Firm Profile > Lundgrens > Copenhagen, Denmark

Lundgrens
TUBORG BOULEVARD 12
2900 HELLERUP
Denmark

Real estate and construction Tier 1

The real estate and construction team at Lundgrens, which is headed up by Tobias Vieth, advises clients on an assortment of construction, residential and commercial lease issues, as well as real estate transactions and project development matters. In addition, Niels Gram-Hanssen is particularly adept at managing controlled sales processes involving large property portfolios, while Lars Kjær focuses on real estate financing mandates. Promoted to partner in mid-2020, Ann Frølund Winther mainly advises international investors on complex real estate corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Tobias Vieth

Other key lawyers:

Pedram Moghaddam; Lars Kjær; Niels Gram-Hanssen; Thomas Stampe; Ann Frølund Winther

Testimonials

‘They understand the weaknesses and strengths of the construction industry, and make sure that the client is always best served with the best solution.’

‘Being a lawyer is about much more than knowing paragraphs and legal texts. A good lawyer has a business understanding and can think of new solutions for the clients. That is why I have chosen Pedram Moghaddam.’

‘Lundgren’s lawyers do a lot to ensure that clients stay informed during the course of the case and update the client in a good and constructive way. Lundgrens wants to create results for the clients, including solutions to the cases that benefit the parties to the case.’

‘Lawyer Thomas Stampe is a result-creating lawyer for his clients, will help his clients to create more business. His knowledge of real estate is very good.’

‘Ann Winther is a very hardworking lawyer with key knowledge about property transactions and very thorough with her work which benefits the clients.’

‘Tobias Vieth and Niels Gram-Hanssen both have a first-class reputation and network.’

‘Outstanding professionalism and a personal approach – despite the size of the practice.’

Key clients

Blackstone Real Estate Group L.P.

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Spar Nord Bank A/S

SG Group

NREP (Nordic Real Estate Partners)

Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality

Fokus Asset Management

Ruby Hotels GmbH

Vision Ejendomme

Hines Nordics

M7 Real Estate

Catena

Capital Investment

Highbrook

Blackbrook

Aviva Investors

Wihlborgs

Audley Group

Ekistics Property Advisors

Per Aarsleff A/S

Q Group

Standard Life Aberdeen

Worldwide Flight Services

Tax Tier 1

Jakob Schilder-Knudsen leads the team at Lundgrens, which represents clients in tax litigation and also provides the full spectrum of tax advisory services. In particular, the group ‘is extremely well versed' in the full range of direct and indirect tax issues, including the restructuring of companies, transaction structures and international tax planning issues. Schilder-Knudsen also specialises in the tax aspects of international alternative investments and incentives programmes, while Anders Oreby Hansen focuses on transfer pricing matters.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Schilder-Knudsen

Other key lawyers:

Mario Fernandez; Michael Amstrup; Anders Oreby Hansen

Testimonials

‘On-time response. Great at listening and understanding the issue from the client perspective. Great at breaking down complex info into easily understandable facts.’

‘Mario Fernandez is the tax expert that we have utilised and we are very pleased with his service.’

‘Fast response, solid advice, proactive on new developments and timely on standards.’

‘Great people, substantial business knowledge and experienced specialists.’

‘The firm covers a wide range of experiences and knowledge, in areas that are essential for us. So far they have covered all the legal matters that we have had.’

‘Anders Oreby-Hansen is our go-to for most legal matters. He is our trusted adviser and has been so for years. He combines excellent business understanding with an equally excellent level of legal expertise. A true pleasure to work with.’

‘The Lundgrens team is extremely well versed in the subject matters they have addressed for us. Highly professional and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Exceptionally professional and personable, clearly makes them stand out above their peers.’

