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Lund Elmer Sandager

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Lund Elmer Sandager acts for a wide-ranging client base, including international clients in the Danish market as well as foreign corporate groups. The practice has strong GDPR capabilities, with practice head Torsten Hylleberg being an expert in this area, leveraging a ‘rare combination of razor-sharp legal knowledge with a deep understanding of the IT business’. The team also advises on compliance policies, represents clients in contentious work, and acts as DPO for a variety of clients.

Practice head(s):

Torsten Hylleberg

Other key lawyers:

Anders Linde Reislev


‘Lund Elmer Sandager has a very professional attitude towards its clients. The assigned contact person will follow you in any legal area, so you have the optimal service from day one. This makes them very trustworthy and as a client, you feel that they have a general interest in a good partnership and are not just in it for the money.’

‘LES has a wide range of in-house specialists = call one team, and you get the necessary help.’

‘They are always prepared and work professionally.’

‘Lund Elmer Sandager is a good-sized team that combines solid legal expertise with great availability.’

‘Torsten Hylleberg possesses a rare combination of razor-sharp legal knowledge and a deep understanding of the IT business.’

‘High degree of flexibility and quality in the deliverables.’

‘The team was very quick and professional at understanding the task that needed to be solved and also allocating the right individuals to handle the specific task.’

‘Anders Linde Reislev is very skilled within the area of data privacy and data protection. He is focused, fast and pleasant to work with. He has been quick at returning calls and/or mails and has been excellent at suggesting a good way forward while keeping track of corrections.’

Key clients


Bagu IT

Data and More





Justface Fitness ApS/Justface Retail ApS


Autobranchen Denmark


Toyota Financial Services

FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S

TV2 Lorry Broadcasting

Nextway Software A/S

Studynow ApS

S.A.C. A/S

Square Meter ApS

Viggo Energy

Work highlights

  • Assisting the members of DJØF with GDPR related questions.
  • Assisting Autobranchen Danmark in relation to a project on personal data protection for its 1200 members.
  • Advising the eight TV2 Regions on GDPR compliance.

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 2

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Led by Jacob Roesen, the team at Lund Elmer Sandager handles M&A transactions across a wide range of sectors, with strength in private equity mandaes. The firm has a longstanding corporate client base, particularly industrial companies, and has extensive experience advising on business set-ups, corporate restructurings and contractual matters.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Roesen

Other key lawyers:

Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen

Key clients

Lagercrantz Group

Qatar Airways

Bukwang Pharmaceutical

CNH Industrial Denmark A/S

Teilman Group


Datacon Enterprise Solutions

Alternative Equity Partners

Iveco Danmark A/S

Danoffice IT

Cibicom A/S

Reconor A/S

Contera Pharma ApS

FCA Capital Danmark A/S

Basisbank A/S

ProfilService A/S

Power Media Group ApS

Moment A/S

ProScavenge ApS

Lakrids by Bülow

Arthur Hotels

All Things Live

Work highlights

  • Assisted ProfilService A/S with the sale of shares to Den Sociale Kapitalfond Invest.
  • Advised the founders of HydroPen on the sale to VIKING.
  • Assisted Danoffice IT ApS with the acquisition of Edgemo A/S.

Denmark > Employment Tier 3

Lund Elmer Sandager acts for employers on a broad range of labour and employment matters, advising multinational clients as well as leading names in the Danish market. The team is well-equipped to handle employment law disputes and has particular strength in the aviation, medical, technology and IT, pension and financial services sectors. Practice head Michael Møller Nielsen has expertise in both collective and individual employment law, while Julie Flindt Rasmussen provides support on issues related to GDPR.

Practice head(s):

Michael Møller Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Julie Flindt Rasmussen

Key clients

Ryanair Ltd

Malta Air

Espresso House

PPG Industries Scandinavia

Resurs Bank

The Danish Food and Agriculture Council

Globalization Partners

Fehmarn Belt Contractors I/S

ABS Europe

De Lage Landen Finans Danmark

Nordicals København

Metro Therm

Vueling Airlines


B. Braun Medical A/S

Team Aktiv

Work highlights

  • Advised Fehmarn Belt Contractors on collective bargaining agreements.
  • Assisted a client in two principle court cases on force majeure in connection with Covid-19 and termination of employees.
  • Assisting a former manager at NETS who was forced to exit a management investment bonus programme.

