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Lundsgaard & Partnere
GRØNNINGEN 25
1270 COPENHAGEN K
Denmark

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Litigation boutique Lundsgaard & Partnere houses ‘top-quality lawyers’ who assist clients with the full spectrum of arbitration and litigation matters. It is particularly strong in handling commercial disputes and is regularly instructed on professional liability cases, preliminary investigations and post-M&A disputes involving private equity funds. Spearheaded by Søren Lundsgaard, who clients call a ‘stand-out individual’, the team is also well-equipped to handle disputes within insurance and tort law. Arianne Svardal-Stelmer is also recommended.

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Testimonials

‘The practice is a boutique litigation firm with top-quality lawyers and that delivers top-quality results.’

‘The practice is well known as a strong litigation and arbitration boutique with Søren Lundsgaard as a stand-out individual.’

‘The team at Lundsgaard & Partnere has a deep knowledge of litigation and dispute resolution, provided with clarity and authority. They were particularly helpful in assisting us with understanding the Danish litigation landscape, key differences and how to approach matters.’

‘Arianne Svardal-Stelmer is definitely the next generation. She is thorough, resourceful and bright.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard is an exceptional lawyer with the ability to pick up on key points quickly. He also can deliver a devastating cross-examination in a number of languages – I have seen him do it and it is quite something!’

‘Daniel Engell is an excellent young lawyer and is a future leader in the litigation field.’

‘Highly professional with a friendly and sympathetic “interface”. Reachable and in sync with the client’s position and thoughts.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard has a unique position in the market for litigation lawyers in Denmark. He is exceptionally skilled both with regards to strategic preparation of the cases and the trial work as such. He is very much at home in a courtroom and knows his techniques with regards to the questioning of witnesses and parties. His skills as a trial lawyer stand out – if I am ever in trouble, I will want him by my side.’

Key clients

FSN Capital Partners A/S

AIG Europe Limited

AIG UK Limited

CNA Hardy

RiskPoint

P+ Pension Fund (previously The Pension Fund for Danish Lawyers and Economists)

New Nordic Advisors

Codan Forsikring A/S

Former CEO of EBH Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised FSN Capital Partners in an international arbitration case against the Luxembourg selling entity resulting in an arbitral award in the buyer’s favour with findings of wilful misconduct and fraud and awarding the buyer damages of €87m.
  • Represented former the Chairman of the Board of Directors in EIK Bank Danmark before the Supreme Court, a case where the bank’s former management was not found liable for damages.
  • Acted for a private equity fund in both an arbitration case and civil court litigation case relating to a post-M&A dispute following the acquisition of a Danish insurance company.

Denmark > Insurance Tier 2

Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration proceedings. It is instructed on a large number of professional liability cases representing directors, board members and financial institutions in court proceedings and preliminary investigations. The team also has expertise in post-M&A disputes that often involve private equity funds and W&I insurance claims. Practice head Søren Lundsgaard is an expert in professional liability insurance and also advises on policy conditions.

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Testimonials

‘I think the most unique thing they have is being involved in more or less all the relevant D&O cases on the side of the insured. I also think their approach to the actual defence of the insured group is quite unique. They understand the court room dynamics and the dynamics in a group with many D&O that are sued. It is not only the facts that are relevant. It is the whole defence strategy.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard is top of his field. He’s a personality in the whole field of D&O liability and is a key figure overall in the Danish Insurance and Liability network.’

‘Very good insurance litigation boutique law firm.’

‘Søren Lundsgaard is an excellent litigator and always keeps focus of the overall goal and strategy of the dispute.’

‘I like that the firm is specialized in the few things that they do. This reassures me that they are capable and up to date with the issues they are dealing with.’

‘Personal and solution oriented. A good atmosphere even when it is tough.’

Key clients

AIG Europe Limited

AIG UK Ltd

CNA Hardy

Codan Forsikring A/S (RSA)

RiskPoint

FSN Capital Partners A/S

New Nordic Advisors

Work highlights

  • Advised FSN Capital Partners A/S in relation to an M&A dispute where Warranty & Indemnity insurance limit was paid for damages related to its acquisition of the target company.
  • Regularly advises cross-boarder insurance companies as coverage counsel in complex legal disputes.

The firm: Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration. This specialisation is a unique characteristic of the firm, as no other law firm in Denmark has a similar profile or strategy.

The firm represents clients in some of the largest and most complicated cases currently heard by the Danish courts and conduct cases at all levels of the judicial system, including the Supreme Court. It specialises in conducting commercial cases of high complexity and often of great or general public importance.

Lundsgaard & Partnere has experience with cross-border cases involving, among other things, post M&A disputes, W&I Insurance, professional liability and D&O liability. The firm advises on the institution and handling of legal proceedings abroad, including limitation periods, conflict of laws rules and rules on jurisdiction, often in close co-operation with lawyers from the respective countries.

