Bech-Bruun > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile


Denmark > Banking and finance Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has a strong cross-border acquisition financing department that works closely with other practice groups to deliver a full-service offering to clients seeking domestic transactional, real estate finance and energy project financing advice. The team is also well equipped to handle issues relating to fund subscription financings and aviation finance, with the latter being an area in which Thomas Thordal Sevelsted is an expert. Practice head Morten Krogsgaard specialises in international finance law and represents major financial institutions including JP Morgan.

Practice head(s):


‘High responsibility and strong availability.’

‘The team is always available, sharp and highly professional. The team has very strong skills, and a really high level of competencies and professionalism. The counselling is always delivered with the highest possible standard and with an excellent performance.’

‘David Moalem is exceptional and his performance has been outstanding. David is always really sharp and highly skilled within Banking and Finance. His expertise really shines through, and he is always really pleasant.’

Key clients

3i Group Plc

Nordea Bank

Advent International

Blackstone Real Estate Group LP

Danske Bank A/S

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB


Scandinavian Airlines Denmark-Norway-Sweden

Hamburg Commercial Bank

JP Morgan

Strawberry Fields AB


Savill Investment Management

Lineage Logistics Holding

Scan Global Logistics A/S

Activum SG



Work highlights

  • Acted for DSV Miljø Group A/S, a leading provider of environmental, transportation and construction-related services in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, in connection with the redemption and refinancing of €210m senior secured bonds.
  • Acting for the lenders consisting of Danske Bank, CACIB, Santander, Nordea and Skandinaviske Enskilda Banken on an €850m Sustainability Linked Subscription Credit Facility for Copenhagen Infrastructure IV K/S, the largest fund globally within renewable energy infrastructure investments.
  • Acted as Danish counsel to CVC in connection with the successful bid for Stark Group, the leading distributor of heavy building materials in Northern Europe.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Bech-Bruun acts on a broad range of corporate transactions, with particular focus on the renewable energy sector and the oil and gas industry. The team has extensive experience in the private equity space, with co-head Jakob Kristensen advising buy-side and sell-side clients and Jacob Hjortshøj acting for an impressive client roster of leading private equity funds. Simon Milthers jointly leads the team and handled several of the largest transactions in Denmark. For contentious matters, Søren Kamp Nørbæk represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings concerning post-M&A and shareholder disputes. Claus Aagaard Nielsen heads up the Aarhus office. In early 2023, Andreas Nielsen and Christian Eichen joined the practice from Bruun & Hjejle.

Practice head(s):

Simon Milthers; Jakob Kristensen; Claus Aagaard Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Jacob Hjortshøj; Søren Kamp Nørbæk; Steen Rode; Ole Nørgaard; Morten Bruun-Larsen; Andreas Nielsen; Christian Eichen


‘They are extremely competent and very nice to work with. Good commercial understanding.’ 

‘The team is very hands-on and flexible. People are highly involved and cover for each other so tasks are always fulfilled, fast and efficient.’

‘Our main partner is Steen Rode. He is a big part of our private equity business. He acts as if he is part of our business and thoroughly understands the business part and people mechanics.’

‘Highly skilled and professional, very good dialogue and responsive to requests, understand our business and expectations, take responsibility and always timely in deliveries.’

‘Very capable and well experienced in M&A. They provide practical and useful advice. They bring efficient business-focused solutions. Easy and smooth to work with, flexible and responsive. High understanding of complex business matters.’

‘Partner Søren Nørbæk and lawyer Morten Bruun-Larsen drove our project. Highly skilled.’

‘We have experienced a unique ability to staff an M&A transaction at short notice, quick to understand our way of working and ability to complete the transaction.’

‘Andreas Nielsen is a best in class M&A lawyer with the right mix of detail focus and able to drive a process in a strategic view. He is able to advise on all matters of a deal and see what to do and not. Christian Eichen stands out as the level-headed captain of the transaction team ensuring all tracks run smoothly.’

Key clients

TotalEnergies S.E.

Danfoss A/S

Maj Invest Equity A/S

CVC Capital Partners

3 (HI3G Denmark ApS)

Royal Unibrew A/S


Energinet (the Danish TSO)


A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S


Salling Group A/S

Gro Capital

Altor Equity Partners


Welltec A/S

Danske Bank A/S

Aller Media A/S and Aller Holding A/S

IKEA / Inter-IKEA Systems

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Copenhagen

Offshore Partners

Nordic Entertainment Group

VKR Holding A/S

Asahi Kasei Corporation

If Skadeförsäkring Holding AB

Nordic Investment Opportunities

Norgine B.V.

Norlys a.m.b.a.

Work highlights

  • Advised CVC Capital Partners in respect of its agreement to acquire STARK Group, a Danish distributor of heavy building materials from Lone Star Funds.
  • Advised global research and development-driven pharmaceuticals company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, in respect of the sale of its approx. €615m Europe-based OTC drug operations to Orifarm Group A/S.
  • Acted for Energinet, the Danish TSO (transmission system operator), in respect of its agreement to sell Evida Holding A/S (and associated group of companies) to the Danish Ministry of Finance for a consideration of DKK4.2bn on a cash and debt-free basis.

