Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

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Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution

Lundsgaard & Partnere

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The firm: Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration. This specialisation is a unique characteristic of the firm, as no other law firm in Denmark has a similar profile or strategy.

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Dispute resolution in Denmark

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun represents clients in complex commercial disputes, including high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters. It has been particularly active in civil litigation, acting in major professional liability cases; the team is also frequently involved in Supreme Court mandates. The group is strong in handling issues within the construction, insurance and financial service sectors; practice head Carsten Pedersen specialises in construction contracts, M&A disputes and professional and director’s liability issues, while Anne Buhl Bjelke is an expert in insurance as well as financial regulatory matters. For arbitration proceedings, Mogens Gaarden has significant experience before Danish courts and arbitration tribunals. Rasmus Schmidt joined from Skau Reipurth & Partnere in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Carsten Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Jes Anker Mikkelsen; Mogens Gaarden; Claus Berg; Anne Buhl Bjelke; Rasmus Schmidt

Testimonials

‘They have excellent business acumen, high accessibility, explore new technology and reasonable pricing.’

‘Carsten Pedersen is an outstanding attorney. He always considers issues from a 360-degree angle and his analytical skills are second to none.’

‘We have an unusual piece of large litigation in Denmark, involving a number of overseas entities. Bech-Bruun has shown a good understanding of the local regime and applied this well to our circumstances.’

Key clients

Energinet (owned by the Danish Ministry of Energy)

MAN Energy Solutions SE

Howden Insurance Brokers AB (part of the Hyperion Insurance Group)

VTG Rail Europe GmbH

Kevin Magnussen

Gjensidige Insurance

Vejdirektoratet

Landbrug & Fødevarer

BETRI P/F (formerly P/F Tryggingarfelagið Føroyar)

Kai Andersen A/S

Danfoss A/S

ABB A/S

AIG Insurance

Danske Bank A/S

Danica Pension, Livsforsikringsaktieselskab

BAIN & COMPANY DENMARK P/S

Alm. Brand Forsikring A/S

Frasers Group PLC

Work highlights

  • Representing Danske Bank A/S in litigation filed by a bank customer, concerning the extent in which Danske Bank A/S is obliged to fulfil six savings contracts connected to a public pension scheme established in the 1970s which is governed by the Danish Public Order no. 521/2017 regarding savings contracts subject to price index adjustments.
  • Representing a former Board member of Roskilde Bank A/S in a dispute regarding the alleged mismanagement of a bank collapse in 2008 due to the financial crisis.
  • Representing JT3 Klima A/S before the Danish Eastern High Court against Topdanmark Insurance, The City of Roskilde Municipality, NCC Construction A/S and Tryg Insurance A/S in a dispute involving extensive losses due to a widespread fire in a major complex of sports centres under construction.

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle handle a broad range of matters and is especially active in disputes arising from the financial services and energy sectors. Ole Spiermann leads the group, advising on international arbitration proceedings as well as cross-border M&A disputes for a high-profile client list consisting of major financial institutions. Tax disputes, competition matters and professional liability claims are other core areas of expertise, with the latter being an area in which Jakob Lentz focuses his practice. Karsten Kristoffersen is a key name for finance and energy claims.

Practice head(s):

Ole Spiermann

Other key lawyers:

Jakob Lentz; Karsten Kristoffersen; Johannes Hedegaard

Testimonials

‘Professionally qualified and service minded.’

‘The practice has very deep insights into our industry and its regulation and Jacob Lentz is well known and recognised for having the best competencies and vast experience in relation to dispute resolution.’

‘The Dispute Resolution team are extremely skilled within insurance-related disputes and I value their ability to assess a matter and formulate a clear and coherent strategy for handling the matter.’

‘Jakob Lentz and Johannes Hedegaard are to be praised for their strong analytical skills, precise communication and ability to very early on formulate a clear and coherent strategy, ensuring the best possible outcome for the client.’

‘Karsten Kristoffersen stands out as proactive and very knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Hesalight A/S

Totalkredit A/S

Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy A/S)

SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)

Nets A/S

Nordea Bank AB

FIH Holding and FIH Erhvervsbank

The Danish Parliament

Copenhagen Metro Team I/S (CMT)

Work highlights

  • Instructed by Danske Bank to direct investigations into the non-resident portfolio of customers in the bank’s Estonian branch and accompanying AML issues with a view also to securing the bank’s interests against potential claims worldwide.
  • Represented the bankruptcy estate of Hesalight A/S in a claim against its former management, board of directors and auditor.
  • Defending a client before the Danish Eastern High Court against a claim for damages of estimated DKK1.1bn brought by the Danish Tax Authorities.

Gorrissen Federspiel

International arbitration has long been a mainstay of the Gorrissen Federspiel dispute resolution practice, with practice head and experienced arbitrator Henriette Gernaa regularly sought out by major Danish and international blue-chip companies. Key markets for the group include the UK, the US and Germany; expertise in the latter is spearheaded by dual German and Danish-qualified litigator Lotte Eskesen. Jacob Skude Rasmussen is recommended for his expertise in international maritime and construction law, while Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen focuses on M&A and private equity litigation.

Practice head(s):

Henriette Gernaa

Other key lawyers:

Lotte Eskesen; Jacob Skude Rasmussen; Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen

Testimonials

‘A solid and coherent arbitration team that works efficiently and to great effect.’

‘The team is best in class.’

‘Jacob Skude Rasmussen is an outstanding litigator and the best in class within his core competences.’

‘Intellectual capacity, knowledge and experience.’

‘Very professional, always accessible and deep knowledge of the client’s sector and a personal touch, making you feel as if you are the most important client!’

‘The Dispute Resolution Team is extremely capable of handling large complex disputes. They have the knowledge, resources and expertise to be the preferred choice in large, complex disputes.’

‘The team has a fine way of thinking strategy and to incorporate our commercial needs in the strategy.’

‘Jacob Rasmussen is a superb advocate with a style that makes arbitral tribunals sit up and listen, and with a cross-examination technique that puts witnesses exactly where he wants them.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Carnegie Investment Bank

Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc.

Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

FSN Capital Partners ApS

Novo Nordisk A/S

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S

Monjasa A/S

A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Danske Bank in the largest securities litigation in Danish history, involving coalitions representing institutional and private shareholders and at a present value of approx. $2.1bn.
  • Represented international oil and shipping company Monjasa in a landmark Supreme Court case regarding the interplay between international law and public law.
  • Represented FSN Capital Partners in a dispute involving fraud and wilful misconduct.

Kromann Reumert

The Kromann Reumert dispute resolution team is ‘second to none’, with specialist expertise in fraud and white-collar crime mandates as well as complex M&A, insurance and IT matters. The group has strong cross-border capabilities and handles all areas of commercial litigation and arbitration. According to clients, practice head Frank Bøggild is ‘the best dispute resolution lawyer in Denmark’ and is an expert in litigation related to IP and marketing law. Kolja Staunstrup and Claus Juel Hansen are other key practitioners, with the latter focusing on employment and labour litigation.

