Banking and finance in Denmark

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab‘s large banking and finance team is jointly headed up Kim Toftgaard and Mads Kjellerup Dambæk  and is well-known in the domestic market for advising on the full suite of work in the space. Pure financing matters, fund formations and alternative investments, and regulatory advice are the core pillars of the group’s practice; the team also possesses specific knowledge across insurance, pensions and asset management work. Toftgaard has vast experience with acquisition finance as well as structured finance work, while Dambæk’s practice emphasises transactions in the financial sector as well as regulatory issues; he also has strong focus on advising boards of directors and management of financial institutions. Of the associates, Kristian Kaltoft Nielsen is heading up the team specialised in fund formations and alternative investments.

Practice head(s):

Kim Toftgaard; Mads Kjellerup Dambæk

Other key lawyers:

Jannie Schibler; Rigmor Ansdal; Kristian Kaltoft Nielsen; Philip Hundahl


‘A very strong team which is clearly a Tier 1 firm within Banking & Finance among Danish law firms. Has demonstrated very strong growth due to an extreme focus on providing commercially sound legal advice.’

‘Mads Dambæk is second-to-none among Danish banking & finance lawyers with both a very solid legal foundation and exceptional commercial and strategic insight. Has probably the largest and strongest client base among Danish banking & finance lawyers.’

‘Kim Toftgaard has a long and solid track record of making deals done. Highly recommended.’

‘Accura is a safe pair of hands when choosing legal counsel in Denmark, due to their strong legal expertise, commercial mindset and extensive track-record.’

‘Accura has strong competencies across various offerings (including M&A and financing) and different sectors, which is very useful on large M&A cases.’

‘I have worked much together with Mads Dambæk, Jannie Schibler and Philip Hundahl – whom in my opinion all are people that provide quality advice, that are accessible when needed but most importantly, take a pragmatic approach to when financing agreements are to be negotiated.’

‘Mads Kjellerup Dambæk has a unique ability to deliver legal advice in the context of our strategic projects with a view to give us the ability to execute in the best possible manner. Kim Toftgaard delivers deep specialised advice with a focus on optimising processes and reducing our time to market.’

‘Kim Toftgaard is one of the absolute best lawyers in the market – the reason for us to stay loyal to Accura.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

Nordea Bank

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken


Spar Nord Bank

Arbejdernes Landsbank

Finansiel Stabilitet

The European Investment Bank

Alm. Brand

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

PFA Pension



BNP Paribas

Tryg Forsikring


The Export and Investment Fund of Denmark

Collector Bank

Swiss Life

Novo Holdings

Birch Ejendomme

Ares Management

Capital Four

PenSam Pension forsikringsaktieselskab

Work highlights

  • Acting as adviser to Nordea Danmark, Filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB in connection with the establishment of a DKK1bn green term loan facility to Topsoe.
  • Advising Jyske Bank in connection with Jyske Bank’s acquisition of PFA Bank A/S.
  • Advising Nordea Danmark, Filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland and Danske Bank A/S in connection with the establishment of a DKK8.5bn equity bridge facility to Coloplast A/S.


Domestic deals, asset transactions, real estate finance work, and renewable and other energy project financings are among the core competencies of Bech-Bruun in the banking and finance space. The group is well-known for its robust asset finance practice, particularly handling transactions involving complex structures concerning ships, aircraft, rolling stock and real property. Head of team Thomas Thordal Sevelsted remains a leading practitioner on aviation finance matters, while also devoting much of his practice to complex fund subscription facilities transactions. Of the associates, Jacob Voss Bjerre is another important point of contact for financing work. Morten Krogsgaard departed to join Moalem Weitemeyer in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Thordal Sevelsted

Other key lawyers:

David Moalem; Jacob Voss Bjerre; Frederik Benjamin Christensen


‘Best team in their field, extremely professional, highly skilled and delivering best in class service.’

‘Thomas Sevelsted, Frederik Benjamin Christensen among the best in their field. They really understand the market, our business and are always available delivering top service and advice.’

