Firm Profile > Lundgrens > Copenhagen, Denmark
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Lundgrens’ domestic and cross-border M&A work is focused on the mid-cap space and involves advising sellers and buyers on investment and divestment strategies. The practice also handles cost-saving and efficiency initiatives, and has key sector strengths in the warranty and indemnity insurance, private equity, TMT, entertainment and media industries. Practice head Peter Bruun Nikolajsen advises on the sale of venture capital funds and is also experienced in handling M&A transactions in the software industry.
This is the team you want on your side in any M&A deal. Unwavering attention to detail and resolve to drive the process forward
Excellent in striking a balance between commercial and legal considerations and decisions
The team we have worked with at Lundgrens is extremely competent, flexible and deeply specialized in the areas that have been of most relevance to us in recent years including private equity and M&A. The team is always responsive, fast, punctual and efficient in providing answers even to complex questions. They are quick to get an overview of complex cases and understand them at a depth where they become both strategic sparring partners, and a strong negotiator on your team. We have not seen this depth and quality elsewhere, and over the years they have become our trusted advisors
Excellent law firm with a wide spectrum of competences. I am especially very satisfied with their work in transnational M&A transactions within venture capital and private equity. Perfect combination of orientation to detail, driving the process forward while maintaining an extremely pragmatic approach
Bucher Industries AG
Braas Monier Building Group AG
Ufenau Capital Partner
Nordic Alpha Partners
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Dan Terkildsen and Peter Clemmen Christensen jointly head up the practice at Lundgrens and regularly act for domestic and international clients in disputes including pre- and post-M&A litigation, distribution agreement disputes, professional liability claims, intellectual property cases and tax proceedings. The team's client roster is notably populated by companies in the real estate, insurance, financial services and retail sectors.
‘Dan Terkildsen is a skilled litigator and has handled many cases – leaving him experienced and with a no-nonsense attitude. I am comfortable letting Dan Terkildsen take care of our litigation.’
New Nordic Advisors Ltd
Oracle International Corporation
Steen & Strøm
Oxigen Environmental Ltd
EU and competition Tier 2
Lundgrens regularly handles state aid, competition and public procurement matters, and practice head Michael Alstrøm is a key contact for advice on complaint procedures including acting in proceedings before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement. The practice also advises on EU regulations and public-private projects that involve public sales and innovation projects. The group's client roster encompasses companies in the welfare, technology, infrastructure, construction, IT and healthcare sectors.
The public procurement team at Lundgrens is highly competent and easy to work with. As regards the material knowledge, I consider the team as one of the top procurement teams in Scandinavia. In my opinion the team’s strength lies in the extensive experience in public procurement matters in different areas as well as deep knowledge regarding related areas of law, together with effective communication and a practical approach
The Amager Bakke Foundation
The Government of Greenland
Skoda Transportation a.s.
Per Aarsleff A/S
The Region and Municipality of Bornholm
Factor Insurance Brokers A/S
Aarsleff Rail A/S
Bedre Bus Service ApS
ÅF Infrastructure Planning A/S
Solid Consult ApS
Insurance Tier 2
Lundgrens has a particular expertise in life insurance and professional liability for accountants, board members and lawyers in connection with claims arising from bankruptcies, financial losses and tax disputes, which involves both non-contentious advice and experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings. The firm also assists with insurance matters arising from real estate transactions and construction. Jesper Hjetting heads the practice and assists with setting up insurance companies and formulating insurance terms in contracts.
Topdanmark Life Insurance
HDI Gerling Insurance
Dahlberg Insurance Brokers
APC Insurance Brokers
Willis Tower Watson
The Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-Life Insurance Companies
APC, Pension Brokers
Intellectual property Tier 2
The practice at Lundgrens has expertise in trademark regulations, copyright regulations and the representation in contentious matters such as infringement cases. The firm also advises on broadcasting and marketing law aspects. Jakob Krag Nielsen and Nina Ringen jointly head the practice and are specialists in litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings regarding cross-border anti-counterfeiting programmes as well as on non-contentious matters concerning patents, trademark, designs, software and confidential information concerning innovations in the life sciences industry.
