Mr Simon Evers Hjelmborg > Bech-Bruun > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

EU and Competition law.


Partner. Simon Evers Hjelmborg is an expert of EU and competition law.

Simon is chairman of the Board of Directors of Bech-Bruun and is, together with the other Board members, in charge of the overall and strategic management of Bech-Bruun. In recent years, together with the Executive Management, Simon has as Chief Executive Partner headed several organisational and strategic changes that have strengthened Bech-Bruun’s market position.

As former head of Bech-Bruun’s EU and Competition Law department, Simon has in-depth experience in strategic advisory services within all aspects of competition law, including merger control, abuse issues, cartels and syndicates as well as the authorities’ handling of matters relative to the EU Commission and the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.

Simon advises particularly on complex EU law matters and has in-depth knowledge of competition law, state aid law and procurement law issues. He is a sought-after legal adviser among Danish and international clients in connection with advice on strategic market positioning, particularly in regulated markets with limited commercial freedom of action on the part of the clients. Simon is highly experienced in attending to clients’ interests before the Nordic as well as EU authorities and in litigation before the Danish courts and the EU courts.


Danish, English and German.


Right of audience, The Danish High Court 2001. Master of Laws, 1997. Associate 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Media and entertainment

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.

Denmark > EU and competition

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.