Areas of practice: Lundsgaard & Partnere is devoted to the practice areas of dispute resolution and insurance.

Dispute resolution: Lundsgaard & Partnere specialises in litigation and arbitration. The firm has extensive experience with litigation before the Danish Supreme Court, the Danish high courts, the Maritime and Commercial Court and the district courts, as well as with all types of arbitration.

Lundsgaard & Partnere offers a dedicated team providing a full range of advisory services, including analysis of the litigation risk, assessment of the financial implications of initiating a lawsuit compared to alternative dispute resolution methods, etc.

Lundsgaard & Partnere also attracts appointments as arbitrator in arbitration cases before the Danish Institute of Arbitration.

Insurance: Lundsgaard & Partnere provides legal assistance to several leading Danish and foreign insurance companies, businesses and insurance brokers. The firm is recognised for its high-quality work and deep insight, especially with regard to professional liability insurance, D&O insurance, W&I insurance, crime insurance and insurance relating to construction projects.

Lundsgaard & Partnere acts as coverage and monitoring counsel for insurance companies in a number of high-profile cases. Furthermore, the firm assists several insurance companies with the interpretation and preparation of insurance products, as well as with drawing up new insurance products.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dispute resolution & Insurance Søren Lundsgaard
Dispute resolution & Insurance Søren Bagger
Dispute resolution & Insurance Saskia Krüger Larsen
Dispute resolution & Insurance Arianne Svardal-Stelmer
Number of lawyers : 9
Danish
English
The scandinavian languages
Chambers & Partners

Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration. The firm represents clients in some of the largest and most complicated cases in Denmark. In addition, the firm has experience with international arbitration cases and other cross-border cases, including cases regarding limitation periods, conflict of law rules, and rules of jurisdiction. Lundsgaard & Partnere also works and collaborates with foreign lawyers in their respective countries.

The clients and cases

Lundsgaard & Partnere handles many large cases of high complexity that involve cross-border elements. The firm has, amongst other things, experience with cross-broader cases relating to post M&A disputes, W&I insurance, professional liability, and D&O liability.

The firm has worked with a diverse range of cases, including:

  • International arbitration case against a W&I Insurer,
  • International arbitration case against a Luxembourg selling entity with finding of wilful misconduct,
  • International arbitration case pertaining to projects located in United Kingdom and with involvement from multinational companies
  • Lundsgaard & Partnere represents the buyer in a civil court case against the ultimate beneficial owner of the seller, being an equity fund, etc.,
  • Assistance with a freezing injunction application on Guernsey,
  • One of the biggest financial collapses in Denmark with potential prospectus liability extending across borders, with threads to England, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, and Jersey,
  • Investigations regarding non-observance of consumer protection rules and a claim for damages in Liechtenstein
  • One of the biggest bank collapses in the Faroe Islands concerning D&O liability

It is against this background that Lundsgaard & Partnere is involved in significant cases with an international touch, where the firm assist their clients in handling and establishing a strategy for cross-border cases and legal disputes. Additionally, the firm have experience with conducting litigation in the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

The team

All lawyers at Lundsgaard & Partnere are specialised and experienced in dispute resolution. By virtue of this, the team will have extensive experience in litigation, just as it will be experienced on collaborating effectively and purposefully with the client. Moreover, the team is well-known for its deep knowledge related to insurance related matters.

The team at Lundsgaard & Partnere is a unique composition of diverse individuals who all contribute with their competencies, experience, and knowledge. Although the firm’s office is in Denmark, the firm practices, as listed above, high-profile cases that are cross-border related.

The firm’s reputation

Lundsgaard & Partners’ work is always carried out with special care and expertise, which is acknowledged by clients and other business partners.

The team of the firm is led by Søren Lundsgaard, who is known as an “excellent tactical lawyer who really puts himself out to help clients”. Søren Lundsgaard has experience in a wide range of topics, including his expertise in professional liability claims. Søren Lundsgaard is described by clients as one of the best litigators in Denmark and has extensive experience in high-profile cases with cross-border elements.


Diversity

Lundsgaard & Partnere acknowledges that diversity in the workplace widen the firm’s profile and thus may bring different competencies to achieve the best product for the client. Lundsgaard & Partnere takes the responsibility to ensure that every employee feels acknowledged and appreciated regardless of culture, gender, and religion.

Three out of the firm’s nine lawyers are women, herein 1 equity partner and 1 junior partner.

Discrimination

Lundsgaard & Partnere dissociates itself from discrimination in the workplace.

Pro bono

There is a tradition for lawyers to advise and provide legal assistance free of charge.

As an example, attorney Daniel Myhre Engell of Lundsgaard & Partnere regularly dedicates time to provide pro bono work and has been involved in providing legal advice at a residence as well as assisted refugees in family law-related matters.


CLIENT: Bo Berner-Hansen, Attorney
COMPANY/FIRM: AIG Europe S.A., Denmark Branch
TESTIMONIAL: “Lundsgaard & Partnere are very professional and experienced within dispute resolution. They are reliable, service-minded and provide good practical solutions.”


CLIENT: Filip Lampaert
COMPANY/FIRM: CNA Insurance Company (Europe) SA
TESTIMONIAL: “I have now worked almost 16 years with Soren Lundsgaard and his team in Denmark. Soren and his team provide very solid work in respect of our high value claims on D&O liability, professional liability, corporate litigation and insurance law in Denmark.

Soren and his team are very strong in finding a strategy in complex claims and bringing it to a good end. They very well think along the lines with the insurance companies. We have used Soren and his team also on claims in other countries, such as Iceland, because of that strategic thinking. I would highly recommend this team for the above-mentioned matters and I would even consider this team as the strongest team of lawyers I know in Continental Europe.”


CLIENT: Julie Ramhøj Meisner, SVP
COMPANY/FIRM: COWI
TESTIMONIAL: Working with Søren during extensive, international arbitration proceedings, we have benefitted from his great engagement and experience as well as his strong tactical and strategic skills. We give him our highest recommendations.

DENMARK

The firm: Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration. This specialisation is a unique characteristic of the firm, as no other law firm in Denmark has a similar profile or strategy.

The firm represents clients in some of the largest and most complicated cases currently heard by the Danish courts and conduct cases at all levels of the judicial system, including the Supreme Court. It specialises in conducting commercial cases of high complexity and often of great or general public importance.

Lundsgaard & Partnere has experience with cross-border cases involving, among other things, post M&A disputes, W&I Insurance, professional liability and D&O liability. The firm advises on the institution and handling of legal proceedings abroad, including limitation periods, conflict of laws rules and rules on jurisdiction, often in close co-operation with lawyers from the respective countries.

Areas of practice: Lundsgaard & Partnere is devoted to the practice areas of dispute resolution and insurance.

Dispute resolution: Lundsgaard & Partnere specialises in litigation and arbitration. The firm has extensive experience with litigation before the Danish Supreme Court, the Danish high courts, the Maritime and Commercial Court and the district courts, as well as with all types of arbitration.

Lundsgaard & Partnere offers a dedicated team providing a full range of advisory services, including analysis of the litigation risk, assessment of the financial implications of initiating a lawsuit compared to alternative dispute resolution methods, etc.

Lundsgaard & Partnere also attracts appointments as arbitrator in arbitration cases before the Danish Institute of Arbitration.

Insurance: Lundsgaard & Partnere provides legal assistance to several leading Danish and foreign insurance companies, businesses and insurance brokers. The firm is recognised for its high-quality work and deep insight, especially with regard to professional liability insurance, D&O insurance, W&I insurance, crime insurance and insurance relating to construction projects.

Lundsgaard & Partnere acts as coverage and monitoring counsel for insurance companies in a number of high-profile cases. Furthermore, the firm assists several insurance companies with the interpretation and preparation of insurance products, as well as with drawing up new insurance products.

DENMARK

The firm: Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration. This specialisation is a unique characteristic of the firm, as no other law firm in Denmark has a similar profile or strategy.

The firm represents clients in some of the largest and most complicated cases currently heard by the Danish courts and conduct cases at all levels of the judicial system, including the Supreme Court. It specialises in conducting commercial cases of high complexity and often of great or general public importance.

Lundsgaard & Partnere has experience with cross-border cases involving, among other things, post M&A disputes, W&I Insurance, professional liability and D&O liability. The firm advises on the institution and handling of legal proceedings abroad, including limitation periods, conflict of laws rules and rules on jurisdiction, often in close co-operation with lawyers from the respective countries.

Areas of practice: Lundsgaard & Partnere is devoted to the practice areas of dispute resolution and insurance.

Dispute resolution: Lundsgaard & Partnere specialises in litigation and arbitration. The firm has extensive experience with litigation before the Danish Supreme Court, the Danish high courts, the Maritime and Commercial Court and the district courts, as well as with all types of arbitration.

Lundsgaard & Partnere offers a dedicated team providing a full range of advisory services, including analysis of the litigation risk, assessment of the financial implications of initiating a lawsuit compared to alternative dispute resolution methods, etc.

Lundsgaard & Partnere also attracts appointments as arbitrator in arbitration cases before the Danish Institute of Arbitration.

Insurance: Lundsgaard & Partnere provides legal assistance to several leading Danish and foreign insurance companies, businesses and insurance brokers. The firm is recognised for its high-quality work and deep insight, especially with regard to professional liability insurance, D&O insurance, W&I insurance, crime insurance and insurance relating to construction projects.

Lundsgaard & Partnere acts as coverage and monitoring counsel for insurance companies in a number of high-profile cases. Furthermore, the firm assists several insurance companies with the interpretation and preparation of insurance products, as well as with drawing up new insurance products.