Firm Profile > DLA Piper Denmark > Copenhagen, Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark
Oslo Plads 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark’s ‘strong international M&A practice’ focuses on multijurisdictional M&A, acting for both sellers and investors. Jens Krogh Petersen leads the group, which also advises on joint ventures, divestments, regulatory issues and shareholder agreement issues. Michael Vinther and Karsten Pedersen are vastly experienced in M&A; clients praise Pedersen as ‘extremely good at getting the optimal result’. Another name to note is John Emil L. Svenson - an ‘up-and-coming partner with exceptional drive and talent’ who is regularly instructed on complex cross-border transactions for private equity clients.

Practice head(s):

Jens Krogh Petersen

Other key lawyers:

Karsten Pedersen; Michael Vinther; Jan Snogdal; John Emil L. Svenson; Nicholas Lerche-Gredal; Martin Christian Kruhl


‘John Svenson is an up-and-coming partner with an exceptional drive and talent and who is also a pleasure to work with.’

‘Energetic, pragmatic and knowledgeable team.’

‘Jens Krogh Petersen is very good and commercial-minded.’

‘The responsible partner is very hands-on ensuring timely high-quality delivery on all agreed tasks.’

‘Martin Christian Kruhl has outstanding load capacity handling everything we request in a timely manner. His advice is to the point, pragmatic and always very relevant.’

‘Very hands-on M&A team with strong mid-market presence and particular edge within private owner-managed companies. Plus an ability to draw on international network, if needed.’

‘Karsten Pedersen has a very visible role in the M&A team and demonstrates a very hands-on and pragmatic attitude in M&A with a significant edge in focusing on important matters.’

‘The practice was in a unique position to advise us on local Danish legal aspects of the transaction, but also was able to pull in resources from the firms offices globally where required to address specific international aspects of the transaction.’

‘We have found John Svenson to be very responsive and proactive in his dealings on our project – it’s very powerful to have a 3rd party team player who is so readily aligned to your interests and objectives.’

‘Nicholas Lerche-Gredal is a very capable M&A lawyer with a good understanding of ensuring that the M&A process is well suited to the particulars of the target company.’

‘Nicholas Lerche-Gredal is very commercial and pragmatic in his approach with a deep understanding of M&A.’

‘I know they have a strong team within this area with good international relations. John Svenson is a very capable M&A lawyer who always goes that extra mile for the client.’

‘Strong team with deep and wide transaction experience. Being part of the DLA Piper platform provides an international one-stop-shop option that is unique in the Danish market.’

‘Karsten Pedersen is the person I want to work with on M&A transactions in Denmark. Full stop. Efficient, extremely good at getting the optimal result, very commercial. John Svenson is very dedicated and knows his legal skills.’

‘We have excellent experience with both John Svenson and Nicholas Lerche-Gredal which have provided us with very valued advice.’

Key clients

NEC Corporation (Japan)

Maj Invest A/S

Dustin AB

Adelis Equity Partners AB (Denmark / Sweden)

Montagu Private Equity (UK)

Alven PE (France)

Blue Equity Management P/S (Denmark)

JP/Politikens Hus A/S (Denmark)

TDC Group A/S (Denmark)

Promentum Equity Partners P/S (Denmark)

BWB Partners P/S (Denmark)

PFA Pension (Denmark)

Infineon Technologies AG

ATP Group

Abbott Laboratories (USA)

Groupe SFPI (France)

IT Relation A/S (Denmark)

DLG a.m.b.a. (Denmark)

SOS International LLC (USA)

Visma Group (Norway)

Gurit Holding AG (Switzerland)

Sun Capital Partners (UK)

Kemp & Lauritzen A/S

Danmil A/S

Colliers International Inc.

