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Klaus Søgaard’s team at Gorrissen Federspiel provides ‘excellent service and commercial knowledge’ in respect to equity and debt capital markets work, including IPOs. The ‘exceptionally committed’ Rikke Schiøtt Petersen advised several parties on Matas’ DKK4.9bn IPO on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. Petersen and Anders Ørjan Jensen advised TORM on its $1.8bn restructuring, debt refinancing and share issue. Tobias Linde assisted Nordea and SEB with Haldor Topsøe’s private placement of DKK 500m fixed rate notes and DKK500m floating rate notes. Tomas Haagen and Niels Heering are recommended.

Kromann Reumert’s team led by Christian Lundgren and Marianne Philip provides ‘high-quality advice comparable with international law firms’. Philip and Christina Bruun Geertsen advised Morgan Stanley and Nordea Markets on the Matas IPO. Ian Tokley, who wins praise for his ‘in-depth knowledge and excellent service’, advised DSV on its DKK1bn corporate bonds issue, and Jeppe Buskov and Jens Hyldahl Bjerregaard assisted Asetek with its IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange following a relocation of its headquarters to Denmark. Jørgen Kjergaard Madsen and Henrik Møgelmose are other key names.

Plesner’s Jørgen Permin advised DONG Energy on a £750m notes issuance. Finn Lernø and Thomas Holst Laursen recently assisted Realdania with DKK5.46bn divestment of shares in Danske Bank, and Laursen and Micha Fritzen advised KIRKBI Invest on its pre-IPO private placement in ISS. Henrik Rossing Lønberg, Thomas Maaberg Hansen, Christian Kjølbye and Jacob Bier are also recommended.

At Accura Advokatpartnerselskab, Morten Jensen, Thomas Skjellerup and practice head Thomas Weincke recently advised a consortium of banks arranging TORM’s DKK1.17bn listing of new shares issued on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. Jensen also assisted Veloxis with a DKK400m rights issue and listing of new shares on NASDAQ OMX. Kim Toftgaard advised SEB Enskilda on Sparekassen Himmerland’s DKK100m bonds listing on the First North Bond Market.

Clients ‘strongly recommendBech-Bruun’s ‘legal expertise and project management’ capabilities. Regina Andersen assisted SmartGuy Group with its DKK122.4m flotation on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen, practice head Steen Jensen and Jakob Kristensen advised Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on its €350m investment in ISS, and Eric Korre Horten advised United International Enterprises on international investments and a major restructuring. David Moalem, who joined from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen, has ‘a deep understanding of capital market regulations’.

Bruun & Hjejle’s Andreas Nielsen and practice head Henning Aasmul-Olsen advised Tryg on a NOK800m international bonds placement. Karsten Kristoffersen advised Haldor Topsøe on its DKK1bn bond offering on the First North Bond Market.

At Lett Law Firm, Niels Erik Nielsen and Marlene Winther Plas assisted Brøndby IF with its €15m rights issue. Neilsen and Hans Madsen assisted Ambu with its €100m corporate bond issuance, and practice head Finn Overgaard advised Mons Bank on regulatory issues. Søren Brinkmann joined *Magnusson Advokatfirma in April 2014.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen, which gives ‘prompt, appropriate, to-the-point’ advice, regularly attracts international referrals. Dan Moalem, Claus Molbech Bendtsen and Henning Thomsen advised Alpha Trust on TORM’s potential rights issues. The team also acted for Rothshild-backed UCAP in UCAP Invest’s IPO on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. Christoffer Galbo is ‘professional, knowledgeable and pleasant’.

At Rønne & Lundgren, ‘solution-oriented’ practice head Karsten Pedersen delivers ‘agile, round-the-clock advice’. Pedersen and Casper Jensen advised esoft systems A/S on a potential de-listing from First North.

At Andersen Partners, practice head Niels Bo Andersen advised Solar on selling €17.2m shares in Aurora. Jon Stefansson, Torben Bang and regulatory expert Hans-Christian Ohrt are the other key names.

Danders & More’s Anders Hansen advised BW Maritime on the TORM restructuring. Barclays Capital is a key client.

Hannes Snellman provides ‘clear recommendations and concrete solutions’. Mikkel Baaring Lerche advised the management of Matas on its IPO. Peter Lyck, who provides ‘useful contextual advice’, assisted with the TORM restructuring and also advised Brøndbyernes I.F. Fodbold on a DKK104.8m rights issue. Mads Ilum advised Saxo Bank as an investor in Since publication, Hannes Snellman has closed its practice in Denmark.

Horten’s Claus Bennetsen advised Carlsberg Byen on a bond programme raising DKK1.5bn to finance the Carlsberg Brewery site PPP development. Jim Øksnebjerg advised on the establishment of venture capital funds Nupark Accelerace Invest and Nupark Accelerace Management. Bennetsen and Lise Lotte Hjerrild assisted Eimskip with Danish and Faroe Islands due diligence for its IPO on NASDAQ OMX Nordic.

Jørgen Kjældgaard heads Mazanti-Andersen, Korsø Jensen & Partnere’s ‘top-class’ practice, where the ‘hands-on’ Lars Lüthjohan Jensen is recommended for complex capital markets and securities matters, particularly for his ability to negotiate. Sune Reinholth Nyland has ‘strong operational insight’. Philip Thorsen is another key figure.

Nielsen Nørager’s Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen specialises in verifying stock exchange prospectuses and private placements. Claude Winther Nielsen advised on Netop Solutions’ de-listing from NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. Jan Presfeldt assisted Symphogen with a €74m funding through venture capitalists and other investors. Jakob Mosegaard Larsen assisted Reapplix with a DKK42m investment by Novo Seed.

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