Mr Morten Schwartz Nielsen > Lund Elmer Sandager > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Lund Elmer Sandager
Morten Schwartz Nielsen photo

Work Department

Debt Collection and Foreclosures, Banking and Finance, Corporate Commercial, Litigation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, IT and Technology, Innovation


Partner, Attorney (Danish Supreme Court)

Morten Schwartz Nielsen is a litigation attorney and specialises in commercial disputes before all court instances and arbitration tribunals. As an area of expertise, Morten handles complex litigation and arbitration disputes by successfully setting out the case strategy, assessing the likelihood of a successful outcome, and maintaining control of the case as it progresses. His cases have included shareholder class-actions for recovery of losses and the defending of directors against liability claims.

Morten has been a deputy High Court Judge, where he gained particular insight into conducting litigation efficiently.

As an acknowledged expert within finance law, particularly in leasing, he has published several articles and books on the subject.

Morten also works with corporate law, securities law, M&A and as Member of Board of Directors.

Morten advice a large number of companies – especially within the financial sector and has extensive experience with cross-border cases.

Additionally, Morten serves on multiple boards and holds several positions of trust. In 2009, he received a grant in recognition of an extraordinary effort for the benefit of the legal profession.

Finally, Morten was acting on behalf of shareholders in the OW Bunker lawsuit against one of the World’s largest Marine Fuel Traders in the global shipping and oil trading industry.

Positions of trust
The Danish Bar and Law Society, Procedural Law Committee, 2012- present
External examiner at University of Copenhagen, Law Department 
Chairman of the Danish Association of Attorneys and Assistant Attorneys, 2006-2010
Deputy Chairman of the Danish Association of Attorneys and Assistant Attorneys, 2004-2006
European Young Bar Association, Vice President 2008-2010


Financial Leasing – a form of financing, DJØF, 2017
Debt Recovery – Collection in Theory and Practice, DJØF, 2015
Asset Recovery 2013 – Getting The Deal Through, October 2012
Dispute Resolution 2013, Getting The Deal Through, July 2012
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions 2014 Edition
Finansial Leasing – a type of financing, DJØF, 2010


Danders & More (Osborne Clarke)
Jan Anker Rasmussen law firm


Scandinavian languages, English


The Danish Arbitration Association 
The Danish Association of Procedural Law Attorneys
The Association of Danish Law Firms
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
European Young Bar Association
American Bar Association


Diploma in Business Excellency (DBE), Copenhagen Business School, 2014
Columbia Business School, 2013
Law Firm Management, 2012
Admitted to the Danish Bar, 2004
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Dispute resolution

Lund Elmer Sandager’s expertise runs the gamut of commercial disputes, ranging from real estate and construction cases to liability and debt collection mandates. Practice head Morten Schwartz Nielsen also has a track record in class actions and finance-related disputes including cases relating to capital market transactions, M&A and financial lease contracts.