced by growing companies in need of capital.

My services to customers are often delivered in English (negotiations as well as contracts). I hold degrees in law from a Danish and a British university, enabling me to successfully negotiate and structure deals unimpeded by language barriers.

Networks/Publications/Teaching:

I have built a very extensive professional network and participate in a large number of formal and informal networks, including B2B networks, peer groups, and investor networks. I am a very active member of Virtu Business Club (Denmark’s national business network, focusing on business and bicycling), and I am the network’s ambassador in Aarhus.

In addition, I have an extensive network in business consulting that includes corporate brokers, bankers, auditors, and professional board members.

Last, but not least, I frequently offer instruction in the areas of buying and selling of companies, startups, and capital funding. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in a presentation on one of these subjects.

Phone: (+45) 4031 3165
Mail: bv@hvlaw.dk

Elsebeth Hjortshøj Rasmussen, Attorney and Partner

Main areas of specialisation:

  • VAT and other types of duties

Background:

I have many years of experience in advising about and pursuing cases about VAT and duties, and I have worked with the subject area in previous positions at the Danish Tax Administration Authority, PwC, and at the law firms of Bech-Bruun Advokatfirma and Hulgaard Advokater.

I am authorised as an examiner in such subject areas as indirect duties at university departments offering degrees in business and commerce at the bachelor, candidate, and master levels.

Networks/Publications/Teaching:

Among the publications I have co-written are “Projektudvikling af fast ejendom” (Real estate project development) and textbooks for the Danish Association of Estate Agents (Dansk Ejendomsmæglerforening).

I enjoy presenting frequent seminars about VAT and duties to auditors and to companies requiring customised courses to suit their individual requirements.

If your company requires a VAT and duties review, I would be pleased to perform it.

I am a member of the Association of Danish Tax Lawyers (Danmarks Skatteadvokater).

Phone: (+45) 6144 0700

Mail: ehr@hvlaw.dk

Hans Henrik Højrup Bondegaard, Attorney and Partner

Main areas of specialisation:

  • Startups
  • IT law
  • Company acquisitions
  • The healthcare sector
  • Work with boards of directors

Background: 

I have a particular interest in digital enterprises. I am therefore a member of our IT law team. I have significant experience in advising suppliers of IT services with respect to drafting contracts, digital business models, and personal data.

I provide consulting services related to buying and selling of companies and to adaptation of corporate and company structures during reorganisations and generational transfers.

Networks/Publications/Teaching:

I have a passion for startups, especially digital startups. I am an active stakeholder in the startup community, where I am a permanent advisor to a number of entrepreneurial groups. I deliver frequent presentations about starting a company, corporate law, ownership agreements, investor agreements, etc.

My passion for entrepreneurship has resulted in roles as a mentor and advisory board member for a number of startups.

Phone: (+45) 2913 3282 
Mail: hb@hvlaw.dk

Helle Hougård Porsfelt, Attorney (High Court) and Partner

Main areas of specialisation:

  • Tax, just tax – in the broadest sense of the term.

Baggrund: 

I am very interested in the process of taxation. Because of my many years of experience in providing tax advice in the accounting and legal sector and because of my past employment at the Danish Tax Authority, I am able to advise about the vast majority of tax matters.

My specialisations have included real estate taxation and corporate and major shareholder taxation. I have worked on generational transfers and restructuring, where tax is a very important consideration if good results are to be achieved.

Since moving from the Danish Tax Authority to an advisory role, I have handled numerous tax cases at tax appeals boards, the Danish National Tax Court and other Danish courts (a list of my court cases appears at skat.dk).

Networks/Publications/Teaching:

In addition to my work as a lawyer, I have published a variety of professional works including Real Estate taxation – depreciation and relinquishment in practice (Ejendomsbeskatning – afskrivning og afståelse i praksis). Since 2002, I have co-authored textbooks for the Danish Association of Estate Agents, and I regularly publish tax related articles.

I teach seminars on tax related matters for a variety of organisations.

I am a member of the Association of Danish Tax Lawyers (Danmarks Skatteadvokater).

Phone: (+45) 6144 0708
Mail: hhp@hvlaw.dk

Katrine Benée, MSc, Business and Law

Main areas of specialisation:

  • Contracts
  • Corporate law
  • Corporate transfers
  • Tax law

Background: 

My educational background is business economics and law (MSc, business and law), and therefore I have had insight into financial matters and have exercised a business-oriented approach to legal questions ever since my university days.

Networks/Publications/Teaching:

I am legal advisor at a specialist advisory service for startups offered by Startvækst Aarhus (an organisation helping new companies to grow). 

I co-present a number of seminars about the buying and selling of companies and have prepared a variety of teaching materials on that subject and on other matters related to taxation. I have contributed to the preparation of various tools to assist in the valuation of companies.

Phone: (+45) 6144 0703
Mail: kb@hvlaw.dk

Lotte P. Vilsgaard, Executive Assistant

Main areas of specialisation:

My position is that of executive assistant. I am responsible for administration and accounting and for all contact with our suppliers.

Background:

I have a background in office administration and have worked in the manufacturing, trade, and consulting sectors. I have often served as project manager for internal and external projects.

Phone: (+45) 2024 3442
Mail: lv@hvlaw.dk

Mikkel Thykjær Jørgensen, Attorney and Partner

Main areas of specialisation:

  • Buying, selling, and investing in companies
  • Broadly defined business consulting related to the above

Background: 

I am a former external lecturer in corporate law at the University of Southern Denmark (Syddansk Universitet) and have solid consulting experience in setting up companies, restructuring, generational transfers, agreements between capital owners, incentive agreements, etc.

Over the last few years I have increased my focus on and collaboration with tech companies and digital enterprises, hereunder fintech, regtech, and block chain.

I am motivated by collaboration with startups in the process of creating innovative products, and I am willing to help them to connect with relevant partners via my network

Networks/Publications/Teaching:

I play a committed role in a number of companies as a consultant in advisory boards and as a board member.

I have a personal passion for “biohacking” and “quantified self”.

Phone: (+45) 6144 0707
Mail: mtj@hvlaw.dk