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Gorrissen Federspiel > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 1
At Gorrissen Federspiel, the banking and finance group combines an ‘in-depth knowledge of the Danish banking sector’ with an ‘awareness of broader European regulatory implications’. Aside from its regulatory capabilities, the team, led by Michael Steen Jensen, has extensive experience across netting, collateral and clearing issues, operations financing work, high-value loan transactions, acquisition and project financing matters, and bond mandates. Morten Nybom Bethe, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable’ on regulatory issues, also handles security, structured product and securitisation matters. Managing counsel Tina Herbing specialises in debt financing work.
Michael Steen Jensen
Other key lawyers:
Morten Nybom Bethe; Tobias Linde; Tina Herbing; Mikkel Fritsch
‘Deep in-depth knowledge of the Danish banking sector combined with an awareness of broader European regulatory implications make the Gorrisen team, led by Tobias Linde, a go-to Danish local counsel for banking matters.’
‘Consistent high quality.’
‘Morten Nybom Bethe is extremely knowledgeable and I value his judgement in difficult legal questions, primarily in regulatory matters. Mikkel Fritsch and Tina Herbing both deliver high-quality work, are good at making financing transactions run smoothly and are available.’
‘A can-do approach, work well and accurately under difficult time pressure. Solutions-focused.’
Bank of America
Spar Nord Bank
NordLB, air finance
Navigare, ship finance
Capital markets Tier 1
Gorrissen Federspiel's capital markets team is instructed by an assortment of underwriters, issuers and investors on capital markets matters, with particular expertise in IPOs, takeovers, stock exchange listings, equity and debt issuances, and spin-off and demerger work. In the department, group head Rikke Schiøtt Petersen also handles securities offerings, public and private M&A and corporate governance issues; Klaus Søgaard has a strong track record in public takeover bids and IPOs; and banking and finance practice head Michael Steen Jensen regularly assists clients with issuer-side capital markets transactions.
Rikke Schiøtt Petersen
Other key lawyers:
Klaus Søgaard; Michael Steen Jensen; Chantal Pernille Patel; Mikael Philip Schmidt; Tobias Linde; Morten Nybom Bethe; Mikkel Fritsch
Ernst Göhner Stiftung / Panalpina Welttransport AG
Abacus Medicine A/S
Novo Holdings A/S
SP Group A/S
Jyske Bank A/S
Spar Nord Bank A/S
Danske Bank A/S
ABG Sundal Collier
Gorrissen Federspiel fields experts in public and private M&A, securities law, company law and contract law, counting large Danish corporations, multinationals and private equity funds among its key clients. Rikke Schiøtt Petersen, Anders Ørjan Jensen and Anders Peter G. Christoffersen jointly head the team, which also handles disposals, corporate restructurings, management buyouts and compliance issues. Klaus Søgaard and Niels Heering have track records in M&A, Niels Bang is notably active in the pharmaceuticals and life science sectors, and Mikael Philip Schmidt specialises in private equity work.
Rikke Schiøtt Petersen; Anders Ørjan Jensen; Anders Peter G. Christoffersen
Other key lawyers:
Niels Bang; Niels Heering; Finn Møller; Charlotte Thorsen; Mikael Philip Schmidt; Klaus Søgaard
DSV / Panalpina Welttransport AG
Danish Crown A/S
A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S
Novo Holdings A/S
Salling Group A/S
Solstra Investments A/S
Bang & Olufsen A/S
Polaris Private Equity
Gorrissen Federspiel’s team primarily handles GDPR compliance projects for high-profile national and international corporations; it is also particularly active in assisting clients with implementing binding corporate rules and data transfer schemes. The department is headed up by Tue Goldschmieding, who is also experienced in digitalisation programmes and the related regulatory and contractual issues including advising on new business intelligence models and the use of AI for data analysis. The department also manages enforcement issues, namely inspections carried out by data protection authorities.
Dispute resolution Tier 1
At Gorrissen Federspiel, the dispute resolution department acts for a variety of clients in high-profile arbitration, mediation and litigation mandates, both internationally and domestically. The group is spearheaded by Henriette Gernaa, who is a leading arbitration expert and counsel in international cases, namely in the construction, accountancy, energy, agency, reinsurance and post-M&A sectors. Elsewhere, Lotte Eskesen focuses on D&O liability and international trade disputes, while Jacob Skude Rasmussen has extensive experience in shipping, corporate crime and public international law proceedings. Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen regularly acts for large accountancy and private equity clients.
