Gorrissen Federspiel > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile

Gorrissen Federspiel

Denmark > Banking and finance Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel retains its robust reputation for acting across the entire spectrum of banking and finance law, including acquisition and project financings, derivatives issues and regulatory matters. The team is particularly strong on complex and cross-border financing work, including leveraged financing, asset back-financing, general corporate financing and project related financing mandates. Practice head Morten Nybom Bethe is a go-to name for advising financial institutions and companies on both leveraged and general corporate financings. Pre-eminent practitioner Michael Steen Jensen is an expert on the entire gamut of finance law, securities, securitisations, bond issuances, project finance work and the related regulatory matters. Elsewhere, Thomas Maaberg Hansen is a key contact for acquisition finance work, capital markets transactions, project and asset financings and financial reconstructions. Mikkel Fritsch is another important port of call for acquisition financing, real estate financing and securitisation matters; while Tina Herbing and Maj Signe Mønsted are also key names to note for the full range of banking and finance transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Morten Nybom Bethe


‘On top of latest developments and trends, very capable.’

‘We work with Tina Herbing. She is very capable, solution-oriented and extremely sharp. Well liked by both sides in a negotiation.’

‘Very business oriented approach.’

‘Good aviation department.’

‘Morten Jacobsen is highly qualified in the aviation sector.’

‘Understanding the client’s business.’

‘Consistent high quality work and highly experienced team.’

‘I appreciate working with each of Morten Bethe, Mikkel Fritsch and Tina Herbing. All highly experienced, have commercial understanding, high attention level and deliver high quality.’

Key clients


Danske Bank A/S



Euronext N.V.

Nordea Danmark

Andel Holding A/S

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Nykredit Realkredit A/S

Air Greenland

Sunclass Airlines

ROCKWOOL International A/S

Falck A/S


Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab a.m.b.a.

Arbejdernes Landsbank


Danish Crown A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised global bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holding A/S in connection with the financing aspects of its contemplated $25bn merger with Novozymes A/S.
  • Advised Bunker Holding A/S on entering into a syndicated facilities agreement with 15 lenders worth in excess of $1bn.
  • Represented EIFO, the national promotional bank and export credit agency of Denmark combined in one financial institution, in connection with its $1bn facility made available to RWE for the purposes of purchasing turbines from Vestas to the 342MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm and its 1.4GW Sofia wind project in the UK North Sea.

Denmark > Capital markets Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel‘s ‘highly professional’ capital markets practice frequently advises on the full suite of capital markets work including IPOs, public takeovers, and equity and debt issuances on behalf of a high-end client list that spans issuers, underwriters and sponsors, alongside investors and management. Assisting private equity funds pursuing dual track exit strategies as well as providing general advice to listed companies are further core specialisms of the team, which is headed up by public M&A expert Rikke Schiøtt Petersen. Pre-eminent capital markets practitioner Klaus Søgaard lends his expertise to IPOs, capital increases, M&A transactions and takeover bids of listed companies. Chantal Pernille Patel Simonsen‘s demonstrable experience includes handling spin-offs, listings, private placements, rights issuances and IPOs, among others. Emily Nordin is also recommended for transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Rikke Schiøtt Petersen


‘Very high degree of competence and knowledge of best practices and similar cases.’

‘High professional level, service minded.’

‘The capital markets team at Gorrissen provide excellent advice and deep knowledge within capital market matters.’

‘Simply the leading Danish team in this area.’

‘Both Rikke Schiøtt Petersen and Chantal Patel are outstanding. Rikke always on the ball looking for the next move. An amazing amount of experience embedded in one person! Chantal truly understands what the client needs – often before the client knows. Exceptional down to earth communication skills. Extremely easy to work with on transactions.’

‘Strong collaboration and proactive approach. They listen to what we want and what is important for us.’

‘High level of service/attention to me as a client. Outstanding availability and proactivity. Level of knowledge is second to none.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

Nordea Danmark


Carnegie Investment Bank

ABG Sundal Collier


J.P. Morgan Securities

Deutsche Bank

BNP Paribas


Morgan Stanley

EQT Partners

Axcel Management

CVC Capital

A.P. Møller-Mærsk

Novo Nordisk


GN Store Nord

Chr. Hansen


Vestas Wind Systems


Ringkjøbing Landbobank

Maersk Drilling











Bang & Olufsen


Danish Crown

Danmarks Skibskredit

Tryg / Tryg Forsikring

Work highlights

  • Represented Danske Bank in: i) €1b Preferred Senior Resettable Green Bond Issue due 2031 and €1bn Preferred Senior Note Issue due 2027 issued under its €35bn Medium Term Note Program; ii) $1.25bn Non-Preferred Senior Fixed Rate Resettable Notes due 2026 issued under the $20bn US Medium Term Note Program; iii) $20bn US Medium-Term Note Program 2022 Update; and iv) a €30bn Global Covered Bond Programme 2022 update.
  • Advised Denmark-listed GN Store Nord A/S on its directed issue and private placement of new and existing treasury shares, raising approximately DKK2.75bn.
  • Assisted underwriters, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Danmark, filial af Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Sverige (SEB) and ABG SundalCollier Denmark, filial af ABG Sundal Collier ASA, Norge in connection with the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen of Gubra A/S.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel’s corporate, commercial and M&A team is noted by clients for ‘its blend of traditional expertise and modern adaptability’ and advises Danish and multinational companies, private equity funds and large family offices on acquisitions, mergers, disposals, corporate restructurings, management buyouts and compliance work. Based out of Copenhagen, Rikke Schiøtt Petersen, Anders Ørjan Jensen and Anders Peter G Christoffersen collectively lead the team: Peterson is highly skilled in public M&A and capital markets work, Jensen advises Danish and international clients on capital market transactions, M&A and securities work, and Christoffersen is a key contact for investments in companies, contract management issues and incentive schemes within M&A. Elsewhere in the group, Klaus Søgaard is well-known for his participation in IPOs and capital increases, as well as assisting listed companies with complex M&A transactions and takeover bids. Mikael Philip Schmidt lends his expertise to M&A transactions, structured processes and PE-driven transactions.

Practice head(s):

Rikke Schiøtt Petersen; Anders Ørjan Jensen; Anders Peter G. Christoffersen

Other key lawyers:

Niels Bang; Charlotte Thorsen; Mikael Philip Schmidt; Klaus Søgaard; Andreas Høymann Hertel; Gitte Dehn Lansner


‘Gorrissen Federspiel’s practice stands out for its blend of traditional expertise and modern adaptability. Anders Peter G. Christoffersen and the team bring a unique perspective, making them a reliable choice.’

‘Working with the Gorrissen Federspiel team has been a solid experience. Anders Peter G. Christoffersen, in particular, has consistently offered reliable advice. He understands our business and is straightforward in his approach. It’s good to have him on board.’

‘I have mainly worked with Charlotte Thorsen and Gitte Dehn Lansner. Both have been outstanding. Great technically. Willing to roll up their sleeves and do the drafting when needed. Patient. Flexible but no pushovers in the deal-room. I have been particularly impressed with their willingness to give partner attention to my matters.’

