Firm Profile > Lundgrens > Copenhagen, 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 Tandlæ'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.

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.

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 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 & 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 eand 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.

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 linstitutions’ liability, and regulatory and compliance.

Intellectual Propery:
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.

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 eand property tax, construction and procurement, real estate development, PPP and PFI, planning matters, environmental and dispute resolution.

Insolvency & 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.

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.

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 & 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 +45 24767683
Dispute Resolution Dan Terkildsen +452811 9513
EU and Competition Michael Alstrøm +45 2070 1005
Employment and Labour Anne Marie Abrahamson +45 2154 9010
Information Technology Anne Marie Abrahamson +45 2154 9010
Information Technology Helena Lybæk Guðmundsdóttir +45 2628 9384
Insolvency and Restructuring Kristian Gustav Andersson +45 2524 5117
Insurance Jesper Hjetting +45 5151 4946
Intellectual Property Nina Ringen +45 2524 5109
Real Estate and Construction Tobias Vieth +45 3061 2224
Tax (including international tax) Jakob Schilder-Knudsen +45 2247 4375
Banking & Finance Lars Kjær +45 2524 5112
Capital Markets Peter Bruun Nikolajsen +45 24767683
Environment Søren Hilbert +45 2929 0393
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 : 90
Number of partners : 24
the Scandinavian languages


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.