Mr Michael Steen Jensen > Gorrissen Federspiel > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Gorrissen Federspiel

Work Department

Banking & Finance.


Michael Steen Jensen heads up Gorrissen Federspiel’s Banking & Finance practice group and advises banks and financial institutions on all aspects of finance law, securities, securitisation, bond issues, project finance and the regulatory matters of financial institutions. He also advises on netting, financial collateral and clearing.

Michael has extensive hands-on experience with establishing, acquiring, merging, selling and winding up financial institutions, and he is a director in the Danish Association of Banking and Finance Law.


Joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1991. Seconded to Linklaters & Paines, London 1990-91.


The Danish Bar and Law Society, International Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the Banking Law Committee.


Law degree 1984.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Michael Steen JensenGorrissen Federspiel

The team at Gorrissen Federspiel handles the full spectrum of banking and finance issues for domestic and international institutions in the Danish and wider Nordic banking sector. The group has a prominent regulatory practice, with Morten Nybom Bethe considered a ‘go-to’ practitioner for regulatory matters. In Copenhagen, Michael Steen Jensen heads up the practice and has extensive experience in debt capital markets work, advising on junior covered bonds and senior debt in addition to international debt programmes and hybrid capital. Tina Herbing is a ‘skilled financing lawyer’ who handles mandates in connection with ship finance and project finance issues. Mikkel Fritsch is also recommended and Lotte Eskesen leads the group in Aarhus. In January 2022, the arrival of Plesner‘s former co-head of banking and finance, Thomas Maaberg Hansen further strengthened the practice.

Denmark > Capital markets

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’.