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 > 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 > EU, competition and public procurement

(Hall of Fame)

Henrik PeytzNielsen Nørager

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.