Other key lawyers:
Lotte Eskesen; Jacob Skude Rasmussen; Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen
‘Gorrissen Federspiel has great, specialised knowledge about this area and will provide advice based on experience and knowledge. They know how to handle counterparties and their responses.’
‘Highly skilled and professional with a pragmatic approach.’
Danske Bank A/S
Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab
PricewaterhouseCoopers Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab
Finansiel Stabilitet A/S
Kindred Group plc (Unibet)
Georg Jensen A/S & Investcorp (ultimate owner of Georg Jensen A/S)
Carnegie Investment Bank
Polar Seafood A/S
Novo Nordisk A/S
Solstra Capital Partners
FSN Capital Partners ApS
Energy Tier 1
Gorrissen Federspiel is noted for attracting a large number of M&A transactions in the energy, infrastructure and utilities space involving the divestment and exchange of corporations and assets. Michael Meyer leads the team, which also advises a range of clients on upstream, infrastructure and supply matters in the energy sector. Especially active in renewable energy mandates, Christoffer Fode specialises in matters involving renewable assets, including wind energy, solar PV and biogas work. The department also assists with the establishment of solar, biogas and wind energy plants.
Other key lawyers:
Energi Danmark A/S
A/S Dansk Shell
Tanbreez Mining Greenland A/S
A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S Maersk Drilling Holding A/S
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
At Gorrissen Federspiel, the EU and competition team has extensive experience in handling major merger control mandates before the European Commission, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority and other foreign competition authorities. The group, which is jointly led by Martin André Dittmer and Erik Kjær-Hansen, is also instructed in high-profile competition and public procurement disputes before the Supreme Court; the group also has experience in arbitrations. Key areas of focus include the financial services, professional services, healthcare, IT, education and construction sectors. Senior legal counsel Kristian Helge Andersen has a noteworthy maritime practice.
Martin André Dittmer; Erik Kjær Hansen
Other key lawyers:
Kristian Helge Andersen
Bang & Olufsen
P27 Nordic Payments Platform
Information technology Tier 1
Singled out for its ‘extensive knowledge of the market and strong negotiation skills’, Gorrissen Federspiel has extensive experience in IT project implementation and development work, software licensing agreements, cloud solutions, contract management issues, system acquisition projects and digital transformation projects. ‘Very experienced’ practice co-head Ole Horsfeldt ‘has developed a state-of-the-art legal framework for outsourcing’, while fellow co-head Tue Goldschmieding specialises in data protection-related issues, including IT security and cybercrime mandates. The department is also active in contentious technology matters.
Ole Horsfeldt; Tue Goldschmieding
‘Very business-oriented, highly experienced with in-depth market knowledge (knows the strengths and weaknesses of suppliers in the markets which is appreciated from the customer’s point of view).’
‘Ole Horsfeldt is not only a very competent lawyer – he is also humble and business-oriented which was a perfect match with the corporate values of his client in this case. He is attentive, respectful and thinks outside the box.’
‘Extensive knowledge of the market and strong negotiation skills. Managed to take over the entire process thereby freeing up in-house resources for other strategic projects.’
‘Deep knowledge of outsourcing from both a commercial and legal perspective.’
‘The people I have worked with are in general very talented, with a commercial mind-set, and structured and friendly approach. In regard to outsourcing, Ole Horsfeldt is our first choice as he is very experienced and has developed a state-of-the-art legal framework for outsourcing.’
‘They are very good at finding solutions and working in a structured and pragmatic way. They understand the business’ needs.’
‘Very structured and eager to find a solution that fits both parties without compromising on standards. Good at seeing the big picture as well as details.’
Carlsberg Breweries A/S
Danske Bank A/S
Insolvency Tier 1
Gorrissen Federspiel’s substantial expertise across Danish and international insolvency and restructuring law is underpinned by its frequent handling of high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring cases, as well as other creditor arrangements and debt work-outs. The group often acts as trustee and restructuring administrator, including in litigation and out-of-court restructurings. John Sommer Schmidt primarily handles compulsory liquidation proceedings, Morten Hans Jakobsen attracts praise for his asset finance, aviation and shipping practice, and Lars Grøngaard is a noted restructuring administrator. Another key name is Preben Jakobsen, whose practice also encompasses distressed M&A work.