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

The IP and technology team at Bech-Bruun works with a range of clients, including public bodies, Danish businesses and global corporations. Led by Mikkel Friis Rossa, the group advises on the full gamut of data protection issues, from GDPR disputes and outsourcing mandates to DPO services and the implementation of data protection compliance programmes. Other key members of the team include Susanne Stougaard , who focuses on gap analyses and data mapping, and newly promoted partner Charlotte Bagger Tranberg, who is an expert in EU law.

Practice head(s):

Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Munk Rasmussen; Susanne Stougaard; Charlotte Bagger Tranberg


‘The Bech-Bruun house delivers very professional and thorough advice. The Data privacy and protection team is in our opinion one of the most competent teams in Denmark.’

‘Charlotte Bagger Tranberg and Mikkel Friis Rossa are both outstanding advisers with a customer-tailored approach.’

‘Bech Bruun has a very practical approach to complex legal issues and understands the value of aligning solutions with business needs, when possible.’

‘With their highly specialized team in data protection, Bech Bruun offers a very unique service, also to public authorities.’

‘Charlotte Bagger Tranberg – With a background from the university world and now her several years with experience from the legal industry, Charlotte provides the best basis for advice in the interface between data protection and health legislation.’

‘Mikkel Friis Rossa and his team can always be reached and the response is always fast, to the point and value-adding. Mikkel and his team have a deep understanding of the legal framework and our business and seamlessly provide us with practical solutions.’

‘Susanne Stougaard is an easy-to-work-with seasoned lawyer with a very high level of expertise in data protection. She provides pragmatic and practical advice.’

‘Seen from the point of view of the client the team gives us a perfect match. We are receiving extremely competent advice and unrequested information about new practices. Our requests are treated immediately and with a prompt response.’

Key clients

Salling Group A/S

CNA Insurance

DSV Panalpina Group

Danfoss A/S

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

Rockwool International


IDdesign A/S

Semler Group

Aarhus Airport

Arla Foods

The Northern Region of Denmark

The Zealand Region of Denmark


Danske Bank

JS World Media

Georg Jensen

The Region of Northern Denmark

Bunker Holding

Work highlights

  • Representing IDdesign A/S in a landmark matter – the first court case in Denmark regarding GDPR sanctions, successfully reducing the DKK1.5m fine imposed by the Danish Data Protection Agency to DKK100,000.
  • Acting as DPO for 12 municipalities gathered in a formalised digital working group (DIGIT) and performing the tasks defined in art. 37 of the GDPR, including assisting in data protection breaches, participating in information security meetings, performing educational activities, and responding to a hotline for the municipality staff in a wide range of data protection questions.
  • Acting as an external DPO on behalf of Vejle Municipality and representing the client in a landmark matter before the courts concerning the largest fine imposed on a municipality in Denmark for non-compliance with the GDPR.

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 1

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; 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 and, following the early 2023 merger with dispute resolution boutique Lundsgaard & Partnere, the practice now also features 'stand-out individual' Søren Lundsgaard and Arianne Svardal-StelmerJohannes Grove Nielsen also took over leadership of the practice in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Grove Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Jes Anker Mikkelsen; Mogens Gaarden; Claus Berg; Anne Buhl Bjelke; Rasmus Schmidt; Carsten Pedersen; Søren Lundsgaard; Saskia Krüger Larsen; Arianne Svardal-Stelmer; Daniel Myhre Engell


‘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.’

‘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.’

‘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.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard is a stand-out individual.’

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


Landbrug & Fødevarer

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

Kai Andersen A/S

Danfoss A/S


AIG Insurance

Danske Bank A/S

Danica Pension, Livsforsikringsaktieselskab


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.

Denmark > Employment Tier 1

Bech-Bruun handles the full gamut of employment law issues.  It advises both Danish and global companies on the employment aspects of high-profile mergers and transactions as well as regularly undertaking work on behalf of, and against, major trade unions. The team also advises on management restructurings, mass redundancies and collective bargaining agreements. The group is led by the ‘superb’ Lise Lauridsen , who has extensive litigation experience; Lauridsen and Morten Ulrich are experts in handling matters relating to the termination of senior civil servants' contracts. Sandro Ratkovic specialises in cross-border work, with a focus on business immigration matters.

Practice head(s):

Lise Lauridsen

Other key lawyers:

Morten Ulrich; Sandro Ratkovic


‘Bech-Bruun has a great – and broad – employment practice. Always on top of things and with a service level that goes beyond my other experiences.’

‘Very competent team with high professionalism.’

‘I am particularly impressed with partner Lise Lauridsen. She is always available and pleasant to work with, and her advice is practical.’

‘Morten Ulrich has enormous experience when it comes to employment relations and the collective bargaining system at the regional level. Furthermore, he has great knowledge about the functioning of the regions and Danish Regions as an employer/interest organisation which is beneficial in the solving of cases.’

‘I have worked in particular with Lise Lauridsen. She is a superb employment lawyer, covering all aspects from more HR-related questions to M&A-related matters. In addition to this, she always provides an efficient service with response times that make me wonder if we are her only client.’