‘This practice is probably one of the only patent litigation practices in Denmark with a down to earth approach, extremely pleasant people to work with and you feel the tone within team is good. In addition, the teams is very skilled, hardworking, pragmatic and always focussed on what is the best solution for the client.’
‘The team is very competent and has a great knowledge in the field of intellectual property rights. Good teamwork and always accessible, and understands the specific need of the client.’
‘Lundgren’s IP team is one of the best in Denmark. This in combination with their friendly and accessible approach makes working with them a pleasure.’
‘Krag Nielsen is extremely thorough, always has an eye for detail without overdoing things.’
‘Nina Ringen is very competent and great to work with. I especially value her great knowledge, understanding of our business and our needs as well as being accessible whenever needed. In addition, she is a very nice person.’
‘Nina Ringen is very strong, very capable and extremely nice to work with. She gets my highest recommendations. Jakob Krag Nielsen is also extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with.’
‘Nina Ringen is highly experienced and knowledgeable, leaving her the ability to always be spot-on in her analysis and advice. She is very practical and easy to work with.’
Ilse Jacobsen (IJH A/S)
Danish Cancer Society
Real estate and construction Tier 2
The practice at Lundgrens advises on real estate transactions, commercial leases and project development, including via PPP vehicles. The firm is also experienced in advising on project development and the financing of infrastructure, retail and residential projects. Tobias Vieth is the practice head and is experienced in advising on residential and commercial lease law. Niels Gram-Hanssen has experience in advising pension funds on the structuring of real estate portfolios.
‘Niels Gram-Hanssen is versatile, very pragmatic, service-minded and gets the job done without making simple matters more complex.’
Spar Nord Bank A/S
Freja Ejendomme A/S
Savills Investment Management
BC Hospitality Group
Fokus Asset Management
Tax Tier 2
Lundgrens has expertise in tax litigation, direct and indirect taxes and the restructuring of companies. The team also advises corporations, private equity and venture funds as well as financial institutions on tax aspects of real estate and M&A transactions. Jakob Schilder-Knudsen is the practice head and provides legal tax assessments in connection with cross-border investment projects, including due diligence and tax calculations. Anders Oreby-Hansen joined in April 2019 from Bech-Bruun and regularly advises on tax matters involving transfer pricing.
‘The team always has commercial thinking in focus, and a deep technical knowledge.’
‘Anders Oreby-Hansen is a great lawyer and brings great value and work to a highly experienced team.’
‘They conduct their counselling with a very high level of integrity and ethics and they amaze me again and again with their creative way to solve and handle complicated cases and situations. They are trustworthy and always easy to reach and they act with a very high discipline and service level.’
‘Lungrens demonstrates deep knowledge of tax-related issues and is able to identify experts to assist its clients.’
‘Lundgrens tax is a highly experienced team with a solid reputation within tax controversy.’
‘We have been working with Anders Oreby-Hansen and Lundgrens for many years. They have a unique ability to combine super deep expertise with extremely strong process skills – a rare combination which is of immense value not least when you have complicated issues involving many stakeholders.’
‘Anders Oreby-Hansen is our go-to-guy for any legal matters. He is our trusted adviser and has been so for years.’
J’akob Schilder-Knudsen is a highly skilled tax advisor with deep knowledge in many areas in Danish tax law. He is likeable, friendly, professional and commercial in his thinking.’
‘Jakob Schilder-Knudsen has extensive knowledge of most tax issues relevant within banking and finance. And in combination with an unpretentious and service-minded attitude, he is an absolute pleasure to work with!’
‘The Lungrens team is incredibly responsive when we reach out to them. They go above expectations to ensure they knowledgeably address questions and issues raised by their clients. Big thanks to Jakob Schilder-Knudsen as he always follows up and confirms client issues have been resolved.’
‘Anders Oreby-Hansen is a lawyer of the highest technical and personal quality and with an excellent business understanding.’
‘Anders Oreby-Hansen is business-minded and with years of true experience with international tax matters and transfer pricing, backed up by a solid team.’
H+H International A/S
Patrizia Multi Managers A/S
Codan Forsikring A/S
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Danmark
Savara Inc. US
Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco)
Orchard Global Management LLP
Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd.
Uniqlo Europe Ltd.