Key clients

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Nordea Group

Novo Nordisk

AP Møller-Mærsk

Noble Corporation (Maersk Drilling)


Grundfos Foundation


Vækstpartner Kapital

GN Store Nord


Solstra Investments


RiskPoint Group


Vestas Wind Systems

Lyreco SAS

Novo Holdings



Clipper Group


Salling Group

Danish Crown

Work highlights

  • Advising Chr. Hansen Holding A/S in connection with its $25bn merger with Denmark-based biosolutions company Novozymes A/S.
  • Advised major Swedish telecoms company Telia Company AB in connection with the sale of its Danish operations and network assets to Norlys.
  • Advising Denmark-listed global transport and logistics conglomerate A.P. Moller – Maersk in connection with the $685m divestment of Maersk Supply Service to A.P. Moller Holding, the parent company of the A.P. Moller Group.

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel retains its strong reputation in the Danish market for its expertise in a broad range of matters concerning data protection, data ethics, cybersecurity, digital transformation and digital regulatory work across a variety of sectors including the energy, media, retail, life sciences, transport and consumer goods industries. The team of ‘highly skilled lawyers’ is led by Tue Goldschmieding in Copenhagen and Aarhus-based David Telyas; Goldschmieding frequently undertakes large-scale compliance projects for Danish and international corporations, while Telyas assists Danish and foreign companies in relation to launches of new services and product offerings, compliance projects, M&A transactions involving technology, and compliance cases initiated by supervisory authorities. Max Gersvang Sørensen is known for his experience across all aspects of data privacy law, along with handling crisis management issues and security breaches.

Practice head(s):

Tue Goldschmieding; David Telyas

Other key lawyers:


‘The competence level for data privacy and related legislations is high and very scalable, meaning that the team is solving regulatory issues at a very high level, and are adaptable to scale up or include other regulatory areas in their solution.’

‘Collaboration skills, ability to adapt to situations and new requirements, overview of legislative requirements for a global company, ability to adapt counselling to other competencies.’

‘Good understanding of the client’s commercial challenges. Highly accessible. Highly skilled lawyers.’

‘Always available and ready to help. Good understanding of how the business works.’

‘David Telyas is very good at understanding the business and our needs and to transform legal advice into useful guidance.’

‘Absolutely professional team who acts quickly on customers request for assistance. Skilled people with a unique knowledge within the Data privacy and data protection area. Delivered as promised with a high quality. Highly skilled experts within Data privacy and data protection within healthcare sector.’

‘Very good at explaining complex issues in a clear and understandable manner, zooming in on what’s relevant for our business. In addition, a deep business and industry understanding.’

‘David Telyas is a great adviser with a deep understanding of our business. He is excellent at zooming in on the key issues. I appreciate that he reaches out proactively in case of legal developments of relevance to our business.’

Key clients

Schibsted Denmark ApS

A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Novo Nordisk A/S

Rambøll Group


Aller A/S

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The ‘well-coordinated dispute resolution team’ at Gorrissen Federspiel advises on complex, large-scale and high-value contentious matters spanning litigation and arbitration proceedings. Jacob Skude Rasmussen jointly heads up the department alongside Henriette Gernaa; Skude Rasmussen is routinely engaged on mandates representing major financial, shipping and energy sector clients, alongside being frequently appointed arbitrator in international arbitrations, while Gernaa is active in insurance claims. Søren Henriksen has expertise in insurance, construction, commercial contracts and post-M&A disputes; and Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen handles a broad range of commercial disputes, including complex issues arising from bankruptcy estates and acquisition-related proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Skude Rasmussen; Henriette Gernaa

Other key lawyers:


‘GF operates as a well-coordinated dispute resolution team capable of handling complex legal processes at a very high level of quality. GF will assume case management and drive the process with a great sense of ownership ensuring that everything is kept on track and well prepared whilst involving the client very directly in the way the process is run.’

‘The team headed by Jacob Skude Rasmussen is extraordinary strong, well structured, strong business acumen and extremely well prepared in all aspects.’

‘Jacob Skude Rasmussen and Søren Henriksen and their team is very likeable guys and, in our dispute resolution process, their feel for how to move forward is very strong.’

‘The team led by Henriette Gernaa and Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen is excellent.’

‘Henriette Gernaa is excellent when it comes to navigating procedure and tactics. Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen is excellent in distilling complex matters into simple and clear points.’

‘We have worked with Lotte Eskesen and Lotte did an excellent job in preparing and presenting the case.’

‘Gorrissen Federspiel is a leader in complex litigation and arbitration. Highly qualified combined with a very good business understanding. Always focused on the client and provide a excellent service.’

‘Excellent legal skills and always looking for the best solution for the clients.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab

Carnegie Investment Bank and Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc.

FSN Capital Partners

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Goldman Sachs International

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Denmark)

Maersk A/S

Zebra A/S (Flying Tiger)

Systematic A/S


Work highlights

  • Representing Zebra A/S (Flying Tiger Copenhagen) and affiliated European companies in a commercially complex shipping dispute against DSV Air & Sea A/S regarding a breach of a freight services agreement on the international sea carriage of Zebra’s goods and the related claims for loss of business.
  • Representing Danske Bank A/S in substantial securities litigation brought against Danske Bank by coalitions representing several hundreds of former and current shareholders.
  • Representing FSN Capital Partners in a complex case revolving around FSN’s acquisition of Gram Equipment A/S.

Denmark > Employment Tier 1

Conduction of internal investigations, split work arrangements, and compensation schemes are among the core specialisms of Gorrissen Federspiel’s dedicated labour and employment law practice, who work on behalf of a domestic and international client portfolio that includes LEGO, Maersk, B&O and ISS. ‘Excellent litigator’ and department head Jacob Sand is well-known in the Danish market for his expertise on collective labour law, EU law, litigation concerning the unions’ right to initiate industrial actions, and posting of workers to Denmark. Rasmus Høj Christensen is praised as ‘excellent at employment law’, with a strong track record for advising on the employment aspects of complex M&A transactions, outsourcing and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Sand

Other key lawyers:

Rasmus Høj Christensen; Ditte Grundtvig Larsen


‘The team is amazingly responsive. It is efficient and regardless of the time difference, there is an answer within hours.’

‘Jacob Sand is just amazing. He knows what he is talking about. Ditte Grundtvig Larsen is very good too; smart, responsive and efficient.’

‘Ditte Grundtvig Larsen is unique as she always delivers practical advice of a high-value and never shies away from challenging the client. She is very experienced within internal investigations and whistle-blower cases.’

‘Jacob Sand has in-depth knowledge of EU law and is second to none in Denmark in this field.’

‘The team is one of the best in Denmark. They provide pragmatic and legally sound solutions.’

‘I consider Jacob Sand to be an excellent litigator. He is extremely responsive and has a knowledge of EU law that is second to none in Denmark.’

‘Ditte Grundtvig Larsen is excellent, especially in outsourcing matters and TUPE-related aspects of this. Ditte is also strong in incentive schemes and has a general knowledge of employment law that is extremely high.’

‘Rasmus Høj Christensen is excellent at employment law. I appreciate his deep knowledge and business-orientated and people-focused advise.’