John Sommer Schmidt; Morten Hans Jakobsen; Lars Grøngaard
Other key lawyers:
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
OW Bunker A/S
Dominos Pizza Denmark
CNS Group A/S
Norwegian Pilot Services Denmark ApS
Dalum Papir A/S
Insurance Tier 1
Under the leadership of Henriette Gernaa, Gorrissen Federspiel's group is skilled at handling complex insurance and reinsurance disputes, and also advises on transactional and regulatory issues. From a contentious viewpoint, the group represents insurance companies, reinsurers and brokers in a wide range of disputes and international arbitration proceedings including product liability and product recall claims, professional liability issues, commercial liability matters, personal injury claims and workers’ compensation work. Non-contentious areas of focus include Solvency II regime matters, fund issuances and insurance business restructurings. Peter Appel and Jens V. Mathiasen are particularly active in maritime insurance matters.
Other key lawyers:
Peter Appel; Jens V. Mathiasen; Jacob Skude Rasmussen; Lotte Eskesen; Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen
‘The team are very analytic when cases are examined.’
‘The group is dedicated with individuals working 24/7 to help clients.’
FSN Capital Partners
West of England P&I
Intellectual property Tier 1
Gorrissen Federspiel is frequently instructed by major retail, life sciences and renewable energy clients on IP litigation, trade mark issues and design portfolio management. Practice co-head Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm has particular expertise in patent and trade mark enforcements, as well as defending clients against infringement claims before the Danish courts and in arbitration proceedings. Alongside his wide-ranging contentious IP capabilities, fellow co-head Lasse Skaarup Christensen regularly advises on regulatory issues concerning trade marks, designs and domain name portfolios. The group has also seen an uptick in copyright-related matters in the media space.
Lasse Skaarup Christensen; Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm
Other key lawyers:
Jacob Ørndrup; Lars Segato
‘High level of legal skill, knowledge and experience. Great integrity and a strong brand. Good at communications and relationship management.’
‘Generally a strong network – mainly within Denmark.’
‘Lasse Christensen is an experienced and strong personality who is thorough in court and quite robust. He has a strong knowledge base within franchise and IP and quite a good network.’
Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S
Nel Hydrogen A/S
Bang & Olufsen A/S
Novo Nordisk A/S
eBay Classified Scandinavia ApS
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
GN Store Nord A/S
Chr. Hansen A/S
Real estate and construction Tier 1
With 'a high degree of dedication, thoroughness and in-depth knowledge’, the team at Gorrissen Federspiel is singled out for its handling of major residential and commercial development projects. Jointly headed up by Merete Larsen, Peter Sjøgreen and Jesper Avnborg Lentz, the real estate practice's work runs the gamut of commercial real estate transactions, lease contract issues, real estate insolvencies and tax-related advice. From a construction viewpoint, the group acts for clients on tenders, construction work issues and disputes, including litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Merete Larsen; Jesper Avnborg Lentz; Peter Sjøgreen
Other key lawyers:
Hans-Peter Jørgensen; Jan Hellmund Jensen
‘The construction team demonstrates a high degree of dedication, thoroughness and in-depth knowledge of the area of our firm’s expertise.’
‘Gorrissen Federspiel excels in the ability to understand any of the commercial and organisational needs of our institution.’
Carlsberg Byen P/S
Heimstaden Danmark A/S
MT Højgaard A/S
A. Enggaard A/S
Per Aarsleff A/S
NCC Danmark A/S
Selfinvest / Selfproperty
Balder Danmark A/S
M. Goldschmidt Holding A/S
Greve Kommune (Municipality of Greve)
Rudersdal Kommune (Municipality of Rudersdal)
Shipping and transport Tier 1
Jointly led by the ‘extremely hardworking and super smart’ Jens V. Mathiasen and the ‘intelligent, fast-thinking and result-oriented’ Peter Appel, the team at Gorrissen Federspiel handles a mix of transactional, contentious and regulatory work. Within the shipping space, it is noted for its expertise in newbuild contracts, loan agreements, transactions and charter party disputes, often supported by other departments in the firm. Further areas of strength include aviation financing work, leasings, operational issues, disputes and regulatory advice, maritime debt refinancing mandates, insurance and reinsurance matters, and maritime insolvencies.
