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PHILIP HEYMANS ALLÉ 7, 2900 HELLERUP, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
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Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Horten

Expert in banking and financeClaus Bennetsen leads the practice at Horten which has particular strengths in acquisition financing, real estate and project financing, regulatory work, and financial litigation. Recent highlights were the advice of Ardagh on several bond issuances related to the purchase of business parts of Ball and Rexam, and assisting the MBL Group with the sale of shares and loan financing. Key clients include Carlsberg Byen, ING Bank and RBS. Lars Lüneborg is a name to note.

Next generation lawyers

Lars Lüneborg - Horten

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Horten

The capital markets department at Horten is led by Henning Aasmul-Olsen, who joined from Bruun & Hjejle in September 2016. Aasmul-Olsen led the advice of the management on the IPO of Nets on the Nasdaq Copenhagen and assisted Sunstone Capital on the distribution of Zealand Pharma shares. Notable clients include CPH Airports, Carlsberg Byen and Tryg Forsikring.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Horten

Horten maintains a busy corporate practice, and is particularly strong in highly regulated sectors such as energy, food and beverage, life sciences, and TMT. Engagements included assisting Nordic Capital with the acquisition of Danish Bake and advising General Electric on the purchase of LM Wind Power. Another highlight was leading the due diligence review related to Centrica’s acquisition of Neas Energy. The nine-partner team is jointly led by Hans Christian Pape and Jacob Kornerup.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Horten

ExcellentHorten is regularly instructed on insurance, professional indemnity, insolvency and construction disputes. Recent mandates involved the team representing ING Bank in a case brought by the O.W. Bunker bankruptcy estates relating to securities held by the bank. Other notable clients are Zurich, Allianz and Topdanmark. Practice head Jacob Møller Dirksen joined Accura Advokatpartnerselskab in February 2019.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Horten

DynamicAndreas Christensen leads the three-partner department at Horten that is experienced in competition law, state aid and public procurement. It assisted the British energy corporation Centrica with the merger control proceedings related to its acquisition of Neas Energy. Other notable work was the advice for MAN Truck&Bus on potential follow-on claims in Denmark.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Horten

Horten provides ‘the highest level of expertise’ and ‘quick responses’. Led by Jonas Enkegaard, the four-partner team handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Recent mandates include the representation of former Hummel CEO Søren Schriver against the sport and fashion brand regarding unfair dismissal, and defending Wonderful Copenhagen chairman Michael Metz Mørch against liability claims arising from a deficit after 2015’s Eurovision Song Contest. ‘Very professionalMarianne Lage has been promoted to partner.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Horten

Horten fields a ten-partner team that regularly acts for Danish and international suppliers, municipalities and private companies in all energy-related matters. Key instructions included the team assisting Centrica with the acquisition of Neas Energy and advising HOFOR on the development of onshore wind farm projects. The team is headed by Søren Hornbæk Svendsen and includes the renowned Klavs Gravesen.

Leading individuals

Klavs Gravesen - Horten

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Horten

Environmental advice on a broad range of matters, conduct of environmental and regulatory due diligence, risk assessment and litigation are core areas of the eight-strong team at Horten. Renowned practice head Henriette Soja assists the Municipalities of Halsnæs, Gribskov and Helsingør with the establishment of coastal protection, whereas Poul Hvilsted represents more than 20 individuals and companies in compensation and legalisation claims regarding windmill farms. Other notable names are Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll, who is experienced in infrastructure projects as well as climate and supply regulation, and Line Markert, who regularly acts for municipalities.

Leading individuals

Poul Hvilsted - Horten

Next generation lawyers

Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll - Horten

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 2

Horten

Very professionalHorten fields a four-partner IT team under the lead of Mads Nygaard Madsen. Outsourcing contracts, system delivery contracts, software licensing and e-commerce regulation are core areas. A recent highlight was advising Tectura on a framework agreement for the provision of IT services with a Danish firm. Hans Abildstrøm is now with Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Horten

Pro-activity’, ‘fast response times’ and ‘precise advice’ are characteristics of Horten’s five-partner insolvency and restructuring practice. A recent highlight was handling employees’ claims arising from the bankruptcy of German company Endless International that primarily operated through its Danish branch. Practice head Piya Mukherjee is ‘one of the best’ and regularly assists with cross-border matters. Flemming Bastholm was a new arrival from now defunct firm Delacour.

Leading individuals

Piya Mukherjee - Horten

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Horten

At Horten, group head Jacob Møller Dirksen is ‘very impressive’ and recommended for his ‘analytical skills’. The team is best known for its contentious work, handling cases related to D&O, professional, product and construction liability and coverage issues. Highlights include the representation of Zurich Insurance in a dispute following the fire at the Copenhagen Experimentarium, as well as the defence of Topdanmark and its insured in a product liability case in the medical sector. Jacob Møller Dirksen joined Accura Advokatpartnerselskab in February 2019.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Horten

Very efficientHorten advises on the full spectrum of IP matters and is particularly experienced in trade mark and copyright issues. The recent caseload includes representing Hästens Sengar in a trade mark infringement claim against Nordicform. Representative clients are Sandoz, Turner Broadcasting and Revlon. Anders Valentin and Jens Jakob Bugge jointly lead the six-partner team. Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn has joined Bech-Bruun.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Horten

Very efficientHorten fields a ‘highly knowledgeable’ team that ‘always provides business friendly advice’. It regularly acts on first-mover issues, including on-demand services. ‘Very strong’ practice head Nina Henningsen advised Turner Broadcasting on copyright matters related to the distribution of TV shows on apps and social media platforms. Another focus area is the gaming and gambling industry; representative clients are Paddy Power and Bet365. Hans Abildstrøm joined Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen.

Leading individuals

Nina Henningsen - Horten

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

Horten

Business-drivenHorten is particularly strong in commercial property transactions. Michael Neumann acted on behalf of PensionDanmark in the acquisition of several properties, while Thomas Krucov Jensen assisted the Copenhagen Business School with the planned development of a new campus. Kristoffer Westberg is recommended.

Next generation lawyers

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Horten

Highly professionalHorten provides advice on indirect taxes and VAT, and handles restructuring mandates for a broad client roster, including A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Nets and RiskPoint.‘Talented’ and ‘energetic’ practice head Niclas Holst Sonne assists Müller Martini with the tax aspects of the restructuring of its Nordic business. Senior associate Anne Becker-Christensen is an ‘important backbone’ of the practice.

Leading individuals

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Horten

Clients value the ‘very high knowledge’ of Horten’s four-partner team. The practice covers all IT and telecoms matters, with a special focus on data protection issues. Co-practice heads Michael Goeskjær and Mads Nygaard Madsen continue to advise Motorola on regulatory and contractual issues. Key clients include Lebara and Verizon. Hans Abildstrøm is now with Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen.

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