Kromann Reumert > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile
Kromann Reumert Offices
Kromann Reumert > The Legal 500 RankingsKromann Reumert‘s banking and finance team has a ‘high degree of knowledge and experience with the international market’. It handles the full gamut of issues, with particular strength in leverage and investment grade finance work, securitisations, project financings, derivatives issues, debt capital markets and debt restructurings. The team also has experience in ship and aviation financings, with practice head Jakob Bernhoft being an expert in these fields. Kim Rasmussen and Thomas Kaas regularly represent international banks and large corporates, while Peter Schiøler Skaaring is noted for his expertise in unitranche and second lien lending.
‘The team is very professional, skilled and has a high degree of knowledge and experience with the international market.’
‘The KR team had a clear mastery of the Danish considerations, were not only able to flag local complexities but suggest clear commercial, workable solutions.’
‘Great creativity in reacting to the inevitable curveball in the execution process – round-the-clock availability and timely delivery of advice, documents, etc – clear communication style, able to explain complex constructs in a consumable way, which made negotiating difficult points much easier and effective.’
‘Jakob Bernhoft is very pleasant, efficient, skilled and commercial. His ability to prepare and submit documents while the project is still in its early days with many unknowns is second to none.’
‘Thomas Kaas was excellent. His advice was critical as we navigated an innovative structure in Denmark. He was clear and concise with his advice, offering commercially workable suggestions as we adapted a structure to the Danish context. He was central to the successful execution of the deal.’
Danske Bank A/S
Nordea Danmark, Filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland
Jyske Bank A/S
Danmarks Skibskredit A/S
EKF, The Danish Export Credit Agency
AP Møller Holding
FLSmidth & Co. A/S
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Coop Danmark A/S
Denmark > Capital markets Tier 1Kromann Reumert‘s sizeable capital markets team represents leading Nordic and international financial institutions. It is a prominent player in major DCM transactions and under Christian Lundgren‘s leadership, has developed strong regulatory capabilities to handle a range of issues including market abuse mandates. Henrik Møgelmose and Marianne Philip specialise in M&A and company law, with the latter also handling restructuring and corporate governance issues. The group also has fund formation, derivatives and securitisation expertise. Jens Steen Jensen and Christina Bruun Geertsen are other key members of the team.
Other key lawyers:
‘Deep and professional insight into our segment and business, high level of experience through decades.’
‘Very experienced, deep insight into our business, good contact to relevant parties within the capital market sector.’
‘One partner makes the team stand out: Jens Steen Jensen. He has excellent analytical skills, he works hard to help his clients and he will never let you down.’
‘Strong knowledge and dedication to the process. Pragmatic approach to finding solutions.’
‘Hardworking and ability to understand what is important and what is not.’
‘One of the most qualified and skilled teams within this area in Denmark.’
‘Kromann Reumert has one of the strongest and most busy capital markets law teams in Denmark, which their clients benefit from as they are always at the forefront when it comes to new developments within the area. Their advice covers all aspects of capital markets law – whether it is transactional work or day-to-day advice to listed companies.’
‘Christian Lundgren is one of the country’s absolute top advisers in the field of capital markets law. He is always able to provide sound and pragmatic solutions to complicated issues.’
Danske Bank A/S
Carlsberg Breweries A/S
FLSmidth & Co A/S
Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S
Bavarian Nordic A/S
Nilfisk Holding A/S
GN Store Nord A/S
Other key lawyers:
‘Hard work and understanding the client’s needs. Able to find solutions in difficult situations.’
‘Great advice and ability to find solutions.’
‘Best team in town.’
‘Henrik Møgelmose remains one of the most efficient and successful M&A practitioners in Denmark. Adapts extremely well to the requirements of the specific situation. Highly commercial yet a sharp legal mind.’
‘Highly skilled team, fully available, partner attention and good at understanding complex context.’
‘Christian Lundgren is highly skilled and experienced – the kind of adviser you would want on your side! Christina Bruun Geertsen is a pleasure to work with, great at finding pragmatic solutions that work in practice.’
‘Proactive and hands-on.’
‘Kromann Reumert (KR) has a very broad commercial, corporate and M&A team, with a second-to-none business and commercial understanding. Especially within renewable energy, where my company is active, they have been the front-runner for many years. The KR team is characterised by always getting the deal done.’
Novo Holdings A/S
Danish Energy Association
Skandinavisk Tobacco Group A/S
Per Aarsleff Holding
GN Store Nord
Other key lawyers:
Daiga Grunte-Sonne; Heela Lakanval
‘In-depth knowledge about rules and practices in the area.’
‘We are met with great professionalism and Kromann Reumert is always keen to help support us with quick and actionable guidance. I am grateful that we are prioritized although our cases are low-profile and small cases.’
‘Daiga Grunte-Sonne is an absolute star. She is at our beck and call and not only is she eager to assist, but she is also always reachable, extremely knowledgeable in all areas relevant to our vast scope of digital products. We feel we are in very good hands. Her area of expertise is very broad which I find to be quite unique and we value her support deeply.’
