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BGI Denmark

Hejm Vilsgaard Advokater

BGI Denmark

Hejm Vilsgaard Advokater is a firm of specialist business lawyers. We provide expert advice.

Hejm Vilsgaard Advokater is a firm of specialist business lawyers. We provide expert advice.

We deal with the legal challenges that companies face throughout the life cycle in stages such as startup, development, capital injections, and sale. We always keep an eye on the optimal exploitation of the commercial and strategic options that are permitted by the law. We want to be your sober and critical sounding board in the entire process.

We have customers in many industries and sectors, many of whom are innovative and knowledge intensive companies with a focus on growth. Our advice is based not only on our many years of experience as lawyers, but on previous positions in tax administration agencies and in the auditing sector.

We pursue numerous cases in the areas of taxation, VAT, and excise duties against the Danish tax authorities and provide consulting services for other lawyers and accountants who require our help with taxation and VAT.

At our offices in Aarhus and Vejle we work on the premise that solutions are better than conflict. Dialogue is our preferred tool. In combination with insight, empathy, and plenty of patience, it often produces the best results.

When reconciliation and mutually agreed solutions are not possible, we get on with managing the conflict at hand and pursue the case until a final ruling has been issued. This applies to cases against the tax authorities or other parties, regardless whether the case will be heard by administrative appeals authorities, by the courts, in an arbitration process, or by a complaints board.

Areas of expertise
  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Duties
  • Criminal law and duties
  • Buying and selling companies
  • Generational transfer
  • Entrepreneurship and startups
  • Capital funding
  • Personal data
  • IT
  • The healthcare sector
Our team
Bo Vilsgaard

Bo Vilsgaard
LL.M., Attorney and Partner

Main areas of specialisation: Company acquisitions (M&A), capital funding, startups, the healthcare sector, work with boards of directors. Background: Since 1995, I have worked on countless new company startups, company acquisitions (M&A), capital extensions, and capital injections. Thanks to my work with capital injections, I have an 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.

Elsebeth Hjortshøj Rasmussen

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).

Hans Henrik Højrup Bondegaard

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 the 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.

Mikkel Thykjær Jørgensen

Mikkel Thykjær Jørgensen
Attorney and Partner

Main areas of specialisation: Buying, selling and investing in companies, 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”.

Helle Hougård Porsfelt

Helle Hougård Porsfelt
Attorney (High Court) and Partner

Main areas of specialisation: Tax, just tax – in the broadest sense of the term. Background: 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).

Location

VEJLE

Hejm Vilsgaard Advokater
BGI Denmark
info@hvlaw.dk
www.hvlaw.dk

Tel. (+45) 7930 1710
Advice House, Lysholt Allé 10
7100 Vejle (Denmark)
Denmark

AARHUS

Hejm Vilsgaard Advokater
BGI Denmark
info@hvlaw.dk
www.hvlaw.dk

Tel. (+45) 7930 1710
Borggade 1
8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
Denmark

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