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Gorrissen Federspiel

AXELTORV 2, 1609 COPENHAGEN V, DENMARK
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Work +45 33 41 41 41
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www.gorrissenfederspiel.com
Aarhus, Copenhagen

Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel¬†has 'a strong team in the banking and finance sector', which is 'pragmatic' and¬†'very solution focused'. Michael Steen Jensen¬†leads the practice and recently advised¬†√ėstjydsk Bank on its bankruptcy and the related transferral of its assets and liabilities excluding subordinated capital to Sparekassen Vendsyssel.¬†Morten Nybom Bethe¬†is an expert in regulatory issues and Tobias Linde¬†is notably strong in lending and acquisition finance work.

Leading individuals

Michael Steen Jensen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel¬†is 'very experienced' and adopts a 'hands-on approach' across debt capital markets (DCM) and equity capital markets (ECM) work. Rikke Schi√łtt Petersen¬†heads the team and is 'always¬†available' with 'very good advice'; he recently advised Nets on its voluntary public takeover by¬†Evergood 5. Other recent mandates include¬†Chantal Pernille Patel¬†assisting Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets with the disposal of its stake in Copenhagen Airports to¬†Ontario Teachers‚Äô Pension Plan and ATP,¬†Klaus S√łgaard¬†acting for GreenMobility on its IPO on Nasdaq First North Copenhagen,¬†Anders √ėrjan Jensen¬†advising Danske Bank as bookrunner on¬†H+H International‚Äôs rights issuance and admission of new shares on Nasdaq Copenhagen, and¬†Tobias Linde¬†handling Nykredit Realkredit's bond issuance. Niels Heering, Michael Jensen, Tobias Linde, Morten Nybom Bethe¬†and Mikkel Fritsch¬†are also key names to note.

Leading individuals

Klaus S√łgaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

Rikke Schi√łtt Petersen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel's sizable team has handled a number of top ticket deals in the M&A space; group co-head¬†Anders √ėrjan Jensen¬†and¬†Tomas Haagen¬†advised SEB on the¬†‚ā¨873m sale of SEB Pension in Denmark to Danske Bank,¬†Olaf C Ehrenskj√∂ld¬†and¬†Rikke Schi√łtt Petersen¬†handled Nets' ‚ā¨5.5bn takeover by Hellmann & Friedmann, and¬†Klaus S√łgaard¬†and¬†Charlotte Thorsen¬†assisted Maersk with its¬†$7.5bn sale of¬†Maersk Oil to Total. Maersk also instructed¬†Finn M√łller¬†on its¬†$1.2bn divestment of Maersk Tankers, and¬†Niels Heering¬†acted for Nykredit on a¬†‚ā¨1.7bn investment by a consortium of pension providers.¬†Niels Bang¬†and¬†Anders Peter G. Christoffersen¬†also jointly lead the group, and¬†Mikael Philip Schmidt¬†is a key contact for securities work.

Leading individuals

Klaus S√łgaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

Next generation lawyers

Mikael Philip Schmidt - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel¬†fields a broad commercial disputes practice, which is particularly active in the financial sector; it counts Nykredit Bank,¬†Deloitte Danmark and¬†PwC Danmark as clients. 'Highly skilled litigator'¬†Henriette Gernaa¬†leads the team¬†and recently acted for KMD in a dispute against the Danish Customs and Tax Administration. Other work includes the 'timely and conscientious'¬†Christian Als√łe¬†defending the former management and chairman of a wind turbine company in claims brought by investors concerning alleged accounting modifications, and¬†Lotte Eskesen¬†representing Finansiel Stabilitet in a dispute against the former management and board of the bankrupt¬†Roskilde Bank in professional liability and mismanagement claims. Another notable name is Jacob Skude Rasmussen, who is skilled in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Leading individuals

Henriette Gernaa - Gorrissen Federspiel

Next generation lawyers

Jacob Skude Rasmussen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Merger filings, competition litigation and public procurement are the core areas of focus for Gorrissen Federspiel, which fields a practice jointly lead by merger control specialist¬†Martin Andr√© Dittmer¬†and litigator¬†Erik Kj√¶r-Hansen. Dittmer recently advised Imerco on its acquisition of Inspiration, and Kj√¶r-Hansen represented¬†CF M√łller in a procurement dispute relating to the design of a new Copenhagen hospital.

Leading individuals

Martin André Dittmer - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel's practice is jointly led by litigator and EU law expert¬†Jacob Sand, who is 'very competent' and 'a very nice person'; and transactional specialist¬†Morten Skj√łnnemand.¬†Sand recently¬†acted for the labour union Forbundshus¬†in a case alleging discrimination on the grounds of an employee's obesity, and Skj√łnnemand¬†assisted¬†Orphazyme with the employment aspects of its IPO on Nasdaq Copenhagen.¬†The Danish National Bank and Danish Crown are also clients. Litigator Anne Skjold Qvortrup¬†is an expert in cases involving both Danish and EU law.

