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

Gorrissen Federspiel
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution, insurance.


Member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution group. 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.


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 > Insurance

(Hall of Fame)

Henriette GernaaGorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel specialises in insurance and reinsurance disputes as well as in transactional and regulatory insurance work. The firm acts for insurance companies, reinsurers, brokers and corporate clients in litigation and arbitration involving product liability and product recall, professional liability, commercial liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation. The practice also advises on matters arising from take-overs of brokers, brokers’ rights and binder agreements. Henriette Gernaa heads the firm’s dispute resolution and cross-practice insurance group and is experienced in advising on reinsurance matters. 

Denmark > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Henriette GernaaGorrissen Federspiel

The department at Gorrissen Federspiel handles arbitration, mediation and litigation at a domestic and international level. Practice head Henriette Gernaa has expertise in construction, accountancy, energy, insurance and post-M&A disputes, and Jacob Skude Rasmussen focuses on shipping, corporate crime, professional negligence and public international law proceedings. Other areas of expertise include construction, professional liability, banking, IT and immigration litigation. Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen is also a key name to note.