Key clients

The Bank of Nova Scotia

PKA

H+H International A/S

Patrizia Multi Managers A/S

Codan Forsikring A/S

SEB Danmark

Danske Bank

Allianz Group

Uniqlo

Toga Group

Qvartz Group

AIG

Nets A/S

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco)

Savara Inc. US

TDK Europe

Spil.nu

Nordzucker

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lundgrens fields a ‘strong and diverse team with a key foothold in the SME segment’ with experience in domestic and cross-border M&A work. Headed up by Peter Bruun Nikolajsen, who is viewed as ‘good negotiator’, the department also advises sellers and buyers on investment and divestment strategies, particularly in the private equity space. Warranty and indemnity insurance, TMT, entertainment and media are other areas of focus for the group, which added Peter Mollerup from Elmann to its ranks in 2019. In late 2020, Morten Rosenmejer departed to Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Practice head(s):

Peter Bruun Nikolajsen

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Kræmer; Christian Scherfig; Peter Mollerup

Testimonials

‘Peter Bruun Nikolajsen has the ability to tailor the legal services for the client; he is available and engaged to keep momentum in the process.’

‘The Lundgrens team has business knowledge and always strive for simple and efficient solutions for us.’

‘They have a strong and diverse team with a key foothold in the SME segment. They also do some private equity-related transactions.’

‘Deep legal knowledge combined with hands-on approach and industry knowledge.’

Key clients

Bucher Industries AG

Braas Monier Building Group AG

Ufenau Capital Partner

Boeing

TvCo Group

Synlab International GmbH

Nets A/S

Danoffice IT

AIG

Vale Insurance Partners

CFC Underwriting

Falcon.io

Creandum

Nordic Eye

Findos Investor

Nordic Alpha Partners

Vinci Energies

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Lundgrens demonstrates ‘indisputable experience and strength within the dispute resolution field’, especially in M&A, shareholder, insolvency, professional liability, tax and construction disputes. Noted for its collaboration with colleagues in other departments, the group is jointly headed up by Dan Terkildsen and Peter Clemmen Christensen, who both act for domestic and international clients, most notably in the real estate, insurance, financial services and retail sectors. Jakob Krag Nielsen departed to Horten in early 2020.

Practice head(s):

Dan Terkildsen; Peter Clemmen Christensen

Other key lawyers:

Michael Amstrup; Niels Wive Kjærgaard; Jesper Hjetting

Testimonials

‘Lundgrens exhibited a very high level of responsiveness and diligence, highly indicative of their customer-oriented approach, which always made me to feel that I was in safe and highly capable hands. The team possessed indisputable experience and strength within the dispute resolution field and delivered quality work with the utmost efficiency and attention to detail.’

‘Peter Clemmen Christensen’s strength as an experienced arbitrator was evident in his ability to combine his strategic mindset and legal knowledge with a technical and commercial understanding of the case at hand. It was very clear that Peter had abundant experience in dispute resolution, and worked to find innovative and creative out-of-the-box solutions to this complex case.’

Key clients

Seyntex NV

Johnson Controls

BankNordik

Illum

New Nordic Advisors Ltd

HDI-Gerling

Steen & Strøm

G4S Security Services

Codan A/S

EU and competition Tier 2

Headed up by Michael Alstrøm, who regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement, the team at Lundgrens handles state aid, competition and public procurement matters. With a notable track record in issues relating to public-private projects, merger control cases and cartel investigations, the group's client roster encompasses corporations in the welfare, technology, infrastructure, construction, IT and healthcare sectors.

Practice head(s):

Michael Alstrøm

Other key lawyers:

Majse Jarlov; Sara Kirstine Klougart

Key clients

Nykøbing Falster Boligselskab

Sweco Danmark A/S

Aarsleff Rail A/S

Iron Mountain (UK) Limited

Syddanske Forskerparker

Insolvency Tier 2

Kristian Gustav Andersson, who provides 'straight-to-the-point advice on complicated insolvency matters', leads the team at Lundgrens, which primarily assists financial institutions and large domestic corporations, with particular expertise in restructuring proceedings, divestments and reorganisations, debt recovery issues, bondholder matters and distressed M&A. The firm also acts in contentious bankruptcy proceedings. Anne Hansen-Nord made an internal move from the firm’s M&A department, bolstering the insolvency team’s experience in out-of-court restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Gustav Andersson

Other key lawyers:

Anne Hansen-Nord; Jesper Freinsilber

Testimonials

‘Small and effective team. Top availability.’

