Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab
SUNDKROGSGADE 21
2100 COPENHAGEN
Denmark

Denmark > Information technology Tier 1

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is an ‘excellent firm with several of the leading Danish IT lawyers’. The group is well known for its cross-border capabilities, leveraging its global network to provide a full-service international offering that includes offshore outsourcing work, data protection compliance projects, e-commerce wotk and M&A transactions within the technology sector. Led by Jesper Langemark, the team includes a number of prominent practitioners, including ERP contracts specialist Nicolai DragstedMartin von Haller Grønbæk, who specialises in open data and blockchain issues; digitisation expert Lau Normann Jørgensen and Julie Bak-Larsen, who handles contentious matters. Jan Ussing Andersen is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Langemark

Testimonials

‘An excellent firm with several of the leading Danish IT lawyers. The only true international IT law firm in Denmark, providing great value to any company with cross-border activities.’

‘Bird & Bird is exceptional in combining in-house specialists. Few cases are limited to one area of expertise, so it provides great value that they can combine knowledge of IT with EU law, human rights and litigation.’

‘Bird & Bird in Denmark, is for our company, by far the best law firm in Denmark. High expertise, quick response times, and provides customized legal support and advice, and last but not least, transparent billing.’

‘Especially Jan Ussing Andersen stands out as an incredibly knowledgeable and pragmatic leader in his field.’

‘Jesper Langemark is an outstanding IT contract lawyer and negotiator. He has in-depth knowledge of IT and the IT industry and knows how to connect the dots between IT projects and contracts. He gets to the point and understands what brings value to the client and what does not. He is an extremely strategic thinker and understands how to get through tough negotiations without destroying relationships. Additionally, Jesper is incredibly pleasant and easy to work with.’

‘The team is characterized by a very unique understanding of our business, and therefore they are able to give us advice that is very business-oriented, and focus on pragmatic and reasonable business solutions to legal issues.’

‘When working with Bird & Bird, there is always a good atmosphere, and a quick turn around of the advice requests. All professionals are experts in their area. Very good collaboration amongst the teams.’

Key clients

Coop

Maersk

e-nettet A/S

Epic Systems Corporation

HP Inc Denmark ApS

Hewlett-Packard ApS

Ascendis Pharma A/S

Netcompany A/S

VP Securities A/S

Fujitsu A/S

Hitachi Data Systems

UNIT4 A/S

IBM Danmark ApS

DXC Technology

Tech Mahindra

Milestone Systems A/S

Miracle A/S

Kombit A/S

Novo Holdings A/S

Visma Consulting

Novo Foundation

City of Copenhagen

City of Aarhus

Region Syddanmark

Region Midtjylland

Danmark Apotekerforening

Dagrofa

Digital Europe

Miracle A/S

Danish Ministry of Taxation

Trustpilot

Motorola

Too Good to Go

Nilfisk

Tia Technoloy A/S (a Sapiens company)

Topdanmark A/S

Copenhagen Airports

Work highlights

  • Advising the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) on commercial contracts related to delivering blockchain services and smart contracts application, on regulation consortium and establishing a new legal entity and on compliance with EU regulation, including GDPR.

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The privacy and data protection team at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab consists of technology and communication practitioners and e-privacy specialists. The strength of the team is reflected in its broad client base, including substantial public sector clients, such as the Municipality of Copenhagen, as well as corporates in the private sector. Michael Gorm Madsen leads the group and has a strong cross-border practice, assisting both Danish and global organisations. Counsel Katja Djurhuus is an ‘absolute star’, advising on all aspects of collecting, processing and disclosing personal data.

Practice head(s):

Michael Gorm Madsen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are extremely good with Privacy Law and Contracts.’

‘They have a high degree of knowledge about the latest developments in cases relevant to this, and they are actually high-level talking with some of the key players in the market about their procedures.’

‘Very knowledgeable from a theoretical privacy perspective. Special in depth knowledge about our exact industry (life sciences). At the same time, understanding the business need to be pragmatic which is super helpful.’

‘Katja Djurhuus stands out as an absolute star. She understands quickly even highly complex problems that are quite unique for our industry. She is bright, highly skilled and knowledgeable.’

‘Swift, pragmatic advice with good understanding of our business needs.’