‘Good and diverse team, with complimentary skillsets.’
‘Pragmatic and effective in meetings.’
‘Kromann Reumert helped us get ready for GDPR in a capable and service-minded manner.’
The Danish Health Data Authority
A&D Resources A/S
Saxo Bank A/S
Sonova Retail Denmark ApS
4 Finance ApS
Food Folk Danmark ApS (McDonald’s)
Louis Poulsen A/S
- Assisted with several major, complex and fundamental projects for Saxo Bank A/S.
- Assisted A&D Resources A/S with negotiations of data processing agreements involving the transfer of personal data to third countries, and a major compliance project.
- Assisted The Danish Health Data Authority with the preparation of several risk assessments and data protection impact assessments.
Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 1The Kromann Reumert dispute resolution team is ‘second to none’, with specialist expertise in fraud and white-collar crime mandates as well as complex M&A, insurance and IT matters. The group has strong cross-border capabilities and handles all areas of commercial litigation and arbitration. According to clients, practice head Frank Bøggild is ‘the best dispute resolution lawyer in Denmark’ and is an expert in litigation related to IP and marketing law. Kolja Staunstrup and Claus Juel Hansen are other key practitioners, with the latter focusing on employment and labour litigation.
‘In my view, Kromann Reumert’s Dispute Resolution team is second to none because of its mix of team members. The team is suited to all kinds and types of disputes, regardless of the subject matter.’
‘The dispute resolution team at Kromann Reumert is a leading player within the field and provides advice and represents clients in a wide range of complex and high-value dispute cases.’
‘Kromann Reumert’s legal team has the quality and capacity to handle the most complex disputes in the country. It can handle the largest cases with the best lawyers in town with the most specialised approach and knowledge.’
‘Frank Bøggild is the best dispute resolution lawyer in Denmark. He is the most clever and the most strategic in the industry and second to none in court in particular when it comes to cross-examination and closing arguments.’
‘Claus Juel Hansen is a very impressive lawyer. He is very friendly, absolutely calm and convincing in the argumentation and provides the client with the feeling that – based on his broad experience – he knows what to do.’
‘I have worked most intensively with Kolja Staunstrup, whom I consider to be one of the best lawyers in his generation. In addition to his brilliant legal argumentation, Kolja is very tenacious and has an ability to understand and communicate about complex technical matters.’
‘The team is very strong in understanding our business and interest. The team is good at capturing and sorting in a lot of information and simplifying the message to the other party.’
Danish Agriculture & Food Council
De Danske Bilimportører
DSB (Danish State Railways)
F&H of Scandinavia
- Represented the Ørsted group in litigation commenced by a group of persons with the last name “Ørsted” of whom most were descendants of the famed Danish scientist, H.C. Ørsted. The Ørsted group was acquitted by the Supreme Court.
- Representing Finansiel Stabilitet at the Supreme Court in an appeal against the former managing director of EBH bank where he was found liable for one loan exposure.
- Representing Stena Line and Scandlines in a legal action against the Danish State and Femern A/S in a matter relating to the state guarantees and loans granted by the Danish State to Femern A/S in connection with the construction of the fixed link across Fehmarn Belt.
Denmark > Employment Tier 1Kromann Reumert leverages its global network to handle cross-border employment issues and advise on international labour law. The group has seen a large uptick in investigations arising out of the #MeToo movement as well as organisational adjustments, restructurings and M&A-related work. The ‘very talented’ Marianne Granhøj leads the team and regularly advises boards of directors on the appointment and exit of executive management and the structure of remuneration policies. Claus Juel Hansen handles employment law issues arising out of complex commercial and contract law issues and represents clients before the civil courts and arbitration tribunals. Jens Lund Mosbek is also recommended and has recently been active in discrimination cases. Tina Brøgger Sørensen departed to Plesner in early 2022.
‘A leading law firm in Denmark in this field. They leave no stone unturned in order to find the best legal and commercial results for their clients.’
‘Jens Lund Mosbek is a second to none litigator within employment and labour law – able to be innovative in his strategic approach to the case. Has demonstrated his ability to think out of the box and push the legal boundaries.’
‘The handling of our legal cases is just exceptional. We have a lot of different directions in the cases and Kromann Reumert takes care of all of them in a very professional way I have never seen before. You are completely calm with their guidance and their lead on the process.’
‘Marianne Granhøj is just amazing. She is very talented and has enormous experience and insight into the commercial impact on disputes. This is not seen quite often and you cannot take this for granted, but you get it all with Marianne and the team behind her.’
‘As one of the top Danish law firms, merely the reputation of KR is an advantage in litigation. The size of the company allows for qualified help to be available when urgent, or pertinent.’
‘Very skilled and accessible. You get their frank opinion, pro and cons, based on many years of experience within their field of expertise, which provides comfort and a good basis for decision making. You feel well taken care of and in a good pair of hands.’
‘Known for strong knowledge about employment rules and legislation. It is one of the best in class. Easy to contact and to get an answer oral or written.’
