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Bech-Bruun¬†is noted for its 'excellent¬†communication, industry knowledge, accessibility¬†and quick turn-around times' with expertise in contracts, disputes and regulatory issues. Practice head Per Hemmer¬†is 'a¬†trusted adviser' and is an expert in transactional issues; he recently worked on Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany running through the Baltic Sea. Another recent highlight was renewable energy specialist¬†Jakob √ėstervang¬†assisting Global Green Energy with the sale of a wind park in Italy.¬†Simon Milthers¬†¬†is considered an 'excellent transactional adviser' and the department also fields wind energy specialist Peter √ėstergaard Nielsen;¬†Johan Weihe, who is an expert in oil and gas regulations; and senior associate Anders H√łrlyck Jensen, who focuses on wind projects.

Bruun & Hjejle¬†stands out for its energy sector expertise with notable experience in M&A transactions and alternative investments into the space, acting for national and international clients. The group also handles complex energy disputes and assists with regulatory mandates. In a recent highlight,¬†Mogens Thorninger¬†advised on the formation of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' third infrastructure fund, which will invest in energy projects. Other mandates include Jensen and¬†Jesper Schultz Larsen¬†assisting New Energy Investment with its sale of shares in √ėrsted,¬†and practice head¬†Nicolaj Kleist¬†representing Statnett in a dispute before the Danish Energy Board of Appeal relating to the power cable connection between Denmark and Norway.¬†Andreas Nielsen¬†is also a key name for energy-related M&A work.

At¬†Horten, the 'excellent' practice is led by¬†S√łren Hornb√¶k Svendsen, who handles transactions, commercial contracts and contentious matters, and recently¬†advised Energinet on its cross-border gas pipeline project that connects Denmark to Poland. Other mandates include¬†Nicolai Mallet¬†assisting Global Wind Power France with the sale of its¬†wind turbine development projects in Germany to Enertrag, and Line Markert¬†advising Assens Forsyning on the provision of a data-driven system for wastewater treatment. Clients also single out oil and gas, and renewable energy transactional specialist¬†Christian Tullberg, who provides 'timely and pragmatic advice'; other noteworthy individuals include¬†Klavs Gravesen, who handles agreements between energy companies and municipalities; and senior associate¬†Ren√© Frisdahl Jensen, who specialises in energy and supply law.

Kromann Reumert¬†has been involved in a number of transactions and financings in the energy space; notable examples include¬†Jens Blomgren-Hansen¬†assisting Export Credit Agency with its part financing of the Formosa offshore wind park in Taiwan,¬†J√łrgen Kjergaard Madsen¬†advising Athena Investments on the sale of its Danish onshore wind farms to Wind Estate, and¬†Anders Stubbe Arndal¬†acting for¬†√ėrsted on the sale of its upstream oil and gas business to Ineos.¬†Christian Richard Ibsen¬†also advised Eniig Energi on its acquisition of¬†HMN Naturgas.

Plesner¬†is active in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors with clients including Dana Petroleum and Gaz-Systems; team leader¬†Niklas Korsgaard Christensen¬†advised the latter¬†on the ‚ā¨500bn Baltic Pipe Project, which will be a gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland. Christensen also assisted¬†Dong E&P with its ‚ā¨1.5bn upstream oil and gas development project in the North Sea, and¬†Mikkel Falkenberg¬†acted for¬†AP Moller on its sale of Maersk to Total.

With 'a good understanding of the client's needs', DLA Piper Denmark has 'strong legal competencies across local regulations and rules' and is led by renewable energy expert Jacob Sparre Christiansen. Recent highlights include Christiansen advising Vestforsyning on a project involving the placement of new wind turbines at Gedmose wind farm in Jutland, and oil and gas and mineral extraction specialist Per Vestergaard Pedersen assisting the Government of Greenland with licensing issues for the exploration and extraction of minerals.

At Gorrissen Federspiel, Michael Meyer handles transactional work, contract issues and competition-related matters. The group also assists with contentious issues and regulatory mandates.

NJORD Law Firm focuses on the renewable energy sector with expertise across contentious and non-contentious matters. Thomas Ryhl is an expert in regulatory issues and advised a green technology company on its development of charging stations with an energy company and automobile manufacturer. Claas Thöle is also noteworthy and is highly skilled in renewable energy transactions.

WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab is experienced in commercial matters in the oil and gas, drilling, geothermal and wind energy industries. Bo Sandroos leads the team and handles contracts, agreements and transactional work. Contract expert Carsten Tolderlund is also a key name to note.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is highly active in energy-related transactions; Jacob Vinther recently advised Energi Fyn on its takeover of NGF Nature Energy and the transfer of its natural gas end users, and Laurits Schmidt Christensen assisted DCC with its acquisition of the majority of Shell’s fuel business assets in Denmark. Chevron and Hess are also clients. Kåre Stolt heads up the team and is highly experienced in M&A work.

Lassen Ricard¬†is experienced in onshore and offshore projects, with a notable interest in geothermal drilling projects. Henrik Sch√ľtze¬†and J√łrgen Bek Weiss Hansen¬†are the key names to note.

The team at Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith¬†has¬†'key knowledge of some of the largest offshore¬†engineering¬† procurement and construction (EPC) contracts in the Danish Continental Shelf' and provides 'hands-on knowledge and insight in dispute proceedings'. Offshore specialist and team co-head¬†Klint Klingberg-Jensen¬†is 'very skilled and experienced' in handling contracts and disputes, and fellow co-head¬†Sune Fugleholm¬†is highly experienced in public and administrative law; Fugleholm recently¬†advised the Danish Energy Agency on its approval of the transfer of Maersk‚Äôs oil and gas activities in the North Sea to Total following Total's acquisition of¬†AP Moller from Maersk. Another key practitioner is public law specialist¬†Jesper N√łr√łxe, who is 'always well prepared and has in-depth knowledge of the issues at hand'.

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