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Skau Reipurth

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 2

The ‘very skilled and professional team’ at Skau Reipurth handles pre-insolvency restructurings for businesses and owners as well as distressed M&A. Fellow co-head Anders Ørskov Melballe primarily advises banks on the full range of issues, including the restructuring of non-performing loans and creditor rights. Former practice co-heads Pernille Bigaard and Louise Krarup Simonsen departed to Lundgrens in 2022.

Practice head(s):


‘Anders Melballe has an extraordinary understanding of dealing with complex issues, and his ability to see through complicated issues and navigate this environment is quite striking.’

‘Always timely and to the point. If you really need a problem solved, they’re there for you.’

‘Very dedicated and service-minded – fair price level.’

‘It is a relatively small but very experienced insolvency practice. The firm must be noted for its commercial skills. They are very good at finding sustainable commercial solutions in restructuring cases.’

Key clients

Danske Bank A/S

Sparekassen Vendsyssel A/S

Handelsbanken A/S

Jyske Bank A/S


Nordea Bank



The Danish Debt Collection Agency

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Providing ‘stellar advice’, the team at Skau Reipurth handles real estate and construction transactional work as well as dispute resolution mandates. On the construction side, practice co-heads Peter Dianati and Jeppe Reipurth are experienced litigators and certified construction arbitrators, while Anders Hermansen leads the firm’s real estate efforts, handling complex transactions involving residential and office properties. The group acts for a broad client base, ranging from contractors and cooperative housing societies to professional investors and manufacturers.

Practice head(s):


‘The real estate and construction team provides high-end advice with a boutique feel. Stellar advice with a personal twist and you always feel like a high priority with this team. Super responsive and attention to client needs.’

‘Anders Hermansen stands out as one of the best real estate advisers I have experienced, not just in Denmark but on an international scale. Makes complicated processes simple and is a key success factor in getting the deal through. I would recommend him in a heart beat!’

‘I have used Skau Reipurt & Partners for many years and I still feel I am getting the best treatment and help I need and I have never felt anything was missing, quite the contrary.’

‘Vivi Klink Larson is an out and out professional, diligent, measured and knowledgeable.’

‘Their construction law team is second to none and absolutely top tier in Denmark. If you want a specialized construction law boutique, I would always refer to Skau Reipurth. Peter Dianati’s team in particular is second to none in regards to construction law because of the huge knowledge, client attention and availability.’

‘Peter Dianati is one of the most skilled construction law lawyers in Denmark, if not the best. As well as being very skilled and theoretically extremely knowledgably within construction law, he is also pragmatic and solution-oriented. However, he can also be very tough and a warrior when a situation calls upon that.’

Key clients

GVL Entreprise A/S

GroundPlug International

BAM Danmark A/S

Rockwool A/S

Julius Nielsen & Søn A/S

Gefion Group A/S

Labflex A/S

Pihl & Søn A/S

Freja Ejendomme

Renell A/S

BB Fiberbetonelement A/S

Pre/nor A/S

Fiberteamet A/S

Hardesty & Hanover LLC

Schneider Electric Danmark A/S

Mercury Engineering

NRP Finans AS

A.P. Møller Holding

Andersen & Heegaard A/S

Kjær & Knudsen A/S

Pihl & Søn A/S

Biblioteksparken A/S

NKT Holding

DPA Entreprise ApS

Glindorf & Partnere A/S

Kraftanlagen München


GN Store Nord


Køge Hospital Project Team I/S

Odense Hospital Project Team Joint Venture I/S

Storstrøm Bridge Joint Venture I/S

Itinera Denmark, branch of Itinera S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised a major construction consortium on six turnkey major contracts with a value of over €400m.
  • Advised SBVJ on its construction of Denmark’s third largest bridge – a new Storstrøm Bridge for the Danish government.
  • Assisted GVL Holding A/S and subsidiaries with several housing development projects.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Skau Reipurth acts for both buyers and sellers on a national and international scale. Led by M&A expert Peter Skau-Andersen, the team is praised as ‘commercial-minded and skilled’. Claus Ryberg Hoffmann and Anders Hermansen are other key practitioners, handling commercial and contract law as well as compliance and legal risk management issues.

Practice head(s):


‘The team has been very professional and experienced within acquisition advice. The team had a very wide range of knowledge and capabilities covering all our needs. Availability has been almost 24-7. We felt safe and well guided through the entire process.’

‘Of course, Peter Skau-Andersen himself stands out from the beginning by showing unique personal communication skills and convincing the entire Board of Directors of the right choice of advisory partner. Communication was in great focus throughout the entire process.’

‘Commercial minded and skilled lawyers.’

‘Attentive, professional and commercial in the approach to solving the matters at hand.’

