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Very efficientHorten fields a ‘highly knowledgeable’ team that ‘always provides business friendly advice’. It regularly acts on first-mover issues, including on-demand services. ‘Very strong’ practice head Nina Henningsen advised Turner Broadcasting on copyright matters related to the distribution of TV shows on apps and social media platforms. Another focus area is the gaming and gambling industry; representative clients are Paddy Power and Bet365. Hans Abildstrøm joined Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen.

Lassen Ricard is best known for advising national and international broadcasters, including BBC and TV 2 Danmark. Peter Lambert continues to act on behalf of DR in a number of libel cases, while ‘brilliant’ Henrik Schütze represents UBOD in an abuse of dominance case before the Copyright Licence Tribunal. The team includes ‘excellent negotiatorSteen Lassen, ‘pragmaticKristina Blichfeldt Lautrup, and Terese Foged, who is praised for her ‘outstanding legal knowledge’.

Plesner represents film distribution companies, cinema owners, and film advertising production companies, as well as the Association of Danish Cinema Owners. Michael Hopp defended the chief editor of SE og HØR in damages claims related to the media coverage of a criminal trial. The client roster also includes Netflix, Google and MTV Nordic. Michael Vilhelm Nielsen co-heads the group and Kasper Frahm is recommended.

Bech-Bruun’s seven-partner group represents a wide range of clients from the music, radio and film industry. Co-practice head Niels M. Andersen advises PR company Quarterback on various matters, including recording agreements, license agreements and management agreements. The team also handles various sport-related issues; an example is the ongoing advice for the Danish Football Association on the UEFA European Championship finals in 2020.

Jointly led by Erik Kjær-Hansen, Martin André Dittmer and Lasse Søndergaard Christensen, Gorrissen Federspiel handles the whole range of media and entertainment law. Recent mandates included the team representing JP/Politikens Hus in a dispute related to the publication of a book on the Danish intelligence agency. Notable clients include Warner Brothers, TV2 and Dagbladet Børsen.

Kromann Reumert counts publishers, film companies and sport associations among its clients. Recommended department lead Martin Dahl Pedersen defended Aller Media against damage claims brought by celebrities whose privacy had been intruded upon. Another highlight was the obtainment of an injunction on behalf of Danske Medier against the publication of a book containing information about the Danish intelligence agency.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab advises clients from the TV, film, music and gaming sector on a broad range of matters. Peer B. Petersen, previously with Bech-Bruun, assisted Sony Music with the establishment of audiobook publishing venture Movellas and music publishing venture DiscoWax.

Bruun & Hjejle assists Danish newspapers and television stations on media law issues, including defamation and privacy law cases. Morten Stadil heads the three-partner group that counts TV2 Danmark, Dagbladet Børsen and Monday Media among its clients.

Under the leadership of Jens Krogh Petersen, DLA Piper Denmark acts for various clients from the media, sport and entertainment industry. Notable work includes assisting pop group Lukas Graham with a number of matters such as infringement claims and endorsement agreements.

Nielsen Nørager is active in the television, radio and gaming sector. Henrik Peytz represents Discovery Networks Denmark and Bauer Media, while Lotte Hummelshøj acts for Nordisk Film Cinemas.

Njord Law Firm regularly acts for clients such as HBO, Apple and Philips Denmark. Jeppe Brogaard Clausen specialises in infringement of copyright in music and motion pictures. Malene Fagerberg and Frank Jørgensen are now partners.

Lundgrens covers a broad range of media and entertainment law matters, with a particular strength in transactional matters. The client list includes Zentropa and Bauer Media. The team welcomed Morten Rosenmejer from Kromann Reumert and Christian Scherfig from Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Highly professional’ Pernille Nørkær heads the practice at Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen that represents clients from the sport, fashion, gambling and music industries. Notable clients are LeoVegas and FC Nordsjælland. Signe Renée West is now with Labora Legal.

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