Danmarks Nationalbank (the Danish Central Bank)
Jensens Bøfhus A/S
Alm. Brand A/S
Videnskabernes Selskab (Royal Academy of Sciences)
Implement Consulting Group P/S
Kosan Gas A/S / UGI Corporation
The Municipality of Aarhus
William Cook Europe ApS
Gensam Data A/S
Denmark > Energy Tier 1Kromann Reumert plays a significant role in the financing of international renewable energy projects as well as advising on E&P activities, water supply and regulation issues, M&A transactions and renewable energy mandates. The group is also adept at handling contentious issues before the Danish Energy Board of Appeal, the Danish Energy Agency and the courts. Practice head Anders Stubbe Arndal specialises in M&A mandates and the regulation of energy businesses, while the ‘extremely talented’ Maria Holst Levin assists with the drafting of commercial contracts and handles cases involving oil drilling and production.
Other key lawyers:
‘Highly professional and competent. Always proactive and delivering on time.’
‘Maria Holst Levin is extremely talented and a very good leader. Always ahead of her clients and very service minded. She is capable of handling and negotiating highly complicated agreements and issues. Last, she is very structured and any client can feel very safe having her on their side.’
‘Very competent team. Each member is a specialist, but together the team is versatile. No doubt that you are among the best experts, and they have the guts to tell if you are wrong.’
‘They are legal experts. They have market insights. They are proactive. They can negotiate on a high level. They are very likeable.’
‘A well prepared team with a good variation of seniority and youth to provide drive and insight.’
‘Fast delivery, super prepared, patience, knows when to push and when to hold back in negotiations.’
‘Generally a very high level of legal skills, international relations and broad range of competences. We receive a thorough, competent and professional service. I believe that firm providing focused and targeted advise.’
‘Christian Ibsen has got the fine balance between good and sound legal advice and at the same time, that advice accommodates commercial considerations for the client.’
Norlys (merger between Eniig and SE)
Eksport Kredit Fonden
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
European Investment Bank
Eurowind Energy A/S
Industriens Pension Fund
Bornholms Energi og Forsyning Holding A/S
Danish Bio Commodities
Nord Energi Net A/S
Tre-For Elnet A/S
- Assisted GreenGo Energy with signing its partnership agreement with Envcavis AG concerning a 500MW+ portfolio of utility-scale subsidy-free solar projects in Denmark and advising through the partnership process (share sale agreements, construction contracts, operating agreements etc).
- Assisted the sellers in connection with the sale (tender process) of 95% of the shares in Wind Estate A/S, a Danish Wind energy developer and operator, to iCON Infrastructure Partners VI, a UK-based infrastructure fund.
- Advising TEPCO Renewable Power on joining the TetraSpar offshore wind foundation project alongside Shell Ventures B.V., RWE Renewables International Participations B.V. and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S.
‘The individuals are skilled and experienced. They do their utmost to make complex and difficult legal stuff understandable for the people they meet, both legal and non-legal people.’
‘They offer prompt, sound and to the point legal advice. Furthermore, they are thorough.’
‘The team is available almost 24/7. A missed call is followed up as soon as possible and within the same day. It is a very skilled team and they provide services and solutions that are customized and operational.’
‘Jens Munk Plum is very well estimated for his large knowledge both within tender law and competition law; he is brilliant in cases combining tender law matters and competition law matters.’
‘Jeppe Lefevre Olsen: Top-expert in procurement law. Very, very skilled. Always able to identify a problem and provide a path to the solution.’
‘Morten Kofmann has a very calm and very likeable way of handling all cases. This is obvious to both the client, the counterpart attorneys and the judges. On top of this, he is the most talented attorney I have ever worked with.’
‘Their approach is outstanding and they have an amazing ability to understand the disputes from both a legal side and from the commercial side.’
Scan Global Logistics A/S
- Advised Orifarm on obtaining a Phase II merger clearance in the first ever Danish merger case within the pharmaceuticals sector, following a protracted pre-notification and in-depth investigation.
- Advised digital platform Ageras A/S on the handling and defence of a matter leading to a decision by the Danish Competition Council on agreements and concerted practices between Ageras as a platform offering vertical services to partners being engaged by customers using the platform to acquire services.
- Representing Danmarks Nationalbank in all procurement law aspects of its prestige project to renovate its famous headquarter in central Copenhagen designed by renowned architect Arne Jacobsen, including handling of tenders to procure technical advisers, designing and handling procurement strategy and the numerous public tenders that are part of the entire project.
Other key lawyers:
‘They are very skilled within all aspects of IT, including outsourcings, and capable of handling all disciplines from contract drafting over negotiations to disputes.’
‘Christel Teglers is a very competent lawyer with excellent legal skills, which she combines with a pragmatic and solution-oriented mind-set to achieve the best possible solutions for the client.’
‘Availability, skills, experience, customized and operational solutions.’
‘The team is responsive, holds a deep understanding of what is important for us as clients and in general is billing as agreed and expected. Has a broad range of competencies and there is a willingness to support bringing the client to the right group of experts.’
