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Bech-Bruun

LANGELINIE ALLÉ 35, 2100 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
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Aarhus, Copenhagen

Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

The nine-partner banking and finance team at ‘one of the most reputable law firms in Denmark’, Bech-Bruun, ‘always meets the client’s expectations’. It is regularly involved in internationally focused acquisition finance and syndicated loans as well as asset financing and leasing, refinancing, structured products, derivatives and project financing. Thomas Thordal Sevelsted advised Dankse Bank on the financing of the acquisition of the LESSOR Group through an Axcel managed fund. Under the leadership of renowned practice head Morten Krogsgaard, the group assisted a bank syndicate with the financing of Sampo’s compulsory takeover offer to Topdanmark. Lars Kjær is now with Lundgrens.

Leading individuals

Morten Krogsgaard - Bech-Bruun

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun provides ‘very valuable advice’ as well as ‘excellent and professional service’. Practice head Morten Krogsgaard recently assisted DSV Miljø Group with a senior secured FRN bonds and the revolving facility agreement, while Steen Jensen advised Exiqon in a public to private takeover. David Moalem is praised for his ‘extremely quick answers’ and ‘business understanding’.

Leading individuals

David Moalem - Bech-Bruun

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Top firmBech-Bruun is noted for its ‘great performance’ and is ‘among the best in Denmark’. Recent mandates involved the group acting on behalf of Total in its proposed purchase of Mærsk Oil and assisting Advent with the acquisition of Færch Plast from EQT. Jacob Hjortshøj, who is described as a ‘skilled negotiator’ and ‘absolutely top M&A lawyer’, advised Solix Group on its acquisition of KK Group. Steen Rode heads the 18-partner team that includes well-regarded Søren Meisling and Søren Kamp Nørbæk. Monica Reib has left the firm.

Leading individuals

Jacob Hjortshøj - Bech-Bruun

Next generation lawyers

Søren Kamp Nørbæk - Bech-Bruun

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun’s 11-partner dispute resolution team provides an ‘excellent level of service’. The firm is highly recommended for insurance, construction and transport disputes, as well as disputes involving financial institutions. A recent highlight was the defence of ING Geneva Branch and BNP Paribas against claims brought by O.W. Bunker bankruptcy estate trustees; Carsten Pedersen led the case. Other names to note are Mogens Gaarden and Jes Anker Mikkelsen.

Leading individuals

Carsten Pedersen - Bech-Bruun

Mogens Gaarden - Bech-Bruun

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun’s ‘very reliable, professional and competent’ competition team is ‘among the best in the country’. Led by ‘incredibly determinedPeter Stig Jakobsen, the nine-partner team regularly acts for private and public sector clients in competition law proceedings and state aid matters. Jesper Kaltoft handled the merger control for Danfoss in the Sondex acquisition. Michael Honoré is recommended and Anne Bergholt Sommer was made partner.

Leading individuals

Peter Stig Jakobsen - Bech-Bruun

Next generation lawyers

Michael Honoré - Bech-Bruun

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Bech-Bruun

A ‘very professional level of service’ and a ‘high level of expertise’ is characteristic of the two-partner employment group at Bech-Bruun. Co-headed by ‘excellentLise Lauridsen and Morten Ulrich, the team advises on all employment issues and has a strong track record in collective bargaining agreements and incentive schemes. Contentious work included the defence of the Region Zealand in a discrimination case.

Leading individuals

Morten Ulrich - Bech-Bruun

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge’, the 11-partner team at Bech-Bruun handles regulatory and contentious matters along with acquisitions and financings for public and private entities, utilities, municipalities, investors and project developers. ‘Highly experienced’ practice head Per Hemmer assisted Nord Stream 2 with the preparation of the Danish construction permit and the environmental impact assessment related to the construction of two gas pipelines. Jakob Østervang is recommended as an ‘excellent lawyer’.

Leading individuals

Per Hemmer - Bech-Bruun

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun’s environmental practice is ‘among the best’ and provides the full range of services for a broad range of clients, including public sector entities such as the Danish Agriculture and Food Council and the Region Zealand. The five-partner team is led by the ‘very skilled and service-mindedHåkun Djurhuus and Jacob Brandt, who stands out for his ‘strategic mindset and experience from the regulatory side’. The group advised the Municipality of Fredericia in relation to the spillage of liquid fertiliser in the harbour. Other highlights include the department assisting Femern with public law matters regarding the construction of a tunnel; and advising Nord Stream 2 on the construction and operation of two pipelines in the Baltic Sea, including the environmental impact assessment.

