Firm Profile > Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab > Copenhagen, Denmark

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab
SUNDKROGSGADE 21
2100 COPENHAGEN
Denmark

Information technology Tier 1

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab advises an array of high-profile blue-chip clients on IT and public law, particularly regulatory matters concerning fintech, telecoms and e-commerce companies. Digitisation, systems procurement and outsourcing project expert Lau Normann Jørgensen leads the team alongside Jesper Langemark, who also handles technology-related disputes. Martin von Haller Grønbæk specialises in blockchain technology and open source projects, Nicolai Dragsted advises clients on ERP contracts, and Julie Bak-Larsen frequently assists national material telecoms providers and network owners with IT matters. Jan Ussing Andersen joined the team in 2020 from Kromann Reumert.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Langemark; Lau Normann Jørgensen

Other key lawyers:

Martin von Haller Grønbæk; Nicolai Dragsted; Julie Bak-Larsen; Jan Ussing Andersen

Testimonials

‘Strong team with a substantial proven record. Always available and with a positive can do attitude.’

‘Lau and Jesper stand out as benchmarks in the Danish IT law market.’

‘The team provides unique and locally tailored knowledge around legal requirements for public cloud transformation projects within the public sector and finance.’ 

‘Julie Bak-Larsen is one of the best advisors I have worked with professionally.’

‘Jesper Langemark is an outstanding IT lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the industry, technology and trends. He is well-known in the market and knows the usual suspects among IT lawyers and their tactics and templates.’

Key clients

Coop

Maersk

e-nettet A/S

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

Kombit A/S

Novo Holdings A/S

Visma Consulting

Novo Foundation

City of Copenhagen

City of Aarhus

Region Syddanmark

Region Midtjylland

Region Hovedstaden

Digitaliseringsstyrelsen

Danmark Apotekerforening

Dagrofa

Digital Europe

Miracle A/S

Danish Ministry of Taxation

Trustpilot

Motorola

Too Good to Go

Nilfisk

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Acting primarily for corporations and large public authorities, Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab’s expertise runs the gamut of data protection and privacy regulatory mandates. It specialises in GDPR compliance issues and projects in the technology sector. Michael Gorm Madsen heads up the team, which also handles subject access requests, data breaches, data processor agreements, international personal data transfers and audits; Madsen also represents clients before the DPA. Another name to note is senior associate Katja Djurhuus, who displays ‘impressive, in-depth theoretical privacy knowledge’.

Practice head(s):

Michael Gorm Madsen

Other key lawyers:

Katja Djurhuus

Testimonials

‘They are really good at understanding the customer needs and are quick to understand our business needs and then deliver on it.’

‘Strong team – effective cooperation and alignment. A high degree of specialist knowledge available.’

‘High degree of responsibility and ownership. Katja Djurhuus really cares for her clients and goes the extra mile.’

‘They are experts in the broad sense of the word – can be used for very industry-specific and detailed privacy matters.’

‘Katja Djurhuus has impressive, in-depth theoretical privacy knowledge. Combined with her very practical and pragmatic approach she is a really strong asset for our privacy team.’

‘B&B are very pragmatic in their handling of matters for us. They have an excellent understanding of our business needs in regards to compliance requirements.’

‘Katja Djurhuus with whom we work on GDPR is excellent in her handling of our matters and also a really nice and pleasant person.’

Key clients

WS Audiology (Widex) A/S

Københavns Kommune (Municipality of Copenhagen)

DUOS A/S

Ciklum

Frishop.dk (Bygghemma.se)

Kombit A/S

Den Storkøbenhavnske Digitaliseringsforening

Coloplast A/S

Uneeg

TUNN3L JV I/S

Danish Ministry of Taxes

DanFoam/Tempur Sealy

Fujitsu A/S

FDIH (Organisation of E-trade)

EU, competition and public procurement Tier 2

Skilled at handling competition, EU and public procurement matters for IT-related clients, the team at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab includes group co-head Morten Nissen, who is ‘a very experienced competition lawyer’. The group primarily handles all stages of tender processes and procurement disputes, merger control issues and state aid cases. Fellow practice co-head Peter Dann Jørgensen has a particularly strong reputation in multi-jurisdictional procurements in the public and private sectors.

Practice head(s):

Peter Dann Jørgensen; Morten Nissen

Other key lawyers:

Mikkel Taanum; Thomas Thorup Larsen

Testimonials

‘Bird and Bird is headed by Morten Nissen, a long-time practitioner and very experienced competition lawyer. The team is still a small team, but due to Morten’s experience, the team is a competitor in the Danish market one must take into account. Morten has shown that big international undertakings are prepared to work with him.’ 

‘Morten Nissen is very pragmatic and focused on the solution to the problem.’

‘Always a very professional team. Felt very secure and in good hands.’

‘I had the feeling that our case was very important for them; always follows up; sharp and professional.’

Key clients

Mastercard, Inc.

