Claes Hahn Balle
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Claes Hahn Balle

Lawyer – Partner

I have extensive experience as a lawyer. In many contexts the client sees me as a preferred adviser.

I am specialized in national and international tax law. I have been successful in several fundamental tax disputes both in the administrative system and the courts.

I take my time to understand the challenges my clients have and my experience enables me to solve complex cases of varied nature.

Clients find that I take responsibility for their case or their request and that I am result oriented.

Most of my business is based on long-term client relationships, and I act as Private Client advisor to several private persons residing abroad.

As a trusted advisor I handle client’s interests in several matters from investments to family law.

I also work with business transactions and often participate in negotiating process and structuring.

In addition, I advise actors and other performers within media and entertainment.

Areas of expertise

  • Tax advice and litigation for both individuals and companies in major tax cases
  • General advice in commercial law based on understanding and insight into the client relationship – commercial as well as personal
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts
  • Preparing the sales process, including participation in the negotiation process with M&A
  • Assistance by the formation of various types of companies based on the client’s investment needs, including entrepreneurship
  • Restructuring of companies
  • Media and entertainment


  • Partner, LegalBase, 2014
  • Partner, ACTIO Law Firm, 2008-14
  • Partner, SES Law Firm, 2005-08
  • Lawyer, Lundgrens Law Firm, 2000-05
  • Research Associate, IBFD Amsterdam, 1999-2000
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, 1995-99
  • Lawyer, National Tax Tribunal, 1994-99