Firm Profile > Bech-Bruun > Copenhagen, Denmark

Bech-Bruun
LANGELINIE ALLÉ 35
2100 COPENHAGEN
Denmark

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Headed up by Simon Milthers and Jakob Kristensen, Bech-Bruun is frequently instructed on a broad array of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. A key area of focus for the ‘creative, strategic and commercial’ department is high-value corporate and capital markets transactions for energy and energy-related clients, as well as private equity transactions and corporate structuring matters. Steen Rode has vast experience advising private equity funds,  Jacob Hjortshøj is well versed in corporate law and stock exchange law, and Ole Nørgaard handles complex M&A transactions. The team also includes Claus Aagaard Nielsen and Søren Kamp Nørbæk.

Practice head(s):

Simon Milthers; Jakob Kristensen

Other key lawyers:

Søren Kamp Nørbæk; Steen Rode; Claus Aagaard Nielsen; Ole Nørgaard; Jacob Hjortshøj; Morten Bruun-Larsen

Testimonials

‘The team always stands out both in regards to subject-matter expertise on all aspects of M&A and professionalism in regards to ensuring a good collaboration environment with the counter-parts that ensures the job gets done – even when there are different viewpoints on both legal matters or business perspective.’ 

‘The team is extremely commercial and hence very good to work with. Also they can balance their own role which is often something advisors have a hard time doing.’ 

‘Bech-Bruun is not merely the sharpest legal team, they are also trusted advisors to the client’s management team, advising on strategic considerations, commercial aspects and negotiation tactics. Importantly, they create a good atmosphere with counterparts, leading to constructive solutions, rather than just pressing insular points. They also have the courage to help their clients find reasonable compromises in a negotiation.’

‘Very easy going but highly skilled team. Bech Bruun is very focused on giving the type of advice that can easily be used/implemented by their clients – which also creates value for money for the clients. They are very close to their clients which enables them to give the best service and advice.’ 

‘Creative, strategic and commercial, while maintaining top-notch integrity. In a field, where many other lawyers are good, Bech-Bruun goes the extra mile for their clients, and are always accessible.’

‘We have worked with Morten Bruun-Larsen and Søren Kamp Nørbæk in M&A transactions. The collaboration between Morten and Søren is exceptional and gives the team unique strength in terms of maintaining overview of all details while at the same time identifying and advising on possible compromises.’ 

‘Ole Nørgaard is highly skilled and capable of managing complex M&A transactions, always having the focus on the needs of his client. He has a great commercial understanding – and therefore he is also pragmatic in finding the right solutions and picking the right battles.’ 

‘Jacob Hjortshøj is very experienced in M&A, you trust his negotiation skills as well as (of course) the legal work performed. Complicated transactions are explained in understandable language with a focus on risk, opportunities and other relevant parameters.’

Key clients

Total S.A.

Danfoss A/S

Maj Invest Equity A/S

CVC Capital Partners

3 (HI3G Denmark ApS)

Royal Unibrew A/S

BESTSELLER A/S

Energinet (the Danish TSO)

ATP

A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S and A.P. Møller Holding A/S

Salling Group A/S

Novo Holdings A/S og Novo Nordisk Fonden

Altor Equity Partners

Solix

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 (publ)

Nordic Investment Opportunities

Norgine B.V.

Norlys a.m.b.a.

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Bech-Bruun's expertise spans data compliance programmes and audits, gap analyses, international data transfers, cybersecurity incidents, outsourcing mandates, Data Protection Agency (DPA) notifications and data litigation. In 2019, the firm launched its DPA Service, a digital solution which facilitates clients’ compliance with GDPR requirements in relation to auditing data processors. Clients praise the department for its 'combination of traditional counsel in conjunction with an actual privacy tech tool, which saves a lot of time on the actual implementation of compliance'. Mikkel Friis Rossa heads up the practice, which also includes Susanne Stougaard, who handles vendor and buy-side due diligence work.

Practice head(s):

Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Munk Rasmussen; Susanne Stougaard; Charlotte Bagger Tranberg

Testimonials

‘Susanne Stougaard and her team really stand out. They are highly qualified, have high availability and standard is second to none. They understand our business and meet our requirements in all aspects.’ 

‘Striking a good balance between academics and pragmatism, the team seamlessly engages with our business.’

‘The team is very focused and dedicated – you can reach them at all times and it is the same few, but very capable persons. They have a strong and good knowledge of the law and the client – which is a unique combination.’

‘The combination of traditional counsel in conjunction with offering an actual privacy tech tool saves a lot of time on the actual implementation of compliance.’

‘They are very innovative and have developed good technological solutions for controlling and complying with GDPR rules.’

‘Susanne Stougaard is capable of providing me with advice not only on a very high level from a legal perspective but she also provides me with a sparring partner on how to implement in a way that is possible in reality; this makes her advice more valuable.’ 

‘Charlotte Bagger Tranberg has a rare talent for efficiently de-cluttering complex situations to provide legal solutions that will actually work in a commercial setting.’ 