Practice head(s):

Frank Bøggild

Other key lawyers:

Claus Juel Hansen; Jens Rostock-Jensen; Kolja Staunstrup; Hans Jakob Folker

Testimonials

‘In my view, Kromann Reumert’s Dispute Resolution team is second to none because of its mix of team members. The team is suited to all kinds and types of disputes, regardless of the subject matter.’

‘The dispute resolution team at Kromann Reumert is a leading player within the field and provides advice and represents clients in a wide range of complex and high-value dispute cases.’

‘Kromann Reumert’s legal team has the quality and capacity to handle the most complex disputes in the country. It can handle the largest cases with the best lawyers in town with the most specialised approach and knowledge.’

‘Frank Bøggild is the best dispute resolution lawyer in Denmark. He is the most clever and the most strategic in the industry and second to none in court in particular when it comes to cross-examination and closing arguments.’

‘Claus Juel Hansen is a very impressive lawyer. He is very friendly, absolutely calm and convincing in the argumentation and provides the client with the feeling that – based on his broad experience – he knows what to do.’

‘I have worked most intensively with Kolja Staunstrup, whom I consider to be one of the best lawyers in his generation. In addition to his brilliant legal argumentation, Kolja is very tenacious and has an ability to understand and communicate about complex technical matters.’

‘The team is very strong in understanding our business and interest. The team is good at capturing and sorting in a lot of information and simplifying the message to the other party.’

Key clients

Aller Media

Arla Foods

Atlantis Rejser

Codan Insurance

Coloplast

Coop Danmark

Copenhagen Airports

Danish Agriculture & Food Council

Danske Spil

De Danske Bilimportører

DSB (Danish State Railways)

Elgiganten

Finansiel Stabilitet

F&H of Scandinavia

Hempel

HOFOR

If Insurance

JYSK

Jyske Bank

Nordea Danmark

Nordic Waterproofing

Pandora

Procuritas

SAS Danmark

Saxo Bank

Sydbank

Tryg Forsikring

VELUX

Ørsted

Work highlights

  • Represented the Ørsted group in litigation commenced by a group of persons with the last name “Ørsted” of whom most were descendants of the famed Danish scientist, H.C. Ørsted. The Ørsted group was acquitted by the Supreme Court.
  • Representing Finansiel Stabilitet at the Supreme Court in an appeal against the former managing director of EBH bank where he was found liable for one loan exposure.
  • Representing Stena Line and Scandlines in a legal action against the Danish State and Femern A/S in a matter relating to the state guarantees and loans granted by the Danish State to Femern A/S in connection with the construction of the fixed link across Fehmarn Belt.

Poul Schmith

As a market leader in the public sector, Poul Schmith is also developing a substantial private sector practice that includes acting for notable clients across a range of sectors, such as Aviva plc. In the public sphere, the dispute resolution team has extensive experience representing Danish public authorities and government clients before the Supreme Court. The group includes public law expert Sune Fugleholm; head of both the insurance and trade mark departments Henrik Nedergaard Thomsen; technology specialist Paw Fruerlund, construction expert Kasper Mortensen and Tomas Ilsøe Andersen, who has extensive experience in procurement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Paw Fruerlund; Kasper Mortensen; Henrik Nedergaard Thomsen; Sune Fugleholm; Tomas Ilsøe Andersen

Testimonials

‘When I need assistance on product liability disputes in Denmark, I turn to Poul Schmith to help and advise me. I have worked with several members of the team and they have all been excellent, indicating strength in depth.’

‘Tomas Ilsøe Andersen- an excellent grasp of complex financial issues and a first-choice for Danish assistance on cross-border matters.’

‘The individual specialists have all familiarised themselves with our needs, our history, values and can thus give us legal advice that surpasses the pure legal sparring.’

‘Highly knowledgeable within the Danish public sector but also very good and loyal in their advising of private companies.’

‘Kasper Mortensen has large experience and provides a steady hand when things get rough. Very pleasant and flexible to work with and provides very valuable and insightful advice, also beyond the legal aspects.’

Key clients

AXA XL, a division of AXA

Aviva plc

The Travelers Indemnity Company

OW Lux S.ar.l

AP Pension

Riskpoint

Sedgwick Leif Hansen A/S

Tryg Forsikring

Justitsministeriet (Ministry of Justice)

Politiet (the Danish National Police and all the Danish Police Districts)

Finansministeriet (Ministry of Finance)

Skatteministeriet (Ministry of Tax)

Miljø- og fødevareministeriet (Ministry of Environment and Food)

Ankestyrelsen (Social Appeals Board)

Domstolsstyrelsen (The Danish Court Administration)

Transport- og Bygningsministeriet (Ministry of Transport and Building)

Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen (Danish Competition and Consumer Authority)

Ankenævnet for Patienterstatningen  (Patients Complaints Board)

Banedanmark (Rail Net Denmark)

Nordsøfonden

Garantifonden for Skadesforsikring (the Guarantee Fund for Non-life Insurers)

Region Hovedstaden (The Capital Region of Denmark)

Region Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region)

Arbejdsmarkedets Erhvervssikring (Labour Market Insurance)

Ankenævnet for Patenter og Varemærker (Board of Appeal for Patents and Trade marks)

Moderniseringsstyrelsen (Agency for Modernisation – Ministry of Finance)

Forbrugerombudsmanden (Danish Consumer Ombudsman)

Natur- and Miljøklagenævnet (Environmental Board of Appeal)

Work highlights

  • Instructed by Aviva in a highly complex cross-border product liability related recourse claim regarding a building fire alleged to have been caused by a product sold by a UK-based trading company insured by Aviva to an uninsured Danish company and then resold to a separately insured Danish retailer.
  • Representing the Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-Life Insurers in a dispute regarding whether the Danish Guarantee Fund is liable for payments to certain injured Norwegian workers covered by policies issued in Norway by Alpha Insurance.
  • Represented AXA XL as co-counsel in an international arbitration regarding insurance coverage and subrogation rights in relation to certain renewable energy facilities.

Plesner

Plesner has a strong track record in handling international arbitration matters, appearing regularly before the Danish Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice as well as several arbitral institutions. The team is led by Peter Schradieck, who has extensive experience in M&A disputes, construction disputes and general commercial liability claims. For disputes relating to insurance and tort law, Torben Bondrop is the key contact, while Jimmy Skjold Hansen is noted for his expertise in securities litigation.

Practice head(s):

Peter Schradieck

Other key lawyers:

Jimmy Skjold Hansen; Niklas Korsgaard Christensen; Torben Bondrop

Key clients

Finansiel Stabilitet

Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc.

