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Poul Schmith
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Work Department

Jens Bødtcher-Hansen primarily advises on various forms of cooperation within the public sector and the interactions with private sector operators, including public-private partnerships and joint undertakings. Having a background as deputy head of section in the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, Jens has extensive knowledge of general commercial law issues and insight into the political decision-making process in Denmark and the EU. Jens has been chairman of the inter-ministerial committee on state aid, member of the inter-ministerial PPP steering committee and has led several large committee projects within, e.g., the fields of competition and IPR law.


Partner, Attorney


2017 –
Partner-in-charge of our Tenders, Transactions, EU and Market law team

Partner, Poul Schmith

2008 –
Poul Schmith

2004 – 2008
Deputy head of section of the Ministry of Trade and Industry with responsibilities of trade regulations, international affairs and the Legal Service.

2002 – 2004
Head of the International Service of the Ministry of Economics and Business Affairs during, i.a., the handling of the Danish presidency of the EU in the fall of 2002.  Management responsibilities within the competition area.

1999 – 2002
Head of section of the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency (Erhvervs- og Selskabsstyrelsen) which operated under the Ministry of Trade and Industry

1998 – 1999
Seconded to the Danish Environmental Cabinet of the European Commission.

1994 – 1998
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (involved, for example, in the creation of and the subsequent referendum on the Amsterdam Treaty




1991 – 1995
The Graduate Certificate Program (HD 1) and the Graduate Diploma Program (HD 2) of Business Administration (International Trade)

Master of Law, the University of Copenhagen

1989 – 1994
Law degree studies, University of Copenhagen

1988 – 1989
Study visit, USA