‘Mikkel Rossa is very knowledgeable, competent and experienced within the field of data protection and privacy. He brought value to the table. In addition, he is nice to work with, easygoing, likeable.’ 

Key clients

ALK-Abelló Group

Salling Group A/S

CNA Insurance

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Motion Picture Licensing Company Denmark A/S

DSV Panalpina Group

Danfoss A/S

Municipality of Copenhagen

Nemlig.com

Energinet

Flügger Group A/S

CASA Group

Municipality of Aarhus

can Europe BV

Nordic Entertainment Group

Rockwool International

HI3G

IDdesign A/S

Danish Crown

ECCO Shoes

The Central Region of Denmark

Kvadrat Group

Finance Denmark

Arla Foods

The Northern Region of Denmark

The Zealand Region of Denmark

Pandora

Danske Bank

Kolding Municipality

KOMPAN Group

VOLA A/S

Genmab A/S

Nets Group

Specsavers Optical Group

Municipality of Nyborg

DJØF

Municipality of Vejle

Bestseller A/S

Georg Jensen

VP Securities

NRGI

The Region of Northern Denmark

GoMore

Realdania

Royal Unibrew

One.com

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Led by Carsten Pedersen, who is particularly adept at handling M&A and construction contract disputes, Bech-Bruun focuses on high-end commercial litigation. Especially active in the construction, insurance and financial services sectors, the group also fields experts in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation and court-based mediation. Jes Anker Mikkelsen specialises in insolvency shipping disputes, senior associate Mogens Gaarden has substantial experience in financial mismanagement and post-financial crisis litigation, while Anne Buhl Bjelke primarily handles disputes in the insurance and reinsurance space. Henrik Valdorf retired from practice in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Carsten Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Jes Anker Mikkelsen; Mogens Gaarden; Claus Berg; Anne Buhl Bjelke; Håkun Djurhuus

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

Metroselskabet

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

Vejdirektoratet

Landbrug & Fødevarer

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

Kai Andersen A/S

Danfoss A/S

ABB A/S

AIG Insurance

Denmark > Employment Tier 1

Led by Lise Lauridsen, the practice at Bech-Bruun is recognised for handling complex, employment-related contentious work, including civil lawsuits, arbitration proceedings and industrial arbitrations. The group also fields non-contentious experts, who advise clients on management restructuring issues, mass redundancies, remuneration policies and collective bargaining agreements. Lauridsen also receives a steady flow of instructions related to transfer of undertakings, outsourcing issues and share-based incentive schemes, while Morten Ulrich specialises in public sector employment matters. Sandro Ratkovic is another key practitioner in the team. Thomas Christian Thune departed to Skau Reipurth & Partnere in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Lise Lauridsen

Other key lawyers:

Morten Ulrich; Sandro Ratkovic

Key clients

Municipality of Copenhagen (Københavns Kommune)

Region Zealand (Region Sjælland)

Danish State Railways (DSB)

Accenture A/S

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

Rockwool A/S

Femern Bælt A/S

Joe & The Juice A/S

Aller Media A/S

Fiskars Danmark A/S

Denmark > Energy Tier 1

With extensive experience in waste-to-energy, upstream oil and gas and natural gas work, Bech-Bruun’s energy practice incorporates a ‘dedicated’ renewable energy department, ‘which includes leading experts in both contract law and M&A’, as well as financing and project development mandates. Jointly led by Per Hemmer and Jakob Østervang, the group also regularly advises a range of energy companies, investors, project developers and municipalities on regulatory issues, energy project developments and contentious matters. Anders Hørlyck Jensen specialises in offshore wind matters.

Practice head(s):

Per Hemmer; Jakob Østervang

Other key lawyers:

Anders Hørlyck Jensen; Simon Milthers; Peter Østergaard Nielsen; Tejs Dyrvig Ernst

Testimonials

‘A very professional team with a lot of experience; also able to deal with unusual situations.’

‘Bech-Bruun has a dedicated department focusing strictly on renewable energy, which includes leading experts in both contract law and M&A. Their strong legal skills combined with an unparalleled understanding of the industry gives them a significant edge compared to other competing firms.’

‘We would like to highlight our cooperation with partner Jakob Østervang and senior associate Tejs Dyrvig Ernst. Jakob has consistently had a strong presence in the industry for years and his legal experience and qualifications within the industry are second to none.’

Key clients

Energinet

Conquest Group

Norlys Energi A/S

Trefor Varme A/S

European Energy A/S

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners A/S

Neptune Energy

Copenhagen Offshore Partners A/S

Nord Stream 2 AG

Vattenfall

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

Din Forsyning Varme A/S

LetterOne Corporate Advisor Limited

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Energi Viborg A/S

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

GreenGo Energy Group A/S

Denmark > Environment Tier 1

Singled out for its ‘hands-on knowledge of the relevant legal issues concerning environmental regulations’, Bech-Bruun is best known for handling environmental mandates involving major infrastructure projects in the energy and transport sectors. Håkun Djurhuus and Jacob Schall Holberg jointly lead the group, which has an extensive track record in environmental regulatory conduct cases, acting for private companies and public authorities. Noted for her ‘outstanding legal knowledge’, Hanne Mølbeck specialises in compulsory purchases, while senior associate Mark Christian Walters assists clients with large-scale environment-related projects. Former practice co-head Jacob Brandt departed to Codex Advokater in mid-2020.