‘The Bech-Bruun team, led by partner David Moalem, is extremely competent and knows exactly what the client needs. They are extremely skilled and always deliver high quality advice with a sense of urgency. They demonstrate excellence and deep experience within their area of practice.’

‘David Moalem excels in combining his strong theoretical foundation with a highly pragmatic approach towards his cases. We deeply value David Moalem for his sophisticated advice and for his exceptional business acumen. David Moalem is always available and maintains a very high service level. David Moalem remains one of the absolute best within his area of practice.’

‘The team at Bech-Bruun consistently delivers great value and legal advice to us as a customer by making us aware of problematic components during the documentation, explaining in a simplified and understandable manner (for non-legal professionals) and delivers timely in each aspect. Also, we appreciate the sincere honesty and commercial depth of their knowledge when using them as legal counsel on different banking related documentation.’

‘I have worked with Thomas Sevelsted and Frederik Christensen during multiple transactions and always receive a high-level of service and attention to detail from their side. Things can change quickly, and they are very client-centric in their approach. Further, we also highly value their in-depth legal competencies in constructing new language or advising on reaching the best possible solution for us as their client.’

‘Deep regulatory insight, deep business and operational acumen and understanding.’

‘David Moalem is exceptional in his insight and understanding of the business and regulatory framework. He is also eminent in educating upcoming stars, building a strong team that are allowed to advise on a stand-alone basis.’

Key clients

3i Group Plc

Activum SG

Advent International


Blackstone Real Estate Group LP




Danske Bank A/S

EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

Hamburg Commercial Bank


JP Morgan


Lineage Logistics Holding

Nordea Bank

Novo Holdings A/S

PF BankNordik

Royal Unibrew

Savill Investment Management

Scan Global Logistics A/S


Strawberry Fields AB

SoLiX Group

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Scandinavian Airlines

Work highlights

  • Acted as Danish counsel to Hilding Anders International AB in connection with its 100% support and approval from lenders for its proposal to deleverage the balance sheet and strengthen the capital structure for its Europe and Asia business, while exploring strategic options to exit the Askona JV.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Perwyn in respect of financing of its acquisition of European Sperm Bank (ESB).
  • Acted as legal counsel to One Equity Partner on the financing for its acquisition of a majority interest in pump manufacturer DESMI.

Bruun & Hjejle

Praised as a ‘fantastic banking and financing team with exceptional technical and commercial knowledge’, Bruun & Hjejle represents industry-leading banks and financial institutions on the full-suite of complex, high-profile transactions and is known for its expertise across the energy, financial services, forestry and paper, government, insurance and real estate industries. Practice leader Thomas Skjellerup comes recommended as ‘highly reliable’ and for providing ‘strong advice on debt financing matters’; his practice emphasises acquisition and project financings, bond issuances and asset financing work. Christian Sahlertz is another key point of contact, advising lenders and borrowers in relation to acquisition, project and asset-based finance work, as well as other credit facilities and financing arrangements. Described as ‘one of the best lawyers in the Nordics’, dual-qualified Anne Cathrine Ingerslev has extensive international experience and frequently leads on large-scale financings.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Skjellerup

Other key lawyers:

Christian Sahlertz; Anne Cathrine Ingerslev; Nathalie Overgaard Mayer


‘Fantastic banking and financing team with exceptional technical and commercial knowledge. Very strong negotiation skills as well.’

‘Thomas Skjellerup is highly reliable and provides strong advice on debt financing matters. He’s solution-oriented and works very efficiently.’

‘I have worked closely with Christian Sahlertz on multiple processes which has been a great experience throughout. I continue to work with him and recommend him to others. He gives great advice on processes, produces and delivers high-quality work and is a good sparring partner when it comes to negotiations. Very holistic adviser who is greatly appreciated.’

‘Thomas Skjellerup is very skilled and has a practical approach in order to solve the matter and is solution-oriented. Its always a pleasure to work with him and his team.’

‘Christian Sahlertz has a great commercial understanding and a strong ability to provide to-the-point legal advice. He is a trusted adviser and has a very welcoming and positive nature. We very much enjoy working with him and his associate Nathalie Overgaard Mayer.’

