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Gorrissen Federspiel

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Aarhus, Copenhagen

Klaus Søgaard

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Gorrissen Federspiel

Work Department

Capital markets, corporate/M&A


Partner. Klaus Søgaard primarily deals with securities law, transfer of undertakings, corporate law and general commercial law. He advises a broad range of Danish and foreign companies, primarily on transfer of undertakings, structured sales processes, public take-over bids on listed companies, mergers and de-mergers of listed companies, initial public offerings and issues and verification processes. His corporate services also include chairmanships in a number of listed companies and corporate governance questions and questions relating to shareholders and articles of association.


Gorrissen Federspiel 1980-
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 1986
Surrey and Morse, New York City 1984




The Danish Bar and Law Society
Danish Society for Company Law


Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 1988
LL.M., University of the Pacific 1985
Admitted to the Danish Bar 1983
Master of Laws, University of Aarhus 1980


Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Klaus S√łgaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

Within: Capital markets

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Klaus S√łgaard - Gorrissen Federspiel

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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