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Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab

Denmark > Information technology Tier 1

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is praised for its ‘unparalleled experience within IT law, combined with a truly business-minded and commercially reasonable approach’. High-end IT transactional work, public digitisation projects and digital infrastructure matters are among the team’s core competencies in the space. Practice head Jan Ussing Andersen is a specialist in outsourcing and technology projects, with a focus on regulated sectors including telco and financial services. Pre-eminent practitioners Lau Normann Jørgensen and Martin Von Haller Grønbæk are key points of contact within the team. Jørgensen has over 20 years' experience in software development, licensing, technology joint ventures, outsourcing, data monetisation, AI and digitisation projects. Von Haller Grønbæk is an authority on DLT, blockchain and NFTs, as well as open source and data, big data, smart contracts, and the platform economy. Julie Bak-Larsen’s impressive practice emphasises the cross-over between telecommunications and information technology. Nicolai Dragsted left the firm in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jan Ussing Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Jesper Langemark; Lau Normann Jørgensen; Martin von Haller Grønbæk; Julie Bak-Larsen


‘The unparalleled experience of the team within IT law, combined with a truly business-minded and commercially reasonable approach, makes this team unique.

‘Lau Normann Jorgensen is one of the grand men in the Danish IT law environment, and his skills and knowledge within this area of the law is second to none.’

‘Jan Ussing Andersen is a very efficient and experienced subject-matter expert within IT-contract law. A good sense of humor and good communication skills adds value to negotiations (particularly the difficult ones).’

‘We have always received a perfect service. The team is responsive to requests from us, and they have great knowledge of the IT industry and M&A transactions.’

‘Lau Norman Jorgensen is service-minded and knows our industry.’

Key clients

Ascendis Pharma A/S

Capgemini Danmark A/S

Copenhagen Airports

CyberFortress LLC

e-nettet A/S

Epic Systems Corporation


FeatureSpace, Inc.

Hewlett-Packard ApS and Inc

AP Moller Maersk

Fujitsu A/S

Hitachi Data Systems

IBM Danmark ApS


Milestone Systems A/S

Miracle Knowit A/S

Kombit A/S


Novo Holdings A/S

Twoday (formerly Visma)

Region Syddanmark

Danmark Apotekerforening (Danish Pharmacists Association)

Danish Ministry of Taxation



Too Good to Go

Tia Technology A/S (a Sapiens company)

Topdanmark A/S


Scalepoint Technologies

Saxo Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised NNIT in its 1.3 bDKK carve-out of its infrastructure operations business, including approx. 50 large-scale multi-year technology services contracts.
  • Advised the company behind Denmark’s 7-Eleven stores on the aftermath of a cyberattack which shut down the retailer for several days, including the contentious work involving the service provider and their insurers.
  • Advised Capgemini in their successful bid for and contract with Nuuday in a five year AD/AM outsourcing deal.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab maintains its focus on IP-related cross-border corporate and M&A transactions but also handles a wider range of corporate matters including private and public M&A, international investments, post-acquisition integration work, M&A insurance matters and capital markets work. Private equity and venture capital expertise is another defining characteristic of the ‘outstanding’ team; team leader Morten Rosenmejer is a key name for such, and comes recommended as ‘easy to work with and always trying to find solutions’. Mette Mernø Hans Jakobsen advises private equity as well as industrial clients on large and complex M&A transactions in the Danish market.

Practice head(s):

Morten Rosenmejer

Other key lawyers:

Casper Moltke-Leth; Mette Mernø Hans Jakobsen


‘Morten Rosenmejer, who leads Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab’s M&A group, is easy to work with and always tries to find solutions.’

‘Service minded and understand how to keep a good relationship to clients.’

‘A solution-oriented approach, working at the speed of business needs, and bringing in global best practices and local aspects makes Bird & Bird unique. They would also rate very high on collaboration, considering the unique deals we have been working together on.’

‘Being available all the time, Listening and giving advice as subject matter experts, and speed to action makes them stand out.’

‘The team at Two Birds is outstanding. We relied on Mette Jakobsen and her team for their significant experience in M&A transactions along with extensive knowledge of local laws, regulations, and customary terms and practices. Regardless of the specific functional area in question, we could always rely on the Two Birds team to bring the appropriate specialist to the table to assist in whatever topic was in question. In terms of responsiveness and overall professionalism, the Two Birds team is a pleasure to work with.’

‘In particular, Mette Jakobsen has been my main point of contact at the firm. Mette has a wonderful demeanor, positive attitude, and willingness to push through obstacles to get us to the finish line. Her technical expertise and extensive M&A experience are great attributes, but Mette’s commercial/pragmatic approach to dealmaking and level-headed advice throughout the transaction are truly top notch. On a personal side, I have really enjoyed working with Mette as her overall approach and personality fit well with my style and desire to have some fun and enjoy the journey along the way! I would 100% recommend Mette to anyone looking to complete a M&A transaction in the Nordic region.’

‘Mette Mernø Hans Jakobsen balances pragmatism with top-notch legal expertise. She ensures that all details are managed without losing sight of the bigger picture. She is highly available and responsive.’