‘Great team. Kristian Gustav Andersson and Jesper Freinsilber are available, very skilled lawyers who give straight-to-the-point advice on complicated insolvency matters.’

‘Very pleasant to work with.’

‘Kristian Andersson is diligent and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Sydbank A/S

Danske Bank A/S

Jyske Bank A/S

Lollands Bank A/S

The Danish Debt Collection Agency

Grant Thornton

Vækstfonden

Indkøb DK A/S

PL 2020 A/S (formerly Tømrerfirma Bjørn Svendsen A/S)

Nordic Trustee & Agency AB

PWT Holding A/S

Dalle Valle

Trend Accessories ApS

Goshawk Aviation Limited

Viking One ApS

Macquarie Aircraft

Hines Interests Limited Partnership

Beierholm Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab

Capital InvestmentA/S

DEAS A/S

Nordea Bank Danmark A/S

Tryg Garanti

LêLê ApS

Insurance Tier 2

At Lundgrens, the insurance group specialises in life insurance and high-profile professional liability matters, acting for accountants, board members and lawyers. In particular, the group has notable litigation and arbitration expertise and is frequently instructed in claims arising from bankruptcies, financial losses and tax issues. The team is led by Jesper Hjetting, who has additional experience in establishing insurance companies and formulating insurance terms in contracts. The group also assists with insurance matters relating to real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Hjetting

Other key lawyers:

Nicholai B. Sørensen; Michael Amstrup

Key clients

AIG

Codan

Topdanmark Life Insurance

Velliv

HDI Gerling Insurance

Dahlberg Insurance Brokers

AON

APC Insurance Brokers

Norli Pension

Sampension

AP Pension

Forenede Gruppeliv

ISP Pension

Willis Tower Watson

SISA, Pension Fund

The Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-Life Insurance Companies

Lægernes Pension (Danish Physicians’ Pension Fund)

Skandia Pension

APC, Pension Brokers

ISP (Danish Engineers’ Pension Fund)

Dansk Fartøjsforsikring

Intellectual property Tier 2

Lundgrens is particularly active in contentious work ‘ranging from complex cross-border trade mark litigation cases to local trade mark prosecution issues’, as well as patent infringement cases. Following the loss of Jakob Krag Nielsen to Horten, Nina Ringen, who is ‘one of the most experienced trade mark lawyers in Denmark’, is now sole practice leader. Alongside its disputes specialism, the group also possesses non-contentious capabilities, including expertise in handling trade mark portfolios, copyright regulations, design issues, trade secrets, domain names, anti-counterfeit programs and the IP aspects of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Nina Ringen

Other key lawyers:

Søren Danelund Reipurth; Rasmus Vang

Testimonials

‘Lundgrens is a prime address for IPR owners wanting to have all their issues ironed out by one team. The business-focused lawyers are always providing commercially minded analysis that takes into account the client’s wider goals’

‘Nina Ringen is a top-quality, pragmatic and solution-oriented lawyer that is accessible no matter what time of day it is. Her advice always brings added value to our company and her strategic guidance is very effective.’

‘Nina Ringen is very responsive and provides quality advice within the whole range of IP.’

‘Rasmus Vang is an incredible asset to our company as he is very responsive with great analyses of the questions and issues at hand. He has also shown us first hand that he is a top-class litigator.’ 

‘Lundgrens is a very strong firm when it comes to IP, and their trade mark and design team is no exception. They are precise in their advice and are excellent at selecting the registrations that will have the greatest impact on the company. Furthermore, they are very proactive and inform you about any changes that may impact your registrations, inter alia, impacts of Brexit and new regulations. A very client-oriented firm.’

‘ Rasmus Vang is a top IP lawyer and litigator. He is very knowledgeable, both in relation to IP and to the industry in general. In addition, he also has a unique business understanding, and you always know that he puts your business first when he provides advice.’

‘Lundgrens is one of those firms where you feel like true professionals are putting time and effort into making sure your IP matters are in as good a shape as possible. They are super knowledgeable and easy to get along with – my highest recommendations!’

‘The lawyers in the team are competent, experienced and very easy to work with. I have experience from working with them in different kinds of matters, ranging from complex cross-border trade mark litigation cases to local trade mark prosecution issues, and it has always worked out great.’

‘Working with Nina Ringen is a true joy. She is very responsive and available, and her advice is always very practical and spot-on, also when the case is more difficult. She is definitely one of the most experienced trade mark lawyers in Denmark.’

Key clients

Mylan Group

Interflora Denmark

BLAST Pro Series

G4S

VICE Media

Fresenius Kabi

Baum und Pferdgarten A/S

Carl Hansen & Søn A/S

Oestergaard A/S

Bauer Media Group

Banking and finance Tier 3

Lundgrens has a particular focus on financing transactions in the real estate sector. While Kristian Gustav Andersson spearheads a variety of financing matters in the oil and gas sector, Lars Kjær is a well-respected real estate financing expert with substantial experience in secured project finance and acquisition finance mandates. Restructuring financing and other general financing issues are other areas of strength.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Gustav Andersson; Lars Kjær

Testimonials

‘Very responsive team with deep market knowledge.’

‘Lars Kjær is very responsive, always focused on the key issues, and has knowledge.’

‘Availability of partners at short notice for urgent requests, sometimes outside already agreed scope.’

‘It is a dedicated team, which focuses on legal issues in a business context.’

‘I have worked with Lars Kjær who is responsive and meticulous, but with a true commercial sense.’

‘Highly competent, commercial insight, negotiation skills, available when needed.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Sydbank A/S

Jyske Bank A/S

Realkredit Danmark A/S

Spar Nord Bank A/S

Hines Nordic

Ekistics Property Advisors

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

Nordic Trustee & Agency AB

Noreco Oil and Gas

Artha Investment Management

Capital markets Tier 3

Under the leadership of Christian Bredtoft Guldmann, who has a track record advising institutional investors on capital market investments, Lundgrens is increasingly focused on capital markets work and has developed experience in public to private M&A, IPOs, and compliance issues. Clients include a range of pension funds, private equity funds and corporations.

Practice head(s):

Christian Bredtoft Guldmann

Testimonials

‘Very broad knowledge within their area.’

‘Christian Bredtoft Guldmann has very good commercial knowledge, which helps a lot in negotiations.’

Key clients

LED iBond International A/S

Totalbanken A/S

Teachers Pension

P+ Pension

Sampension

Pensam

Gyldendal A/S

Norwegian Energy Company ASA

The corporate bondholders of PWT Holding A/S

Findos Investor

Environment Tier 3

Lundgrens' team primarily advises municipalities on environmental issues arising from planning and project development work, with particular expertise in environmental assessments. Social housing organisations and private developers are also part of the group's client base. Søren Hilbert leads the practice and also handles nature protection measures and climate change financing projects.

Practice head(s):

Søren Hilbert

Key clients

Boligkontoret Danmark

KAB

Clean Cluster

Byudviklingsselskabet Favrholm A/S

Municipality of Esbjerg

Municipality of Randers

Municipality of Hvidovre

The City of Copenhagen

The City of Aarhus

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Media and entertainment Tier 3

Lundgrens’ client roster ranges from traditional clients including sportspeople, TV and film production companies and music labels to digital media companies including gaming, e-sports and gambling clients. In particular, the group specialises in licensing arrangements, M&A work, tax matters, and copyright and trade mark issues. Søren Danelund Reipurth, who was promoted to partner in mid-2020, leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Christian Scherfig

Testimonials

‘A very talented team that is excellent at bringing best practice to the table. I have one contact person that is responsible for ALL teams that I can go back to at any time which is important for me and this person I more or less can contact 24 hours a day, which is also extremely important for me.’

‘Accessible all the time and and take responsibility for the team and the office. My contact is Christian Scherfig who does stand out on making things happen.’

