Mr Søren Hornbæk Svendsen > Horten > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Energy and Supply Law, German Desk, Corporate and Commercial.


Søren Hornbæk Svendsen has more than 15 years’ experience working as an adviser to companies in the Energy Sector. Søren has special expertise assisting on the sale and purchase of companies, wind farms, oil and gas licences and other assets in the energy sector. Søren also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting energy sector contracts and handling regulatory matters in the energy sector.
Søren has experience from and understands the challenges of both sides of the table – from his more than 15 years with law firms and almost 10 years as General Counsel of DONG Energy and as Corporate Counsel with the industrial conglomerate FLSmidth.


Partner, Horten, 2005; General Counsel and Senior Vice President, DONG Energy, 2001-2005;
Corporate legal counsel, FLSmidth, 1996-2001


Scandinavian languages, German, English and Dutch.


Member, The Oil Gas Denmark Legal Committee; Chairman, The Board of the Danish Energy Law Association; Member, The Advisory Council to the Department of Energy Law at Oslo University; Member, The Committee for Energy and Climate Policy to the Organisation of Danish Industries; Member, The Advisory Board to the Centre for Enterprise Liability at Copenhagen University; International Bar Association; Danish Energy Law Association; Danish Gas Association; Deutsch-Nordische Juristenvereinigung


Programme for Executive Development (IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland) 2004: Magister iuris (Göttingen University, Germany) 1993: Master of law, 1991, the University of Copenhagen.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Søren Hornbæk SvendsenHorten

Horten‘s energy department is regularly involved in large-scale transactions relating to wind power, solar and biogas projects. It has a strong foothold within the Danish utilities sector, advising several major clients as well as growing its work for co-operatively held and other consumer-owned water and district heating utilities. Practice head Christian Tullberg and Søren Hornbæk Svendsen have extensive expertise in drafting energy sector contracts and handling the related regulatory matters, while René Frisdahl Jensen conducts cases before the courts and energy complaint boards. Klavs Gravesen is the key practitioner for issues relating to the government and municipalities.