Peter Appel; Jens V. Mathiasen
‘Jens V. Mathiasen is extremely hardworking, super smart, and has a deep knowledge of the industry. Always available and also good at giving his team the necessary space.’
‘Peter Appel is intelligent, fast-thinking, and result-oriented. He knows our company and our challenges.’
‘The GF S&T team covers all areas of the industry allowing the client a one-stop-shop of high-quality advisors. Peter Appel pays great attention, always ensuring new angles are covered optimally. ’
‘An ability to understand the clients commercial and operational structures and needs ensures that the working relationship has the best foundation for creating mutual value.’
The Scandlines Group
Navigare Capital Partners
Royal Arctic Line
MOL Nordic Tankers
Dee4 Capital Partners
Nordic Aviation Capital
Great Dane Airlines
Telecoms Tier 1
The telecoms practice at Gorrissen Federspiel provides advice on sector regulations, competition law, consumer issues, contracts and M&A transactions. The group is led by EU and competition specialist Martin André Dittmer, who has extensive experience working for telecoms companies including large mobile network operators; he frequently secures merger control clearances, advises on public procurement matters and licence auctions, and assists with joint ventures, infrastructure projects and outsourcings. Lasse Skaarup Christensen also acts for broadband and cable television companies on IP and IT issues.
Martin André Dittmer
Other key lawyers:
Lasse Skaarup Christensen
‘Gorrissen’s team is very into the telecoms business and its logic. Much appreciated when negotiating transactions.’
Employment Tier 2
Gorrissen Federspiel primarily focuses on the employment elements of IPOs and M&A; it also handles redundancies, executive management remuneration matters and international and EU employment mandates, particularly in the transportation sector. Jacob Sand leads the team, which also advises on day-to-day employment matters and leverages the firm's new HR chatbot, HuRa, which answers employee questions concerning the new Danish Holiday Act. The group has recently focused on Covid-19 issues, including compensation schemes, split work arrangements and pay reductions. In late 2019, former co-head Morten Skjønnemand left the group.
Other key lawyers:
Ditte Grundtvig Larsen; Sabine Brandhøj Overgaard
‘I believe that the company has an international approach and they have in-depth knowledge of EU law, which means that they are able to juggle the EU based employment law matters in a way that only few others are.’
‘Ditte Grundtvig Larsen: Ditte has a dedicated approach to all matters – big and small. She is good at taking all aspects of a case into consideration – the legal aspects (naturally), but also how things will be perceived by the employee and the outside world. This means that her advice is always to the point and creates great value for clients.’
‘Jacob Sand – Jacob’s knowledge and experience with EU law is quite unique and he also has a high degree of intellectual curiosity. Jacob is good at ensuring that things do not become bigger than they need to be.’
HBO Europe (WarnerMedia a part of AT&T)
Bang & Olufsen
Star Air A/S
GN Store Nord
Sunclass Airlines (former Thomas Cook)
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Equinor (former Statoil)
The Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv)
Associated Danish Ports
Environment Tier 2
Jointly led by Lotte Eskesen, Hans-Peter Jørgensen and Uffe Bøgelund Jensen, Gorrissen Federspiel’s expertise ranges from transactional issues to environmental litigation. The group receives a steady flow of M&A-related transactions and mandates pertaining to waste management issues, soil and groundwater pollution remediations, environmental approvals, environmental due diligence, environmental risk assessments and transfers of undertakings. It also advises on regulatory issues concerning EU and Danish legislation.
Lotte Eskesen; Hans-Peter Jørgensen; Uffe Bøgelund Jensen
Rhode Nielsen A/S
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Energi Danmark A/S
Aquila European Renewables Income Fund
Tax Tier 2
The team at Gorrissen Federspiel, which is jointly headed up by Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen and Jan Steen Hansen, handles an array of transactional issues, disputes and regulatory work, with particular expertise in VAT and customs duties. Andersen focuses on tax disputes, transfer pricing issues and the tax aspects of M&A transactions, while Hansen is noted for his vast experience in VAT disputes. Corporate tax structuring, incentives programmes and tax litigation concerning withheld taxes are other main areas of focus.
Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen; Jan Steen Hansen
‘Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen has demonstrated a deep knowledge within his area of expertise and he has a profound understanding for and ability to meet the client’s needs for pragmatic solutions without ever compromising any legal or ethical quality. Further, he is easy to reach and very pleasant to work with on a personal level.’