Monyx Financial Group AB

Polaris Private Equity K/S

Sensata Technologies Inc

Azets Group

General Electric (GE)

LEGO Group A/S

We Work Inc

Denmark > Energy Tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark has ‘unique knowledge of wastewater issues and the complex laws in and around the subject‘. With experience in the renewable energy, oil and gas and utilities sectors, the department is noted for handling contractual and regulatory issues related to electricity, hydropower, heating and water supply. The group is headed up by Jacob Sparre Christiansen, who receives wind farm, solar cell system and biogas plant instructions, and also handles energy sector M&A transactions and restructurings. Martin Juste joined from Poul Schmith in late 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Sparre Christiansen

Other key lawyers:

Per Vestergaard Pedersen; Martin Juste


‘We get honest answers to our questions. If we have a bad case, we are told. We have never lost a case with DLA Piper as a partner.’

‘Jacob Christiansen takes the time to present the case with all the necessary details to win.’

‘Unique knowledge of wastewater issues and the complex laws in and around the subject.’

‘DLA Piper has a supreme level of expertise and knowledge regarding laws regarding wastewater handling, payment for wastewater services and laws regarding public access to information on the environment in public-owned corporations and authorities.’ 

‘DLA has extensive knowledge of the energy industry and has a great deal of knowledge about the culture that prevails in this industry.’

‘The team in DLA Piper that handles energy has a great competence within our field of work. The team is always ready to solve tasks for us without the big questions as they know our company very well.’

‘The team at DLA Piper has great knowledge of the industry, our company and the legislation in relation to our industry.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the complexity of the regulation of the energy sector in Denmark.’

‘Strong focus on problem-solving and identifying solutions.’

Key clients

DANVA (the Danish Water and Waste Water Association)

Government of Greenland


Frederiksberg Forsyning Group

Maabjerg Energy Center Group

Vestforsyning Group

BlueKolding Group

Aarhus Vand Group

Billund Vand og Energi Group

Frederikshavn Forsyning Group

Energnist I/S

Morsø Forsyning Group


Svendborg Forsyning Group

Skanderborg Forsyning Group

Struer Energi Group

Thisted Vand Group

Tønder Forsyning Group

Vandmiljø Randers A/S

Ringkøbing-Skjern Forsyning Group

Dansk RestproduktHåndtering A.m.b.a.

Farum Fjernvarme A.m.b.a.

Shared A/S

SEV (the main energy supplier in the Faroe Islands)

Denmark > Environment Tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark’s environment group is led by Line Marie Pedersen, who demonstrates an ‘in-depth knowledge of special pollution of soil and groundwater’ issues. The practice is also particularly active in environmental due diligence, environmental planning work, environmental liability claims, environmental impact assessments and climate change projects. In addition to its robust public authority and municipality client roster, the group acts for a wide variety of real estate, insurance and energy companies, as well as state governments and private individuals. Kurt Bardeleben left the group to join SIRIUS advokater in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Line Marie Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Per Vestergaard Pedersen


‘Very professional and good knowledge.’

‘Always get an answer very quickly. Great knowledge.’

‘Very competent and great knowledge of environmental legislation. Can explain so everybody can understand it. Always communicate with a smile.’

‘Extensive professional knowledge and sparring in the field of environment and other legal issues.’

‘Line Marie Pedersen: Always ready to help even within complicated cases, and incredibly good at getting acquainted with the technical part of cases in addition to the legal part.’ 

‘Line and her team maintain a particularly high legal level in the field of environmental law. Line has an in-depth knowledge of special pollution of soil and groundwater issues both in relation to the legal framework and insurance coverage. They are skilled and thorough, but not least they have an excellent commercial approach to solving the problems.’ 

‘As mentioned above, Line is a very skilled environmental lawyer. She is also kind, pleasant, attentive and good at listening to client needs. In addition, she is always available and will return quickly. Line is probably the lawyer in Denmark with the best knowledge of contamination.’

Key clients

The Danish Petroleum Industry Association (Drivkraft Danmark)

The Greenland Government, including its Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Energy

A/S Dansk Shell

AIG Europe S.A.