Key clients

Synsam Group

Profil Optik A/S

WS Audiology (Widex) A/S

Data for Good Foundation

Københavns Kommune (Municipality of Copenhagen)

Nilfisk A/S

Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Frishop.dk (Bygghemma.se)

KOMBIT A/S

Danish Ministry of Taxes

DanFoam/Tempur Sealy

Fujitsu A/S

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Thrane & Thrane A/S, trading as Cobham SATCOM

I/S REFA

Cookie Information A/S

Tesa A/S

DUOS A/S

Ciklum

Apendo A/S

CyberCrypt A/S

Aarstiderne A/S

Den Storkøbenhavnske Digitaliseringsforening

Coloplast A/S

Uneeg A/S

TUNN3L JV I/S

3L Consumer Products A/S

Fleet Complete Danmark ApS

Danish Insurance Brokers Organisation

FDIH (Organisation of E-trade)

NTI A/S

Addtech AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Synsam Group in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway on a cross-border GDPR compliance project.
  • Advising the Danish Ministries of Taxation and Higher Education and Science on the tenders of new IT systems for Customs and a new Student Administration System for eight Danish Universities.
  • Advising the private charitable foundation Data for Good on establishing an unprecedented personal data exchange.

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 2

Handling EU, competition and public procurement matters, Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab has a strong international focus, representing clients before the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority as well as the Swedish Competition Authority, the European Commission in Brussels and the German courts. The practice is jointly led by Peter Dann Jørgensen and Morten Nissen; Jørgensen is a public procurement law expert, while Nissen is a competition law specialist. The group is particularly strong in IT procurement mandates, providing cross-border and domestic advice to public sector organisations and utilities.

Practice head(s):

Peter Dann Jørgensen; Morten Nissen

Other key lawyers:

Mikkel Taanum; Thomas Thorup Larsen

Testimonials

‘Thomas Larsen is highly skilled in and recommended for public procurement matters. He is very pragmatic and dedicated to delivering the best solution to the issue at hand.’

‘The team headed by Morten Nissen is only one of two firms who are able to offer worldwide advice. Secondly, the team is known for being very aware of the client’s needs and to assist them in performing rather than writing long and technical memos.’

‘Peter Dann Jørgensen is absolutely a high performer.’

‘Morten Nissen is the best competition lawyer I have ever worked with. His many years in Brussels give him an international overview, which I have not found elsewhere and which gives him a clear edge on his competitors in Denmark. He has a very sharp legal mind, is creative and is constantly focused on obtaining results that matter for me.’

‘They have a strong team within public procurement, led by Peter Dann Jørgensen, who is pleasant and skilled at the same time. They are especially strong within IT procurement.’

Key clients

Mastercard, Inc.

Citibank

Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)

Graahundbus

Statskraft AS

ANDEL a.m.b.a.

Aalborg Forsyning A/S

Municipality of Odense (now Odense City Museums)

The Municipal Digitalization Association (DIGIT)

Danish Ministry of Taxation

Work highlights

  • Advised Mastercard Inc on a $3.2bn acquisition of Betalingsservice from Nets.
  • Advised the Municipal Digitalization Association (11 Danish municipalities) on the acquisition of a complex IT system for social, health and care services.
  • Advised Aalborg Forsyning in the tender procedure for a district cooling system to various public and private clients including Aalborg University Hospital and IKEA.

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 2

Peer B. Petersen and Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard lead the media and entertainment team at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab. It advises Danish and international businesses on all aspects of IP law and handles transactional and contentious matters within media law. The group also has gambling expertise, with Mikkel Taanum advising a number of gambling operators and platform providers in Denmark and Sweden. Morten Rosenmejer is noted for his sports industry expertise.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen; Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Meta Film A/S

SAM Productions ApS

M2 Film A/S

Tellerup A/S

Flex Music ApS

Bonnier Publications A/S

Better Collective

Mikkel Kessler

Work highlights

  • Assisting Sony Music on an ongoing basis in its attempts to transform and adapt its business to meet the demands of the ever-developing changes in technology and the demands of the consumers.
  • Assisted SAM Productions in the negotiation and drafting of agreements with broadcasters, financiers and international TV distributors on the production, launching and distribution of several new international TV series.
  • Assisting META Film on an ongoing basis in matters where titles and content of film productions on the drawing board potentially could involve trade mark and other IP rights conflicts.

Denmark > Telecoms Tier 2

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab leverages its global network to handle cross-border mandates, including network sharing projects and 5G upgrade projects in the Middle East. Practice co-head Jan Ussing Andersen, who recently joined the firm from Kromann Reumert, has extensive experience working on large infrastructure and 5G deployment schemes, while fellow co-head Julie Bak-Larsen specialises in regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Julie Bak-Larsen; Jan Ussing-Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Neda Marica

Testimonials

‘The team draws on experts from offices in other countries, which has proven incredibly valuable when applying EU legislation.’