A.P. Møller Maersk
The Coca-Cola Company
Axa Investments Funds
Gorrissen Federspiel > Firm Profile
Gorrissen Federspiel is one of the largest full-service law firms in Denmark. Founded in 1869, the firm has 290 lawyers, including 50 partners, providing expert coverage across all areas of commercial and business law.
We represent some of the largest Danish and foreign business undertakings and financial institutions. Over the years, we have assisted our clients in many of the largest and most challenging M&A transactions in Denmark, and in recent years we have litigated some of the most highest profile court cases.
The world’s Danish law firm
Our international outlook is part of our DNA, founded on many years of working alongside the world’s leading law firms and other professional advisers and developing a common approach to supporting international clients with their international requirements. We are proud to represent not only some of the largest and highest profile Danish companies, but also many international organisations that have established themselves in Denmark.
A clear vision
As a law firm, we strive to be in a league of our own as the best law firm in Denmark with the most satisfied clients, and the most competent employees. To obtain our vision, we must attract, educate and maintain the most talented and dedicated legal advisors in our industry, and we do this by offering the best place to work, and by having a company culture that builds on prudence, decency and punctuality – what we in Danish call “ordentlighed”.
Our market position is the result of constant thoroughness and uncompromising quality of our work, which means that our services are customised to fit the specific situation and needs of our clients. Our experts possess value-adding insight into the relevant business sectors and provide advice based on the client’s business and strategic goals.
Main areas of expertise
Banking & Finance: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Banking and Finance group covers the full spectrum of banking and finance law, including acquisition and project financing, leasing and bond issues. The group’s well-respected lawyers always strive to be at the forefront of banking developments providing advice on establishing, acquiring, merging and liquidating banks and other financial institutions, establishing branches of foreign financial institutions, all regulatory issues concerning financial institutions and offering of financial business.
Capital Markets: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Capital Markets practice group offers specialist advice on all aspects of securities law and traditionally acts on the largest IPOs. Members of the group have extensive experience in acting for both issuers and underwriters in national as well as international public offerings of Danish securities. The group also assists prospective bidders and Danish listed companies in take-over bids.
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions practice group advise on all aspects of M&A, securities law, company law, trust and foundations law and contract law. The group advise Danish and multinational companies and private equity funds on acquisitions, mergers, disposals, corporate restructurings, management buy-outs and compliance. The group has acted as advisers in a vast number of transactions within many different sectors of business, advising across a broad spectrum of transactional and corporate matters, including a large number of the most comprehensive and complex transactions completed in Denmark. Likewise, the group advise on a broad range of contractual matters, for instance joint ventures, commercial contracts, shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and incentive schemes.
Dispute Resolution: Gorrissen Federspiel’s dispute resolution practice group specialises in all areas of dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration cases before the Danish courts, the arbitration panel on construction law and other public panels, the European Court of Justice and national and international arbitration panels, dispute resolution and handling of disputes and mediation and other types of structured settlement negotiations. The group is home to some of the top Danish arbitrators and litigators.
Economic Analysis: Gorrissen Federspiel’s economic analysis practice group has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative methods as well as economic modelling. The cooperation between economists and legal experts ensures that clients obtain a complete counselling experience, where all aspects of a matter have been examined and analysed.
EU & Competition: Gorrissen Federspiel has one of the leading EU and competition law practices with comprehensive practical experience in advising clients within all aspects of competition law. The group is highly specialised in providing clients with general advice on issues concerning Danish and EU competition law. The group covers the full spectrum of competition issues, as well as public procurement matters.
IP & Digital Business: Gorrissen Federspiel’s IP & Digital Business practice group is a full-service practice focusing on intellectual property rights, technology, personal data, IT and outsourcing. The group is equally at home with contentious and non-contentious mandates and have considerable experience within infringement cases. The group assists clients with cases before the Danish courts, Danish authorities, the European Court of Justice, OHIM and WIPO.
Labour & Employment: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Labour & Employment practice group provides specialist advice on labour and employment law issues complemented by a strong commercial understanding of company law. The group provides assistance in relation to Danish and international aspects of employment law, including in particular EU law aspects where we hold a unique market position. The group act as sparring partner to the clients that dispose of strong internal HR resources, just as we provide advice to and spar with the clients that do not have an internal HR department.
