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Within Banking and finance, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a second tier firm,

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s Kim Toftgaard and Thomas Skjellerup are recommended for their ‘exceptional business acumen’ and ‘top-notch service and expertise’ in relation to acquisition, property and structured finance. Skjellerup advised Aareal Bank on the DKK2bn refinancing and increased loan facilities for the Copenhagen Towers hotel complex, while Toftgaard advised Nykredit on the financing of Naim’s purchase of 450 apartments in what was 2013’s largest property financing. Jacob Nygaard and Susanne Harms are also recommended.

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Within Capital markets, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a second tier firm,

At Accura Advokatpartnerselskab, Morten Jensen, Thomas Skjellerup and practice head Thomas Weincke recently advised a consortium of banks arranging TORM’s DKK1.17bn listing of new shares issued on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. Jensen also assisted Veloxis with a DKK400m rights issue and listing of new shares on NASDAQ OMX. Kim Toftgaard advised SEB Enskilda on Sparekassen Himmerland’s DKK100m bonds listing on the First North Bond Market.

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Within Employment, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a third tier firm,

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s ‘dedicated, solution-oriented’ practice head Anja Staugaard Jensen advised Triton on its acquisition of Logstor and assisted Dako Denmark with incentive schemes relating to its acquisition by Agilent Technologies. Anne Marie Abrahamson joined Labora Legal.

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Within Energy, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a third tier firm,

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab provides ‘thorough, specialist advice’ on energy transactions. Senior partner Kåre Stolt, who is ‘adept at seeing the big picture’, advised Ireland-based Prime Energy Power on its attempt to acquire Dalum Power, and has been advising DCC Energy on the ongoing consolidation of the Danish downstream market. The team also includes Thomas Francis Beckett.

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Within EU and competition, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a third tier firm,

The ‘professional, honest’ team at Accura Advokatpartnerselskab includes Christina Heiberg-Grevy, who has ‘a commercially pragmatic approach’ and is handling merger filings for Nordic Capital’s acquisition of Redcats Nordic. The team is also advising Bang & Olufsen on European and global retailer agreements. ‘Committed, enthusiastic’ practice head Jesper Fabricius handled Danish and international merger filings for EQT’s acquisition of Tiger as well as EC merger filings for Triton’s acquisition of Logstor.

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Within Information technology, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a second tier firm,

René Thornfeldt leads Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s nine-lawyer practice, which hired Joacim Frejo Jørgensen from NNIT. The team recently advised AP Pension as outsourcing supplier of ISP Pension’s pension fund activities and assisted Coop Denmark with outsourcing its finance and accounting work to Accenture. Key clients include TDC and TV2. Jeppe Brinck-Jensen handles contentious matters.

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Within Insolvency, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a second tier firm,

Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin, who is a recent lateral hire from Plesner, heads Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s ‘skilled, competent’ team. Together with Karsten Kielland and Jacob Smith Madsen, he is advising the Sjælsø Group in bankruptcy. Mylin and Anders Ørskov Melballe are assisting Heleba Bank as trustee of a company with a logistics property that was leased to SAS.

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Within Intellectual property, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a third tier firm,

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s clients ‘love the speed and standard of advice’ on patent, design and trade mark licensing and other contractual matters. Recent work has focused on the pharmaceutical sector, with ‘intelligent, thorough and analytic’ practice head Jeppe Brinck-Jensen providing ‘commercial, to-the-point answers’ to multinationals such as Merck Sharp & Dohme, Boehringer Ingenheim and Sandoz.

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Within Media and entertainment, tier 4

Jeppe Brinck-Jensen heads the media and entertainment group at Accura Advokatpartnerselskab, which advises television production companies, cable television providers, newspaper publishers and online media. Henrik Juul Hansen assisted Nyhavn Rejser with its sale to Aller Media.

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Within Mergers and acquisitions, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a first tier firm,

Accura Advokatpartnerselskabdelivers every time’. The ‘dedicated’ Jacob Vinther, who is recommended for his ‘thorough understanding of deal dynamics’, assisted 3i Group with the DKK4bn divestment of Xellia Pharmaceuticals. Kåre Stolt and Henrik Juul Hansen assisted Silverfleet Capital Partners with the DKK1.1bn acquisition of Cimbria from Axcel. Thomas Weincke and Morten Jensen assisted EQT Partners with the acquisition of a 70% stake in Tiger. Weincke advised Ratos on the DKK1.9bn divestment of cable TV operator Stofa.

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Within Real estate and construction, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a first tier firm,

Henrik Groos and Jon Dyhre Hansen, who ‘combine strong legal skills with a commercial attitude’, lead Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s practice, which advises institutional and international investors. Groos and the ‘pleasant, practical’ Lars Bruun advised AIG on its underwriting of certain risks associated with the DKK3bn sale of Rosengårdcentret shopping centre, which was 2013’s largest real estate transaction. Hansen and Martin Weber advised MP Pension on the €47m sale of an office building in Copenhagen.

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Within Telecoms, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is a second tier firm,

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s ‘highly competent’ team ‘has time for small and large cases’. Practice head René Thornfeldt is advising Ericsson in its bid for TDC’s managed services agreement, including 3G and LTE rollout, and Dan Ermose recently advised Contex. Other clients include Alcatel-Lucent, Thales and Stofa. Joacim Frejo Jørgensen, who is a former senior legal counsel at NNIT, joined the team.

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