‘Anne Cathrine Ingerslev delivers legal advice on complex matters at the same level (or better) than London/UK counsels. AC has a particularly strong commercial mindset and an ability to understand business needs. AC is always well prepared and has a very structured approach to dealing with processes with many stakeholders involved. Anne is an exceptional legal professional whose skills and qualities truly set her apart in the field.’

‘Anne Cathrine Ingerslev is not just an attorney; she is a highly skilled lawyer with an unparalleled ability to manage complex projects with meticulous attention to detail. In every case, she demonstrates a remarkable level of expertise that is truly impressive. Her commitment to excellence is unwavering, and it reflects in her work.’

‘I have had the privilege of working with many lawyers over the years, but Anne Cathrine Ingerslev is undoubtedly one of the best. Her exceptional project management skills, unwavering attention to detail, and the ability to communicate complex legal matters clearly make her an invaluable asset to anyone seeking legal representation.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Danske Bank


Savills Investment Management


Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V.

CIP (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners)


Permira Credit Solutions


TDC Group (TDC Holding, TDC NET, Nuuday)

European Energy

AP Møller Capital

Karnov Group

Orange Capital Partners

Ares Management

Altor Equity Partners

Aviva Investors and PSP Investments

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

Better Collective

Capital Investment


GRO Capital

Hines Europe



Nordic Capital


Nykredit Realkredit and Nykredit Bank


Ringkjøbing Landbobank

Arbejdernes Landsbank

Sampension, MP Pension and other pension funds


Collector Bank AB

WS Audiology





VIA Equity

M3 Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to the Pelican Self Storage group and its investment adviser, M3 Capital Partners, in connection with a comprehensive refinancing with the Prudential Insurance Company of America (PGIM).
  • Acted as sole English and Danish debt financing counsel to TDC Group and its shareholders in connection with a comprehensive €1.4bn refinancing, comprising a €500m international term loan B facility for Nuuday (a subsidiary in the TDC Group), a €500m private holdco facility for DK Telekommunikation and a €475m shareholder equity injection.

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel retains its robust reputation for acting across the entire spectrum of banking and finance law, including acquisition and project financings, derivatives issues and regulatory matters. The team is particularly strong on complex and cross-border financing work, including leveraged financing, asset back-financing, general corporate financing and project related financing mandates. Practice head Morten Nybom Bethe is a go-to name for advising financial institutions and companies on both leveraged and general corporate financings. Pre-eminent practitioner Michael Steen Jensen is an expert on the entire gamut of finance law, securities, securitisations, bond issuances, project finance work and the related regulatory matters. Elsewhere, Thomas Maaberg Hansen is a key contact for acquisition finance work, capital markets transactions, project and asset financings and financial reconstructions. Mikkel Fritsch is another important port of call for acquisition financing, real estate financing and securitisation matters; while Tina Herbing and Maj Signe Mønsted are also key names to note for the full range of banking and finance transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Morten Nybom Bethe

Other key lawyers:

Tobias Linde; Tina Herbing; Mikkel Fritsch; Thomas Maaberg Hansen; Michael Steen Jensen; Maj Signe Mønsted



‘On top of latest developments and trends, very capable.’

‘We work with Tina Herbing. She is very capable, solution-oriented and extremely sharp. Well liked by both sides in a negotiation.’

‘Very business oriented approach.’

‘Good aviation department.’

‘Morten Jacobsen is highly qualified in the aviation sector.’

‘Understanding the client’s business.’

‘Consistent high quality work and highly experienced team.’

‘I appreciate working with each of Morten Bethe, Mikkel Fritsch and Tina Herbing. All highly experienced, have commercial understanding, high attention level and deliver high quality.’

Key clients


Danske Bank A/S



Euronext N.V.

Nordea Danmark

Andel Holding A/S

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Nykredit Realkredit A/S

Air Greenland

Sunclass Airlines

ROCKWOOL International A/S

Falck A/S


Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab a.m.b.a.

