Accura Advokatpartnerselskab‘s ‘highly qualified‘ market-leading team uses its ‘deep understanding‘ of IT and outsourcing matters to advise a diverse client base of labour unions, pension funds and large pharmaceuticals companies; the team often advises clients on both the consumer and vendor sides of transactions. Practice head René Thornfeldt utilises his skills an ‘excellent negotiator‘ to handle large-scale outsourcings, development projects and IT acquisitions. The ‘hardworking and methodical‘ Lærke Louise Nielsen has over 13 years’ experience advising domestic and international corporates on outsourcings and IT disputes; she often provides financial institutions and medical device companies with regulatory advice.
Information technology in Denmark
Other key lawyers:
Jens Harkov Hansen; Dan Ermose; Lærke Louise Nielsen; Anne Mette Sand Nielsen; Claus Rolsted
‘Very strong understanding of the local market and one of the best third party advisers I see in Denmark. Getting close to be the market standard for advisers in the outsourcing world.’
‘Very good connections and understanding of outsourcing in Denmark. Good understanding of both the client and the vendor sides.’
‘Fast and hardworking, always prepared, ahead and constructive.’
‘René Thornfeldt is always available and foresees our needs. He knows the sector and its operations very well and uses all available knowledge to our benefit.’
‘Lærke Louise Nielsen is hardworking and methodical in all her approaches to problem solving, she is always a big help.’
‘Highly qualified, very efficient and always really business-minded advice.’
‘Strong team with deep understanding of processes, technology and relevant compliance. Accura’s team focuses on creating value for the client and handling the complex issues of clients projects.The team are very professional in their interactions with all stakeholders.’
‘René Thornfeldt, Lærke Louise Nielsen, and Claus Rolsted are highly competent.’
LEO Pharma A/S
VELUX A/S / VKR Holding A/S
Statens Serum Institut (SSI)
Radiometer Medical ApS
Municipality of Greve
Teknisk Landsforbund og A-kasse
BankInvest Holding A/S
H. Lundbeck A/S
Global Scanning Denmark A/S
Thales Denmark A/S
GEA Process Engineering A/S
Spar Nord Bank A/S
BK Medical ApS
Ulykkesforsikringsselskabet for Dansk Søfart
- Advised Fiskars Corporation on the establishment of an outsourced captive team in a nearshore location with a selected outsourcing provider.
- Advised VELUX on a large-scale global IT outsourcing program concerning the majority of VELUX’s IT services.
- Advised AP Pension on a project related to replacing AP Pension’s business-critical life insurance core systems and converting this into one combined solution.
The ‘experienced and skilled‘ team at Bech-Bruun handles the full scope of IT matters, from traditional system development and operational service agreements, to emerging technology issues relating to blockchain, IoT, and robotics. Based in Copenhagen, co-head Niels M. Andersen advises domestic and overseas corporates on public and private procurements, transfers and due diligence in addition to contract management related IT issues. Mikkel Friis Rossa co-heads the practice from Aarhus, and consistently ‘goes the extra mile‘ when advising corporates on strategic digital transformation projects, using his expertise at the intersection between data protection and IT law. Senior associate Joachim Nydam Bjerregaard handles contractual and regulatory issues within the IT and telecoms spaces.
Niels M. Andersen; Mikkel Friis Rossa
Other key lawyers:
Peter Lind Nielsen; Joachim Nydam Bjerregaard
‘One of the most experienced and skilled in the field.’
‘Mikkel Friis Rossa deserves a special mention, for standing out positively. Mikkel goes the extra mile, regardless of the client need. He is always available and dependable.’
Danish Foreign Ministry
The ‘very skilled and dedicated‘ team at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab uses its ‘deep insight‘ into IT and technology to advise global technology companies on transactional work, public digitisation projects and digital infrastructure matters. Practice head Jan Ussing Andersen primarily advises on machine learning and distributed ledger technology within the telecoms and financial services sectors. ‘Outstanding negotiator and IT counsel‘ Jesper Langemark is an expert in cloud computing and system procurement contracts, and Martin von Haller Grønbæk handles open data, source and blockchain matters. Lau Normann Jørgensen has key experience in contentious and non-contentious digitisation matters within the healthcare and financial services sectors, Nicolai Dragsted is a longstanding expert in outsourcing and development project disputes and arbitration proceedings, and Julie Bak-Larsen advises on IT-related disputes from a commercial, regulatory, and contentious perspective.