Denmark > Information technology Tier 3

Primarily focusing on IT contracts, outsourcings, hosting issues and cloud licensing work, the IT group at Lund Elmer Sandager serves a wide-ranging client base, including international clients in the Danish market.  The team is jointly led by certified IT lawyer Torsten Hylleberg and Claus Spangenberg, who handles the acquisition and implementation of large and complex IT solutions.

Practice head(s):

Torsten Hylleberg; Claus Spangenberg


‘Claus and his team has clearly a lot of experience, when it comes to the problems that often evolve under IT-projects. Claus and his team has a preventive, realistic and strategic approach, under which you are certain that all scenarios are thought through.’

‘Claus is a very likable sympathetic, but sharp kind of person, which makes you feel comfortable and listened to as a customer.’

Key clients

Autobranchen Danmark


Toyota Denmark

Process Factory

TV2 Regions


Freja Transport & Logistics


Toyota Financial Services Danmark


Gorm Agency





Justface Fitness ApS / Justface Retail ApS


Toyota Insurance Management

Danoffice IT


Work highlights

  • Acted for Alldialogue, a software development company, in a contractual dispute with an important public/governmental customer.
  • Assisting Autobranchen Danmark with complex contract negotiations and drafting of inbound licensing agreements and supplier agreements for Autobranchen Danmark.
  • Advising TV2 Regions Broadcasting on IT and technology agreements, mainly outsourcing and technology licensing agreements as well as drafting privacy policies, drafting and negotiations of standard data processing agreements.

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Lund Elmer Sandager covers the full spectrum of commercial disputes, from class actions and liability cases to specialised disputes relating to capital market transactions and complex financial matters. Practice head Morten Schwartz Nielsen  is ‘outstanding’ and handles financial disputes that often involves a cross-border element. The group also has expertise in international arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

Morten Schwartz Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Kristian Buus-Nielsen; Ulrik Bayer


‘A very dedicated team of employees at Lund Elmer Sandager. Good portal to work with.’

‘The team is strong both in Danish and international affairs. They always respond fast and with high-quality input.’

‘Morten and his team deliver at all times. We consider them a valuable part of our business and include them in our daily operations. They have great strength in knowing our industry and business, which puts them in a unique position to advise us.’

‘The team has a great ability to be very knowledgeable about our company, its strategy and market position. This positions them to give us advice that fits perfectly with our company and keeps its development on hand. The combination of legal advice and know-how of our company is a great strength.’

‘Highly experienced law firm with full-service litigation expertise.’

‘I have worked exclusively with the litigation department at Lund Elmer Sandager. The team is knowledgeable, transparent and helpful in the way it sets out its advice.’

‘The litigation team is experienced and has been instructed on some of the largest litigation cases in Denmark and is involved in international matters. The practice has a good insight into various industries, especially financial services.’

‘Morten Schwartz Nielsen – an outstanding partner with excellent experience. Really hands-on with difficult issues, a real trial advocate and a real workhorse in paper-heavy cases.’

Key clients

Association of OW Bunker investors


Grenkeleasing ApS

H. C. Hansen

Iveco Danmark A/S

Radius Elnet A/S

Velkommen A/S

TechToPay Limited


Siemens Financial Services

Ricoh Danmark A/S

Nellemann Leasing A/S

De Lage Landen

Ørsted Sales & Distribution A/S

Basisbank A/S

Work highlights

  • Representing investors in a class action on liability after the collapse of OW Bunker A/S.
  • Assisted a client in a matter regarding non-payment of outstanding amounts.
  • Assisted H.C. Holding Investeringsaktieselskab in a matter regarding a financial liability dispute.

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Highly specialised in project developments, Lund Elmer Sandager advises a broad client base including contractors, engineers, architects and service providers. Steen Raagaard Andersen has extensive expertise in the sale and purchase of properties, while practice head Mathias Toxværd is considered by clients to be a ‘valuable asset’. 

Practice head(s):

Mathias Toxværd

Other key lawyers:

Steen Raagaard Andersen; Erik Hovgaard


‘Detailed and focused work with 24/7 service. Mathias Toxværd is a valuable asset.’