Arbejdernes Landsbank


Danish Crown A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised global bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holding A/S in connection with the financing aspects of its contemplated $25bn merger with Novozymes A/S.
  • Advised Bunker Holding A/S on entering into a syndicated facilities agreement with 15 lenders worth in excess of $1bn.
  • Represented EIFO, the national promotional bank and export credit agency of Denmark combined in one financial institution, in connection with its $1bn facility made available to RWE for the purposes of purchasing turbines from Vestas to the 342MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm and its 1.4GW Sofia wind project in the UK North Sea.

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert is well-regarded among Danish banks, major international financial institutions and private equity funds, routinely advising on complex matters including acquisition and leveraged finance work, corporate-based financings, structured and secured financings, real estate financings, and derivatives issues, among others. Two lawyers jointly head up the department: international financing expert Thomas Kaas and Peter Schiøler Skaaring, who specialises in financing transactions. Kaas is a go-to name for all aspects of complex transactions including investment grade lending, leveraged finance matters and workouts. From the firm's London base, Mette Riber Rasmussen advises both lenders and borrowers on finance and other banking matters as well as restructurings, including investment grade lending, leverage d finance issues and ship finance mandates. Kim Rasmussen and Jakob Bernhoft left the practice to join Poul Schmith in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Kaas; Peter Schiøler Skaaring

Other key lawyers:

Jens Blomgren-Hansen; Mette Riber Rasmussen; Cathrine Bækgaard


‘The team is very commercial but at the same time very diligent and considered with a keen eye for detail.’

‘Thomas Kaas and Cathrine Bækgaard are outstanding lawyers, with deep knowledge of financing and impressive drive to help the client.’

‘The Kromann Reumert team is well known by the Danish lenders and borrowers, and the knowledge they posses gives each party a smooth negotiation process.’

‘The team focus on the important matters and know how to explain the issues in an easy understandable language.’

‘We mainly do renewables financing and KR has a very solid global track record within this space, which we are able to benefit from.’

‘Jens Blomgren-Hansen has provided us with excellent service throughout the years and has a solid knowledge base that we have been able to benefit immensely from.’

‘The outstanding expertise and experience on partner level is something all potential clients would benefit from.’

‘Kromann Reumert has a top tier financing team and is one of the best legal houses in Denmark. The partner team with Thomas Kaas and Peter Schiøler, combined with high quality lawyers (like Mette Riber), provide excellent service and advice. Kromann is very balanced and pragmatic and very good at finding solutions.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S


Jyske Bank A/S

Nykredit Bank

Danmarks Skibskredit A/S

JP Morgan

Ørsted A/S

EIFO, The Danish Export Credit Agency

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB



Eurowind Energy


Saxo Bank A/S

Per Aarsleff

Coloplast A/S

Altor Equity Partners

Triton Investment Advisers

Ziton A/S


P Capital Partners

European Energy


Work highlights

  • Advised Coloplast A/S in connection with the bridge to equity financing of $1.3bn for the acquisition of Icelandic Kerecis hf., made available by Danske Bank A/S and Nordea Bank.
  • Represented Eurowind Energy A/S on the €215m term and revolving facilities with Jyske Bank, Nykredit Bank and Spar Nord Bank.
  • Acted as general counsel to the Danish export credit agency on the project financing for the Australian Golden Plains project.


Plesner‘s ‘highly skilled’ banking and finance practice group is well-known for advising on acquisition financings and cross-border transactions involving Danish targets, and assisting banks, financial institutions and investment funds with financial regulatory requirements and infrastructure finance work. Søren Thyssen Valerius heads up the team and focuses on lending and capital market transactions, including acquisition financings, corporate lending, infrastructure, project and asset finance matters and financial restructurings. Banking and finance specialist Jakob Echwald Sevel is a go-to name for financing arrangements, products and complex transactional work, while Rasmus Mandøe Jensen‘s demonstrable experience in the space includes handling multi-layered, high-yield and leveraged transactions and debt capital markets work. Henrik Kure, who has been notably active in green and renewables financing, and associate Emil Hedegaard Mikkelsen are additional important ports of call within the group.

