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Bech-Bruun acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including music, film and radio. Practice head Niels Andersen advised Magine TV on regulatory issues concerning internet-based retransmission of television channels. Other experience includes drafting and negotiating licensing contracts, as well as music copyright disputes, television distribution agreements and broadcasting rights. Peer Petersen recently joined as new head of practice at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

One of the best’, Horten’s work includes distribution agreements, cross-border transactions and licensing issues across the media and entertainment industry. ‘Very thorough’ practice head Nina Henningsen has been advising international clients on the Danish aspects of all legal and commercial matters, including negotiating and drafting production agreements and television formats. Clients recommend Jens Jakob Bugge, Heidi Højmark Helveg and Asger Heine Jensen.

Lassen Ricard counts a number of major Danish and European television broadcasters and production companies among its client base. Group head Peter Lambert has been representing the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) in a number of libel and privacy protection litigation cases before the district courts and Court of Appeal. The team includes Steen Lassen, Henrik Schütze and Terese Foged.

Plesner often acts for major film distributors and cinema owners, as well as film production and advertising companies. Recently promoted partner Kasper Frahm successfully defended Metronome Productions in copyright cases brought by BUMP Productions before the Maritime and Commercial High Court alleging infringement of television format rights. ‘Brilliant adviser’ Michael Vilhelm Nielsen heads the practice, in which Michael Hopp is also recommended.

Professional and well prepared’, the team at Gorrissen Federspiel is led by Erik Kjær-Hansen, who specialises in defamation cases, privacy issues and e-commerce matters. The team has been assisting JP/Politikens Hus with its acquisition of Dagbladet Børsen from Bonnier. Clients recommend Janne Glæsel and the ‘particularly insightfulMartin Dittmer.

The ‘incredible’ team at Kromann Reumert is instructed by a broad range of clients in the television, sports and gaming sectors, with a particular expertise in litigation. The ‘timelyMartin Dahl Pedersen has been representing the Danish Football Players Association in arbitration with the Danish Football Association over the players’ commercial rights. The team also includes Jette Hessellund Lauridsen and Jørn Vestergaard-Jensen. Morten Rosenmejer is now at Lundgrens.

Bruun & Hjejle’s group is led by Morten Stadil, who has been advising long-term client Berlingske Media on media law issues, as well as business-related matters.

At DLA Piper Denmark, Jens Krogh Petersen’s ‘very thorough’ team acts for clients ranging from record or film production companies to sports clubs. The ‘very knowledgeableJoachim Kundert Jensen has been advising pop group Scarlet Pleasure on a number of contract matters.

Nielsen Nørager’s ‘very good’ team often acts for clients in the television, radio and gaming sectors. Henrik Peytz’s clients include Discovery Networks Denmark and Bauer Media.

Njord Law Firm has a strong roster of international clients. Practice head Jeppe Brogaard Clausen specialises in handling copyright infringement matters in the music and film sectors.

Havemann Advokataktieselskab primarily acts for clients in the film industry. Practice head Michael Christiani Havemann represented Farum Sten og Grus and waste management service Norrecco in a defamation case against public broadcaster TV 2.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen acts for clients in the gambling, sports, fashion and music industries. Group head Pernille Nørkær has been assisting FC Nordsjælland with a number of disputes regarding international player transfers and agent agreements. Claus Molbech Bendtsen, founder of family office Bendtsen, is another key contact.

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