Firm Profile > Bech-Bruun > Copenhagen, Denmark

Bech-Bruun
LANGELINIE ALLÉ 35
2100 COPENHAGEN
Denmark

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has notable expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and also assists with the structuring of corporate entities and subsidiaries, and handles the financial analysis of M&A and financing options. Jacob Hjortshøj  has experience in business transfers and private equity, Søren Kamp Nørbæk is a key name for shareholders’ agreements and disputes arising from commercial contracts, and practice head Steen Rode assists with the drafting and negotiation of transactional documents. Clients include energy companies, private equity funds, financial institutions, real estate companies and steel manufacturers.

Practice head(s):

Steen Rode

Other key lawyers:

Ole Nørgaard; Claus Aagaard Nielsen; Simon Milthers

Testimonials

Bech Bruun is very business minded and know the importance of truly understanding our business in order to provide useful advice. Bech Bruun can be pragmatic and understand our needs in the sense that we do not (always) need a 10 page long legal written note but (most often) quick and understandable advice on which way to go

Good coordination across offices globally. Gave us one point of contact in country and appeared to collaborate with its member firms such that we didn’t have to as a client

Very diligent and commercially oriented. Going for a good deals rather than just being a legal advisor

I think the team is very professional and to the point. Only limited overrun on costs and very informative about it. Most importantly, they are very proactive, seeing issues before they arise. Some law firms are more reactive

The unique thing is that the team really takes ownership of the full M&A process. Other legal firms tend to only cover the legal part, but BB takes a unique overall view of the whole process and individuals involved

Dedicated team with broad knowledge and experience in the M&A area.  The team’s contributions to deal structure and contractual framework are extremely valuable and often provide creative solutions to address critical points in the process. Understanding the client’s business and needs is a key strength of the team

A great M&A team with deep knowledge around their field

We have used Bech Bruun for more than a decade, and Bech Bruun has become our exclusive advisor on M&A and all corporate law issues. Bech Bruun is involved in all aspects of M&A, including derived issues such as Data Protection Law, Competition and Anti-trust Law, International Transfer of Assets, international Insurance Law etc

Bech-Bruun’s service has been consistently outstanding. They provide a very complete range of expertise, and on top of that have an impressive commercial and strategic competence. The quality of every single individual is excellent. They take the lead in resolving issues and are trusted advisors, not merely lawyers

The most important for us as a fast-moving company in a fast-moving industry is that external lawyers are quick and pragmatic

I liked this team and would work with them on future Danish deals

I’ve now worked with Steen Rode a few times and he’s really outstanding. Taking upon the full responsibility on M&A matters – end to end. Steen has a great commercial mind and is playing the ball not the man

Steen Rode is very energetic and has an extremely positive mind, which is having a positive impact on all working with him. He is very experienced and professional as well as having an entrepreneurial mind-set. He is proactive and very efficient. It means that value for money is high

Specifically Steen Rode stands out. Always available and pro-active in trouble shooting. Tends to have a ‘low profile’ approach in negotiations which is rare in the business where big partner egos often disturb sound commercial discussions

Steen Rode is exceptional, both as a lawyer, negotiator and as a strategic and commercial advisor to top management. He is a quick thinker, energetic and always ahead of the process, always totally committed to clients and their success. This means that Steen also identifies issues very early on and you have time to mitigate risks. In addition, Bech Bruun obviously has a complete range of legal expertise that is top notch

Key clients

Total S.A.

Danfoss A/S

Maj Invest Equity A/S

CVC Capital Partners

McDonald’s

Royal Unibrew A/S

BESTSELLER A/S

Energinet (the Danish TSO)

Jyske Bank A/S

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

Joe & The Juice A/S

Aller Media A/S and Aller Holding A/S

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Knoll Inc.

VKR Holding A/S

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Bech-Bruun is praised for its data protection regulation knowledge and is regularly involved in providing regulatory advice for the handling of personal data and the related compliance with GDPR. Thomas Munk Rasmussen and Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly lead the practice and are experienced in advising the subsidiaries of international corporations and public authorities on the interaction between data protection law and special legislations relating to the healthcare, banking, finance and marketing sector.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Munk Rasmussen; Mikkel Friis Rossa

Testimonials

‘The team is very competent and consists of experts in the field of data privacy. It is able to guide clients through data protection requirements with a pragmatic approach.’

‘The firm provides proactive and relevant advice that takes into account both our business and the legislation.’

