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Nicolai Ørsted

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M&A, Capital Markets

Position

Nicolai Ørsted is a partner in our Corporate team, who focuses on M&A, capital market transactions (IPOs, take-over bids etc) as well as venture capital.

Nicolai’s clients include private equity and venture funds, investment banks, industrial businesses and listed companies, and he has been an advisor in more than 100 transactions. 

Besides transactions, Nicolai also advises listed companies on disclosure requirements and corporate governance. Nicolai’s advice is underpinned by his strong legal expertise combined with his in-depth commercial and strategic knowledge.

Nicolai is Chairman of Plesner's Board of Directors and was the Managing Partner of Plesner from 2009 to 2014. 


Denmark

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

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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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Plesner has a 'professional, dedicated and trustworthy' approach, with 'a personal and client-friendly mindset'. Tue Ravnholt Frandsen is an expert in M&A and private equity transactions and 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.

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Legal Developments by:
Plesner

  • New article on water plans and buffer strips

    Partner Søren Stenderup Jensen and Assistant Attorney Sebina Harder have written the article "Water plans and buffer strips: reducing emissions into watercourses", which has been published in the current edition of International Law Office (ILO).
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