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Gorrissen Federspiel

SILKEBORGVEJ 2, 8000 AARHUS C, DENMARK
Tel:
Work +45 86 20 75 00
Fax:
Fax +45 86 20 75 99
Email:
Web:
www.gorrissenfederspiel.com
Aarhus, Copenhagen

Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel’s banking and finance department is highly recommended for its ‘professional work’ and delivers it ‘at the right time and at a competitive price’. The nine-partner team is best known for its expertise in bond issuance, restructuring of financial institutions, loan transactions and regulatory work. Department lead Michael Steen Jensen assisted Danske Bank with the issuance of $750m in perpetual non-cumulative resettable additional tier 1 convertible capital notes, while Morten Nybom Bethe advised SEB on an acquisition facility related to the acquisition of the Ellab group through Industri Kapital. Other notable clients are Citigroup, Nykredit and JP Morgan.

Leading individuals

Michael Steen Jensen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

The capital markets team at Gorrissen Federspiel is ‘second to none in all respects, including response time, operational and to the point advice, and excellent value for money’. The group assisted Nets and a shareholder syndicate including Advent, Bain Capital and ATP with the IPO and official Nasdaq Copenhagen listing of the payment provider. ‘Simply outstanding’ practice head Rikke Schiøtt Petersendelivers quality advice’ and Klaus Søgaard is recommended. Chantal Pernille Patel is now partner.

Leading individuals

Klaus Søgaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

Rikke Schiøtt Petersen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel demonstrates ‘top-level service’ and stands out for its impressive track record in corporate and M&A. Under the leadership of the renowned Klaus Søgaard, the group acts for Danish and multinational companies from various sectors as well as PE funds. Tomas Haagen and Mikael Philip Schmidt assisted Advanced Cooling with the disposal of K. Nissen International to Axcel, while Michael Wejp-Olsen advised Shell International on the divestment of Dansk Shell to Dansk Olieselskab. Key clients include Polaris, Automobiles Peugeot and Solstra Investments.

Leading individuals

Klaus Søgaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

Next generation lawyers

Mikael Philip Schmidt - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

A heavyweight in dispute resolution, Gorrissen Federspiel regularly represents national and international clients in high-profile cases, often relating to the financial, IT, and oil and gas sectors. Recent examples include the representation of Finansiel Stabilitet against the former management, board, and auditors of Roskilde Bank in a professional liability case. Practice head Henriette Gernaa is praised as ‘a skilled advocate with strong experience’. Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen has been promoted to the partnership.

Leading individuals

Henriette Gernaa - Gorrissen Federspiel

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel provides ‘excellent and tailor-made consultancy’ in all competition law matters, with a focus on merger control, litigious proceedings and public procurement. Highlights include assisting JP/Politiken Hus with the merger control related to the planned acquisition of Børsen and representing Bang & Olufsen in a follow-on claim against LG and Philips arising from the Cathode Ray Tube cartel. The three-partner team is led by ‘legally extremely strongMartin André Dittmer; Erik Kjær-Hansen is ‘efficient and very practical’.

Leading individuals

Martin André Dittmer - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel’s employment group is ‘efficient’ and valued for its ‘commercial understanding’. Collective redundancies and incentive schemes are particular strengths. Another mainstay of the team is the advice on transaction-related employment matters; it recently handled the due diligence and the management service agreements connected to the acquisition of Lakrids by Johan Bülow. Practice head Jacob Sand and Anne Skjold Qvortrup are ‘excellent lawyers’.

Leading individuals

Jacob Sand - Gorrissen Federspiel

Next generation lawyers

Anne Skjold Qvortrup - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

The three-partner team at Gorrissen Federspiel is best known for handling litigious and transactional matters for clients in the energy and utilities sector. Highlights include advising Allianz Global Investors on the acquisition of a Danish solar park and assisting Shell International with its divestment of Dansk Shell. Practice head Michael Meyer is recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious environmental law matters with a special expertise in waste management and remediation of soil and ground water pollution. A notable recent mandate was the advice of Energi Danmark Vind concerning wind farm projects. Other representative clients are Vestas Wind Systems and Averhoff. The department is led by Lotte Eskesen.

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel is highly recommended for complex outsourcing projects and has expertise in data protection matters. The team’s recent caseload included assisting ISS with the implementation of binding corporate rules and a global GDPR compliance project. The group is headed by Ole Horsfeldt and includes Tue Goldschmieding.

Leading individuals

Ole Horsfeldt - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Considered a key player in insolvency administration, Gorrissen Federspiel also has considerable experience in restructuring. John Sommer Schmidt heads the group that regularly represents banks and financial institutions in contentious and non-contentious insolvency-related matters. Morten L. Hans Jakobsen was appointed trustee of Tesi Aps in bankruptcy. Lars Grøngaard is another name to note.

Leading individuals

John Sommer Schmidt - Gorrissen Federspiel

Lars Grøngaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Recommended for ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Danish insurance market’, Gorrissen Federspiel attracts a wide range of insurance companies, brokers and corporate clients, including P&I clubs such as Gard, Skuld and Britannia. The group handles the full array of contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance cases with a special expertise in product liability and recall, professional liability, commercial liability, personal injury and workers compensation. A key case for practice head and ‘star advocateHenriette Gernaa is the representation of Deloitte Denmark in various professional negligence cases related to the O.W. Bunker bankruptcy.

Leading individuals

Henriette Gernaa - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Recognised for its ‘focussed and strategic adviceGorrissen Federspiel acts for an impressive roster of clients, including Nestlé, Google and Volvo. Recent mandates included the team representing Rains in injunction proceedings against Inditex and acting on behalf of Chemgene in a litigation against Nuevolution regarding the ownership of a patent portfolio. ‘Highly intelligent and knowledgableLasse Søndergaard Christensen heads the group that includes ‘excellent’ life sciences specialist Jacob Ørndrup. Janne Glæsel has left the firm.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

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.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

FantasticGorrissen Federspiel advises on the full range of real estate and construction matters and stands out for its experience in the project development field, where Merete Larsen is ‘considered to be second to none’. The team assists A. Enggaard with the development and sale of the East Harbour area in Aalborg and handles the divestment of properties for Danske Bank. Alexander Troeltzsch Larsen is now a partner. Søren Bruun has retired.

Leading individuals

Merete Larsen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Excellent’ and ‘efficientGorrissen Federspiel advises a stellar client roster, including A.P. Møller-Mærsk and Nordic Tankers, on commercial and contentious matters. Recent highlights included the team assisting DSB with the replacement of its current rolling stock and handling contractual matters, as well as the refinancing of the two construction projects regarding the Gedser-Rostock route on behalf of Scandlines. ‘KnowledgeablePeter Appel and ‘highly valuedJens Mathiasen lead the department together with Morten L. Hans Jakobsen, who is the key contact for the firm’s aviation practice.

Leading individuals

Peter Appel - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel is highly experienced in VAT, tax controversy and transactional tax matters. Jan Steen Hansen is a well-regarded litigator; he successfully completed a dispute related to computation of foreign tax credits for 14 occupational pension funds. Department lead Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen represents Fidelity in a principle case regarding dividend withholding taxes before the CJEU.

Leading individuals

Jan Steen Hansen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

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.

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