‘Unique ability to “read” the customer. Always keeps deadlines.’

‘Highly skilled and commercial. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Skau, Reipurth and Partners provide a high level of relevant advice. Never trying to complicate cases, but always ensuring effective handling.’

‘Peter Skau and Anders Hermansen both provide legal advise on a level that I have not experienced before. Again the ability to make complicated simple and relevant is a key driver for my choice of legal help.’

Key clients

Pack Tech A/S

SFTB Investments ApS

Prescriba A/S

IWH Invest ApS

MBW Hotel og Invest ApS

Evendo Ltd.

Persolit Entreprenørfirma A/S

The Semler Group A/S

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Denmark A/S

Seven52 Capital ApS

NKT Holding A/S

KPMG Acor Tax

Højvang Laboratorier A/S

Contura International A/S, Contura A/S and Contura Ltd

Croda Denmark A/S

Riemann A/S

NRP Finans


Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The data privacy and personal data department at Skau Reipurth has a unique client base that primarily consists of associations, worker’s unions and other non-corporate entities. The team is adept at handling risk analyses and compliance set-ups and has particular expertise in HR-specific data privacy issues. Mette Vestergaard Huss and Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt jointly lead the team.

Key clients

Dansk Magisterforening

Kemp & Lauritzen A/S

Danske Skoleelever

ELF Development A/S

Dyrenes Beskyttelse

Dansk Bibliotekarforbund



A.P. Møller Maersk

Gymnasieskolernes Lærerforening

Initiate ApS

WebItAll ApS

De Danske Bilimportører

Total Upstream Danmark A/S

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Skau Reipurth‘s dispute resolution team houses two specialised sub-teams; one focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration while the other focuses on construction disputes. Frederik Kromann Jespersen heads up the commercial litigation team, which handles post-M&A disputes, professional and product liability claims, and securities litigation. On the construction side, clients praise the team for being ‘absolutely top notch’; it is jointly led by Jeppe Reipurth and Peter Dianati, who is ‘one of the most skilled construction law arbitrators in Denmark.’ Rasmus Schmidt departed to Bech-Bruun in 2022.

Other key lawyers:


‘Their construction law dispute team is second to none and absolutely top notch in Denmark.’

‘Peter Dianati’s team in particular is second to none in regards to construction law because of the huge knowledge, client attention and availability.’

‘Peter Dianati is one of the most skilled construction law arbitrators in Denmark if not the best. As well as being very skilled and theoretically extremely knowledgeable within construction law, he is also pragmatic, solution-oriented and a good colleague. However, he can also be very tough and a warrior when a situation calls upon that. In a construction dispute, you would want him in your corner.’

Key clients

G.V.L Entreprise A/S

Pack Tech A/S

Kereby ApS

Andersen & Heegaard A/S

A.P. Møller Mærsk A/S

Mærsk Olie & Gas A/S

Kjær Knudsen A/S

BAM Danmark A/S

Kraftanlagen München GmBH

Schneider Electric Danmark A/S

Hardesty & Hanover LLC

A/S Julius Nielsen & Søn

Zibra Group & Zibra Family Office


Labflex A/S

Deloitte Corporate Finance


Gefion Group A/S


Rockwool A/S

La Societe Itas Pylônes

Køge Hospital

Project Team I/S

Odense Hospital Project Team Joint Venture I/S

Storstrøm Bridge

Joint Venture I/S

Itinera Denmark, branch of Itinera S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented the chairman of the board of directors of a global money-lending business in criminal proceedings initiated against the company and the board of directors by the Danish Consumer Ombudsman.
  • Advising a major real estate developer in an ongoing arbitration case against the turnkey contractor with a case value of around €6.4m.
  • Representing G.V.L. Enterprise A/S in a major ongoing arbitration against I/S Amager Ressourcecenter regarding Amager Bakke (Copenhill).

Denmark > Employment Tier 3

The employment team at Skau Reipurth specialises in international employment relations, including the handling of foreign workers in Denmark and expatriations, as well as disputes regarding the interpretation of collective agreements and terminations. Practice co-head Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt focuses on the posting of workers, including fast track certifications and work permits, while fellow practice head Thomas Christian Thune handles M&A-related work.


‘Very pragmatic approach with useful and clear advice.’

‘Thomas Thune gives clear, valuable and useful advice.’

Key clients

Potter Clarkson LLP

United International Pictures ApS

Total Upstream Danmark A/S and Total Exploration and Production

Denmark A/S (earlier Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S)

Itinera S.p.A

The Association of Danish Physiotherapists

FJ Industries A/S

Maersk Tankers A/S

A.P. Møller Holding A/S

SeatGeek ApS

Avia Solutions Group / Bluebird efh.

