Banking and finance in Denmark

Bruun & Hjejle

Thomas Skjellerup now single-handedly leads Bruun & Hjejle‘s banking and finance practice following former co-head Jakob Echwald Sevel’s departure to Poul Schmith. The team is noted for its ‘knowledge of cross-border transactions’ and (alongside experience acting for banks and financial institutions in disputes) is particularly active in transactional work, chiefly for pension funds, private equity funds, public entities and institutional and industrial investors. The group primarily assists its client roster with acquisition financing, project financing and structured financing work, bond issuances, and asset financing matters, with additional expertise in regulatory issues. Skjellerup and newly promoted partner Christian Sahlertz are ‘both highly skilled with a great sense of business’. Associate partner Morten Schultz joined the team in mid-2021.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Skjellerup

Other key lawyers:

Christian Sahlertz; Morten Schultz

Testimonials

‘Thomas Skjellerup and Christian Sahlertz are both highly skilled with great sense of business.’

‘Christian Sahlertz: Christian is an exceptional lawyer, combining strong commercial acumen with an ability to effectively communicate complex legal principles in simple, actionable terms.’

‘Able to pull together a truly cross-disciplinary team covering all tax, legal and execution aspects across jurisdictions.’

‘Christian Sahlertz and Thomas Skjellerup – These individuals demonstrated strong commercial acumen to accompany their technical expertise, which enabled them to solve problems creatively and also to prioritise the critical aspects of the deal. In addition, Christian demonstrated very strong project/process management and organisation capabilities.’

‘Very responsive team with good knowledge of cross-border transactions, and well integrated with their corporate team. They were well equipped to execute a complex M&A / financing transaction to a high degree of competency and smoothly.’

‘The team is always on point and very service minded. A real pleasure to work with since advice is always timely, on-point and straightforward.’

‘Very professional team on all levels with a can-deliver attitude. Very proactive. Highly skilled and diligent people. Always accessible and quick to respond.’

‘Very professional and a powerful engine.’

Key clients

Ares Management Ltd.

Pelican Self Storage

Goldman Sachs

Permira Credit Solutions

Nykredit Realkredit A/S and Nykredit Bank A/S

Silvamax A/S

Nordic Capital

Sampension, MP Pension and other pension funds

KIRK KAPITAL

Ringkjøbing Landbobank

NREP

Hines Europe

Silverfleet

Capital Investment

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

Goldman Sachs and Altor Equity Partners

CIP (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners)

GRO Capital and CVC Capital

Aviva Investors and PSP Investments

NKT

Trackunit

Altor Equity Partners

Omada

Work highlights

  • Advised the Pelican group and M3 Capital on complex refinancing aspects of the group, which has activities predominantly in Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
  • Advised European private equity house Silverfleet Capital on its acquisition of the Collectia group, a market-leading credit management services provider domiciled in Denmark but with activities in other countries, and the related financing work.
  • Advised Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on various aspects of financing involving or pertaining to investments in its new fund, CI IV, which will be the world’s largest private equity fund for green energy investments and is expected to reach commitments of up to DKK40-50bn.

Gorrissen Federspiel

At Gorrissen Federspiel, the banking and finance group combines an ‘in-depth knowledge of the Danish banking sector’ with an ‘awareness of broader European regulatory implications’. Aside from its regulatory capabilities, the team, led by Michael Steen Jensen, has extensive experience across netting, collateral and clearing issues, operations financing work, high-value loan transactions, acquisition and project financing matters, and bond mandates. Morten Nybom Bethe, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable’ on regulatory issues, also handles security, structured product and securitisation matters. Managing counsel Tina Herbing specialises in debt financing work.

Practice head(s):

Michael Steen Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Morten Nybom Bethe; Tobias Linde; Tina Herbing; Mikkel Fritsch

Testimonials

‘Deep in-depth knowledge of the Danish banking sector combined with an awareness of broader European regulatory implications make the Gorrisen team, led by Tobias Linde, a go-to Danish local counsel for banking matters.’