Practice head(s):

Søren Thyssen Valerius

Other key lawyers:

Rasmus Mandøe Jensen; Henrik Kure; Jakob Echwald Sevel; Emil Deleuran; Emil Hedegaard Mikkelsen


‘Rasmus Mandøe Jensen has been central to the firm’s success and continues to handle a significant amount of financing and regulatory work. Rasmus is extremely client focused and very skilled at drafting complex provisions. Always available and creative when it comes to solving problems.’

‘Always ready and eager to help. Highly commercial and focused on solutions across cap structure, docs, negotiation etc.’

‘The team is highly qualified and very proactive in assisting the client. The lawyers are both knowledgeable and commercial, which is vital in transactional work.’

‘In addition to being proactive and knowledgeable, Henrik Kure is always attentive to clients’ voices and understand clients’ needs clearly.’

‘Henrik Kure is our go to partner. He is always available and provides advice and solutions based on a strong commercial focus. He stands out compared to his peers with a more direct and informal approach which often results in better result than expected.’

‘The practice produces quality work with efficient project management. Truly a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Good competencies across various offerings (M&A, financing etc.) and different sectors.’

‘A unique insight in the financial industry makes it very easy to be client of Plesner. Legal advice is always in the relevant context and in accordance with new legal requirements and practice. Therefore, my company has been following Jakob Sevel around for several years, and I cannot see this to coming to an end.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

Nordea Bank

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Jyske Bank


Danica Pension

Aareal Bank


Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan

Brødrene Hartmann

Leo Pharma

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

The European Investment Bank

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners


H. Lundbeck

Collector Bank

The Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO)

A.P. Møller – Mærsk


Trill Impact

Agilitas Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised Novozymes, a Danish-based global biotechnology company, on the financing of its bid to merge with Chr. Hansen.
  • Advised Nykredit on the financing of a large real estate transaction.
  • Advised NKT in connection with the issuance of €150m green hybrid bonds.

DLA Piper Denmark

Asset finance, acquisition finance, project finance and financial regulation work are the core pillars of DLA Piper Denmark‘s banking and finance team, which is also well-known for its securitisation practice and acts on behalf of investors and issuers on a broad range of cross-border matters. Joachim Kundert Jensen leads the ‘extremely skilled and solution-oriented team’ with his expertise lying in large finance transactions relating to significant assets and M&A. Martin Christian Kruhl primarily specialises in financial regulation, and is noted for his expertise in AML regulations and international sanctions. Nicolai Rothemejer Hansen is the key name at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Kundert Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Nicolai Rothemejer Hansen; Martin Christian Kruhl; Hans Madsen


‘Strong team for cross-border transactions.’

‘Informal and pleasant to work with, but still professional mindset. Would like to point out both Joachim Kundert and Nicolai Rothemejer.’

‘The DLA Piper team coordinated multiple law firms and ensured that all agreements were handled on time. The finance contract was very complex. The law firm handled this in a structured way and secured an overview with critical elements to debrief the board of directors.’

‘Hans Madsen is always available and understands how to transfer complex information in an easy-to-understand way.’

‘Extremely skilled, solution-oriented team. High level of availability.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen stands out very clearly. Always with an intelligent approach and always with a pleasant aura.’

Key clients

Kinnerton Credit Management A/S

Elfelagid SEV

Real Danmark A/S

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba)


Pension Danmark

Ørsted A/S

TriplePoint Capital

Merlin Entertainments

Visma AS


Jet Time


Ringkjøbing Landbobank


Carlsberg Group

AP Møller Maersk A/S

HSBC Innovation Bank Limited (formerly known as Silicon Valley Bank)

Bank of New York Mellon

LTG Rail



Axa Insurance


Amber Infrastructure Partners

Viabill A/S

Aviva Investors

Natixis Coficine

Avida Finans AB




UniCredit AG

Natixis Coficiné S.A.

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Hercules Capital

JP Morgan

GomSpace A/S

Turf Tank ApS

Solita Oy

Work highlights

  • Assisted Motion Acquisition Limited (Merlin Entertainments) and its affiliates, in respect of Danish law matters in connection with the offering of €700m (in aggregate principal amount) senior secured notes.
  • Assisted Faroese company ELFELAGIÐ SEV with its largest refinancing to date.
  • Assisted TIP with the securitisation of its trailers and customer receivables.


