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Klaus Søgaard’s team at Gorrissen Federspiel includes Rikke Schiøtt Petersen, who recently assisted Matas and the selling shareholders in Matas’ DKK4.8bn IPO. Schiøtt also worked with Niels Heering on ISS’ DKK29.6bn IPO. Tomas Haagen has experience of advising clients on structured sales processes and securities offerings. Michael Steen Jensen, Tobias Linde and Morten Bethe advise arrangers and issuers on local law transactions bond issuances by Danish companies.

Co-led by ‘outstanding individualMarianne Philip and the ‘very goodChristian Lundgren, Kromann Reumert handles instructions for Danish listed companies, as well as Nordic and international private equity investors. Hans Jakob Folker is a specialist in market abuse cases. Christina Bruun Geertsen and Jens Hyldahl Bjerregaard recently advised OW Bunker on an IPO and associated restructuring. Jørgen Kjergaard Madsen, Jeppe Buskov and Jens Steen Jensen are also recommended.

Plesner’s equity capital markets group, which is jointly headed by Nicolai Ørsted and Thomas Holst Laursen, handles securities law and corporate matters for companies listed on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen. The team recently advised DONG Energy, and the Danish State as majority shareholder, on a €1.735m private placement. Jørgen Permin and Thomas Maaberg Hansen jointly head the ten-strong debt capital markets team, whose expertise includes international securities and bond issuances. Jacob Bier retired from the partnership at the end of 2014.

Thomas Weincke’s team at Accura Advokatpartnerselskab advises Danish and international banks acting as underwriters and arrangers in debt and equity transactions. It also represents issuers in bond matters. Morten Jensen and Jesper Schultz Larsen recently advised a group of international banks on Vestas Wind Systems’ DKK3.3bn private placement. Kim Toftgaard is recommended.

Bech-Bruun hired David Moalem from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen in March 2014, reinforcing a practice headed by Steen Jensen, who handles equity capital markets transactions. Eric Korre Horten, who assists small-cap companies listed on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen, advised United Plantations Berhad on a de-listing. Morten Krogsgaard advises on Danish aspects of debt capital market transactions, including securitisations.

Bruun & Hjejle’s Henrik Dahl and Henning Aasmul-Olsen recently represented the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller estate in an accelerated bookbuild. Karsten Kristoffersen advised Copenhagen Airports on a private placement of bonds in the US institutional investor market.

Finn Overgaard’s team at Lett Law Firm has recently increased its focus on IPOs and rights issues. In 2013, it advised Danish football club Brøndby IF on two right issues. Nicholas Lerche-Gredal is a recent hire from Hannes Snellman. Søren Brinkmann moved to Magnusson Advokatfirma in April 2014.

Dan Moalem, who leads Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen’s ‘committed’ team, is advising listed company GN on a share buy-back programme. Claus Molbech Bendtsen has ‘very good technical capabilities’. Enrique Finkelstein has ‘solid business experience’, and Thomas Weitemeyer is ‘very good for mid-cap transactions’. David Moalem joined Bech-Bruun.

Karsten Pedersen’s team at Rønne & Lundgren focuses on equity capital markets, with its expertise including IPOs, verifications, secondary offerings and listings on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen. Mads Ilum, who has ‘good commercial judgement’, joined from Hannes Snellman in May 2014.

Torben Bang’s team at Andersen Partners provides ‘confident and professional advice’. Niels Bo Andersen, Hans-Christian Ohrt and Jon Stefansson are key individuals.

Horten’s Claus Bennetsen and Hans Christian Pape are debt and equity specialists, respectively. Nicolai Mallet and Jim Øksnebjerg led the advice on Global Wind Power’s private placement.

Nielsen Nørager’s Jakob Mosegaard Larsen and Thomas Weisbjerg recently advised managers of various funds on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive regime. Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen handles private placements and the verification of stock exchange prospectuses. Claude Winther Nielsen and Jan Presfeldt are also recommended.

Njord Law Firm’s Kim Høibye recently advised SEB Pension on an Irish Stock Exchange listed structured bond issuance. Ulrich Hejle joined from Horten in August 2014.

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