Practice head(s):

Håkun Djurhuus; Jacob Schall Holberg

Other key lawyers:

Hanne Mølbeck; Per Hemmer; Mark Christian Walters

Testimonials

‘They have hands-on knowledge of the relevant legal issues concerning environmental regulations.’

‘The practice is very committed to offering 360 degree, all-round advice which is operable for the client.’

‘They are very present in their approach, able to listen and very holistic in their counselling.’

‘Hanne Mølbeck offers operable solutions – even with short notice in a situation of high conflict. She has a practitioner’s mindset in combination with outstanding legal knowledge.’

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

Vejdirektoratet

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 1

Bech-Bruun fields experts in competition, merger control, public procurement and general EU law. Peter Stig Jakobsen leads the group, which regularly represents large public sector and multinational clients in competition law proceedings before Danish regulatory bodies and the EU Commission. The group is also highly regarded for its handling of major procurement mandates, including contentious proceedings, tender procedures, tender drafts and tender optimisation work. Anne Bergholt Sommer, Jesper Kaltoft, Anders Birkelund Nielsen and Simon Evers Hjelmborg are the practitioners to note, along with managing associate Christian Monberg.

Practice head(s):

Peter Stig Jakobsen

Other key lawyers:

Jesper Kaltoft; Simon Evers Hjelmborg; Tina Braad; Anne Bergholt Sommer; Christian Monberg; Anders Birkelund Nielsen

Testimonials

‘They are fast, competent and business-oriented.’

‘The team is very skilled, works efficiently and always strives to find solutions workable in practice.’

‘The team excel in providing legal advice on a high level while taking their clients’ business and other factors (beyond the legal) into consideration.’

‘Simon Evers-Hjelmborg and Christian Monberg stand out as being very experienced within their field and always provide legal advice that can be used by the business.’

Key clients

The Boeing Company

Schneider Electric

CPH City & Port Development

Ecco

Vattenfall

City of Copenhagen

Danfoss A/S

Velux

Salling Group (Dansk Supermarked)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Nordic Entertainment Group

Rambøll

Procter & Gamble

Norlys

Energinet

ATP

Denmark > Information technology Tier 1

Bech-Bruun focuses on issues at the intersection between IT, data protection and IT security law. Key strengths include traditional IT system development and supply agreements, public and private procurement work, transfers, due diligence, and software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning hosting and outsourcing services. In a recent highlight, the group assisted Energinet with a large outsourcing agreement, preparing and facilitating the bidding and contracting process involving data centres, infrastructure and IT systems. Niels M. Andersen and Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly head up the group.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen; Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Jens Grønkjær Sjølander Pihl

Testimonials

‘They have knowledge from many cases which allows them perspective, and they advise at a level where theory can be converted to practice. They understand our business and the situation we are in and do not waste time on unnecessary formalities.’

‘Highly professional, pragmatic approach and quick to respond.’

‘Mikkel Friis Rossa provides practical and commercially relevant advice in relation to data protection and IPR. Mikkel is highly professional and stands out for his pragmatic approach.’

‘Partner Niels Andersen and his team are, in addition to being extremely pleasant people, incredibly skilled and very accessible. They make me feel like I am the most important client they have.’

‘Jens Grønkjær Sjølander Pihl provides hands-on advice and you can really sense that he has prior in-house experience.’

Key clients

Accenture

DSV Group

Danfoss

Municipality of Copenhagen

Samsung

Nemlig.com

Energinet

JYSK A/S

Municipality of Aarhus

ACN Europe BV

Microsoft

Nordic Entertainment Group

Aller Media

Arla

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster

Rockwool International

HI3G

Salling Group

Danish Crown

Santander

Swatch Group

ECCO Shoes

Blue Water Shipping

IMPACT Digital Commerce

Nordic Aquafarms

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 1

As 'one of Denmark's leading law firms within insolvency and reconstruction', Bech-Bruun notably leverages a digital solution, insolvensportal.dk, allowing creditors to follow bankruptcy proceedings and file claims. Morten Krogsgaard leads the group, which regularly acts as trustee of bankruptcy estates, liquidator and restructuring administrator, and is also instructed on contentious insolvency proceedings, formal restructurings, acquisitions of distressed assets, and out-of-court restructurings. Troels Tuxen, who is particularly skilled in Nordic and international insolvencies, is a key member of the team, which added Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt from Skau Reipurth & Partnere to its ranks in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘BB is one of Denmark’s leading law firms within insolvency and reconstruction. They have great market activity and are visible in the market. They are extremely professional and competent in the field.’

‘Very pragmatic and business-minded team. Easy to work with and friendly.’ 

‘Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt is very easy going and easy to work with and has a business-minded and pragmatic approach. He is very skilled and seasoned within restructuring.’

‘Anders Hauge Gløde is extremely professional and competent in insolvency and reconstruction. Looks for proactive opportunities and solutions for the benefit of the customer. At the same time, he is very socially gifted and outgoing.’

‘The partners at BB that I work with are all good at thinking outside the box and finding solutions in insolvency and reconstruction cases. They seek proactive solutions that are sustainable legally as well as financially.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Nordea Bank Denmark A/S

Nykredit A/S

Sydbank A/S

DnB NOR AS

Handelsbanken AB

The Danish Travel Guarantee Fund

DLF Trifolium A/S

Jyske Bank A/S

Sparekassen Kronjylland A/S

Skjern Bank

ATP

Lønmodtagernes Garantifond (The Employees Guarantee Fund)

Denmark > Insurance Tier 1

Bech-Bruun's team, which is led by Anne Buhl Bjelke, demonstrates strength across corporate and regulatory issues, reinsurance mandates and insurance-related mediation and litigation. The group is frequently instructed on high-value disputes spanning professional indemnity, all-risks insurance, product liability, marine insurance, personal injury, life insurance and coverage claims. In addition, Bjelke, who regularly assists international life and non-life insurance companies, handles cross-border insurance portfolio transfers. Jes Anker Mikkelsen has experience in cases before the Maritime and Commercial High Court, Danish High Courts and the Supreme Court, as well as disputes settled by mediation.

Practice head(s):

Anne Buhl Bjelke

Other key lawyers:

Jes Anker Mikkelsen; Camilla Søbjerg Nielsen; Mogens Gaarden

Key clients

ATP

Atradius

City of Aarhus

Codan

CNA Insurance

Danica

Danske Bank

Dansk Supermarked A/S

Enstar EU limited

FM Insurance

GARD

Gjensidige Forsikring

Howden Insurance Brokers AB (part of Hyperion Group)

Live Nation

Ledernes Hovedorganisation

Lloyd’s

Marsh

Velliv (previously Nordea Liv og Pension)

Protector Forsikring

Santander Insurance/Santander Life Insurance

SKULD

Swedish Club

Topdanmark Forsikring

Tryg Forsikring

UK Defence Club

QBE Insurance

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has a stellar reputation in the life sciences sector, where it advises high-profile clients on an array of trade mark and design, patent and regulatory matters. The group is jointly led by Claus Barrett Christiansen and Mikkel Friis Rossa; Christiansen is an experienced design and trade mark litigator noted for his Chinese multinational client roster. Klaus Ewald Madsen is praised for his patent infringement litigation track record, Christian Vinding Thomsen is ‘recognised as a leading life sciences specialist in Denmark’ and Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn demonstrates an ‘in-depth knowledge of patent and regulatory law’, while Dan Bjerg Geary focuses on licensing and IP strategies.

Practice head(s):

Claus Barrett Christiansen; Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Klaus Ewald Madsen; Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn; Christian Vinding Thomsen; Dan Bjerg Geary

Testimonials

‘Martin Draebye Gantzhorn and his team are incredibly responsive. Martin in particular is very knowledgeable – not just on the law but what is likely to happen commercially given the regulatory framework in Denmark. It’s his in-depth knowledge of patent and regulatory law combined which makes him an absolute leader in his field.’

‘Bech Bruun has a good ability to think commercially and to understand our company’s commercial needs and priorities. They provide our company with “all-around advice” and possess great expertise in all legal areas, not just intellectual property rights.’ 

‘Always available to the client, and always deliver in high quality. They have great knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry and they are very professional  – you can relax when they take over a case.’

‘They are an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team led by Claus Barrett Christiansen, who is a fantastic IP lawyer and a genuinely nice person.’

‘Bech-Bruun’s IP team is young and energetic but still possesses remarkable talent and experience.’

‘It has become one of the top firms for IP matters in Denmark. It stands out for great insight and experience within our industry and maintains an edge in delivering useful advice.’ 

‘Dan Bjerg Geary is very strong and an excellent connection.’

‘Christian Vinding Thomsen is highly recognized as a leading life sciences specialist in Denmark. His industry knowledge is second to none and his ability to combine legal and technical skills with a focused commercial knowledge about the industry has made him our preferred advisor for many years now.’ 

‘I have worked extensively with Martin Dræby Gantzhorn on various kinds of life sciences matters. In my view, Martin is by far the best regulatory life sciences lawyer in Denmark. He has in-depth legal knowledge, knows the industry very well and is very responsive and always provides very useful and practical advice.’

Key clients

STARK (Texas Lonestar Fund)

Norgine B.V.