Key clients




Twoday Holding Denmark ApS



FUTURE VENTURES ApS and Bergstedt Administration ApS

Azolver Holding GmbH



Mason Wells

MGS Mfg. Group, Inc.

AL Finans

Infosys Ltd.

Kambi group plc

Les Deux

Sign in Solutions, Inc.

DXC Technology



Work highlights

  • Assisted Infosys with the acquisition of BASE life science.
  • Assisted PE backed valantic on its acquisition of the Danish data consultancy group, Inspari.
  • Assisted NNIT with the carve out of its infrastructure business to UK PE fund Agilitas in a €200m transaction.

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab‘s specialist team of practitioners regularly assists both public sector and major international corporate clients with critical data protection and e-privacy matters. Practice head Michael Gorm Madsen advises on all facets of data protection law and is also a specialist in e-privacy and e-trade mandates; he comes recommended as ‘outstanding’ on GDPR matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Gorm Madsen


‘Compared to what we have experienced earlier we believe Bird & Bird act as a true team – they are super individual specialists but understand to support each other as a team in order for us to experience a holistic approach to the tasks we are addressing together.’

‘Michael Gorm Madsen is our primary contact. He is outstanding in the GDPR and privacy area, and always goes that extra mile for us.’

‘The team combined has excellent knowledge on the subject, and they are always available.’

‘Their great knowledge combined with practical solutions makes them stand out from other law firms.’

‘Bird & Bird was recommended to us as a competent partner dealing with legal issues in relation to the use of cloud technology.’

‘Bird & Bird’s ability to combine the possible implications of information technology, organisational needs and EU regulation is unique.’

‘Michael Gorm Madsen was our prime partner. His knowledge and skills are outstanding and ensured progress and a result. Besides his professional abilities, his personal integrity and ability so see the world from the customer’s perspective ensured the outcome.’

Key clients

Synsam Group

UNEEG medical A/S

ALK-Abello Nordic A/S

Region Hovedstaden (Capital Region of Denmark)


Milestone Systems A/S

Data for Good Foundation

LLOYD Copenhagen ApS

Danmarks Apotekerforening


Capgemini Danmark A/S

Copenhagen Capacity

Det fælleskommunale Databehandlersekretariat

APC Forsikringsmæglerne A/S

Better Energy A/S

Zizzi Denmark ApS

Cookie Information A/S

Tempur + Sealy (Dan-Foam ApS)

E-nettet A/S


Hogrefe Psykologisk Forlag A/S


Work highlights

  • Advised the Data for Good Foundation on the roles of privacy in various business models for data exchange that allows citizens to control their own data and allows public as well as private organisations to perform anonymous analyses of such data.
  • Advised numerous private and public clients on the complex requirements applicable to transfers of personal data to third countries, in particular to the US, including Milestone Systems A/S, Danmarks Miljøportal and I/S Refa.
  • Assisted NNIT A/S with supporting the company’s GDPR compliance during and after the split of the company’s infrastructure business into a separate company.

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 2

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab focuses on cross-border mandates, with recent cases including competition cases and merger filings before the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, as well as clearing merger filings before the Swedish Competition Authority, and lodging complaints before the European Commission. Multi-jurisdictional FDI-assessment and filings is also an integral part of the group’s work. Morten Nissen heads up the competition law practice, with a focus on restrictive practices, abuse of dominance and state aid, on the side of multinationals and industry associations. Public procurement head Peter Dann Jørgensen advises on public procurement rules, public sector agreements and related areas of law in healthcare, construction and IT.

Practice head(s):

Morten Nissen; Peter Dann Jørgensen

Other key lawyers:

Mikkel Taanum; Thomas Thorup Larsen


‘Morten Nissen has extensive experience in Denmark and across Europe.’

‘Morten Nissen is a long time expert who has practised in Brussels for many years and now in Denmark for almost 10 years. ’

‘Morten Nissen is a non-traditional competition lawyer. He is good at seeing possible new angles.’

‘They have outstanding knowledge on the subject which they are able to break down into understandable language.’

‘The lawyers are nice to work with and they can help come up with simple solutions to complex problems.’

‘B&B has a strong procurement team led by Peter Dann Jørgensen. Peter has a very strong tender law profile in the industry and is known for his great knowledge of and insight into tender law matters. At the same time, he is very pragmatic and solution-oriented in his approach. It is a pleasure to work with him, including brainstorming about possible solutions that are not straightforward.’

Key clients


Kyndryl A/S

DXC Technology, Inc.

