Christian Th. Kjølbye > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Christian Th. Kjølbye photo

Work Department

Capital Markets,
Dispute Resolution


Christian Th. Kjølbye is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team.

Christian’s focus areas are:

  • M&As
  • Structured sales processes
  • Listed companies – take-over bids
  • Foundation law – commercial and non-commercial foundations
  • Arbitration proceedings – Danish and international arbitration, especially in M&As and transaction-related cases

Christian’s track record includes some of the largest M&As in Denmark. Christian also has in-depth sector specialisation, eg in telecommunications, IT/consultancy businesses, logistics businesses and the food/beverage segment. He advises clients on take-over bids and management and governance.

Christian is one of Denmark’s leading foundation law advisors. He advises a range of the largest commercial foundations in Denmark on strategic issues related to the foundation’s businesses and objects, eg in relation to grants, governance and object amendments etc.

Moreover, he is chairman and a member of various boards of trustees. Christian was an expert member of Erhvervsfondsudvalget (commercial foundations committee) in 2012 and contributed to the travaux preparatoires of the Danish Act on Commercial Foundations.

Christian is also highly experienced in arbitration proceedings. Christian has conducted a series of important international arbitration proceedings relating to M&A guarantee requirements, loyal duty of disclosure and other transaction-related disputes with a high degree of complexity, expert witnesses etc. Christian has also served as arbitrator and umpire in a range of Danish and international arbitration proceedings.

Christian has an LL.M from New York University and lectures in and gives presentations on corporate law and foundation law subjects.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Christian KjølbyePlesner

Plesner‘s commercial, corporate and M&A teams provide specialist advice to international and Danish corporates, including major private equity houses. Hans Hedegaard and Lars Bunch co-head the corporate and M&A practice, which includes Henrik Rossing Lønberg and takes on complex bet-the-company matters. On the commercial side, the team is led by Jacob Ørskov Rasmussen, who has extensive experience in commercial contracts, including drafting and negotiating franchise agreements. Christian Kjølbye and Thomas Holst Laursen are experts in privatisations and public takeovers, while Tina Kang handles sell-side mandates. Simon Krogh is head of the private investment funds team.