Henrik Peytz > Nielsen Nørager > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Nielsen Nørager

Work Department

Commercial and Company law, EU law and Competition law, Marketing law and Intellectual Property law, Media and Entertainment law, Public administrative law, Litigation, Tax


Henrik Peytz (1959) is a partner with Nielsen Nørager and has more than 30 years of experience in Danish and EU competition law and general EU matters. He and his team assist Danish and international clients in all kinds of competition matters (such as merger control, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, and state aid) and are involved in some of the largest Danish court cases in this area. The team further advises on matters involving public regulation (such as public procurement, regulation of the media, telecommunications, taxes and duties). Henrik Peytz holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD (1991). He has extensive experience with cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union and has represented the European Commission at several occasions before the Court.


The law department of the Ministry of Justice (1983-1984). Kromann & Münter Law Firm (now Kromann Reumert) (1984-1999), Clifford Chance, Brussels (1990), Teacher in administrative law, University of Copenhagen (1983-1984), Lecturer in EU competition law, University of Copenhagen (2001- 2010). Since 1993 lecturer for the Danish association of lawyers and economists and the Danish Bar and Law Society on matters relating to EU law and public procurement. Author of several books on tax law and contributor to Danish commentaries on EU law (right of establishment and free movement of services).


English, German, French


Henrik Peytz is Chairman of the Tax Committee of the Danish Association of Enterprises (Dansk Erhverv).


Master of Laws from University of Copenhagen (1983). Admitted as an Attorney (1986), Right of audience before the High Court (1987), Master of Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from INSEAD, France (1991), Right of audience before the Supreme Court (2007).

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement

(Hall of Fame)

Henrik PeytzNielsen Nørager

Henrik Peytz and Lotte Hummelshøj head up the EU and competition team at Nielsen Nørager, which is particularly well-known for its extensive track record when it comes to public procurement and state aid cases as well as representation on abuse of dominance matters. Peytz is renowned for advising public authorities and Danish and foreign businesses in strategic competition law issues and in particular in competition, public procurement, state aid and other public regulation cases.

Denmark > Dispute resolution

Litigation at all levels of the court system and arbitration proceedings are the core work streams of the dispute resolution practice at Nielsen Nørager, with the team’s caseload including disputes related to insurance, tort law, financial services, competition, tax and M&A mandates. Real estate and construction disputes expert Michael Kjær Lauritsen and experienced EU litigator Henrik Peytz jointly head up the practice group, which also includes Michael Wiisbye, who is another important port of call with extensive experience in insurance and tort law.