Firm Profile > Lund Elmer Sandager > Copenhagen, Denmark
Lund Elmer Sandager Offices
KALVEBOD BRYGGE 39-41
1560 COPENHAGEN V
Lund Elmer Sandager > The Legal 500 Rankings
Lund Elmer Sandager's practice advises on GDPR compliance and regularly assists with data documentation, project management issues and the data implementation elements of IT and technology projects; members of the practice also act as DPO for several companies. Practice head Torsten Hylleberg counts IT, automotive and media companies as clients and handles the interpretation and implementation of data privacy regulations. The team is also active in data litigation.
Insolvency Tier 2
Lund Elmer Sandager regularly acts as trustee and administrator. The firm also assists creditors and financial institutions with the recovery of assets and on the renegotiation of loan facilities, which involves expertise in financial and corporate restructuring. The practice handles insolvencies in the agricultural, human resources, real estate and hospitality sectors. Christian B. Elmer leads the team and has experience in acting for both creditors and insolvent corporations.
Solid and experienced team, easy to talk to and corporate with, pragmatic and good at finding solutions
Lund Elmer Sandager handles M&A transactions in the private equity space and assists industrial clients with the employment, IP and real estate aspects of mergers and share capital acquisitions. The group also has expertise in company reorganisations, commercial contracts, deal structures and shareholder agreements. Practice head Jacob Roesen is experienced in cross-border work with clients spanning small companies and large corporations. Key sector expertise for the team encompasses the pharmaceuticals, telecoms and food manufacturing industries.
High-quality legal services at competitive prices
Lund Elmer Sandager have a high sense of service, a pragmatic and modern approach and their response time is very fast
In my experience the M&A-team is very efficient and obviously committed to a partner-driven approach ensuring top quality legal work (which is always the crux of the matter)
For me, working with Jacob Roesen has been a delight. He is a highly skilled and forward-thinking lawyer. He brings star quality to the M&A team of Lund Elmer Sandager
Generally, Jacob Roesen is personally much more involved in matters than the average M&A-partner in a big law firm. I have worked with larger, top-tier law firms, but I find that the quality of Jacob Roesen’s work is superior to the top-tier firms that I have worked with. He is one of the absolute best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is very responsive and always on top of every issue. He makes complex matters seem easy to handle. Jacob Roesen has a great eye for details but still works with an extremely fast response time. Every time I contact him he gets back to me immediately
Contera Pharma ApS
Flensted Food Group
Viggo HQ ApS
Agilitas Private Equity
Information technology Tier 3
Lund Elmer Sandager has experience in IT outsourcing, the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, system development and delivery processes. The practice also advises on procurement processes, hosting and cloud licensing, as well as on e-commerce and IT-related M&A. Torsten Hylleberg was promoted to associate partner in July 2019 and jointly heads the practice with Claus Spangenberg, who regularly represents in IT disputes. The team is also experienced in assisting with regulatory matters regarding application development.
Wide IT competences
Torsten Hylleberg is very knowledgeable about GDPR issues
Torsten Hylleberg is a very ‘hands-on’ guy and we surely appreciated working with him
Dispute resolution Tier 4
The practice at Lund Elmer Sandager handles commercial disputes with notable expertise in real estate and construction, liability and debt collection cases. The firm is also experienced in class actions with additional knowledge of capital markets and M&A-related claims and disputes relating to indemnity and liability issues brought against board members and senior management. Practice head Morten Schwartz Nielsen is a key contact for financial sector clients.
‘I have used Lund Elmer Sandager as external lawyers for our business in Denmark for the past two years. I have found them to be professional in advising businesses based outside Denmark on Denmark legislation and the court system in Denmark. They are extremely professional and provide advice as a client would expect it (understandable and pragmatic). The added complication of language barriers is no problem for Lund Elmer Sandager or their understanding of how English lawyers would like to receive their advice. I thoroughly recommend them having used multiple Danish firms.’
‘Morten Schwartz Nielsen. A knowledgeable litigator that has been heavily involved in high profile litigation for international businesses.’