‘Consistent high quality.’

‘Morten Nybom Bethe is extremely knowledgeable and I value his judgement in difficult legal questions, primarily in regulatory matters. Mikkel Fritsch and Tina Herbing both deliver high-quality work, are good at making financing transactions run smoothly and are available.’

‘A can-do approach, work well and accurately under difficult time pressure. Solutions-focused.’

Key clients

Nationalbanken

Finansiel Stabilitet

Danske Bank

Citibank

Bank of America

J.P. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

ISDA

Jyske Bank

KommuneKredit

Nordea

Swedbank

Vestjysk Bank

Spar Nord Bank

NordLB, air finance

Navigare, ship finance

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal counsel to Danske Bank A/S on its issuance of €750m subordinated fixed rate resettable tier 2 notes due 2030, under its €35bn medium term note programme.
  • Acted as legal counsel to SEAS-NVE on the establishment of a facilities agreement in connection with the acquisition of Radius.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Axcel on the establishment of new term loan and revolving credit facilities in connection with an acquisition financing concerning Axcel’s acquisition of SteelSeries.

Kromann Reumert

The team of ‘highly skilled and experienced’ banking and finance experts at Kromann Reumert regularly advises banks, asset managers, brokers, dealers, insurers and pension funds on high-value transactions. Key areas of strength include regulatory issues, ship financing work, real estate financing matters, project financing mandates, refinancings, syndicated financing work, enforcement issues, debt-equity swaps and derivatives transactions. Within the group, practice head Jakob Bernhoft focuses on financial restructurings, Kim Rasmussen has particular expertise in corporate financing issues, and Thomas Kaas has additional experience in investment grade lending and leverage finance work. Director Peter Schiøler Skaaring is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Bernhoft

Other key lawyers:

Kim Rasmussen; Thomas Kaas; Peter Schiøler Skaaring

Testimonials

‘Experts in commodity-linked finance in Denmark. Very innovative approach to addressing structural issues to find workable solutions where few precedents exist.’

‘Thomas Kaas is an outstanding practitioner. Constructive, commercial advice. Available and very hands-on.’

‘Very skilled team in general within all matters of financial transactions.’

‘Kromann’s banking and financing team is rather large in the Danish market and includes some very knowledgeable people.’

‘The banking and finance team in Kromann Reumert is highly skilled and has experienced experts. It is either the strongest or one of the strongest bank and finance teams in DK.’

‘Jakob Bernhoft is very skilled and experienced. Through his years working in London he has a very international approach and understanding of the financing market. He is also very easy to work with and extremely commercial in his approach to a case.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Nordea Danmark, filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland

Jyske Bank A/S

Nykredit Bank

Danmarks Skibskredit A/S

JP Morgan

Ørsted A/S

EKF, The Danish Export Credit Agency

Carlsberg

Pandora

AP Møller Holding

FLSmidth & Co. A/S

DLR Kredit

Sydbank

Axcel

Altor

Nets

Coop amba

Work highlights

  • Advised Bavarian Nordic A/S on a €270m bridge loan facility from Danish and international lenders for the financing of the acquisition of vaccines.
  • Advised Pandora A/S on a €400m facility from a club of Scandinavian and international banks.
  • Acted as lead counsel to Dantherm group, located in multiple European jurisdictions, in connection with a DKK639m senior financing with a club of Danish lenders.

Plesner

Jointly led by Søren Thyssen Valerius and Thomas Maaberg Hansen, who has 'deep theoretical knowledge with a practical approach’, Plesner has been particularly active with Covid-19-related financing matters, including emergency liquidity financings, refinancings, amendment and waiver processes, and recapitalisations. More generally, the group has expertise in derivatives, structured products, acquisition financing work and project and asset-based financings. In addition, it has also seen an uptick in investigation and enforcement cases concerning financial regulation violations. Other names to note are Rasmus Mandøe Jensen and Anne Cathrine Ingerslev.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Maaberg Hansen; Søren Thyssen Valerius

Other key lawyers:

Rasmus Mandøe Jensen; Anne Cathrine Ingerslev

Testimonials

‘Excellent commercial knowledge, no-nonsense approach and highly skilled negotiators. Best in class.’