Key clients


Philip Morris International

Maersk Group

Chr. Hansen

Nordea Group

Salling Group

Intact Financial Corporation

ISS Group

Hafnia Limited


Royal Arctic Line A/S

Green Power Denmark


Work highlights

  • Advised Denmark-based global bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holding A/S on all employment aspects in connection with its USD 25 billion merger with Denmark-based biosolutions company Novozymes A/S.
  • Advised Danish offshore drilling operator Maersk Drilling on all employment aspects in relation to its EUR 3.8 billion merger with US-based offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation.
  • Assisted the Nordic region’s largest financial group, Nordea, with employment related advice in connection with its EUR 270 million acquisition of Danish life and pension company TopDanmark Life from Topdanmark Forsikring A/S.

Denmark > Energy Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel‘s energy and infrastructure practice draws on the firm's broader strengths to assist with a wide range of energy matters, including project developments, financings, investments, M&A, and regulatory matters. Michael Meyer leads the department and has notable experience in handling cases for traditional energy players in the oil and gas and electricity spaces; Meyer also heads up the Greenland desk, which works closely with Greenlandic firm Arctic Law Greenland ApS on energy matters in the jurisdiction. The practice is also well regarded for its experience in renewable energy projects spanning solar parks, biomethane plants, and onshore and offshore wind parks. Christoffer Fode and Christian Halskov Sauer, who focus on development work and corporate PPAs, are key contacts for renewable sector work, while Jacob Sandholt advises on energy sector legislation.

Practice head(s):

Michael Meyer

Other key lawyers:


‘Gorissen Federspiel is among the best when it comes to the renewable energy industry.’

‘We have worked with Christian Halskov Sauer on several cases and he not only brings his outstanding legal skills to the table, but more importantly he brings with him an attitude of “both parties wants to do this so lets get it done” and with his unique knowledge and understanding of the commercial value drivers in a renewable energy project/transaction, he gets the job done.’

‘In depth knowledge of the sector and outstanding commercial insight.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and highly skilled. They have extensive knowledge of the sector standards within PPAs, and have an eye for the details of a PPA that can be of great importance for risk assessment etc.’

‘Both Christain Halskov Sauer and Jacob Sandholt are extremely professional in their work. They honour appointments and are available for follow-up and questions. They have a great deal of knowledge about the area and the industry, and are up to date on what is happening. I will always recommend them to others regarding PPAs and renewables.’

‘Christian Sauer is very pleasant to work with. Deep industry and commercial knowledge. Provides solutions, and challenges assumptions of the client to find the best solution for the client.’

‘Claus Jespersen is very precise and to the point. Focused on problem-solving. Fast turn-around. Looks for the extra for the client.’

‘Innovative solutions, experienced team.’

Key clients

Vestas A/S

Obton A/S

Momentum Energy A/S

Skovgaard Energy A/S

Ada Green Energy A/S

Green2X A/S

Encavis AG

Energrid A/S


Gas Storage Denmark A/S

Det Danske Hedeselskab A/S

Anaergia Inc.

Doral Group Renewable



Andel amba

Energi Danmark amba.

Work highlights

  • Advising Skovgaard Energy A/S on a potential joint venture agreement with Ørsted A/S for the development and construction of a 200MW PV plant and 70MW wind park combined with a large-scale hydrogen plant.
  • Representing Green2X A/S, a producer of biogas and biofuel from green waste products, as project counsel for the development and construction of a large-scale biogas plant and potential biomethanol plant.
  • Assisting Encavis AG, a German listed independent power producer and project developer, with the acquisition and subsequent project development of a 500MW PV pipeline of solar projects in Denmark.

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 1

Praised as a 'world leader in the area of EU, competition and public procurement', the team at Gorrissen Federspiel sees mandates across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious mandates in the space, including merger control, dawn raids, state aid, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, competition litigation, procurement and general EU law issues. 'Outstanding lawyer' Martin André Dittmer and seasoned litigator Erik Kjær-Hansen jointly head the practice group. Dittmer is specialist in merger control in M&A transactions and regulatory matters, whilst Kjær-Hansen comes recommended for litigation relating to dominant undertakings and cartel probe, alongside regulatory issues and external investigations. At associate level, Kristian Helge Andersen has experience on complex merger-control cases before the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.

Practice head(s):

Martin André Dittmer; Erik Kjær-Hansen

Other key lawyers:

Kristian Helge Straton-Andersen


‘Gorrissen Federspiel is an extraordinarily brilliant practice. It is a world leader in the area of EU, competition and public procurement.’

‘The team blends experience and expertise, practicality and professionalism.’

‘It is difficult to imagine a team in any capital in Europe which has a savvy, wise and experienced practitioner like Martin Andre Dittmer.’

‘This team deserves great recognition and praise. I would trust no one else in Denmark as much as Gorrissen Federspiel. They set the pace for others to follow. ’

‘By instructing Gorrissen, you receive a perfectly balanced team. Some firms are leading lights but here there is an entire galaxy. The team are very strong and very deep in their knowledge and client commitment.’

‘Experienced and well rounded team. Understands to put legal advice into context of the needs. ’

‘The competition law team of Gorrissen Federspiel are very commercial in their approach – actually taking in the difficulties of implementing legal standards in the practical world. Furthermore, you do feel as a client that the professional standard is above average. ’

‘Erik Kjær-Hansen is always available and has a broad knowledge of competition law’

Key clients

P27 Nordic Payments Platform





Hafnia Tankers





A.P. Møller-Mærsk




Bang & Olufsen


Christian Hansen

Danske Bank



Work highlights

  • Advised Swedish telecoms company Telia on all legal matters relating to the DKK 6.25 billion sale of its Danish business to Norlys, Denmark’s largest integrated energy and telecoms group.
  • Acted for DEUTZ, a major German diesel engine manufacturer, before the Eastern High Court in connection with a case initiated by the Danish competition authorities regarding, among other areas, alleged refusal to supply in connection with a public tender.
  • Assisting Nets, a leading Nordic provider of digital payment services across Europe, in a case before the Danish Supreme Court regarding Nets’ prices for the use of Dankort, a national debit card, on the internet.

Denmark > Information technology Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel handles the full spectrum of information technology cases for leading Danish and international organisations across a range of key industry sectors, spanning outsourcing, IT contracts and contract management, through pre-litigation and dispute resolution, and alongside digital transformation and digital regulatory work. Ole Horsfeldt, Tue Goldschmieding and David Telyas collectively head up the practice. Horsfeldt handles complex technology transactions, including outsourcing, IT development, IT implementation, system acquisition projects and digital transformation projects. Goldschmieding has extensive experience within outsourcing and IT transactions, as well as complex data protection matters and the handling of legislative and security-related issues, whilst Telyas advises on matters concerning data protection, marketing, consumer and cookie law. At associate level, Christian Aaby Köhler advises on the outsourcing of business processes, deals and IT services.

Practice head(s):

Ole Horsfeldt; Tue Goldschmieding; David Telyas

Other key lawyers:


‘It is very innovative, creating good solutions and new ways of solving problems.’

‘Tue Goldschmieding is an exceptional skilled lawyer, with knowledge in almost all parts of Danish and EU law. Not only is he skilled and has extensive experience within IT contracts, but he is also pragmatic and provides excellent, well thought-through solutions. He has my highest recommendation.’