‘Julie Bak-Larsen and Neda Marica have been very committed to the case, and have worked all hours of the day.’

‘The newly appointed partner Julie Bak-Larsen helped shed light on new legislation and assisted us in understanding the legislative roadblocks that was enacted in Denmark. Julie has attention to detail and is on top of the regulatory environment within telecommunications law. A great partner to work with.’

Key clients

European Commission

Digital Europe

Cisco Inc.

Tata Communications Inc.

Google

Zoom

Twilio

Association Against Illegal Surveillance

BT

Motorola

Ooma

Thy Mors Fibernet

FastSpeed

Speedcast (Ultisat)

Work highlights

  • Representing the Association Against Illegal Surveillance against the Danish Ministry of Justice before the Danish Supreme Court in a claim regarding the invalidation of the current Danish Data Retention Order with reference to breach of civil rights to privacy, when requiring mass surveillance under the current telco regulation.
  • Advising Google on regulatory telecoms and privacy matters, internationally as well as in Denmark.
  • Advising Zoom in relation to the introduction and establishment of Zoom in Denmark as part of a global project for Zoom.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab advises on the full range of corporate matters for small and mid-market companies at both a domestic and international level. The team is best known for its expertise in the technology sector, with co-head Martin von Haller Groenbaek  specialising in the IT and start-up space. Casper Moltke-Leth and private equity expert Morten Rosenmejer jointly lead the team alongside Groenbaek.

Practice head(s):

Casper Moltke-Leth; Martin von Haller Groenbaek; Morten Rosenmejer

Key clients

AIG

Pentia

Mastercard

Kant Arkitekters

Life X ApS

Hypefactors A/S

Addtech Group

DXC Technology

Nixu OY

Eficode OY

Dentsu Aegis Network A/S

Waturu

Konsolidator

GenieBelt

Owl Ventures

Cheminova A/S

Sony Music Entertainment

Kreos

Dagrofa

Work highlights

  • Represented the sellers of Luxplus ApS in its sale of shares to private equity fund CataCap and subsequent reinvestment in Luxplus.
  • Represented Synlab in connection with the divestments of its environmental laboratory services in a matter worth €550m.
  • Represented the listed company Olvi in connection with its acquisition of Bryggeriet Vestfyen, a leading Danish brewery.

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab specialises in disputes within the IT and technology sector. Søren Narv Pedersen heads up the practice and has experience in employment and trade secret matters before the Labour Court and arbitration tribunals. Peer B. Petersen is another name to note, advising on the full spectrum of IP issues. For corporate and M&A matters, Morten Rosenmejer is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Søren Narv Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Peer B. Petersen; Morten Rosenmejer

Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird possess unique legal skills, flexibility, and truthfulness, which together with trying the case within the budget made an otherwise burdensome process a very good experience.’

‘We chose Bird & Bird because they bring a second to none competence to the table in all areas of complicated disputes, most importantly a commercial understanding of the commerciality of the business the dispute was about.’

‘Morten Rosenmejer is outstanding in commercial litigation. At the very top and helped secure a major multi-million win for the client.’

‘When it comes to legal disputes, there are no other firms we will work with on dispute resolution. We stick with Morten Rosenmejer and Bird & Bird.’

Key clients

Åndsvidenskabsforlaget (the Spiritual Science Foundation)

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Netcompany A/S

BGI Europe A/S

Ascendis Pharma A/S

Nordic Renewables

Jørns Rutetrafik

The Association against Illegal Data Retention

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 4

Led by Peer B. Petersen, the IP group at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab leverages its international network to effectively handle multi-jurisdictional matters. It assists at all stages of the IP lifecycle, from conducting IP audits to advising on best practice for harnessing the value of IP. The team also has a strong track record in enforcement and litigation strategy and represents music and film industry clients.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen

Other key lawyers:

Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Meta Film A/S

Åndsvidenskabsforlaget (the Spiritual Science Foundation)

SAM Productions ApS

Monster Energy Denmark

CrossFit, Inc.

DXC Technology Company

M2 Film A/S

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Denmark A/S

Addtech AB

AddLife AB

Work highlights

  • Assisting Sony Music on an ongoing basis with its attempts to transform and adapt its business to meet the demands of the ever-developing changes in technology and the demands of the consumers.
  • Assisting META Film on an ongoing basis in matters where titles and content of film productions on the drawing board potentially could involve trade mark and other IP rights conflicts.
  • Assisted SAM Productions with the negotiation and drafting of agreements with broadcasters, financiers and international TV distributors on the production, launching and distribution of several new international TV series.