‘The Bech-Bruun Data Privacy team consists of very skilled people who continuously keep themselves updated on relevant developments. They are also very good at finding practical solutions on the level your business is at – and do try to gain knowledge about your business for best advice. It is never a one-size-fits-all solution.’

‘Highly professional and deep insight, hands-on and solution oriented, best-in-class, high availability as well as a quick and short turnaround time.’

‘Two key components are the extensive and vast specialised knowledge within the area and the ability to relate the complex regulation to an even more complex reality of business operating within the scope of these regulations.’

‘The team is highly professional and each team member has specific competencies. Bech-Bruun has some of the best and most outstanding specialists within the field of data privacy and data protection.’

‘The team is always available and treats the client as an important one regardless of the size of the client.’

‘The individuals in the team are likeable, knowledgable and you always feel as if you are working towards a common goal. It is difficult to remind yourself that they are not your colleagues – but externals.’

‘Mikkel Friis Rossa knows the details of our business and therefore always provides relevant and focused advice. He is always at the forefront of the latest judgments, case law and new legislation. Mikkel is proactive and reaches out when it is necessary and always takes into account both our business and the legislation.’

Key clients

Accenture

Motion Picture Licensing Company Denmark A/S

DSV Group

Danfoss

Municipality of Copenhagen

Nemlig.com

Energinet

Flügger

CASA Group

Municipality of Aarhus

can Europe BV

Ipnordic

Nordic Entertainment Group

Rockwool International

HI3G

Kamstrup

Danish Crown

Santander

ECCO Shoes

The Central Region of Denmark

The Capital Region of Denmark

Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster

Finance Denmark

The Northern Region of Denmark

The Zealand Region of Denmark

Danske Bank

Genmab

Maersk Drilling

Nets Group

Specsavers

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Bech-Bruun's expertise across litigation, arbitration and mediation allows it to act on the implementation of decision enforcements and provide litigation risk assessment advice. The group is notably active in the construction sector and regularly acts in procurement, insolvency and post-M&A disputes. Practice head Jes Anker Mikkelsen has substantial expertise in litigation and arbitration matters, and is a key contact for maritime, transport and insurance disputes. Other key names include senior associate Mogens Gaarden, who has experience in financial mismanagement and post-financial crisis litigation; and Carsten Pedersen, who specialises in professional and directors liability disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jes Anker Mikkelsen

Other key lawyers:

Claus Berg; Anne Buhl Bjelke; Henrik Valdorf

Testimonials

‘I found the team at Bech-Bruun to have the combined insurance and arbitration expertise that I was looking for as well as an experienced, commercial and pragmatic approach to disputes and Danish arbitration.’

‘Besides all the qualities which I believe we can take for granted for a law firm of this calibre (i.e. competent, highly specialised lawyers, international focus, etc.), Bech-Bruun is always very responsive and has an in-depth industry knowledge.’

‘Very insightful and intelligent.’

‘Carsten Pedersen had a particularly good commercial sense for the proceedings. He was extremely helpful on the Danish insurance law aspects.’

‘Carsten Pedersen has outstanding analytic skills and can boil even very complex matters down to the key issues and offer guidance above and beyond the legal advice. He is second to none when it comes to business partnering.’

‘We have worked with other firms in this sector but Bech-Bruun would be our first choice.’

Key clients

MAN Energy Solutions SE

Howden Insurance Brokers AB (part of the Hyperion Insurance Group)

Noreco Oil

VTG Rail Europe GmbH

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

Kai Andersen A/S

Barslund A/S

ABB A/S

AIG Insurance

Employment Tier 1

Bech-Bruun's employment and labour expertise spans management restructuring issues, mass redundancy litigation, regulatory remuneration policy advice including share-based incentive schemes, and the drafting and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Group leader Lise Lauridsen has particular expertise in domestic and cross-border transfer of undertakings, outsourcing issues, reorganisations, employment terms and incentive schemes, while Morten Ulrich advises employers on public and private labour law and pension fund mandates, and Sandro Ratkovic specialises in cross-border employment work. Managing associate Thomas Christian Thune is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Lise Lauridsen

Testimonials

The team consists of very good, very experienced and very skilled lawyers, who probably belong to one of the most professional teams of employment lawyers in Denmark

We are considered and treated as important clients which means that in cases of urgency we will receive advice urgently. We have only had very good experiences with Bech-Bruun. In addition, it is beneficial that it is a full-service law firm providing legal advice within a broad field of expertise and different competences. This is one of the biggest advantages of the firm.