Key clients

The Capital Region of Denmark

Lægernes Pension (Pension Fund for Doctors)

Tandlægeforeningen (the Danish Dental Association)

Workday Inc.

RSA Insurance Group

Region Zealand (Region Sjælland)

Mars Denmark A/S / Royal Canin Danmark A/S

Joe & The Juice A/S

Work highlights

  • Representing the Capital Region of Denmark in an action brought before the Danish Labour Court by the trade union, the Danish Nurses Organisation, regarding the interpretation of the terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement pertaining to rules on working time and rest periods.
  • Advised a US client, Workday Inc., on the acquisition of Peakon ApS. The complex employment law aspects of the transaction included the settlement of various unclear equity incentive schemes.
  • Representing Lægernes Pension in proceedings before the Danish Equal Treatment Board, which have been brought by female members of the pension fund in which they claim having been discriminated against by Lægernes Pension due to their gender and therefore, they will be awarded less monthly pension benefits than their male colleagues.

Denmark > Energy Tier 1

Bech-Bruun‘s project development and infrastructure team has extensive experience in advising on regulatory frameworks for energy production and supply, and negotiating offshore infrastructure contracts. It also has a strong energy finance practice and acts on some of Denmark’s major solar projects as well as maintaining a strong position in the waste-to-energy sector. Johan Weihe and Per Hemmer co-head the department, advising major energy companies and utilities on all areas of energy law, with a particular focus on renewable energy sources, including biogas and geothermic energy. Anders Hørlyck Jensen, Jacob Østervang and Peter Østergaard Nielsen  left the firm in January 2022 to join Accura Advokatpartnerselskab.

Practice head(s):

Per Hemmer; Johan Weihe

Other key lawyers:


‘In my view, Bech-Bruun is the leading law firm in energy and related areas. While there are other firms working in the same field, none have the resources and knowledge of Bech-Bruun.’

‘Excellent experience, expertise and reputation in Denmark. Reliable.’

‘Very strong energy M&A Practice.’

‘Jakob Kristensen is an all-around strong energy M&A partner. Deep sector experience in combination with good commercial and process understanding.’

‘Simon Milthers; very accessible, swift and operational responses, very open and direct communication, easy to work with and really focused on progressing matters.’

Key clients



E.ON Danmark A/S

Trefor Varme A/S

European Energy A/S

Shamaran Petroleum

Dansk Affaldsforening

Nord Stream 2 AG

Vattenfall / Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S

Total Energies E&P Danmark A/S (Total S.E.)

Din Forsyning Varme A/S

LetterOne Corporate Advisor Limited

Energi Viborg A/S

I/S Amager Ressourcecenter

REFA Maribo-Sakskøbing Kraftvarmeværk

Fjernvarme Fyn – Group

Evida Holding A/S

Bornholms Energy & Forsyning Holding A/S

Green Hydrogen A/S

KK Wind Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advised REFA Maribo-Sakskøbing Kraftvarmeværk A/S, a straw-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Lolland, on the course of events leading up to restructuring proceedings as well as in connection with pending cases.
  • Advised Green Hydrogen Systems A/S as legal counsel on its Initial Public Offering and listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen.
  • Advised Energinet on all the myriad environmental matters as well as land rights matters arising in the Baltic Pipe project.

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 1

Bech-Bruun represents both domestic and international clients before the Danish regulatory bodies and the EU Commission. Its competition team works with a broad range of industry clients and has a strong track record in handling major public procurement mandates, including contentious procurement proceedings. The group has several public procurement law specialists, including practice head and experienced litigator Peter Stig Jakobsen and Tina Braad , who handles cases before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement. Simon Evers Hjelmborg and Christian Monberg left for Accura Advokatpartnerselskab in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Peter Stig Jakobsen

Other key lawyers:

Jesper Kaltoft; Tina Braad; Anne Bergholt Sommer; Anders Birkelund Nielsen; Mark Gall


‘Specialised and very huge knowledge of all legal areas with EU competition law.’

‘Mark Gall – always prompt responses. High quality of work. Very pragmatic and commercial-oriented.’

‘The collaboration, people and flexibility have been and are outstanding.’

‘The knowledge of our business and needs. It provides quick and good answers to our challenge and at an acceptable price.’

Key clients


Schneider Electric

City & Harbor




Salling Group

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Nordic Entertainment Group

Procter & Gamble

Denmark > Information technology Tier 1

Bech-Bruun handles the full spectrum of issues relating to IT law, including traditional IT system development and supply agreements as well as emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain media. The strength of the team’s capabilities is reflected in its client roster that includes Microsoft and Samsung. It is particularly strong in the area of data protection and has extensive experience providing TMT advice to public sector clients. Practice head Mikkel Friis Rossa advises on IT matters and new technologies at the intersection between IT, data protection and marketing law, while Niels M. Andersen maintains a prominent reputation in the IT space.

Practice head(s):

Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Niels M. Andersen


‘Specialised and very huge knowledge of all legal areas with EU competition law.’