Carnegie Investment Bank, branch of Carnegie Investment Bank AB

Elis Denmark (formerly Berendsen Textil Service)

Nordea

Ørsted

ASEC CEMENT S.A.E. and Qala Holdings

NPI Nordisk Plade Import

Tryg Insurance

G.V.L. Entreprise

Tromborg

Thornico

Fortum Waste Management

EKF

Swiss Re

Work highlights

  • Representing the former CEO of Danske Bank A/S in the complex case concerning Danske Bank’s Estonian branch and alleged violations of anti-money laundering rules.
  • Representing Finansiel Stabilitet (the Danish resolution authority) with respect to both alleged violations of anti-money laundering rules and two civil cases regarding claims raised by Finansiel Stabilitet against former members of the management of the now ceased Københavns Andelskasse (Copenhagen Cooperative Bank).
  • Representing Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) in the ongoing complex of cases regarding alleged excessive prices on the electricity spot market in Western Denmark by the former electricity company Elsam, which Ørsted acquired.

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark handles a wide range of disputes, specialising in diverse areas including professional and product liability, construction, shipping and insurance disputes; the team is especially prominent in pension cases. Its strength in insurance and pensions is reflected in the partners within the team; practice head Anders Julius Tengvad and Georg Lett specialise in insurance law, while Pernille Sølling has extensive experience representing pension companies in litigation. The group’s client base consists of major players including AP Pension, Chubb and EY.

Practice head(s):

Anders Julius Tengvad

Other key lawyers:

Georg Lett; Pernille Sølling

Testimonials

‘Professionally qualified and service-minded.’

‘DLA Piper’s insurance team is very well renovated and has a great insight into life insurance products, financial regulation and practice.’

‘Pernille Sølling has outstanding and unique insight into life insurance and pensions. She understands the business, financial regulation and the actuarial technique.’

Key clients

Garantifonden for skadesforsikringsselskaber (The Guarantee Fund)

AP Pension

Colliers International

DB Cargo

PFA Pension

ATP

AIG

AXA XL

Codan

Chubb

TELE Greenland

EY

Work highlights

  • Representing Garantifonden in a claim that is pursuant to reinsurance policies written by Barbican in favour of Gable with a Danish insurance agent called Husejernes Forsikringsagentur as a cover holder and Howden as an insurance mediator.
  • Defending AP Pension in a group of individual cases, filed after the team successfully had a class action suit involving 220 claimants dismissed.
  • Defended AXA XL and AIG as co-insurers in a complex case concerning coverage under recall insurance covering product replacement regarding worldwide deliveries of defective products.

Horten

The ‘very professional and highly qualified’ dispute resolution team at Horten specialises in complex commercial and financial disputes, often with a cross-border element. It handles all types of commercial claims, with a particular focus on post-M&A, professional liability, insolvency and regulatory disputes. Birgitte Frølund  leads the team that includes Jakob Tingskov and the ‘highly skilled’ Christina Steen.

Practice head(s):

Birgitte Frølund

Other key lawyers:

Jakob Tingskov; Christina Steen

Testimonials

‘A very professional and highly qualified team.’

‘Christina Steen is a welcoming, professional and highly skilled lawyer who always provides high qualified counselling.’

‘We are working with the dispute resolution team around Birgitte Frølund. Birgitte and her team bring all the personality and knowledge you would expect of a highly recommendable dispute resolution team: exceptional knowledge in material and procedural law, a clear eye for even the most minimal details and a lot of personal stamina. You will never feel left alone when you choose Birgitte and her team as your dispute representative.’

Key clients

ING Bank N.V.

Fortum Waste Solutions A/S

Allianz

Fitness World A/S

Centrica Energy Trading A/S

CNA Hardy, Denmark

Jyske Bank A/S

MAN Truck & Bus AG

Gable Insurance AG

Work highlights

  • Representing Gable Insurance AG, Lichenstein, in multi-party litigation instigated by the Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-life Insurers.
  • Assisting MAN Truck & Bus AG in relation to the follow-on damage claims after the European Commission’s decision regarding the Truck Cartel.
  • Represented the global financial institution ING Bank in court cases pertaining to the O.W. Bunker bankruptcy estates.

Lundgrens

In January 2021, Lundgrens consolidated its diverse dispute resolution expertise into a single litigation and arbitration-focused team. Led by tax and insurance litigation specialist Nicolai B. Sørensen, this change has ‘rocketed it into one of the best (and biggest) litigation practices in Denmark’, according to clients. Other key practitioners include the ‘highly skilled’ Dan Terkildsen and Peter Clemmen Christensen, who act for both domestic and international clients. In May 2021, the firm further strengthened its offering through the arrival of environment and construction law expert Håkun Djurhuus from Bech-Bruun.

Practice head(s):

Nicolai B. Sørensen

Other key lawyers:

Dan Terkildsen; Peter Clemmen Christensen; Håkun Djurhuus; Michael Amstrup

Testimonials

‘When we are forced to go into court, we are not in doubt that Lundgrens deliver excellent advice based on extensive knowledge of the law and knowledge about our company.’

‘Dan Terkilsen is a highly skilled and very experienced litigator. We have faith in and absolute trust that our cases will be processed and presented in case in the best manner.’

‘The Lundgrens team is experienced working with co-counsel in various jurisdiction and has served as a valuable resource in outlining Denmark’s civil and criminal rules, regulations, procedures, and substantive laws.’

‘Very accessible, very knowledgeable, strong work ethic.’

‘As of 1 January 2021 they made a new litigation department headed by Nicolai Sørensen. This move has transformed their practice and rocketed it into one of the best (and biggest) litigation practices in Denmark and they seem to grow constantly.’

‘They can now litigate any complex matter and is for the same reason now regarded as a very serious player in the market and they are well known for expert litigation advice – and for representing clients in very high profiled matters. This new department has really been a gamechanger and they are now a well known key player in the market for complex litigation and arbitration.’

‘I have worked closely with Nicolai Sørensen. He has in several matters provided outstanding legal advice to my clients in complex matters. His analytical and strategic skills are second to none and he always delivers on time in a calm and pleasant way.’

‘Under Nicolai’s leadership, the department has grown rapidly and seems to continue to do so, which can only be because he has succeeded in transforming their litigation department into a serious and well known market leader.’

Key clients

G4S Security Services

HDI Global SE

Johnson Controls

BankNordik

Illum

New Nordic Advisors Ltd

Steen & Strøm

Codan A/S

ABB A/S

Danish Agriculture & Food Council

PFA Ejendomme

Lundsgaard & Partnere

Litigation boutique Lundsgaard & PartnereComparative Guides promotional icon houses ‘top-quality lawyers’ who assist clients with the full spectrum of arbitration and litigation matters. It is particularly strong in handling commercial disputes and is regularly instructed on professional liability cases, preliminary investigations and post-M&A disputes involving private equity funds. Spearheaded by Søren Lundsgaard, who clients call a ‘stand-out individual’, the team is also well-equipped to handle disputes within insurance and tort law. Arianne Svardal-Stelmer is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Søren Lundsgaard

Other key lawyers:

Saskia Krüger Larsen; Arianne Svardal-Stelmer; Daniel Myhre Engell

Testimonials

‘The practice is a boutique litigation firm with top-quality lawyers and that delivers top-quality results.’

