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Arne Riis

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Head of Tax

Contact

Mobile: +45 3078 6699

arne.riis@accura.dk

Secretary

Jette Fogelstrøm

Practice Area

Direct & Indirect Taxes
“Very commercial and business-minded”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“Arne Riis is a brilliant tax attorney, has good attention to detail and is fast and thorough, in the words of clients. He advises on tax issues related to corporate M&A, corporate restructuring and refinancings.”

Chambers and Partners, 2016

“Arne Riis is very talented and theoretically strong, with great business acumen, say clients. He is noted for his expertise in M&A tax planning and financial instruments.”

Chambers and Partners, 2015

“Arne Riis is recognised for his experience in multi-jurisdictional tax matters.”

Legal 500, 2014

“Arne Riis continues to build his reputation as a standout practitioner. He is popular with clients, who appreciate his superb technical ability and thorough approach.”

Chambers and Partners, 2012


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Background

Arne Riis heads Accura's Direct & Indirect Tax Team.

Arne has a broad corporate tax law background and represents Danish and international banks, private equity and venture funds, real estate investment funds, pension and life insurance companies and listed companies in tax matters.

Arne advises on e.g. tax matters, both nationally and internationally, relating to business transfers and reorganisation, including with respect to taxes in connection with organisation and (re-)financing, use of financial products, pension and life insurance products and on incentive structures for the management and key employees.

Moreover, Arne has an extensive international network of tax lawyers and other tax advisors, and he frequently publishes articles on tax law matters.

Arne is a member of the Tax Panel under the Confederation of Danish Industry, he is on the Tax Treaties Editorial Board under BNA International, and he is also a member of the Tax Committee of the Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (DVCA).

Furthermore, Arne is a regular speaker on tax law matters at private businesses and in connection with trade associations for taxation in Denmark and abroad.

Arne joined Accura as a partner in 2015. Before this, he was a tax partner with Bech-Bruun for a number of years.

Arne graduated in law from the University of Aarhus in 2000 and was admitted to the Danish bar in 2003.


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Languages and Memberships

Scandinavian languages and English


The Danish Bar & Law Society

The Association of Danish Tax Lawyers (Danmarks Skatteadvokater)

International Bar Association (IBA) and member of the IBA Corporate Tax Committee

International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Tax Committee of the Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (DVCA)

Tax Treaties Analysis Advisory Board

Tax Panel under the Confederation of Danish Industry

 


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Publications

Arne is the Danish author of the IBFD Corporate Tax Guide. 

In addition to this, Arne is the author or co-author of e.g. the following articles:

  • "Government Announces Long-Term Tax Reform Plan” 
    Tax Notes International, Tax Analyst, 5 September 2016

  • “Government Submits Amendments to Dividend Tax Regime” 
    Tax Notes International, Tax Analyst, 4 April 2016
  • "Danish Bill Would Introduce General Antiabuse Rule"
    TaxAnalysts, February 2015

  • "Withholding Taxes on Outbound Dividends to Non-EU Funds – Key Decision From the European Court of Justice"
    TerraLex Connections, 26 June 2014

  • "Analysis: Denmark's Permanent Establishment Trap for Passive Foreign Investors"
    Worldwide Tax Daily, 16 April 2014

  • "Patentbokse og lignende skatteincitamenter – Er græsset grønnere for innovative virksomheder i andre lande?" (Patent boxes and similar tax incentives – Is the grass greener for innovative businesses in other countries?)
    Articles on the DVCA's website, 4 April 2014

  • "Denmark: New anti-abuse rules aim to protect dividend WHT"
    Transfer Pricing International Journal, February 2013

  • "A Danish View on Information Exchange and Cross-Border Cooperation"
    IBFD – Bulletin for International Taxation, May 2013

  • "How Will FATCA Impact Multinationals?"
    Thomson Reuters' Practical International Tax Strategies, 31 January 2013

  • "The Impact of Santander (Joined Cases C-338/11 to C-347/11) in Denmark"
    European Taxation, IBFD, November 2012

  • "Danish Tax Ministry Issues New Antiabuse Bill"
    Tax Notes International, Worldwide Tax Daily, 9 October 2012

  • "Cash Pooling and Insolvency – A Practical Global Handbook"
    Sian O'Neill – Globe Law and Business, September 2012

  • "Beneficial ownership of Danish deemed dividend distributions"
    International Tax Review, September 2012