Thomas Holst Laursen > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile
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Thomas Holst Laursen
Thomas Holst Laursen is a partner in our Corporate Finance team and has extensive experience in large complex transactions within private and public M&A, capital markets transactions (IPOs, etc) as well as transactions involving financing through other convertible securities, bonds, and securitisation.
Thomas has been active in all areas of transactions within a range of sectors. Clients include private equity and venture funds, investment banks and listed companies as well as international clients operating in Denmark.
In addition to transactional work, Thomas also provides advice to boards of directors, including in relation to disclosure obligations and corporate governance.
Thomas has worked with cross-border/international transactions globally.
Over recent years Thomas has been mostly active in the pharmaceutical, energy and financial sectors.
Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A(Leading individuals)
Plesner has a ‘professional, dedicated and trustworthy‘ approach, with ‘a personal and client-friendly mindset‘. Christian Kjølbye ‘stands out as a very capable lawyer‘ with ‘a great insight into legal issues‘ and ‘a friendly, understanding and hardworking attitude‘; the pair advised Ferguson on the €1bn sale of its building materials distribution company, Stark Group, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. Kjølbye also worked with Thomas Holst Laursen, who is ‘very responsive‘, ‘calm‘ and ‘takes no nonsense‘, to handle a consortium’s recommended €5.4bn takeover of DK Telekommunikation. Other key names include Hans Hedegaard, who acted for Axcel IV on its sale of AX IV EG Holding III to New Dawn Holdings; Nicolai Ørsted, who possesses ‘excellent negotiation skills‘ and ‘the required knowledge of all areas related to the M&A process‘; and Finn J. Lernø, who advised Sentia Holding on its acquisition of Athena IT. Tue Ravnholt Frandsen and Torben Nørskov joined Accura Advokatpartnerselskab in late 2019.
Denmark > Capital markets(Leading individuals)
Plesner‘s clients single it out as ‘probably the leading legal capital markets practice in Denmark‘ and praise its team of ‘highly commercial yet legally brilliant partners, who are dedicated to delivering commercial sound legal advice‘. The ‘exceptional‘ Thomas Holst Laursen jointly leads the ECM team and advised DK Telekommunikation on its public takeover of TDC, which was previously owned by a consortium of Danish pension funds and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Other work includes fellow ECM head Nicolai Ørsted assisting Sparekassen Sjælland-Fyn with its €61m rights issuance, and DCM group head Thomas Maaberg Hansen acting for DKT Finance on its €1.5m issuance of high-yield notes. Micha Fritzen and Henrik Laursen are highly experienced in handling IPOs; Laursen attracts praise as ‘a very strong practitioner who always goes the extra mile for clients‘.
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