Haworth

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Nordic AB

Nakdcom One World AB

Facebook

A.P. Møller Maersk Holding

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Volkswagen

Schneider Corporation

Janssen-Cilag

Pandora

Arla

Kvadrat

KK Wind Solutions

KVIK

Sunset Boulevard

Apple

SONY

IKEA

Philip Morris

Novo Nordisk

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 1

Bech-Bruun primarily advises its high-profile client roster on issues concerning the distribution of film and music via radio, TV, cinema and online streaming methods. It has extensive experience in commercial contracts and IP, acting for individual right holders, record companies, broadcasters and advertising agencies; the group also handles industry agreements, licensing matters, dispute resolution and transactional work. Leading the practice, Niels M. Andersen specialises in the enforcement of IP rights, including copyrights in musical works, games and motion pictures. Other names to note include antitrust expert Simon Evers Hjelmborg and Claus Barrett Christiansen.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Claus Barrett Christiansen; Simon Evers Hjelmborg; Johnny Petersen

Testimonials

Very skilled and accommodating team dedicated to simple and fast processes. Always easy to reach.’

Committed, knowledge and have the ability to anticipate the situation.’

Working with senior attorneys makes everything easier and more agile. A pragmatic approach along with the capacity to grasp complexity.

Key clients

Motion Picture Licensing Company Denmark A/S

Dar Salim

Roland Moeller

Nordic Entertainment Group AB

Digital Hub Denmark

Facebook

Modern Times Group AB

Gads Forlag

Koda

Spillehallen.dk

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Bech-Bruun's team, which is jointly led by Jens Hjortskov and Jesper Bøge Pedersen, primarily advises private and institutional investors, including real estate private equity funds, on large infrastructure and urban development projects. While it has construction expertise, the team is particularly active in the real estate market and regularly handles international sales and acquisitions of commercial and residential real estate portfolios. Steen Puch Holm-Larsen has particular experience in hotel-related work, while Per Bjerg Christensen focuses on assisting pension funds with major property development projects.

Practice head(s):

Jens Hjortskov; Jesper Bøge Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Sven Frode Frølund; Steen Puch Holm-Larsen; Per Bjerg Christensen; Lasse Vittus Hupfeld

Key clients

Strawberry Fields AS/Strawberry Brothers AS/Nordic Choice Hotels

PFA Pension, DIP (Danske Civil- og Akademiingeniørers Pensionskasse), JØP (Juristernes og Økonomernes Pensionskasse) and Lægernes Pension

Thylander Gruppen

Blackstone Real Estate Group L.P.

CPH City and Port

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

BlackRock

ATP

NCC

Resolution Property Investors

AEW Europe

Meyer Bergmann

PensionDanmark

Velliv Pension

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (SBB)

Bay Grove Capital, LLC

Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC

Vectura Fastigheter AB

Vestas Investment Management

Savills Investment Management

Denmark > Shipping and transport Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has an enviable track record in high-profile shipping and transport cases including collisions, charter party disputes, cargo claims and major insurance matters. The team is headed up by Jes Anker Mikkelsen, who is an experienced maritime litigator and arbitrator who is also skilled at handling issues which arise under international trade, offshore, construction and insurance law. Louise Lundsby Wessel regularly drafts and negotiates carriage and logistics contracts, while Johannes Grove Nielsen is noted for his expertise in liability issues, general commercial disputes and insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Jes Anker Mikkelsen

Other key lawyers:

Johannes Grove Nielsen; Louise Lundsby Wessel

Testimonials

‘Good industry knowledge and understanding of relevant commercial aspects, in combination with a good grasp on the law.’

‘Jes Anker Mikkelsen, a very qualified litigator with a good grasp on both the industrial aspects and the law.’

‘Johannes Grove Nilsen, very good commercial understanding combined with a key knowledge of the legal elements.’

Key clients

J. Poulsen Shipping A/S

Standard Club

MAN Energy Solutions

Norwegian Energy Company ASA

Remontowa Shiprepair Yard

SKULD

Kuehne & Nagel A/S

A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S

Monjasa

CODAN

Denmark > Tax Tier 1

The team at Bech-Bruun, which is led by Thomas Frøbert, covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious tax matters. The group has recently seen an uptick in succession planning work, an area in which Michael Serup ‘is known as one of the best in Denmark’; this includes tax valuation analyses, private succession work and estate planning issues. Frøbert regularly advises clients on indirect taxes, including VAT, customs tax, energy duties and vehicle registration duties. The department also handles the tax aspects of M&A transactions and contentious proceedings including transfer pricing litigation.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Frøbert

Other key lawyers:

Michael Serup; Jakob Krogsøe

Testimonials

‘Great professionalism.’

‘Michael Serup is known as one of the best in Denmark when it comes to handling generational change/succession planning. The cases are handled  extremely professionally and competently.’

‘Jakob Krogsøe is very pleasant and skilled regarding the Danish Lønsumsafgift, which is a Danish tax related to the company’s payroll expenses.’

‘The ability to communicate something highly complex in an understandable way and secure that the plan is executed to the satisfaction of the client is a well-known fact about Bech-Bruun/Michael Serup.’

Key clients

A.P. Møller Mærsk

Total S.A.