The team has strong technical expertise and always provides excellent services

Lise Lauridsen is extremely competent regarding legal matters concerning Employment and Human Resource Management

Lise Lauridsen is a very nice person, so the meetings that I have with her are actually very pleasant

Morten Ulrich is a highly skilled lawyer with very sound judgement. He is very experienced and able to simplify complex matters, especially concerning the understanding of complex public matters

Morten Ulrich has enormous experience when it comes to the employment relations and the collective bargaining system at the regional level. Morten Ulrich has great knowledge of the legal process in both the civil law system and the labour law system. Furthermore, he has great knowledge of public administration law. From a practical point of view, we also see this as an advantage because it makes it easy to seek his advice as a sparring partner on a day-to-day basis.

We see Morten Ulrich as one of the best lawyers in Denmark

Morten Ulrich is always to the point and an excellent barrister

We can highly recommend Lise Lauridsen with whom we have a longstanding client relationship. We have been utilising the brilliant services of Lise Lauridsen for almost ten years and choose to follow Lise due to her highly qualified expertise in employment law, her efficiency and her dedication to our company

Lise Lauridsen provides clear no-nonsense advice and has an excellent understanding of the client situation and the commercial reality

Key clients

Københavns Kommune

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

Energy Tier 1

Bech-Bruun handles regulatory issues, M&A transactions, energy project developments and contentious matters for a client list of energy companies, investors, project developers, public companies and municipalities. The team’s project advice includes the drafting and negotiation of renewable energy project contracts and handling energy project financing work. Practice head Per Hemmer is notably active in his work on geothermal plants and solar parks and also assists with regulatory matters relating to cross-border gas pipeline projects. Offshore wind expert Anders Hørlyck Jensen was promoted to partner in early 2019.    

Practice head(s):

Per Hemmer

Other key lawyers:

Jakob Østervang; Simon Milthers; Peter Østergaard Nielsen; Johan Weihe

Key clients

Energinet

Trefor Varme A/S

European Energy A/S

NKT Cables A/S

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners A/S

Neptune Energy

Copenhagen Offshore Partners A/S

Nord Stream 2 AG

SE Blue Renewables A/S

Vattenfall

Siemens Wind Power A/S

Total S.A and Danish subsidiaries

Din Forsyning Varme A/S

LetterOne Corporate Advisor Limited

Susi Partners AG

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Titan Wind Energy

Norlys

Environment Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has expertise in environmental regulatory conduct cases before the district courts, the high courts and the Supreme Court, which includes safeguarding the interests of both private companies and public authorities in connection with transport projects and energy infrastructure. The practice also advises on construction law disputes in relation to environmental requirements. Co-head Håkun Djurhuus is experienced in environmental law litigation and specialises in public and construction law. Former practice co-head Jacob Brandt departed to Codex Advokater in mid-2020.

Practice head(s):

Håkun Djurhuus

Other key lawyers:

Per Hemmer; Hanne Mølbeck

Testimonials

Exceptional knowledge and experience of the team in the Environmental sector

Exceptionally high professional skills and impressive availability as well as short delivery times

Excellent firm

Key clients

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

Municipality of Odsherred

APM Terminals – Aarhus A/S

Leo Pharma A/S

Municipality of Assens

Trekantområdets Brandvæsen

Municipality of Copenhagen

Municipality of Aarhus

Samsung

Municipality of Helsingør

Municipality of Lejre

ATP Ejendomme A/S

Xellia Parmaceuticals ApS

Skanska A/S

Municipality of Middelfart

FMC

Hillerød Forsyning

DSV Environmental Group

Vejdirektoratet

EU and competition Tier 1

With experience in contentious and non-contentious matters, Bech-Bruun's practice handles EU and competition, public procurement and state aid mandates for a client roster of contracting authorities, corporations and utility companies. Recent work for contracting authorities includes advising on the obligation to tender, the development of tender strategies, drafting tender material and contracts and implementing tenders; the group also advises businesses participating in tender processes on compliance with suitability requirements and the conformity and optimisation of tender bids. Group head Peter Stig Jakobsen primarily represents clients in cases before the European and Danish courts. Michael Honoré departed to establish Michael Honoré Advokatfirma in early 2019.