Jan Ussing Andersen
Other key lawyers:
Jesper Langemark; Lau Normann Jørgensen; Martin von Haller Grønbæk; Nicolai Dragsted; Julie Bak-Larsen
‘Jesper Langemark is an outstanding negotiator and IT counsel. He has been in this game for decades and simply knows which routes to take in negotiations and which routes not to take.’
‘The team have quick and open discussions and deliver valuable insights.’
‘The team has deep insight into the IT market. They are very skilled and dedicated to their clients.’
‘Jesper Langemark is our trusted adviser. He is diligent and a strong performer with the ability to take a holistic approach and contributes to getting cases solved.’
Ascendis Pharma A/S
Epic Systems Corporation
Hewlett-Packard ApS and Inc
AP Moller Maersk
Hitachi Data Systems
IBM Danmark ApS
Milestone Systems A/S
Novo Holdings A/S
City of Copenhagen
City of Aarhus
Danmark Apotekerforening (Danish Pharmacists Association)
Danish Ministry of Taxation
Too Good to Go
Tia Technology A/S (a Sapiens company)
Capgemini Danmark A/S
The ‘extremely skilled‘ team at Gorrissen Federspiel combines its expertise in pre-litigation and dispute resolution issues, digital regulatory work, outsourcings and IT contract management to advise banks, healthcare corporates and major players in the e-commerce sector. Ole Horsfeldt and Tue Goldschmieding jointly lead the team; Horsfeldt advises on system acquisition projects and digital transformations, while Goldschmieding advises on the implementation of IT security and compliance measures, and outsourcing and IT-related contracts. Associate Christian Aaby Köhler advises on the outsourcing of business processes, deals and IT services.
Ole Horsfeldt; Tue Goldschmieding
Other key lawyers:
Christian Aaby Köhler
‘They are extremely skilled lawyers and they are excellent in advising in a way where you know that you have the best legal support in a way where your business itself is taken into consideration. They are proactive, fair, and transparent.’
‘Very knowledgeable and professional team which has an honest and respectful way of advising.’
‘Tue Goldschmieding demonstrates impressive insights in IT, is very professional and able to see an issue not only from legal but also business perspective. A pleasure to work with.’
Kromann Reumert fields a ‘highly skilled‘ team, which acts for a diverse client roster of IT operators and international corporates, including Verizon, Arla Foods and Lego, on green-tech projects and authentication scheme development issues. ‘Exceptionally good negotiator and strategist‘ Søren Skibsted leads the team and often dispenses strategic and technical advice on large IT deals, while Kristian Storgaard has key experience in the negotiation and drafting of IT procurement contracts, and often dispenses IT-related regulatory and marketing advice. Christel Teglers is a digital transformation and technology project specialist, and associate Mia Thulstrup Gedbjerg handles procurement processes relating to technology projects and regularly advises on technological infrastructure projects for public authorities. Pia Kristine Voldmester joined the team from Bruun & Hjejle in June 2022, bringing her expertise in data protection work.
Other key lawyers:
Jan Hvarre; Jette Hessellund Lauridsen; Kristian Storgaard; Torben Waage; Christel Teglers; Mia Thulstrup Gedbjerg; Pia Kristine Voldmester
‘Søren Skibsted knows the IT business very well and he has very good negotiation skills and a good business understanding. He is highly recommended. Søren is a very experienced and dedicated lawyer.’
‘The team is always up to speed and capable of giving advice also on new evolving aspects of IT law and works very efficiently.’
‘Søren Skibsted is an exceptionally good negotiator and strategist. He is clearly a leader in the area of information technology and an excellent adviser to have by your side – always calm and pleasant but still firm and direct. He always delivers thorough advice.’
‘The team is highly skilled, their knowledge and their insight into the IT infrastructure market is impressive.’
‘Great firm and team with excellent tech knowledge.’
Danish Financial Authority (Økonomistyrelsen)
AP Møller – Maersk
TDC (national PTO)
The IT and Development Agency of the Danish Ministry of Taxation (Udviklings- og Forenklingsstyrelsen)
Haldor Topsoe A/S
DLR Kredit A/S
Per Aarsleff A/S
IBM DK and international
Poul Schmith‘s team consists of ‘dedicated and highly qualified specialists‘ advising on contractual matters within an EU public procurement context. As primary adviser to the Danish government, the team acts on IT projects of national importance, in addition to serving municipalities and regional authorities. Tom Holsøe, Anni Noes Westergaard and Thomas Dithmer jointly lead the IT and digitisation practice; Holsøe and Westergaard both possess extensive knowledge of digitsation and transformation projects, and Westergaard focusing on IT issues within the healthcare sector and acts in digitisation disputes. The ‘very professional and extremely skilled‘ Dithmer is an IT specialist, who often advises public and private clients on systems acquisitions and cloud projects. Anders Bossen is ‘extremely competent‘ in advising on the procurement of cloud-based systems and agile IT developments.
