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Karsten Pedersen

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Corporate M&A




Karsten Pedersen is primarily engaged in M&A and advises a large number of Danish and foreign private equity funds and industrial enterprises in connection with Danish and international business transactions and investments, including in respect of the structuring of transactions, strategic considerations, performance of due diligence, mergers and demergers, the establishment of joint ventures and the drafting and negotiation of transaction documentation, etc.

In addition to his activities within M&A, Karsten advises a large number of regular clients on general issues of commercial and company law, including shareholder relations, the drafting of commercial contracts as well as handling of commercial relations and financing, etc.

Finally, Karsten provides advice within capital market law, including in relation to the acquisition and delisting of listed enterprises, the raising of capital, initial public offerings (IPOs) and private placements and in relation to ongoing board duties (disclosure requirements and corporate governance).


Master of Laws from Aarhus University in 2002
Admitted to the Danish bar in 2005


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

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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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With 'an experienced team', DLA Piper Denmark has 'broad commercial understanding' and 'a strong international backing'. The 'highly professional' Jens Krogh Petersen leads the group and receives praise for being 'easy to work with' and 'very hardworking'. Other noteworthy individuals include Karsten Pedersen, who assisted Adelis Equity with its divestment of IT Relation to HgCapital; Michael Vinther, who advised Artha and the management of Umove on the divestment of Umove to Cube Infrastructure Fund II; Sebastian Ingversen, who handled TDC's acquisition of shares in Plenti; and Jan Snogdal, who advised the owner of Arcane Tinmen on its divestment of shares to Eli Global. The firm recently merged with Delacour and has added Eskil Bielefeldt, Per Buttenschøn and Kristian Hjølund Nielsen  to the team.

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