AF Hansen Construction
Banking and finance Tier 3
Lundgrens excels in structured finance, securitisations and asset finance work and also assists with financial restructuring measures. The group is singled out for its expertise in the oil and energy sectors, which is bolstered by its knowledge of real estate financing and private equity transactions relating to infrastructure and project development matters. Kristian Gustav Andersson, Lars Kjær and Christian Bredtoft Guldmann jointly head up the practice, which acts in M&A transactions, bond refinancings and the financing of direct investments.
Noreco Oil and Gas
Nordea Bank Denmark A/S
Jyske Bank A/S
Lærernes Pension (Teachers’ Pension Fund)
PFA Pension and Insurance company
International Woodland Company
PKA, pension company
Spar Nord Bank A/S
Environment Tier 3
Lundgrens advises on environmental issues arising from planning and project development. The firm is also experienced in advising on nature protection measures. Søren Hilbert is the practice head and regularly advises municipalities on the environmental assessments of plans and projects. The firm also assists with the financing of climate change projects regarding raising sea levels and storm floods, increased rain, cloudbursts and raising groundwater levels in urban areas.
The municipality of Slagelse
The municipality of Odder
Ejerlauget Herstad Industripark
Byudviklingsselskabet Favrholm A/S
The City of Aarhus
The municipality of Tønder
Insolvency Tier 3
The practice at Lundgrens has expertise in creditor and security agent representation in debt recovery, bondholder representation, corporate restructuring, security reviews and security enforcements, as well as advising on distressed M&A transactions and the sale of assets. The firm also represents in contentious bankruptcy proceedings and claw-back litigation. Practice head Kristian Gustav Andersson is also experienced in arbitration and has expertise in company pledges and other types of securities.
Danske Bank A/S
Jyske Bank A/S
Lollands Bank A/S
The Danish Debt Collection Agency
PKF Munkebo Vindelev
The Danish Growth Fund
Media and entertainment Tier 3
Lundgrens has expertise in advising media clients on matters including music, film, and video games, as well as the drafting and negotiation of licensing arrangements and in the handling of employment and tax matters. The firm is also experienced in handling copyright and trade mark aspects. Practice head Morten Rosenmejer regularly advises on media M&A.
Employment Tier 4
Lundgrens acts for a client roster of listed companies, executives, public authorities and organisations on recruitment and dismissal issues, and employee remuneration mandates including incentives, bonuses and share-based remuneration schemes; the department is also experienced in handling workplace discrimination disputes and post-termination restriction work. Practice head Anne Marie Abrahamson regularly advises on the employment-related aspects of M&A transactions, business transfer issues and the negotiation of collective agreements.
Anne Marie Abrahamson is a good and experienced lawyer, who we only can recommend
Amazon UK Services Limited
AON Denmark A/S
Sealed Air Denmark A/S
Løgismose Meyer Group ApS
Stryker AB, Danish branch
Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society
Paul Smith ApS
Eltel Networks A/S
Lundgrens > Firm Profile
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Corporate/M&A||Peter Bruun Nikolajsenemail@example.com||+45 24767683|
|Dispute Resolution||Dan Terkildsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+452811 9513|
|EU and Competition||Michael Alstrømemail@example.com||+45 2070 1005|
|Employment and Labour||Anne Marie Abrahamsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 2154 9010|
|Information Technology||Anne Marie Abrahamsonemail@example.com||+45 2154 9010|
|Information Technology||Helena Lybæk Guðmundsdóttirfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 2524 5115|
|Insolvency and Restructuring||Kristian Gustav Anderssonemail@example.com||+45 2524 5117|
|Insurance||Jesper Hjettingfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 5151 4946|
|Intellectual Property||Nina Ringenemail@example.com||+45 2524 5109|
|Real Estate and Construction||Tobias Viethfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 3061 2224|
|Tax (including international tax)||Jakob Schilder-Knudsenemail@example.com||+45 2247 4375|
|Banking & Finance||Lars Kjærfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 2524 5112|
|Capital Markets||Peter Bruun Nikolajsenemail@example.com||+45 24767683|
|Environment||Søren Hilbertfirstname.lastname@example.org||+45 2929 0393|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 90 Number of partners : 24
LanguagesEnglish French German the Scandinavian languages Italian Icelandic
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.