Ms Henriette Gernaa > Gorrissen Federspiel > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Gorrissen Federspiel

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Insurance.


Henriette is head of Gorrissen Federspiel’s Dispute Resolution Group. She specialises in arbitration/litigation (commercial law), construction, insurance/reinsurance, oil/gas. Special emphasis/experience in international construction, reinsurance/agency, oil/gas arbitration and professional negligence cases. Counsel in major litigation in Denmark on D&O liability and professional negligence (accountants) and professional negligence in the financial sector.
Henriette is part of our executive board.


Bech-Bruun & Trolle 1993-01, Lovells 1998-99, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2001, partner since 2005. Right of Audience before the Danish Supreme Court 2007.


Scandinavian and English.


IBA, LCIA, Danish Arbitration Association (board member), Danish Supreme Court Bar Associa-tion (board member), ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR


University of Copenhagen, Master of Law 1993. The College of Law, London, EYLS, QLTT 1998. Qualified in Denmark 1996, solicitor for England and Wales 1998 (non-practicing).

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Henriette GernaaGorrissen Federspiel

International arbitration has long been a mainstay of the Gorrissen Federspiel dispute resolution practice, with practice head and experienced arbitrator Henriette Gernaa regularly sought out by major Danish and international blue-chip companies. Key markets for the group include the UK, the US and Germany; expertise in the latter is spearheaded by dual German and Danish-qualified litigator Lotte Eskesen. Jacob Skude Rasmussen is recommended for his expertise in international maritime and construction law, while Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen focuses on M&A and private equity litigation.

Denmark > Insurance

(Hall of Fame)

Henriette GernaaGorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel has a broad insurance practice, with mandates ranging from complex insurance and reinsurance disputes to transactional, regulatory and specialist marine insurance work. On the contentious side, Henriette Gernaa leads the group that is noted for its expertise in professional negligence claims; the team acts for major accountancy businesses and captives as well as insurers in negligence cases and D&O liability claims. Morten Nybom Bethe takes the lead on non-contentious matters, covering Danish and EU regulatory advice as well as advising on the mergers and demergers of insurance companies.