‘Very knowledgeable, a good commercial understanding, accessible and easy to work with.’

‘Thomas Maaberg Hansen is very knowledgable, has a good commercial understanding and is excellent in addressing key issues and finding workable solutions. He has the ability to combine his deep theoretical knowledge with a practical approach when handling a matter.’ 

‘Truly highly competent business partners.’

‘Highly efficient, competent and with very good collaboration skills – in particular by Anne Cathrine Ingerslev.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

TDC

Nordea Bank

EQT

Danica Pension

BlackRock

Goldman Sachs

A.P. Møller Holding

J.P. Morgan

Brødrene Hartmann

LEO Pharma

European Energy

H. Lundbeck

EKF – Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

SEB

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Axcel

Ares

OK a.m.b.a.

Work highlights

  • Advised LEO Pharma A/S on the amendment and restatement of its existing senior facilities agreement.
  • Advised European Energy on the company’s successful offering of an aggregate amount of €200m green bonds due 2023 and the related redemption of the company’s outstanding €85m bonds due 2021.
  • Advised Danske Bank, Nordea, BNP Paribas and UniCredit on their €400m loan facility to global jewellery manufacturer and retailer Pandora.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab primarily handles complex financing transactions, assisting sponsors and lenders with the full gamut of acquisition financing, real estate financing, leveraged financing, corporate financing, project financing and venture debt mandates. The department is led by Kim Toftgaard and Mads Kjellerup Dambæk, who is singled out for his ‘great knowledge of the regulatory landscape relating to financial institutions’, and advises international banks, investment companies and other regulated entities on issues ranging from regulatory approvals to the structuring of investment products and services.

Practice head(s):

Kim Toftgaard; Mads Kjellerup Dambæk

Other key lawyers:

Jacob Nygaard

Testimonials

‘Very professional, good commercial insight and excellent reporting and response times.’

‘The team seems to work well together and covers all needed areas.’

‘Jacob Nygaard – besides his legal skills – understands commercial aspects as well and with a passion that makes me very happy to work with him.’

‘Accura has a comprehensive breadth of talent in their Banking and finance practice with the two lead partners – Kim and Mads – providing a unique combination of pragmatic and result-oriented advice, whilst still being able to ensure the correct amount strategic and project management knowledge.’

‘Accura has a professional approach combined with a very high degree of business understanding around the financial industry.’

‘Combination of strong legal knowledge, market experience and trust built on a long relationship.’

‘Very responsive, pragmatic and commercial approach. Focus on getting the deal done. Able to understand the business side of transactions. Strong regulatory insights.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

Nordea Bank

Euronext

EKF – Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

European Investment Bank

SparInvest

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Nykredit

Arbejdernes Landsbank

PFA Pension

Danica Pension

AP Pension

PKA

PenSam

PensionDanmark

Northern Trust

BNP Paribas

Deutsche Pfandbrief Bank

Tryg Forsikring

Capital Four

Collector Bank

Saga Private Equity

Den Sociale Kapitalfond

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel for the mandated lead arrangers and lenders in connection with the Danish energy and fibre-optic group SEAS-NVE’s purchase of Radius from the Danish listed energy group Ørsted.
  • Acted as counsel for the leading stock exchange group Euronext N.V. in connection with its acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Danish central securities depository, VP Securities A/S, from Danmarks Nationalbank, Danske Bank, Nordea, Nykredit and Jyske Bank.
  • Acted as counsel for the mandated lead arrangers and lenders in connection with an €850m facilities agreement to the privately-held dermatology company LEO Pharma and group companies.

Bech-Bruun

Notably strong in the banking, renewable energy, aviation and manufacturing sectors, Bech-Bruun has a track record in asset financing, project financing, and acquisition financing mandates. Often working alongside the firm's other departments, the banking and finance group, led by Morten Krogsgaard, also handles real estate financing issues, private equity investments, bond work and syndicated loan agreements. Another key practitioner is asset finance specialist Thomas Thordal Sevelsted, who regularly advises on complex structures concerning ships, aircraft, rolling stock and real property.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Thordal Sevelsted

Key clients

3i Group Plc

Nordea Bank – Denmark, Norway, Finland

Advent International

Blackstone Real Estate Group LP

Danske Bank A/S

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ)

Handelsbanken

Scandinavian Airlines Denmark-Norway-Sweden

Hamburg Commercial Bank

JP Morgan

Strawberry Fields AB

Danica

Savill Investment Management

Lineage Logistics Holding

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to Nordea in its capacity as arranger in respect of Bank Nordik’s issuance of DKK150m additional tier 1 capital.
  • Acted as legal counsel to SUSI Partners in connection with acquiring and expanding its Danish portfolio, assisting with the financing of the Wind Park Handest Hede (14.4 MW).
  • Acting as legal counsel to Danmarks Grønne Investeringsfond in connection with providing repowering facilities to European Energy and financing roof-mounted solar panels on a portfolio of logistic properties owned by NREP.

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark is 'always available and provides constructive and strong solutions’ across a variety of banking and financing mandates. The team is headed up by Joachim Kundert Jensen, who focuses on acquisition financing, asset finance and green energy finance matters. Elsewhere, Ian Tokley has a ‘thorough understanding' of 'securitisations in particular’, as well as structured financing transactions, while Ulrich Hejle primarily advises lenders on property and real estate financings. Line Støving departed to an in-house position.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Kundert Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Ulrich Hejle; Ian Tokley

Testimonials

‘The team is highly experienced, always available and provides constructive and strong solutions conveyed at the customer’s level and meets deadlines.’

‘Ulrich Hejle compared to other lawyers is always available and respects the deadlines that we have to meet. When he communicates with our borrowers the response that I get from them is very satisfying.’

‘Very good inside knowledge of their areas and knows tendencies.’

‘Ian Tokley has inside knowledge in his field and his commercial thinking helps a lot in negotiations.’

‘Strong experience and knowledge in regards to securitisations.’

‘Ian Tokley is very experienced and has a thorough understanding of banking and finance, securitisations in particular. He is also very easy to deal with on a personal level.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen had good knowledge in structuring bespoke credit investments for funds, great availability and quick in turning client input around, very commercial in negotiations / good big picture view.’

Key clients

Kinnerton Credit Management A/S

Elfelagid SEV (Faroese national power company)

Real Danmark A/S

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba)

RiverRock

DSV Panalpina A/S

PKA A/S

PFA

Pension Danmark

Ørsted A/S

TriplePoint Capital

Merlin Entertainments

Visma AS

Madklubben-group

Scale Capital

Jet Time

Work highlights

  • Advising Helaba on the DKK1bn financing of Korean megafund AIP’s purchase of transport company DSV’s Copenhagen headquarters.
  • Advising Merlin Entertainments on the multi-billion financing of the takeover of Merlin Entertainments by the LEGO family as well as subsequent tap issuances.
  • Advising DSV Panalpina A/S on its financing arrangements.

Horten

Led by Claus Bennetsen, the ‘responsive and knowledgeableHorten banking and finance group has a strong reputation for financing matters, regulatory issues and financial instrument work. Bennetsen focuses on acquisition, property and project financings, while Lars Lüneborg, who is praised as ‘very attentive and hands-on’, handles a range of syndicated lending, leveraged finance and financial restructuring mandates. Elsewhere, the group is noted for its financial litigation experience. Clients span financial institutions, leasing companies, funds, asset managers and public institutions.

Practice head(s):

Claus Bennetsen

Other key lawyers:

Lars Lüneborg

Testimonials

‘Responsive and knowledgeable. Nimble organisation and can staff accordingly.’

‘Lars Lüneborg is very attentive and hands-on.’

‘Great availability, clear answers and easy to work with.’

‘Very accessible and swift to understand the underlying and relevant commercial drivers.’

Key clients

J.P. Morgan Securities, PLC

Deutsche Bank

Bank of America, N.A.

Carlsberg Byen

Swedbank

Adelis Equity

ING Bank

Altor Equity Partners

Idinvest Partners

Alcentra Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of international lenders, led by Credit Suisse International, on the €450m refinancing of the Stark Group.
  • Advised Ardagh Group on a series of major financings and re-financings totalling several billion euros.
  • Advised Cabonline Group on the company’s early redemption of its outstanding bonds and the issuance of new senior secured floating rate bonds initially amounting to SEK1800m within a framework amount of SEK2200m.

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith is especially active in acquisition finance and project finance matters, particularly on the lender side of transactions. Providing regulatory advice to heavily regulated public and private entities is another key pillar of the practice; in 2020, Jakob Echwald Sevel joined the team from Bruun & Hjejle, bringing additional regulatory expertise. Group co-head Henrik Kure ‘stands out as being able to handle the most complex transactions’, including corporate financings, leveraged buyouts and asset-based lending transactions. Fellow co-head Peter Hedegaard Madsen has experience representing government authorities in regulatory litigation.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Kure; Peter Hedegaard Madsen

Other key lawyers:

Jakob Echwald Sevel; Emil Hedegaard Mikkelsen

Testimonials

‘Henrik Kure demonstrates both excellent skills within complex financial transactions and analyses of legal matters.’

‘The team is very strong and commercial. I have worked with Henrik Kure and it was a pleasure. He knows the law inside out and is very commercial and works hard to achieve the best outcome for his clients.’

‘Henrik Kure is very impressive, easy to deal with and commercial.’

‘A very commercial approach to things. Always a focus on how to create value for the client.’

‘We typically work with Henrik Kure and he stands out as being able to handle the most complex transactions and able to fully understand the specific deal. Highly skilled and good at negotiating.’

‘The service and work performed are of excellent quality. The lawyers I have been working with are available and very good practitioners. We are very pleased to work with them.’

‘Jakob Echwald Sevel has always been very reliable and efficient. He knows the job extremely well.’

Key clients

Vækstfonden

The Danish Ministry of Finance

Jyske Bank A/S

The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA)

EKF – Danish Export Credit

The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs

Nordea Danmark, branch of Nordea Bank Abp, Finland

Danmarks Grønne Investeringsfond (The Danish Green Investment Fund)

Danish Central Bank

Copenhagen Airports

Lunar Bank

A.P. Møller Capital

The European Investment Bank

Nordic Investment Opportunities Fondsmæglerselskab

Work highlights

  • Advising The Danish State Investment fund and The Danish Green Investment Fund on the financing of the construction of the world’s most powerful nacelle test facility, owned by Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC), a non-profit commercial foundation.
  • Assisting Copenhagen Airports with a general waiver process following the Covid-19 crisis across its complex financing arrangements which include USPP notes, a consortium of Nordic banks, the European Investment Bank and the Nordic Investment Bank.
  • Advising AFF on the divestment and refinancing of a loan portfolio of DKK850m and negotiating the terms and conditions.

Lundgrens

Lundgrens has a particular focus on financing transactions in the real estate sector. While Kristian Gustav Andersson spearheads a variety of financing matters in the oil and gas sector, Lars Kjær is a well-respected real estate financing expert with substantial experience in secured project finance and acquisition finance mandates. Restructuring financing and other general financing issues are other areas of strength.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Gustav Andersson; Lars Kjær

Testimonials

‘Very responsive team with deep market knowledge.’

‘Lars Kjær is very responsive, always focused on the key issues, and has knowledge.’

‘Availability of partners at short notice for urgent requests, sometimes outside already agreed scope.’