Practice head(s):

Peter Stig Jakobsen

Other key lawyers:

Anne Bergholt Sommer; Jesper Kaltoft; Anders Birkelund Nielsen; Simon Evers Hjelmborg

Testimonials

Very skilled and commercially orientated. Got to great lengths to understand our business and provide excellent advice that suites our needs

Key clients

The Boeing Company

Schneider Electric

CPH City & Port Development

Ecco

Vattenfall

City of Copenhagen and CLEAN

Danfoss A/S

Velux

Salling Group

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Nordic Entertainment Group

Rambøll

Procter & Gamble

Modern Times Group

Energinet

Jorton A/S

Information technology Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters overlapping between IT, data protection and IT-security, which also includes GDPR issues. The firm advises public and private companies on IT system development and supply agreements, software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning traditional hosting and outsourcing services. Niels M. Andersen, Thomas Munk Rasmussen and Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly head the practice and have experience in the drafting and negotiation of procurement and technology transfer agreements, as well as with due diligence work.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen; Thomas Munk Rasmussen; Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Arly Carlquist

Testimonials

 Bech-Bruun’s lawyers are distinguished by providing personal advice while also highly professional and knowledgeable in their field. 

High expertise combined with a commercial mind-set

Understands our business well and makes time to understand our business. Comes up with pragmatic solutions. Provides advice that suits our needs

They have a professional and pragmatic approach to dealing with compliance matters

Mikkel Friis Rossa is a skilled negotiator while also understanding the opposing party’s views. Mikkel possesses the combination of professionalism and personal advice that I appreciate. That is why I will choose Bech-Bruun and especially Mikkel as lawyer again and again

Mikkel Rossa Friis is very service-minded, legally skilled and has an excellent understanding of our business and needs

Key clients

Accenture

DSV Group

Danfoss

Municipality of Copenhagen

Nemlig.com

Energinet

Flügger

Jysk

Municipality of Aarhus

ACN Europe BV

Ipnordic

Nordic Entertainment Group

 

Aller Media

Arla

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster

Rockwool International

HI3G

Kamstrup

Danish Crown

Santander

Swatch Group

ECCO Shoes

Blue Water Shipping

Insolvency Tier 1

Bech-Bruun acts as trusty of bankruptcy estates, liquidator and restructuring administrator. The practice assists with negotiations with banks and other creditors, verifies charges and prepares restructuring plans. The firm assists with tax aspects and carries out distressed M&A transactions. The team is also experienced in advising creditors on the recovery of lent capital. Troels Tuxen is experienced in advising on cross-border insolvencies. The firm also advises on new business management and ownership structures and acts for insolvent companies in court cases regarding liquidation. Practice head Morten Krogsgaard is the practice head.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

Jørgen Hauschildt; Michael Serring

Testimonials

They are professional and know our business

Excellent knowledge of Insolvency regulations and practices in Denmark. Swift relationships with trustees, good access to relevant information and appropriate anticipation for strategy decision-making

Troels Tuxen is clever, fast and gives the advice and help needed in a very efficient way

Key clients

Danske Bank

Nordea

Nykredit

Sydbank

DnB NOR

Handelsbanken

The Danish Tra Fund

DLF Trifolium A/S

Jyske Bank

Sparekassen Kronjylland

Insurance Tier 1

Bech-Bruun advises on corporate and regulatory work, reinsurance and represents in insurance mediation as well as in litigation concerning the defence of claims. The practice’s litigation expertise includes professional indemnity, all-risk insurance, product liability, marine insurance and personal injury. The firm also advises on life insurances and workers’ compensation. Practice head Anne Buhl Bjelke assists international life and non-life insurance companies with product compliance, passporting and distribution through permanent establishments or by use of Danish insurance intermediaries. Jes Anker Mikkelsen has expertise in shipping as well as offshore and energy insurance.

Practice head(s):

Anne Buhl Bjelke

Other key lawyers:

Mogens Gaarden

Testimonials

‘Highly responsive and proactive.’

‘Very qualified individuals across all levels of seniority.’

‘In-depth knowledge about how insurance branches are regulated. Good at combining this with related areas of law like tax, VAT and compliance. Delivers on time and in accordance with fee estimates.’

‘They are skilled and have a very good understanding of Danish law. Furthermore, they are excellent in court, bringing forward the best arguments that support my case.’

‘The team is responsive and has a commercial but still deeply professional approach.’