Key clients

Novo Nordisk A/S

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Ramboll Group A/S

A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S

Danske Bank A/S

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel is frequently engaged on high-end Danish restructuring and bankruptcy matters, handling domestic and cross-border issues stemming from insolvency cases including out-of-court restructurings, debt workouts and liquidations. The group’s robust client list counts Danish and Nordic banks, alongside major international financial institutions. Practice head John Sommer Schmidt acts as liquidator, restructuring administrator and trustee for large, Danish bankruptcy estates as well as acting for financial institutions. Renowned insolvency lawyer Lars Grøngaard is known for his experience in assisting domestic and foreign creditors with the collection of their outstanding balances. Morten Hans Jakobsen is a key point of contact for restructuring and workouts, whilst Preben Jakobsen’s practice emphasises reorganisation proceedings and distressed M&A.

Practice head(s):

John Sommer Schmidt

Other key lawyers:

Lars Grøngaard; Preben Jakobsen; Morten Hans Jakobsen; Kristian Gammelgaard Møller


‘Our partnership has been nothing short of exceptional. Their innovative approach and deep expertise in technology law have proven to be invaluable assets throughout our journey. From the inception of our project to its completion, we have enjoyed a seamless and productive collaboration.’

‘Gorrissen Federspiel has a strong practice with a very good reputation among market participants, including representatives of the judiciary. Members of the practice are often nominated by Danish courts as insolvency office holders for Denmark’s largest and most difficult insolvency proceedings, in particular those of a cross-border nature. This is one of the top restructuring and insolvency practices in Denmark.’

‘Preben Jakobsen is extremely competent. He clearly formulates thoughts and remains calm even in the most difficult negotiations. He is very good at managing complex projects. Furthermore, he is seen as one of the leading lawyers in this area in Denmark.’

‘From my experience with John Sommer Schmidt and Preben Jakobsen, I have always experienced a very high level of competence, quality and professionalism.’

‘The team has a highly commercial approach to resolving the cases they receive. They are adept at considering creditors in their considerations regarding the strategy for case resolution, ensuring that collaborations work seamlessly.’

‘It is particularly Preben Jacobsen with whom I have collaborated. The advantage of working with Preben, in addition to his commercial mindset, is that he is well-liked among our clients. It is known that despite the typically stressful situation for the customer, Preben can communicate at the level the customer is at.’

Key clients

Danish State Investment Fund (Vækstfonden)

Nordea Bank Denmark

SEB Denmark



Realkredit Danmark

Jyske Bank

Danske Bank

Danish Tax Authority

Work highlights

  • Acting as leading Danish counsel for Nordic Aviation Capital, the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor, after it experienced severe financial distress due to mainly the Covid-19 ramifications calling for global financial restructure worth up to USD10 billion.
  • Advising the major financial creditors in respect of the distressed financial situation of TOP-TOY, previously the biggest toy retailer in the Nordics, in what was the biggest ever restructuring in Denmark based on the number of employees.
  • Advising the major financial creditor of Apollovej ApS, a company owning a well-known shopping centre, and lienholders in the property. As key creditor and lienholder, our client plays a controlling role to facilitate the restructuring solutions.

Denmark > Insurance Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel is noted for its representation of insurance and re-insurance companies, corporates, brokers, agents and sector intermediaries on the entire gamut insurance-related matters. The group’s broad practice ranges from insurance and re-insurance disputes to transactional, regulatory and specialist marine insurance work. Henriette Gernaa and Morten Nybom Bethe jointly head the department; Gernaa is experienced in commercial litigation, as well as international arbitration, whilst Nybom Bethe comes recommended for his ability at ‘navigating the pitfalls of the regulatory framework for insurance and insurance companies in a practical way’.

Practice head(s):

Henriette Gernaa; Morten Nybom Bethe

Other key lawyers:


‘They listen and provide top professional feedback. What is unique about the team is that they provide feedback on things we may not have asked or considered. Such a valuable characteristic which means I consider the firm a key adviser.’

‘Very good insight in the shipping industry and regulatory framework for insurance and insurance companies.’

‘Morten Nybom Bethe provides insightful advice. Good at navigating the pitfalls of the regulatory framework for insurance and insurance companies in a practical way.’

‘Excellent service, highly qualified and impressive knowledge of the regulatory framework.’

‘Always looking for the best solution for the customer and excellent business understanding.’

‘Extensive knowledge and experience within the shipping industry.’

‘Extensive knowledge and experience within the shipping industry. Available 24/7 and quick response time.’

Key clients

Intact Financial Corporation

Deloitte Danmark

FSN Capital Partners




West of England P&I

Skuld P&I



AP Møller Maersk A/S


Fayard A/S

Danske Bank


Work highlights

  • Representing leading Northern European private equity firm FSN Capital Partners in a complex, cross-border and highly publicised case worth USD 150 million revolving around FSN’s acquisition of Gram Equipment A/S.
  • Representing Deloitte in bankruptcy proceedings instigated by several of the bankruptcy estates in the (former) OW Bunker group, the world’s largest bunker supplier until its collapse in 2014.
  • Presenting a highly complex claim based on gross negligence relating to the capsizing of the Danish shipyard Hirtshals Yard A/S (the “Yard”)’ floating dock which caused the flooding of modern fishing trawler HardHaus and led to damages exceeding NOK 55 million (approx. USD 6.7 million).

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel '‘s IP and digital business team assists global corperations with design rights, trade mark and design portfolio management, and patent enforcement. Practice head Lasse Skaarup Christensen excels in contentious matters, advising franchises and retail chains on licenses, market law, and global distribution. Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm is esteemed for patent infringement cases, managing trade mark portfolios and providing insights on utility models and trade secrets. Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe specialises in EU law, interpreting directives on online platform liability. Jakob Plesner Mathiasen navigates copyright intricacies in the music industry.

Practice head(s):

Lasse Skaarup Christensen


‘It’s rare to encounter a talent as profound as Jakob Plesner Mathiasen. His innovation in the IP sector is simply unrivalled, consistently breaking new ground. His ability to provide educational counsel on complex matters is exceptional, making him an indispensable asset for all clients. Moreover, his friendly and cooperative nature is a breath of fresh air, clearly making him a standout leader in his field.’

‘Lasse Christensen – probably the best IP lawyer in Denmark. Has an unique understanding of business in general and IP-issues at most. Give him a few sentences and he will solve the problem for you without many questions as he has an in deep knowledge and understanding of my company, the industry we work within.’

‘Soren Hogh Thomsen is our lead advisor in this area, and we are very satisfied with his support. Timely, comprehensive, yet to the point, with high industry knowledge, and at all times up to date in an ever-changing world. A treasure of an IP expert.’

‘David Telyas has an excellent business understanding and is good at tailoring his advice to our business. He is great at reaching out proactively in case of legal developments of relevance to us.’

‘A standout individual in the team, Jakob Plesner Mathiasen, brings a combination of deep expertise and an innate curiosity about emerging technologies. What sets him apart is not just his knowledge, but also his exceptional ability to communicate complex concepts with clarity. His adeptness at explaining these principles ensures that relevant strategies are not only understood but are also effectively implemented.’