‘Great team and most diligent in Denmark.’
‘Sören Skibested – smart lawyer with great personality and energy skills – trust him in all matters’
‘The firm is innovative 360* in all its services. They are able to effectively utilize technology in both the data room, negotiation and tender planning process. Also, they are able to advise not only on law but on key aspects of an IT project or IT outsourcing ensuring value creation on the service delivery model, the financial model and the KPI/SLA regime. It is very impressive and I have not seen anything similar from other firms.’
‘Søren Skibsted, partner at the firm and head of TMT. Søren is beyond doubt the one and only IT/Telco star in Denmark. No one compares to him and his reputation is second to none.’
DSB (the Danish State Railways)
Danish Financial Authority
AP Møller – Maersk
TDC (national PTO)
The IT and Development Agency of the Danish Ministry of Taxation
Haldor Topsoe A/S
DLR Kredit A/S
Per Aarsleff A/S
- Advised MitID on establishing a new national authentication infrastructure to replace NemID with the new ‘MitID’.
- Advised TopDanmark on a key cloud platform, insurance core system and systems integrator agreement for its multiyear transformation programme.
- Advised Alm. Brand on first-of-its-kind white-label partnership with Volkswagen/Semler concerning the distribution of motor insurance and digitalisation projects.
Denmark > Insolvency Tier 1Based in both Copenhagen and Aarhus, Kromann Reumert has a stellar client base consisting of all major Danish banks, including Danske Bank and Nordea, as well as foreign banks, private equity houses and investment and hedge funds. Practice co-head Christian Jul Madsen is frequently appointed as a restructuring administrator in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, while fellow co-head Teis Gullitz-Wormslev regularly assists with the sale and purchase of businesses in financial distress, as well as acquisitions and transfers of portfolios of distressed debts. In February 2021, Søren Aamann Jensen left the firm to join Accura Advokatpartnerselskab.
‘A very efficient team – always available with short notice. Always at hand if you, the creditor, have any questions. Daily if not hourly updates on new cases and after a while weekly updates with information also on time spent.’
‘Very good combination of lawyers who have all the legal remedies combined with a strong business flair.’
‘This is a very professional team with very great competence and ability to enter into a collaboration with other parties involved.’
‘The partners have a great deal of knowledge and insight and the ability to bring their competencies into a case for the benefit of the case.’
Jyske Bank/BRF Kredit (Jyske Realkredit)
- Advising the largest financial creditors and acting as administrator on the Scanleasing bankruptcy.
- Advising the largest financial creditor and acting as restructuring administrator for PWT Group.
- Advising the largest financial creditor and acting as administrator of Kongsbak Lassen (in bankruptcy), selling the business in the process.
‘The team is extremely well prepared and always very fast to understand the clients primary problems. They are also easily accessible and respond fast.’
‘Very, very skilled with integrity and a pragmatic no-nonsense approach and a strong understanding of our needs as a client.’
‘The Kromann Reumert IPR team is highly experienced and excellent legal advisers, good colleagues and easy to work with.’
‘Martin Dahl Pedersen is a very strong no-nonsense Media & Entertainment lawyer who cuts to the point and sees the bigger picture. Martin is an experienced litigator with the ability to calmly communicate complex problems in an understandable manner in a stressful environment.’
Danish Players Association
Danish Handball Players Association
Counter-Strike Professional Players Association
- Representing the owner of the Danish gossip magazine “SE og HØR”, Aller Media, in high profile litigation initiated by numerous Danish celebrities claiming damages for intrusion of their right of privacy.
- Represented the rightsholder Martinus Institute to the so called “The Third Testament” in a copyright litigation matter, relating to the use of Article 9 of the ECHR protecting the freedom of religion for acquittal.
- Represents JP/Politikens Hus in civil proceedings that the Danish Civil Security Service (PET) has initiated against JP/Politikens Hus regarding the distribution of alleged confidential state secrets.
‘Professional and adequate attention from partners and staff, related to the relevant matters. Deep insight into our sector.’
‘This can be summarized shortly: – It is an amazing feeling leaving a contract negotiation meeting and thinking: “Bullseye! We definitely had the best legal advisers in the room” This is a feeling we commonly have when working with Flemming Horn Andersen.’
‘Jacob Møller: An excellent lawyer; very competent and always ready to help. He strives for solutions that are sustainable for all parties, and at the same time he never let you doubt that he is part of your team.’
‘Flemming Horn Andersen is commercially strong, i.e. good at pinpointing key issues to negotiate and good at assisting in negotiations.’
‘Kroman Reumert’s team is characterised by both general legal and commercial industry knowledge and highly specialised legal skills. The team works extraordinarily well together across disciplines.’
‘The team does always respond quickly and effectively to our tasks. They are good at appointing the right partner/team to a task.’
‘In addition to being skilled within the relevant area of law, the team I worked with had a profound understanding of the market and the commercial reality of the transaction. Also, the team was very efficient.’