‘Anne Buhl Bjelke offers a responsive and value-add service with real insight.’

‘Anne Buhl Bjelke is second-to-none in advising in highly complex, high-value and matter of principle coverage disputes. Anna Buhl Bjelke is one of few Danish lawyers also advising on the regulatory aspects of the Insurance sector. She is analytically strong, pro-active and with an innovative mind-set which is quite rare for lawyers.’

‘Anne Buhl Bjelke is an expert on insurance regulatory work. In relation to setting up insurance branches and in relation to the running of a branch or insurances companies. Absolute value for money when receiving advice from Anne.’

‘Anne Buhl Bjelke is a pleasure to work with. Efficient and deeply professional.’

Key clients

City of Aarhus

City of Copenhagen

Codan

CNA Insurance

Dansk Supermarked A/S

Enstar EU limited

Finansforbundet

FDM

FM Insurance

GARD

Gjensidige Forsikring

Howden Insurance Brokers AB

Live Nation

Ledernes Hovedorganisation

Lloyd’s

BITZER ELECTRONICS

Marsh

Mercer

Velliv

Noreco

Protector Forsikring

Santander Insurance/Santander Life Insurance

Semler Group

SKULD

Skandia Link Livsforsikring A/S

Swedish Club

Topdanmark Forsikring

Tryg Forsikring

UK Defence Club

QBE Insurance

Intellectual property Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has expertise in providing advice on trademark and design aspects, patent law and regulations in the life science sector. The practice also advises on copyright law and provides advice concerning marketing-related regulations. Claus Barrett Christiansen and Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn jointly head the practice and regularly act for prominent individuals on royalty and trademark infringements as well as on merchandising litigation. Klaus Ewald Madsen is a patent litigator. Aarhus-based Dan Bjerg Geary has trademark and marketing law expertise and assists companies on licensing and IP strategies.

Practice head(s):

Claus Barrett Christiansen; Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn

Other key lawyers:

Christian Vinding Thomsen

Testimonials

‘Bech-Bruun’s IP department in Aarhus is second-to-none within IP in Denmark. We especially appreciate the pragmatic, commercial mind-set and the outstanding expert knowledge of Dan Bjerg Geary and the rest of the IP team.’

‘The Bech-Bruun IP team is very skilled within all areas of IP – they are good listeners which makes it easy to explain your problem and afterwards receive the exact answer! They work fast and very professionally.’

‘Very few if any trademark lawyers have the global legal knowledge, experience and cultural understanding that Claus Barrett Christiansen and his team possess. The communication is excellent and they always make an extraordinary effort.’

‘We are very pleased with the level of service received from Bech-Bruun’s IP practice. We regard the overall service level from Dan Bjerg Geary as second-to-none.’

‘Hardworking and always available. Legal smartness combined with a commercial mind-set makes the team to a great adviser.’

‘Dan Bjerg Geary provides outstanding legal services and succeeds in delivering legal services reflecting in-depth experience and knowledge of the industry, yet demonstrating great understanding of our business. I consider Dan to be amongst the top IP-lawyers in Denmark.’

‘Our key contacts at Bech-Bruun is Claus Barrett Christiansen who is an outstanding lawyer. The best of the best.’

‘Our primary contact is Dan Bjerg Geary who is very responsive and very competent in all IP issues.’

‘Dan Bjerg Geary puts great efforts into understanding our business, and provides excellent advice that suites our requests.’

Key clients

Lundbeckfonden

Aller Media

ECCO Shoes

Pandora

Arla

Blue Water Shipping

Copenhagen Health Tech Cluster

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

Kvadrat

Swatch Group

Calvin Klein

DSV Group

Danish Crown

GE Healthcare

Bioclinica

Ascendis Pharma

Primax

Hewlett Packard

Ganni

Tommy Hilfiger

Takeda

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Bech-Bruun has experience in both construction and real estate. The firm’s real estate expertise includes the international sale and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate portfolios. The firm’s expertise in construction is focused on infrastructure and urban development projects as well as on the construction of hotels. Jens Hjortskov and Jesper Bøge Pedersen jointly head the practice and are experienced in advising on environmental matters, public procurement and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jens Hjortskov; Jesper Bøge Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Sven Frode Frølund; Steen Puch Holm-Larsen; Per Bjerg Christensen; Torben Brøgger; Claus Berg; Tina Braad

Testimonials

‘The Bech-Bruun property team has a very good commercial understanding and offers to-the-point advice. The team has extensive experience in real estate transactions and project development.’

