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Bech-Bruun’s 11-partner dispute resolution team provides an ‘excellent level of service’. The firm is highly recommended for insurance, construction and transport disputes, as well as disputes involving financial institutions. A recent highlight was the defence of ING Geneva Branch and BNP Paribas against claims brought by O.W. Bunker bankruptcy estate trustees; Carsten Pedersen led the case. Other names to note are Mogens Gaarden and Jes Anker Mikkelsen.

Bruun & Hjejle is particularly experienced in financial and oil and gas disputes. Other areas of expertise are professional liability claims and public-law matters. Ole Spiermann acted on behalf of Danske Bank in avoidance proceedings brought by the bankruptcy estate of the former Danish airline Cimber Sterling. Karsten Kristoffersen represents the bankruptcy estate of Hesalight in a claim against the former management, board of directors, and accountant.


Lundsgaard & Partnere

Litigation is Lundsgaard & Partnere’s specialty and niche. Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique highly specialized in litigation, professional indemnity and insurance and is one of the market leaders in these fields of practice, providing advisory services to national as well as international clients. 

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A heavyweight in dispute resolution, Gorrissen Federspiel regularly represents national and international clients in high-profile cases, often relating to the financial, IT, and oil and gas sectors. Recent examples include the representation of Finansiel Stabilitet against the former management, board, and auditors of Roskilde Bank in a professional liability case. Practice head Henriette Gernaa is praised as ‘a skilled advocate with strong experience’. Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen has been promoted to the partnership.

First-class service’, ‘wide experience’ and ‘quick responses’ are characteristics of Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith’s dispute resolution group. The 12-partner team is highly experienced in public law related disputes, representing the Danish state and other public entities before all courts. A recent mandate was the representation of Bygningsstyrelsen in an arbitration related to the construction of the Mærsk Bygning. Sune Fugleholm and Henrik Nedergaard Thomsen are recommended.

Noted for its ‘top-notch quality’ and ‘business understanding’, Kromann Reumert acts for a stellar client roster, including Ørsted, Jyske Bank and IBM Danmark, before all courts. Practice head Jens Rostock-Jensen represents If Skadeforsikring against Topdanmark in a recourse claim arising from an oil spill 12 years ago, while Frank Bøggild continues to defend Coop in a copyright infringement case brought by Kasper Würtz. Dorte Wahl has retired and Hans Jakob Folker has been made partner.

Plesner is praised for its ‘strong team’ that includes Peter Schradieck and Torben Bondrop. Schradieck defended Nordea Bank against claims brought by the Municipality of Haderslev related to swap transactions. The team is also recommended for insurance, professional liability, energy and construction disputes. It currently acts for Karlsson Arkitekter, its subcontractors, and insurer Tryg in five arbitration proceedings related to the construction of a psychiatric hospital. Søren Stenderup Jensen is now with Sirius advokater.

The ‘highly qualified’ and ‘business-oriented’ team at DLA Piper Denmark regularly acts for clients in the insurance, banking and pension sectors. ‘One of the most well-esteemed litigatorsGeorg Lett continues, together with Anders Julius Tengvad, to defend Ernst & Young in a liability case arising from the collapse of Roskilde Bank. The ten-partner team is led by Pernille Sølling and includes René Offersen.

ExcellentHorten is regularly instructed on insurance, professional indemnity, insolvency and construction disputes. Recent mandates involved the team representing ING Bank in a case brought by the O.W. Bunker bankruptcy estates relating to securities held by the bank. Other notable clients are Zurich, Allianz and Topdanmark. Practice head Jacob Møller Dirksen is ‘very good with large and complex cases’.

Kennedys features an ‘excellent team’ with ‘strong dispute resolution capabilities and unrivalled insurance law expertise’, according to one client. Product liability, corporate liability, professional liability as well as construction and engineering claims are focus areas for the group. Representative clients include Zurich, Tryg, Allianz, Topdanmark, and Nordea Liv & Pension. The team includes ‘very good’ Morten Erritzøe Christensen and ‘smart’ Allan Kvist-Kristensen. Anne Mette Myrup Opstrup was appointed partner. Since publication, the firm has split and Allan Kvist-Kristensen and Anne Mette Myrup Opstrup are with ARK Advokatpartnerselskab.

Litigation boutique Lundsgaard & Partnere stands out for its experience in professional liability cases. ‘Dedicated, creative and impressiveSøren Lundsgaard leads the defence of the former board chairman of Amagerbanken in a liability case related to the bank’s bankruptcy. The team continues to work on a liability case against an accountant brought by the bankruptcy estate of IT Factory. Lotte Noer is ‘very talented’.