Total E&P Danmark A/S

Modern Times Group

VELUX Group

H&M

Barclay’s Bank

J.P Morgan

ATP

Nokia

Svenska Handelsbanken

Experian

Takeda Group

Danish Family Business Network “Vækst i Generationer”

Danish Agriculture & Food Council

Denmark > Telecoms Tier 1

Niels M. Andersen leads the ‘incredibly skilled and very accessible’ telecoms team at Bech-Bruun, which is particularly adept at assisting domestic and international clients with regulatory issues, infrastructure agreements and data protection measures. The practice also advises on public and private procurements, M&A, reorganisations, outsourcings, transfers and licence agreements. Andersen also receives a steady flow of instructions related to consumer, insurance and marketing laws. Arly Carlquist is now a government ministry consultant.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Joachim Nydam Bjerregaar

Testimonials

High professionalism. They have knowledge from many cases which allows them perspective, and advise at a level where theory can be converted to practice. They understand our business and do not waste time on unnecessary formalities.’

Niels Andersen and his team, especially Joachim Nydam Bjerregaar, are, in addition to being extremely pleasant people, incredibly skilled and very accessible. They make me feel like I am the most important client they have.’

Key clients

ACN Europe B.V.

Samsung

HI3G

Microsoft

Blackwood Seven

Pactius

Eniro

Accenture

Nordic Entertainment Group Denmark (NENT)

Denmark > Banking and finance Tier 2

Notably strong in the banking, renewable energy, aviation and manufacturing sectors, Bech-Bruun has a track record in asset financing, project financing, and acquisition financing mandates. Often working alongside the firm's other departments, the banking and finance group, led by Morten Krogsgaard, also handles real estate financing issues, private equity investments, bond work and syndicated loan agreements. Another key practitioner is asset finance specialist Thomas Thordal Sevelsted, who regularly advises on complex structures concerning ships, aircraft, rolling stock and real property.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Thordal Sevelsted

Key clients

3i Group Plc

Nordea Bank – Denmark, Norway, Finland

Advent International

Blackstone Real Estate Group LP

Danske Bank A/S

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ)

Handelsbanken

Scandinavian Airlines Denmark-Norway-Sweden

Hamburg Commercial Bank

JP Morgan

Strawberry Fields AB

Danica

Savill Investment Management

Lineage Logistics Holding

Denmark > Capital markets Tier 2

The capital markets group at Bech-Bruun, led by Morten Krogsgaard, is equally adept at handling equity transactions and complex regulatory issues. The regulatory practice combines traditional stock exchange regulation, corporate governance and market abuse expertise with bond and derivatives knowledge. It is also active in public-to-private transactions and has experience in IPOs, buy-backs, prospectuses and delistings. Names to note include M&A expert  Jacob Hjortshøj, compliance specialist David Moalem and Steen Jensen, who is noted for his takeover bid and peer-to-peer lending expertise.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