‘The team is professional, reliable and commercial. They have a sense of what international investors are focused on, and are responsive to that. They are also hard-working and problem-solving.’

‘Full-service with a lot of deal experience, both nationally and internationally.’

‘A very big team that can handle all areas of real estate. One of the top teams.’

‘A very business-minded team with great in-depth industry knowledge.’

Key clients

Exyte Northern Europe Ltd.

CPH City and Port Development

NCC Danmark

ATP Ejendomme

Rambøll Danmark A/S

MT Højgaard

Strawberry Fields AS/Nordic Choice Hotels (Petter AnkerStordalen)

Danica Ejendomsselskab

Nomeco A/S

Danish Crown A/S

Copenhagen Municipality

Aarhus Municipality

Southern Denmark Region

Northern Denmark Region

Central Denmark Region

PFA Pension, DIP, JØP and Lægernes Pension

Thylander Gruppen

Blackstone Real Estate Group L.P.

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

BlackRock

Rambøll Danmark A/S

Sikuki Nuuk Harbour A/S

Resolution Property Investors

AEW Europe

Meyer Bergmann

AP Pension

Ruby Hotels GmbH

PensionDanmark

Velliv Pension

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (SBB)

Vectura Fastigheter AB

BoStad A/S

Strawberry Brothers AS

Shipping and transport Tier 1

Bech-Bruun advises on the drafting and negotiation of chartering agreements and contractual terms of maritime asset transactions. The firm also advises on insolvency and insurance aspects, including liability aspects arising from ship collisions, grounding and salvage. represents in maritime dispute resolution and provides regulatory advice on dispute resolution clauses and regulatory differences across jurisdictions. Practice head Jes Anker Mikkelsen is experienced in advising on international trade, cargo transportation and maritime construction aspects. Louise Lundsby Wessel has expertise in the shipping, transportation and insurance industries and regularly drafts and negotiates carriage and logistics contracts. Johannes Grove Nielsen is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jes Anker Mikkelsen

Testimonials

‘Hands-on approach, easily accessible. The team is also good at bringing in other competences from other parts of the full service of Bech-Bruun if needed.’

‘The team has a good quick understanding of the issues, and responds and distributes tasks quickly.’

‘Bech-Bruun is a well-established law firm within shipping and transport. It has very qualified lawyers and a good approach to problem-solving.’

‘It is possible to have a good business dialogue and understanding of the problems and a quick and professional explanation of solution models.’

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

Tax Tier 1

Bech-Bruun assists with tax aspects of M&A transactions and provides regularly tax advice to pension funds, life insurance companies and institutional investors on the structuring of investments and the establishment of investment entities. Other areas of expertise involve payroll taxes and other taxes related to employment. Practice head Thomas Frøbert regularly advises on indirect taxes, including VAT, customs, energy duties and vehicle registration duties. The practice is also experienced in representing in tax dispute and litigation proceedings. Anders Oreby-Hansen left the practice in April 2019 to join Lundgrens.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Frøbert

Other key lawyers:

Michael Serup

Testimonials

‘Commercial focus, good value for money and no overcharging, transparency between costs and outcome.’

‘Very solution-oriented advice. They use a language which business people understand and do not make things more complicated than necessary.’

‘Thomas Frøbert is flexible and has high professional standards.’

‘Thomas Frøbert is smart, knows the complex Danish tax regulation and has vast experience in corporate structures. At the same time he is friendly and easy to communicate with.’

Key clients

A.P. Møller Mærsk

VELUX Group

H&M

Barclay’s bank

J.P Morgan

Danish Ministry of Tax

Nokia

Svenska Handelsbanken (one of the largest Nordic banks)

Experian

Takeda Group

Danish Family Business Network “Vækst i Generationer”

Danish Agriculture & Food Council

Banking and finance Tier 2

Bech-Bruun acts for lenders and borrowers across the banking, renewable energy, aviation and manufacturing sectors and handles the financing of corporate transactions, real estate and asset finance work and private equity investments. The team also assists with syndicated loan agreements, mezzanine financing, guarantees, collateral security issues, bond work and structured products. Morten Krogsgaard leads the practice and is experienced in the financing of M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Morten Krogsgaard

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Thordal Sevelsted

Testimonials

‘Always available and able to help and meet tight deadlines.’

