Mr Klaus Søgaard > Gorrissen Federspiel > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Gorrissen Federspiel

Work Department

Capital Markets and Corporate / M&A


Partner. Klaus Søgaard primarily deals with securities law, transfer of undertakings, corporate law and general commercial law. He advises a broad range of Danish and foreign companies, primarily on transfer of undertakings, structured sales processes, public take-over bids on listed companies, mergers and de-mergers of listed companies, initial public offerings and issues and verification processes. His corporate services also include chairmanships in a number of listed companies and corporate governance questions and questions relating to shareholders and articles of association.


Gorrissen Federspiel 1980-
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 1986
Surrey and Morse, New York City 1984




The Danish Bar and Law Society
Danish Society for Company Law


Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 1988
LL.M., University of the Pacific 1985
Admitted to the Danish Bar 1983
Master of Laws, University of Aarhus 1980

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Klaus SøgaardGorrissen Federspiel

The capital markets team at Gorrissen Federspiel advises on both ECM and DCM transactions, with particular expertise in IPOs and stock exchange listings. The team also has a strong track record in spin-off and demerger work as well as issues relating to high-yield bonds. Practice head Rikke Schiøtt Petersen is a ‘truly exceptional adviser’ and is skilled in handling public M&A and ECM deals for international corporates, while Klaus Søgaard represents major Danish listed companies. On the DCM side, Michael Steen Jensen and Tobias Linde advise Danish issuers on international debt programmes. Clients single out Chantal Pernille Patel as ‘world class’.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Klaus SøgaardGorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel advises on all aspects of M&A, securities law and company law. Acting primarily for corporates and private equity houses, the team has seen an increase in cross-border mandates, handling outbound investments and strategic acquisitions. The team has a broad range of sector specialisms, including life sciences, energy and real estate knowledge. Practice leadership is split three ways between public M&A and ECM specialist Rikke Schiøtt Petersen, securities expert Anders Ørjan Jensen and Anders Peter G Christoffersen, who focuses on investments in companies and incentive schemes within M&A. Klaus Søgaard and Mikael Philip Schmidt are also recommended.