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Poul Schmith

VESTER FARIMAGSGADE 23, 1606 COPENHAGEN V, DENMARK
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Work +45 33 15 20 10
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en.kammeradvokaten.dk/
Aarhus, Copenhagen

Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith's 'up-and-coming banking and finance department' has 'a strong will to establish itself in the market' and is led by Henrik Kure, who has 'substantial transactional experience'. Kure recently advised Vækstfonden on the provision of a loan to Joe and the Juice, which will be used for its global expansion. Peter Hedegaard Madsen is an expert in regulatory matters.

Next Generation Partners

Henrik Kure - Poul Schmith

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith counts various Danish ministries among its key clients and also acts for a commercial client roster, which includes Danish train company DSB and Danish private equity investment company Axcel. Ronnie Kandler recently advised Universal Music on its acquisition of ArtPeople Music, and Peter Hedegaard Madsen assisted The Danish Growth Fund with its conversion into a state-owned corporation.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith¬†is highly regarded for its work in the public sector and most notably as lead counsel for the Government of Denmark.¬†Henrik Nedergaard Thomsen¬†and¬†Sune Fugleholm¬†jointly lead the group and specialise in insurance and marketing law, and administrative and constitutional law respectively. Recent highlights include Thomsen¬†representing multiple insurance companies in a dispute against Dong Energy regarding its responsibility in rebuilding a damaged oil platform, Fugleholm acting for¬†the Danish Ministry of Agriculture in an expropriation issue resulting from the country's recent ban on fox breeding, and construction¬†specialist Kasper Mortensen¬†representing the Capital Region of Denmark in a dispute with a contractor concerning delays in the construction of a hospital wing. Competition expert¬†Jacob Pinborg¬†also advised the Danish Competition Council on allegations that the merger between the Danish offices of KPMG and EY was completed before all raised concerns were handled, and¬†Karsten Hagel- S√łrensen¬†assisted the tax authorities, which sought¬†compensation from the provider of a failed debt collection IT system.

Leading individuals

Henrik Nedergaard Thomsen - Poul Schmith

Sune Fugleholm - Poul Schmith

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith's group¬†is jointly led by Jacob Pinborg, who focuses on competition matters;¬†Jens B√łdtcher-Hansen, who handles procurement issues; and Rass Holdgaard, who specialises in EU law. Recent highlights include Pinbord acting for the Danish Competition Council on a case involving Nets' unfair pricing policy regarding the settlement of online card payments, and Holdgaard assisting the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate with state aid issues surrounding the sale of NGF Nature Energy Distribution to the state-owned Energinet.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith has expertise in all aspects of employment law with notable experience in the public sector. Niels Banke heads up the practice; his recent work includes acting for the Danish Ministry of Defence Personnel Agency in a claim brought by trade union HK relating to the right for two employees to be granted ten additional pension years, and advising the Danish Customs and Tax Administration on the dismissal of a civil servant. Clients also praise Lene Damkjær Christensen, who is 'very knowledgeable' and 'can explain complex judicial issues in a way that someone who isn't from a legal background can fully understand'.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 3

Poul Schmith

The team at Poul Schmith¬†has¬†'key knowledge of some of the largest offshore¬†engineering¬† procurement and construction (EPC) contracts in the Danish Continental Shelf' and provides 'hands-on knowledge and insight in dispute proceedings'. Offshore specialist and team co-head¬†Klint Klingberg-Jensen¬†is 'very skilled and experienced' in handling contracts and disputes, and fellow co-head¬†Sune Fugleholm¬†is highly experienced in public and administrative law; Fugleholm recently¬†advised the Danish Energy Agency on its approval of the transfer of Maersk‚Äôs oil and gas activities in the North Sea to Total following Total's acquisition of¬†AP Moller from Maersk. Another key practitioner is public law specialist¬†Jesper N√łr√łxe, who is 'always well prepared and has in-depth knowledge of the issues at hand'.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith's¬†'highly professional' department has 'very good knowledge of and expertise in environmental law'. Stig Gr√łnb√¶k Jensen¬†leads the team and¬†Britta Moll Bown¬†is particularly active in contentious matters. The group¬†advised the Danish Road Directorate on the ‚ā¨536m construction of a bridge connecting Zealand and Falster,¬†and acted for The Danish Energy Appeals Authority in a claim before the Western High Court relating to rates associated with the delivery of North Sea natural gas.

Leading individuals

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 2

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith¬†'delivers high-quality advice in all matters relating to IT contracts' and 'due to its focus on the public sector, is in a unique position to share knowledge and experiences between entities and authorities'. Tom Hols√łe¬†heads up the practice; clients praise his 'pragmatic approach and long-term perspective, which embody the essential qualities of a trusted adviser'. Other key practitioners include¬†Anni Noes Westergaard, who assisted the Ministry of Energy with its procurement of a digital data reporting platform,¬†Milena Anguelova Krogsgaard, who advised the Ministry of Finance on its establishment of a $235m digital mailing system, and¬†Rasmus Holm Hansen, who acted for the Ministry of Finance on its $900m introduction of a national electronic identification service.

Next Generation Partners

Anni Noes Westergaard - Poul Schmith

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith¬†handles the full spectrum of insolvency and restructuring issues for clients including The Danish Tax Agency, ATP and BRFkredit. Recent mandates include practice leader¬†Boris Frederiksen¬†advising Amagerbanken on its¬†‚ā¨3.5bn bankruptcy, and¬†Jesper Saugmandsgaard √ėe¬†acting for Scanmills on its ‚ā¨6m bankruptcy. Other key figures from the team include Rune Tandgaard Derno, Morten Plannthin¬†and Cathrine Wollenberg Zittan.

Leading individuals

Boris Frederiksen - Poul Schmith

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith's team¬†has 'deep expertise' and is 'very professional', with notable strength in insurance-related disputes. Henrik Nedergaard Thomsen¬†leads the team and is 'a very solid professional resource', with 'a wealth of experience, knowledge and legal skill'; he recently acted for the Copenhagen Police Department in a claim brought by several citizens allegedly unlawfully detained¬†during a large protest in the city. Other key names include¬†Christian Bo Kolding-Kr√łger, who works on insurance and tort law cases, and Sigrid Majlund Kj√¶rulff, who 'is very good at coming up with creative ways to present legal arguments'.

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

Poul Schmith

The team at Poul Schmith¬†has 'in-depth knowledge of the Danish real estate and construction sector' and 'is not afraid to offer commercial insight and sparring expertise in addition to great legal advice'. Recent highlights include¬†Kasper Mortensen¬†acting for various public authorities in contentious construction matters and representing Bygningsstyrelsen in an arbitration case against a contractor concerning severe delays in the construction of a high-rise extension to Copenhagen University; and project development expert¬†Bo Schmidt Pedersen¬†assisting Region Hovedstaden with its ‚ā¨200m development of a new wing, patient hotel and car park for its hospital. Transactional and financing specialist Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen¬†'adds value legally, commercially and personally' and recently advised¬†PenSam Liv Forsikringsaktieselskab on the¬†$1bn development of a new residential area in Aalborg. Other key names include¬†Henrik Puggaard, who¬†is an expert in public-private-partnerships, and procurement expert Rasmus Holm Hansen.

Next Generation Partners

Rasmus Holm Hansen - Poul Schmith

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith handles all contentious issues for the Danish Ministry of Taxation and also has expertise in income tax and VAT matters. Steffen Sværke is a key figure and has extensive experience in tax disputes.

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