Firm Profile > Lundgrens > Copenhagen, Denmark

Lundgrens
TUBORG BOULEVARD 12
2900 HELLERUP
Denmark

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lundgrens' department is 'reliable, knowledgeable and commercial in its approach' under the leadership of Thomas Kræmer. Recent highlights include Kræmer advising Perkins+Will on its acquisition of Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Morten Rosenmejer assisting Ganni with its sale to L Catterton, and Christian Scherfig handling Tandlægen.dk's €80m acquisition of 32 dental clinics.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Lundgrens provides 'very pragmatic disputes advice' in the commercial, construction, insolvency and real estate sectors. Peter Clemmen Christensen jointly leads the practice, is 'very strategic in his advice', and  recently acted for Steen & Strømin in a rental agreement dispute with Deichmann Schuhe. Other work includes fellow team head Dan Terkildsen acting for BankNordik in a liability claim brought by investors relating to a swap agreement, and Michael Amstrup defending a former director of the now-bankrupt Amagerbanken in professional liability claims. IP litigators Jakob Krag Nielsen and Rasmus Vang, arbitrator Niels Wive Kjærgaard, and insurance specialist Jesper Hjetting are also noted.

Insurance Tier 2

Product and professional liability cases are the key areas of expertise for Lundgrens' insurance team, which is led by Jesper Hjetting, who has 'excellent knowledge of the insurance sector' and is 'very professional and pleasant'. Recent highlights include Hjetting acting for Topdanmark Livsforsikring in a compensation claim regarding a disabled person's pension; and Michael Amstrup, who is an expert in professional liability cases involving accountants and attorneys, defending Henrik Ziminowas, a member of the board of directors at Amagerbanken, in a liability claim brought by Financial Stability relating to the bank's bankruptcy. Nicolai Bo Sørensen also acts in directors' and management liability disputes.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Lundgrens has a broad IP practice that is 'diligent', 'courageous' and 'open', and 'works as a real team'. Group co-head Jakob Krag Nielsen is an expert in contentious matters and recently handled multiple patent infringement cases a global pharmaceutical company; while fellow co-head Nina Ringen focuses on soft IP issues and assisted Perkins+Will with the IP aspects of its acquisition of Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Other noteworthy names include director Søren Danelund Reipurth, who represented Ilse Jacobsen in several copyright infringement claims relating to its wellington boots; and director Rasmus Vang, who specialises in IP litigation.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

The department at Lundgrens was recently bolstered by multiple new arrivals which have significantly enhanced its capabilities in the real estate space. New practice head Tobias Vieth and Pedram Moghaddam arrived from DANDERS & MORE. Vieth is 'well-resourced, knowledgeable, commercial and has an exceptional network', and recently advised Standard Life Aberdeen on its acquisition of a property in Copenhagen City Hall Square from Alm; while Moghaddam represented Boligkontoret Danmark in a dispute with a contractor regarding extra work and delays during its renovation of residential buildings. Another recent arrival is Lars Kjær, who joined from Bech-Bruun and focuses on real estate financings. Other key names include Niels Wive Kjaergaard, who heads up the construction team and has a strong track record in litigation; Niels Gram-Hanssen, who focuses on real estate transactions and tenancy issues, and recently advised Wihlborgs on its acquisition of 16 commercial properties in Greater Copenhagen from Danica Pension Fund; and managing partner Thomas Stampe, who regularly handles real estate transactions.

Leading individuals

Banking and finance Tier 3

Restructuring expert Kristian Gustav Andersson leads the department at Lundgrens, which is highly skilled in structured finance and real estate finance work, securitisations and private equity fund issues; clients include PKA, Saxo Bank and Realkredit Danmark. Lars Kjær is an expert in acquisition and real estate financings, and recently advised Blackstone on its cross-border post-acquisition financing of a logistics and warehouse portfolio. Clients also praise private equity expert Christian Bredtoft Guldmann, who has 'very good commercial understanding'; he recently acted for Lærernes Pension on its investment into Copenhagen Infrastructure III, a renewable energy-focused fund.

Environment Tier 3

Lundgrens has 'top-level knowledge of environmental law' thanks to a team of 'highly skilled experts', which is led by the 'very skilled and enthusiasticTitti Kopp, who 'works very quickly'. Søren Hilbert is also singled out for urban development issues; he recently advised the City of Aarhus on a €27bn project involving the refitting of a hospital facility and protected buildings.

EU and competition Tier 3

Clients single out Lundgrens for its 'business sense' and 'deep legal insight' paired with a strong track record in the competition and procurement elements of public-private projects, a key area of strength for Michael Alstrøm. Recent work includes procurement specialist Søren Hilbert advising the Government of Greenland on the renewal of subsidised service contracts for public transportation, and director Majse Jarlov advising train manufacturer Skoda Transportation on its role as tenderer in the renewal of Danish State Rail's train fleet.

Insolvency Tier 3

Lundgrens covers the full spectrum of insolvency work for clients including Sydbank, Jyske Bank and Lollands Bank. Kristian Gustav Andersson heads up the practice and recently assisted Danske Bank as creditor of a bankrupt machinery manufacturer in the agricultural and forestry sector; he also acted for the client on the bankruptcy of Stones Consult. Director Lars Krog is skilled in the transactional and contentious aspects of insolvencies.

