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Niels Erik Nielsen

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Capital Markets
Corporate M&A


N.E. Nielsen is one of the most well-known and experienced lawyers in Denmark within all kinds of corporate transactions, initial public offerings (IPO), issues of shares and restructurings. He also has long-standing and profound experience relating to financial businesses and their regulation. Moreover, his extensive board duties have given N.E. Nielsen detailed knowledge about developments within corporate governance and top-level management. Through his work, he has made a mark on legislative developments in Denmark within company law, the law of obligations and capital markets. N.E. Nielsen publishes and lectures on subjects such as takeovers, the sale and purchase of enterprises, IPOs, management liability and good governance.


Master of Law, the University of Copenhagen, 1972. Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court, Danish Bar qualification, 1972.


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Niels Erik Nielsen heads up the department at DLA Piper Denmark, which also fields public offerings expert Karsten Pedersen and DCM specialist Ian Tokley; Tokley joined the team from Lundgrens in 2018. The practice is highly skilled in IPOs and has a client roster including European Energy and; the group also recently advised Cemat and InterMail on their listings on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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