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


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

Providing ‘high-quality legal work’, Horten‘s banking and finance team advises on all types of financing matters, regulatory issues and financial instruments. Led by Lars Lüneborg, the team is particularly skilled at handling acquisition financing work and large corporate lending matters as well as real estate and construction financings. The group is also strong in project financing matters, with the ‘outstanding’ Claus Bennetsen advising on a 39.6MW Kuslin wind park project in Poland.