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Bech-Bruun’s ‘top-tier’ group gives ‘high-quality’ advice with a strong commercial understanding. ‘Second-to-none’ group head Peter Stig Jakobsen represented Bring Citymail as the plaintiff in two cases before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court and European Court of Justice regarding alleged abuse of dominance. The team includes Jesper Kaltoft and Michael Honoré, who is ‘easy to work with’.

Clients rate Gorrissen Federspiel as the ‘go-to service provider’ on complex competition matters, from merger control to litigation and aspects of public procurement. The team assisted Shell with the sale of its Danish retail fuels business to Couche-Tard. The department, which includes the ‘pleasantErik Kjær-Hansen, is headed by the ‘outstandingMartin André Dittmer, who has a ‘high level of industry knowledge’.

Kromann Reumert’s ‘top-level’ practice specialises in merger control work and cartel investigations. Practice head Jens Munk Plum has been acting for KPMG Denmark following its contentious 2013 merger with Ernst & Young. The well-regarded Erik Bertelsen advised Jysk on its acquisition of furniture producer Actona. The team now includes non-practising chief economist Søren Andersen, who joined from Copenhagen Economics.

Among the best in Denmark’, Njord Law Firm provides ‘a high level of service’ under the leadership of Thomas Ryhl, who often advises on public procurement matters for clients in the life sciences and IT sectors. Erik Hørlyck joined Dahl Law Firm.

Plesner’s ‘very good’ team primarily handles cartel investigations, merger control, state aid and abuse of dominance matters. Highly recommended group head Gitte Holtsø advised Couche-Tard on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Shell’s retail, commercial fuels and aviation business in Denmark. The team includes Christian Karhula Lauridsen and Daniel Barry.

Always accessible and prepared’, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab has extensive experience of handling merger control and procurement matters. ‘Creative and solution-oriented’ practice head Jesper Fabricius and Christina Heiberg-Grevy, who is ‘pleasant to work with’, assisted the Port of Frederikshavn with its tender for the design and construction of an expansion of the port, including successfully representing the client in a complaint brought by a consortium tenderer before the Complaints Board for Public Procurements. The team includes Laurits Schmidt Christensen.

Bruun & Hjejle’s ‘very good’ team is headed by Olaf Koktvedgaard, who often handles merger control and state aid matters, with a particular expertise in litigation. The ‘talented’ Frederik André Bork successfully defended six scaffolding businesses against cartel allegations brought by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (CCA) before the Public Prosecutor’s office. The team includes the ‘amiable’ Søren Zinck.

Headed by the ‘hands-onAndreas Christensen, Horten’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team often handles merger control and public procurement matters. Christensen has been assisting Viborg municipality with state aid issues regarding a sponsorship agreement being investigated by the CCA. Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen was promoted to partner.

The ‘client-oriented’ group at DLA Piper Denmark is headed by Torkil Høg, who leads on public procurement mattes, and Michael Klöcker, who now leads on competition matters after joining from Gorrissen Federspiel. Høg has been representing BIOS Ambulance Services in bringing a case against Falck before the Competition and Consumer Authority regarding the client’s market entry in Southern Denmark. Other clients include DanPilot, TDC and DSB.

Nielsen Nørager’s ‘dedicated’ practice advises on state aid, merger filings and public procurement matters. Practice co-head Henrik Peytz has been representing a number of clients in litigation concerning the EU aspects of Danish group taxation. Clients recommend practice co-head Lotte Hummelshøj, an ‘accurate’ lawyer who specialises in procurement work.

Highly skilled’ construction boutique Viltoft specialises in public procurement matters under the leadership of the ‘vastly experiencedMichael Gjedde-Nielsen and Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen. Both have been advising Metroselskabets on the public tender regarding the DKK8.6bn Sydhavn extension. Other clients include HOFOR, Civica and Odense Letbane.

The competition practice at Andersen Partners is headed by Sune Troels Poulsen, who, along with Michael Roschmann Skovgaard, has been representing Porc-Ex Breeding in bringing three CCA complaints against the client’s suppliers and trade organisation regarding an abuse of dominant position. The team includes Hans-Christian Ohrt.

Headed by Peter Dann Jørgensen, the team at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab specialises in public procurement matters in the IT sector. Thomas Thorup Larsen has been advising Dansk Servicekonsulent as the technical consultant on a number of matters.

Delacour’s competition practice is led by Rune Hamborg, who is highly experienced in handling state aid and procurement matters. Clients include Copenhagen Airports, Celesio and DB Cargo Scandinavia.

Lassen Ricard primarily handles competition matters for Danish and international broadcasters. Henrik Schütze heads the team, which includes Steen Lassen.

Lundgrens often handles public procurement matters under the leadership of Michael Alstrøm, who specialises in state aid and public law. Alstrøm and Søren Hilbert have been acting for the government of Greenland on the planning and execution of a complex public procurement procedure regarding new service contracts for transportation in Greenland.

Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen’s team includes Philip Thorsen and Lise Høgh, both of whom are experienced in representing clients in competition and procurement matters before the Supreme Court.

Publicure Advokatfirma provides a ‘good service’ for private and public sector clients, covering procurement, state aid, competition and utilities law. Co-heads Peter Lund Meyer and Povl Nick Bronstein represented Fællesudbud Sjælland in a complaint regarding the delivery of coffee in 16 Danish municipalities.

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