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Accura Advokatpartnerselskab's 'efficient' practice 'has some great negotiators' and 'good market insight and understanding', which benefits from the 'excellent business understanding' of practice head René Thornfeldt, who has 'a thorough knowledge of the IT market in Scandinavia'. Thornfeldt recently assisted Velux with the renegotiation of its existing outsourcing agreements, data protection group head Jens Harkov Hansen advised Coloplast on its GDPR compliance, Dan Ermose acted for KPMG on its development of automated technology for its consultancy services, and Lærke Louise Jeppsen handled Area9's IT contracts.

Bech-Bruun is highly skilled in contracts, outsourcings and licensing matters; Niels M. Andersen also has notable expertise in contracts and transactions, Arly Carlquist focuses on outsourcings and procurement matters, and Mikkel Friis Rossa and Thomas Munk Rasmussen are key contacts for compliance and data protection work. Recent highlights include Andersen assisting Energinet with its outsourcing agreements, and Rossa advising the Municipality of Copenhagen and Danfoss on their separate GDPR compliance programmes.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab fields a team, which 'clearly has been practicing IT law for years' and 'has in-depth knowledge of technology, the law and the industry'. Group co-head Jesper Langemark is 'an outstanding lawyer and strategist', 'extremely likeable and easy to work with' and 'clearly a leader in the field of IT contracts'. Fellow co-head Michael Gorm Madsen recently joined from Lundgrens and has extensive experience in data protection. Other notable names include Anders Wernblad, who focuses on e-commerce and public procurement work; Martin von Haller Grønbæk, who specialises in open data and open source communications; senior consultant Nicolai Dragsted, who has notable expertise in outsourcing and agile contracts; and senior associate Julie Bak-Larsen, who has experience in IT contracts and licensing. Lau Normann Jørgensen was a new arrival from Kromann Reumert in August 2019.

Gorrissen Federspiel's expertise encompasses contracts, dispute resolution and data protection work. Ole Horsfeldt and Tue Goldschmieding jointly lead the group; Horsfeldt specialises in transactional work and agreements, while Goldschmieding is an expert in data protection and outsourcing matters.

Kromann Reumert is praised by clients as 'the best and most experienced firm in IT' with 'the largest group of lawyers at all levels of seniority'. The team recently advised Netcompany on its vendor side contracts with a number of Danish municipalities for their infrastructure projects. The 'extremely bright and energetic' Søren Skibsted leads the outsourcing team and is 'a person of character and integrity', and Jan Ussing Andersen assisted Topdanmark with its IT outsourcing to Cognizant. Other key figures include Jan Hvarre, Jette Hessellund Lauridsen and Kristian Storgaard. Lau Normann Jørgensen joined Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab in August 2019.

Contractual work, data protection and cloud computing are key strengths of Plesner's practice, which acts for clients including Danske Bank and Google. Niels Ellegaard jointly leads the team and recently advised Tryg Forsikring on its service agreements with companies including TCS, LTI and Accenture. Fellow practice head Michael Hopp specialises in data protection and assisted Copenhagen Airport with its GDPR compliance.

DAHL Law Firm is highly skilled in contractual, outsourcing and procurement issues, and team leader Claus Sørensen is an expert in IT contracts. Also recommended is Frederik Bruhn, who is highly experienced in the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts. Data protection expert Søren Wolder and procurement specialist Thomas Grønkær are also key names to note.

DLA Piper Denmark's skillset encompasses IT contracts, outsourcings, procurement issues and disputes. Practice head Marlene Winther Plas recently advised the Danish Ministry of Finance's Agency for Modernisation on its procurement of IT systems, and René Offersen regularly handles contentious matters relating to IT contracts. The Municipality of Copenhagen and e-nettet are key clients. Jon Lauritzen joined following the firm's merger with Delacour.

Horten handles contractual and contentious matters in the IT sector for a client roster, which includes Motorola and Facebook. Recent highlights include group leader Mads Nygaard Madsen advising 3D printing company 3Shape on its contracts and agreements, Michael Goeskjær acting for Scandi System, which uses technology systems for the issuance of passports and driving licenses, on its contractual agreements with a number of Danish Municipalities, and Asger Heine Jensen representing Kiloo, whose mobile game Subway Surfers was alleged to have breached the privacy rights of its users.

Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith 'delivers high-quality advice in all matters relating to IT contracts' and 'due to its focus on the public sector, is in a unique position to share knowledge and experiences between entities and authorities'. Tom Holsøe heads up the practice; clients praise his 'pragmatic approach and long-term perspective, which embody the essential qualities of a trusted adviser'. Other key practitioners include Anni Noes Westergaard, who assisted the Ministry of Energy with its procurement of a digital data reporting platform, Milena Anguelova Krogsgaard, who advised the Ministry of Finance on its establishment of a $235m digital mailing system, and Rasmus Holm Hansen, who acted for the Ministry of Finance on its $900m introduction of a national electronic identification service.

Bruun & Hjejle focuses on software licensing agreements, outsourcing contracts, data protection and e-commerce, and practice head Morten Stadil is skilled in technology-related transactions and disputes. Data protection specialist Pia Kirstine Voldmester is also a key name to note.

Ernst & Young is regularly instructed on mandates involving outsourcing issues, commercial contracts and data protection work. Frederik Ploug Sarp leads the team and handles IT contracts and outsourcings; he advised Nord Energi on opening up its fibre network to OpenNet. Martin Bramm also focuses on outsourcings and technology-related commercial contracts.

Lund Elmer Sandager's team has recently been boosted by the arrival of Claus Spangenberg from Lundgrens, who is experienced in handling IT contracts and mediation. Spangenberg recently acted for an online booking portals in a dispute with the web agency Adapt relating to delays and deficiencies experienced with its online trading platform. Torsten Hylleberg leads the practice and has expertise in outsourcings, licensings and software as a service (SaaS) contracts.

NJORD Law Firm has notable expertise in contractual issues, outsourcings and data protection matters. Key names from the team include Malene Fagerberg, who is an expert in IT contracts and data protection; and Frank Jørgensen, who is experienced in data protection and domain name disputes.

IT boutique Synch is highly skilled in handling outsourcings, cloud computing matters and software delivery contracts. Michael Brandt  leads the team and recently assisted the Danish Medicine Verification Organisation with the implementation of its IT system.

Magnusson Advokatfirma's department  is led by Nikolaj Juhl Hansen, who has been active handling commercial matters for technology start-ups and SMEs. Recent mandates include advising automated cleaning applications developer Cliin on its IT contracts, and assisting NSSLGlobal with its purchase of SnapTV.

Hans Abildstrøm leads the team at Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen and predominantly focuses on e-commerce matters, software licensing issues and outsourcings. Recent highlights include advising Greenpeace on its GDPR compliance and assisting  HJ Hansen with its procurement of a new enterprise resource planning system.

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