‘Steffen Bang-Olsen from Kromann Reumert has a profound understanding of the market and the commercial reality of the transaction. He is skilled and efficient and also very nice to work with. He is pleasant, but firm, which makes his negotiation skills impressive.’
Aberdeen Standard Life
Agat Ejendomme A/S (formerly TK-Development)
ATP Ejendomme A/S
Axer Eiendom AS
Baywa r.e. Solar Projects
Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
CBRE Global Investors Nordics AB
Coop Danmark A/S
ECE Real Estate Partners G.m.b.H.
Forskningsfondens Ejendomsselskab A/S
GLL Investment GmbH
H.I.G. Capital International Advisors LLP
Industriens Pensionsforsikring A/S
KLP Ejendomme A/S
M7 Real Estate
Nordic Properties A/S
NRE Denmark A/S
NRP Finans AS
SEB, Real Estate
Solstra Capital Partners
The Blackstone Group International Ltd.
Topdanmark Insurance, Real Estate
Union Investment GmbH
W. P. Carey Inc.
Denmark > Tax Tier 1Kromann Reumert is ‘clearly one of the strongest tax law firms in Denmark‘, according to clients. The team advises on domestic and cross-border taxation, including VAT, transfer pricing and incentive schemes. It also has extensive litigation experience, acting in several contentious tax matters before the Danish Tax Tribunal and the European Court of Justice. Practice head Arne Møllin Ottosen is ‘one of the best individuals, if not the best individual’ within tax. Michael Nørremark is also recommended.
Other key lawyers:
‘I regard Kromann Reumert as clearly one of the strongest tax law firms overall in Denmark since at a very high quality level they cover general tax advisory and transactions as well as tax controversy/litigation.’
‘Kromann’s service level, dedication and interpersonal skills are impeccable – they are simply great to work with and they are unique in combining deep tax law expertise with a very practical, down-to-earth, business-oriented approach to clients and matters.’
‘Kromann Reumert is the clear Tier 1 tax law firm in Denmark and their practice leader Arne Møllin Ottosen is broadly recognized as one of the best individuals if not the best individual within the tax world of Denmark. He is available 24/7 and his focus is entirely on the client and on making the client succeed and look good.’
‘In-depth understanding of what is required to act in a very complex set of tax rules.’
‘Michael Nørremark combines his knowledge about tax laws and corporate matters in a way that makes it very useful and impactful as a client.’
‘The Team has a deep knowledge of tax and the capability to translate theoretical issues to practical understanding. They are forthcoming and service-minded.’
‘Arne Møllin Ottosen is a force to be reckoned with within tax – he has a great understanding of tax and the translating of the rules into how they affect your business. At the same time, he is very pleasant to work with.’
Danske Bank A/S
- Advised FLSmidth on its acquisition of thyssenkrupp AG’s mining business.
- Representing Ørsted in the largest Danish transfer pricing matter regarding Ørsted’s offshore wind farms.
- Assisted Blackfin Capital Partners, a French private equity fund, with Danish tax advice regarding its investment in Fokus Asset Management.
Denmark > Telecoms Tier 1Kromann Reumert‘s strong telecoms practice is reflected in its high-profile client base that includes major players such as Verizon and AT&T. The team has significant expertise in fixed and mobile network outsourcing matters as well as RAN and CORE network projects; Søren Skibsted is the key practitioner in this area. On the regulatory side, the team continues to demonstrate strong advisory capabilities on issues regarding the Significant Market Power (SMP) guidelines. Practice head Torben Waage is a telecoms expert whose work often has an international element.
‘No single Danish legal adviser stands out as having more insight and experience within the Telecoms industry than Torben Waage. He has a brilliant legal mind and successfully adds to this very strong commercial and strategic skills. He understands our business better than anyone and shows a genuine interest. On top of this, he is really pleasant to work with. We are very happy and satisfied to have Torben Waage as our key external adviser.’
‘Knowledge, commitment, flexibility, problem-solving, industry insights, technical insights in telco.’
‘Great team – best in class.’
‘The firm is innovative 360* in all their services. They are able to effectively utilise technology in both the data room, negotiation and tender planning process. Also, they are able to advise not only on law but on key aspects of an IT project or IT outsourcing ensuring value creation on the service delivery model, the financial model and the KPI/SLA regime. It is very impressive and I have not seen anything similar from other firms.’
‘Søren Skibsted is beyond doubt the one and only IT/Telco star in Denmark. No one compares to him and his reputation is second to none. He is extremely bright, energetic, a person of character and integrity, an effective, pragmatic negotiator, and a true trusted adviser, both for myself and our top management. He stands out in the Nordic market and his advice is sought by both the Danish government on big ticket deals and the largest corporates in Denmark. We would always make sure that he is on our side of the negotiation table.’
- Advising Telenor on ongoing telecoms regulatory matters and data regulation.
- Assisting Cibicom, the leading Danish broadcasting infrastructure provider, with respect to regulatory, contractual and public procurement questions.
- Assisting long-term client Verizon with respect to regulatory, contractual and public procurement questions.