Denmark > Employment Tier 5

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab offers the full range of HR services, from day-to-day employment law advice to specific regulatory remuneration expertise. The group is particularly strong within the technology sector and handles complex cross-border mandates relating to post-M&A integrations and restructuring work. Experienced litigator Søren Narv Pedersen heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Søren Narv Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Mia Boesen

Testimonials

‘Key senior partners are very experienced.’

‘Soren Pedersen, proactive and very responsive – fast, to the point and good value.’

‘Their billing practice, transparency and the way they use and bring forward the competencies across their domain teams are second to none.’

‘Søren Narv Pedersen, is very passionate in understanding the core problem and always provides alternative solutions and suggestion on the best way forward.’

Key clients

Agillic A/S

Constructel GmbH, Constructel ApS, Viatel S.A. (group of companies under Artifel – Grupo Visabeira)

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Dentsu Aegis Network

Hotri Storkøkken A/S

Mastercard

Milestone Systems

Mindcore

Monster Energy

Pfizer

Phoenix Contact A/S

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Qliktech

Salesforce

Tiger of Sweden

TooGoodToGo

Tradeshift Ltd

Trustpilot

Vivino Inc

Widex A/S

Workday

The firm: Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a long-established reputation for having a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients operating at the forefront of their industries to achieve their commercial goals.

Bird & Bird has over 1,400 lawyers and legal practitioners with broad advisory transactional and contentious capability, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. The firm has an extensive international reach with 31 offices across Europe, Northern America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, offering a seamless, cross-border service between locations and sector and practice groups.

In 2013, the well-reputed Danish law firm BvHD (Bender von Haller Dragsted) merged with Bird & Bird to form the firm’s office in Denmark. Based in the capital Copenhagen, the firm offers a team of over 42 bilingual (Danish and English) lawyers.

The office is headed by head of country Casper Moltke-Leth.

Areas of practice: The Danish team is equally at home working on domestic matters in Denmark, advising across the Nordic region in conjunction with the firm’s teams in Sweden and Finland or further afield internationally. The firm offers particular in-depth knowledge and expertise in the IT, communications, media and electronics sectors and within public procurement.

Underpinned by deep client and industry knowledge and significant expertise, especially within the IT sector, the firm’s key practice areas include:

Corporate, commercial and M&A: advises on all commercial aspects and transactions, especially within the media and IT sector, representing purchasers, sellers, intermediaries, financial partners and VCs.

Data protection and privacy: advises both, private companies and public authorities on all data protection and privacy issues such as GDPR, BCR’s, compliance guidelines and in connection to data transfer, outsourcing, cloud computing, big data etc.

E-commerce and media: advises on all aspects of e-commerce, such as marketing practice act, IPR, sales of goods act, export/import rules, press and media law, press ethics and broadcasting rules.

Intellectual property: advises on all aspects of intellectual property, especially in connection with IT and the Internet, including open source, creative commons, licenses and development agreements, and social web services. Furthermore, the firm has experience in infringement actions, litigation, cases about counterfeited goods and handling license audits.

Outsourcing: advises on all aspects of outsourcing and offshoring, including outsourcing in the finance sector.

Public procurement: advises on all aspects of public procurement, especially for public authorities, from the initial procurement phase and strategy considerations to final allocation, including process management, underlying contracts, dispute resolution etc.

Litigation and arbitration: advises on all kind of legal disputes, including injunctions, especially within IT and IPR-related matters, being able to represent clients in all Danish courts. Several of the firm’s lawyers are certified mediators.

Employment and HR: advises on all types of employment issues, from hiring to termination, including drafting compliance guides and policies, benefits arrangements, outsourcing arrangements and collective agreements.

Real estate: advises and supports across a wide range of real estate transactions.

Technology and communications: advising on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes of recent years. Its team includes lawyers with a particular focus on communications, devices and components, digital tech and eCommerce, and software and services as well as a number of more specialist industries including data centres, postal and satellites.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate M&A, Real Estate Casper Moltke-Leth
Tech & Comms, Data protection and privacy, Mediation Jesper Langemark
Tech & Comms Julie Bak-Larsen
Tech & Comms, Corporate Lau Normann Jørgensen
Corporate, Tech & Comms Martin von Haller Grønbæk
Data protection and privacy Michael Madsen
EU & Competition Morten Nissen
Tech & Comms, Mediation Nicolai Dragsted
Intellectual property, Media Peer Petersen
Public Procurement Peter Dann Jørgensen
Tech & Comms, FinTech Annette Printz Nielsen
Employment, Litigation Søren Narv Pedersen
Public Procurement Thomas Thorup Larsen
Number of lawyers : 1,300
At this office : 40
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