Private Clients/Family Offices – Legal: Gorrissen Federspiel’s practice group, Private Clients/Family Offices, is particularly based on the areas of tax, succession, family and succession law, real estate, corporate M&A and banking and finance, providing full specialist advice on personal and family-related issues to private persons and families.
Real Estate: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Real Estate practice group is highly experienced in providing advice within real estate transactions, project development, lease law, construction and consulting law as well as dispute resolution. The group is involved in a very large share of the largest Danish real estate transactions and assist in the development of the country’s most distinctive areas of development on a current basis. Also, the group has a strong practice in the building and construction sector with long-standing relations to the most important players assisting them with large building and construction projects
Restructuring and Insolvency: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice group has considerable experience and expertise in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring law. For many years the group has administered some of the largest bankruptcy estates in Denmark and handled the most complex national and international cases. Members of the group advise on all insolvency and restructuring law matters and act as reorganisers, trustees and liquidators.
Shipping / Offshore / Transportation: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Shipping/ Offshore/ Transportation practice group is a leading adviser within the Danish maritime, offshore and transportation industries. The group counts many Danish and international shipowners and operators among its clients, covering the full spectrum of shipping law, including traditional maritime law, collisions, groundings, salvage, charterparties, cargo claims and marine insurance.
Tax: Gorrissen Federspiel’s Tax practice group advise on all aspects related to corporate tax, VAT and duties. The group provides advice on issues relating to tax, duties and VAT in connection with business transfers and the transfer of real property, investments, group restructurings, employee stock option programmes and financial products. The tax group conducts tax cases as well as cases concerning VAT and duties before the National Tax Board, the Tax Appeals Agency, the National Tax Tribunal, the High Courts, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union
Cross practice areas:
Aircraft and Rolling Stock
Auditing and Consultancy firms
Compliance and CSR
Energy & Infrastructure
Insurance and Reinsurance
International Construction and Engineering Projects
Internet of Things (IoT)
Media & Entertainment
Sustainable Financing & Governance
International desks: French Desk, German Desk, Greenland Desk and Spanish Desk
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, The Scandinavian languages
Aarhus, Silkeborgvej 2 8000 Aarhus C Denmark
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At Gorrissen Federspiel we work every day to accommodate diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity is the key to success, and our goal is to maintain a diverse workforce on all levels in the firm. The following are some indicators of our focus on this important area.
Gorrissen Federspiel is a founding partner of The Diversity Council, which aims to improve the number of top female talent in the Danish business community. Initiatives include working with the Financial Times/IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance to create an Advanced Leadership Program, and the recent CEO Pledge entitled “The ABCs of Diversity and Inclusion”.
Three of the firm’s female partners were selected to participate in the Lead the Future campaign – launched in 2018 by The Diversity Council and the Danish Minister for Gender Equality – which aims to inspire young women.
Within the firm, the percentage of female attorneys (excluding Partners) continues to increase and in 2020 this figure was 54%. This is up from 52% in 2019 and 42% in 2018. We continue having a high focus on our employees’ wellbeing and individual career development through structured training and career paths.
It is part of our CSR policy that we are an inclusive firm, and therefore, we do not squint at age, gender, disability, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and social class.
Gorrissen Federspiel is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact, which means operating in ways that uphold 10 principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. At the heart of this are 17
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two of which are particularly integrated into the firms business model in respect to our diversity and inclusivity commitments:
• SDG 4. Inclusivity: Ensure inclusive and equality quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities
• SDG 5. Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
For a number of years, we have been named as one of the top law firms in Denmark. By international agencies, our clients and business partners emphasise our qualifications, our accessibility, our business understanding and especially our competent advisers.
We have strong international relations, and we cooperate with some the world’s leading law firms, banks, audit firms and insurance companies. Therefore, we guarantee our clients professional advice at short notice exactly when and where it is needed.
Our goals for our clients
- We want to render advice to our clients at the highest professional and ethical level.
- Our advice and communication must be effective and adapted to our clients’ situations and needs.
- Handling complex issues should always result in simple, workable solutions for our clients.
- We want to ensure that our clients receive prompt advice, so we are always available.
- We will continue to be the natural choice for clients facing challenging transactions and cases.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution
- EU, competition and public procurement
- Information technology
- Intellectual property
- Real estate and construction
- Shipping and transport