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Nielsen Nørager

Denmark > Insurance Tier 2

Nielsen Nørager houses a broad insurance team, which handles both non-contentious and contentious matters involving regulatory elements, and issues relating to the amendment and drafting of insurance contracts and conditions. Michael S. Wiisbye acts for numerous domestic and international insurance companies before administrative tribunals; and Jan Presfeldt has broad expertise in litigation concerning national suppliers and product liability claims, often appearing before the Building and Construction Arbitration Board and the Supreme Court. Michael Kjær Lauritsen frequently handles professional liability insurance disputes concerning architects, executive officers and auditors.

Practice head(s):

Michael S. Wiisbye; Jan Presfeldt; Michael Kjær Lauritsen

Key clients

If P&C Insurance

HDI Specialty

HDI Global

ALKA Insurance

Alm Brand Insurance

Codan Insurance

Skuld Marine insurance


Work highlights

  • Represented Danfoss A/S in a dispute with two insurance companies concerning coverage for a world-wide recall of defect valves used in automobiles and many commercial products.

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Nielsen Nørager fields a team of practitioners which handles the full range of disputes concerning insurance, financial services, public and tax elements. Michael Kjær Lauritsen co-heads the practice alongside Henrik Peytz. Lauritsen often appears before the District Court and High Court, as well as the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board in disputes relating to product, commercial, professional and construction liability issues, all areas in which Jan Presfeldt has ample experience. Notable clients for the team include the Danish Chamber of Commerce, Pædagogernes Pension and the Danish Society for Nature Conservation. Michael Wiisbye is an expert in insurance related litigation, regularly representing domestic and international insurance companies before the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kjær Lauritsen; Henrik Peytz

Other key lawyers:

Michael Wiisbye; Jan Presfeldt; Eigil Lego Andersen


‘The Nielsen & Nørager team are known to be leaders in their field, and are respected as being fair opponents, who perform at the highest level of their expertise.’

‘Michael Kjær Lauritsen manages to combine a very informal and likeable approach to clients with an extremely high level of professionalism within the field of the law.’

‘Nielsen Nørager is comprised of highly specialised lawyers, in order to be able to target the issues as efficiently as possible.’

‘Henrik Peytz is highly experienced, and not just as for environmental issues, but also before the courts of law. He is dedicated, and persistent, as well as easy going.’

‘Michael Wiisbye and Jan Presfeldt are among the elite insurance lawyers in Denmark, who are not only known for their comprehensive understanding of insurance law, but also as very skilled litigators.’

Key clients

HDI Specialty

HDI Global

NKT Cables A/S

Pædagogernes Pension (The Teachers Pensions Fund)


If P&C Insurance

Danish Chamber of Commerce


The Danish Society for Nature Conservation


ALKA Insurance

Tryg Insurance


Bygma A/S

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 3

Henrik Peytz and Lotte Hummelshøj jointly lead the practice at Nielsen Nørager, which is known for representing clients before the Tribunal for Public Procurement. The team also handles merger control matters, and abuse of dominance cases.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Peytz; Lotte Hummelshøj

Other key lawyers:

Sebastian A. Pedersen


‘Honest and competent consulting from engaged people, that are state of the art in their field.’

‘Lotte Hummelshøj and Sebastian Asbjørn Pedersen are always first in class within tender and competition law, and deliver service of the highest level.’

‘The team demonstrates very good skills in understanding of the technical details in cases.’

‘They are easy to work with, and provide professional and friendly dialogue.’

Key clients




Atea A/S



Odense Havn

The Danish Chamber of Commerce

FynBus, Sydtrafik and Midttrafik

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Nielsen Nørager‘s practice provides advice on corporate and M&A matters for private equity investors across the real estate, transport, and energy sectors. Newly promoted partner Carl Christian Illum takes a ‘no-nonsense, solution-oriented approach‘ when advising on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and arrangements, in addition to advising on equity financing rounds. Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen, Jens Arnesen and Frantz Palludan jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen; Jens Arnesen; Frantz Palludan

Other key lawyers:


‘5 Stars, for their efforts, professional advice, and people with the heart in the right place.’

‘Carl Christian Illum has a no-nonsense, solution-oriented approach.’

‘Carl Christian Illum strikes an excellent balance between commercial requirements and legal expertise.’

Key clients

Seluxit A/S

Zylinc A/S

Trackman A/S

Mols Linien A/S

Atea A/S


Energi Danmark A/S

Biludan Gruppen A/S A/S

Frese A/S

Metro AG

Kaiserwetter Energy Group

Harald Nyborg A/S

Chr. Olesen Group

Thermo Fischer Group

Adidas Danmark

Columbus A/S

Wewers A/S

Falck Group

Capital Four Management Fondsmæglerselskab

Britannia Invest A/S

Adept Water Technologies A/S

TBWA Copenhagen A/S

Instrumeter A/S

Damptech A/S


Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zürich, Schweiz


SDG Invest ApS

UserTribe A/S

IZ-KO Mermer Maden A.S.