Media and entertainment Tier 3

Lundgrens' skillset focuses on IP, M&A, tax and employment-related work. Morten Rosenmejer is highly experienced in TMT-related transactions and heads up the practice; he advised boxer Mikkel Kessler on his promotional and commercial contracts. Other key names include Christian Scherfig, who advised video game competition production company RFRSH on its general commercial issues, and director Søren Danelund Reipurth, who focuses on copyright and trade mark law.

Tax Tier 3

Lundgrens handles the full spectrum of tax matters and counts PKA and Codan Forsikring as clients. Jakob Schilder-Knudsen leads the practice and is highly skilled in the tax elements of transactions and restructurings; he recently advised Ganni on the tax aspects of its sale to L Catterton. Other mandates include indirect tax expert Mario Fernandez assisting Towergate Insurance with the VAT issues associated with setting up its business in Scandinavia, and tax litigator Michael Amstrup acting for the Association of Danish Tax Lawyers in a gross negligence dispute relating to a lawyer and income tax returns filed with the Danish Tax Authority. Partner Anders Oreby-Hansen was a new arrival in 2019 from Bech-Bruun.

Leading individuals

Employment Tier 4

The team at Lundgrens has 'expert knowledge', 'a high degree of flexibility' and 'professional and clear communication' under the leadership of Anne Marie Abrahamson, who is 'super responsive' and 'always provides timely, high-quality advice'. Abrahamson's recent work includes advising on the employment aspects of multiple transactions including Virtus Health's acquisition of the Trianglen Fertility Clinic in Copenhagen and Restamax’s acquisition of the Danish restaurant chain Cocks & Cows.

The firm: 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.

Areas of practice:  Banking and finance: the group advises a wide range of Danish and international banks, mezzanine providers, sponsors, originators and corporates on all aspects of banking and finance law.

Capital markets: the group advises issuers, shareholders, underwriters and other stakeholders on matters including IPOs, listings and dual-listings of Danish and international companies on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S, secondary offerings, mandatory and voluntary takeover bids, and more.

Corporate/M&A: the group advises a number of Danish and international private equity funds, investment banks and corporates on all aspects of corporate law and M&A, including advice on share and business acquisitions and disposals, mergers and de-mergers, takeover bids, management incentive programs, joint ventures, and restructurings.

Dispute resolution: the group handles a wide range of disputes and arbitration within commercial real estate, HR insurance law, public law, tax law, and criminal tax law.

EU and competition: the group has strong international focus and expertise in advising international companies operating in Denmark with respect to all aspects of competition and EU law.

Employment: the group provides legal services on all aspects concerning the relationship between employers and employees.

Environment: the group advises municipalities, other public authorities, and private and public businesses on all fields of environmental law, and on general administrative law and municipal law issues.

Information technology: the group advises on all aspects of IT law and outsourcing, including software licensing, open source, IT due diligence, data privacy, and data protection.

Insolvency and restructuring: the group is specialised in restructuring proceedings, acts as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings and advises clients in avoidance proceedings.

Insurance: the group advises a wide range of Danish and international insurance companies on all aspects of insurance law, including professional liability, directors’ liability, accountants’ liability, attorneys’ liability, financial institutions’ liability, and regulatory and compliance.

Intellectual property: the group advises on all IP matters acting for both Danish and foreign clients assisting on establishing, commercialising and enforcing IP rights, including negotiation and preparation of all types of IP contracts, handling all types of conflicts pertaining to IP or rules on marketing practices, as well as matters before administrative complaints boards in Denmark and in the EU. Lundgrens continues to strengthen its IP and litigation practice group with the addition of two new attorneys: Rasmus Vang and Søren Danelund Reipurth.

Public law: the group advises public bodies such as the City of Copenhagen and the capital region of Denmark as well as private undertakings on public tender procedures. The group is particularly renowned for its ability to handle complex matters such as public-private innovation projects (OPI).

Real estate and construction: the group advises on all aspects of real estate matters, including real estate transactions, due diligence construction, landlord and tenant matters and disputes, real estate funding and finance.

Tax: the 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 tax criminal cases.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Thomas Kræmer
Dispute resolution Niels W Kjærgaard
EU and competition Michael Alstrøm
Employment and labour Anne Marie Abrahamson
Environment Titti Kopp
Information technology Vagn Thorup
Information technology Rasmus Vang
Insolvency and restructuring Kristian Gustav Andersson
Insurance Michael Amstrup
Intellectual property Jakob Krag Nielsen
Intellectual property Nina Ringen
Public Michael Alstrøm
Real estate and construction Niels Gram-Hanssen
Tax (including international tax) Michael Amstrup
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Michael Gaarmann  photo Mr Michael Gaarmann
Mr Anders Oreby Hansen  photo Mr Anders Oreby Hansen
Mr Thomas Kræmer  photo Mr Thomas Kræmer
Mr Lars Petersen  photo Mr Lars Petersen
Mr Søren Danelund Reipurth  photo Mr Søren Danelund Reipurth
Mrs Nina Ringen  photo Mrs Nina Ringen
Mr Christian Scherfig  photo Mr Christian Scherfig
Mr Jakob Schilder-Knudsen  photo Mr Jakob Schilder-Knudsen
Mr Nicolai Thorninger  photo Mr Nicolai Thorninger
Mr Vagn Thorup  photo Mr Vagn Thorup
Mr Rasmus Vang  photo Mr Rasmus Vang
Number of lawyers : 80+
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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.