Key clients

Lidl Danmark K/S

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping


IFPI Danmark (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)

MPO (Musikproducenternes Forvaltningsorganisation)

Skorstensgaard A/S

Hobbii A/S

Troldtekt A/S

Simpson Strong-Tie A/S

Global Gravity ApS

Copydan KulturPlus

Aller Media


Oy Karl Fazer Ab/Fazer Denmark ApS

Camro A/S

Work highlights

  • Represent the Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in its establishment of partnerships and all IP-contractual matters relating to the research and development activities within the Center.
  • Assist Daniamant, a manufacturer of life jacket lights, providing high-quality and technologically advanced life jacket lights for the global maritime shipping industry in a Chinese patent infringement case regarding alleged infringement of Daniamant’s patent rights to a maritime light source as well as a request for compensation for damages.
  • Operating the secretariat of The Danish Copyright Association, which promotes interest in, and knowledge of copyright issues and contributes to the development of the legal field of copyright in Denmark.

Denmark > Real estate and construction

Gorrissen Federspiel is praised for its ‘second-to-none’ know-how when it comes to cross-border real estate M&A work, large-scale and complex real estate project developments, and construction law matters in relation to tenders, construction works and disputes. The real estate and construction group leverages the firm’s expertise across corporate and M&A, tax and competition law to provide a full-service offering to major corporates, investment funds, construction companies and Danish pension funds. Jesper Avnborg Lentz leads on the real estate side, while Steen Hellmann heads up the construction team following his arrival from Viltoft; Lentz is a key name for commercial leases, construction law and real estate taxation issues, while Hellmann specialises in construction issues and dispute resolution. Hans-Peter Jørgensen‘s practice emphasises litigation and arbitration proceedings, large construction projects, commercial leases, project developments and procurement law. Steen Puch Holm-Larsen has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate law and joined the firm from Bech-Bruun in November 2023, along with Sven Frode Frølund.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Avnborg Lentz; Steen Hellmann


‘Gorrissen Federspiel delivers an all-issues service swiftly and with a good understanding of the client’s needs and business case.’

‘Know-how is second to none!’

‘Great knowledge within all aspects of commercial real estate.’

‘They are friendly and service-minded and solve the assignments within agreed time.’

‘The team is excellent and always available for us as a customer.’

‘The team’s expertise spans the entire spectrum of construction law, demonstrating a profound mastery of the subject matter. They have consistently delivered sound advice, legal strategies, and practical solutions to clients, ensuring that they are well prepared to face the challenges and opportunities that arise in construction projects.’

‘Steen Hellmann, a distinguished figure in the field of construction law, offers comprehensive and invaluable legal counsel.’

‘High quality and speed of delivery! Always keeping the client in focus and aligned with their individual needs.’

Key clients

Freja Ejendomme A/S

MT Højgaard Property Development A/S

M. Goldschmidt Ejendomme



Udviklingsselskabet Carlsberg Byen P/S

Novo Holdings A/S


PFA Ejendomme A/S

Udviklingsselskabet By & Havn I/S

Novo Nordisk A/S

Industriens Pension

AP Pension

NAS Invest Group

Per Aarsleff A/S

Nordstern A/S

Tryg Forsikring A/S

Topdanmark Forsikring A/S

Kemp & Lauritzen A/S

Køge Kyst P/S

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

I/S Vestforbrænding

VF Carbon Capture A/S

I/S Amager Ressourecenter


Capital Investment A/S

CSK Stålindustri A/S

Ikano Bolig A/S

HDI Danmark (part of HDI Global SE)

KFI Erhvervsdrivende Fond

Rambøll Danmark A/S

Viga RE A/S

Selfinvest ApS

Balder Danmark

Gefion Group

CPH Village

Kartago Property

Silvan A/S



Q8 Danmark A/S


London + Regional Properties

Solstra Capital Partners

Scandinavian Property Development

Danske Bank A/S

Friheden Gruppen A/S

Jeudan A/S

Logistic Contractor

Thylander Gruppen


Novo Nordisk Fonden

NAS Real Nordics A/S

Work highlights

  • Advising Freja Ejendomme A/S on the development and sale of a large part of the last major undeveloped area in central Copenhagen, ‘Jernbanebyen’, comprising approximately 365,000sqm.
  • Assisting Bellakvarter Projektselskab A/S (subsidiary of BC Hospitality Group A/S, previously Bella Center A/S) with the development of a whole new city quarter around the Bella Center in Copenhagen, called Bellakvarter.
  • Advising M. Goldschmidt Ejendomme on the development of ‘Frederiksbro’, a new city area in Hillerød.

Denmark > Shipping and transport Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel represents major Danish and international ship-owners, shipyards and ports, airlines, aircraft lessors, industry investors and financiers and insurance companies on a broad suite of matters, including wet and dry shipping mandates. Practice head Peter Appel handles large transactions, financing deals and establishing operations abroad, as well as being a key name for shipping litigation. Morten Hans Jakobsen advises on aviation, air finance and ship financing, as well as work relating to leasings, purchases and regulatory issues. At the associate level, Thomas Edelgaard Christensen's practice encompasses litigation and arbitration arising out of the shipping, port, maritime construction and other maritime industries.

Practice head(s):

Peter Appel

Other key lawyers:

Morten Hans Jakobsen; Morten Berggreen; Johan Casper Hennings; Thomas Edelgaard Christensen


‘The shipping, offshore and transportation group at Gorrissen Federspiel is widely recognised as being the premier shipping practice in town. They are especially strong within transactional work including ship sale and purchase, newbuilding projects, ship finance and corporate shipping work and handles mandates for most Danish shipowners.’

‘Morten Hans Jakobsen is our go-to when it comes to complex transactional and corporate work.’

‘Peter Appel is highly knowledgeable, with a great global network and a commercial understanding.’

‘Morten Hans Jakobsen has always been extremely prompt, knowledgeable and solution-oriented.’

‘Johan Casper Hennings assist us with more traditional maritime law and is especially experienced in sale and purchase of ships.’

‘With their wide knowledge, experience and mastery in shipping, they are second to none in this segment in the Danish market.’

‘Peter Appel is the go-to person, but holds a very fine team to help with any size of matter or transaction.’

‘They are prompt and cost-efficient, while being knowledgeable and results-oriented to find quick and practical solutions.’

Key clients

A.P. Moeller Maersk A/S (including subsidiaries, such as Maersk A/S, Svitzer A/S, Maersk Oil Trading and Investments A/S and Maersk Air Cargo A/S)

A.P. Moeller Holding A/S (including subsidiaries, such as Maersk Tankers A/S, Maersk Product Tankers A/S, Maersk Supply Service and ZeroNorth A/S)

Hafnia Limited

Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

Ultranav Group (including Ultrabulk A/S)



Scandlines Group

A/S United Shipping & Trading Company

Navigare Capital Partners A/S

Navigator Holdings Ltd.

