Mr Morten Hans Jakobsen > Gorrissen Federspiel > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Gorrissen Federspiel

Work Department

Insolvency & Restructuring


Morten assists within areas of aircraft, ship and rail financing, acquisition and other corporate finance, advises airlines, lessors, banks, shipping companies, rail operators, other players within the transportation sector regarding leasing/wet leasing, charters, passenger claims, accidents, regulatory matters, purchase/sale, maintenance, registration, arrest, repossession, traffic rights, insurance, code-sharing, airline start-ups, transportation sector related M&A, restructurings, insolvencies and debt workouts.


Partner Gorrissen Federspiel 2007-, Holland & Knight, NYC, secondment 2004, Stephenson Harwood secondment 2000.


European Air Law Association, Board Member, secretary; Danish Association of Banking and Finance Law; Comité Maritime Internationale (CMI).

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Morten Hans JakobsenGorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel is well known for handling the largest restructurings and bankruptcy matters in Denmark. The team has a strong financial sector focus, acting for individual banks and banking syndicates as well as the Danish Tax Authorities. As a testament to the group’s strong capabilities, practitioners are regularly appointed to act as trustees and administrators in connection with bankruptcies and restructurings, including international out-of-court restructurings. The team has substantial expertise across several industries, with co-head John Sommer Schmidt focusing on retail and real estate matters, while fellow co-head Morten Hans Jakobsen handles issues within the aviation, shipping and transportation industries. Lars Grøngaard and Preben Jakobsen are also recommended.

Denmark > Shipping and transport

Gorrissen Federspiel is the ‘go-to shipping law firm in Denmark’, handling disputes, transactions and regulatory work for a broad range of clients including Danish and international shipowners, shipyards and ports. Practice head Peter Appel is a member of the Maritime Law Committee, which advises the Danish government on the appropriate regulation of the sector. The group also has a strong position in the Nordic aviation sector, with Morten Hans Jakobsen taking the lead on these matters. Jens V. Mathiasen departed to HFW in early 2022.