Key clients

Mikkel Kessler

Bauer Media A/S

Joachim Andersen

Pentia A/S

BLAST ApS

Betsson

Mr Green

Cashpoint

Spilnu.dk A/S

Land-based Gambling Association Denmark

Employment Tier 4

With advice in 2020 encompassing COVID-19 relief packages and the new Danish Holiday Act, Lundgrens acts for a varied client list of listed companies, executives, public authorities, SMEs and organisations. Anne Marie Abrahamson leads the group, which also advises on recruitment and dismissal issues, executive employment work, share-based remuneration schemes, post-termination restrictions and workplace discrimination disputes.

Practice head(s):

Anne Marie Abrahamson

Other key lawyers:

Marie Louise Aagaard

Testimonials

‘Very good employment law advice – both from a theoretical and practical perspective. They always give sound and commercially viable advice.’

‘The employment law partner at Lundgrens I use is always responsive and gives quick feedback and advice. She has great experience and can relate to other cases she has been involved in and so far, disputes she has been involved in on our side have given the results she predicted.’

‘They know us very well and helps us with many different aspects of legal matters. They are quick to respond.’

Key clients

Amazon UK Services Limited

Miele A/S

AON Denmark A/S

Unisport A/S

Løgismose Meyer Group ApS

Stryker AB, Danish branch

Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society

Paul Smith ApS

Eltel Networks A/S

The firm: Lundgrens is a leading law firm in Denmark with a strong client base comprising domestic and international clients, including institutional investors, banks, financial institutions, private equity funds and investors, listed and non-listed companies, public bodies, multinational corporates and insurance companies. The firm has around 150 employees of whom 24 are partners and 90 are lawyers. In addition to Denmark the firm covers Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: The group advises a broad range of Danish and international banks, mezzanine providers, sponsors, originators and corporates on all aspects of banking and finance elaw, including acquisition finance and leveraged finance syndicated; real estate finance and asset backed finance structured finance; financial institutions, financial services and investment funds.

Capital markets: The group advises issuers, shareholders, underwriters and other stakeholders on all aspects of capital markets law, including: IPOs; listings of companies on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S; mandatory and voluntary take-over bids; de-listings; verifications disclosure requirements; and structuring of investment vehicles and funds.

Dispute resolution: The group advises domestic and international clients on both litigation and arbitration matters and regularly act as arbitrators in domestic as well as international disputes. The team acts on ground-breaking landmark disputes related to, inter alia, commercial contractual matters, M&A, financial services, insolvency, professional liability, commercial real estate, tax law, insurance law, public law and IP.

Employment and labour: The group provides legal services within all legal aspects relating to the relationship between employer and employee.

Insurance: The group has a unique insight into and advises a wide range of Danish and international insurance companies and other market players on all aspects of insurance law, including professional liability, director’s liability, accountant’s liability, attorney’s liability, financial institutions’ liability, and regulatory and compliance.

Intellectual property: The group advises on all IP matters assisting on establishing, commercialising and enforcing IP rights; establishment and maintenance of portfolios of IP rights; negotiation and preparation of IP contracts; handling of all types of conflicts pertaining to IP or marketing practices, including injunctions, search orders, invalidity proceedings, civil proceedings and enforcement programs (parallel import and anti-counterfeit) and matters before administrative complaints boards in Denmark and in Europe.

Corporate/M&A: Regarding M&A, the group advises on all aspects of share and/or business transactions, acquisitions and disposals, mergers and demergers, take-over bids and establishment of joint ventures. The group has acted for many Danish and international industrial and institutional investors and is experienced with complex transactions in Denmark as well as cross-border. Regarding corporate law, the group has vast experience with handling all corporate matters, including management and employee incentive programs.

Real estate and construction: The team offers legal services to the real estate sector in every aspect of real estate, construction and real estate financing to national and international commercial clients. The eservices provided are wide-ranging and include real estate transactions (asset or share transactions), investment structures, real estate due diligence as well as lease matters and disputes, real estate finance and property tax, construction and procurement, real estate development, PPP and PFI, planning matters, environmental and dispute resolution.

Insolvency and restructuring: The group advises Danish blue-chip companies, SMEs and private equity funds as well as financial institutions and pension funds (as lenders). The group advises on all aspects of insolvency law, including restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, divestments and reorganisations and arrangements with creditors and transfer of bankrupt businesses. The work includes advising on: creditor, bondholder and security agent representation; security reviews and enforcements; portfolio and distressed debt sales; directors’ duties; out-of-court restructurings; debt for equity swaps; and general insolvency litigation.