‘The practice is well known as a strong litigation and arbitration boutique with Søren Lundsgaard as a stand-out individual.’

‘The team at Lundsgaard & Partnere has a deep knowledge of litigation and dispute resolution, provided with clarity and authority. They were particularly helpful in assisting us with understanding the Danish litigation landscape, key differences and how to approach matters.’

‘Arianne Svardal-Stelmer is definitely the next generation. She is thorough, resourceful and bright.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard is an exceptional lawyer with the ability to pick up on key points quickly. He also can deliver a devastating cross-examination in a number of languages – I have seen him do it and it is quite something!’

‘Daniel Engell is an excellent young lawyer and is a future leader in the litigation field.’

‘Highly professional with a friendly and sympathetic “interface”. Reachable and in sync with the client’s position and thoughts.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard has a unique position in the market for litigation lawyers in Denmark. He is exceptionally skilled both with regards to strategic preparation of the cases and the trial work as such. He is very much at home in a courtroom and knows his techniques with regards to the questioning of witnesses and parties. His skills as a trial lawyer stand out – if I am ever in trouble, I will want him by my side.’

Key clients

FSN Capital Partners A/S

AIG Europe Limited

AIG UK Limited

CNA Hardy

RiskPoint

P+ Pension Fund (previously The Pension Fund for Danish Lawyers and Economists)

New Nordic Advisors

Codan Forsikring A/S

Former CEO of EBH Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised FSN Capital Partners in an international arbitration case against the Luxembourg selling entity resulting in an arbitral award in the buyer’s favour with findings of wilful misconduct and fraud and awarding the buyer damages of €87m.
  • Represented former the Chairman of the Board of Directors in EIK Bank Danmark before the Supreme Court, a case where the bank’s former management was not found liable for damages.
  • Acted for a private equity fund in both an arbitration case and civil court litigation case relating to a post-M&A dispute following the acquisition of a Danish insurance company.

Viltoft

Viltoft is a market leader in disputes relating to construction, real estate and public procurement issues. The team regularly handles high-profile cases relating to large-scale buildings and infrastructure and energy projects. Steen Hellmann and Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen jointly lead the team that also has a strong track record in arbitration matters, representing clients before the courts as well as the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. Morten Ruben Brage‘s promotion to partner in early 2021 has further bolstered the firm’s offering.

Practice head(s):

Steen Hellmann; Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen

Other key lawyers:

Henrik Hauge Andersen; Michael Gjedde-Nielsen; Morten Ruben Brage; Hans Lykke Hansen

Testimonials

‘They are experienced, knowledgeable and very pleasant lawyers to work with and they also seem to have an excellent working relationship with their client.’

‘Viltoft is renowned for extremely high integrity and professionalism.’

‘Highly specialised team with in-depth industry knowledge. Our main contacts are Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Peter Thommesen who are second to none in terms of professionalism and client service.’

‘The whole team is very competent and agile.’

‘Morten Ruben Brage is very competent and works always in a very agile way. He always aims for the best possible solution for his client.’

‘A very professional company with a variety of highly skilled consultants.’

‘Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen is a very high skill consultant that understands his clients and delivers each time.’

Key clients

Metroselskabet

Tryg Forsikring

Copydan KulturPlus

Gladsaxe Municipality

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

HOFOR

COWI

Arkitema Architects

Rubow Architects

NNE (Novo Nordisk Engineering)

Danish Nurses’ Organisation

The Union of Communication and Language Professionals

Odense Tramway

Sweco

Aarsleff

Work highlights

  • Advising Metroselskabet (the public company in charge of building and operating the Copenhagen metro) in connection with a number of large claims brought by Copenhagen Metro Team totalling approx. €1bn for alleged extra works and delays.
  • Representing Copydan KulturPlus in a lawsuit against the Danish state claiming approx. €150m in damages for Denmark’s failure to fully implement the EU Copyrights Directive into Danish law.
  • Advising the Municipality of Roskilde in a dispute regarding Topdanmark’s recourse to a number of parties for paid indemnification following a fire in Jyllingehallerne in 2014, currently on appeal to the High Court.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab handles a wide range of commercial disputes but is best known for its focus on high-value dispute work relating to M&A disputes, insurance claims and financial sector litigation, areas in which practice head Jacob Møller Dirksen has extensive experience. The group is also strong in IT and outsourcing, IP and life sciences, and insolvency claims, and is retained in both domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases. Daniel Haue Jakobsson provides strong support to the team.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Møller Dirksen

Other key lawyers:

Poul Jagd Mogensen; Daniel Haue Jakobsson

Testimonials

‘Jacob Møller Dirksen is great and very easy to work with.’

‘Great team of dedicated people.’

‘Jacob Dirksen and Daniel Haue Jakobsson are experienced, intelligent and pragmatic.’

‘Accura’s team headed by Jacob Møller Dirksen delivers gifted analysis and strategy without drama. They have a never-failing focus on the case and its optimal solution. They are pleasant colleagues, which enables them to achieve a smooth case solution and the possibility of a settlement – all for the client’s best.’

‘Daniel Haue Jakobsson is a younger team member who stands out as a rising star – smart, diligent and hard-working.’

‘Jacob Moller Dirksen has an excellent analytical ability and delivers outstanding results in a very short timeframe. Clients appreciate my recommendation of him.’

‘Strong post-M&A disputes team. Also handling insurance claims.’

Key clients

Facebook

SONY

PFA

Swiss Re

Arbejdernes Landsbank

Allianz

The Danish Institute of Arbitration

Align Technology Inc.

E.ON

Zurich Insurance

Saxo Bank

Merck

MSIG Insurance Europe AG

Crawford & Company

AXA Insurance

Nivalion AG

Sanofi

Nike

AP Pension

Olympic Air

Aegean Airlines

Babcock Wanson

Saint-Gobain

Odeno A/S

Work highlights

  • Represented a group of shareholders in respect of a large claim in the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court against majority shareholders in the Danish company, Boliga Gruppen A/S, listed on the stock exchange.
  • Represented Arbejdernes Landsbank in the Danish High Court and in proceedings before the Danish Competition Appeals Board arising out of a strained relationship with a payment institution.
  • Advised a former shareholder in a DKK 85m+ post-M&A arbitration relating to the real estate sector.