Pack Tech A/S

Danish Dental Association

Mærsk Drilling A/S

Viggo Laursen Autogummi A/S

Niels Brock

Servicefirmaet Renell A/S

Barentz ApS

Work highlights

  • Advised Maersk Drilling on downsizing the number of drilling rigs and implementing mass redundancies.
  • Advised the Icelandic cargo airline company, Bluebird efh, in connection with a dispute regarding Bluebird’s right to use Copenhagen airport as a hub for its self-employed pilots.
  • Assisted Mtek AB in a negotiation with the Danish Union of Electricians concerning minimum wage.

The firm: Skau Reipurth was established on 1 May 2011.

The partners of Skau Reipurth  are all experienced attorneys from the largest law firms in Copenhagen, thus having worked with the most complex cases within their respective areas of expertise: construction, real estate, investments, M&A, corporate/commercial, litigation and arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, company law, intellectual property, data protection, procurement law and employment law.

Growing from four to approximately 75 employees in a demanding legal market, Skau Reipurth has from 2011 to 2022 established itself as an elite law firm in Copenhagen.

Skau Reipurth has one of the strongest teams in the various areas of commercial law.

The firm is recognised for combining the very best professional standards with uncompromising integrity.

Areas of practice: Skau Reipurth advises on its strategic focus areas: construction, real estate, investments, M&A, corporate/commercial, litigation and arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, company law, intellectual property, data protection, procurement law and employment law.

Company law Peter Skau-Andersen
Company law Claus Ryberg Hoffmann
Construction Jeppe Reipurth
Construction Christian B Prophet-Rannow
Construction Peter Dianati
Construction Vivi Klink Larsen
Corporate/commercial Peter Skau-Andersen
Corporate/commercial Claus Ryberg Hoffmann
Corporate/commercial Jeppe Reipurth
Corporate/commercial Mette Vestergaard Huss
Corporate/commercial Anders Hermansen
Corporate/commercial Anders Ørskov Melballe
Data protection Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt
Data protection Mette Vestergaard Huss
Dispute resolution Frederik Kromann Jespersen
Dispute resolution Peter Dianati
Dispute resolution Peter Skau-Andersen
Dispute resolution Jeppe Reipurth
Dispute resolution Vivi Klink Larsen
Employment law Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt
Insolvency and restructuring Anders Ørskov Melballe
Intellectual property Mette Vestergaard Huss
Investments, M&A Claus Ryberg Hoffman
Investments, M&A Peter Skau-Andersen
Dispute resolution Christian B. Prophet-Rannow
Investments, M&A Anders Hermansen
Litigation and arbitration Jeppe Reipurth
Litigation and arbitration Peter Skau-Andersen
Litigation and arbitration Peter Dianati
Litigation and arbitration Claus Ryberg Hoffmann
Litigation and arbitration Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt
Litigation and arbitration Vivi Klink Larsen
Litigation and arbitration Anders Ørskov Melballe
Procurement law Christian B Prophet-Rannow
Real estate Anders Hermansen
Real estate Jeppe Reipurth
Employment law Thomas Christian Thune
Peter Dianati  photo Peter Dianati Peter Dianati specialises in construction law, building and construction disputes as well…
Anders Hermansen  photo Anders Hermansen Anders Hermansen advises on real estate, company law, contract law as well…
Claus Ryberg Hoffmann  photo Claus Ryberg Hoffmann Claus Ryberg Hoffmann advises on company law and commercial law in general…
Frederik Kromann Jespersen  photo Frederik Kromann Jespersen Frederik specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration, and he heads the…
Vivi Klink Larsen  photo Vivi Klink Larsen Vivi Klink Larsen specialises primarily in construction law, including infrastructure, procurement law…
Anders Ørskov Melballe  photo Anders Ørskov Melballe Anders Ørskov Melballe specialises in restructuring of distressed companies, administration of estates…
Christian B. Prophet-Rannow  photo Christian B. Prophet-Rannow Christian B. Prophet-Rannow advises on commercial law in general and on construction…
Jeppe Reipurth  photo Jeppe Reipurth Jeppe Reipurth specialises in commercial law, including commercial dispute resolution, construction law…
Peter Skau-Andersen  photo Peter Skau-Andersen Peter Skau-Andersen specialises in corporate and commercial law. He advises primarily on…
Thomas Christian Thune  photo Thomas Christian Thune Thomas Christian Thune specialises in employment and labour law and he advises…
Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt  photo Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt advises on labour and employment law, including workplace health…
Mette Vestergaard Huss  photo Mette Vestergaard Huss Mette Vestergaard Huss specialises in data protection, IP law and tech. The…
Number of lawyers : 50
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