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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

Among ‘the best in the area’, Gorrissen Federspiel is experienced in handling acquisition financings and facilities agreements, among other matters. Morten Nybom Bethe led advice to a banking syndicate comprising Nordea, SEB and Nykredit on the financing of EQT’s acquisition of Huscompagniet. Michael Steen Jensen heads the practice. Mikkel Fritsch was recently promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Michael Steen Jensen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

A ‘leading firm in the equity capital market space’, Gorrissen Federspiel acts for a number of Danish issuers and underwriters. Practice head Rikke Schiøtt Petersen led in assisting a bank syndicate as underwriters of DONG Energy’s high-profile IPO and official listing on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen. The team includes Klaus Søgaard, Tomas Haagen and Niels Heering.

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

Among the leading firms in corporate and M&A’, Gorrissen Federspiel is led by Klaus Søgaard, who advised Viking Malt on its acquisition of Danish Malting Group from Carlsberg. Clients recommend ‘strong negotiator’ Olaf Carl Ehrenskjöld, who assisted Nets with its acquisition of Storebox. The team also includes Niels Heering. Mikael Philip Schmidt, Charlotte Thornsen and Chantal Pernille Partners were promoted to the partnership in 2017.

Leading individuals

Klaus Søgaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

Niels Heering - Gorrissen Federspiel

Next generation lawyers

Mikael Philip Schmidt - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Considered a ‘market leader’, Gorrissen Federspiel has strong expertise in handling international arbitration and litigation. Lotte Eskesen and associate Claus Richter Weigelt successfully represented Vestas in a €30m Supreme Court insurance claim brought against If P&C Insurance regarding damages to a number of Vestas’ wind turbines. Christian Alsøe heads the practice, which also includes the ‘strategically astuteHenriette Gernaa.

Leading individuals

Henriette Gernaa - Gorrissen Federspiel

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Clients rate Gorrissen Federspiel as the ‘go-to service provider’ on complex competition matters, from merger control to litigation and aspects of public procurement. The team assisted Shell with the sale of its Danish retail fuels business to Couche-Tard. The department, which includes the ‘pleasantErik Kjær-Hansen, is headed by the ‘outstandingMartin André Dittmer, who has a ‘high level of industry knowledge’.

Leading individuals

Martin Dittmer - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel’s ‘experienced’ group often assists clients with employee transfers concerning cross-border transactions, as well as collective redundancies. Practice head Jacob Sand and associate Ditte Grundtvig Larsen advised DONG Energy on the employment aspects of the company’s IPO. The team includes Morten Skjønnemand and litigator Anne Skjold Qvortrup.

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

Headed by M&A expert Michael Meyer, Gorrissen Federspiel has ‘strong business acumen’ and experience across a wide range of sectors. The team assisted Allianz Global Investors with due diligence, project refinancing and other elements of its acquisition of Danish solar park Vandel. Erik Kjær-Hansen joined from Bruun & Hjejle.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Lotte Eskesen has a ‘great’ team at Gorrissen Federspiel, which primarily represents clients in contract negotiations and litigation, as well as assisting with waste management, soil and groundwater pollution matters. Eskesen advised Energi Danmark on all environmental law aspects of various wind farm transactions.

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

A ‘leading firm’, Gorrissen Federspiel specialises in outsourcing and data privacy matters. ‘Very professional’ practice head Ole Horsfeldt assisted Telenor with the outsourcing of its Nordic IT infrastructure and data centre services. Tue Goldschmieding is noted as having ‘strong negotiation skills’.

Leading individuals

Ole Horsfeldt - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Headed by the well-regarded John Sommer Schmidt, Gorrissen Federspiel’s team often acts as trustees in high-profile insolvencies. Schmidt was appointed trustee of Andresen Towers in bankruptcy. Other names to note include Lars Grøngaard and Morten Lundqvist Jakobsen.

Leading individuals

Lars Grøngaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel has ‘immense firepower’ in the insurance space. ‘Insightful’ practice head Henriette Gernaa has been defending Deloitte in a number of high-value professional negligence claims brought by bankruptcy estates, creditors and investors against the auditors following OW Bunker’s collapse in 2014. The team includes marine insurance head Peter Appel and Lotte Eskesen, who is a Denmark and Germany-qualified lawyer.

Leading individuals

Henriette Gernaa - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel is considered by clients to be ‘one of the leading IP practices’ in Denmark. ‘Sharp-minded’ practice head Lasse Søndergaard Christensen has been representing the Danish Professional Football League in a trade mark infringement suit against Danske Spil before the Maritime and Commercial Court. The team includes Janne Glæsel, who is ‘a force to be reckoned with’.

Leading individuals

Janne Glæsel - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

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.

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

Gorrissen Federspiel

The ‘extremely fast’ lawyers at Gorrissen Federspiel handle real estate transactions, project development matters and construction disputes. Hans-Peter Jørgensen assisted Coller Capital with its acquisition of a residential portfolio from DNB. Merete Larsen has been advising Carlsberg Byen on all aspects of a major commercial and residential project in central Copenhagen. Peter Sjøgreen heads the practice.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel provides a ‘first-class service’ in insolvency, regulatory and litigation matters for clients in the shipping and aviation sectors. The team has been advising Esvagt on all legal matters, including shipbuilding, financing and disputes. The team is jointly led by the ‘highly skilledPeter Appel, the ‘hardworkingJens Mathiasen and Morten Lundqvist Jakobsen, who leads on aviation and air finance matters.

Leading individuals

Peter Appel - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel has extensive experience of advising on M&A-related tax issues, tax controversy and VAT matters. Practice head Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen is ‘strong in tax litigation’, and other names to note are Jan Steen Hansen and Lars Fogh.

Leading individuals

Jan Steen Hansen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

A first choice in Denmark’, Gorrissen Federspiel has extensive experience of handling regulatory, M&A and competition issues. Practice head Martin Dittmer often advises on the sale of broadcast rights, as well as state aid and regulatory issues. The team includes Erik Kjær-Hansen, Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen and IP specialist Janne Glæsel, who are ‘very pleasant to work with’.

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