Clemens

Real estate and construction disputes are core areas of strength for Clemens, with co-heads Søren Hammer Westmark, Simon Langvardt Müller and Harry Ruby Andreasen specialising in claims relating to the purchase and sale of properties as well as commercial leases and other related disputes. Rasmus Munk Nielsen jointly leads the group and works primarily with infringement claims and the defence of intellectual property rights.

Practice head(s):

Søren Hammer Westmark; Rasmus Munk Nielsen; Simon Langvardt Müller; Harry Ruby Andreasen

Testimonials

‘The team is second to none in Denmark when it comes to disputes regarding size of market rent in Business Lease agreements. The team has an impressive level of knowledge on size of market rent in almost every spot of Denmark and besides that great experience in how to handle such matters the best way. They are in general very good to tailor a case and excellent to plead the case in front of the court.’

‘Both Simon Langvardt Müller and Harry Ruby Andreasen are extremely qualified in especially matters regarding commercial lease. They have a very high professional level and are updated on both older case law and the latest news which is very helpful – especially in matters regarding business lease. They are extremely good at handling disputes. Besides that they are very helpful and hard working. You will never wait long for an answer and even though they are fast their reply is always clever and qualified.’

Key clients

Salling Group A/S

Coop Danmark A/S

Bestseller A/S

Synoptik A/S

Telia Denmark, Filial af Telia Nättjänster Norden AB, Sverige

The Cosmo Group

Ball Group Denmark ApS

Normal A/S

Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

Hilfiger Stores Denmark ApS

Handelsbanken, Filial af Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Løvbjerg Supermarked A/S

DAHL Law Firm

DAHL Law Firm‘s dispute resolution team has particular strength in the insurance and construction sectors. On the insurance side, the team acts both for and against major insurance companies on a range of mandates, including professional and product liability and compensation claims; Peter Henrik Würtz is the key practitioner in this area. For construction litigation, Niels Wulff and Hans Erik Steffensen are recommended. The group is also adept at handling disputes within the IP space, with experienced litigator Claes Wildfang heading up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Claes Wildfang

Other key lawyers:

Niels Wulff; Peter Henrik Würtz; Hans Erik Steffensen; Kristian Skovsgaard; Johanne Tofting Schaarup

Testimonials

‘Dahl has extensive experience in construction law and is always effective in their handling of the cases.’

‘DAHL has a very broad base of skilled partners and lawyers who advise on and handle disputes in construction. They are solution-oriented and highly respected in the industry.’

‘Niels Wulff is highly competent and among the absolute best lawyers in Denmark within disputes and construction law. He is assisted by a number of skilled lawyers.’

Key clients

Codan Forsikring A/S

Nordisk Svejsekontrol A/S

Valmont SM

CJ Anlæg Bolig Erhverv A/S

TG Verk Sp Færøerne

TG Verk Sp Island

Give Steel A/S

Taasinge Elementer A/S

Palsgaard Spær A/S

Concept Living A/S by ABC

ABC Pavilloner A/S

Topdanmark

Kennedys

Specialising in insurance disputes, Kennedys focuses on corporate and commercial insurance claims, including coverage and defence work as well as regulatory compliance issues. Practice head Morten Christensen is a litigation specialist acting for a range of product and financial liability insurers.

Practice head(s):

Morten Christensen

Testimonials

‘Kennedys is supporting us with mediation, one of the key aspects of which is people relationship. Since Kennedys’ lawyers are well-known in the jurisdiction, we seek their support, they have professional relationships with lawyers retained by the other party. This helps to build effective communication between the parties. We appreciate that Kennedys provides its client with different negotiation strategies, reasons and points so that we could understand the variety of ways to move forward.’

KLAR Advokater

Co-headed by Lotte Noer and Peter C. Kierkegaard, KLAR Advokater focuses on litigation regarding corporate and commercial law, real estate, insurance and tort law. The group specialises in small to medium-sized matters for both domestic and multinational corporations and financial institutions. The team is praised as ‘excellent’ and includes Leif Djurhuus, Jeppe Holt and Casper Hauberg Grønnegaard, who lead the real estate and construction litigation efforts.

Practice head(s):

Lotte Noer; Peter C. Kierkegaard

Other key lawyers:

Leif Djurhuus; Jeppe Holt; Casper Hauberg Grønnegaard

Testimonials

‘I have only had contact with Mr. Casper Hauberg Grønnegaard. He has lived up to my best expectations.’

‘The team is knowledgeable and experienced in all fields of liability.’

‘Lotte Noer is very knowledgeable, talented and passionate about her work. She is a true role model.’

‘KLAR has an extremely skilled team and a very clever and transparent partnership. Their teamwork facilitates this boutique firm to battle with the biggest opponents and perform.’

‘Peter Kierkegaard is extremely skilled, knowledgeable and his analytical skills are impeccable. He is flexible and transparent, and listens to advice from team members and clients, while always evaluating and finding the most promising path in the end.’

‘Fairly small law firm but high on competencies. Both Lotte and Peter are very capable and delivered best-in-class on an arbitration case recently.’

‘Exceptional dedication by Peter Kierkegaard and Lotte Noer in understanding the intricacies of the cases and putting forward a litigation strategy.’

‘Lotte Noer is highly skilled in insurance-related disputes – especially within professional indemnity matters. Her sharp and analytical approach to matters is highly appreciated as well as her ability to very early onset the best strategy for a dispute.’

Key clients

Carlsberg A/S

DLG a.m.b.a.

Stark Danmark A/S

Intrum A/S

Hansen & Langeland ApS

SEAS-NVE Holding ApS

Bach Gruppen København A/S

ISS Facility Services A/S

Chubb Insurance

Topdanmark Forsikring A/S

Work highlights

  • Representing 314 institutional investors against Danske Bank in a secondary market claim following the Danske Banks AML scandal which was revealed in 2018 – the matter value exceeds €1bn.
  • Represented a large Danish company in the healthcare industry in an arbitration case regarding a DKK80m claim from a subcontractor regarding the interpretation of a cooperation agreement.
  • Acted on behalf of a property manager and its insurer in a professional liability dispute regarding a cooperative housing association.

Mazanti-Andersen

The dispute resolution team at Mazanti-Andersen has a strong reputation in handling high-profile bankruptcies. The department is well equipped to handle contentious matters at Supreme Court level, with skilled litigators Anne Almose Røpke, Philip S. Thorsen and Morten Samuelsson in the team. It also represents clients in complex cross-border disputes, working on matters that often involve the US, Asia and multiple jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Anne Almose Røpke; Philip S. Thorsen

Other key lawyers:

Morten Samuelsson

Testimonials

‘Professionally qualified and service minded.’

‘The team has a personal approach to finding the best solutions. The team includes commercial interest and a great understanding of commercial renting in the process of finding an amicable solution through negotiations.’

‘Persistent and creative team, they seek solutions and new angles to the case.’