Tax: The tax group focuses on tax advice in connection with M&A and real estate transactions and structuring, pension fund investments, private equity transactions, litigation of tax and VAT cases, and criminal tax cases. The tax group has great experience in representing clients before the administrative
authorities and the courts in Denmark. The group advises on Danish and international tax law, including tax advice in connection with restructuring of companies, optimization of transaction structures, international tax planning and transfer pricing.

Environment: The group is known for its ability to efficiently handle complex matters and projects of an environmental character in a timely manner, as well as for developing practical strategies for clients within a given legal frame set up and working to tight timeframes where needed.

The group handles complex projects involving the development of real estate, as well as those involving nature protection and environmental regulation in a broader sense. Also, the group assists public authorities or real estate developers with briefs on the legal aspects and relative ranking of multiple (often complex) environmental laws.

EU and competition: The group organises and reviews public-private projects of many kinds with respect to the EU public procurement and state aid rules. The group has significant experience within various sectors, including welfare technology, infrastructure, construction, IT, healthcare and medical devices. The group is deeply involved in several “second generation” public-private projects regarding new business models such as public-private joint ventures, concession models, BIDs in connection with e.g. Smart City and Big Data projects. The group advises public bodies and private undertakings – Danish and international – participating in market dialogue and public procurement procedures, including complex procedures such as competitive dialogues, the new innovation partnership procedure and PPP projects. Moreover, the group has strong expertise in advising international and Danish companies on all competition law issues.

Information technology: The information technology group has a strong focus on Data Protection. The highly certified team offers clients a one-stop-shop for all matters related to personal data, from planning and implementing compliance projects to handling loss of personal data due to security breaches, and anything in-between. The group also advises on both the Supplier and Buyer sides. The areas of expertise include: system acquisitions, ystem development, including apps, outsourcing, including cloud solutions, software licences, e-commerce and IT security.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Peter Bruun Nikolajsen pbn@lundgrens.dk +45 24767683
Dispute Resolution Dan Terkildsen dat@lundgrens.dk +452811 9513
EU and Competition Michael Alstrøm mma@lundgrens.dk +45 2070 1005
Employment and Labour Anne Marie Abrahamson ama@lundgrens.dk +45 2154 9010
Information Technology Anne Marie Abrahamson ama@lundgrens.dk +45 2154 9010
Information Technology Helena Lybæk Guðmundsdóttir hly@lundgrens.dk +45 2524 5115
Insolvency and Restructuring Kristian Gustav Andersson kra@lundgrens.dk +45 2524 5117
Insurance Jesper Hjetting jhj@lundgrens.dk +45 5151 4946
Intellectual Property Nina Ringen nri@lundgrens.dk +45 2524 5109
Real Estate and Construction Tobias Vieth atv@lundgrens.dk +45 3061 2224
Tax (including international tax) Jakob Schilder-Knudsen jak@lundgrens.dk +45 2247 4375
Banking & Finance Lars Kjær lkj@lundgrens.dk +45 2524 5112
Capital Markets Peter Bruun Nikolajsen pbn@lundgrens.dk +45 24767683
Environment Søren Hilbert shi@lundgrens.dk +45 2929 0393
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Mr Anders Oreby Hansen  photo Mr Anders Oreby Hansen Anders Oreby Hansen has 25+ years of experience and primarily has represented…
Mrs Nina Ringen  photo Mrs Nina Ringen Partner. Nina Ringen is an experienced adviser and throughout her career, she…
Mr Rasmus Vang  photo Mr Rasmus Vang Attorney-at-law
Number of lawyers : 90
Number of partners : 24
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LUNDGRENS

Lundgrens is a leading firm in Denmark with a strong client base comprising domestic and international clients, including institutional investors, banks, financial institutions, private equity funds and investors, listed and non-listed companies, public bodies, multinational corporates and insurance companies. The firm has around 80 lawyers (including 25 partners). In addition to Denmark the firm covers Greenland and the Faroe Islands.