Infosys Limited

WS Audiology A/S

Bolt Technology OÜ

Green Cargo AB

Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)

Danske Medier

Medicines for Europe

TwoDay Group

Etteplan Oyj


Bjarke Ingels Group A/S

Municipality of Albertslund


Aalborg Forsyning

Ringsted Fjernvarme


Udviklings- og Forenklingsstyrelsen

Aarhus Universitet

Stibo Complete

Urban Water Retention ApS

Work highlights

  • Defended Swedish rail freight incumbent, Green Cargo AB, in an alleged abuse of dominance investigation (refusal to provide access to essential facility) formally initiated by the Swedish Competition Authority. The authority dropped the investigation after 22 months.
  • Advised NNIT A/S on all merger control, antitrust and FDI aspects as well as public procurement issues in connection with agreements with public entities of its carve-out and sale of its infrastructure business to Capital Fund Agilitas in a deal valued at DKK 1.35 billion.
  • Advised Infosys Limited on all merger control and FDI aspects of USD 450m outsourcing agreement with Danske Bank A/S.

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 2

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is well-known for its cross-border expertise and extensive coverage of the Nordic region when it comes to all facets of IP and media-related matters. Media and entertainment heads Peer B. Petersen and Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard are key contacts for all aspects of IP, including copyright law, trade mark law, and marketing practices law. Morten Rosenmejer handles sport-related matters and has extensive experience advising film companies, production companies, advertising agencies and athletes on sports and entertainment law. Mikkel Taanum has over ten years’ experience advising clients on Danish online gambling regulations.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen; Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard; Morten Rosenmejer; Mikkel Taanum


‘A very well-known firm, who are always on hand to give sound advice.’

‘Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard is very knowledgeable in his field.’

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

SAM Productions ApS

Meta Film A/S

M2 Film A/S

Flex Music ApS

Bonnier Publications A/S

The Danish National Olympic Committee

Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia AB

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 in the demands of the consumers.
  • Representing FlexMusic ApS, a venture partly owned by longtime client Sony Music, in a legal proceeding launched against it by the musician Blak, challenging the validity of an assignment made of his rights in certain recordings to FlexMusic, including the validity of the assignment of his rights in a major national hit named “Nede Mette”.
  • Assisting META Film on an ongoing basis in matters where titles and content of film productions on the drawing board potentially could involve trademark and other IP rights conflicts.

Denmark > Telecoms Tier 2

Covering the full spectrum of telecoms law, Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab's department has experience in advising new technology communications service providers on international telecoms regulatory matters, and is also engaged by national and multinational clients from the communications, data centre and satellite industries. The practice also utilises the firm's global network to excel in cross-border work. The team is co-led by Julie Bak-Larsen, who provides advice on telecoms and technology issues from a commercial, regulatory and contentious perspective, and Jan Ussing Andersen, who focuses on commercial infrastructure matters.

Practice head(s):

Julie Bak-Larsen; Jan Ussing Andersen

Key clients

Association Against Illegal Data Retention


Tata Communications Inc.




Telecom Infrastructure Partners

Tech Mahindra

GTT Communications

Thy Mors Fibernet


RAH Fiber

Jysk Energi

Work highlights

  • Advising Capgemini as a managed service provider on an outsourcing of Nuuday’s application management and development and taking over 175 people.
  • Advising Zoom on implementing its EMEA telecoms regulatory compliance.
  • Advising Tata Communications on providing e-sim based entertainment solutions and wi-fi in Land Rover and Jaguar cars.

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 4

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab assists at all stages of the intellectual property lifecycle, from conducting IP audits to exploitation of IP, and enforcement and litigation. The team is especially experienced within tech and communications sectors and are specialists on licence agreements, open source, and IP rights in relation to new technology, database rights, domain names, and trade marks. Practice head Peer B. Petersen specialises in advising film and music industry clients on license agreements and copyright exploitation, especially concerning games and TV shows.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen


‘Strong diversity within competences. Skillful within both small and big issues’

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment Denmark A/S


SAM Productions ApS

CrossFit, Inc.

Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia

Flex Music ApS

Addtech AB

Bonnier Publications A/S

M2 Film A/S

AddLife AB

Work highlights

  • Assists 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 in the demands of the consumers.
  • Assists 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.
  • Represents FlexMusic ApS, a venture partly owned by longtime client Sony Music, in a legal proceeding launched against it by the musician Blak, challenging the validity of an assignment made of his rights in certain recordings to FlexMusic, including the validity of the assignment of his rights in a major national hit named “Nede Mette”.

Denmark > Employment Tier 5

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of employment, incentives, pensions, employee related data protection, workplace ethics, investigations and immigration law-related matters. Experienced litigator Søren Narv Pedersen leads the team and is equally adept on both employer and employee-side mandates.

Practice head(s):

Søren Narv Pedersen


‘Søren Narv Pedersen assists on various matters regarding employment law. Søren is a very skilled academic lawyer, combined with a good business understanding. He has solid litigation experience and is able to balance legal and business requirements.’

Key clients

Milestone Systems

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Dentsu Aegis Network

Tradeshift Ltd




Monster Energy

Tiger of Sweden



Widex A/S

Agillic A/S

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

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening


Vivino Inc

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 1,700 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 32 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.

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
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
Corporate M&A, Real Estate Mette Mernø Hans Jakobsen
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Lau Normann Jørgensen photo Lau Normann Jørgensen
Martin von Haller Grønbæk photo Martin von Haller Grønbæk Martin is a partner in Bird & Bird’s Danish International Tech &…
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