Stena Group

Celsius Shipping A/S

Esvagt A/S

Uni-Tankers A/S

Dee4 Capital Partners

Christiania Shipping

Cadeler A/S

Assuranceforeningen SKULD

Polar Seafood Greenland A/S

Fehmarn Belt Contractors A/S

Ulykkesforsikringsforbundet for Dansk Søfart

Borealis AG

SAS Scandinavian Airlines System

Air Greenland

Atlantic Airways

Sunclass Airlines (formerly Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia)


Copenhagen AirTaxi

Work highlights

  • Assisted Marseille-based private equity firm Jaccar Holdings with a structured sales process worth USD 700 million for the divestment of Evergas, one of the world’s leading seaborne transporters of petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids.
  • Assisting Cadeler A/S in connection with an agreement to combine their business with Eneti Inc. The combination will result in the largest diversified fleet owned and operated by an offshore wind turbine and foundation installation company.
  • Assisting Maersk Tankers, operator of one of the largest tanker fleets in the world, on a new USD 150 million pool credit facility with Citi Bank, relating to the four pool’s working capital for improvement of cash flow for pool partners in a volatile and high tanker rate environment.

Denmark > Tax Tier 1

Key strengths of Gorrissen Federspiel‘s tax department span advice on corporate tax, transfer pricing, and tax controversy work. The team is well regarded for its work on international tax and cross-border transactions, as well as disputes with cross-border elements. Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen leads the team and is experienced in transactional matters and tax controversy issues, in which he has represented clients in numerous high-profile disputes and major corporate tax matters. Jan Steen Hansen focuses on tax issues in connection with M&A and equity and venture funds and also advises on EU and international tax and indirect taxes; and Niclas Holst Sonne excels in transactional tax work. Jakob Krogsøe joined from Bech-Bruun in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen


‘The tax practice in Gorrissen Federspiel is characterised by a team of highly specialised individuals. The team boost themselves by being able to handle the full suite within the tax area from litigation to transaction support.’

‘Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen and Jan Steen Hansen among those tax specialist that I have worked with at Gorrissen. They are both very competent in terms of understanding the letter of the law but are also able to convert this into a commercial context.’

‘They have a strong traditional tax practice but also dedicated EU law specialists.’

‘Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen is extremely knowledgeable, a very good advocate in court, very client focused, very good working in a team.’

‘Always high quality deliveries, irrespective of the individuals.’

‘Always proactive and business driven in their approach.’

Key clients

H&M (Hennes & Mauritz)

Total Energies

A.P. Møller – Mærsk

Chr. Hansen


Scandlines Denmark ApS

Codan Forsikring A/S

Nets/Nexi Group

Riskpoint Group

C WorldWide Asset Management

Heartcore Capital

Swiss Life Asset Management

Nordea Bank

Danske Bank

Fidelity Funds

Henderson Fund


Work highlights

  • Acting as the lead tax and legal adviser with regard to a merger between two major Danish listed companies, Chr. Hansen A/S and Novozymes A/S.
  • Representing Total Energies EP Danmark A/S and A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S against Danish Ministry of Taxation in a DKK10bn transfer pricing court case pending before the Supreme Court.
  • Represented TryghedsGruppen before the Supreme Court against the Danish Tax Ministry in a dispute over taxation of distributions to its members.

Denmark > Environment Tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel's cross-practice environment group handles complex matters concerning real estate transactions, environmental issues pertaining to public law, and mining and energy mandates. The ‘diverse and extremely competent team’ is headed up by Aarhus-based Lotte Eskesen and Copenhagen’s Hans-Peter Jørgensen. Eskesen is a key contact for environmental litigation as well as advice on regulatory issues, soil contamination, nature protection and waste management; while Jørgensen lends his expertise to environmental issues arising out of real estate transactions and construction projects. Uffe Bøgelund Jensen retired in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Lotte Eskesen; Hans-Peter Jørgensen

Other key lawyers:

Christian Sauer


‘Very pleased. A diverse and extremely competent team. Pleasant and flexible with clear focus on value creation. Very happy with our partnership.’

‘Dedication, competence, business understanding and high degree of flexibility.’

‘Christian Sauer is an outstanding expert within renewables with excellent expertise.’

Key clients

Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (Shell)

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Obton A/S


Jyske Bank A/S

Aquila European Renewables

SDK Freja A/S

Uno-X Danmark A/S

Anaergia Inc

Omnicon A/S

Køge Kyst P/S

Green2x ApS

Work highlights

  • Advising Encavis AG on the acquisition and subsequent project development of a 500MW PV pipeline of solar projects in Denmark.
  • Assisting Køge Kyst P/S with the development of a whole new city quarter around the Køge harbour.
  • Representing Uno-X Danmark A/S in a number of matters involving environmental issues. The matters mainly concern rented or owned areas where pollution is discovered when the client is vacating the premises.

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 2

The ‘highly skilled team, with an extremely strong background within media and entertainment law’ at Gorrissen Federspiel assists a broad range of key Danish and international players. The group provides specialist advice in relation to media content, licensing, rights, contracts, data, regulatory and competition law issues, alongside marketing, personal data, IP, financing and litigation, among others. IP expert Lasse Skaarup Christensen’s practice includes copyright, digital business, marketing and franchising. He co-leads the practice alongside specialist media and entertainment practitioner Jakob Plesner Mathiasen, who is praised as ‘outstanding in his understanding of the legal challenges that AI presents within the media and entertainment arena’. Jesper Madsen joined the practice in early 2024 from Horten.

Practice head(s):

Lasse Skaarup Christensen; Jakob Plesner Mathiasen

Other key lawyers:


‘Jakob Plesner Mathiasen is a trusted adviser. Jakob understands the unique needs of a media company, where punctuality in deadlines is more stringent than usual, and where there’s often a need for urgent advice on “in the moment” cases.’

‘Jacob Plesner Mathiasen is outstanding in his understanding of the legal challenges that AI presents within the media and entertainment arena.’

‘Highly skilled team, with an extremely strong background within media and entertainment law.’

‘Gorissen’s media and entertainment team stands as one of the largest and most recognised in Denmark, boasting both a domestic and global outlook in their consultative approach. Not only renowned for providing insightful and valuable counsel, but they are also recognised for their swift responses and round-the-clock availability.’

‘Jakob Plesner Mathiasen is unique.’

‘I have seldom come across an individual as proficient and innovative as Jakob Plesner Mathiasen in the media and entertainment sphere. His guidance is nothing short of brilliant, breaking down complex areas with pedagogical finesse. His approachable and professional demeanour, paired with his undeniable expertise, clearly marks him as the best in the business.’

‘They possess a keen grasp of evolving technologies, emerging platforms, services, and the intricate legal nuances associated with them. This mastery enables them to provide insightful advice, ensuring that business models are understood, rights are effectively safeguarded, and revenue streams are optimised.’

‘A standout individual in the team, Jakob Plesner Mathiasen, brings a combination of deep expertise and an innate curiosity about emerging technologies. What sets him apart is not just his knowledge, but also his exceptional ability to communicate complex concepts with clarity.’

Key clients

Copydan KulturPlus


IFPI Danmark (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)

MPO (Musikproducenternes Forvaltningsorganisation)


Det Nordjyske Mediehus


Musikforlæggerne (Danish Professional Music Publishers Association)

Puerto 80 Projects SLU

Dansk Selskab for Ophavsret (The Danish Copyright Association)

Aera A/S



Music Nest Norway

Aller Media

Work highlights

  • Representing Gyldendal A/S in a precedent-setting litigation against Lindhardt og Ringhof, representing Gyldendal A/S in the case before the Danish High Court, where it has now been admitted for judgment.
  • Providing the secretariat for both IFPI Denmark and MPO, representing approximately 95% of the market of recorded music in Denmark.
  • Advising Copydan KulturPlus on legal actions regarding the Danish state’s incorrect implementation of EU legislation in a principal matter with great influence on European law enforcement and copyright law.