‘The practice provides a solid impression and is perceived to be reasonable with regards to fees.’

‘To the point, strong experience, solution-oriented.’

‘Morten Krogsgaard has strong experience and a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach.’

Key clients

3i Group Plc

Nordea Bank

Advent International

Danske Bank A/S

Handelsbanken

Scandinavian Airlines

HSH Nordbank

JP Morgan

Danica

Capital markets Tier 2

Bech-Bruun’s regulatory expertise includes handling the interpretation of stock exchange regulations and corporate governance codes including duty of disclosure issues, market abuse work and advising on the rules governing the offering and listing of securities. The practice also handles the verification and takeover of listed companies as well as delistings.  Jacob Hjortshøj is an expert in M&A transactions, stock exchange law and public offerings; other key individuals include Ole Nørgaard, who advises on the structuring of sale and acquisition procedures, due diligence investigations and the negotiation of transfer agreements; and David Moalem, who focuses on compliance-related matters.

Other key lawyers:

Morten Krogsgaard; Steen Jensen

Testimonials

Up to date on latest regulations and trends

David Moalem is professional, dedicated and trustworthy and his insights is second to none. His friendly, calm and no-nonsense approach makes him likeable to everyone – both clients and counterparties

Key clients

Total S.A.

Danfoss A/S

Maj Invest Equity A/S

CVC Capital Partners

McDonald’s

Advent International Corporation

BESTSELLER

Energinet (the Danish TSO)

Jyske Bank

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

Salling Group

Novo Holdings A/S og Novo Nordisk Fonden

Altor Equity Partners

Solix

Welltec A/S

Joe & The Juice

Aller Media and Aller Holding

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Knoll Inc.

Media and entertainment Tier 2

Bech-Bruun advises on film and music matters in connection with broadcasting through radio, TV, cinema and online streaming. The practice has expertise in the drafting and negotiation of industry agreements, licensing matters as well as transactional work in the media and entertainment industries. The practice also advises on conclusion and collaboration agreements involving film and entertainment companies. Niels M. Andersen is experienced in litigating on behalf of picture and video licensing corporations on copyright matters.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Claus Barrett Christiansen; Arly Carlquist

Testimonials

‘The team is knowledgeable and understands the customer.’

Key clients

Accenture

Motion Picture Licensing Company Denmark A/S

Dar Salim

Roland Moeller

Telecoms Tier 2

The practice at Bech-Bruun has expertise in regulatory advice, the drafting and negotiation of infrastructure agreements and operation services agreements, as well as on the implementation of data protection measures. The firm has also expertise in advising telecoms companies on technology agreements, insurance law, marketing law and intellectual property rights. Niels M. Andersen is the practice head and is experienced in consumer regulatory matters, as well as in the negotiation of outsourcing agreements.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Arly Carlquist

