Mrs Rikke Schiøtt Petersen > Gorrissen Federspiel > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Gorrissen Federspiel

Work Department

Capital Markets and Corporate / M&A


Rikke Schiøtt Petersen is  partner in the Corporate M&A and Capital Markets practice group of Gorrissen Federspiel and is recognised as a leading capital markets lawyer in Denmark.

Being exceptionally experienced and highly skilled in public M&A and ECM deals for major Danish IPOs and international corporates, Rikke focuses on capital markets transactions, public and private M&A and corporate restructurings as well as advisory work on securities law and corporate law aspects, corporate governance and executive remuneration. Her clients cover corporate clients, private equity funds, investment banks and institutional investors.

Rikke has consistently been top ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, and clients refer to her as “one of the top ECM lawyers in Denmark”, and she is praised for her client service skills “very patient, helpful and extremely responsive”.


Gorrissen Federspiel 1996 –
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2006
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York 2001-2002
The EU Commission, DG IV Competition, Brussels and Danske Mejeriers Fællesorganisation, Brussels 1994-1995


English and Scandinavian.


Member of the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance and of the Danish Commerce and Companies Appeals Board, both established by the Danish Ministry of Commerce and Growth
Legal expert appointed to the Board of Directors of the Danish Financial Supervisory AuthoritySecretary, Securities Law Committee, International Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Rikke Schiøtt PetersenGorrissen 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

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.