Denmark > Environment Tier 2Acting for a mix of commercial and industrial entities as well as public authorities, Kromann Reumert‘s team has extensive expertise in the full spectrum of environmental law and planning law issues. Led by Kim Trenskow, the group has strong litigation capabilities and is also well-equipped to handle major transactions and regulatory issues. Areas of expertise include expropriation work, nature protection and conservation matters, and soil contamination issues.
Other key lawyers:
Mads U. Østergaard
‘Kim Trenskow is an exceptional specialist in environmental law.’
‘Kromann is, in my opinion, a top law firm with regard to environmental law.’
‘Kim Trenskow is highly skilled in most aspects of environmental law.’
Snaptun Fisk Export A/S
The Central Denmark Region
NGF Nature Energy Biogas A/S
Oiltanking Copenhagen A/S
DSK – De Samvirkende Købmænd
The Regional Council of Southern Denmark
Affald Varme Aarhus
Fritz Schur Group
Danmarks Grønne Investeringsfond
European Energy A/S
- Representing HOFOR in the first principle cases regarding BNBO, i.e. the legality of administrative orders issued to primarily farmers restricting the use of areas surrounding drinking water drillings, as well as the parallel compensation procedures under the Danish Environmental Protection Act.
- Representing Dansk Akvakultur and AquaPri A/S before the Eastern High Court in a landmark case regarding the interpretation of the Habitat Directive in connection with the environmental approval of sea farming activities.
- Advising the municipalities of Jammerbugt and Vesthimmerland on the process of legalisation of the largest onshore wind farm in Denmark (Thorup-sletten) following a decision from the Environmental Board of Appeal in which the permits and plans for the wind farm were deemed invalid due to non-compliance with the Habitats Directive.
Denmark > Insurance Tier 2Kromann Reumert has extensive experience in the pension, life and non-life insurance sector. It advises both Danish and foreign companies, with practice co-head Jens Steen Jensen working primarily with financial institutions, advising on insurance regulation concerning M&A, corporate law and capital markets matters. Jakob Rosing jointly leads the group that also has expertise in marine and transport insurance and product liability, D&O liability and prospectus liability cases. For litigation and arbitration matters, Jens Rostock-Jensen is recommended.
‘Jacob Høeg Madsen is a leading legal adviser in respect of the regulatory framework concerning life insurance and pension funds.’
AIP Management (PKA)
Arch Re Accident & Health
Chubb Insurance Company of Europe
Global Dental Insurance
P+ (former DIP & JØP)
Norli Pension Livsforsikring
Velliv, Pension & Livsforsikring
Royal and Sun Alliance (RSA Group)
Dahlberg Assurance Agentur A/S
Lockton Companies LLP
- Acted for Finansiel Stabilitet in pursuing a claim in arbitration against the D&O underwriters of the former management of Capinordic Bank.
- Assisted Lockton Insurance Brokers Denmark ApS with entering into an agreement (asset deal) with respectively Penfor Pensionsforsikringsmæglerselskab P/S and Skinnerup Consulting regarding purchase of certain business from them.
- Representing engineering consultancy COWI and its liability insurer If Insurance in a dispute concerning construction of a campus building.
‘Strategic thinking. Wonderful argument skills.’
‘A truly unique team combining vast experience with a dedication to detail which is second to none. The level of skill when it comes to grasping the complicated technical issues frequently relevant to patent matters never ceases to amaze. The advice provided is always tailored to the specific scenario at hand taking both legal, technical and commercial issues into account.’
‘Nicolaj Bording: He is always truly dedicated to understanding every detail of a patent case, regardless of the level of technical complexity, which at the end of the day makes his advice razor-sharp. If there is a potential squeeze between two otherwise potentially good lines of argumentation, which might at the end of the day end up making these two lines of argumentation look incompatible, he will spot it. His dedication to knowing each and every detail of a case is outstanding.’
‘Very skilled lawyers, very pleasant to work with.’
‘Top class! A sophisticated team who are a pleasure to work with. They are totally reliable, hard working and provide sound advice. Huge levels of experience and a great track record in the IP courts.’
‘Nicolai Lindgreen brings experience and a great depth of legal knowledge to his cases. He is a skilled and successful advocate before the IP courts, bringing creative arguments to bear when required. He is reliable, assured and also a pleasure to work with.’
‘Kromann Reumert has a strong IP team, with a second-to-none business and commercial understanding. The key partners are at the same time very experienced litigators, which is clearly an advantage.’
‘Frank Bøggild and Nicolai Lindgreen: Highly skilled lawyers covering the entire suite of IP issues.’
IFF (formerly DowDuPont/Danisco)
Ceva Santé Animale
- Defended Denmark’s second-largest company, Ørsted, in the Supreme Court in a challenge against its trade mark and company name Ørsted/Orsted.
- Defended Biogen in the Maritime and Commercial Court in a new challenge by Fresenius of Biogen’s adalimumab biosimilar, including its manufacture in Denmark for a much wider market.
