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Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle has a strong record in banking and finance transactions, particularly matters involving institutional direct lending where the team has 'a superior understanding of the regulatory framework and market'. Thomas Skjellerup has expertise in acquisition, project and structured financing work, and recently advised ATP, PFA Pension and PKA on the collective debt arrangements for the DKK40bn financing of their takeover of TDC. Jakob Echwald Sevel  is 'very capable and efficient' and 'always uses a common-sense and practical approach to negotiations'; he assisted Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners with its £250m refinancing of two biomass power plants in the UK. Other key practitioners include Henrik Dahl, who acts for institutional investors in disputes and regulatory compliance matters; and Ulrik Kloss Fenneberg, who is experienced in acquisition and real estate financings.

Next generation lawyers

Ulrik Kloss Fenneberg - Bruun & Hjejle

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle is 'well-reputed' and noted for its 'deep legal expertise and high standards'. Morten Jensen leads the team and is an expert in ECM deals; he recently advised Danske Bank as global coordinator on Torm’s $100m share sale to institutional investors. Jesper Schultz Larsen is very skilled in transactional work and assisted Goldman Sachs with its sell down in shares of Dong Energy.

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

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle¬†has 'a strong understanding of how the client thinks and what it needs in an M&A process' and 'takes ownership of issues beyond what you would expect'. Jesper Schultz Larsen¬†leads the practice and advised¬†the founders of Muuto and Maj Invest Equity on Muuto's $1.9bn sale to Knoll. Morten Jensen¬†has 'very strong corporate and M&A skills' and 'is an excellent negotiator'; he assisted AP M√łller with its $1.2bn acquisition of Maersk Tankers. Andreas Nielsen¬†is 'an exceptionally good legal adviser' and acted for¬†Swedish Match on its purchase of¬†V2 Tobacco. Mogens Thorninger, is 'accessible', 'very competent' and has 'a broad and deep knowledge of general M&A'; he advised¬†a consortium of pension funds with its acquisition of a $11.6bn stake in¬†Nykredit. Other key names include cross-border M&A expert¬†Mogens Ebeling¬†and newly promoted partner Simon Krogh.

Leading individuals

Mogens Ebeling - Bruun & Hjejle

Mogens Thorninger - Bruun & Hjejle

Next generation lawyers

Simon Krogh - Bruun & Hjejle

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle handles the full spectrum of contentious issues for clients including Nykredit Bank, TDC and AIG. Noteworthy practitioners include the 'persuasive and determined' Karsten Kristoffersen, who has 'good cross-examination skills' and focuses on the banking, M&A and oil and gas sectors; commercial litigator Jeppe Skadhauge, construction specialist Christian Johansen, public law expert Nicolaj Kleist and department head Ole Spiermann; Spiermann recently assisted Danske Bank with its investigations into money laundering in certain accounts in its Estonian branch. Jakob Lentz also acted for the bankruptcy estate of Hesalight in a claim against its former management, board of directors and accountant.

Leading individuals

Ole Spiermann - Bruun & Hjejle

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle¬†runs the gamut of competition and procurement matters; recent examples include practice co-head¬†S√łren Zinck¬†advising Nets on the merger filing aspects of its acquisition of Dotpay/eCard, and¬†Frederik Andr√© Bork¬†defending CD Pharma against allegations of excessive pricing relating to the childbirth drug, Syntocinon. Fellow co-head¬†Olaf Koktvedgaard¬†is a key contact for competition and state aid disputes.

Leading individuals

Olaf Koktvedgaard - Bruun & Hjejle

Next generation lawyers

Frederik André Bork - Bruun & Hjejle

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle fields 'a great team of people', who are 'happy to work hard' for a client roster, which includes Goldman Sachs and PKA Pension. Department head Elise Ross-Hansen is highly skilled in incentive schemes, business transfers and restructurings; she recently advised Evolva Biotech on its restructuring activities, which included the redundancy and relocation of multiple employees.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle¬†stands out for its energy sector expertise with notable experience in M&A transactions and alternative investments into the space, acting for national and international clients. The group also handles complex energy disputes and assists with regulatory mandates. In a recent highlight,¬†Mogens Thorninger¬†advised on the formation of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' third infrastructure fund, which will invest in energy projects. Other mandates include Jensen and¬†Jesper Schultz Larsen¬†assisting New Energy Investment with its sale of shares in √ėrsted,¬†and practice head¬†Nicolaj Kleist¬†representing Statnett in a dispute before the Danish Energy Board of Appeal relating to the power cable connection between Denmark and Norway.¬†Andreas Nielsen¬†is also a key name for energy-related M&A work.

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 3

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle focuses on software licensing agreements, outsourcing contracts, data protection and e-commerce, and practice head Morten Stadil is skilled in technology-related transactions and disputes. Data protection specialist Pia Kirstine Voldmester is also a key name to note.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle has 'exceptional partner availability, knowledge and engagement', and counts Danske Bank and Realkredit Danmark as clients. Henrik Selchau Poulsen leads the team and handled the respective bankruptcies of Hesalight and Bios Ambulance Service.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle's team is 'very competent and knowledgeable' with 'an ability to provide useful and swift advice'. Clients also praise group head Pia Kirstine Voldmester, who has 'excellent commercial understanding and business acumen' and is regularly involved in IP disputes, particularly claims relating to data protection.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 3

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle handles matters involving technology,  IP, marketing and commercial law. IT expert Morten Stadil heads up the team and assisted BerlingskeMedia with its acquisitions of euroinvestor.com and valutakurser.dk from Euroinvestor.com, and advised Radio24Syv on Danish media regulations.

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

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle's group¬†is 'commercially oriented', 'always keen to find solutions' and 'highly skilled at both partner and junior level'. Practice co-head¬†Christian Schow Madsen¬†has extensive experience in real estate transactions; he advised¬†Danica Pension on its sale of 16 shopping centres to ATP. Fellow practice head Christian Johansen¬†acted for contractor¬†Salini Impregilo in an arbitration against¬†Metroselskabet regarding substantial claims for additional work, disruption and delay during the client's construction of a new circle line in Copenhagen, and¬†S√łren Damgaard, who¬†is¬†'an experienced negotiator', assisted Dades with the sale of its iconic building Gammel Kongevej 60 to¬†Kl√∂vern. Also noted is S√łren Kopp,¬†who¬†has 'a great working capacity' and 'can handle very complex transactions'.

Leading individuals

Christian Schow Madsen - Bruun & Hjejle

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Bruun & Hjejle

Transactional advice and litigation are the two key pillars of Bruun & Hjejle's practice;¬†S√łren Lehmann Nielsen¬†is the key name for contentious work, while¬†Erik Banner-Voigt¬†handles non-contentious issues. Nielsen's recent work includes acting for¬†Scandinavian Tobacco Group against the Danish Ministry of Taxation in the client's application of the Danish specialist tax regime on secondments, and representing TDC in a dispute against the Danish Ministry of Taxation involving the tax deduction of integration costs. Banner-Voigt¬†advised PFA with the tax aspects of the restructuring and refinancing of its real estate portfolio.

Leading individuals

S√łren Lehmann Nielsen - Bruun & Hjejle

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