David Moalem; Steen Jensen; Jacob Hjortshøj

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Morten Krogsgaard mok@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3534
Capital markets Steen Jensen sj@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3346
Chinese desk Jingjing Su jsu@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3341
Commercial contracts Dan Bjerg Geary dbg@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3640
Company law Steen Rode rode@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3313
Corporate compliance and investigations Thomas Munk Rasmussen tmr@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3355
Dispute resolution and litigation Jes Anker Mikkelsen jam@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3586
Employment and labour Lise Lauridsen llau@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3635
Energy and cleantech Per Hemmer phe@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3550
Energy and cleantech Jakob Østervang joe@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3524
EU and competition Peter Stig Jakobsen psj@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3455
Financial analysis and valuation Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen jhe@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3606
German desk
Insolvency and restructuring Morten Krogsgaard mok@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3534
Intellectual property rights Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn mdg@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3636
Intellectual property rights Claus Barrett Christiansen clb@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3633
Life science and medico Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn mdg@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3636
Mergers and acquisitions Steen Rode rode@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3313
Personal data protection Thomas Munk Rasmussen tmr@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3355
Public law and environment Per Hemmer phe@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3550
Real estate & construction Jesper Bøge Pedersen jep@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3552
Real estate & construction Jens Hjortskov jeh@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3444
Shipping and insurance Johannes Grove Nielsen jgn@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3377
Tax Thomas Frøbert thf@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3433
Technology, media and telecommunications Claus Barrett Christiansen clb@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3633
Technology, media and telecommunications Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn mdg@bechbruun.com +45 7227 3636
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tina Øster Larsen  photo Tina Øster Larsen Partner. Tina Øster Larsen is an expert of financial regulation and private…
 Peter Østergaard Nielsen  photo Peter Østergaard Nielsen
 Jakob Østervang  photo Jakob Østervang Partner. Jakob Østervang is an M&A expert with particular focus on energy-related…
Mr Martin Allan Christensen  photo Mr Martin Allan Christensen Partner. Martin Allan Christensen specialises in M&A and company law. Martin is…
 Thomas Bøgedal Kristiansen  photo Thomas Bøgedal Kristiansen Partner. Thomas Bøgedal Kristiansen specialises in M&A and company law. Thomas specialises…
Mr Claus Berg  photo Mr Claus Berg Partner. Claus Berg specialises in construction and procurement law. With his more…
Mrs Anne Bergholt Sommer  photo Mrs Anne Bergholt Sommer Partner. Anne Bergholt Sommer specialises in procurement law. Since 2017 when Anne…
Ms Anne Buhl Bjelke  photo Ms Anne Buhl Bjelke Partner. Anne Buhl Bjelke specialises in insurance law and dispute resolution. For…
Mr Dan Bjerg Geary  photo Mr Dan Bjerg Geary Partner. Dan Bjerg Geary specialises in IP and complex contracts. Dan specialises…
 Torben Brøgger  photo Torben Brøgger Partner. Torben Brøgger specialises in real estate and construction. With his more…
Ms Tina Braad  photo Ms Tina Braad Partner. Tina Braad is a construction law and procurement law specialist. Over…
Mr Per Bjerg Christensen  photo Mr Per Bjerg Christensen Partner. For several years, Per Bjerg Christensen has dealt with general aspects…
Mr Claus Barrett Christiansen  photo Mr Claus Barrett Christiansen Partner. Claus Barrett Christiansen specialises in intellectual property and marketing law. An…
Mr Martin Draebye Gantzhorn  photo Mr Martin Draebye Gantzhorn Partner. Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn is an expert of Life Sciences & Healthcare.…
 Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen  photo Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen Partner. Chief Economist. Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen is a financial advice specialist. As…
 Thomas Frøbert  photo Thomas Frøbert Partner. Thomas Frøbert is a tax law expert. In addition to managing…
 Sven Frode Frølund  photo Sven Frode Frølund Partner. Sven Frode Frølund concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and…
Mr Mikkel Friis Rossa  photo Mr Mikkel Friis Rossa Partner. Mikkel Friis Rossa is a data protection and intellectual property law…
Mr Mogens Gaarden  photo Mr Mogens Gaarden Mogens Gaarden has specialised in civil and arbitration proceedings for 40 years.…
Mr Mark Gall  photo Mr Mark Gall Managing associate. Mark Gall is an EU competition law specialist. Over the…
 Thomas Gjøl-Trønning  photo Thomas Gjøl-Trønning Partner. Thomas Gjøl-Trønning specialises in M&A, venture and company law. Thomas is highly…
Mr Johannes Grove Nielsen  photo Mr Johannes Grove Nielsen Partner. With many years’ experience in the area of maritime and transport…
 Anders Hørlyck Jensen  photo Anders Hørlyck Jensen Partner. Anders Hørlyck Jensen specialises in energy and infrastructure projects. Anders is…
 Anders Hauge Gløde  photo Anders Hauge Gløde Partner. Anders Hauge Gløde specialises in insolvency and restructuring. Anders is highly…
 Jørgen Hauschildt  photo Jørgen Hauschildt Partner. Jørgen Hauschildt specialises in insolvency. Jørgen is highly specialised in all…