Denmark > Telecoms Tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel‘s cross-disciplinary telecoms group offers a comprehensive service with a deep understanding of technology, data and commercial arrangements. Martin André Dittmer focuses on merger control work related to M&A transactions with additional expertise in regulatory matters and competition law issues in the telecoms and media sectors. Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen has vast experience with telecoms mandates alongside extensive knowledge of IT, media, marketing, IP and contract law.

Practice head(s):

Martin André Dittmer

Other key lawyers:


‘Besides having the highest professional and ethical level when providing advice, they have an outstanding ability to understand the market and the company. They are truly able to tailor their advice.’ 

Key clients



Telenor Group


iCON Infrastructure


Work highlights

  • Acting as the full-service legal adviser to Waoo A/S, advising on all aspects of its business including regulatory advice, marketing practices and consumer law, negotiation of content agreements with suppliers, copyright matters, privacy and data protection, competition law and general corporate counsel services.
  • Advised Sweden-based Telia Company AB on the €840m sale of its Danish operations and network assets to Norlys.
  • Advised telecoms network owner and operator Bornfiber on its agreement with OpenNet A/S to join the OpenNet, a platform intermediary that connects fiber network owners and service providers.

Greenland > Foreign firms Tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel has a long-standing reputation for representing enterprises domiciled in or with activities in Greenland and has established in-depth knowledge of the special circumstances that apply to doing business in Greenland. The group's client roster spans Greenland’s main industries encompassing the energy, mining, infrastructure, shipping, transport and fishing sectors, and the team regularly assists Greenlandic clients with corporate and asset finance work, compliance issues, and real estate matters. Michael Meyer, who ‘has a unique overview of Danish and Greenlandic law, especially within competition law’, is head of the Greenland desk, which also leverages the expertise of banking and finance expert Thomas Maaberg Hansen, shipping specialist Peter Appel, and Morten Hans Jakobsen, who focuses on transport finance mandates. The team’s strategic cooperation with Nuuk-based law firm Arctic Law Greenland ApS combines the firm’s corporate expertise with regional capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Michael Meyer


‘Gorrissen Federspiel has my highest recommendations. It’s a company consisting of extreme specialists within every legal aspect in Denmark. Their attorneys are capable of consuming large amount of complex material and making it understandable to their clients.’

‘Michael Meyer has a unique overview of Danish and Greenlandic law especially within competition law.’

Key clients

Air Greenland


Lumina Sustainable Materials A/S

Polar Seafood Greenland

Royal Arctic Line

Royal Greenland

Tanbreez Mining Greenland

Permagreen Greenland A/S

Work highlights

  • Acted for Royal Arctic Line as respondent in a claim from a shipper, Usisaat ApS regarding damage on goods in a container in a Greenlandic port due to water ingress.
  • Advised Polar Seafood Greenland on successfully assisting a wreck removal order in respect of the sinking of Polar Aassik in western Greenland in 2021.
  • Advised flag carrier airline Air Greenland with its approx. $250m acquisition of one new Airbus A330-800NEO.

Firm overview: Gorrissen Federspiel is the leading full-service law firm in Denmark and advises companies, financial institutions and public authorities across all aspects of corporate and business law. Its goal is to support clients’ businesses and strategies through legal advice at the highest professional and ethical level, adapted to each client’s individual circumstances and requirements. Through the high degree of specialisation of its practice area teams, the firm’s experts accumulate in-depth insight into both their field of practice and the industry sectors in which its clients operate. Clients benefit from specialist lawyers who create value for their organisation by solving legal issues based on solid knowledge of market practices, business strategies and commercial circumstances. The firm acts as trusted adviser to a large number of Danish and international clients, whom it has assisted on many of the largest and most challenging transactions and highest profile court cases in Denmark. The firm has strong international relations developed through its long-standing and close cooperation with some of the world’s leading law firms, banks, audit firms and insurance companies. It can therefore assure clients of professional advice at short notice exactly where they need it.

Main areas of practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Compliance & Sustainability
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Economic Analysis
  • Environment
  • EU & Competition
  • FinTech
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • IP and Digital Business
  • Labour & Employment
  • Maritime Disputes
  • Marketing Law
  • Private Clients/Family Offices – Legal
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shipping/Offshore/Transportation
  • Sustainable Financing and Governance
  • Tax


  • Defence & Security
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial Products & Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Private Equity
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Consumer
  • Transport: Aviation | Logistics | Rail | Shipping
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

International desks: France, Germany, Greenland and Spain

Managing partner: Martin André Dittmer

Partners’ board: Niels Bang (Chairman), Martin André Dittmer, Lotte Eskesen, Anders Ørjan Jensen, Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm, Jacob Skude Rasmussen.

Copenhagen (head office)
Gorrissen Federspiel
Axel Towers, Axeltorv 2
1609 Copenhagen V
+45 33 41 41 41