Viltoft has a ‘very professional team’ that is praised for its ‘in-depth understanding of the construction industry’. Jointly led by Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen, the group predominantly handles construction, real estate and public procurement-related disputes. Recent high-profile cases include the defence of Metroselskabet against claims brought by CMT related to extra work and delays.

Under the leadership of ‘strongJakob Blicher Ravnsbo, Andersen Partners acts for a broad range of clients, including LM Windpower, Dansk Boligbyg and Solar, in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Key advisors are IP expert Kenneth Cramer and Ulrik Christrup, who specialises in insurance cases.

Very professionalDahl Law Firm is recommended for insurance disputes and has solid experience in real estate and construction litigation. Erik Hørlyck, Hans Erik Steffensen and Anette Kusk joined from Njord Law Firm, augmenting the team that is led by Peter Henrik Würtz and Niels Wulff.

Dispute resolution is one of the mainstays of Advokatkontoret Fabritius Tengnagel & Heine. Søren Locher represents a Swiss investment firm in a liability case against the former CEO of a Danish micro credit lending company, while Thomas Bøgelund Norvold continues to defend a former board member of Eik Bank in a case related to the Financial Services Act.

Clients ‘feel in safe and competent hands’ at Lundgrens and recommend IP dispute expert Jakob Krag Nielsen and associate Rasmus Vang. The team, led by Jesper Lundgren, is best known for its experience in insolvency, tax and construction disputes. Representative clients include Coop Denmark, Codan and HDI-Gerling. Vibeke Westergaard left the firm to found Advokat Westergaard.

Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen fields a solid dispute resolution department. The firm regularly handles litigations and arbitrations in the financial and insurance sector and is also known for its expertise in insolvency-related disputes. Philip Thorsen, Morten Samuelsson and Henrik B. Sanders are key advisors.

Njord Law Firm is particularly recommended for insurance, maritime and IP disputes and regularly acts for national and international clients including Scandlines, Nike/Converse and Codan. The group was strengthened by the arrival of Thomas Donatzky from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab and the promotion of Malene Fagerberg and Frank Jørgensen to the partnership. Erik Hørlyck, Hans Erik Steffensen and Anette Kusk joined Dahl Law Firm.

Led by Søren Hammer Westmark, Clemens primarily focuses on litigation in the real estate and construction sector. A recent highlight was the representation of Danske Bank in several rent determination cases.

Elmann is noted for its ‘hands-on approach’ and ‘good strategy’. The seven-partner team fields a broad litigation and arbitration practice with recent highlights including the representation of Hostrups Have in a proceeding against Nykredit. Finn Lynge Jepsen heads the department.

Clients ‘greatly appreciateGalst and praise its ‘in-depth knowledge’ and ‘thorough responses’. The team is best known for real estate, IP and debt-related disputes. Notable clients include Ørsted, Aberdeen Asset Management and Sony Mobile. Co-practice head Kristian Dreyer is ‘reliable and professional’.

Lassen Ricard stands out for its experience in copyright and media law disputes, with Peter Lambert handling contentious matters for national and international broadcasters. Another area of expertise is energy-related disputes; Henrik Schütze and Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen act on behalf of Ross Engineering and Tryg in a geothermal drilling arbitration case.

Morten Schwartz Nielsen heads the ‘dedicated’ team at Lund Elmer Sandager. It handles the full range of commercial disputes and recently represented an investor in a liability class action related to the O.W. Bunker collapse.

At Nielsen Nørager, Eigil Lego Andersen, Michael Wiisbye and Jan Presfeldt regularly handle insurance disputes, while Anders Valentiner-Branth is an expert in public and data protection law; a recent mandate involved him represent the City of Copenhagen in a dispute with Arriva related to an electric cars pilot project.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s expertise spans real estate and construction, insolvency, employment and commercial disputes. Peter Dianati and Peter Skau-Andersen are recommended. Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt arrived from Bech-Bruun and Christian B. Prophet-Rannow joined from the Danish Construction Association.

WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab represented Norwegian insurer Havtrygd in a product liability case connected to the manufacturing of a gearbox. Practice head Jens Peter Fabricius is lauded for his ‘excellent legal skills’. The team welcomed Frederik Barfod from Njord Law Firm. Claus Seidelin-Prip is now with Homann Advokater.

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