Mr Per Hemmer  photo Mr Per Hemmer Partner. Per Hemmer is an energy and environment specialist. More than 27…
Mr Jens Chr Hesse Rasmussen  photo Mr Jens Chr Hesse Rasmussen Partner. Jens Christian Hesse Rasmussen specialises in M&A. Jens Chr. advises Danish and…
 Jacob Hjortshøj  photo Jacob Hjortshøj Partner. Jacob Hjortshøj is an M&A expert. Jacob is highly specialised in…
Mr Jens Hjortskov  photo Mr Jens Hjortskov Partner. Jens Hjortskov specialises in real estate and construction. Jens is highly…
 Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt  photo Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt Partner. Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt specialises in reorganisation and restructuring. Anders primarily works…
Mr Egil Husum  photo Mr Egil Husum Managing associate. Egil Husum counsels public authorities as well as private undertakings…
Mr Peter Stig Jakobsen  photo Mr Peter Stig Jakobsen Partner. Peter Stig Jakobsen is an EU and competition law specialist. Peter frequently…
Mr Steen Jensen  photo Mr Steen Jensen Partner. Steen Jensen specialises in stock exchange law and capital market transactions.…
Mr Jesper Kaltoft  photo Mr Jesper Kaltoft Partner. Jesper Kaltoft specialises in competition and procurement law. Jesper advises Danish…
 Søren Kamp Nørbæk  photo Søren Kamp Nørbæk Partner. Søren Kamp Nørbæk specialises in M&A and company law. Søren holds…
Mr Niels Kornerup  photo Mr Niels Kornerup Partner. Niels Kornerup is an M&A and company law specialist. Niels has…
Mr Jakob Kristensen  photo Mr Jakob Kristensen Partner. Jakob Kristensen specialises in mergers and acquisitions. Jakob has in-depth experience…
 Jakob Krogsøe  photo Jakob Krogsøe Partner. Jakob Krogsøe is an expert on tax and duty litigation. Jakob…
Mr Morten Krogsgaard  photo Mr Morten Krogsgaard Partner. Morten Krogsgaard is a finance law specialist. Morten specialises in international finance…
Ms Lise Lauridsen  photo Ms Lise Lauridsen Partner. Lise Lauridsen is a labour and employment law specialist. Lise is…
Ms Louise Lundsby Wessel  photo Ms Louise Lundsby Wessel Managing associate. Louise Lundsby Wessel specialises in insurance law, maritime and transport…
 Hanne Mølbeck  photo Hanne Mølbeck Partner. Hanne Mølbeck specialises in public and environmental law matters. For the…
Mr Niels M. Andersen  photo Mr Niels M. Andersen
Mr Klaus Ewald Madsen  photo Mr Klaus Ewald Madsen Partner. Klaus Ewald Madsen in an intellectual property law specialist. Klaus specialises in…
Mr Jes Anker Mikkelsen  photo Mr Jes Anker Mikkelsen Partner. Jes Anker Mikkelsen specialises in maritime and transport law. Jes is one…
Mr Simon Milthers  photo Mr Simon Milthers Partner. Simon Milthers is an M&A expert. Simon is a popular adviser,…
Mr David Moalem  photo Mr David Moalem Partner. David Moalem specialises in capital markets and financial enterprises. With a…
 Ole Nørgaard  photo Ole Nørgaard Partner. Ole Nørgaard specialises in M&A and international law. Ole is a…
Mr Anders Birkelund Nielsen  photo Mr Anders Birkelund Nielsen Partner. Anders Birkelund Nielsen is a procurement and contract law specialist. As…
Mr Claus Aagaard Nielsen  photo Mr Claus Aagaard Nielsen Partner. Claus Aagaard Nielsen specialises in M&A. Claus specialises in mergers and…
Mr Claus Berner Nielsen  photo Mr Claus Berner Nielsen Partner. Claus Berner Nielsen specialises in M&A and company law. Claus is…
Mr Carsten Pedersen  photo Mr Carsten Pedersen Partner. Carsten Pedersen specialises in dispute resolution. Carsten is highly specialised in…
 Jesper Bøge Pedersen  photo Jesper Bøge Pedersen Partner. Jesper Bøge Pedersen specialises in real estate and construction law. Jesper…
Mr Lars Lindencrone Petersen  photo Mr Lars Lindencrone Petersen Knowledge Management Partner. Lars Lindencrone Petersen specialises in compliance and insolvency law.…
Mr Sebastian Christmas Poulsen  photo Mr Sebastian Christmas Poulsen Partner. Sebastian Christmas Poulsen specialises in company law and personal property law.…
Ms Randi Bach Poulsen  photo Ms Randi Bach Poulsen Randi is an M&A and management specialist. Randi has worked with management…
Mr Steen Puch Holm-Larsen  photo Mr Steen Puch Holm-Larsen Partner. Steen Puch Holm-Larsen is an M&A Real Estate expert. Having been…
Mr Thomas Munk Rasmussen  photo Mr Thomas Munk Rasmussen Partner. Thomas Munk Rasmussen specialises in data protection and intellectual property law.…
Mr Sandro Ratkovic  photo Mr Sandro Ratkovic Partner. Sandro Ratkovic specialises in employment and labour law. Sandro specialises in labour…
Mr Morten Risby Hansen  photo Mr Morten Risby Hansen Managing associate. Morten Risby Hansen primarily specialises in company and business law,…
Mr Steen Rode  photo Mr Steen Rode Chief Executive Partner. Steen Rode specialises in M&A and company law. Steen…
Mr Jesper Rothe  photo Mr Jesper Rothe Partner. Jesper Rothe specialises in M&A. Jesper advises on business transfers and…
Mr Richard Sand  photo Mr Richard Sand Partner. Richard Sand is an expert of foundation and company law. For…
 Jacob Schall Holberg  photo Jacob Schall Holberg Partner. Jacob Schall Holberg specialises in public-law issues and dispute resolution For…
Mr Michael Serring  photo Mr Michael Serring Partner. Michael Serring is an expert of insolvency and dispute resolution. Michael…
Mr Michael Serup  photo Mr Michael Serup Partner. Michael Serup specialises in estate planning, reorganisations and tax law. Since…
Mr Thomas Thordal Sevelsted  photo Mr Thomas Thordal Sevelsted Partner. Thomas Thordal Sevelsted is an expert of finance law. In his…
Ms Susanne Stougaard photo Ms Susanne Stougaard Partner. Susanne Stougaard specialises in data protection law compliance. Susanne advises Danish…
Mr Troels Tuxen  photo Mr Troels Tuxen Partner. Troels Tuxen specialises in bankruptcy and restructuring. Troels has extensive experience…
Mr Morten Ulrich  photo Mr Morten Ulrich Partner. Morten Ulrich specialises in labour law and primarily advises employers. His…
Mr Johan Weihe  photo Mr Johan Weihe Partner. Johan Weihe is an expert in public law and regulatory issues.…
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