‘Hardworking and diligent in all perspectives and matters. Fast answers and advice with a firm look at the client’s cost base and commercial aspects.’

‘Mazanti-Andersen has a really strong team with smart people who also have a well-developed sense of humour. A rare quality in a Danish law firm. They combine excellent legal knowledge with likeable personal traits.’

‘We have a long cooperation with MA. They are spot on when it comes to making quick decisions and very well connected. I feel Philip Thorsen is always available.’

Key clients

AIG Europe Ltd.

Codan

Tryg

HDI Gerling

Allianz

Willis

Navigators Int.

Danske Boligadvokater

Work highlights

  • Representing one of the defendants, who was acquitted by the court of first instance, following the bankruptcy of Roskilde Bank (a regional Danish Bank) the government agency Finansiel Stabilitet sued directors and Ernst & Young for DKK1bn.
  • Represented the client in an investigation by a Commission comprised by a High Court Judge, a professor and a lawyer ordered by the Danish Parliament into possible unlawful administration in segregating immigrant spouses if one was minor.
  • Represented the former CEO of Fredericia in a lawsuit brought by the bankruptcy estate of the theatre.

Nielsen Nørager

Nielsen Nørager handles disputes before arbitration forums and courts at both national and international levels, including the CJEU and the ECtHR. The team has experience in a range of disputes, including those related to public law, EU law, M&A matters and insurance issues. Practice leadership is split three ways between commercial and company law expert Eigil Lego Andersen, Michael Kjær Lauritsen , who conducts cases before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board, and Henrik Peytz. Michael Wiisbye is recommended for his extensive expertise in insurance law.

Practice head(s):

Eigil Lego Andersen; Michael Kjær Lauritsen; Henrik Peytz

Other key lawyers:

Michael Wiisbye; Jan Presfeldt

Testimonials

‘Nielsen Nørager is known as a solid practice, with several of the partners seen as market leaders.’

‘Michael Wiisbye is not just the co-author of the commentary on the Danish Liability and Damages Act but also one of the most used attorneys in insurance litigation in Denmark. His wide knowledge of insurance law and his academic skills places him at the absolute top of the most experienced and used litigators in Denmark.’

‘I have known Michael Wiisbye from the team for many years and I can highly recommend him. He is both very pleasant and very skilled within insurance and dispute resolution.

‘Michael Wiisbye’s devotion and clear sighted handling of cases. And vast experience within insurance litigation. And he is very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

HDI Speciality

HDI Global

NKT

Skuld

IF Insurance

Codan Insurance

Tryg Insurance

ALKA Insurance

Danfoss

Work highlights

  • Represented the Danish Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Society for Nature Conservation against the European Commission, the Federal Republic of Germany and IGG before the Extended Composition of the General Court regarding the legality of the Commission’s State aid decision on the so-called “export declaration practice” in favor of the North German border shops involving the annual sales of approximately 1 billion canned beverages without charging the otherwise mandatory German deposit.
  • Represented one of Denmark’s largest corporations, Danfoss A/S, in a dispute with two insurance companies concerning coverage for a worldwide recall of defect valves used in i.a. automobiles and many commercial products.
  • Represented the Danish insurance company Codan Insurance in a dispute regarding the infection of thousands of pigs.

NJORD Law Firm

NJORD Law Firm specialises in multi-party, complex litigation within a variety of legal areas spanning insurance law, shareholder actions and securities law. The group is also strong in administrative law, handling cases before administrative tribunals as well as defending municipalities and private companies and acting on behalf of the European Commission in CJEU cases against the Kingdom of Denmark. Thomas Ryhl and Jeppe Brogaard Clausen jointly head up the practice. Other names to note are transport and shipping specialist Ulla Fabricius and tax expert Robert Mikelsons.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Ryhl; Jeppe Brogaard Clausen

Other key lawyers:

Ulla Fabricius; Robert Mikelsons

Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable in Transport and Insurance Law.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola

Louis Vuitton

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

J. Lauritzen A/S

L’Oréal

Philips HealthTech

IF Skadeforsikring

Codan (RSA)

Bring Trucking (Posten Norge)

Omni Bridgeway (formerly IMF Bentham Group)

Novartis Pharma

Danish Ministry of Justice/Danish Parliament

Work highlights

  • Representing Novartis Pharma & Ferring Pharmaceuticals on Europe-wide litigation against parallel importers.
  • Representing Allianz Invest and 1700 other large institutional investors in the largest claim ever filed in Denmark, seeking more than €2.3bn in damages from Novo Nordisk A/S for violations of the Market Abuse Regulation.
  • Representing Bring in Jetzi vs Bring, an EU landmark case on international road transports against a coalition of European trade unions.

Skau Reipurth

Skau ReipurthComparative Guides promotional icon‘s dispute resolution team houses two specialised sub-teams; one focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration while the other focuses on construction disputes. Frederik Kromann Jespersen heads up the commercial litigation team, which handles post-M&A disputes, professional and product liability claims, and securities litigation. On the construction side, clients praise the team for being ‘absolutely top notch’; it is jointly led by Jeppe Reipurth and Peter Dianati, who is ‘one of the most skilled construction law arbitrators in Denmark.’ Rasmus Schmidt departed to Bech-Bruun in 2022.

Other key lawyers:

Peter Skau-Andersen

Testimonials

‘Their construction law dispute team is second to none and absolutely top notch in Denmark.’

‘Peter Dianati’s team in particular is second to none in regards to construction law because of the huge knowledge, client attention and availability.’

‘Peter Dianati is one of the most skilled construction law arbitrators in Denmark if not the best. As well as being very skilled and theoretically extremely knowledgeable within construction law, he is also pragmatic, solution-oriented and a good colleague. However, he can also be very tough and a warrior when a situation calls upon that. In a construction dispute, you would want him in your corner.’

Key clients

G.V.L Entreprise A/S

Pack Tech A/S

Kereby ApS

Andersen & Heegaard A/S

A.P. Møller Mærsk A/S

Mærsk Olie & Gas A/S

Kjær Knudsen A/S

BAM Danmark A/S

Kraftanlagen München GmBH

Schneider Electric Danmark A/S

Hardesty & Hanover LLC

A/S Julius Nielsen & Søn

Zibra Group & Zibra Family Office

Adecco

Labflex A/S

Deloitte Corporate Finance

Primagaz

Gefion Group A/S

Bo-Vita

Rockwool A/S

La Societe Itas Pylônes

Køge Hospital

Project Team I/S

Odense Hospital Project Team Joint Venture I/S

Storstrøm Bridge

Joint Venture I/S

Itinera Denmark, branch of Itinera S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented the chairman of the board of directors of a global money-lending business in criminal proceedings initiated against the company and the board of directors by the Danish Consumer Ombudsman.
  • Advising a major real estate developer in an ongoing arbitration case against the turnkey contractor with a case value of around €6.4m.
  • Representing G.V.L. Enterprise A/S in a major ongoing arbitration against I/S Amager Ressourcecenter regarding Amager Bakke (Copenhill).

