Mr Claus Bennetsen > Horten > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking and Finance.


Claus Bennetsen is specialised within banking and finance law. He has more than 20 years of experience advising banks, financial institutions and their customers about financing and reorganisation, including acquisition finance, financing of real estate portfolios and other major assets like windmills, and preparation of standard documentation.

Claus has special knowledge of and wide experience in organisation of cross-border financial transactions. In addition, he advises Danish and international fund managers, investment funds and hedge funds on fund management, and he also advises on the regulation of the financial sector, including the formation and operation of investment companies.

Claus also advises foreign groups’ Danish subsidiaries and a number of manufacturing, service and commercial companies, which he has often assisted in connection with acquisition or formation.


Partner, Horten, 2009; Right of audience before the High Court, 1992; Admitted to the Danish bar, 1991;


Scandinavian languages, English, French and German.


Board member of Berlin Residential Holding A/S; FOCOFIMA Advisory Board, The University of Copenhagen; The International Bar Association; The Danish Association for Banking and Finance Law; The Danish Society of Finance Analysts; Nordic Capital Markets Forum; The Danish Association of Corporate Law; Hellerup Rotary Klub.


LL.M., the University of London, 1988; Master of Laws, the University of Aarhus, 1987; Auditeur libre, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 1987.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Banking and finance

Led by Claus Bennetsen, the ‘responsive and knowledgeableHorten banking and finance group has a strong reputation for financing matters, regulatory issues and financial instrument work. Bennetsen focuses on acquisition, property and project financings, while Lars Lüneborg, who is praised as ‘very attentive and hands-on’, handles a range of syndicated lending, leveraged finance and financial restructuring mandates. Elsewhere, the group is noted for its financial litigation experience. Clients span financial institutions, leasing companies, funds, asset managers and public institutions.