- Defended Danisco (IFF) in an appeal in the High Court regarding Novozymes’ challenge of the entitlement to a key Danisco amylase enzyme patent.
Other key lawyers:
‘Kromann Reumert is very strong in all aspects of financing and are especially strong within ship financing and is preferred partner when the banks are drafting loan documentation.’
‘Competent in shipping law.’
‘Thomas Kaas is solution-focused, delivers on time, cost efficient, has a strong network, very experienced, available when needed. He is one of the absolute best ship financing lawyers I have ever met.’
‘Partner Thomas Kaas has decades of experience within ship financing and has represented us for the past 20 years. Thomas serves as a trusted adviser to other financial institutions engaged in ship finance as well both domestic and international clients. Thomas is highly skilled and very pragmatic and always succeeds in balancing the interest of the opposing parties and finding workable solutions. Technically he is also a very good lawyer and always available.’
Royal Arctic Line
Danish Ship Finance
- Assisted Alandia in connection with an insurance recourse claim against a shipyard after an engine breakdown onboard a container vessel.
- Advised Royal Arctic Line A/S on several shipbuilding contracts in different jurisdictions, including one arctic container vessel from a shipyard in Poland, four container vessels from shipyards in Spain, and one container vessel from a shipyard in China.
- Defending Karpowership in proceedings before the Maritime and Commercial High Court in Copenhagen in a dispute about illegal arrest and payment for services to a Danish Yard.
Kromann Reumert > Firm Profile
Kromann Reumert is the leading law firm in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and London.
We employ a team of almost 500 dedicated people, who work together to provide quality services for our clients. Currently, our employees include around 300 lawyers covering a long list of practice areas.
The vast majority of Kromann Reumert’s lawyers are qualified Danish lawyers, but we also have lawyers qualified to practice in other jurisdictions.
Our foreign-qualified lawyers practice under the legal titles conferred by their home jurisdictions, as indicated by our lawyer profiles.
Our advice: Kromann Reumert’s legal advice is practical, relevant and individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. We believe that the best advice is achieved by working in close cooperation with our clients and developing a thorough knowledge of their business. A collaborative approach enables us to provide workable, operational and value-adding solutions for both the short and long term.
Our global outlook: Kromann Reumert is Denmark’s only member of the worldwide Lex Mundi association, an extensive international network of 160 premier and independent law firms comprising more than 20,000 lawyers from around the globe. Our membership has helped us to develop strong and effective relations with leading law firms on every continent.
For our clients, the benefits include high-quality multi-jurisdictional advice and unique access to a range of specialists in almost every part of the world. At the same time, our contacts help us stay abreast of the latest international trends, including those that may extend to Denmark.
We are based in the heart of London, right next to St Paul’s Cathedral. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to meet us and hear what we can do for you and your company.
Quality: We provide practical solutions with commercial and professional insight.
Commercial understanding: We take the time to understand the business and needs of each client.
Spirited teamwork: We stand together as a team, dedicated and attentive in our work with each other and with our clients.
Credibility: We take responsibility for our actions, for our development and for one another.
|Banking and finance||Jakob Bernhoftemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 07|
|Capital Markets||Marianne Philipfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 44 44|
|Capital Markets||Christian Lundgrenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 45 30|
|Competition||Jens Munk Plumfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 44 11|
|Corporate and foundation/trust||Jens Steen Jensenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 46|
|Corporate compliance and internal investigations||Bart A. Crevefirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 45 47|
|Corporate compliance and internal investigations||Christian Lundgrenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 45 30|
|Corporate criminal||Christian Lundgrenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 45 30|
|Corporate criminal||Hans Jakob Folkeremail@example.com||+45 38 77 46 23|
|Data protection and whistleblowing||Tina Brøgger Sørensenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 44 08|
|Employment and labour||Marianne Granhøjemail@example.com||+45 38 77 46 80|
|Energy||Anders Stubbe Arndalfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 43 05|
|Environment||Kim Trenskowemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 99|
|Environment||Jens Lund Mosbekfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 46 81|
|E-sports||Martin Dahl Pedersenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 88|
|European Union and the single market||Morten Kofmannfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 43 35|
|Financial regulation and asset management||Jeppe Buskovemail@example.com||+45 38 77 44 15|
|Financial regulation and asset management||Susanne Schjølin Larsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 45 69|
|Fintech||Jacob Høeg Madsenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 44 58|
|Foreign Direct Investments||Bart A. Crevefirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 45 47|
|Foreign Direct Investments||Maria Holst Levinemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 90|
|Fraud and white-collar crime||Hans Jakob Folkerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 46 23|
|Greenlandic law||Christina Bruun Geertsenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 26|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Christian Jul Madsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 44 52|
|Insurance and tort||Jakob Rosingemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 75|
|Intellectual property||Nicolai Lindgreenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 43 70|
|International trade||Jakob Hans Johansenemail@example.com||+45 61 61 30 32|
|Litigation and arbitration||Frank Bøggildfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 45 95|
|Maritime and transportation||Jakob Rosingemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 75|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Christina Bruun Geertsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 43 26|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Tyge Rasmussenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 44 05|