Key clients

Nectar Invest A/S

Nebbegård P/S (Kongeegen A/S)

Sjælsø Management

Junker – Projektudvikling A/S


Rias A/S

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 Ulrik Bayer
Corporate commercial and company Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen
Corporate commercial and company Peter Sørensen
Corporate commercial and company Linea Conforti
M&A Jacob Roesen
M&A Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen
Insolvency and administration of estates Christian B Elmer
Insolvency and administration of estates Nete Weber
Real estate and development Henrik Stamp
Labour and employment Michael Møller Nielsen
Litigation and arbitration Morten Schwartz Nielsen
Competition/intellectual property Torsten Hylleberg
Banking, finance and leasing Morten Schwartz Nielsen
Collection services Morten Schwartz Nielsen
Criminal Henrik Høpner
Renewable energy Carsten Brink
IT and technology Torsten Hylleberg
Mr Ulrik Bayer photo Mr Ulrik BayerPartner, Attorney (Danish Supreme Court)
Mr Christoffer Sidelmann Borg photo Mr Christoffer Sidelmann BorgAttorney Christoffer Sidelmann Borg is Attorney in the department Corporate Commercial. He…
Mr Carsten Brink photo Mr Carsten BrinkCorporte Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Environment & Energy, Intellectual Property, Litigation &…
Mrs Lærke Bruun Hansen photo Mrs Lærke Bruun HansenAttorney. Lærke Bruun Hansen is attorney in the department of insolvency and…
Mr Kristian Buus-Nielsen photo Mr Kristian Buus-NielsenAssociate Partner, Attorney (Danish Supreme Court) Kristian Ambjørn Buus-Nielsen began working in…
Mrs Linea R Conforti photo Mrs Linea R ConfortiPartner, Attorney (Danish High Court). Linea R. Conforti is Partner and specialises in…
Mr Joachim Lykke Dresner photo Mr Joachim Lykke DresnerAttorney, BDM Joachim Dresner is Attorney and Business Development Manager. As Attorney,…
Mr Christian B Elmer photo Mr Christian B ElmerPartner, Attorney (Danish High Court) Christian B. Elmer is a permanent trustee…
Mrs Julie Flindt Rasmussen photo Mrs Julie Flindt RasmussenAttorney. Julie Flindt Rasmussen is attorney in the employment law department and…
Mr Torsten Vagn Hansen photo Mr Torsten Vagn HansenSpecialist Attorney. Torsten Vagn Hansen is a certified insolvency attorney and has…
Mr Torsten Hylleberg photo Mr Torsten HyllebergAssociate Partner, Certified IT Attorney, Head of IT Law
Mr Henrik Høpner photo Mr Henrik HøpnerPartner, Attorney (Danish Surpreme Court). Henrik Høpner is highly specialized within three…
Mr Kjeld Jørgensen photo Mr Kjeld JørgensenPartner, Attorney (Danish Supreme Court) Kjeld Jørgensen has extensive experience in the…
Mr Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen photo Mr Nicolai Fløe JørgensenPartner, Attorney Nicolai Fløe Jørgensen specialises in M&A and corporate law. He…
Mr Michael Møller Nielsen photo Mr Michael Møller NielsenPartner, Attorney (Danish High Court) Michael is Partner and the Head of…
Mr Morten Schwartz Nielsen photo Mr Morten Schwartz NielsenPartner, Attorney (Danish Supreme Court) Morten Schwartz Nielsen is a litigation attorney…
Mr Christian Petri photo Mr Christian PetriPartner, Attorney (Danish Surpreme Court)
Mr Anders Linde Reislev photo Mr Anders Linde ReislevAttorney Anders Linde Reislev is an Attorney in the Corporate Commercial department,…
Mr Jacob Roesen photo Mr Jacob RoesenPartner, Attorney Jacob specialises in M&A transactions, ranging from small companies to…
Mr Sebastian Rungby photo Mr Sebastian RungbyAssociate Partner, Attorney Sebastian Rungby advises domestic and international companies on sale and purchase of companies…
Mr Claus Spangenberg photo Mr Claus SpangenbergPartner, Attorney (Danish High Court) Claus Spangenberg has more than 25 years…
Mrs Annacarina Staunstrup photo Mrs Annacarina StaunstrupAnnacarina Staunstrup is specialized in corporate law, M&A as well as negotiating…
Mr Peter Sørensen photo Mr Peter SørensenPartner, Attorney (Danish High Court) Peter Sørensen advises many Danish companies and…
Mr Jonas Tofte Bøndergaard photo Mr Jonas Tofte BøndergaardAttorney
Mr Mathias Toxværd photo Mr Mathias ToxværdPartner, Attorney (Danish Supreme Court) Mathias Toxværd advises on real estate, right of…
Mrs Nete Weber photo Mrs Nete WeberPartner, Attorney (Danish High Court) Nete Weber advises on all issues pertaining to…
Number of lawyers : 36
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Jacob Roesen, Partner

Head 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.