Robert Mikelsons

Robert Mikelsons

Attorney at law, Partner,
Copenhagen

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Dispute Resolution
Tax

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Robert Mikelsons is the head of NJORD’s tax specialist group. He gives advice on and conducts cases in relation to tax law and law governing VAT and indirect charges, including international tax law. He is considered one of Denmark’s leading experts on these areas.

Robert Mikelsons has for more than 20 years conducted leading and value-adding cases in relation to tax and VAT before numerous courts, including the Supreme Court and the EU Court of Justice. In the field of VAT he has through the years won cases of which the total value is approx. 10-figures, he also serves as an expert witness on the law governing VAT within the EU in the courts outside the EU.

Furthermore, Robert Mikelsons also teaches courses in tax law and law governing VAT arranged by “Danske Advokater”, etc., he is a member of the Tax Affairs Committee within the General Counsel of the Bar, and at the same time he is a representative of the General Counsel of the Bar in the liaison committee of the Ministry of Taxation, just as he has participated in preparatory committees regarding the law governing VAT.

Ratings

“NJORD Law Firm is noted for its strength in tax and VAT issues pertaining to cross-border transactions, and indirect tax litigation. Team leader Robert Mikelsons is an expert in VAT litigation and recently acted for Shell in claims relating to the repayment of energy tax from the authorities. René Lykke Wethelund is a key contact for the tax aspects of M&A.”

Legal 500, 2019

Robert Mikelsons was personally appraised by Chambers and Partners Europe and Global in 2015:

“Robert Mikelsons of NJORD Law Firm is well regarded for his specific expertise in VAT issues. He represented Copenhagen Air Taxi in a case concerning a general VAT exemption for foreign traffic companies.”

– Chambers and Partners Europe, 2015

Robert Mikelsons was especially pointed out by Chambers and Partners “for his ‘attention to detail and straightforward approach.’ He handles both contentious and non-contentious tax issues, demonstrating particular strength in VAT matters.”

Publications

Memberships

Experience

2015-NJORD Law Firm, partner

2013-2014MAQS Law Firm, partner

2004-2013Eversheds Copenhagen, partner

1996-2007Copenhagen Business School (CBS), external teacher in International Tax Law

1990-2004Bech-Bruun Dragsted, attorney and partner

1984-1990Hjejle Gersted & Mogensen, assistant attorney and attorney

Education

2000Admitted to the Supreme Court of Denmark

1988Admitted to the Danish Bar

1984University of Copenhagen, Master of Law

Languages

Danish and English.

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