Firm Profile > Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab > Copenhagen, Denmark

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab

Information technology Tier 1

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab advises on IT and public law, as well as on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning fintech, telecoms and e-commerce. The practice provides regulatory and commercial legal advice on network planning, contractual terms and data retention, as well as net neutrality and market restrictions. Lau Normann Jørgensen arrived in August 2019 from Kromann Reumert and jointly heads the practice with Jesper Langemark, who has experience in representing in technology-related disputes, as well as on outsourcing and procurement contracts. Martin von Haller Grønbæk has expertise in blockchain technology and open source projects. Nicolai Dragsted regularly advises on ERP contracts. Julie Bak-Larsen was promoted to partner in May 2019 and focusses on telecoms law, which includes expertise in contractual interconnection agreements and infrastructure planning. Anders Wernblad left the practice in August 2019 to become practice head at NJORD Law Firm.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Langemark; Lau Normann Jørgensen

Key clients

BMC Software

HP Inc Denmark ApS

Hewlett-Packard ApS

Hitachi Data Systems


IBM Danmark ApS

DXC Technology

Tech Mahindra

Kombit A/S

Novo Holdings A/S

Visma Consulting

Novo Foundation

City of Copenhagen

City of Aarhus

Region Syddanmark

Region Midtjylland

Region Hovedstaden


Danmark Apotekerforening


Miracle A/S

Danish Ministry of Taxation


Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The team at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is a key name for corporations and public authorities, which it regularly advises on GDPR compliance issues. Practice head Michael Gorm Madsen assists with cloud solutions and e-marketing matters, while the wider practice counts retail, biotech, insurance and utility companies on its client roster. Other areas of expertise include data protection and privacy regulatory advice regarding the collection, processing and disclosure of personal data, and handling data breach matters including notifying the Danish Data Protection Agency.

Practice head(s):

Michael Gorm Madsen


‘Very knowledgeable in each and all details of the topic, special sector-specific knowledge which is most valuable.’

‘The ability to work cross-border is a tremendous advantage for a global company.’

‘They are always up to date on the newest development within the GDPR area. They are very commercially oriented and always try to understand the business.’

Key clients

Widex A/S

The Danish Association of pharmacist (Danmarks Apotekerforening)



Danish Ministry of Taxation

Design Society



Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

EU and competition Tier 2

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is a key name for competition, EU law and public procurement advice; its competition expertise includes merger control issues, while its procurement experience encompasses all elements of tender processes. The practice also assists with contract management issues including contentious work. Peter Dann Jørgensen and Morten Nissen jointly lead the practice and regularly advise clients in the technology, energy, transport and financial sectors.

Practice head(s):

Peter Dann Jørgensen; Morten Nissen

Other key lawyers:

Mikkel Taanum; Thomas Thorup Larsen


Due to the international presence of Bird & Bird the Danish office offers a bigger platform compared to other Danish firms

Morten Nissen is a creative competition lawyer

Morten is among the most progressive competition lawyers in Denmark

Key clients

Mastercard, Inc.

IBM Danmark

Flixbus Danmark

Graahund Bus

DXC Technology

The Ministry of Taxation

Keflavik Airport

Gate 21, The Municipalities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm

The Municipality of Odense

The Municipality of Aalborg

Aalborg Forsyning A/S

Reno Nord


Statens It

Fors A/S



Norlys a.m.b.a

Trafik-, Bygge- og Boligstyrelsen

Ringsted Forsyning

Media and entertainment Tier 2

The practice at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab advises film production and entertainment companies on cross-border IP and regulatory matters related to media and entertainment. Peer B. Petersen is the practice head and is experienced in advising the film and music industry on copyright law and court proceedings on infringement cases, as well as on piracy and counterfeiting prevention. The practice is also experienced in the domestic and international exploitation of sports rights.  

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen

Other key lawyers:

Mikkel Taanum

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Meta Film

SAM Productions

M2 Film A/S

Tellerup A/S

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The practice at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is experienced in advising small and mid-market companies including start-ups on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, post-acquisition integration work and M&A insurance matters. Casper Moltke-Leth, Philip Graff and Martin von Haller Groenbaek jointly head up the department and advise on due diligence processes and corporate reorganisations. The team's client roster encompasses companies in the IT, food, aviation, telecoms, e-commerce and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Casper Moltke-Leth; Philip Graff; Martin von Haller Groenbaek

Other key lawyers:

Peer B. Petersen

Key clients

T&W Medical A/S



Better Energy A/S

Life X ApS

Hypefactors A/S

Addtech Group

DXC Technology

Nixu OY

Eficode OY

Dentsu Aegis Network A/S




Owl Ventures

Cheminova A/S

Sony Music Entertainment



Intellectual property Tier 4

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab has expertise in the tech and telecoms sectors and for regularly assists with the drafting and negotiation of licence agreements, open source and IP rights in relation to new technology, database rights, domain names and trademarks. Peer B. Petersen heads the practice and regularly advises clients from the music and film industry on copyright law, which includes the enforcement of IP rights in infringement cases, defeat cases and counterfeiting concerning music, TV series and computer games.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen

Other key lawyers:

Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

Meta Film A/S


SAM Production A/S

Monster Energy Denmark

CrossFit, Inc.

DXC Technology Company

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Denmark A/S

Addtech AB

Employment Tier 5

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is praised for its advice on employment issues arising from post-merger integrations and restructurings and also handles mass redundancies, collective bargaining mandates and employment disputes. Practice head Søren Narv Pedersen has expertise in restrictive covenants, bonus and incentive scheme programmes and immigration compliance work.

Practice head(s):

Søren Narv Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Henning Hedegaard Thomsen; Poul Guo


Very quick responses to requests, although we are located in another country. Openness to negotiate on fair pricing of services. As a client we also experienced that Bird & Bird is internally well-aligned to meet our requests

Always professional and fast responses. Quality is at a high level, and all cases we have had have been solved perfectly

The ability to work cross border is a tremendous advantage for a global company

We worked predominantly with Søren Narv Pedersen, who was very approachable and energetic

Søren Narv Pedersen has been our lawyer for more than 12 years now, and we are very satisfied with his know-how and skills

Key clients

Hotri Storkøkken A/S

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)


Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Th. Geyer Denmark ApS

Phoenix Contact A/S

Widex A/S

Refa I/S

Agillic A/S

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 1,200 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 28 offices in 19 countries across Europe, 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 Denmark offices. Based in the capital Copenhagen and Aarhus, the firm offers a team of over 31 bilingual (Danish and English) lawyers.

The office is headed by head of country Jesper Langemark.

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 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, licences 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 and commercial Martin von Haller Grønbæk
Corporate and commercial Nicolai Dragsted
Corporate and commercial Casper Moltke-Leth
Data protection and privacy Jesper Langemark
Data protection and privacy Michael Madsen
E-commerce Anders Wernblad
Employment and HR Søren Narv Pedersen
Information technology Jesper Langemark
Information technology Anders Wernblad
Intellectual property Peer Petersen
Litigation and arbitration Søren Narv Pedersen
M&A Casper Moltke-Leth
M&A Ulrik Laustsen
M&A Philip Graff
Media Peer Petersen
Mediation Jesper Langemark
Mediation Nicolai Dragsted
Mediation Søren Narv Pedersen
Outsourcing Nicolai Dragsted
Outsourcing Jesper Langemark
Public procurement Peter Dann Jørgensen
Public procurement Thomas Thorup Larsen
Real estate Casper Moltke-Leth
Real estate Philip Graff
Telecommunication Julie Bak-Larsen
Telecommunication Jesper Langemark
Number of lawyers : 1,200
at this office : 31
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