‘The collaboration, people and flexibility have been and are outstanding.’

‘The knowledge of our business and need. It provides quick and good answers to our challenges and at an acceptable price.’ 

‘Always very quick to respond and use all the specialists there are in Bech Bruun, so we always get the best and still the experience of one point of contact.’

Key clients

Salling Group





Aarhus Airport

Lessor (Paychex)

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group




Royal Unibrew


Region Zealand

KK Wind Solutions

Municipality of Aarhus

Work highlights

  • Assisted Energinet in relation to the outsourcing of the Nordic Regional Security Coordinator (Nordic RSC) which is owned by the Energy authorities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
  • Drafting of a development, implementation and maintenance agreement, including SLA etc. for Aarhus Municipality’s public procurement of a new IT system to handle social services and payments based on a hybrid model (Waterfall and agile development).
  • Acted for Microsoft for more than 25 years and recently acted for the client on the enforcement of copyright against infringement, and in relation to the EU public procurement process of software under the governmental purchase organisation SKI.

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 1

Bech-Bruun houses a leading creditor practice, reflected in its impressive client roster that includes major Danish banks, government funds and international lenders operating outside of Denmark. Practice head Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt has extensive experience acting as trustee for bankrupt estates and acting in proceedings related to avoidance in bankruptcy. The group also assists with company restructurings, out-of-payment procedures and creditor arrangements; Troels Tuxen is a name to note. The firm has significant cross-border expertise, with a presence in China, Greenland and other Nordic countries. On the debtor side, the firm advises major Danish corporates.

Practice head(s):

Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt

Other key lawyers:

Jørgen Hauschildt; Michael Serring; Troels Tuxen; Anders Hauge Gløde; Søren Christensen Volder


‘The law firm Bech-Bruun always puts together a team with all specialist competencies needed to give the client the best solution to their problem. This may require the involvement of M&A or sector-specific competencies or the like. Bech-Bruun always works as one team.’

‘I have worked with several partners at Bech-Bruun. For the last year, I have mainly worked with Søren Christensen Volder in the field of in-court restructurings. Søren is outgoing, market-oriented, good at relationships, good at finding solutions to complex issues and hardworking. Further, he is a really good and friendly guy.’

‘Very knowledgeable, solution-oriented and efficient team. Involved in all types of cases within this sector.’

‘Troels Truxen, Anders Hauge Gløde and Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt are all solution oriented and easy to work with in complex matters.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Nordea Bank Denmark A/S

Nykredit A/S

Sydbank A/S

The Danish Travel Guarantee Fund

Jyske Bank A/S

Sparekassen Kronjylland A/S

Skjern Bank


Lønmodtagernes Garantifond

The Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden)

Work highlights

  • Acting as co-administrator of Daurehøj Erhvervsbyg A/S in a bankruptcy.
  • Assisted Maribo Sakskøbing Kraftvarmeværk A/S with its company restructuring.
  • Acting as administrator of Thor Shipping A/S and Sofia Shipping A/S in bankruptcy, representing a majority of creditors.

Denmark > Insurance Tier 1

Bech-Bruun specialises in insurance disputes, with particular experience in litigation concerning professional indemnity, product liability, life insurance and marine insurance claims. Practice head Anne Buhl Bjelke is a corporate and regulatory insurance law expert and has experience in high-profile dispute resolution as well as running portfolios of insurance claims. The group also handles warranty and indemnity insurance claims. Jes Anker Mikkelsen retired in late 2022. In early 2023, the practice gained the expertise of professional liability expert Søren Lundsgaard following the firm's merger with litigation boutique Lundsgaard & Partnere.

Practice head(s):

Anne Buhl Bjelke

Other key lawyers:

Camilla Søbjerg Nielsen; Mogens Gaarden; Søren Lundsgaard


‘They are very proactive, have an extensive knowledge of insurance broking and work under tight deadlines.’

‘Bech-Bruun are my go-to firm in Denmark because they are proactive and commercial as well as being strong on the law.’

‘Very knowledgeable and pragmatic. Understands the industry and how the regulators work.’

‘Bech-Bruun has a team with insight into all aspects of the insurance business. Regulatory affairs, underwriting and risk. The team is big enough to be ready available and they are transparent in their terms of assistance and billing.’

‘Anne Buhl Bjelke has second to none knowledge about insurance regulatory and corporate issues and provides advice that is practicable and user friendly.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard is top of his field. He’s a personality in the whole field of D&O liability and is a key figure overall in the Danish Insurance and Liability network.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard is an excellent litigator and always keeps focus of the overall goal and strategy of the dispute.’

Key clients

American International Group (AIG)

Amager Ressource Center I/S (ARC)




City of Aarhus


CNA Insurance


Danske Bank

Enstar EU limited

FM Insurance


Gjensidige Forsikring

HDI-Gerling Verzekeringen N.V.

