Managing Partner Sheltons, Denmark.
Ned Shelton is a graduate in law and commerce (UNSW) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (Australia) in 1985. He has lived and worked in Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands and Cyprus for the past 25 years, and has worked intensively with international tax for many years.
Ned Shelton was named one of Denmark’s top five tax advisers two years in succession by the Euromoney publication “International Tax Review”.
In January 1986 he left Arthur Andersens in Sydney (where he was a Tax Manager) to move to Denmark to take up a position as International Tax Manager at the head office of Copenhagen Handelsbank. At the time the Bank was the second largest in Denmark, with operations in 10 countries.
In 1989 he moved to the Netherlands where he founded Horwath Tax Holland/Sheltons. After six years working with international tax matters in the Netherlands, he returned to Denmark, where he set up Sheltons (International Tax Counsel), Sheltons Corporate Services and Sheltons-SITTI (Sheltons International Tax Training Institute). In addition to his intensive Danish related work, he is still deeply involved with Dutch tax and trust company matters.
Mr Shelton was a member of the International Tax Committee of Horwath International from 1990 to 1993 and Chairman from 1993 until early 1996 when he moved back to Denmark from the Netherlands. He was the editor of the Dutch chapter of each of three highly regarded loose-leaf publications on international tax, published by CCH and written by Horwath International. He was also on the editorial board of the same three publications. He has written numerous articles in Danish and international tax journals. He has also written a book for LexisNexis UK on the area of tax treaties and international tax planning.
He is a sought after speaker on international taxation and during the last 20 years has spoken on the subject in many different countries and is also frequently asked to chair conferences. Since commencing the specialist international tax training arm, Sheltons-SITTI, he has developed some 400 hours of international tax training courses and delivered numerous iA-house and open courses in 40 countries throughout Europe, Latin american and Asia Pacific.
Ned speaks fluent Danish and reads Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish.