Firms To Watch: Banking and finance

DreistStorgaard Advokater A/S recently expanded its banking and finance expertise through the late 2022 recruitment of Nikolaj Juhl Hansen, Martin Skovbjerg and Søren Theilgaard  from Magnusson Denmark.

Banking and finance in Denmark

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

Kim Toftgaard and Mads Kjellerup Dambæk jointly lead Accura Advokatpartnerselskab‘s ‘strong and experienced‘ team, which acts for a diverse client roster; notable names include BNP Paribas, PFA Pension, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. Dambæk is an ‘excellent negotiator‘ who has extensive experience in advising the management and boards of directors of pension funds and banks, and insurance companies on regulatory matters. Toftgaard has vast experience in assisting listed companies and Nordic private equity funds with securitisation structurings, bond issuances, and acquisitions of industrial companies.

Practice head(s):

Kim Toftgaard; Mads Kjellerup Dambæk

Other key lawyers:

Jannie Schibler; Tue Rønholt Hansen

Testimonials

‘They are very professional and are experts. They always focus on what the customer needs. The team has the excellent ability to provide a 360 degree service.’

‘Tue Rønholt Hansen has an excellent understanding of client issues and challenges. It is always a pleasure working with Tue, he is pleasant to be around.’

‘Mads Kjellerup Dambæk has a strong track record in drafting LMA loan agreements, provides some of the best and most precise comments. He is an excellent negotiator and an experienced banking & finance lawyer.’

‘Accura has a strong and experienced team with a high theoretical level and commercial approach, and a wide offering combined with an unmatched ability to collaborate across departments.’

‘Mads Kjellerup Dambæk and Jannie Schibler are a strong team and strong individuals. Both are on-the-ball and take a balanced approach and ensure expectations are set.’

‘Jannie Schibler is detail oriented and experienced.’

‘The team has superb insight into the Danish market. Their knowledge is second to none.’

‘Accura goes beyond what can be expected from a law firm and at the same time have deep insight into practical problems and issues. They are highly qualified lawyers with broad experience across the team.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

Nordea Bank

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Nykredit

Spar Nord Bank

Arbejdernes Landsbank

Finansiel Stabilitet

The European Investment Bank

Alm. Brand

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

PFA Pension

PKA

PensionDanmark

Northern Trust

BNP Paribas

Tryg Forsikring

Euronext

EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

Collector Bank

Swiss Life

Novo Holdings

Birch Ejendomme

Work highlights

  • Advising Alm. Brand on its take-over of Codan forming the second largest insurance company in Denmark. The firm advised on the financing aspect,  including by issuing restricted Tier 1 capital notes and Tier 2 capital notes, in total DKK12.6bn.
  • Advising Danske Bank A/S on a €2.2bn bridge facility and revolving credit facility made available by Danske Bank A/S, as sole underwriter, to Coloplast A/S in connection with the acquisition of Atos Medical by Coloplast A/S.
  • Advising PKA on a facility.

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun‘s team maintains its ‘excellence and deep experience‘ in cross-border acquisition financings, whilst also advising on asset transactions, energy project financings, and real estate finance matters. The team is also adept at asset financings, particularly concerning rolling stock, aircraft and ships. Group head Morten Krogsgaard is an international financial law specialist who advises domestic and international companies, private equity funds and financial institutions. Praised for his ‘strong work ethic‘, Thomas Thordal Sevelsted assists a number of banks and investment management companies with the financing of their acquisitions, refinancings, and the private placement of senior notes.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Thordal Sevelsted; David Moalem

Testimonials

‘Bech-Bruun’s team is extremely competent, thorough and knows exactly what the client needs. They are highly skilled and never let us down.’

‘Thomas Thordal Sevelsted and his team are among the best within finance and offer insight in all relevant aspects of financing. They demonstrate excellence and deep experience, and are extremely sophisticated in their advice.’

‘Thomas Thordal Sevelsted has a well-found theoretical foundation and a very pragmatic approach towards his cases and is delivering great service to his clients.’

‘The team is highly skilled and the service level is outstanding. Any projects are run with the outmost care. The team is always available.’

‘Thomas Thordal Sevelsted maintains a high service level and a strong work ethic.’

Key clients

3i Group Plc

Nordea Bank

Advent International

Blackstone Real Estate Group LP

Danske Bank A/S

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Handelsbanken

Scandinavian Airlines

Hamburg Commercial Bank

JP Morgan

Strawberry Fields AB

Danica

Savill Investment Management

Lineage Logistics Holding

Scan Global Logistics A/S

Activum SG

KKR

Catella

AMBU A/S

CASA A/S

SoLiX Group

EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

PF BankNordik

Ikano Bank

Welltec

Royal Unibrew

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle‘s ‘very dedicated and competent‘ team handles the full gamut of banking and finance matters for asset management and global renewables companies, and retail funds. Practice head Thomas Skjellerup advises major insurance companies and pension funds on structured financing work and bond issuances, and the ‘skilled and highly solution orientedChristian Sahlertz assists both borrowers and lenders with project and asset based finance issues. Rated by clients as ‘the best banking lawyer in Denmark‘, the ‘tremendously talentedAnne Cathrine Ingerslev habitually advises infrastructure and private equity funds, debt funds, and real estate clients on the establishment of secured infrastructure financing platforms, debt financings and green financings.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Skjellerup

Other key lawyers:

Anne Cathrine Ingerslev; Christian Sahlertz; Morten Schultz

Testimonials

‘Strong team at all levels. It’s a pleasure to work with them. They are very dedicated and competent, and consist of very reliable people with a can do mentality.’

‘Anne Cathrine Ingerslev is the best banking lawyer in Denmark. Her technical capabilities are second-to-none and her negotiation skills are admirable. Goes above and beyond to get the job done with the best possible result. She is a tremendously talented lawyer.’

‘The team collaborate in an excellent manner both internally across different teams and with other advisors.’

‘Christian Sahlertz is skilled and highly solution oriented. He assesses problems in a pragmatic manner in order to get a good solution.’

‘The banking and finance team is an invaluable partner in discussions with Danish regulators.’

‘Thomas Skjellerup is instrumental in giving clear guidance and advice on how to handle complex and demanding financial compliance matters.’

‘Bruun & Hjejle have a strong team that is able to give excellent support. The team is very talented and a joy to work with.’

Key clients

Altor Equity Partners

Aviva Investors and PSP Investments

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

Better Collective

Capital Investment

CIP

Danske Bank

Ganni

Goldman Sachs

GRO Capital

Hines Europe

Impilo

KIRK KAPITAL

NKT

Nordea

Nordic Capital

NREP

Nykredit Realkredit

Pemberton

Permira Credit Solutions

Ringkjøbing Landbobank

Sampension

Savills Investment Management

Trackunit

TDC Group

European Energy

AP Møller Capital

Karnov Group

Orange Capital Partners

Ares

Blackrock

Collector Bank AB

WS Audiology

OK A.M.B.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Goldman Sachs on the financing of the acquisition of seven projects from the Danish real estate developer Birch Ejendomme, which will continue to develop more than 900 housing units situated in five different cities in Jutland.
  • Advised Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and DNB Markets as initial purchasers in connection with Welltec International ApS’ issuance of $325m high yield (8.25%) senior secured notes due 2026 in a private placement transaction.
  • Advised TDC Holding and its subsidiaries on a €3.5bn refinancing transaction, which involved the establishment of a long-term secured infrastructure financing platform for TDCNET by way of whole business securitisation.

Gorrissen Federspiel

The ‘super sharp‘ team of ‘highly skilled lawyers‘ at Gorrissen Federspiel is proficient in the full scope of banking and finance matters, including leveraged and asset-backed financings, multi-currency facilities agreements, and derivatives work. Practice head Morten Nybom Bethe regularly advises corporates on leveraged and general corporate financings; while Michael Steen Jensen acts for financial institutions and banks on matters concerning securities, project financings, and regulations. Managing counsel Tina Herbing is ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ when it comes to advising on the arranger and manager side of senior secured bond issuances, and Mikkel Fritsch has ample experience in advising on real estate financings and bond issuances, and often serves large retailers and credit mortgage companies. Thomas Maaberg Hansen joined the group from Plesner in early 2022 and adds acquisition, project and asset finance expertise.

Practice head(s):

Morten Nybom Bethe

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘They are super sharp, and Tina Herbing is extremely knowledgeable, well liked, gets across her points in a way that creates an atmosphere of cooperation.’

‘The team delivers advice of consistently high quality.’

‘I appreciate working with Morten Bethe, Tina Herbing, Mikkel Fritsch and Thomas Maaberg, they are all highly skilled lawyers who are knowledgeable and deliver consistent high quality work.’

Key clients

Andel Holding A/S

A/S United Shipping & Trading Company

Nykredit

DNB Bank ASA

Danske Bank A/S

Sunclass Airlines

Air Greenland

Airseven

KommuneKredit

Polaris Management A/S

Navigare Capital Partners A/S

ROCKWOOL International A/S

Falck A/S

Nordea

KIRKBI A/S

Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab a.m.b.a.

NTG Nordic Transport Group A/S

SEB

Euronext N.V.

Swedbank

Handelsbanken

Work highlights

  • Advised Nykredit Realkredit on the financing of Studentbostäder i Norden AB’s acquisition of certain properties in Copenhagen.
  • Advised KommuneKredit on $1bn 1.00% fixed rate notes due on the 15th of December 2023, issued under the issuer’s €30bn Medium Term Note Programme.
  • Advised Falck A/S on its €500m term and revolving facilities agreement to replace its existing facilities.

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert’s ‘excellent‘ team exhibits ‘strong knowledge and broad experience‘ across a wide variety of areas, including ECA financings, derivatives and regulatory issues, and advises lenders and borrowers on mezzanine financings. ‘Highly knowledgeableThomas Kaas often acts for domestic and international banks and corporations on matters concerning syndicated loans and banking restructurings. Recently promoted partner Peter Schiøler Skaaring regularly advises on general operating finance and unitranche funding matters. Kim Rasmussen and Jakob Bernhoft departed for Poul Schmith in August 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Kaas; Peter Schiøler Skaaring

Testimonials

‘Excellent team with strong knowledge and broad experience. They are trustworthy, skilled advisers with practical mindsets and business insight.’

‘The team has highly knowledgeable specialists who provide stellar advice.’

‘Thomas Kaas is highly knowledgeable and effective. He communicates very clearly and just gets the job done.’

‘Strong team with skilled members.’

‘Strong knowledge across the various topics that involve financial markets.’

‘Easy to reach, fast to answer. Their ability to re-think and provide input and engage in fruitful discussions.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Nordea Bank Danmark A/S

Jyske Bank A/S

Nykredit Bank

Danmarks Skibskredit A/S

JP Morgan

TDC A/S

Ørsted A/S

EKF, The Danish Export Credit Agency

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Carlsberg

Pandora

AP Møller Holding

FLSmidth & Co. A/S

DLR Kredit

Sydbank

Axcel

Altor Equity Partners

Triton Investment Advisers

Coop Danmark A/S

Plesner

Rated by clients as ‘the best banking and finance team in Denmark‘, Plesner utilises its ‘expert knowledge‘ to advise numerous banks and international institutional investors on financial regulatory requirements and infrastructure finance work. Practice head Søren Thyssen Valerius often dispenses advice to financial institutions on corporate lending matters and investigations by Financial Stabilitet. Rasmus Mandøe Jensen focuses on advising Nordic sponsors, direct lenders and banks on multi-layered transactions and private placements, while Henrik Kure handles cross-border finance transactions; Jakob Echwald Sevel is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Søren Thyssen Valerius

Testimonials

‘The best banking and finance team in Denmark. Expert knowledge with most matters and very business oriented.’

‘Rasmus Mandøe Jensen is simply a top lawyer. Accessible and pragmatic and good at finding solutions. One of the few lawyers who is able to do both lending and regulatory advice.’

‘Emil Deleuran always provides his advice quickly and the advice is always extremely useful.’

‘Very good expertise. The firm has a good ability to combine the expertise of the different lawyers who provide relevant and complete advice.’

‘Emil Deleuran handles cases very well and efficiently. His advice is precise, high quality, and timely.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

TDC

Nordea Bank

EQT

Danica Pension

BlackRock

Goldman Sachs

A.P. Møller – Mærsk

J.P. Morgan

Brødrene Hartmann

LEO Pharma

European Energy

H. Lundbeck

EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

Arion Bank

SEB

Macquarie

Axcel

Nykredit

Ares

Reconor

OK a.m.b.a.

NREP

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Novozymes

Arion Bank

Aareal Bank AG

Collector Bank AB

Société Générale

Natixis

European Investment Fund

Netcompany

Morgan Stanley

Andel

Secure Spectrum

CLS Bank International

Eurex Clearing AG

Øresundsbro Konsortiet

Work highlights

  • Representing Danske Bank in the case regarding process and system flaws in Danske Bank’s debt collection system.
  • Advised Novozymes A/S on the proceeds of the revolving credit facility which will be used for general corporate purposes in connection with a DKK2.5bn sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities agreement.
  • Represented Luxembourg-based funds advised by DRC Savills Investment Management on the refinancing and construction financing of a portfolio of property companies owned by the Danish listed property developer Park Street A/S.

DLA Piper Denmark

The ‘excellent‘ finance and projects team at DLA Piper Denmark leverages its international reach to provide advice on asset and acquisition financings and financial regulations. The ‘brilliantJoachim Kundert Jensen leads the team and heads up the Nordic finance group; he advises on numerous cross-border financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Kundert Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Nicolai Rothemejer Hansen; Cecilie Markvart Haugsted

Testimonials

‘They make an excellent team and have the strength and capabilities that exceed other firms.’

‘Cecilie Markvart Haugsted thinks commercially and always delivers on time.’

‘The team is cohesive and user-friendly. They are impressive people, who do impressive solution-oriented work and are efficient and smart.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen is a great partner to work with, he is responsive, commercial and excellent at explaining issues.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen stands out as brilliant. He is very pragmatic and always finds solutions.’

‘Very competent team with a well structured approach to each project, also in terms of cross border project management.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen and Nicolai Rothemejer support each other very well in the team. Both very competent, pragmatic and easy-going.’

Key clients

Kinnerton Credit Management A/S

Elfelagid SEV

Real Danmark A/S

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

RiverRock

DSV Panalpina A/S

PKA A/S

PFA

Pension Danmark

Ørsted A/S

TriplePoint Capital

Merlin Entertainments

Visma AS

Madklubben-group

Jet Time

HSBC

Ringkjøbing Landbobank

Citibank

Carlsberg Group

AP Møller Maersk A/S

Silicon Valley Bank

Bank of New York Mellon

LTG Rail

Vækstfonden

Pemberton

Axa Insurance

BlackRock

Amber Infrastructure Partners

Viabill A/S

Aviva Investors

Natixis Coficine

Avida Finans AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Helaba on the financing of the purchase of a commercial property in the Copenhagen area by a Korean real estate fund.
  • Advised Pemberton and Lucid Fund on the ASG Group’s acquisition of CASA Group, a large Danish building contractor.
  • Advised Aviva Investors on financing four commercial PPP projects in four different locations in Denmark by Amber Infrastructure Partners.

Horten

Horten‘s team uses its ‘very good skill-set‘ to advise consortiums of lenders and private equity houses on whole business securitisations and acquisition financings. Lars Lüneborg, praised for his ‘superior legal knowledge‘, co-leads the practice and handles cross-border matters concerning syndicated lending, general corporate lending, and leveraged finance mandates. Fellow co-head Claus Bennetsenleaves no stone unturned‘ when advising banks and their customers on reorganisations and financings.

Practice head(s):

Lars Lüneborg; Claus Bennetsen

Other key lawyers:

Birgitte Frølund; Jakob Tingskov

Testimonials

‘Claus Bennetsen is an outstanding practitioner, and handles all issues in a very efficient way. His advice is always focused on the best possible outcome for the client, he has a very proactive approach and leaves no stone unturned.’

‘Birgitte Frølund is very dynamic, approachable and easy to work with.’

‘Jakob Tingskov is a good litigator with commercial instincts.’

‘Each member of the team is very nice to work with and has a very good skill-set.’

‘Lars Lüneborg delivers excellent work. He is always dedicated and takes great responsibility, in addition to Lars’ superior legal knowledge, this makes him a truly trusted and highly valued adviser.’

‘Lars Lüneborg is a highly dedicated and brilliant lawyer that has an outstanding commercial understanding. On top of this he is also very pleasant to work with.’

‘Claus Bennetsen is an international leader in his field. He has decades of experience and is the go to adviser in his jurisdiction.’

Key clients

Alcentra Ltd

Ardagh Group

Nordic Property Financing K/S

Carlsberg Byen

Commerzbank

Polaris Private Equity

Bayerische Landesbank, London Branch

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Waterland Private Equity Investments

Patrimonium Middle Market Debt Fund

Klarna Bank

Lunar Bank

Allianceplus Group

Credit Suisse

Maj Invest Equity

Triple Nine Group

Generaxion Group

Adelis Equity

Summa Equity

B&C Industrieholding GmbH

Tele Greenland

Westpack A/S

Genan Group

TF Bank AB

Zimpler AB

Bitpanda GmbH

Circle K

HSBC Bank

Bank of China

Barclays Bank

BNP Paribas

ING Belgium

Danske Bank

Jyske Bank

Deutsche Bank

Polaris Private Equity

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

ING Bank

JOOL Corporate Finance and Intertrust

JP Morgan

Norvestor Private Equity

Better Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised on the whole business securitisation in Denmark of TDC NET, the leading telecom infrastructure company. The firm acted for the banks arranging the platform with a total volume of DKK3.4bn and in respect of the first bond issuance on the platform.
  • Advised Maj Invest Equity on sustainability-linked financing totalling DKK322.5m by Nykredit of the world’s largest high-end tyre recycler, Genan Group.
  • Advised on the establishment of a new DKK3.5bn Nordic property market loan fund, Nordic Property Financing K/S, and closing the first loan of DKK784m to an SPV sponsored by KKR, and a further loan to back a single property transaction co-acquired by South Korean pension funds, Danish wealth manger funds and a Danish vocational pension fund.

Lundgrens

The ‘knowledgeable and pragmaticLars Kjær and Kristian Gustav Andersson jointly lead the ‘outstanding, very experienced‘ team at Lundgrens, which is known for its expertise in restructuring and insolvency work. Kjær primarily handles acquisition financings and reserve base lending matters, while Andersson advises bank users on company pledges and securities issues. Louise Krarup Simonsen joined the team from Skau Reipurth in April 2022 and primarily focuses on the regulatory aspects of financings, often advising fintech companies and banks on compliance and general regulatory matters.

Other key lawyers:

Louise Krarup Simonsen

Testimonials

‘Lars Kjær delivers advice at a very high level, he is very knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive.’

‘They are outstanding, very experienced, and take a hands-on approach with challenging topics. They have a good work ethic and are really experienced in the Danish market.’

‘Lars Kjær is highly skilled and always able to look at ways of solving difficulties and negotiations.’

‘At Lundgrens, they are very pragmatic in their approach to solving tasks in cooperation with lenders on various transactions.’

Key clients

Artha Investment

Spar Nord Bank A/S

KanAm Grund Group

Blackbrook

HighBrook

Noreco Group

Amber Infrastructure Ltd.

Nordea Bank Danmark A/S

Danske Bank Danmark A/S

Realkredit Danmark A/S

Jyske Bank A/S

Sydbank

Banco de Credito e Inversiones

PKA Pension

Wonderwall Group

Vækstfonden (Danish Growth Fund)

Aviva Pension Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised HighBrook on the €100m financing of a logistics property portfolio.
  • Advised a Chilean bank on a restructuring of financing in excess of $200m in the shipping industry.
  • Advised KanAm Grund Group on the €1.9bn financing of major office complex “Holm 8” at Nordhavn.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Moalem Weitemeyer‘s team assists issuers with matters concerning senior secured bonds and investment and non-investment grade issuances. Henning Aasmul-Olsen heads up the practice, and uses his previous experience in investment banking to advise on corporate finance mandates. Kristoffer Lund Poulsen was promoted to partner in June 2022, contributing his expertise in leveraged acquisition financings and corporate lending matters to the group.

Practice head(s):

Henning Aasmul-Olsen

Other key lawyers:

Kristoffer Lund Poulsen; Joakim Holdt; Joachim Buznicki Nørlem

Key clients

DSV A/S

Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

KKR & Co.

Altor Private Equity

Partners Group

IK Partners

KPS Capital Partners

FSN Capital Partners

Capital Four

Luxor Capital Group, LP

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

Work highlights

  • Advised DSV on the update of its €4bn EMTN programme and subsequent issuance of notes for a total amount of €600m.
  • Advised Cibus Nordic Real Estate on funding of its acquisition of SG Nodic ApS and its property portfolio in Denmark consisting of 34 properties with a total value of approximately €280m.
  • Advised JOOL Capital Partners on the issuance of up to DKK400m senior secured notes due 2024 by CPHI-Holding A/S.

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith‘s ‘agile‘ team consists of a ‘open-minded, hard-working people‘ who advise portfolio companies and private equity funds on acquisition financings, the refinancing of bank debt, and bond issuances. Practice head Peter Hedegaard Madsen is proficient in financial regulation and funds work, and advises domestic pension funds on structuring and design issues, in addition to the use of investment tools. Jakob Bernhoft and Kim Rasmussen joined from Kromann Reumert in August 2023, and Flemming Pristed joined from SIRIUS advokater in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Peter Hedegaard Madsen

Other key lawyers:

Kim Rasmussen; Jakob Bernhoft; Flemming Pristed

Testimonials

‘Great bunch of open-minded, hard-working people with tremendous attitude to work together on cross-border transactions.’

‘An agile team, defined by hard work, high level legal skills and persistency. They are great people with great dynamics.’

‘They are responsive, available almost around the clock, any transaction issue requiring attention is taken care of with very pragmatic approach and in a quick manner.’

Key clients

Sydbank

Jyske Bank

Nordea

The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

Nationalbanken (the Danish Central Bank)

AP Pension

Copenhagen Airports

Danske Bank

Vækstfonden

Danmarks Grønne Investeringsfond

Work highlights

  • Advised the Danish Green Investment Fund on its subordinated loan to UN17 Village, the first building in the world that through an innovative method addresses and incorporates the 17 UN Global Goals in one complete solution.
  • Advised Waterland Private Equity and its portfolio company, Global Equestrian Group, on acquisition financing in relation to a major acquisition in the US and a refinancing of the group’s existing bank debt.
  • Advised Copenhagen Airports on a general waiver process following the Covid-19 crisis across its complex financing arrangements which include USPP notes, consortiums of Nordic banks, the European Investment Bank and the Nordic Investment Bank.

Carsted Rosenberg

Carsted Rosenberg continues to be the only Danish law firm with a base in Frankfurt, fielding a team of  ‘great lawyers‘ which focuses on banking, capital markets, and finance transactions. Practice co-head Michael Rosenberg is an ‘excellent lawyer‘ whose main area of focus is advising domestic and international financial institutions and private equity funds on syndicated and bilateral bank lending work and acquisition financing issues. Fellow co-head Andreas Tamasauskas often advises real estate funds and corporates on financial regulation and structured finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Rosenberg; Andreas Tamasauskas

Testimonials

‘They have in-depth knowledge and are the go-to place if you want sound and hands-on advice. They are great lawyers.’

‘Carsted Rosenberg offers unique support in all relevant areas. The team has a wealth of experience in international deals. They are experienced and have good knowledge.’

‘Michael Rosenberg is an excellent lawyer, has a hardworking attitude, and his deep knowledge of the legal and commercial side of the transactions he works on is outstanding.’