Known for its ‘expert legal knowledge’ and ‘very skillful, clear advice’, Horten continues to advise lenders and private equity houses on the entire spectrum of banking and finance work, with emphasis on financial transactions, complex structurings, regulatory affairs and financial instruments. Lars Lüneborg jointly heads up the group and is known for his work on multi-jurisdictional transactions including syndicated lending, leveraged finance, financial restructuring and general corporate lending work. Joint co-head Claus Bennetsen has more substantial experience in the space, primarily handling complex, cross-border financing and fund structuring deals.

Practice head(s):

Claus Bennetsen; Lars Lüneborg

Other key lawyers:

Morten Brun Winkelmann


‘The team has in-depth and up-to-date expertise regarding latest developments in the Danish market as well as the current practice of the Danish regulator. It is clear that the Horten team is used to providing clear advice to non-Danish (and non-European) firms, helping them to navigate the nuances of the Danish regulatory regime.’

‘Claus Bennetsen is our go-to partner on all regulatory and finance matters in Denmark – he is very helpful and responsive. The senior associate Morten Brun Winkelmann is also a pleasure to work with, providing very clear user-friendly advice of the sort demanded by international clients. No “translation” is ever required.’

‘We work with this team on regulatory issues. Their advice is always much appreciated and to the point, helping our clients to navigate Danish regulation.’

‘Claus Bennetsen, Partner, is always on top of things, very pleasant to work with, with precise and helpful advice.’

‘Horten has time and time again shown to be preferred counsel when it comes to our cross-border financing.’

‘Lars Lüneborg is our preferred legal counsel when it comes to cross border financing or other cases with links to foreign jurisdictions. Lars has a commercial mind-set which always results in legal advice that seeks to provide the highest commercial return when negotiating and leaving room for reaching an end result that both parties feel comfortable with.

‘Expert legal knowledge, very skillful, clear advice, strong on handling and ‘running’ with the cases without involving the client unnecessarily.’

‘Lars Lüneborg provides state of the art legal advice and possesses a strong commercial knowledge. Can-do attitude, always responsive and delivers high quality work on time.’

Work highlights

  • Acting as lead debt financing counsel to Better Energy on its €65m financing of the development and construction costs relating five solar parks.

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith advises a broad client base including major Danish financial institutions, national pension schemes and funds, government investment funds, and credit institutions on the entire suite of complex transactional and regulatory banking and finance work. Jakob Bernhoft heads up the practice group, having joined the firm from Kromann Reumert alongside Kim Rasmussen, and lends his expertise to complex debt capital financings, including acquisition financings, mezzanine financings, bond issuances and securitisation work, among others. Pre-eminent Danish practitioner Rasmussen is a go-to name for syndicated loans, acquisition and structured finance work, bond issuances, including EMTN programmes, derivatives, and banking restructurings. Peter Hedegaard Madsen is a financial regulatory and funds expert, known for his specialist knowledge of the intersection between EU and Danish financial regulation.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Bernhoft

Other key lawyers:

Kim Rasmussen; Flemming Pristed; Peter Hedegaard Madsen


‘Amazing team with deep domain knowledge. Super high work capacity and very diligent at getting back to you and keeping you updated. Our go-to firm for any advice within compliance, GDPR, financial crime and sanctions, and overall advice on regulated industries.’

‘Flemming Pristed has unique knowledge and experience within banking and compliance. Both on a theoretical level but also on a very practical level. He is extremely diligent and has high integrity. Therefore I am always sure to get honest and clear advice. What sets him apart is his commitment to ongoing learning and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and regulations in our field. This expertise allows us to provide innovative and effective solutions to us as clients.’

‘Kim Rasmussen provides balanced and practical advise and handles the process with the counterpart smoothly.’

‘Kim Rasmussen is a very talented and skilled lawyer with client focus. Kim provides useful advice in a balanced manner.’

‘Flemming Pristed is highly knowledgeable not only in Danish regulatory law, but also experienced in and knowledgeable in Norwegian regulatory law. Strongly solution focused. Being low key and friendly, he is also a pleasure to work with.’

