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

At Nielsen Nørager, the department has a track record in EU and domestic competition cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as public procurement issues. Jointly led by Henrik Peytz and Lotte Hummelshøj, the group advises on tender processes, including the preparation of tender materials and the evaluation of bids, and acts for clients before the Danish Complaints Board on Public Procurement. Its caseload also comprises state aid work, abuse of dominance cases and anti-competitive behaviour issues.

Denmark > Dispute resolution

Nielsen Nørager has ‘an exceptionally high level of knowledge’ in public law disputes, particularly in relation to utilities and infrastructure projects. Other notable areas of expertise include tort law, state aid, public procurement, post-M&A and tax disputes. Eigil Lego Andersen, Henrik Peytz and Anders Valentiner-Branth jointly lead the group, which also includes Michael S. Wiisbye , who ‘stands out due to his exceptional insurance knowledge’.