Key clients

Media and Games Invest SE

Jefferies Bank

Ageras A/S

Santander Bank

Unicredit Bank

Berenberg Bank

Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg

SanityDesk, Inc

JT Finance

Macquarie Bank Real Estate

Maanesten Group

McKinsey & Co Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advising Santander Bank as lender on a significant number of financing matters involving large Danish and other European corporates as their go-to advisers for all Nordic work.
  • Advising Ageras on its successful completion of the €35m credit facility with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
  • Acted as the sponsor to Nasdaq Nordic-listed Media Games Invest SE on its OTCQX admission to trading in the US.

Magnusson Denmark

Magnusson Denmark‘s ‘relentless and hardworking‘ team is particularly adept at handling regulatory matters concerning crypto assets and fintech businesses, and often advises asset managers, insurers and regulated securities traders. Sam Jalaei is a capital markets expert and the primary contact for the practice. Former practice heads Søren Theilgaard and Martin Skovbjerg, and Nikolaj Juhl Hansen departed to DreistStorgaard Advokater A/S in late 2022.

Other key lawyers:

Sam Jalaei

Testimonials

‘The team is fantastic, great diversity, work well, they are insanely good!’

‘Sam Jalaei really goes the extra mile, opens up his network, and his capability is unique.’

‘Very committed and very knowledgeable, the team is relentless and hardworking.’

Key clients

Spotlight Group AB/Spotlight Stock Market

Market Pay

ThinCats Group

MeeW Group

I-80

Aurora

Penning

GF Money Finance

ViaBill

VETiSearch Skyspot ApS

Digishares

Nordic Harvest

Web Shield Legal

AIFM Capital AB

LEO Pharma A/S

BlackFin Capital Partners

Spar Nord

Alpha

Diehl Metering Group GmbH

Social Gaming/Roster Athletics Europe A/S

Dreamplan.io

Work highlights

  • Advised Viabill on a combined loan and credit facility and asset transfer agreement along with an investment by the UK based fintech investment fund, Fasanara Capital, and Aion bank from Belgium in the amount of €270m.
  • Advising French PE house Anacap on its acquisition of Norwegian fintech solutions provider EDIGard from NETS group.
  • Advising Fintech player Dreamplan.io on securing FSA approvals.

NJORD Law Firm

NJORD Law Firm‘s ‘very knowledgeable‘ team often advises on the establishment of investment funds and the raising of capital for investment projects. Practice head Kim Høibye is ‘pleasant, knowledgeable, and generous‘, and has ample experience in advising financial institutions which are under supervision on securities trading matters, financial products and services, and asset management issues.

Practice head(s):

Kim Høibye

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Zakrzewski

Testimonials

‘We find NJORD Law Firm is very knowledgeable, commercial, prompt and proactive.’

‘As a team, they are very good at seeing the bigger picture and understanding the business’ needs when solving challenges.’

‘Kim Høibye and Jakub Zakrzewski have deep knowledge. They are very pleasant, knowledgeable, and generous.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Asset Management

AP Pension

Ardevora Asset Management LLP.

Asgard (formerly Moma Advisors)

Atlas Global Macro

Bank of New York Mellon

BlackRock

Brown Advisory

Citi

HSBC

ISS

Janus Henderson

JP Morgan

Jyske Bank

Kirk Kapital A/S

Legal & General

LGT Capital Partners Ltd.

M&G (Lux) Investment Funds

Milieu – Law & Policy Consulting

Ninety One UK Limited

Nordea Realkredit

Nykredit

Payset Ltd.

QLO Advisors

Realkredit Denmark

Ricoh Europe Plc

Schroders

Sparinvest

Stoneware Capital LLP

Sun Finance Group

Sydbank

Triodos Bank UK

Tryg A/S

UTI Goldfinch Funds Plc

Wandoo Finance Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Nykredit on the establishment of the DKK2bn investment fund Nykredit Alpha Core AIF-SIKAV Private Equity 2022-2030.
  • Advised the European Maritime Finance Group on structuring and raising capital in a number of investment projects (EMF Tanker I – XXVII) aimed at investors in the Nordics and Switzerland facilitating investment in vessels of an approximate total value of $430m.
  • Advising Bankinvest on the liquidation and unwinding of claims of the DKK200m retail investment fund Nielsen Global Value.