Radius Elnet A/S
De Lage Landen Finans
Iveco Danmark A/S
Ricoh Danmark A/S
Siemens Financial Services AB
Ørsted Sales & Distribution A/S
DSV Road A/S
OW Bunker investors
Employment Tier 4
Lund Elmer Sandager's non-contentious and contentious employment work for domestic and international companies spans assisting with employee reorganisation issues and drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Practice head Michael Møller Nielsen has expertise in remuneration issues in the financial sector and also handles pension fund-related employment matters. The group's client roster is notably populated with companies in the aviation, medical, technology and IT, banking and financial services sectors.
They return quickly on request and I always appreciate their advice. I trust them and they are extremely professional
The company has a unique approach to its customers including through network meetings. Here it is possible to meet other customers and discuss the challenges you have. For example, in GDPR issues. In addition, the company has the ability to quickly and accurately understand problems and challenges
Excellent at creating a trusting relationship. Excellent at asking us the right questions and finding answers to complex problems. Sharp in legal judgments and rhetoric. Good for making the legal language and content understandable to the layman
The Food and Agriculture Council
B. Braun Medical A/S
Private school of Stenløse (Stenløse privatskole)
Real estate and construction Tier 4
Lund Elmer Sandager advises contractors, construction companies, engineers and architects as well as investors and project service providers on matters related to property transactions, project contracts, project development, residential leasing and commercial leasing. The practice is also experienced in representing in arbitration and litigation arising from construction disputes. Practice head Steen Raagaard Andersen is a real estate expert and regularly assists with the sale and purchase of properties.
Schneider Electric Denmark A/S
Skonto Enterprises GMBH
Lund Elmer Sandager > Firm Profile
The firm: Lund Elmer Sandager is a mid-size, full-service law firm dedicated to advising clients on commercial legal issues and legislation.
The firm’s primary activities include counselling and advising clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, company law, IP rights, real estate, tenancy law, construction law, financing, employment law, contracts, agency and sole distributorship matters, shareholders’ agreements and insolvency law.
Lund Elmer Sandager dates back to 1877, and as a result of a series of mergers, as well as organic growth, we have continued to increase in size to a current staff of approximately 100 people, 36 of whom are attorneys.
The client base is comprehensive, spanning many categories, such as small sole traders, large individual proprietorships and family businesses, as well as listed companies and international groups.
Lund Elmer Sandager has worked for international clients for many years and, therefore, has extensive experience and thorough knowledge of international matters. Through this work, they have established close personal relations with leading law firms throughout Europe and the Americas which clients are benefiting from in the ever more globalized, commercial environment.
The firm value strong and long-lasting client relationships and render short, to the point practical legal advice.
Areas of practice: Lund Elmer Sandager’s extensive domestic and international practice is organized into flexible practice groups covering the core areas: commercial law, real estate, probate and insolvency law. In turn, each of these categories comprises a number of specialist areas such as corporate finance, commercial, M&A, real estate, construction, insolvency, IT, employment, dispute resolution and IP.