Gorrissen Federspiel
Prismet, Silkeborgvej 2
8000 Aarhus C
+45 86 20 75 00

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Banking & Finance Morten Nybom Bethe mnb@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Co-Head of Corporate / M&A Rikke Schiøtt Petersen rsp@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Co-Head of Corporate / M&A Anders Ørjan Jensen aoj@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Co-Head of Corporate / M&A Anders Peter G. Christoffersen apc@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Managing Partner | Co-Head of EU & Competition Martin André Dittmer mad@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Co-Head of EU & Competition Erik Kjær-Hansen ekh@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of Restructuring & Insolvency, Copenhagen Preben Jakobsen prj@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of Restructuring & Insolvency, Aarhus John Sommer Schmidt jss@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of IP & Digital Business Lasse Skaarup Christensen lsc@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of Real Estate, Copenhagen Jesper Avnborg Lentz jln@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of Shipping / Offshore / Transportation Peter Appel pa@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of Labour & Employment Jacob Sand jas@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of Dispute Resolution Henriette Gernaa hge@gorrissenfederspiel.com
Head of Tax Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen jsa@gorrissenfederspiel.com
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Kristian Helge Andersen photo Mr Kristian Helge Andersen Kristian Helge Straton-Andersen has worked within competition law for more than 15…
Peter Appel photo Mr Peter Appel Peter Appel heads up our Shipping/Offshore/Transportation practice group. Peter has considerable experience…
Jesper Avnborg Lentz photo Mr Jesper Avnborg Lentz Jesper Avnborg Lentz specialises in real estate transactions and project development. Furthermore,…
Niels Bang photo Mr Niels Bang Niels Bang is Chairman of the Board and part of our Corporate/M&A practice group where he assists Danish…
Morten Berggreen photo Mr Morten Berggreen Morten Berggreen advises on maritime related M&A transactions, ship construction, ship sale…
Thomas Edelgaard Christensen photo Mr Thomas Edelgaard Christensen Thomas Edelgaard Christensen focuses on litigation and arbitration and advises on all…
Rasmus Høj Christensen photo Mr Rasmus Høj Christensen Rasmus Høj Christensen has many years of experience in advising on employment…
Camilla Collet photo Ms Camilla Collet Camilla C. Collet assists Danish and international companies with M&A transactions, commercial…
Martin André Dittmer photo Mr Martin André Dittmer Martin André Dittmer is the Managing Partner at Gorrissen Federspiel and heads…
Søren Fogh photo Mr Søren Fogh Søren Fogh has for a number of years worked in financing, insolvency…
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Sven Frode Frølund photo Mr Sven Frode Frølund Sven Frode Frølund specialises in M&A, M&A Real Estate and Private Equity.Providing…
Henriette Gernaa photo Ms Henriette Gernaa Henriette Gernaa is head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice and Insurance…
Tue Goldschmieding photo Mr Tue Goldschmieding Tue Goldschmieding provides advice to Danish and international clients on outsourcing, IT…
Ditte Grundtvig Larsen photo Ms Ditte Grundtvig Larsen For several years, Ditte Grundtvig Larsen has specialised in advising on labour…
Jan Steen Hansen photo Mr Jan Steen Hansen For more than 20 years, Jan Steen Hansen has worked intensively with…
Thomas Maaberg Hansen photo Mr Thomas Maaberg Hansen Thomas Maaberg Hansen has extensive experience in complex finance transactions and provides…
Steen Hellmann photo Mr Steen Hellmann Steen Hellmann advises public authorities, private businesses and technical consultants on all…
Johan Casper Hennings photo Mr Johan Casper Hennings Johan Casper Hennings is partner in our Shipping / Offshore / Transportation…
Søren Henriksen photo Mr Søren Henriksen Søren Henriksen assists our clients with advice on dispute resolution within all…
Tina Herbing photo Ms Tina Herbing Tina Herbing is specialised in banking and finance law and advises on…
Andreas Hertel photo Mr Andreas Hertel Andreas Hertel advises Danish and international clients on all aspects of securities…
Steen Puch Holm-Larsen photo Mr Steen Puch Holm-Larsen Steen Puch Holm-Larsen is a partner in the M&A real estate group.…
Ole Horsfeldt photo Mr Ole Horsfeldt Ole Horsfeldt started out as a general commercial lawyer, but over the…
Preben Jakobsen photo Mr Preben Jakobsen Preben Jakobsen specialises in national as well as international advice on reorganisation,…
Morten Hans Jakobsen photo Mr Morten Hans Jakobsen Morten Hans Jakobsen’s practice concentrates on the handling of distressed companies and…
Michael Steen Jensen photo Mr Michael Steen Jensen Michael Steen Jensen is a member of our Banking & Finance practice…
Hans-Peter Jørgensen photo Mr Hans-Peter Jørgensen Hans-Peter Jørgensen advises Gorrissen Federspiel’s Danish and foreign clients on all aspects…
Erik Kjær-Hansen photo Mr Erik Kjær-Hansen Erik Kjær-Hansen is a competition law expert and the head of the…
Christian Aaby Köhler photo Mr Christian Aaby Köhler Christian Aaby Larsen advises Danish and foreign clients, primarily on IT law…
Jakob Krogsøe photo Mr Jakob Krogsøe Jakob Krogsøe specialises in tax law and has extensive experience conducting legal…
Gitte Lansner photo Ms Gitte Lansner Gitte is partner in Gorrissen Federspiel’s Corporate / M&A practice group and…
Alexander Troeltzsch Larsen photo Mr Alexander Troeltzsch Larsen Alexander Troeltzsch Larsen has advised Danish and foreign companies in real estate…
Tobias Linde photo Mr Tobias Linde Tobias Linde assists Danish and foreign companies in banking and financing transactions.…
Jakob Plesner Mathiasen photo Mr Jakob Plesner Mathiasen Jakob Plesner Mathiasen is a specialist in consulting in IP law, including…
Maj Signe Mønsted photo Ms Maj Signe Mønsted Maj specialises in finance law and cross-border as well as domestic financial…
Emily  Nordin photo Ms Emily Nordin Emily advises on a broad range of corporate law and capital market…
Morten Nybom Bethe photo Mr Morten Nybom Bethe Morten Nybom Bethe heads the firm’s Banking & Finance practice and advises…
Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe photo Mr Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe joined Gorrissen Federspiel as partner of the firm after…
Anders Ørjan Jensen photo Mr Anders Ørjan Jensen Anders Ørjan Jensen is co-head of the firm’s Corporate M&A and Capital…
Chantal Pernille Patel photo Ms Chantal Pernille Patel Chantal Pernille Patel advises on a broad range of corporate law and…
Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen photo Mr Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen assists Danish and foreign companies with threatening and pending…
Jacob Sand photo Mr Jacob Sand Jacob Sand is head of the firm’s Labour & Employment practice group.…
Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen photo Mr Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen assists our clients with Media, IT and telecommunications law…
Jacob Sandholt photo Mr Jacob Sandholt Jacob Sandholt provides specialised advice on sector legislation within the field of…
Rikke Schiøtt Petersen photo Ms Rikke Schiøtt Petersen Rikke Schiøtt Petersen is a partner and co-head of the Corporate M&A…
Mikael Philip Schmidt photo Mr Mikael Philip Schmidt Mikael Philip Schmidt advises on securities law issues and M&A.Within securities law,…
Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen photo Mr Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen is Head of Tax at Gorrissen Federspiel. He has…
Jacob Skude Rasmussen photo Mr Jacob Skude Rasmussen Jacob Skude Rasmussen has a broad practice that covers high-profile commercial disputes…
Klaus Søgaard photo Mr Klaus Søgaard In recent years, Klaus Søgaard has concentrated his legal work on listed…
Niclas Holst Sonne photo Mr Niclas Holst Sonne Niclas Holst Sonne is partner in our Tax practice group. He has…
Max Gersvang Sørensen photo Max Gersvang Sørensen Max Gersvang Sørensen assists Danish and foreign businesses in issues relating to…
Søren Høgh Thomsen photo Mr Søren Høgh Thomsen Søren Høgh Thomsen provides general advice on IP and commercial issues, including…
Charlotte Thorsen photo Ms Charlotte Thorsen Charlotte undertakes a broad range of corporate and commercial work. Her practice…
Michael Wejp-Olsen photo Mr Michael Wejp-Olsen Michael practises in the fields of corporate and contract law, primarily focusing…
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Gorrissen Federspiel is not only one of the largest full-service law firms in Denmark, but we are also one of the most international.

Our international outlook has always been a part of our DNA, founded on many years of working together with the world’s leading law firms, banks and other professional advisers and developing a common approach to supporting clients’ international ambitions.

One of the firm’s founders, Per Federspiel started the tradition of sending young lawyers from the firm abroad to work for a period of time. This is a tradition we still uphold today by continuously sending our attorneys, assistant attorneys and law students abroad to work or study.

A core part of our employee development programme involves lawyers studying abroad or working at one of our international relationship firms. Around 90% of our partners have worked at a law firm outside Denmark, and this have over many years formed the foundation of our strong international network and client base.

The majority of our work has an international perspective, and we have therefore accumulated wide international expertise within all material areas of business law.