Tom Holsøe; Anni Noes Westergaard; Thomas Dithmer
Other key lawyers:
Peter Hedegaard Madsen; Rasmus Holm Hansen; Milena Anguelova Krogsgaard; Anders Bossen; Emil Bisgaard
‘Deep knowledge of public sector with regard to laws and regulations.’
‘Poul Schmith is manned with dedicated and highly qualified specialists, namely, Anders Bossen and Anni Noes Westergaard.’
‘Anni Noes Westergaard and Anders Bossen are extremely competent and professionally skilled, and stand out as being reliable and trustworthy. They both go above and beyond and are pleasant to work with.’
‘It is a great pleasure to work with any individual from the team as they are highly skilled and have good insight. The team is proactive, solution-oriented and has great knowledge, they truly are trusted advisers.’
‘Emil Bisgaard shows very deep understanding of the crossroads between law, technology and commercial challenges and manages to combine them on a very high level.’
‘The partners in the tech-team deliver a competent and solution-focused service.’
‘Milena Anguelova Krogsgaard has outstanding legal and technical knowledge.’
‘Thomas Dithmer is a very professional and extremely skilled IT lawyer, he is also an incredibly pleasant person, from whom you can learn a lot, and who is willing to learn from others.’
The Capitol Region
The IT and Development Agency of the Danish Ministry of Taxation
Agency for Public Finance and Management – Ministry of Finance
Agency for Governmental IT Services
Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation
The Region of Zealand
Danish Agency for Digitisation
Andel Holding A/S
DSB (Danish State Railway)
The Ministry of Immigration and Integration
Banedanmark (Ministry of Transport)
Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency
The Danish Court Administration (Domstolsstyrelsen)
Statens og Kommunernes Indkøbsservice A/S (SKI)
Ministry for Interior and Housing
The Five Danish Regions
- Advised Statens og Kommunernes Indkøbsservice A/S (SKI), a central Danish procurement organisation on a number of framework agreements, including framework agreement 02.19 SaaS – Cloud, offering supplier SaaS solutions to Danish governmental and municipal authorities, being able to conduct and perform the relevant administration tasks.
- Advising the Danish Agency for Digitisation on the provision of a new national identity and authentication solution (called MitID) for the identification of persons and the issue of digital identities.
- Advised The Capitol Region on procuring a comprehensive RIS/PACS solution for the specialities radiology, clinical physiology and nuclear medicine as well as breast cancer screening at the regions hospitals.
The integrated data protection and privacy, IT and outsourcing team at Plesner has ‘mastered the art of creating major outsourcing contracts‘, and also has varied expertise in cloud computing technology and the regulatory prerequisites for financial businesses. Practice head Niels Christian Ellegaard is adept at handling IT contracts and project related disputes, while Michael Hur Bertelsen combines his expertise in M&A and technology to lead on large technology projects. Associate Stefan Cyron is ‘talented and diligent‘ and regularly advises multinational technology companies on the drafting and negotiation of IT agreements. Associate Nina Bech Damgaard Pedersen is ‘the perfect combination of thorough and pragmatic‘ when advising blue-chip financial institutions on outsourcing arrangements and software solutions.
Other key lawyers:
‘Plesner’s team has mastered the art of creating major outsourcing contracts. Both in terms of negotiating the agreement but also in terms of creating a pleasant and respectful negotiation environment.’
‘Stefan Cyron is one of the most talented and diligent lawyers I have ever worked with. He has an eye for the details but never loses sight of the bigger picture.’
‘Very strong skills and up to date knowledge with a high level of expertise and experience. Legally precise and commercially useful advice.’
‘The team has great insights within their area of expertise and is able to deliver very qualified advice. They are extremely competent and very friendly.’
‘Niels Christian Ellegaard has a thorough IT understanding on a whole different level than any other IT lawyer.’
‘Nina Bech Damgaard Pedersen is the perfect combination of thorough and pragmatic.’