Howden Insurance Brokers AB

JT3 Klima A/S

Live Nation



Protector Forsikring

QBE Insurance

Santander Insurance/Santander Life



Swedish Club

Topdanmark Forsikring

Tryg Forsikring

Tryggingamiðstöðin hf

UK Defence Club


Velliv (previously Nordea Liv og Pension)

Work highlights

  • Represented Danica Pension in litigation filed by one of Danica Pension’s business customers, an employer, regarding a large company pension scheme concerning more than 1,000 employees. The litigation concerns the employer’s termination of the contract with Danica Pension.
  • Representing Howden Insurance Brokers AB as defence counsel in litigation in the wake of the insolvencies of Gable Insurance AG and the Danish policy provider, Husejernes Forsikring.
  • Assisted Gjensidige Forsikring with the acquisition of the Danish insurance company NEM Forsikring.

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 1

Bech-Bruun is a market leader for patent work and houses the ‘best life sciences practice in Denmark’. It is also prominent in trade marks, design issues and marketing work, with practice co-head Claus Barrett Christiansen being an expert in this area. Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly leads the team with Christiansen, who is also a key practitioner of the firm’s Chinese desk, representing Chinese multinationals on all aspects of IP, with a focus on online sales. The group also has significant expertise in tech transfers, transactional work and licensing issues, with Dan Bjerg Geary taking the lead on these mandates. For patent infringement cases, Klaus Ewald Madsen is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Claus Barrett Christiansen; Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Klaus Ewald Madsen; Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn; Dan Bjerg Geary; Louise Thornemann


‘The best life sciences practice in Denmark. the very high degree of knowledge on statutory law, industry practice. Understands the market. Efficient and easy to work with.’

‘Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn is an excellent life sciences regulatory lawyer, the best in Denmark.’

‘The team excels in readily usable advice and a commercial mindset. Availability is great and the legal and technical competencies are wide-ranging within the relevant technology fields.’

‘Dan Bjerg Geary is our go-to guy in IP and licensing. His understanding of the renewable industry is striking and he always delivers solid advice. Dan performs great in court and goes all the way for his clients. He is arguably one of the dominant individuals in the IP landscape.’

‘They are fast, competent and have a commercial mindset. Compared to other companies I have worked with, they are unique both because of their knowledge and skills, creative thinking and problem-solving approach.’

‘It is with great pleasure I write this reference for Claus Barrett Christiansen, Louise Thornemann and the whole Bech-Bruun team. They are outstanding professional lawyers that provide us with legal advice of a very high-quality at a worldwide level. Very few, if any, lawyers have the global knowledge, experience, professionalism and cultural understanding of Mr Christiansen and his team.’

‘Bech-Bruun Denmark has the strongest, most professional, globally focused Intellectual Property practice in the world.’

‘The best IP team I have ever worked with! Proactive, knowledgeable and always reachable.’

Key clients


Norgine B.V.



Nakdcom One World AB

Svendsen Sport A/S

A.P. Møller Maersk Holding

Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Schneider Corporation




Herman Miller

Moët Hennessy (LVMH)


Bang & Olufsen



Philip Morris

Samsung Bioepis


Joe and the Juice

Work highlights

  • Acting for Samsung Bioepis in a Preliminary Injunction case against Fresenius Kabi, a competitor developer of biosimilars, regarding Samsung Bioepis’ biosimilar of Humira, which is called Imraldi.
  • Assisted Chr. Hansen, a global biosciences company, with its acquisition of the German biotech company Jennewin Biotechnologie GmbH.
  • Acting for Salling Group, Scandinavia’s largest privately-owned supermarket chain, in a landmark case against the design company Anne Black concerning the interpretation of the originality standard for applied art in the InfoSoc directive at the High Court, and the relation to design protection and marketing law protection.

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 1

The media and entertainment team at Bech-Bruun is praised for its ‘exceptional ability to understand both the legal and market situation’. The team is well known for its expertise in the music and film sectors and is expert at handling issues relating to distributions via traditional media and online streaming platforms. The group advises on the full gamut of corporate and commercial work, including industry agreements and licensing matters, as well as dispute resolution. Practice co-head Niels M. Andersen has extensive experience within the music industry, while fellow practice head Claus Aagaard Nielsen handles M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen; Claus Aagaard Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Claus Barrett Christiansen; Johnny Petersen; Joachim Bjerregaard


‘I think Bech-Bruun is original in their way of attacking each task. All the time they are open to new thinking and always on the ball.’

‘Good service. Clever people. Short and precise answers to my many questions.’

‘Have in-house knowledge and experience that can provide advice and solutions in many areas.’

‘High knowledge and exceptional ability to understand both the legal and the market situation. Niels M. Andersen and Joachim Bjerregaard form a strong team that immediately provides solid answers.’

‘Bech-Brunn truly understands our needs and challenges and therefore assists us in a super professional way – simple, effective and well balanced. We can rely on them.’

