Jimmy Skjold Hansen > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Jimmy Skjold Hansen is a partner in Plesner’s Dispute Resolution team.

Jimmy represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings and is specialized in international commercial arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the Danish Institute of Arbitration in Copenhagen (DIA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) and the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA).

Jimmy has experience within a range of different businesses and industries, including commercial contracts, M&A and IPOs, capital funds and alternative investments, energy and infrastructure, banking and finance, shipping, food and beverages, retail and services as well as intellectual property rights etc.

Jimmy is also experienced in handling international investment arbitrations – i.e. disputes between investors and host states – under, e.g., the ICSID- and UNCITRAL rules, and he regularly advises Danish companies, equity and pension funds on investment protection under international investment treaties.

In addition, Jimmy focuses on litigation proceedings in Denmark and abroad concerning damages for share price losses (securities litigation).

Lastly, Jimmy is also very experienced in carrying out internal investigations and handling enforcement proceedings vis-à-vis Danish authorities.

Jimmy is one of very few Danish attorneys having specialized knowledge and experience from abroad in the resolution of disputes between businesses from different countries and between businesses and states etc. In addition to his Danish degrees, he holds a Master of International Dispute Settlement from Geneva in Switzerland, which is one of the hubs for international dispute resolution worldwide.

Having worked in a law firm in Geneva, Jimmy has assisted leading international arbitrators in handling commercial and investment arbitration proceedings in relation to food products, renewable energy and the oil, gas and mining industries etc.

Jimmy Skjold Hansen also sits as arbitrator in both Danish and international cases.

Finally, Jimmy is an active member of the international arbitration community, including as speaker and author, and he supervises the “Vis Moot” team from the University of Copenhagen in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition as well as Plesner’s annual “Pre-Moot” in this connection.

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Denmark > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Jimmy Skjold HansenPlesner

Plesner‘s dispute resolution practice remains a market leader, often acting in international arbitrations, in addition to handling contentious matters before the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court. Peter Schradieck leads the practice with 20 years’ experience in representing clients in domestic and international arbitrations and disputes, particularly concerning general commercial liability, distribution, construction and agency issues. The team regularly represents and advises a varied client base which includes energy companies, Finansiel Stabilitet, and cosmetics corporates. Jimmy Skjold Hansen is a ‘very smart young lawyer‘ who has ample experience in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings on an international scale, while Torben Bondrop contributes his specialist knowledge in insurance and tort law, with a distinct emphasis on product, D&O, and consultants’ liability claims.

Greenland > Foreign firms

Plesner Advokatpartnerselskab’s cross-practice group leverages the firm’s extensive experience in handling construction and infrastructure projects to advise on major projects in Greenland; this expertise is particularly demonstrated through the group’s recent involvement in the construction and financing of three new international airports in Greenland. The group is also recognised for its mining expertise and counts Greenland Minerals and KoBold Metals as clients. Managing partner Niklas Korsgaard Christensen and Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen jointly lead the practice, specialising in energy and mining issues respectively. Jimmy Skjold Hansen is the key contact for contentious work and Esben Kjær focuses on corporate mandates in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors.