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Lundsgaard & Partnere Offices
1270 COPENHAGEN K
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Lundsgaard & Partnere > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution Tier 2
‘Super strong litigation boutique’ Lundsgaard & Partnere is instructed on a diverse set of arbitration and litigation matters and is best known for acting in insurance and tort law claims. Acting for a wide variety of insurance, commercial, construction and financial sector clients, the group's other notable strengths include professional liability court proceedings and preliminary investigations as well as post-M&A disputes involving private equity funds. The department is headed up by Søren Lundsgaard, who is singled out as ‘an excellent lawyer with great knowledge of Danish arbitration law’.
Other key lawyers:
Saskia Krüger Larsen; Arianne Svardal-Stelmer
‘The team is a super strong litigation boutique in Copenhagen.’
‘Fully focused on litigation in every form. Hard-working and totally committed to helping the client understand the problems.’
‘The team is dedicated and relentless in pursuing your best interests. They are coordinated and proactive in their advice.’
‘I have worked closely with Søren Lundsgaard for the last two years on a major arbitration project and he was an excellent lawyer with great knowledge of Danish arbitration law as well as being a super advocate – his cross-examination of an expert witness was truly magnificent!’
FSN Capital Partners A/S
AIG Europe Limited
The Pension Fund for Danish Lawyers and Economists
New Nordic Advisors
Insurance Tier 2
Lundsgaard & Partnere’s insurance team is led by Søren Lundsgaard, who has extensive experience in professional liability cases, representing directors and board members in court proceedings and preliminary investigations. As a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration proceedings, the firm also acts in general commercial and D&O disputes, as well as advising on the interpretation and preparation of new insurance products. The team has cross-border insurance experience, especially in litigation concerning Faroe Islands and Greenland entities.
‘I think the experience and skill when handling complex D&O court cases is near the very top of the Danish market – if not the top. The dedication and knowledge are highly respected by us.’
‘Søren Lundsgaard is a very clever insurance litigator.’
‘I primarily work with Søren Lundsgaard. I believe he stands out due to a combination of, on one side, knowledge and experience – something that some other peers also have – but in, on the other side, the tactical understanding of defending a D&O claim, from the complex legal arguments down to the practicalities of getting the D&O’s to work together in the most efficient way. It is of outmost importance to have an understanding of all the dynamics in a D&O case in order to make the best strategy and I have always been impressed with Søren’s tactical approach.’
AIG Europe Limited
Codan Forsikring A/S (RSA)
FSN Capital Partners A/S
Lundsgaard & Partnere > Firm Profile
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.
|Dispute resolution & Insurance||Søren Lundsgaard|
|Dispute resolution & Insurance||Søren Bagger|
|Dispute resolution & Insurance||Saskia Krüger Larsen|
|Dispute resolution & Insurance||Arianne Svardal-Stelmer|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 10
MembershipsChambers & 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,
- 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.
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.
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.
Five out of the firm’s twelve lawyers are women, including 1 equity partner and 1 junior partner.
Lundsgaard & Partnere dissociates itself from discrimination in the workplace.
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
COMPANY/FIRM: AIG Europe S.A.
TESTIMONIAL: “Søren Lundsgaard and Arianne Svardal-Stelmer 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.”
Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration. The firm is one of the market leaders in Denmark within litigation, professional indemnity and insurance, providing advisory services to national and international clients. Lundsgaard & Partnere has a large portfolio of professional liability cases, representing board members, directors, lawyers, accountants, technical advisors and financial institutions in relation to court proceedings, analyses and preliminarily investigations, often at the request of the client’s professional indemnity insurer. Lundsgaard & Partnere also represents leading clients, for example private equity funds, in commercial disputes and disputes arising from M&A transactions related to breach of contract.
Litigation is Lundsgaard & Partnere’s specialty and niche. Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique highly specialized in litigation, professional indemnity and insurance and is one of the market leaders in these fields of practice, providing advisory services to national as well as international clients.
Lundsgaard & Partnere offers a dedicated team providing full service regarding case handling, and Lundsgaard & Partnere’s advisory services encompass, among others, dispute resolution methods, litigation risk assessment, etc.
The team has extensive experience conducting litigation before the Danish Supreme Court, the Danish High Courts, the Maritime and Commercial Court in Copenhagen and the district courts, as well as all types of arbitration.
At the heart of the team is attorney-at law Søren Lundsgaard, a highly sought after and well-respected litigator, who undertakes numerous highly published cases and test cases, including test cases before the Supreme Court.
Lundsgaard & Partnere is often requested by professional indemnity insurers and, as a result, Lundsgaard & Partnere has a large portfolio of professional liability cases, assisting board members, directors, lawyers, accountants, technical advisors and financial institutions with investigations and preparatory steps as well as in court proceedings concerning professional liability and directors’ and officers’ liability. Furthermore, Lundsgaard & Partnere represents leading clients, for example private equity funds, in commercial disputes and disputes arising from M&A transactions related to breach of contract.
Lundsgaard & Partnere represents clients in some of the biggest and most complicated cases currently going through the Danish courts and arbitral tribunals.