Energy in Denmark
Bech-Bruun is noted for its 'excellent communication, industry knowledge, accessibility and quick turn-around times' with expertise in contracts, disputes and regulatory issues. Practice head Per Hemmer is 'a trusted adviser' and is an expert in transactional issues; he recently worked on Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany running through the Baltic Sea. Another recent highlight was renewable energy specialist Jakob Østervang assisting Global Green Energy with the sale of a wind park in Italy. Simon Milthers is considered an 'excellent transactional adviser' and the department also fields wind energy specialist Peter Østergaard Nielsen; Johan Weihe, who is an expert in oil and gas regulations; and senior associate Anders Hørlyck Jensen, who focuses on wind projects.
Bruun & Hjejle stands out for its energy sector expertise with notable experience in M&A transactions and alternative investments into the space, acting for national and international clients. The group also handles complex energy disputes and assists with regulatory mandates. In a recent highlight, Mogens Thorninger advised on the formation of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' third infrastructure fund, which will invest in energy projects. Other mandates include Jensen and Jesper Schultz Larsen assisting New Energy Investment with its sale of shares in Ørsted, and practice head Nicolaj Kleist representing Statnett in a dispute before the Danish Energy Board of Appeal relating to the power cable connection between Denmark and Norway. Andreas Nielsen is also a key name for energy-related M&A work.
At Horten, the 'excellent' practice is led by Søren Hornbæk Svendsen, who handles transactions, commercial contracts and contentious matters, and recently advised Energinet on its cross-border gas pipeline project that connects Denmark to Poland. Other mandates include Nicolai Mallet assisting Global Wind Power France with the sale of its wind turbine development projects in Germany to Enertrag, and Line Markert advising Assens Forsyning on the provision of a data-driven system for wastewater treatment. Clients also single out oil and gas, and renewable energy transactional specialist Christian Tullberg, who provides 'timely and pragmatic advice'; other noteworthy individuals include Klavs Gravesen, who handles agreements between energy companies and municipalities; and senior associate René Frisdahl Jensen, who specialises in energy and supply law.
Kromann Reumert has been involved in a number of transactions and financings in the energy space; notable examples include Jens Blomgren-Hansen assisting Export Credit Agency with its part financing of the Formosa offshore wind park in Taiwan, Jørgen Kjergaard Madsen advising Athena Investments on the sale of its Danish onshore wind farms to Wind Estate, and Anders Stubbe Arndal acting for Ørsted on the sale of its upstream oil and gas business to Ineos. Christian Richard Ibsen also advised Eniig Energi on its acquisition of HMN Naturgas.
Plesner is active in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors with clients including Dana Petroleum and Gaz-Systems; team leader Niklas Korsgaard Christensen advised the latter on the €500bn Baltic Pipe Project, which will be a gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland. Christensen also assisted Dong E&P with its €1.5bn upstream oil and gas development project in the North Sea, and Mikkel Falkenberg acted for AP Moller on its sale of Maersk to Total.
With 'a good understanding of the client's needs', DLA Piper Denmark has 'strong legal competencies across local regulations and rules' and is led by renewable energy expert Jacob Sparre Christiansen. Recent highlights include Christiansen advising Vestforsyning on a project involving the placement of new wind turbines at Gedmose wind farm in Jutland, and oil and gas and mineral extraction specialist Per Vestergaard Pedersen assisting the Government of Greenland with licensing issues for the exploration and extraction of minerals.
NJORD Law Firm
NJORD Law Firm focuses on the renewable energy sector with expertise across contentious and non-contentious matters. Thomas Ryhl is an expert in regulatory issues and advised a green technology company on its development of charging stations with an energy company and automobile manufacturer. Claas Thöle is also noteworthy and is highly skilled in renewable energy transactions.
Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is highly active in energy-related transactions; Jacob Vinther recently advised Energi Fyn on its takeover of NGF Nature Energy and the transfer of its natural gas end users, and Laurits Schmidt Christensen assisted DCC with its acquisition of the majority of Shell’s fuel business assets in Denmark. Chevron and Hess are also clients. Kåre Stolt heads up the team and is highly experienced in M&A work.
The team at Poul Schmith has 'key knowledge of some of the largest offshore engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contracts in the Danish Continental Shelf' and provides 'hands-on knowledge and insight in dispute proceedings'. Offshore specialist and team co-head Klint Klingberg-Jensen is 'very skilled and experienced' in handling contracts and disputes, and fellow co-head Sune Fugleholm is highly experienced in public and administrative law; Fugleholm recently advised the Danish Energy Agency on its approval of the transfer of Maersk’s oil and gas activities in the North Sea to Total following Total's acquisition of AP Moller from Maersk. Another key practitioner is public law specialist Jesper Nørøxe, who is 'always well prepared and has in-depth knowledge of the issues at hand'.