Key clients

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

Kevin Magnussen

Fredericia Municipality

Royal Unibrew

Mads Steffensen

NEP Denmark A/S

Emil Stabil

Nordic Entertainment Group Denmark A/S

Work highlights

  • Represented The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, a leading copyright licensing agency, in a lawsuit against the Danish rights organisation Copydan AVU medier concerning unfair marketing – and competition practices towards educational institutions with respect to the amount of movie rights offered; and advising the client regarding new copyright legislation on transmission and ancillary rights in connection with implementation of the DSM and SatCab directives in Danish law.
  • Represented Danish racing driver Kevin Magnussen in an appeal case against his former manager regarding share of income.
  • Represented Royal Unibrew in relation to the use of the famous Danish rock band Jung’s music in extensive TV advertising and an upcoming TV show, advising on the drafting of agreements and assisted with legal advice on public performance, music authors, society KODA, clearance of rights, etc.

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 1

The real estate and construction team at Bech-Bruun is praised as ‘top quality’ by clients. It has a strong track record working with major international investors and funds, with particular experience in assisting Danish pension funds, advising on commercial and residential developments. The group also has strong hotel sector expertise, with Steen Puch Holm-Larsen being an expert in this area as well as international real estate M&A. On the construction side, practice co-heads Jens Hjortskov and Tina Braad handle public and public-private partnership construction projects, including high-profile infrastructure projects; Claus Berg  is also highly recommended for construction work.

Practice head(s):

Jens Hjortskov; Tina Braad

Other key lawyers:

Jesper Bøge Pedersen; Sven Frode Frølund; Steen Puch Holm-Larsen; Per Bjerg Christensen; Claus Berg


‘Very good team for construction law. High level – good service.’

‘Structured full-service approach with an eye for the client’s needs and capabilities.’

‘A heavy-weight team penetrating all important parts of the market.’

‘I believe that the BB people are more diversified than the competitors. All-round and great spread in age, they would be my first go-to firm for complex real estate transactions.’

‘The real estate team has a commercial approach and a strong understanding of international transactions. They are easy to work with and top quality.’

‘Tina Braad is great, dedicated, quick and very high-level support.’

‘Steen Puch Holm-Larsen really stands out with his excellent competence in law but also a deep understanding of the business aspects of real estate transactions.’

Key clients

CPH City and Port Development

NCC Danmark

Rambøll Danmark A/S

MT Højgaard

Ejendomsselskabet KL Hotel A/S

Danica Ejendomsselskab

Danish Crown A/S

Copenhagen Municipality

Aarhus Municipality

Southern Denmark Region

Northern Denmark Region

Central Denmark Region


Rizzani de Eccher

Odense Letbane P/S (Odense Light Rail)

Hovedstadens Letbane I/S

PFA Pension

Blackstone Real Estate Group L.P.

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)



AEW Europe

Velliv Pension

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB

Bay Grove Capital, LLC

Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC

Savills Investment Management

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Inc.


Catella Residential Investment Management

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Municipality of Aarhus

AM Alpha

Pareto Securities

Lægernes Pension

Work highlights

  • Assisting CPH City & Port Development with the development of a spectacular new district in Copenhagen – Lynetteholmen – consisting of an artificial island located in Copenhagen Port.
  • Represented Strawberry Fields and Nordic Choice in their divestment of landmark hotel Skt Petri to Starwood Capital.
  • Assisting the Central Denmark Region, the Region of Southern Denmark and the North Denmark Region with preparations for and implementation of the regions’ new hospital projects.

Denmark > Shipping and transport Tier 1

Bech-Bruun is praised for its ‘first-class knowledge‘ of all shipping and transport issues. The group has extensive experience in international dispute resolution, acting for major industry players, including several P&I clients, in both wet and dry shipping matters. It also has a unique position in the Danish market after establishing a dedicated cross-border insolvency shipping team. Names to note are Johannes Grove Nielsen, who clients consider to be ‘the sharpest maritime lawyer in the Nordics’, and Louise Lundsby Wessel, who is especially strong in CMR Convention disputes. Newly promoted partner Camilla Søgaard Hudson is also a key name to note. Former practice head Jes Anker Mikkelsen retired.


‘Bech-Bruun is my go-to Danish shipping law firm: they have strength in depth, commercial awareness and their turnaround times are always impressive. I can fire any query at them and they will have someone able to answer it.’

‘Extremely capable team with international reach. First-class knowledge in all shipping and transport-related matters. Very responsible and also very nice to work with.’

‘Johannes Grove Nielsen is an exceptionally good lawyer with lengthy experience and very deep knowledge of shipping and transport law. He is definitely one of the absolute best in Denmark in his field.’

‘Competent, quick, reliable, humble. It is a big firm, but with a most personal feel. One is always welcome. The management style brings out the best in their people, focusing on services and qualities, rather than billing and fees.’

‘Very good conflict resolution skills. Understanding of both legal and commercial points.’

‘Good overview and practical knowledge of the industry; services and advice rendered are very much to the point; quick response times; clients feel comfortable with their advice.’

‘Johannes Grove Nielsen may be the sharpest maritime lawyer in the Nordics, and a truly friendly face. Camilla Søgaard Hudson should be mentioned as a future star.’

