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At Kromann Reumert, ‘competent, pragmatic’ practice head Jens Munk Plum successfully represented Copenhagen Airports during an investigation by the Danish Competition and Consumer Agency. Bart Creve and the ‘experienced, practical, solution-oriented’ Morten Kofmann are representing NKT Cables and NKT Holding in the EC’s ongoing power cables investigation. Plum and the ‘excellent, competent’ Erik Bertelsen are representing DONG Energy in Denmark’s largest excessive pricing case. New clients include Nordisk Film and Dutch Lely Holding.
Bech-Bruun is praised for ‘great response times, availability and direct, no-nonsense advice’ on anti-competitive practices, merger controls and public procurement. Group head Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg and Michael Honoré act for DSB in complex state aid cases. Peter Stig Jakobsen successfully represented Montaneisen in the Supreme Court, winning significant damages from The Danish Coastal Authority. The ‘experienced, knowledgeable’ Jesper Kaltoft is advising Udviklingsselskabet By & Havn, part of the consortium which supports UN activities in Denmark, on public procurement matters.
Gorrissen Federspiel’s practice head Martin Dittmer has ‘valuable skill and insight’. He successfully represented KMD in a Danish Competition Authority case concerning alleged abuse of dominance, and acted for Post Danmark before the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal. He is also representing FLSmidth in the industrial bags cartel proceedings. Michael Meyer is also recommended.
Plesner’s competition group includes practice head Christian Lauridsen, whom clients consider to be ‘top-notch for complicated issues’, and Bo Vesterdorf, a former president of the Court of First Instance. Lauridsen is representing Danfoss in the refrigeration compressor cartel investigations. Gitte Holtsø, who ‘really understands the competition authorities’, is advising A.P. Møller – Mærsk on the Danish notification of its acquisition of joint control of a terminal operator active in Russia, Finland and Estonia, and also obtained clearance for Ratos’ acquisition of Pernod Danmark.
Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s ‘top-class, professional’ team is led by Jesper Fabricius, who successfully defended Ritzaus Bureau before the Danish Consumer and Competition Authority. Christina Heiberg-Grevy handled merger filings for Nordic Capital’s acquisition of Bladt Industries.
Clients appreciate Bruun & Hjejle’s ‘quality, speed, confidentiality and honest advice’. Erik Kjær-Hansen and practice head Olaf Koktvedgaard successfully represented the Danish Competition Council against Post Danmark in two cases concerning predatory and selective pricing issues. Koktvedgaard is representing TV 2 in state aid cases.
The ‘experienced and enthusiastic’ Andreas Christensen heads Horten Law Firm’s ‘skilled, up-to-date and efficient’ team, which advises on public procurement, competition and regulatory matters, free movement of goods, and EU funding. Clients include municipalities and public utilities. Rikke Søgaard Berth recently obtained clearance for the merger of eight municipal water supply companies. Public procurement specialist Thomas Grønkær is also recommended.
LETT Law Firm P/S’s practice co-heads Torkil Høg and Søren Zinck, who is ‘one of the best competition lawyers in Denmark’, were joined by the ‘dedicated, knowledgeable’ Frederik Bork from the Danish Competition Authority. Zinck and Bork successfully represented Post Danmark in an ECJ case, and Karen Dyekjær won a €50m Supreme Court case for Lise Aagaard Copenhagen.
MAQS Law Firm’s ‘responsive, accessible’ team is led by Anders Torbøl and Thomas Ryhl, and also features Christian Vinding Thomsen, Morten Bruus, and life sciences specialist Rasmus Lund. Ryhl, who is recommended for his ‘highly specialised skills’, represented the EC against the Kingdom of Denmark in a €100m case concerning agricultural funds. Other clients include GN ReSound, Philips and Aker Kvaerner, as well as a number of pharmaceuticals companies, such as AstraZeneca, Merial, and Reckitt Benckiser. New clients include Coloplast, Sanofi and Leo Pharma.
Nielsen Nørager’s seven-lawyer practice is representing Talpa Radio and Pro Sieben.SAT1 in antitrust litigation. Practice head Henrik Peytz represented SBS TV before the EC in a complex set of state aid cases. Lotte Hummelshøj focuses on public procurement.
At BvHD, Peter Dann Jørgensen and recently promoted partner Majse Jarlov assisted the firm’s longstanding client the municipality of Copenhagen with a complex IT procurement. Together with Jesper Langemark, the pair also advised several municipalities on other major procurement projects.
Delacour Dania Law Firm’s regulatory expert Rune Hamborg advises Danish and foreign enterprises on Danish and EU competition law matters, including merger control and state aid. He is advising Copenhagen Airports on its new low-cost terminal CPH Go.
Mazanti-Andersen, Korsø Jensen & Partnere’s Kirsten Frijs acts in anti-monopoly cases and other competition litigation. Philip Thorsen’s clients include municipalities, service and transport companies, and Lise Høgh handles competition law, trade mark legislation and contract negotiations.
Viltoft advises on legal issues relating to EU tenders. Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Claus Berg are representing Metroselskabet before the Complaints Board for Public Procurement in a case concerning Copenhagen Metro construction projects.