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Mikkel Falkenberg

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Energy and Infrastructure, M&A, Commercial Contracts


Mikkel Falkenberg is a partner in our Energy Law and Infrastructure team. He has extensive practical experience with complex contracts and transactions in Denmark and internationally.

Mikkel specialises in energy and infrastructure and advises Danish and international clients on all legal aspects of energy activities, infrastructure projects and related contracts.

From his previous employment as General Counsel with Maersk Oil Mikkel has, in addition to his legal skills, built up unique knowledge of the energy business and large infrastructure projects and the associated risks and opportunities, commercial considerations and processes. He has advised on legal and commercial issues in all stages of the value chain from investment in and establishment of projects and joint ventures/partnerships through construction, production and operations to transport, sales and decommissioning.

Mikkel has extensive experience in preparing, structuring and executing Danish as well as international M&A processes, bid rounds and other major contract and licence negotiations. Moreover, Mikkel is experienced in solving contract-related disputes and compliance issues.

Mikkel has been a lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and under the auspices of the Danish Bar and Law Society and has supplemented his legal skills with courses in business administration, management and corporate finance at Copenhagen Business School, Harvard Business School and London Business School.



Within: Energy

Plesner is active in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors with clients including Dana Petroleum and Gaz-Systems; team leader Niklas Korsgaard Christensen advised the latter on the €500bn Baltic Pipe Project, which will be a gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland. Christensen also assisted Dong E&P with its €1.5bn upstream oil and gas development project in the North Sea, and Mikkel Falkenberg acted for AP Moller on its sale of Maersk to Total.

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Shipping and transport

Within: Shipping and transport

Plesner is 'excellent in all aspects' and has expertise across transactions, financing matters and disputes. Group head Peter Fogh is experienced in financings, transactions and alternative dispute resolution. Recent highlights include Fogh acting for OW Tankers, whose vessels had been arrested in Uruguay by a local oil supplier; fellow practice head Mikkel Falkenberg advising AP Møller on its agreements with the Danish State regarding decommissioning liabilities associated with its North Sea offshore installations stemming from the client's sale of its Danish operations to Total, and Niklas Korsgaard Christensen assisting Kalaallit Airports with the €600m construction and financing of three airports in Greenland.

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  • 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).
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