‘It is a dedicated team, which focuses on legal issues in a business context.’

‘I have worked with Lars Kjær who is responsive and meticulous, but with a true commercial sense.’

‘Highly competent, commercial insight, negotiation skills, available when needed.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Sydbank A/S

Jyske Bank A/S

Realkredit Danmark A/S

Spar Nord Bank A/S

Hines Nordic

Ekistics Property Advisors

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

Nordic Trustee & Agency AB

Noreco Oil and Gas

Artha Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Assisted Hines Nordic with the project financing for Bonava’s development of a project in Copenhagen regarding 121 residential units.
  • Assisted NREP with the project financing for the redevelopment of the Herlev Bymidte shopping centre.
  • Advised Nordic Trustee & Agency AB on the reconstruction of PWT Group A/S (Tøjeksperten).

Moalem Weitemeyer

Headed up by Henning Aasmul-Olsen, Moalem Weitemeyer is instructed on regulatory mandates, debt offerings and asset finance work, and is particularly active in acquisition finance matters. Real estate financing and refinancing mandates are other areas of focus for the department. Former group co-head Lennart Meyer Østenfjeld departed to an in-house role in late 2019.

Practice head(s):

Henning Aasmul-Olsen

Key clients

DSV Panalpina A/S

KPS Capital Partners

FSN Capital Partners

Capital Four

Axcel Management

Triton Partners

Nordea

Endemol Shine Group

EQT Private Equity

JOOL Capital Partners

3i Infrastructure

Polaris Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised FSN Capital Partners on financing matters in connection with the acquisition of the iMPREG group.
  • Advised Axcel Management on financing matters in connection with the acquisition of the Phase One group.
  • Advised KPS Capital Partners on Danish financing matters relating to the established credit agreement and the issuance of notes in connection with the acquisition of the Howden group.

Brinkmann Kronborg Henriksen Advokatpartnerselskab

Brinkmann Kronborg Henriksen Advokatpartnerselskab assists a wide variety of domestic and international banks, asset managers, regulated securities traders, fintech companies and SME borrowers on banking and finance mandates. The group, which is led by Søren Brinkmann, has a particular focus on bilateral and syndicated loans, refinancing matters and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Søren Brinkmann

Key clients

PFA Pension

Danske Bank

Lynx Equity

ViaBill

Nordens

Dept

Tofte & Company

Kameo

Nordcredit

Forsikringens Datacenter

Agillic

Greenland Anorthosite Mining

Work highlights

  • Advised PFA Pension on a DKK7bn investment in a fund, including with respect to financing issues.
  • Advised Astralis Group on the restructuring of its financing in preparation of its listing on Nasdaq First North.
  • Advised Dept on the accession to a loan facility of €600m in connection with the acquisition of a Danish company.

Carsted Rosenberg

Carsted Rosenberg focuses on Danish-German banking transactions, particularly those originating in Frankfurt. Jointly led by Michael Carsted Rosenberg and Andreas Tamasauskas, the team primarily acts as local counsel for global law firms and financial institutions on large-scale multi-jurisdictional transactions. The group is regularly instructed to assist with the Danish elements of M&A transactions, private equity investments and real estate finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Carsted Rosenberg; Andreas Tamasauskas

Testimonials

‘The team from Carsted Rosenberg has been very responsive and quick to provide the requested advice. The advice provided related to a complex dispute, involving various aspects of Danish law, and we found the team to very good at focusing on the important aspects and the advice provided was rock solid.’

‘We have worked with both Michael Carsted Rosenberg and Andreas Tamasauskas and they have both impressed us.’

‘Mr. Rosenberg is a competent lawyer. He is articulate and precise in his explanations.’

‘You will get advice as you would from an international law firm, but from a small, dedicated team with long-standing experience and a very deep network within Denmark which may prove to be helpful beyond pure legal advice.’

‘Michael Carsted Rosenberg is very knowledgeable and experienced – and very responsive to ensure focus and final results.’

