Michael Kjær Lauritsen > Nielsen Nørager > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Nielsen Nørager

Work Department

Dispute resolution and Litigation


Michael Kjær Lauritsen is a partner at Nielsen Nørager and primarily works with contract law, insurance law, law of torts, construction law and the conduct of lawsuits and arbitration proceedings.

Michael advises and assists both Danish and foreign businesses and insurance companies in relation to actions for damages, insurance cases and disputes as well as arbitration proceedings at the arbitration tribunal and the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. Michael renders advice in most types of cases regarding liability for damages and contract liability, including professional liability, management liability and product liability. Furthermore, Michael also has experience with cyber insurance including matters on insurance coverage as well as experience within the area of W&I insurance.

Michael is moreover acting as arbitrator and has by The Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society been appointed external examiner at the practical litigation test as part of the training for lawyers.

In 2019 Michael was included in Berlingske’s (A Danish Business paper) Talent100, which recognizes the 100 best talents in Denmark. https://www.berlingske.dk/karriere/advokat-med-stor-menneskeforstaaelse Michael was featured among 4 other attorneys in the category “Advisors”.

In 2008, Michael spent one semester at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2012, Michael studied the subject Corporate Law and Corporate Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Michael Kjær Lauritsen was born in 1984 and graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2010.


2013 – 2015 External lecturer in Security and Creditor Rights at the University of Copenhagen

2011 – 2014 External lecturer in Legal Methodology at the University of Copenhagen


2017 – Board member of The Copenhagen Bar and Law Association (Københavns Advokatforening)


2018 Certified Arbitrator

2015 Right of audience before the High Court

2013 Attorney

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Denmark > Dispute resolution

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.

Denmark > Insurance

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.