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Gorrissen Federspiel’s team stands out for its transactional capabilities, while also covering regulatory issues, competition law and personal data protection. The group, led by Martin André Dittmer, acts for a broad client roster, including Telia Sonera, Huawei and Telenor. Other names to note are Erik Kjær-Hansen, Lasse Søndergaard Christensen and Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen.

Clients value the ‘very high knowledge’ of Horten’s four-partner team. The practice covers all IT and telecoms matters, with a special focus on data protection issues. Co-practice heads Michael Goeskjær and Mads Nygaard Madsen continue to advise Motorola on regulatory and contractual issues. Key clients include Lebara and Verizon. Hans Abildstrøm is now with Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen.

Kromann Reumert is among ‘the best and most experienced within IT and telecoms’. Under the leadership of Torben Waage, the group handles transactional, regulatory and outsourcing matters. Recent highlights include assisting SE Telekommunikation with the acquisition of Boxer TV and advising Teracom on a public tender related to the appointment of a DAB radio gatekeeper. Søren Skibsted is recommended.

At Plesner, Niels Christian Ellegaard heads the group that also includes data protection expert Michael Hopp. Focus areas include regulatory and transactional matters, as well as disputes within the telecoms sector. A recent mandate was assisting Eniig with a framework agreement regarding the opening of the Danish Fibre Network. Notable clients are Telia, Telenor and GlobalConnect.

Very dynamicAccura Advokatpartnerselskab regularly acts for telecoms suppliers such as Thales and Soracom. Recent mandates involved the team assisting Ericsson with a transitional services split between the telecoms company and Telenor, and advising Plenti on EU roaming regulations. Department lead René Thornfeldt is praised for his ‘incredible business understanding’.

The seven-partner group at Bech-Bruun is best known for telecoms infrastructure agreements and data protection. Niels M. Andersen represented ACN Europe in an arbitration against Telia regarding overcharged fees, while Ole Nørgaard assisted Maj Invest Equity with the acquisition of TDC Hosting. Peer B. Petersen is now with Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Njord Law Firm’s IT and telecoms department benefits from the close cooperation with its IP group and advises clients across the Nordic region. It represents Apple and Philips Denmark. The team is jointly led by managing partner Lars Lokdam and litigator Thomas Ryhl. Malene Fagerberg has been made partner.

Synch merged with the IT and telecoms practice of now defunct Brandt & Lauritzen. Michael Brandt heads the team that regularly acts for alternative operators, including Tele2, GlobalConnect and Bornfiber. It recently advised broadband operator Hiper on regulatory matters. Another name to note is Niels Dahl-Nielsen.

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    New Bill proposing to regulate data transfers between administrative authorities by the Danish Data Protection Act alone
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