Foreign firms in Greenland

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel utilises the full strength of the firm to provide a cross-practice Greenland desk, which assists Greenlandic and international clients with corporate and commercial mandates including corporate finance work, real estate issues and project-related matters. The group is notably active in Greenland’s main industries and has recently advised on high-profile projects across the energy, mining, infrastructure, shipping, transport and fishing sectors. The team also recently added further local law capacity through its alliance with Greenlandic firm, Arctic Law Greenland ApS, which came into effect in late 2022. Corporate expert Michael Meyer leads the group and is also head of the firm’s wider energy and infrastructure practice; other key individuals include shipping specialist Peter Appel; finance experts Morten Hans Jakobsen and Thomas Maaberg Hansen, who focus on finance work in the transport and infrastructure sectors respectively; and litigator Jacob Skude Rasmussen.

Practice head(s):

Michael Meyer

Other key lawyers:

Peter Appel; Morten Hans Jakobsen; Jacob Skude Rasmussen; Thomas Maaberg Hansen; Rikke Schiøtt Petersen

Key clients

Air Greenland


Greenland Invest

Greenland Venture

Lumina Sustainable Materials A/S

Polar Seafood Greenland

Royal Arctic Line

Royal Greenland

Tanbreez Mining Greenland

Tusass A/S (previously known as TELE Greenland)

Work highlights

  • Advising Tanbreez Mining Greenland A/S in connection with its mining project relating to a deposit of rare earth minerals in Killavaat Alannguat (Southern Greenland).
  • Advised Polar Seafood Greenland on a wreck removal order relating to the sinking of its fishing trawler, Polar Aassik, in western Greenland in 2021.
  • Advised flag carrier airline Air Greenland on its major fleet renewal with the acquisition and finance, through a US bond issuance, of one new Airbus A330-800NEO aircraft, two used H255 helicopters and six used EC155 helicopters.


The Greenland desk at Horten provides clients with advice on the full spectrum of Greenlandic issues with notable expertise in key industries including the oil and gas, infrastructure and mining sectors. Key areas of recent activity include advising on inbound investments, corporate transactions and project mandates. The group also benefits from the firm’s association with leading domestic firm, Nuna Advokater. Energy sector experts Søren Hornbæk Svendsen and Klavs Gravesen, and corporate specialist Christian Tullberg are the key contacts.

Other key lawyers:

Søren Hornbæk Svendsen; Klavs Gravesen; Christian Tullberg

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert’s Greenland desk is led by newly elected managing partner Christina Bruun Geertsen, who also leads the firm’s broader M&A practice and excels in capital markets mandates and commercial issues. Thomas Kaas is also an active member of the team and is the primary contact for financing and shipping matters, while litigator Erik Bertelsen and transactional specialist Mads Reinholdt Sørensen also contribute to the practice from the firm’s Aarhus base. The group acts for a varied roster of global and Greenlandic clients and has recently assisted with work stemming from the infrastructure, shipping, fishing and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Christina Bruun Geertsen

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Kaas; Erik Bertelsen; Mads Reinholdt Sørensen; Jens Blomgren-Hansen

Key clients


Niisa Trawl A/S

Royal Greenland A/S

Polar Seafood

Royal Arctic Line A/S


Xploration Services Greenland A/S

Frederikshaab Betoncentral ApS

Tele Greenland A/S

Pon Equipment and Pon Power Greenland ApS

Arctic Prime Coastal A/S

Entreprenørservice ApS

Qaleralik ApS

Permagreen Grønland A/S

Prime View ApS

Vinslottet Grønland A/S

Lasø A/S

Nørskov Group

Per Aarsleff Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Polar Seafood Denmark in connection with a sale of 50% of its shares to Brim Hf.
  • Assisted Per Aarsleff Holding A/S with the purchase of 70% of the shares in Permagreen Grønland A/S.
  • Assisted Royal Arctic Line in connection with shipbuilding contracts for four container vessels under Spanish tax lease structures.

Plesner Advokatpartnerselskab

Plesner Advokatpartnerselskab’s cross-practice group leverages the firm’s extensive experience in handling construction and infrastructure projects to advise on major projects in Greenland; this expertise is particularly demonstrated through the group’s recent involvement in the construction and financing of three new international airports in Greenland. The group is also recognised for its mining expertise and counts Greenland Minerals and KoBold Metals as clients. Managing partner Niklas Korsgaard Christensen and Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen jointly lead the practice, specialising in energy and mining issues respectively. Jimmy Skjold Hansen is the key contact for contentious work and Esben Kjær focuses on corporate mandates in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Jimmy Skjold Hansen; Esben Kjær

Key clients

Kalaallit Airports A/S

Greenland Minerals A/S and Greenland Minerals Ltd.

KoBold Metals Co

Work highlights

  • Assisted Kalaallit Airports with drafting and negotiating all construction contracts regarding the development, construction and financing of three international airports in Greenland.
  • Representing Greenland Minerals in a high-stakes and high-profile international arbitration against Greenland and Denmark concerning Greenland Mineral’s rare earth mining project in Greenland.
  • Advised KoBold Metals Co on its joint venture with Blue Jay Mining Plc, which has the purpose of searching for new large deposits of battery metals and metals used for the green transition.


With particular knowledge of the Greenland energy and mining sectors, Bech-Bruun advises clients on obtaining mineral resource licences, public law issues and matters arising from energy infrastructure projects. Per Hemmer is the key contact and is an energy sector and climate specialist with knowledge of renewable energy projects and regulatory issues.

Other key lawyers:

Per Hemmer

DLA Piper Denmark

The Greenland practice at DLA Piper Denmark is a primary contact in the Danish market for the Greenland Government and has notable expertise in drafting new legislation; the firm also has longstanding experience acting for various Greenlandic ministries, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business and Trade, and the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Justice. Per Vestergaard Pedersen is the main contact and excels in the energy, climate, transport, logistics and infrastructure sectors, whilst also handling public law mandates. Competition litigation specialist Michael Klöcker and director Camilla Bjørslev Paulsen also contribute to the team.

Practice head(s):

Per Vestergaard Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Michael Klöcker; Camilla Bjørslev Paulsen

Key clients

Government of Greenland, Ministry of Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment

Government of Greenland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business and Trade

Government of Greenland, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Justice

Tusass A/S (Tele Greenland A/S)

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Greenland Government and its Ministry of Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment with assessments, advice and assistance in relation to matters regarding hydropower activities and licences and agreements for related renewable energy production plants like hydrogen or ammonia production plants.
  • Assisting Tusass in a High Court case regarding damages in connection with alleged refusal to supply.
  • Assisting Tusass in a damages case relating to a vessel, which damaged a sub marine cable owned by Tusass.