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Bech-Bruun’s ‘efficient’ team provides ‘an extremely high level of service’ covering matters including asset finance, acquisition finance and regulatory work. ‘Service-minded’ practice head Morten Krogsgaard advised HSH Nordbank on financing of the Vandel photovoltaic project. David Moalem has been advising a number of Danish financial institutions regarding the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFiD II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). The team also includes Thomas Thordal Sevelsted and Steen Jensen.

Among ‘the best in the area’, Gorrissen Federspiel is experienced in handling acquisition financings and facilities agreements, among other matters. Morten Nybom Bethe led advice to a banking syndicate comprising Nordea, SEB and Nykredit on the financing of EQT’s acquisition of Huscompagniet. Michael Steen Jensen heads the practice. Mikkel Fritsch was recently promoted to partner.

Kromann Reumert’s team provides ‘very good service’ and is often instructed on financings across a variety of sectors, including shipping, energy and real estate. Practice head Jakob Bernhoft is ‘a good negotiator’ who assisted Glycom with the financing of its acquisition of Vitalys’ factory. Kim Rasmussen is recommended and Jacob Høeg Madsen was promoted to partner.

Plesner’s ‘very commercial’ practice acts for domestic and international clients on matters such as acquisition financings, project financings and commercial lending. ‘Trusted’ practice co-head Thomas Maaberg Hansen advised Danske Bank as the lead arranger, lender and agent of a €10m revolving facility for Sitecore. Søren Thyssen Valerius and the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Jørgen Permin also lead the team.

Headed by the ‘pragmaticKim Toftgaard, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s team primarily advises on a range of financings and refinancings. Toftgaard recently advised SEB as the lender on financing an acquisition of residential properties in Copenhagen. The team also includes the ‘highly efficient and pleasant’ Jacob Nygaard.

Bruun & Hjejle’s ‘top-quality’ group often handles financings and regulatory matters. Well-regarded group head Jakob Echwald Sevel advised Danske Bank as the lender and agent on a DKK1bn revolving credit facility to finance FSN’s acquisition of Netcompany. The team includes Karsten Kristoffersen and Henrik Dahl.

DLA Piper Denmark provides ‘well-organised’ advice for a variety of clients in the banking and finance area, including pension and private equity funds. The ‘essentialJoachim Kundert Jensen has been assisting developer FB Gruppen with the combined acquisition and project finance regarding the development of a residential area in Copenhagen. Finn Overgaard heads the team, which includes Hans Madsen and Henrik Puggaard.

Headed by the well-regarded Ian Tokley, Lundgrens has extensive experience of handling acquisition financings and restructurings. Andreas Tamasauskas advised PKA on the financing of the acquisition and development of a commercial and residential area in Copenhagen. Other clients include DSV, Nordea and PKA.

Easy to work with’, the team at Horten advises on a broad scope of matters, including restructurings, acquisition financings and compliance matters. Practice head Claus Bennetsen assisted Ardian with the financing of the client’s acquisition of a majority stake in Solina Group. Recently promoted partner Lars Lüneborg has ‘valuable international experience’.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen handles acquisition financings for Danish and international clients. Group head Lennart Meyer Østenfjeld was instructed by Polaris Private Equity on obtaining DKK432m of financing from Jyske Bank for the acquisition of a Danish IT company. The team also includes Dan Moalem, Claus Molbech Bendtsen, founder of family office Bendtsen, and Thomas Weitemeyer.

Njord Law Firm often handles structurings and compliance matters, as well as financings in the real estate sector. Co-head Kim Høibye has been advising Nykredit on the structuring, establishment and offering of a number of institutional and retail financial products and funds. The team is also led by Jørgen Erik Frandsen and the ‘excellentUlrich Hejle, who was promoted to partner.

Andersen Partners’ team is headed by Søren Stig Hansen, who is often instructed on project and acquisition financing, securities and regulatory matters. Hans-Christian Ohrt, Torben Bang and Jon Stefansson are names to note.

Nielsen Nørager’s practice has experience of acting for international banks on project and acquisition financings. Thomas Weisbjerg and Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen are key names.

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