Sund & Bælt Holding
Kemp & Lauritzen
Deutsche Telekom (formerly Sprint)
- Advised ZeroNorth A/S on the complex and strategically important acquisition of US-based tech company Clearlynx LLC.
- Advised Nets, a leading PayTech provider in the Nordics, on a variety of IT, technology, and outsourcing related matters, including negotiations with major IT vendors.
- Advised Sund og Bælt Holding A/S on the public tender for a new kilometre-based tolling system in Denmark for heavy traffic comprising both development and implementation projects as well as long-term operations.
Co Play Law
IT dedicated boutique firm Co Play Law houses a skilled team which advises venture-backed and private equity-backed companies, as well as mature corporations on IT system development issues and IT-related tenders. Practice head Mandeep Singh Rathour is a ‘one of a kind‘ practitioner who takes a ‘very authentic and honest’ approach when advising domestic and international clients on IT-related transactions and disputes. Michael Brandt advises local start-ups and international technology companies. Kim G. Hansen left the practice in June 2022.
Mandeep Singh Rathour
Other key lawyers:
The team is very skilled in legal tech. They know everything and always have experience with each situation clients encounter, so they can learn from the mistakes others make, before making them themselves, which is a huge advantage.’
‘Mandeep Singh Rathour is one of a kind. His very authentic and honest approach to everything creates tremendous trust in what he does and says. He is always ready to help, and he always explains everything at eye level.’
‘The practice is unique due to the competencies they have when handling information technology issues and contracts.’
Tusass A/S (formerly Tele Greenland A/S)
Festina Finance A/S
- Advised Danish fintech company Festina Finance on its agreement with the large Dutch pension administrator APG on the agreement for the development of an IT system for the policy and capital administration of its pension fund clients.
- Advised the Danish company Auditdata with its agreement with Specsavers on Auditdata’s provision of a new practice management system for Specsavers’ audiology business in the UK.
- Assisted the growing Danish IT Consultancy business Globeteam with various public tenders and the subsequent contractual documentation.
The ‘highly professional, very organised and reliable‘ team at DAHL Law Firm principally advises IT suppliers, government agencies and SMEs, and is adept at handling IT disputes and regulatory issues. Practice head Frederik Bruhn has over 20 years’ experience in advising IT service suppliers on IT and project acquisition agreements and outsourcing matters. Michael Goeskjær uses his ‘broad and detailed knowledge‘ of IT litigation and software licensing to advise large technology companies, areas in which Mads Nygaard Madsen has ‘profound experience‘, in addition to advising on contractual IT matters.
Other key lawyers:
Tim Nielsen; Michael Rehling; Mads Nygaard Madsen; Michael Goeskjær
‘The team is highly professional, very organised and reliable. Always manage to deliver very helpful and pragmatic advice. The communication is perfect with them.’
‘Michael Goeskjær is an experienced, dedicated lawyer, with broad and detailed knowledge.’
‘It is rare as a company to find law firms who are bold when it comes to technology and innovation on our behalf. In DAHL, clients find someone who wants what it best for them, even if that means taking a bit of risk on their end, and it is truly appreciated! There is no doubt in our mind that DAHL will be one of the definitive winners of the Legal Tech arms race!’
‘All individuals we have worked with have been incredible! The team at DAHL are not like other lawyers, but balance their advice and giving pragmatic sparring we can actually use to run our business!’
‘Mads Nygaard Madsen has profound experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for complex IT projects of high criticality. Further, Mads is extremely pleasant to work with.’
‘Tim Nielsen always responds with expertise and helpful advice.’
Dansk Beredskabskommunikation A/S (Motorola Solutions Danmark A/S)
NTT DATA A/S
The Danish Cancer Society
Søstrene Grenes Import A/S
Mentor IT A/S
Miracle 42 A/S
Ghost Ship Holding ApS
Scandi Systems A/S
Logisnext Denmark A/S
- Represented DXC Technology before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement in a matter where the Complaints Board ruled in favour of DXC Technology.
- Advised Volkswagen AG on a number of general sales conditions and related documents for a wide range of VW digital products/services placed inside and outside of the cars.
- Advised NTT DATA on its entrance into a large framework agreement with Grundfos A/S regarding the delivery of a variety of IT services, including implementation services, consultancy services and licensing.
DLA Piper Denmark‘s team is well versed in advising on IT and technology contracts, particularly those relating to outsourcings, and also handles IT systems procurements and dispute resolution issues. Marlene Winther Plas guides the team with over 20 years’ experience in advising public authorities and domestic and overseas corporations on technology transactions, development projects and the negotiation of IT contracts. Jon Lauritzen handles contentious matters, while associate Emil Agerskov Thuesen dispenses advice relating to digitalisation projects, IT system maintenance and software distribution issues.
Marlene Winther Plas
Other key lawyers:
Jon Lauritzen; Emil Agerskov Thuesen
‘Understanding clients’ businesses is vital. The team more than meet their client’s needs, are able to challenge current solutions and have broad experience.’
‘Marlene Winther Plas understands her client’s businesses and what drives the entire plan.’
City of Copenhagen
PNO Holding A/S
DCC Energy A/S
Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S
- Advised Landsbyggefonden on a tender for a large IT development project involving the development of a data warehouse, which is managed by the institution, while at the same time developing a financial posting system and a number of APIs for existing systems, which are licensed to (and used by) a number of decentralised units (social housing organisations) that report to the central data warehouse.
- Advised the City of Copenhagen on the procurement of an IT system managing housing of citizens in Copenhagen and suburbs, including the drafting of a large and complex IT contract which includes support, maintenance and system operation.
- Representing PDC in an ongoing lawsuit against Ultra Electronics Airport Systems (Ultra) on the termination of an IT contract by Ultra regarding an Airport Project in Oman, in which PDC was elected sub-contractor to Ultra following a public tender by the Oman Ministry of Transport and Communication.
Bruun & Hjejle‘s team handles a comprehensive range of IT matters, including the drafting and negotiation of outsourcing contracts and software license agreements, in addition to e-commerce and internet domain name issues. Morten Stadil and Kasper Laustsen jointly lead the practice; Stadil has a great deal of expertise in corporate and transactional matters within IT and outsourcing, while Laustsen frequently represents digital companies in IT disputes. Pia Kristine Voldmester departed the practice in June 2022.
Morten Stadil; Kasper Laustsen
‘Bruun & Hjejle has very quickly understood our business models and by that been a strong partner within contract negotiations.’
‘High level of professionalism and been able to interact with customers following the spirit of our own company.’
‘Strong business knowledge and flexibility.’
‘Morten Stadil provides excellent legal advice.’
Berlingske Media A/S
TV 2 Danmark
Veo Technologies ApS
Axcel Management A/S
Karnov Group AB
Pamplona Equity Partners, L.P.
Waterland Private Equity
Roima Intelligence/Intera Partners
- Advised listed legal information service provider Karnov Group AB in connection with a cross-border agreement to acquire the legal and regulatory information-based businesses of Thomson Reuters in Spain and Wolters Kluwer in Spain and France in a carve-out transaction for a cash consideration of €160m.
- Advised Sweet Media on the takeover of the let’s deal sites.
- Advised Danske Shoppingcentre (owned by ATP Ejendomme og Danica Pension) relating to its purchase of future IT services.
Lund Elmer Sandager’s practice predominantly advises a varied client base on system development and delivery processes, hosting and cloud licensing issues, and IT-related disputes and M&A matters. Practice co-head Torsten Hylleberg advises international clients in the Danish market on a variety of IT and technology matters, including application developments, SaaS contracts and IT outsourcings. Claus Spangenberg co-heads the practice alongside Hylleberg, and regularly advises technology businesses on IT and technology projects and large tender projects.
Torsten Hylleberg; Claus Spangenberg
Other key lawyers:
Anders Linde Reislev
Freja Transport & Logistics
Toyota Financial Services Danmark
Toyota Insurance Management
- Acted for Alldialogue, a software development business, in a contractual dispute with an important public/governmental customer.
- Advising on IT and technology agreements, mainly outsourcing and technology licensing agreements for TV2 Regions Broadcasting as well as drafting privacy policies, drafting and negotiating standard data processing agreements.
NJORD Law Firm’s team combines its expertise in public law and IT, and often advises on web development projects, IT agreements and negotiations, and system developments. Anders Wernblad is praised as a ‘thought leader and wonderful person‘, and is an IT and digitalisation specialist who advises on IT procurement projects. Wernblad also regularly advises The Danish Chamber of Commerce on e-commerce matters, and often represents clients against the Danish Consumer Ombudsman.
‘Anders Wernblad is a thought leader and wonderful person who one can entrust with the most important business and personal legal matters.’
Procon Solution A/S
Arbit Cyber Defence Systems ApS
Cookie Information A/S