Andersen Partners

The ‘highly responsive and extremely astute’ team at Andersen Partners handles cases before the civil courts as well as arbitration tribunals. Practice head Jakob Blicher Ravnsbo acts for companies in risk management and damage control mandates, and the group also has experience in IP issues and insurance litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Blicher Ravnsbo

Other key lawyers:

Ulrik Christrup; Kenneth Cramer

Testimonials

‘Highly responsive and extremely astute.’

‘The team’s competencies as well as the ability to respond quickly to inquiries.’

‘I have primarily had contact with Jakob B. Ravnsbo, who is very competent and quick to respond to the challenges that have arisen.’

Key clients

Dansk Boligbyg A/S

Contiga A/S

Ewii A/S

Lowenco A/S

Egil Rasmussen A/S

A. Hak International BV

ARK Advokatpartnerselskab

Specialising in dispute resolution and insurance claims, ARK Advokatpartnerselskab has particular expertise in compliance issues, cyber insurance matters, personal injury and employer’s liability cases, financial line matters and insurance fraud claims. The group is jointly led by Jesper Ravn, Allan Kvist-Kristensen and Thomas Dall Jensen.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Ravn; Allan Kvist-Kristensen; Thomas Dall Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Anne Mette Myrup Opstrup

Key clients

Topdanmark Forsikring

Tryg Forsikring

ALKA

AIG

Allianz

Protector Forsikring

QBE

HDI

Gjensidige Forsikring

Købstædernes Forsikring

Concordia Forsikring

Velliv Liv og Pension

Work highlights

  • Representing DBU (Danish Football Association) in an ongoing dispute with the Danish Football Players association regarding coverage for national team players.
  • Representing Gjensidige Forsikring in a Supreme Court case regarding the interpretation of art. 3 in the Motor Insurance Directive and the interpretation of the Vnuk-ruling by the ECJ under Danish Law.
  • Representing Tryg Forsikring in an €80m possible reclaim matter arising out of a fire in Belgium.

Aumento Law Firm

Aumento Law Firm handles a range of disputes, with particular expertise in real estate and M&A claims. Practice leadership is split three ways between Mikael Delin, who primarily acts in construction and insurance disputes; Anders Aagaard, who has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional disputes; and IP and trade mark expert Lisbet Andersen.

Practice head(s):

Mikael Delin; Anders Aagaard; Lisbet Andersen

Testimonials

‘The team is well connected.’

‘Worked with Lisbet Andersen, who is pragmatic and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Schou Company A/S

Tryg Forsikring A/S

HDI Global Specialty SE, Denmark

Ejendomsselskabet Egeskovvej ApS

Expressions India

Dansk Merchant Capital A/S

Work highlights

  • Represented Rambøll Danmark A/S and its liability insurer, Tryg Forsikring, in an arbitration case regarding a €3.4m claim for damages and fee reduction brought by a municipality-owned utility company regarding alleged negligence in connection with Rambøll’s design of a 17km transportation pipe for slurry.
  • Represented Schou Company in preliminary injunction proceedings in two instances in a DKK2m matter.
  • Represented Ejendomsselskabet in both the District Court and the High Court in the defence against an earlier shareholder claiming payment of a shareholder loan which was in both instances held to be subject to limitation and as such time-barred.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab specialises in disputes within the IT and technology sector. Søren Narv Pedersen heads up the practice and has experience in employment and trade secret matters before the Labour Court and arbitration tribunals. Peer B. Petersen is another name to note, advising on the full spectrum of IP issues. For corporate and M&A matters, Morten Rosenmejer is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Søren Narv Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Peer B. Petersen; Morten Rosenmejer

Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird possess unique legal skills, flexibility, and truthfulness, which together with trying the case within the budget made an otherwise burdensome process a very good experience.’

‘We chose Bird & Bird because they bring a second to none competence to the table in all areas of complicated disputes, most importantly a commercial understanding of the commerciality of the business the dispute was about.’

‘Morten Rosenmejer is outstanding in commercial litigation. At the very top and helped secure a major multi-million win for the client.’

‘When it comes to legal disputes, there are no other firms we will work with on dispute resolution. We stick with Morten Rosenmejer and Bird & Bird.’

Key clients

Åndsvidenskabsforlaget (the Spiritual Science Foundation)

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Netcompany A/S

BGI Europe A/S

Ascendis Pharma A/S

Nordic Renewables

Jørns Rutetrafik

The Association against Illegal Data Retention

Advokatkontoret Fabritius Tengnagel & Heine

Advokatkontoret Fabritius Tengnagel & Heine is ‘fantastic’, acting for clients in international arbitration matters as well as commercial litigation, D&O liability claims and white-collar litigation. The group is jointly led by the ‘excellent’ Thomas Bøgelund Norvold and Søren Locher who handle disputes at both a national and international level.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Bøgelund Norvold; Søren Locher

Testimonials

‘This firm is fantastic. They know their business and what they are talking about. They can give you really good counselling.’

‘They are partners and have an interest in that the company has integrity and solves matters to the highest standards.’

‘It is a very unique law firm where service and attention are very high and very positive.’

‘Their attention and interest in clients are very special and outstanding.’

‘Thomas Bøgelund-Norvold is an excellent litigator with a good tactical sense.’

‘The dispute resolution team at Fabritius Tengnagel & Heine is involved in many large and complex litigation disputes and provides advice and represents clients in various cases heard before Danish courts. They know how to conduct proceedings and to make sure that the client receives good strategic advice. They are experienced and good at adapting to changing situations.’

Key clients

Former Board Member of The Danish Home Insurance Company (Husejernes Forsikring A/S)

OW-Bunker, estate in Bankruptcy

Burford Capital

GALST

GALST handles a broad range of disputes, with a special focus on IP issues, real estate and construction claims, and litigatio in the electricity and gas supply industry. International arbitrator Kristian Dreyer specialises in real estate and construction disputes and has experience before the High Court against the National Land Registration Court. Christian Steen Laursen has particular expertise in business rent disputes and Hans Christian Galst focuses on IP enforcement issues. The trio jointly co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Dreyer; Christian Steen Laursen; Hans Christian Galst

Testimonials

‘The partners provide good service for our International clients. They have the necessary expertise. They always provide clear communication and recommendations, in a level fit for both SME and corporate clients.’

‘Excellent service level. Always fast to reply and provide service with a focus on the legal and financial situation in mind.’

‘GALST provides an in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution, especially within real estate and lease law.’

‘We are very grateful for having worked with Christian Steen Laursen. He masters in-depth real estate knowledge combined with an outstanding commercial understanding.’

