Carl Christian Illum > Nielsen Nørager > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Nielsen Nørager

Work Department

Commercial and Company law, Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions, EU law, Public procurement and Competetion law, Marketing law and Intellectual Property law


Carl Christian Illum has comprehensive experience in assisting Danish and international clients with company and commercial law matters including matters related to venture capital, M&A and other strategic transactions.

Carl Christian Illum has particular experience with intellectual property law and provides legal advice on strategies on protection or utilization of rights in relation to intellectual property, trade mark, patent and marketing laws.

In addition, Carl Christian Illum has considerable experience in competition law and assists companies in relation to questions on strategy, transactions and partnerships as well as in relation to dispute resolution.

In 2016-2017, Carl Christian Illum studied an MBA at HEC Paris in France. In 2010, Carl Christian Illum studied for a semester at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at  Pepperdine University. Carl Christian Illum is co-founder of and an active participant in several Danish companies and is thus very focused on commercial matters, especially in relation to startups.

Carl Christian Illum was born in 1987 and graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2011.


2020 – 2021 Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab, Senior Associate

2018 – 2019 Maersk Drilling A/S, Senior Legal Counsel

2008 – 2018 Lassen Ricard Advokataktieselskab, Attorney


2017 Master of Business Administration (MBA), HEC Paris, Paris, France

2014 Attorney

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.