Flixbus Danmark

Legal Service of the European Commission

Graahund Bus

Re-Match

FirstVet

The Ministry of Taxation

KOMBIT

Keflavik Airport

The Municipality of Odense

Digitaliseringsstyrelsen

Energistyrelsen

The Municipality of Aalborg

Statens IT

Aalborg Forsyning A/S

Reno Nord

Fors A/S

HOFOR A/S

The Municipality of Glostrup

The Municipality of Albertslund

SEAS-NVE Holding A/S

Media and entertainment Tier 2

Peer B. Petersen leads the team at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab, which handles a range of cross-border IP and regulatory issues in the media and entertainment space. Petersen is experienced in copyright law and infringement cases in the film and music industries; senior counsel Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard focuses on IP-focused transactional matters, and senior associate Mikkel Taanum specialises in gambling mandates.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen

Other key lawyers:

Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard; Mikkel Taanum

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Meta Film

SAM Productions

M2 Film A/S

Tellerup A/S

Flex Music ApS

Bonnier Publications A/S

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab primarily advises mid-market companies on investment and M&A transactions, with particular expertise in Nordic and international deals. Domestically, it is noted for its technology start-up fundraising specialism, working for start-ups as well as venture capital and private equity clients. The department is jointly headed up by Casper Moltke-Leth, and Martin von Haller Groenbaek, who both also handle post-acquisition integration and M&A insurance work. In late 2020, Philip Graff departed to set up his own firm, while fellow co-head Morten Rosenmejer joined from Lundgrens.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Peer B. Petersen

Testimonials

‘The team is very well aware of our core values, which means that we are progressing relatively fast in most cases. Strong support in M&A cases, with good in-house capabilities in most matters.’

‘Strong knowledge of our business. Good segmentation of skills, making it smooth to get hold of correct people. Very experienced team, giving us the necessary backup on-line support during the Covid-19 crisis.’

‘Always focusing on the best solution for the business.’

‘Casper Moltke-Leth is always ready to help – either himself or find relevant colleagues around the world to assist in any matter. A profound understanding of the business and always looking for solutions.’

Key clients

T&W Medical A/S

WS Audiology A/S

Mastercard

AddLife Development AB

Betadwarf ApS

EZ-Mat Ltd

Capgemini

Coherence

Trine Hahnemann Holding ApS

Läntmannen AB

Priveq

Addtech AB

DXC Technology

Cheminova

Nixu OY

Kreos Capital

Dagrofa

Sony Music Entertainment

Waturu

Techstars LLC

Eficode

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab handles dispute resolution matters relating to technology transactions and outsourcing, public procurement and data protection work, as well as media and entertainment issues. It is also regularly involved in arbitration and mediation proceedings arising from technology disputes. Søren Narv Pedersen leads the department, which also draws expertise from the firm's international network, particularly its offices in the Nordics.

Practice head(s):

Søren Narv Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Peer B. Petersen

Key clients

Åndsvidenskabsforlaget (the Spiritual Science Foundation)

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Netcompany A/S

BGI Europe A/S

Ascendis Pharma A/S

Intellectual property Tier 4

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab has a strong track record in the IT and media sectors, particularly in cross-border work. Key areas of focus include licence agreements and IP rights issues concerning database rights, domain names and trade marks. Group head Peer B. Petersen also assists clients from the music and film industries on copyright law issues, including infringement cases.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen

Other key lawyers:

Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard

Testimonials

‘Strong knowledge – even in cross-border cases.’

‘Very skilled in handling IP. Good knowledge which makes the cooperation smooth.’

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

Employment Tier 5

Led by Søren Narv Pedersen, Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab’s team has seen an uptick in local and multi-jurisdictional reorganisations, redundancies and business transfers, including assisting with trade union consultations and employee terminations. During the Covid-19 crisis, the group provided clients with advice on mass redundancies, furloughing and applications to salary compensation packages.

Practice head(s):

Søren Narv Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Mia Boesen

Testimonials

‘They don’t spend unnecessary time calibrating, as they know and trust each other’s competencies.’

‘Søren Narv Pedersen is both a subject matter expert, a play-maker in the way he uses his team, a sparring partner, and he always finds time for you and makes you feel important, even though you are a small client.’

‘My primary reason for working with Bird & Bird is Mr Søren Narv Pedersen, who has assisted on us several cases with great success. He is a true specialist, an excellent litigator and has a good understanding of our business.’

Key clients

Mastercard

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Dentsu Aegis Network

Tradeshift Ltd

Salesforce

Workday

Qliktech

Monster Energy

Tiger of Sweden

TooGoodToGo

Trustpilot

Widex A/S

Agillic A/S

Hotri Storkøkken A/S

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Pfizer

Vivino Inc

Mindcore

Milestone Systems

Phoenix Contact A/S

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

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 1,300 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 30 offices in 20 countries 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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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the Scandinavian languages
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