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Søren Hornbæk Svendsen

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Energy and Supply Law, German Desk, Corporate and Commercial.


Søren Hornbæk Svendsen has more than 15 years' experience working as an adviser to companies in the Energy Sector. Søren has special expertise assisting on the sale and purchase of companies, wind farms, oil and gas licences and other assets in the energy sector. Søren also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting energy sector contracts and handling regulatory matters in the energy sector.
Søren has experience from and understands the challenges of both sides of the table – from his more than 15 years with law firms and almost 10 years as General Counsel of DONG Energy and as Corporate Counsel with the industrial conglomerate FLSmidth.


Partner, Horten, 2005; General Counsel and Senior Vice President, DONG Energy, 2001-2005;
Corporate legal counsel, FLSmidth, 1996-2001


Scandinavian languages, German, English and Dutch.


Member, The Oil Gas Denmark Legal Committee; Chairman, The Board of the Danish Energy Law Association; Member, The Advisory Council to the Department of Energy Law at Oslo University; Member, The Committee for Energy and Climate Policy to the Organisation of Danish Industries; Member, The Advisory Board to the Centre for Enterprise Liability at Copenhagen University; International Bar Association; Danish Energy Law Association; Danish Gas Association; Deutsch-Nordische Juristenvereinigung


Programme for Executive Development (IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland) 2004: Magister iuris (Göttingen University, Germany) 1993: Master of law, 1991, the University of Copenhagen.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Horten is active in the M&A market, with recent mandates including Klavs Gravesen and Lise Lotte Hjerrild advising eight utility groups on their €1.4bn merger into the Novafos Group, Christian Tullberg and Thomas Francis Beckett assisting Stadtwerke München with its joint venture with Centrica aimed at European oil and gas exploration, and Hans Christian Pape acting for Total Specific Solutions on its purchase of Forsikringens Datacenter from Gjensidige Forsikring. Frans Rossen leads the department, which also fields Mikkel Primdal Kæregaard and Søren Hornbæk Svendsen.

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Within: Energy

At Horten, the 'excellent' practice is led by Søren Hornbæk Svendsen, who handles transactions, commercial contracts and contentious matters, and recently advised Energinet on its cross-border gas pipeline project that connects Denmark to Poland. Other mandates include Nicolai Mallet assisting Global Wind Power France with the sale of its wind turbine development projects in Germany to Enertrag, and Line Markert advising Assens Forsyning on the provision of a data-driven system for wastewater treatment. Clients also single out oil and gas, and renewable energy transactional specialist Christian Tullberg, who provides 'timely and pragmatic advice'; other noteworthy individuals include Klavs Gravesen, who handles agreements between energy companies and municipalities; and senior associate René Frisdahl Jensen, who specialises in energy and supply law.

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