Leading individuals

Jacob Sand - Gorrissen Federspiel

Next generation lawyers

Anne Skjold Qvortrup - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

At Gorrissen Federspiel, Michael Meyer handles transactional work, contract issues and competition-related matters. The group also assists with contentious issues and regulatory mandates.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel¬†focuses on contentious work, particularly in the waste management and pollution-related sectors. Litigator¬†Lotte Eskesen¬†heads up the group, which also counts construction specialist¬†Hans-Peter J√łrgensen¬†and real estate expert¬†Uffe B√łgelund¬†as noteworthy practitioners.

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel's expertise encompasses contracts, dispute resolution and data protection work. Ole Horsfeldt and Tue Goldschmieding jointly lead the group; Horsfeldt specialises in transactional work and agreements, while Goldschmieding is an expert in data protection and outsourcing matters.

Leading individuals

Ole Horsfeldt - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel¬†handles restructurings and insolvencies for clients in the real estate, transport, energy, finance , construction and retail sectors. Aarhus-based¬†John Sommer Schmidt¬†leads the national department and advised Lion Capital on the Danish aspects of its bid for the distressed¬†Agent Provocateur. Morten Hans Jakobsen¬†heads up the Copenhagen team and assisted SEB and EKF with the bankruptcy of Weiss, a Danish contractor and developer of renewable energy power plants. Insolvency specialist¬†Lars Gr√łngaard¬†is also noteworthy.

Leading individuals

John Sommer Schmidt - Gorrissen Federspiel

Lars Gr√łngaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel's expertise encompasses transactional matters, disputes and regulatory work; Bupa and Codan are notable clients. Henriette Gernaa leads the team and is an expert in contentious work; she represented Deloitte Denmark in professional negligence claims against the auditors of the now-defunct OW Bunker. Also noted are regulatory specialist Morten Nybom Bethe, disputes expert Peter Appel and Jens V. Mathiasen, who focuses on commercial and marine insurance.

Leading individuals

Henriette Gernaa - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel¬†is noted for its 'unique knowledge in IP', 'very high service levels' and 'strong leadership', thanks to group head¬†Lasse A S√łndergaard Christensen,¬†who is 'exceptionally intelligent' and 'a highly qualified IP expert', who is skilled in contentious and non-contentious IP issues. In a recent highlight, Christensen¬†acted for¬†Rains in a dispute with Inditex, whose rain coats allegedly infringed upon the client's products. Clients also praise life sciences specialist Jacob √ėrndrup, who¬†focuses on patent and trade secret law, and¬†is 'extremely knowledgeable', 'to the point' and¬†'always delivers on time'; he successfully represented a medical devices company in a patent dispute.¬†Nestl√©, Danish Crown¬†and eBay are also clients. The technology-focused Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm¬†'offers great insight' and is 'easy to contact'.

Leading individuals

Lasse A S√łndergaard Christensen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

The practice at¬†Gorrissen Federspiel¬†is skilled in matters encompassing competition, IP, data protection, M&A and contentious issues. Christian Als√łe¬†handles IP, competition and M&A-related litigation; competition law specialist Erik Kj√¶r-Hansen¬†and IP litigator Lasse A S√łndergaard Christensen¬†are also key names to note.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel¬†is a key player in the real estate and construction market; its team handled a number of high-profile transactions and developments. Peter Sj√łgreen¬†focuses on real estate transactions and advised Danske Bank on the construction and development of it new headquarters in Copenhagen. Other key highlights include¬†Hans-Peter J√łrgensen¬†assisting Heimstaden Danmark with its¬†‚ā¨105m acquisition of a Copenhagen building project,¬†Merete Larsen, who¬†specialises in transactions and project development work, advising Carlsberg Byen on the development of the land of its former brewery, which included lease agreements with Accenture and¬†Regus; and¬†Jan Hellmund Jensen, who handles¬†project developments, acting for Enggaard on the¬†‚ā¨400m sale of the East Harbour in Aalborg.

Leading individuals

Merete Larsen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

According to clients,¬†Gorrissen Federspiel¬†has 'for generations been, and still is, the number one Danish maritime law firm', based on its 'extensive network', 'deep understanding of the shipping business' and 'hands-on working approach'. Peter Appel¬†and Jens Mathiesen¬†jointly lead the team and are 'very experienced,¬†hardworking¬†and always available'; they handle shipping transactions, financings and disputes, and recently advised Navigare Capital Partners on its collective acquisition of 14 vessels. Other key figures include Paul Wilkinson, who is an expert in shipping finance work and transactions, and Peter Carlstedt N√łrtved, who focuses on shipping disputes.

Leading individuals

Peter Appel - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel's tax practice focuses on disputes and M&A transactions, and has a number of international clients in its roster. Jakob Skaadstrup Andersen leads the team and has extensive experience in handing the tax aspects of transactions. Jan Steen Hansen and Lars Fogh are also key individuals.

Leading individuals

Jan Steen Hansen - Gorrissen Federspiel

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel's expertise in telecoms includes advising on regulations, transactions, data protection issues and outsourcing work. Martin André Dittmer heads up the practice and regularly advises on regulatory and competition issues. Recent work highlights include advising fibre broadband company Waoo on television distribution and telecoms regulatory issues, and assisting Telia with its roaming and transmission agreements.

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