‘Peter Hedegaard Madsen has valuable insight in our organisation’s history, governance and stakeholders that makes him our trusted adviser.’

Key clients


Jyske Bank


The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

Danish Ministry of Finance

Nationalbanken (the Danish Central Bank)

AP Pension

Danske Bank


Danmarks Grønne Investeringsfond

Danmarks Eksport- og Investeringsfond


Lægernes Pension & Bank

Everfuel A/S


Danske Bank



Finansiel Stabilitet



Capital Four Management Fondsmæglerselskab A/S

European Energy A/S


Work highlights

  • Advising on the design and legal structure of the new investment fund, Denmark’s Export and Investment Fund.
  • Advising on the legal design and financial structure of an investment vehicle with a capacity of DKK16bn to invest in offshore wind farms including advice on the nature of the investment and capital structure.
  • Advising Vækstfonden regarding the Direct Guarantee from the European Investment Fund of DKK2.3bn.


Lundgrens is praised for its ‘exceptional team of lawyers, who combine a client-centric approach with deep expertise’; the group retains its core focus on M&A acquisition financings, insolvency and restructuring-related issues, real estate financings, and financial regulatory and compliance work. Lars Kjær and Louise Krarup Simonsen jointly lead the team; Kjaer is a key name for real property financing, acquisition financing and all kinds of general corporate lending matters, while Simonsen excels in handling regulatory matters on behalf of banks, financial institutions and fintech companies.

Practice head(s):

Lars Kjær; Louise Krarup Simonsen


‘Lundgrens has a hands-on approach. They use a single-point of entry thus keeping continuity in the client relationship.’

‘First and foremost – they know our business and what we are asking for after many years of cooperation. They are easy to talk to, have a good sense of humour – and know their field of expertise.’

‘I believe Lundgrens’ Banking and Finance practice distinguishes itself through its exceptional team of lawyers who combine a client-centric approach with deep expertise.’

‘The individuals at Lundgrens, particularly partners like Louise Krarup Simonsen, shine through their dedication and expertise in banking and finance law (including financial regulatory law). In our experience, Lundgrens’ team delivers top-notch legal advice.’

Key clients

Tristan Capital Partners

Spar Nord Bank A/S

HighBrook Investors

Banco de Credito e Inversiones

Wonderwall Group

Danske Bank A/S


Lineage Logistics Holding

Mashreq Bank


PKA Pension

Aviva Investors/Ofi Investment Real Estate

Difko Forvaltning A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Tristan Capital Partners on the international LMA financing of its Danish logistic portfolio.
  • Advised Lineage Logistics on the internal structuring and handling of a cross-border group financing.
  • Advised Difko Forvaltning on regulatory matters when marketing a new AIF for investments up to approximately DKK60m.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Moalem Weitemeyer‘s deal flow in the banking and finance space spans work across the financing of operations, acquisitions and projects, bond issuances and regulatory issues. The team also leverages the firm’s strength in M&A and private equity to provide expert advice on acquisition finance matters. Corporate finance expert Henning Aasmul-Olsen leads the team and comes recommended for his work in the space, while highly respected banking and finance lawyer Morten Krogsgaard joined the firm from Bech-Bruun in October 2023. Lennart Meyer Østenfjeld also rejoined the practice in early 2024 following several years in an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Henning Aasmul-Olsen

Other key lawyers:

Joachim Buznicki Nørlem; Morten Krogsgaard; Lennart Meyer Østenfjeld

Key clients


Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

KKR & Co.

Altor Private Equity

Partners Group

IK Partners

KPS Capital Partners

FSN Capital Partners

Capital Four

Luxor Capital Group

Axcel Management

Triton Partners

JOOL Corporate Finance

Polaris Private Equity

Quadrum Capital

Sycamore Partners

Cibus Nordic Real Estate AB

Waterland Private Equity

Penta Infra

Fidelio Capital AB

DreistStorgaard Advokater A/S

DreistStorgaard Advokater A/S‘ fledgling banking and finance practice group has the bandwidth to undertake a broad range of work including funding rounds, restructurings and regulatory issues. Four lawyers jointly head up the team: Nikolaj Juhl HansenSvend-Aage Dreist HansenMartin Skovbjerg and Søren Storgaard.