Leading individuals

Håkun Djurhuus - Bech-Bruun

Next generation lawyers

Jacob Brandt - Bech-Bruun

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun’s seven-partner team covers the full range of IT law matters, including software licensing, outsourcing agreements and IT-related transactions. Niels M. Andersen and Thomas Gjøl-Trønning advised technology company Blackwood Seven on its merger with performance marketing agency Two Nil. Data protection specialist Mikkel Friis Rossa and Arly Carlquist are recommended. Peer B. Petersen is now with Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Leading individuals

Niels M. Andersen - Bech-Bruun

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun’s ‘top’ insolvency and restructuring team handles the full array of matters, including business restructurings, debt restructurings, acquisition of distressed assets, and insolvencies. A recent highlight was advising Nordex Group on the acquisition and restructuring of distressed SSP Technology. Recommended Troels Tuxen regularly handles bankruptcy-related litigation. Michael Serring is praised for his ‘dedication’ and ‘comprehension’.

Leading individuals

Troels Tuxen - Bech-Bruun

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun fields a ‘good and professional’ insurance practice that covers the whole range of contentious and non-contentious matters, with recent work for the three-partner team spanning regulatory issues, as well as insurance litigation and mediation. Henrik Valdorf-Hansen represents the City of Copenhagen against Tryg Insurance and Codan Insurance in relation to a fire in a municipality property. Jes Anker Mikkelsen and Anne Buhl Bjelke, who is ‘always ready to provide the best answer’, represent two accountants in two indemnity lawsuits connected to the collapse of Eik Bank.

Leading individuals

Anne Buhl Bjelke - Bech-Bruun

Jes Anker Mikkelsen - Bech-Bruun

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun fields an ‘impressive team of legal experts’ that is ‘ready for any task related to IP’. Klaus Ewald Madsen represented Teva Pharmaceuticals in a patent case against AstraZeneca. ‘Professional and pragmaticDan Bjerg Geary advises Fiskars Denmark on all IP matters, including trade mark and design portfolio management, licensing, counterfeit and infringement work. Life sciences expert Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn arrived from Horten. Peer B. Petersen is now with Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Leading individuals

Klaus Ewald Madsen - Bech-Bruun

Next generation lawyers

Dan Bjerg Geary - Bech-Bruun

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Bech-Bruun

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.

Leading individuals

Niels M. Andersen - Bech-Bruun

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Bech-Bruun

Clients praise Bech-Bruun for a ‘high service-level’ and recommend practice head Steen Puch Holm-Larsen. A recent mandate involved the team advising Blackstone on the acquisition of a logistic property portfolio. Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen left for Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith and Lars Kjær joined Lundgrens. Torben Schøn has retired.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

One of the leading practices for all aspects of maritime work’, Bech-Bruun regularly handles wet and dry shipping issues and is highly experienced in offshore matters and bunker disputes, as evidenced by the involvement in the O.W. Bunker collapse. ‘ThoughtfulJohannes Grove Nielsen represents Snaptun Fisk Export in an arrest matter related to the collision of the vessel Karmel with a trout farm. ‘Excellent litigatorJes Anker Mikkelsen leads the group that counts A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Kuehne & Nagel and J. Poulsen Shipping among its clients.

Leading individuals

Jes Anker Mikkelsen - Bech-Bruun

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun

One of the best’, Bech-Bruun fields a five-partner tax department with an excellent reputation in litigious matters, including transfer pricing disputes. It remains active in relation to M&A deals and corporate reorganisations. In one highlight Thomas Frøbert advised on the tax aspects of the merger between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent. Anders Oreby Hansen is a ‘first-class lawyer’. Carsten Pals stepped down as partner and is now a senior counsel. Sys Rovsing left to found Rovsing & Gammeljord.

Leading individuals

Anders Oreby Hansen - Bech-Bruun

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Bech-Bruun

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.

Leading individuals

Niels M. Andersen - Bech-Bruun

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