Key clients

Hedeselskabet A/S

Samsung

3

Microsoft

Blackwood Seven

Ipnordic

Pactius

Eniro

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
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Ms Tina Øster Larsen  photo Ms Tina Øster Larsen
Mr Peter Østergaard Nielsen  photo Mr Peter Østergaard Nielsen
Mr Jakob Østervang  photo Mr Jakob Østervang
Mr Martin Allan Christensen  photo Mr Martin Allan Christensen
Mr Thomas Bøgedal Kristiansen  photo Mr Thomas Bøgedal Kristiansen
Mr Claus Berg  photo Mr Claus Berg
Mrs Anne Bergholt Sommer  photo Mrs Anne Bergholt Sommer
Ms Anne Buhl Bjelke  photo Ms Anne Buhl Bjelke
Mr Dan Bjerg Geary  photo Mr Dan Bjerg Geary
Mr Torben Brøgger  photo Mr Torben Brøgger
Ms Tina Braad  photo Ms Tina Braad
Mr Jacob Brandt  photo Mr Jacob Brandt
Mr Per Bjerg Christensen  photo Mr Per Bjerg Christensen
Mr Thomas Christian Thune  photo Mr Thomas Christian Thune
Mr Claus Barrett Christiansen  photo Mr Claus Barrett Christiansen
Mr Håkun Djurhuus  photo Mr Håkun Djurhuus
Mr Martin Draebye Gantzhorn  photo Mr Martin Draebye Gantzhorn
Mr Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen  photo Mr Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen
Mr Thomas Frøbert  photo Mr Thomas Frøbert
Mr Sven Frode Frølund  photo Mr Sven Frode Frølund
Mr Mikkel Friis Rossa  photo Mr Mikkel Friis Rossa
Mr Mogens Gaarden  photo Mr Mogens Gaarden
Mr Mark Gall  photo Mr Mark Gall
Mr Thomas Gjøl-Trønning  photo Mr Thomas Gjøl-Trønning
Mr Johannes Grove Nielsen  photo Mr Johannes Grove Nielsen
 Anders Hørlyck Jensen  photo Anders Hørlyck Jensen
Mr Anders Hauge Gløde  photo Mr Anders Hauge Gløde
Mr Jørgen Hauschildt  photo Mr Jørgen Hauschildt
Mr Per Hemmer  photo Mr Per Hemmer
Mr Jens Chr Hesse Rasmussen  photo Mr Jens Chr Hesse Rasmussen
Mr Simon Evers Hjelmborg  photo Mr Simon Evers Hjelmborg
Mr Jacob Hjortshøj  photo Mr Jacob Hjortshøj
Mr Jens Hjortskov  photo Mr Jens Hjortskov
Mr Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt  photo Mr Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt
Mr Egil Husum  photo Mr Egil Husum
Mr Peter Stig Jakobsen  photo Mr Peter Stig Jakobsen
Mr Steen Jensen  photo Mr Steen Jensen
Mr Jesper Kaltoft  photo Mr Jesper Kaltoft
Mr Søren Kamp Nørbæk  photo Mr Søren Kamp Nørbæk
Mr Niels Kornerup  photo Mr Niels Kornerup
Mr Jakob Kristensen  photo Mr Jakob Kristensen
Mr Jakob Krogsøe  photo Mr Jakob Krogsøe
Mr Morten Krogsgaard  photo Mr Morten Krogsgaard
Ms Lise Lauridsen  photo Ms Lise Lauridsen
 Louise Lundsby Wessel  photo Louise Lundsby Wessel
Ms Hanne Mølbeck  photo Ms Hanne Mølbeck
Mr Niels M. Andersen  photo Mr Niels M. Andersen
Mr Klaus Ewald Madsen  photo Mr Klaus Ewald Madsen
Mr Jes Anker Mikkelsen  photo Mr Jes Anker Mikkelsen
Mr Simon Milthers  photo Mr Simon Milthers
Mr David Moalem  photo Mr David Moalem
Mr Ole Nørgaard  photo Mr Ole Nørgaard
Mr Anders Birkelund Nielsen  photo Mr Anders Birkelund Nielsen
Mr Claus Aagaard Nielsen  photo Mr Claus Aagaard Nielsen
Mr Claus Berner Nielsen  photo Mr Claus Berner Nielsen
Mr Carsten Pedersen  photo Mr Carsten Pedersen
Mr Jesper Bøge Pedersen  photo Mr Jesper Bøge Pedersen
Mr Lars Lindencrone Petersen  photo Mr Lars Lindencrone Petersen
Ms Randi Bach Poulsen  photo Ms Randi Bach Poulsen
Mr Sebastian Christmas Poulsen  photo Mr Sebastian Christmas Poulsen
Mr Steen Puch Holm-Larsen  photo Mr Steen Puch Holm-Larsen
Mr Thomas Munk Rasmussen  photo Mr Thomas Munk Rasmussen
 Sandro Ratkovic  photo Sandro Ratkovic
Mr Martin Reng  photo Mr Martin Reng
Mr Morten Risby Hansen  photo Mr Morten Risby Hansen
Mr Steen Rode  photo Mr Steen Rode
Mr Jesper Rothe  photo Mr Jesper Rothe
Mr Richard Sand  photo Mr Richard Sand
Mr Jacob Schall Holberg  photo Mr Jacob Schall Holberg
Mr Michael Serring  photo Mr Michael Serring
Mr Michael Serup  photo Mr Michael Serup
Mr Thomas Thordal Sevelsted  photo Mr Thomas Thordal Sevelsted
Mr Susanne Stougaard  photo Mr Susanne Stougaard
Mr Lars Terp  photo Mr Lars Terp
Mr Troels Tuxen  photo Mr Troels Tuxen
Mr Morten Ulrich  photo Mr Morten Ulrich
Mr Christian Vinding Thomsen  photo Mr Christian Vinding Thomsen
Mr Johan Weihe  photo Mr Johan Weihe
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