Key clients

MAN Energy Solutions


Remontowa Shiprepair Yard


Kuehne & Nagel A/S

A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S




Oxymat A/S


Work highlights

  • Representing Thor Shipping in the largest maritime insolvency case to emerge in Denmark in 2020 and includes a number of group companies within the Thorco group that all filed for bankruptcy in 2020.
  • Advising on more than 100 cases in relation to the OW Bunker Group collapse; clients include several of the world’s largest shipping companies and P&I clubs.
  • Representing Icelandic insurance company TM in a matter concerning an insurance coverage claim relating to the grounding of the vessel NOR VIKING.

Denmark > Tax Tier 1

Bech-Bruun‘s tax department handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters. Traditionally focused on tax planning work, the group also has a strong focus on tax controversy matters, VAT mandates, transfer pricing litigation and domestic tax issues. In the area of succession planning, Michael Serup is the key practitioner, handling family business succession work, private client succession issues and estate planning matters. Practice head Thomas Frøbert has a strong international practice, advising clients on VAT and tax duty issues.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Frøbert

Other key lawyers:

Michael Serup; Jakob Krogsøe


‘The team is very good, efficient and responsive.’

‘Thomas Frøbert is uniquely qualified to advise on company tax issues in Denmark. He’s very efficient and professional and has a unique ability to understand our needs.’

Key clients

A.P. Møller Mærsk

Total S.A.

Total E&P Danmark A/S

Modern Times Group




J.P Morgan



Svenska Handelsbanken


Takeda Group

Danish Family Business Network “Vækst i Generationer”

Danish Agriculture & Food Council

Udviklingsselskabet By & Havn I/S

Falck Danmark A/S

Aarhus Kommune, Herning Kommune, Kalundborg Kommune


Workday, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Danish network “Vækst i Generationer” consisting of a range of leading Danish family-owned companies in relation to Danish Government legislation regarding reduced taxation of succession of Danish family-owned businesses, including protection of legal rights in connection with the valuation of such businesses, also aiming to remove cross-border discrimination of successors to Danish family-owned businesses.
  • Represented Udviklingsselskabet By & Havn I/S in a case of principle matter concerning a question of property registration tax against the Ministry of Taxation before the Supreme Court.
  • Assisted alternative asset manager Conquest with all tax advisory services (tax due diligence, tax modelling and tax structuring) in connection with its first Nordic acquisition, a large Danish solar park.

Denmark > Telecoms Tier 1

Bech-Bruun‘s telecoms practice covers the full breadth of work, including regulatory issues, infrastructure agreements and data protection mandates. The team advises both domestic and international clients and has a strong foothold in the public sector space, with Nordic RSC and Energinet as key clients. In Copenhagen, Niels M. Andersen has a broad practice, advising on all issues concerning IT and technology, including outsourcings, transfers and license agreements, while Mikkel Friis Rossa in Aarhus specialises in data protection work. The pair jointly lead the national team.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen; Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Joachim Bjerregaard

Key clients





Blackwood Seven

KDDI Europe Limited

Colt Core


Nordic Entertainment Group AB (NENT)

Norlys Holding

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nordic RSC in relation to the outsourcing of the four Nordic Transmission System Operators (TSO) for the Energy authorities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
  • Advised Samsung on all the aspects of the launch and marketing of Galaxy Mobile Phones including marketing, distribution agreements, advertising campaigns etc.
  • Advising Hi3G, a mobile phone network and broadband internet provider, in respect of a substantial infrastructure project and specific provider obligations.

Denmark > Capital markets Tier 2

Bech-Bruun handles major ECM transactions as well as complex regulatory issues. The team also has strong cross-border capabilities, with practice head Morten Krogsgaard specialising in international finance law. The group has particular expertise in setting up new financial businesses and insurance brokers as well as handling the registration of branch offices for foreign stockbrokers and insurers. Other names to note are Steen Jensen, who is an expert in takeover bids and buyback programmes, and ‘top lawyer’ David Moalem.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

David Moalem; Steen Jensen; Jacob Hjortshøj


‘Bech-Bruun has been outstanding and performing exceptionally well, and to the utmost highest standard in regards to legal counselling in the Capital Markets area.’

‘The Team has been available 24/7, with a really quick response time, with the best and always correct counselling/legal advice. The team has been pleasant the whole way through, while also being really sharp and competent at their work.’

‘I work with David Moalem and seek his advice for MAR/securities law, where he, in my eye, is the best practitioner in Denmark. He provides advice that is pragmatic and helps solve your corporation’s problem and with solid arguments on why the solution should hold.’

‘David Moalem has been available at all times, and he has always been able to answer our questions with the highest possible know-how and expertise. David is really pleasant, and we believe he is the top lawyer within capital markets in Denmark. David’s performance is always exceptionally good.’

