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Sigurd Næss-Schmidt

Partner, Copenhagen Economics

Sigurd Næss-Schmidt helps clients by getting to the bottom of their economic or financial problems, focusing on the key issues and delivering results focused on that. He identifies the issues at stake, how solutions can be defined and work in practice.

Sigurd works primarily with our Energy & Climate and Public Finance & Financial Markets services. He has extensive experience in financial market regulation, taxation and energy policies with a substantial international focus.

Especially, he excels at identifying key issues and explain the results in a clear and straightforward manner. His expertise has, among others, helped the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection with an assessment on various options for applying VAT to digital services.

Sigurd has worked for OECD in Paris and the EU Commission in Brussels and taught Economics at both Copenhagen University and Copenhagen Business School.

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European Parliament

Legal obstacles in Member States to Single Market rules

This study analyses the current state of national obstacles to free movement in the EU Single Market.

By: Erik Dahlberg, Mattia Di Salvo, Katarina Kubovicova, J. Scott Marcus, Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Jacques Pelkmans, Virginia Dalla Pozza and Laura Virtanen Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Testimonies Date: November 24, 2020