‘The entire staff at GALST are extremely skilled in their separate fields, especially in IPR-law and with immense practical experience. Using these forces, they succeed in finding solutions, fast and cost-efficient. Sometimes it almost feels like they know our business better than we do ourselves. That makes the cooperation easy and productive.’

‘Kristian Dreyer is one of the most highly skilled lawyers within his field. He is very pleasant to work with, has a unique level of knowledge and as he is determined to succeed, he will fight for his client’s interest without rest.’

‘The firm has a hands-on approach and are easy to get in touch with.’

Key clients

KODA

DEAS A/S

Evida Nord A/S

Radius Elnet A/S

Ørsted Salg & Service A/S

Foreningen De Unges Almene Boligselskab

CEJ A/S

Jeudan A/S

Atradius Collections

Capital Investment

Sony Mobile

NEWSEC A/S

Euromaster Danmark A/S

Danish Association of Chartered Estate Agents

Danish Property Federation

LM Ericsson AB

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Azetz A/S

AFK Koncernen

Sjeldani Boligadministration A/S

Danish Association of private co-operative housing (ABF)

Inova Energy ApS

Inova Nordic ApS

CNR Invest ApS

Work highlights

  • Assisting property administration company DEAS with repossession proceedings of leaseholds for the landlord as well as handling court and arbitration cases on behalf of its clients/property owners in regards to construction.
  • Assisting AB Hauchsborg in a €1.25m claim regarding the evaluation of an apartment in a cooperative housing building.
  • Representing AB Vigerslevgaard in a dispute against Københavns Kommune (Copenhagen municipality) concerning mold/fungus with health implications in a larger building used by a kindergarten comprising 225 kids.

Lassen Ricard

Lassen Ricard‘s dispute resolution team handles major litigation work and arbitration as well as ad hoc mediation. The group acts for a wide range of clients, from major offshore construction companies to Danish and foreign broadcasters. Practice co-heads Henrik Schütze and Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen are experienced in international arbitration; the former focuses on construction and IP law while the latter is an expert in emerging and high-growth companies. For privacy and libel litigation, co-head Peter Lambert is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Peter Lambert; Henrik Schütze; Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen

Key clients

Bladt Industries A/S

Lund Elmer Sandager

Lund Elmer Sandager covers the full spectrum of commercial disputes, from class actions and liability cases to specialised disputes relating to capital market transactions and complex financial matters. Practice head Morten Schwartz Nielsen  is ‘outstanding’ and handles financial disputes that often involves a cross-border element. The group also has expertise in international arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

Morten Schwartz Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Kristian Buus-Nielsen; Ulrik Bayer

Testimonials

‘A very dedicated team of employees at Lund Elmer Sandager. Good portal to work with.’

‘The team is strong both in Danish and international affairs. They always respond fast and with high-quality input.’

‘Morten and his team deliver at all times. We consider them a valuable part of our business and include them in our daily operations. They have great strength in knowing our industry and business, which puts them in a unique position to advise us.’

‘The team has a great ability to be very knowledgeable about our company, its strategy and market position. This positions them to give us advice that fits perfectly with our company and keeps its development on hand. The combination of legal advice and know-how of our company is a great strength.’

‘Highly experienced law firm with full-service litigation expertise.’

‘I have worked exclusively with the litigation department at Lund Elmer Sandager. The team is knowledgeable, transparent and helpful in the way it sets out its advice.’

‘The litigation team is experienced and has been instructed on some of the largest litigation cases in Denmark and is involved in international matters. The practice has a good insight into various industries, especially financial services.’

‘Morten Schwartz Nielsen – an outstanding partner with excellent experience. Really hands-on with difficult issues, a real trial advocate and a real workhorse in paper-heavy cases.’

Key clients

Association of OW Bunker investors

Rabobank

Grenkeleasing ApS

H. C. Hansen

Iveco Danmark A/S

Radius Elnet A/S

Velkommen A/S

TechToPay Limited

Fleasing

Siemens Financial Services

Ricoh Danmark A/S

Nellemann Leasing A/S

De Lage Landen

Ørsted Sales & Distribution A/S

Basisbank A/S

Work highlights

  • Representing investors in a class action on liability after the collapse of OW Bunker A/S.
  • Assisted a client in a matter regarding non-payment of outstanding amounts.
  • Assisted H.C. Holding Investeringsaktieselskab in a matter regarding a financial liability dispute.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Moalem Weitemeyer handles D&O liability claims, M&A disputes and contractual issues in property and construction cases. The group also has experience in insolvency proceedings, representing creditors and bankruptcy estates. Thomas Weitemeyer and Frantz Sigersted-Rasmussen co-head the department and have extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Testimonials

‘The team has a great business understanding, and can relate the case very efficiently to the court. They came well prepared to the court and presented the case very efficiently.’

‘Personal contact, understanding of the case, presenting effectively in the court.’

‘The team at Moalem & Weitemeyer makes you feel safe and taken care of.’

‘From the first time I met Thomas Weitemeyer I felt safe in a very special situation. He is very calm and to the point without being aggressive. Even in court he understands how to play the game in the best possible way.’

Key clients

STO Danmark A/S

Glunz & Jensen A/S

Polaris Equity K/S

DSV Panalpina A/S

Flatirons Solutions, Inc.

Garmin Nordic Denmark A/S

Andritz Feed and Bio Fuel A/S

Spektrum Fondsmæglerselskab A/S

RPI – Munio ApS

MW Production ApS

Global Finance Network Ltd

Pitzner Ejendomme A/S

FC Nordsjælland

Work highlights

  • Representing a client in a major dispute related to cartel and antitrust agreements and breaches of competition law.
  • Representing the former board member of Hesalight in relation to a liability claim from the bankruptcy estate.
  • Representing the claimant in an arbitration case concerning the parties’ disagreement on the interpretation of certain provisions in the shareholders’ agreement between the parties pertaining to the claimant’s put option triggered by a change of control in the respondent.

SIRIUS advokater

At SIRIUS advokater, practice leadership of the dispute resolution team is split between Benjamin Lundström, Søren Stenderup Jensen and Kurt Helles Bardeleben, who handle mediation, litigation and arbitration proceedings, respectively. The group has significant experience in disputes relating to the construction sector and public law, acting for local governments as well as clients within the public utility sector.

Practice head(s):

Benjamin Lundström; Søren Stenderup Jensen; Kurt Helles Bardeleben

Key clients

Byggeskadefonden

Faxe kommune (municipality)

SK Forsyning A/S

Hessel Pharma

Telenor A/S

Instalaciones Inabensa SA

Sirius Company A/S

PROSA labour union

Ase

Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Entreprenørfirmaet Einar Kornerup A/S

CSK Stålindustri A/S, large steel contractor

DJØF labour union

Københavns kommune

Køge Kommune

Veks

Allerød Kommune

AAB

KAB

fsb

Fredensborg Kommune

WorldTicket A/S