‘Very hands on approach from the partner.’

Excellent connections to German financial institutions as well as to the Danish law firms.’

‘Carsted Rosenberg is very well positioned for corporate finance and M&A work; knows the local market very well but also international rules.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank

Cromwell Corp.

Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg

Handelsbanken

Berenberg Bank

JT Finance

Genesis Mining

SanityDesk, Inc.

HYPO NOE Landesbank

Greenland Spring Water AG

Printify, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Cromwell Corp. on the €65m sale of 12 assets in France, Denmark and the Netherlands to funds under the Blackstone Group.
  • Advised UniCredit Bank on a $50m bills of exchange transaction with a Danish issuer.
  • Advised Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg on €50m credit facility agreement with a Danish borrower.

Magnusson Advokatfirma

Magnusson Advokatfirma's team primarily advises clients on refinancing mandates and bilateral and syndicated loans. Capital markets expert and group co-head Sam Jalaei also assists banks with cross-border mortgage and asset acquisitions, while fellow co-head Søren Theilgaard has particular experience in handling regulatory issues for insurers and asset managers. Other clients include regulated securities traders and corporate borrowers.

Practice head(s):

Søren Theilgaard; Sam Jalaei

Other key lawyers:

Nikolaj Juhl Hansen

Testimonials

‘Magnusson provides a great service. The lawyers of the firm are very highly qualified and real experts in the matter for which they were hired.’

Key clients

Conning

Tando (Richmond Group)

Attijariwafa Bank

e.ventures Europe V GmbH & Co. KG

BlackFin Capital Partners

Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Limited

Spar Nord Bank A/S

Home Credit Group

AIG

Web Shield Legal Library

ICF Consulting Services / The European Commission

Spotlight Stock Market

DSV A/S

Mercer (Marsh & McLennan)

Nordic Harvest

GF Money Finance

Wilmington Trust

Work highlights

  • Advised BlackFin Capital Partners on its two VC investments in Danish fintech companies Likvido ApS and ViaBill A/S, which included regulatory advice in relation to the services offered by Likvido ApS and ViaBill A/S.
  • Advised Conning on its acquisition of a majority interest in the Danish asset management company Global Evolution, including the application and receipt of Danish FSA approval for the transaction as well as a global merger control review.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Tando (Aurora, owned by UK-based Richmond Group), including an application for new Danish FSA.

NJORD Law Firm

Under the leadership of Kim Høibye, NJORD Law Firm is 'very responsive, commercial and knowledgeable in the areas of asset management, fund distribution and financial services in particular'. It frequently handles cross-border investment fund structures, related regulatory issues, investment project due diligence, fintech matters and acquisition, property and project financing mandates.

Practice head(s):

Kim Høibye

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Zakrzewski

Testimonials

‘The team have a very broad knowledge about the financial sector and can best be described as generalists within a specialised area.’

‘Kim Høibye and Jakub Zakrzewski are very responsive, commercial and knowledgeable in the areas of asset management, fund distribution and financial services in particular.’

‘The team works well together to deliver results. Very flexible approach and a “can-do” problem-solving attitude, which is refreshing.’ 

Key clients

Nykredit

Bank of New York Mellon

Nordea: Bank, Nordea Realkredit

BlackRock

Realkredit Denmark

PFA Pension, PFA Asset Management

Google Pay

AP Pension

Janus Henderson

Sydbank

Schroder

Aberdeen Asset Management

Jyske Bank

Sparinvest

Stoneware Capital LLP

ISS

Ricoch Europe Plc

UTI Goldfinch Funds Plc

DEAS Asset Management

EM Quest Ltd.

Ardevora Asset Management LLP.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Nordea Realkredit with ongoing foreclosure and financing issues related to real estate matters.
  • Acting for Bankinvest, Denmark’s largest independent asset manager, on the liquidation and unwinding of claims of a retail investment fund.  
  • Advising Sparinvest on general and specific issues within the area of investment law.