|Corporate commercial and company||Carsten Brink|
|Corporate commercial and company||Philip Baruch|
|Corporate commercial and company||Ulrik Bayer|
|Corporate commercial and company||Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen|
|Corporate commercial and company||Peter Sørensen|
|Corporate commercial and company||Linea Conforti|
|M&A||Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen|
|Insolvency and administration of estates||Christian B Elmer|
|Insolvency and administration of estates||Nete Weber|
|Real estate and development||Steen Raagaard Andersen|
|Real estate and development||Henrik Stamp|
|Labour and employment||Michael Møller Nielsen|
|Litigation and arbitration||Morten Schwartz Nielsen|
|Competition/intellectual property||David Frølich|
|Competition/intellectual property||Torsten Hylleberg|
|Banking, finance and leasing||Morten Schwartz Nielsen|
|Banking, finance and leasing||Mads Gierding|
|Banking, finance and leasing||Philip Baruch|
|Collection services||Morten Schwartz Nielsen|
|Collection services||Mads Gierding|
|Renewable energy||Carsten Brink|
|IT and technology||Torsten Hylleberg|
|Mr Steen Raagaard Andersen||View Profile|
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|Mr Christoffer Sidelmann Borg||View Profile|
|Mr Carsten Brink||View Profile|
|Mrs Lærke Bruun Hansen||View Profile|
|Mr Kristian Buus-Nielsen||View Profile|
|Mrs Linea R Conforti||View Profile|
|Mr Joachim Lykke Dresner||View Profile|
|Mr Christian B Elmer||View Profile|
|Mrs Julie Flindt Rasmussen||View Profile|
|Mr Mads Gierding||View Profile|
|Mr Henrik Høpner||View Profile|
|Mr Torsten Vagn Hansen||View Profile|
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|Mr Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen||View Profile|
|Mr Kjeld Jørgensen||View Profile|
|Ms Natasja Kristiansen||View Profile|
|Mr Michael Møller Nielsen||View Profile|
|Mr Morten Schwartz Nielsen||View Profile|
|Mr Christian Petri||View Profile|
|Mr Anders Linde Reislev||View Profile|
|Mr Jacob Roesen||View Profile|
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|Mr Peter Sørensen||View Profile|
|Mr Claus Spangenberg||View Profile|
|Mrs Annacarina Staunstrup||View Profile|
|Mr Mathias Toxværd||View Profile|
|Mrs Nete Weber||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 36
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian Portuguese The Scandnavian languages
Jacob Roesen, PartnerHead of M&A Jacob Roesen explains how Lund Elmer Sandager differentiates and adds values to clients
What do you see as the main points that differentiate Lund Elmer Sandager from your competitors?
Our advice goes beyond legal matters to ensure that clients’ commercial and strategic needs are met. We are trusted advisors who participate actively in the strategic development process. General consulting is never in our agenda – targeted, bespoke consulting is.
We take pride in providing our clients with straight answers, clear direction and pragmatic solutions. We are large enough to advise on the most complex matters, but still not bigger than we ensure that both our people and our legal work remain excellent and committed.
We strive to offer a lean and more direct process than what is normally expected when it comes to law firms. There will typically be one fixed key person. A single person will consistently be on top of a lean team, which subsequently eradicates clients’ frustrations of having to deal with too many unnecessary people or lengthy process to solve one problem. Fewer key people, at the end of the day, also mean fewer hours on our clients’ invoices.
Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
I head our M&A practice and I am certain that we will continue to increase our share in the Danish M&A market. I firmly believe that customers will always be the main driver of any company in any industry. This holds true for us here at Lund Elmer Sandager as well. We build personal and long-lasting client relationships by providing actionable and to-the-point legal advice.
We also expect growth within practice areas such as real estate, litigation, IT/GDPR and banking and finance.
What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?
Our overall aim is to consistently advice and provide service to our clients in the best way, including leveraging technology in new ways. In line with this, Lund Elmer Sandager has invested heavily in technology to provide our clients with the most efficient and cost-effective service coupled with our legal excellence and personal commitment.
Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?
We are continuously optimizing our processes, and obviously technology is a big part of this. Lund Elmer Sandager is a law firm built with rich history, dating back to 1877. 150 years of persistent growth obviously showcases our strength in evolving with the times and innovating with technology without losing our core strength – great people with strong legal skills.
Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?
To add value as a trusted advisor, you need to know your client´s business challenges, and I am proactive in calling my clients and discussing business opportunities, legal issues and creative solutions. As an M&A-lawyer, I help my clients in originating M&A-deals and finding investors etc. For instance, earlier this year I advised on the execution of an international merger between initially four independent companies from three different countries, and this international merger was something that I personally initiated. I came up with the idea and I found the lead-investor.
With my client´s best interest in mind, I also often refer clients to other advisors that I know are responsive and whom I trust. In the same way, whenever somebody makes a referral to me, I am always very responsive and make sure that I live up to the trust placed in me. By making such good referrals you can definitely add value for your clients.
Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?
Yes, definitely. Clients value stability and our reliable advice, also outside the scope of traditional legal work.
In three years´ time, we will continue to apply what works best to meet the needs of our clients and to keep abreast with technological advances.