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Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘very commercial’ practice acts for domestic and international clients on matters such as acquisition financings, project financings and commercial lending. ‘Trusted’ practice co-head Thomas Maaberg Hansen advised Danske Bank as the lead arranger, lender and agent of a €10m revolving facility for Sitecore. Søren Thyssen Valerius and the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Jørgen Permin also lead the team.

Leading individuals

Jørgen Permin - Plesner

Next generation lawyers

Rasmus Mandøe Jensen - Plesner

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

At Plesner, Thomas Holst Laursen and Nicolai Ørsted jointly head the equity capital markets group while Jørgen Permin, Thomas Maaberg Hansen and Søren Thyssen Valerius lead the debt capital markets team. Laursen, Ørsted and Micha Fritzen advised the Ministry of Finance, as the majority shareholder, during DONG Energy’s IPO. Other clients include Zealand Pharma, Nordea and JPMorgan Chase.

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

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘efficient’ practice is jointly headed by M&A expert Tue Ravnholt Frandsen; the ‘competent’ Jacob Christensen, who advises on corporate law; and Jacob Ørskov Rasmussen, who specialises in commercial contracts. The group also includes the ‘very experienced’ Thomas Holst Laursen, Christian Kjølbye and Finn Lernø. Clients include DONG Energy, EQT and Pfizer.

Leading individuals

Christian Kjølbye - Plesner

Finn Lernø - Plesner

Thomas Holst Laursen - Plesner

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘great team’ often acts for clients in the construction, financial services and energy sectors. Peter Fogh and Niklas Korsgaard Christensen have been representing DONG Energy in arbitration against Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering regarding the construction of the Hejre platform. Peter Schradieck heads the group, which includes the well-regarded Torben Bondrop.

Leading individuals

Peter Schradieck - Plesner

Torben Bondrop - Plesner

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘very good’ team primarily handles cartel investigations, merger control, state aid and abuse of dominance matters. Highly recommended group head Gitte Holtsø advised Couche-Tard on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Shell’s retail, commercial fuels and aviation business in Denmark. The team includes Christian Karhula Lauridsen and Daniel Barry.

Leading individuals

Christian Lauridsen - Plesner

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘fantastic’ practice acts for domestic and international clients in a wide range of matters, including incentive programmes, collective redundancies and terminations. Henriette Stakemann assisted Marlin Equity Partners with the employment aspects of its acquisition of Bluegarden, including the implementation of incentive programmes in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The ‘excellent’ Tina Reissmann leads the team.

Leading individuals

Tina Reissmann - Plesner

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘swift’ practice covers oil and gas, as well as wind and other renewable energy sectors. Department head Niklas Korsgaard Christensen, who ‘goes the extra mile’, has been representing DONG Energy in arbitration against Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering regarding the Hejre oil project in the North Sea. Esben Kjær is recommended.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

A first choice’, Plesner advises on all aspects of environmental law. Group head Søren Stenderup Jensen often represents clients before all levels of the Danish courts, including the Danish Supreme Court. Senior associate Ellen Skodborggaard is also recommended.

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Headed by Niels Christian Ellegaard, Plesner is often instructed on contract and regulatory issues in data protection and cloud services. Ellegaard, Michael Hopp and senior associate Henrik Bechgaard advised Danske Bank on its acquisition of CRM cloud services and licences from Microsoft. Senior associate Jon Balsby is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Niels Christian Ellegaard - Plesner

Next generation lawyers

Jon Balsby - Plesner

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘excellent’ group often acts for creditors, particularly major banks and insurance companies such as Danske Bank, Codan and Jyske Bank. Lars Skanvig was also appointed trustee of real estate company SJ Product X in bankruptcy proceedings. Pernille Bigaard heads the team. Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen joined Horten.

Leading individuals

Pernille Bigaard - Plesner

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘very experienced’ group routinely represents insurers and pension funds, covering product liability, professional indemnity and commercial liability. ‘Highly respected’ practice head Torben Bondrop has been defending DePuy in a number of product liability claims by Danish hospitals and patients following an international recall of surgical hip implants. The team includes Søren Vagner Nielsen and Charlotte Hasseriis Iversen.

Leading individuals

Torben Bondrop - Plesner

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner’s ‘efficient’ team has experience representing clients in patent and trade mark infringement matters before the Maritime and Commercial Court. ‘Second-to-none’ lawyer and group head Sture Rygaard successfully represented Unilever in an infringement case brought against Coop before the High Court of Eastern Denmark regarding the packaging of Unilever’s detergent product, Bio Tex. The team includes Kasper Frahm, who heads the trade mark team, and Peter-Ulrik Plesner. The firm recently added senior level experience with the hire of Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s former practice head Jeppe Brinck-Jensen.

Leading individuals

Peter-Ulrik Plesner - Plesner

Next generation lawyers

Kasper Frahm - Plesner

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

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.

Leading individuals

Michael Vilhelm Nielsen - Plesner

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

Plesner

Among the best in Denmark’, Plesner’s commercial real estate group – which is headed by Jakob Schou Midtgaard – assisted NIAM with a number of acquisitions and divestments. The ‘fantastic’ construction team, which is led by Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen, has been advising Femern on the construction of a tunnel between Denmark and Germany. Leif Djurhuus is recommended.

Leading individuals

Leif Djurhuus - Plesner

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 3

Plesner

Plesner is primarily instructed by clients on sale and purchase, ship registration and ship finance matters. Peter Fogh heads the team, which also includes Jørgen Permin and Thomas Maaberg Hansen from the banking and finance group, as well as corporate partner Micha Fritzen.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Hans Severin Hansen heads the ‘second-to-none’ practice at Plesner, which specialises in tax litigation. Svend Erik Holm successfully defended Takeda before the Supreme Court in a case brought by the Danish Ministry of Taxation regarding cost deductions to two banks handling the client’s corporate bond issuance. Clients also recommend Tom Kári Kristjánsson and the ‘excellent’ Lasse Esbjerg Christensen.

Leading individuals

Hans Severin Hansen - Plesner

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Plesner

Plesner is experienced in advising on the regulatory aspects of telecoms transactions. Niels Christian Ellegaard and Michael Hopp are names to note.

Leading individuals

Niels Christian Ellegaard - Plesner

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Legal Developments by:
Plesner

  • New article on water plans and buffer strips

    Partner Søren Stenderup Jensen and Assistant Attorney Sebina Harder have written the article "Water plans and buffer strips: reducing emissions into watercourses", which has been published in the current edition of International Law Office (ILO).
    - Plesner

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