Practice head(s):

Nikolaj Juhl Hansen; Svend-Aage Hansen; Martin Skovbjerg; Søren Storgaard

Other key lawyers:

Casper Simonsen


‘Willing to learn more and enter new fields with uncertain regulation, the team works as one and complements each other.’

‘Nikolaj Juhl Hansen and Casper Simonsen are brilliant and hardworking individuals who support and grow together with us.’

‘We are delighted to have a valuable partnership with Nikolaj Juhl Hansen.’

Magnusson Denmark

The banking and finance practice group at Magnusson Denmark routinely handles bilateral and syndicated loans, refinancings and regulatory matters, and is assisting with an increasing amount of work relating to the regulation of crypto assets and fintech businesses. Managing partner Sam Jalaei leads the team and comes recommended as an expert for capital markets work.

Practice head(s):

Sam Jalaei


‘The responsiveness, quality and ability to simplify and apply complex legal norms to specialised areas of law under strict time constraints, is truly remarkable. The team at Magnusson was always available and happy to accommodate whilst at the same time it maintained its promise to deliver on time. Excellent overall.’

‘Working with the Magnusson has been working without any flaws, always on point and on time. The collaboration has been smooth and personal.’

‘My collaboration with Sam Jalaei has been nothing but professional, in person, confident and functioning to an A+ level. The personal touch has made everything work like a clock.’

‘They dedicated all the time I needed to understand the different demands from the opposition. It was a great team.’

‘The team has strong competences and high work ethics – Extremely good at connecting the right people to get to a solution.’

‘Sam Jalaei – an outstanding lawyer – client focus, service-oriented, and always there for you.’

‘Very responsive and hard working.’

‘Sam Jalaei is fabulous.’

Key clients

Spotlight Group AB/Spotlight Stock Market (Nordic Stock Exchange)

UBP Private Debt Fund III

ViaBill Tech A/S

Biocon Biologics UK Limited

Moon Technologies OU and Payabl Cy Limited

Rockstart Energy Fund I

BlackWood Ventures Fund

Mastin / Wargraphs SAS

Lookout, Inc.

OmniMatrix OÜ

Fieldfisher LLP / Helenium Ltd.


Cyberjuice ApS

The Venture City

Plug and Play

Peckwater Investments Ltd.

MiddleGround Capital

Plata ApS

Metier Holding ApS

Market Pay / MatchTop Co ApS

Work highlights

  • Advising Lookout Inc and the lenders on the review and drafting of a facility agreement in the amount of $230m.
  • Advising UBP Private Debt Fund III as lender in connection with its £40m loan to JSA Service Limited and also assisted with a Loan Note Instrument issued by JSA Services Limited to UBP as Noteholder.

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt assists lenders, borrowers and sponsors with all aspects of traditional loan financing, including acquisition financings, investment grade financings, real estate financings, asset finance work, receivables financings and leasing issues, and has particular expertise in financing mandates arising out of the shipping industry. Dual-qualified Caroline Bruyant Bonde heads up the Copenhagen-based team, which includes managing partner Jens V. Mathiasen as another important point of contact.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Bruyant Bonde

Other key lawyers:

Jens Mathiasen

Key clients

Weco Shipping A/S

Orskov Yard A/S


Svenska Handelsbanken

Archer Limited

Nordea Bank Abp

Work highlights

  • Advised Archer Limited on a large refinancing, which included a new senior 1st lien facility, a new 2nd lien bond, conversion of an outstanding convertible bond to equity and issuance of a new equity, including granting of security in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Assisted ESVAGT (owned by 3i) with its investment in and financing of a newly formed US Joint Venture “Crest” and contract a newbuild SOV vessel in the US and being awarded a 15 year contract with Siemens Garmesa.
  • Assisted Nordea with the acquisition of Danske Bank’s Norwegian personal customer and private banking business and associated asset management portfolios.