|Outbound services||Jakob Hans Johansenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 61 61 30 32|
|Outbound services||Christian Lundgrenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 45 30|
|Outsourcing||Søren Skibstedfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 43 83|
|Private client||Arne Møllin Ottosenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 44 66|
|Procurement||Jeppe Lefevre Olsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 43 08|
|Real estate and construction||Flemming Horn Andersenemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 66|
|Sports, media and entertainment||Martin Dahl Pedersenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 43 88|
|State aid||Bart A. Creveemail@example.com||+45 38 77 45 47|
|Tax||Arne Møllin Ottosenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 44 66|
|Technology||Søren Skibstedemail@example.com||+45 38 77 43 83|
|Telecommunications||Torben Waagefirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 38 77 45 60|
|Trade Secrets||Nicolaj Bordingemail@example.com||+45 38 77 45 87|
|UK market||Jakob Hans Johansenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 61 61 30 32|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 300 at this office : 250 :
LanguagesDutch English French German Italian Latvian Mandarin Polish Russian Spanish the Scandinavian languages Arabic Bosnian Faroese Farsi (Persian)
MembershipsLex Mundi IBA (International Bar Association) AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
OtherOther offices : Aarhus Other offices : London
Our international expertise and experience enable us to offer strategic and legal advice across a range of legal disciplines, whether the need arises in Denmark or abroad. We have been present in London since 1991, and our London office provides a permanent representation in the global financial hub of the City to ensure that we are close to the market.
Our clients operate internationally on an ever more globalized market and come to us with international strategic and legal challenges. We meet those challenges, drawing on our:
- in-depth understanding of our clients’ business and market
- seamless and cost-efficient case handling
- decades of experience and international expertise
- access to the World’s leading international network of law firms, Lex Mundi
Businesses from different regions across the world come from different cultural as well as legal backgrounds when considering making investments in Denmark or doing business with Danish enterprises.
Therefore, we have established four practice groups made up of partners and lawyers with intimate knowledge about the four regions that are Denmark’s most important trading partners:
- The Nordic region
- German-speaking countries
- English-speaking countries
This ensures that you are met by advisors who understands the language and culture and have personal experience from the regions. They constantly ensure that they are up to date and with that are able to guide you through each step of how to invest in Denmark or in general involve with Danish enterprises.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Diversity and inclusion are a natural part of Kromann Reumert’s DNA. We strive to be the most attractive place to work in the law profession, and we want Kromann Reumert to be a place full of respect for each other, with equal rights and opportunities for all. Therefore, we have a D&I policy with initiatives and targets. We have highlighted some examples below.
- We strengthen Kromann Reumert’s management qualifications through executive coaching for the management, and we will make diversity and inclusion training available to all partners, managers and members of our health and safety committee.
- We will strengthen our LGBT+ activities by allowing fathers to take paid leave in situations where two men are the primary parents of a child. Similarly, co-mothers will be allowed the same parental leave opportunities as fathers.
- We encourage all male employees to take both paternal and parental leave if they father a child. We offer our male employees parental leave opportunities in that father (like mothers) effective as of January 2022 may take up to 24 weeks’ paid leave (including paternity leave) before the child reaches the age of 1 year (subject to a full refund of daily benefits) instead of the former 12 weeks.
Employees and working conditions
Our group of lawyers comprises a diverse group of people, each with their own strengths and requirements. More than half – exactly 52% – of our employees are women, and among our senior attorneys and directors the share of women is 46%. We have 27 part-time employees, and all our employees may choose to work flexible hours for a optimal work/life balance. For example, leaving work after lunch to pick up children or go for a run and then work again in the evening. Or working a four-day work week by delivering on all their work hours over the course of four intense days and then taking a day off (with full pay).
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic we gave our employees the opportunity to work from other places than the offices. During and after the pandemic this has been strengthen further since we now also give the employees all necessary office equipment like headsets, screens etc. to ensure a comfortable and proper workspace from their home offices. The pandemic has also raised a topic concerning the mental health at our employees. Therefore, we arranged several creative online social initiatives during the pandemic as well as we have arranged several physical social gatherings after the pandemic to ensure that we all get well back together.
For young employees, we offer the opportunity to participate in Kromann Reumert’s mentorship programe, where they choose a mentor within our organization. Employees at each career level in our organization are offered the opportunity to be part of a personal and professional development programe. We also invite our associates to be part of a transition programe to prepare them for their future role as attorneys.
We employ a number of international employees and have a wide range of language skills in the firm. We work every day to accommodate this diversity by offering for example in-house courses, home workstations for more than half of our employees, a working environment policy aimed at promoting job satisfaction, and dialogue groups for our attorneys, assistant attorneys and legal secretaries.
According to the Danish Discrimination Act, we are not allowed to register race, skin color, religion or belief, political opinion, sexual orientation or national, social or ethnic origin.
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- Dispute resolution
- EU, competition and public procurement
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