Key clients

BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies

Asahi Kasei Corporation

Velliv, Pension & Livsforsikring A/S, Denmark

Nordea Danmark

DSVM Group

Scandinavian Credit Fund I AB

SGL TransGroup International A/S (part of the Scan Global Logistics group)

Lundbeck A/S

Novozymes A/S

Flügger Group A/S

Danske Bank



Ambu A/S

Onxeo SA

Andersen & Martini Holding A/S

Management to PWT

Work highlights

  • Advised Green Hydrogen Systems A/S in respect of its IPO on Nasdaq Copenhagen and its offering of DKK1.3bn shares. The advice included IPO readiness, all corporate documentation and rules, drafting of prospectus, advice on offer and marketing.
  • Advised Danske Bank, Nordea and CitiBank as joint global coordinators in respect the IPO of HusCompaniet A/S. The advice included the review and verification of prospectus, advice on offer and marketing.
  • Assisted the issuer, Onxeo SA, with its dual listing via VP Securities on Nasdaq Copenhagen, in respect of its delisting from Nasdaq Copenhagen and listing on First North Growth Market.

Denmark > Environment Tier 2

The environment, nature and planning team at Bech-Bruun houses ‘outstanding’ and ‘highly specialised’ lawyers, who regularly represent clients in high-profile environmental disputes. The team handles cases before every level of the Danish court system, including the Supreme Court. It has a strong public sector client focus, working on behalf of several government agencies as well as advising major corporates and project owners. Public and environmental law specialist Jacob Schall Holberg leads the team. Mark Christian Walters and former practice head Håkun Djurhuus left the group, joining Codex Advokater and Lundgrens respectively.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Schall Holberg

Other key lawyers:

Hanne Mølbeck; Per Hemmer


‘Bech-Bruun has thorough knowledge of the public sector. Bech-Bruun provides advice and sparring on both regulatory, commercial and strategic matters. They have a good understanding of customer needs.’

‘The lawyers at Bech-Bruun are highly specialised and have many years of experience in their fields. They are very skilled and understand how to target their advice to the specific case.’

‘Outstanding lawyers.’

Key clients

Region Zealand (Region Sjælland)

Metroselskabet I/S

I/S Vestforbrænding

The Municipality of Roskilde

I/S Reno-Nord

Femern A/S

Odense Letbane P/S

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council

The Municipality of Aalborg

APM Terminals – Aarhus A/S

Municipality of Assens

Region Northern Jutland

Municipality of Copenhagen

Municipality of Aarhus

Municipality of Helsingør

Municipality of Lejre

Skanska A/S

Municipality of Middelfart

FMC (formerly Cheminova A/S)

Hillerød Forsyning

DSV Environmental Group



Nord Stream 2 AG

Hovedstadens Letbane (The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail)

By & Havn

Work highlights

  • Advising Nord Stream 2 AG on The Nord Stream 2 project, a large-scale, €9.5bn cross-border energy infrastructure project that will provide a direct link between Russian gas reserves and European gas consumers via the Baltic Sea to Germany.
  • Represented By & Havn in the work process preceding the passing of the Danish Act on the construction of Lynetteholmen, a new city district on an artificial island covering 275 hectares in the centre of the Port of Copenhagen.
  • Advising Metroselskabet, which has overall responsibility for the operation of Copenhagen’s metro system, in respect of the major metro expansion project.

Firm overview: Bech-Bruun is a full-service law firm with highly skilled and experienced lawyers in all commercial practice areas. The firm provides value-adding legal advice and services to large sections of the Danish corporate and public sectors, as well as global enterprises. With more than 550 experienced and highly specialised employees, of which 64 are partners, we are among Denmark’s leading full-service law firms and one of the largest in the Nordics. From our offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Shanghai, we advise on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, providing tailored, interdisciplinary and value-adding solutions based on in-depth industry knowledge.

Our 11 practice groups include:
Banking and finance,
Dispute resolution,
Employment and labour,
EU and competition,
IP and technology,
IP and trademark,
Real estate and construction,
Restructuring and insolvency
M&A corporate and

Copenhagen (Head office)
Langelinie Allé 35
2100 Copenhagen

Værkmestergade 2
8000 Aarhus C

T +45 7227 0000
F +45 7227 0027

Banking and finance Morten 7227 3534
Capital markets Steen 7227 3346
Chinese desk Jingjing 7227 3341
Commercial contracts Dan Bjerg 7227 3640
Company law Steen 7227 3313
Corporate compliance and investigations Thomas Munk 7227 3355
Dispute resolution and litigation Johannnes Grove 7227 3377
Employment and labour Lise 7227 3635
Energy and cleantech Per 7227 3550
Energy and cleantech Johan 7227 34 53
EU and competition Jesper 7227 3569
Financial analysis and valuation Claus Bjørn Galbo-Jø 7227 3696
FinTech David 7227 3324
Insolvency and restructuring Anders Hoffmann Kø 7227 35 53
Intellectual property rights Martin Dræbye 7227 3636
Intellectual property rights Claus Barrett 7227 3633
Life science and medico Martin Dræbye 7227 3636
Mergers and acquisitions Steen 7227 3313
Personal data protection Mikkel Friis 7227 3359
Public law and environment Per 7227 3550
Real estate & construction Steen Puch 7227 3435
Real estate & construction Jens 7227 3444
Shipping and insurance Johannes Grove 7227 3377
Tax Thomas Frø 7227 3433
Technology, media and telecommunications Claus Barrett 7227 3633
Technology, media and telecommunications Niels M. 7227 3406
Data Privacy and GDPR Mikkel Friis 7227 3359
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