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Bech-Bruun’s ‘very service-oriented’ team advises on high-profile transactions, particularly across the oil and gas, wind and solar sectors. ‘Outstanding’ group head Per Hemmer has been advising Petrogas on the due diligence and corporate aspects of its acquisition of PA Resources’ Danish activities. The team, which includes the ‘superbJakob Kristensen, was strengthened by Peter Østergaard Nielsen’s arrival from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen.

Bruun & Hjejle often acts for clients in complex regulatory disputes against public authorities, as well as high-profile energy transactions. Mogens Thorninger advised PFA on its acquisition of three solar parks in the UK. Group head Nicolaj Kleist has been representing HMN Naturgas in proceedings brought against the Danish Energy Board of Appeal regarding a decision to convert an area in Helsingør from natural gas supply to district heating.

Horten’s team is ‘very knowledgeable of industry trends’. It routinely handles matters in the utilities, oil and gas, waste-to-energy and other renewables sectors. Klavs Gravesen has been advising 11 Danish cities and municipalities on the merger of 34 water and wastewater utilities. Søren Hornbæk Svendsen heads the practice.

Kromann Reumert’s ‘top’ team has notable financing experience under the leadership of Anders Stubbe Arndal; Arndal and Christian Lundgren acted for DONG Energy on its IPO and Jens Blomgren-Hansen advised EKF as co-sponsor on the financing of a wind farm in Uruguay. The team also includes Jan Hvarre and Jens Steen Jensen.

Plesner’s ‘swift’ practice covers oil and gas, as well as wind and other renewable energy sectors. Department head Niklas Korsgaard Christensen, who ‘goes the extra mile’, has been representing DONG Energy in arbitration against Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering regarding the Hejre oil project in the North Sea. Esben Kjær is recommended.

Headed by M&A expert Michael Meyer, Gorrissen Federspiel has ‘strong business acumen’ and experience across a wide range of sectors. The team assisted Allianz Global Investors with due diligence, project refinancing and other elements of its acquisition of Danish solar park Vandel. Erik Kjær-Hansen joined from Bruun & Hjejle.

DLA Piper Denmark provides ‘a high degree of service’ on a broad range of sectors, with a particular expertise in energy acquisitions and licensing. Practice head Jacob Christiansen led advice to Vestforsyning on its acquisition of the Måbjergværket power plant. The team, which includes Hans Madsen, was strengthened by Peter Lunau Larsen’s arrival from Ernst & Young.

Njord Law Firm’s practice is jointly led by competition expert Thomas Ryhl and Claas Thöle, who splits his time between the Rechtsanwalt and Copenhagen offices. The team includes Stefan Reinel, whose expertise includes litigation and contract negotiations.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab primarily handles energy transactions, both for international and Danish clients. Group head Kåre Stolt advised DCC on its €40m acquisition of a Danish commercial and aviation distribution business from Alimentation Couche-Tard. Lars Bruun and Laurits Schmidt Christensen are names to note.

Lassen Ricard’s ‘excellent’ group often handles regulatory and arbitral matters for clients in the wind energy sector, as well as oil and gas. Group head Henrik Schütze has been advising drilling companies and geothermal investors on non-contentious matters, including licensing issues.

TVC Law Firm’s energy team is jointly led by Christian Halskov Sauer and Thomas Bjørn Roldskov, both of whom specialise in onshore and offshore wind turbines and photovoltaic installations.

Clients rate Advokatpartnerselskabet Windahl Sandroos & Co for its ‘excellent level of service’ across the oil and gas, wind and geothermal energy sectors. Headed by the ‘detail-orientedBo Sandroos, the team assisted a number of exploration and production companies with offshore oil and gas licences in Denmark’s seventh North Sea licensing round and subsequent joint operating agreement negotiations.

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