Mugato ApS

Kingspan Group plc

Friction Structures ApS

DanTaxi 4X48 A/S

Krabbe Invest ApS

UniqKey A/S

JoinMyBox ApS

XL Byg – Rødovre Tælast A/S

Enerdry A/S

Man Truck & Bus Danmark A/S

Renz A/S

Epinion P/S

Audience Project A/S

Eloomi A/S

Cbit A/S

X-Yachts A/S

Monsenso A/S

Scandinavian Medical Solutions A/S

Europa Frugt ApS

Hotel Guldsmeden ApS


Colony Denmark ApS

Community Content ApS

IQInabox ApS


VÅR Management ApS

Adhub ApS

Tjek A/S

IX Studios ApS

Rokoko ApS


Lyngsoe Systems A/S

Maersk Drilling A/S

IAC Nordics A/S

Nature Preserve



Make Influence ApS

Good Boys Agency ApS

Øresundsgruppen ApS

Netcracker Technology Corporation

Nordicco A/S

Shape Robotics A/S

Hydract A/S

Alrow Media ApS


Nielsen Nørager was established in 1983 and has offices in the old Metropol building situated at Strøget in the center of Copenhagen.

The firm is focusing on quality work rather than size. The lawyers are generalists each of whom additionally specializes in one or more areas of commercial law. Some lawyers have a dual education. Many of the lawyers have taught, published academic and other scholarly work, or worked as arbitration judges. Nielsen Nørager’s ambition is to find solutions to the most complex legal disputes and transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Michael Kjær Lauritsen +4533114545
Dispute Resolution Jan Presfeldt +4533114545
Banking and finance Frantz Palludan +4533114545
Banking and finance Peter Lyck +4533114545
Company and commercial Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen +4533114545
Company and commercial Jens Arnesen +4533114545
EC and competition Henrik Peytz +4533114545
EC and competition Lotte Hummelshøj +4533114545
Insurance Michael S Wiisbye +4533114545
Insurance Michael Kjær Lauritsen +4533114545
Media and entertainment Henrik Peytz +4533114545
Capital markets Peter Lyck +4533114545
Corporate finance, M&A Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen +4533114545
Corporate finance, M&A Jens Arnesen +4533114545
Corporate finance, M&A Brian Jørgensen +4533114545
Real estate Birgitte Horn +4533114545
Real estate Frantz Palludan +4533114545
Taxation Henrik Peytz +4533114545
Employment Niels Henrik Nielsen +4533114545
Telecoms Henrik Peytz +4533114545
Biotech Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen +4533114545
Biotech Jan Presfeldt +4533114545
Insolvency Frantz Palludan +4533114545
Insolvency Jens Arnesen +4533114545
Photo Name Position Profile
Jens Arnesen photo Jens Arnesen Jens Arnesen is a partner with Nielsen Nørager and provides advice within…
Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen photo Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and provides legal advice…
Jesper Furbo-Halken photo Jesper Furbo-Halken Jesper Furbo-Halken (High Court Attorney) provides legal advice primarily in the field…
Birgitte Horn photo Birgitte Horn Birgitte Horn is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and provides legal advice…
Lotte Hummelshøj photo Lotte Hummelshøj Lotte Hummelshøj is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and the EU, Public…
Carl Christian Illum photo Carl Christian Illum Carl Christian Illum has comprehensive experience in assisting Danish and international clients…
Brian Jørgensen photo Brian Jørgensen Brian Jørgensen is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and is an experienced…
Michael Kjær Lauritsen photo Michael Kjær Lauritsen Michael Kjær Lauritsen is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and primarily works…
Bente Lund Poulsen photo Bente Lund Poulsen Besides general legal advice, as partner at Nielsen Nørager Bente Lund Poulsen…
Peter Lyck photo Peter Lyck Peter Lyck is a partner in our corporate team and advises Danish…
Lykke Madsen photo Lykke Madsen In 2013, Lykke Madsen completed the course International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration…
Niels Henrik Nielsen photo Niels Henrik Nielsen Niels Henrik Nielsen is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and is practising…
Frantz Palludan photo Frantz Palludan Frantz Palludan’s main areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, finance and…
Sebastian Asjørn Pedersen photo Sebastian Asjørn Pedersen Attorney.  Sebastian Asbjørn Pedersen provides legal advice within EU law, public procurement…
Henrik Peytz photo Henrik Peytz Henrik Peytz (1959) is a partner with Nielsen Nørager and has more…
Claus Pilgård photo Claus Pilgård Claus Pilgård deals with general corporate and commercial law matters for both…
Jan Presfeldt photo Jan Presfeldt Jan Presfeldt is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and is a highly…
Michael S. Wiisbye photo Michael S. Wiisbye Michael S. Wiisbye is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and has more…
Number of lawyers : 21
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