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Bet365, Discovery and BBC World Service are clients of Horten, which provides 'practical advice' paired with 'exceptional responsiveness'. Team head Nina Henningsen is an expert in media, IP and gambling law, and primarily focuses on non-contentious matters. Contentious issues are handled by Asger Heine Jensen, who is highly skilled in copyright disputes. Insolvency expert Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen is also recognised; he advised North Media Online on its acquisition of a minority stake in textbook publishing company, Lix.

Peter Lambert leads the practice at Lassen Ricard and is an expert in contentious issues. Other key names include Henrik Schßtze, who is highly experienced in copyright law and publishing agreements; Steen Lassen, who assisted the Union of Broadcasting Organisations with its contracts with TV distributors; and Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup, who is experienced in copyright and competition law. Discovery and Warner Bros are also clients.

Plesner predominantly focuses on IP, commercial, technology and publishing matters in the media and entertainment sector. Key figures from the team include corporate and compliance expert Michael Hopp, marketing and consumer law specialist  Emil Jurcenoks, and Kasper Frahm, who has extensive experience in IP. Michael Vilhelm Nielsen joined Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen in 2018.

Bech-Bruun is recognised for its 'in-depth knowledge of the law', 'ability to understand the market' and 'focus on the job and the real objectives'. Niels M. Andersen is an expert in transactions and agreements, and advised Blackwood Seven on an investment from a number of investors, and IP expert Claus Barrett Christiansen acted for Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen in a contractual dispute with his former manager. Technology specialist Arly Carlquist is also a key figure.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab's team has expertise in IP and gambling matters for a range of international and domestic clients. Department head Peer B. Petersen recently advised Sony Music Entertainment Denmark on its audio book publishing platform, Movellas, and also assisted M2 Film with its commercial agreements. Senior associates Mogens Vestergaard and Mikkel Taanum are also noted; Taanum is experienced in gambling law.

The practice at Gorrissen Federspiel is skilled in matters encompassing competition, IP, data protection, M&A and contentious issues. Christian Alsøe handles IP, competition and M&A-related litigation; competition law specialist Erik KjÌr-Hansen and IP litigator Lasse A Søndergaard Christensen are also key names to note.

The Danish Players Association, Danske Medier and Fremantle are key clients of Kromann Reumert. Group leader Martin Dahl Pedersen also recently represented Aller Media in matters relating to its publication SEogHØR, which was involved in a phone hacking scandal; and acted for Dorte Riis Madsen, who is the former manager of Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen, in a contractual dispute.

Bruun & Hjejle handles matters involving technology,  IP, marketing and commercial law. IT expert Morten Stadil heads up the team and assisted BerlingskeMedia with its acquisitions of euroinvestor.com and valutakurser.dk from Euroinvestor.com, and advised Radio24Syv on Danish media regulations.

DLA Piper Denmark is active in the music industry and is also involved in issues relating to sports and broadcasting. Recent highlights include team head Jens Krogh Petersen assisting Danish rock band Volbeat with its agreements with music management group, Q Prime; and Joachim Kundert Jensen advising Danish popstar Christopher on his management change, and also handling Gulddreng's contract renewal with Universal Music.

Lundgrens' skillset focuses on IP, M&A, tax and employment-related work. Morten Rosenmejer is highly experienced in TMT-related transactions and heads up the practice; he advised boxer Mikkel Kessler on his promotional and commercial contracts. Other key names include Christian Scherfig, who advised video game competition production company RFRSH on its general commercial issues, and director Søren Danelund Reipurth, who focuses on copyright and trade mark law.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen has a substantial reputation in gambling law, with additional expertise in the fashion, media and sports sectors. Pernille NørkÌr leads the team, which recently gained of counsel Michael Vilhelm Nielsen from Plesner, who has extensive experience in entertainment, gambling and sports law. NørkÌr's recent work includes advising FC NordsjÌlland on its international player transfers and agents agreements, and also obtaining gambling licenses for Tipico Services and Group 888.

Nielsen Nørager is recognised for its copyright work in the television industry. In a recent highlight, Henrik Peytz acted for Discovery in a €150m damages case against TV 2 relating to losses incurred by the client due to unlawful rebates.

NJORD Law Firm handles commercial contracts, employment issues, tax work, IP matters, data protection work and marketing mandates in the media and entertainment sector. Jeppe Brogaard Clausen leads the practice and has extensive experience in copyright and entertainment law.

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