Dansk Fuels A/S

Topdanmark Forsikring A/S

The Danish Central Stockholding Entity (FDO)

Københavns Lufthavne A/S (Copenhagen Airports A/S)

Colas Danmark A/S

Avista Oil Danmark A/S

Alm. Brand A/S

Lidl Danmark A/S

De Dansk Bilimportører (The association of Danish Car importers)

YX Energi A/S

UnoX Energi A/S

Maabjerg Energy Center-Group



FF Skagen A/S

The Danish Petroleum Industry Association’s Energy Saving Pool

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 1

The ‘very experienced‘ team at DLA Piper Denmark frequently acts for trustees, administrators and creditors, with a notable focus on cross-border financial and corporate restructurings, as well as insolvency disputes and distressed M&A deals. Henrik Sjørslev, who is Nordic practice head, specialises in insolvency matters arising from the real estate and aviation sectors, while Trine Hasselbalch focuses on mandates in the agriculture sector, which is an area of growth for the group. Other key sector specialisms include the insurance, financial services and retail industries.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Sjørslev

Other key lawyers:

Trine Hasselbalch; Per Buttenschøn; Per Astrup Madsen; Jørgen Flodgaard


‘Always very solution-oriented and thinks out of the box when it comes to commercial solutions. Very good theoretical skills.’

‘Per Astrup Madsen is always straight to the point and never accepts half a solution.’ 

‘DLA Piper has been involved in the insolvency/restructuring of businesses within the agricultural industry. The team appears well coordinated and professional and shows a high level of experience.’

‘DLA Piper Denmark has a unique insight in insolvency practices concerning the insurance field. The team is very experienced and are able to help with complex cases as well as practical issues.’

Key clients

Jet Time A/S

Tribe Hotel Management Denmark A/S

B. Nygaard Sørensen A/S

Anker Hansen & Co. A/S

Copenship Group

Top-Toy A/S

Informationsteknik Scandinavia A/S

Primera Air Scandinavia A/S

Kids Multibrands of Denmark ApS

E. Pihl & Søn A/S

The ATP Group, PFA Invest, SEB Invest, Danske Invest among others

Rikki Tikki Company A/S

Davai A/S

Cimber Sterling

The ATP Group

PFA Invest

SEB Invest

Danske Invest

The Danish Guarantee Fund for non-life Insurance Companies

Denmark > Insurance Tier 1

Product liability expert Georg Lett and life insurance specialist Pernille Sølling co-head DLA Piper Denmark’s insurance practice, which is frequently instructed in high-profile, multi-jurisdictional insurance, reinsurance and liability disputes. Representing a range of Danish and foreign insurance companies, business enterprises, pension companies and insurance intermediaries, the department also has experience in W&I insurance, insurance policies related to M&A, and cases concerning crime insurance, product liability and professional liability claims. Dispute resolution practice head Anders Julius Tengvad is also active in contentious insurance matters.

Practice head(s):

Georg Lett; Pernille Sølling

Other key lawyers:

Anders Julius Tengvad


‘Simply the best lawyers for insurance and pension work. With great knowledge covering a legal area that is very complicated.’

‘Great legal and practical knowledge. Great process experience.’

‘Very professional lawyers with extensive knowledge in insurance and pension law, especially Pernille.’

Key clients


Danica Pension


AP Pension

Euro Accident Liv

Copenhagen FinTech Lab

Risk Point A/S

Euclid Transactional



Europæiske ERV Rejseforsikring





Denmark > Banking and finance Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark is 'always available and provides constructive and strong solutions’ across a variety of banking and financing mandates. The team is headed up by Joachim Kundert Jensen, who focuses on acquisition financing, asset finance and green energy finance matters. Elsewhere, Ian Tokley has a ‘thorough understanding' of 'securitisations in particular’, as well as structured financing transactions, while Ulrich Hejle primarily advises lenders on property and real estate financings. Line Støving departed to an in-house position.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Kundert Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Ulrich Hejle; Ian Tokley


‘The team is highly experienced, always available and provides constructive and strong solutions conveyed at the customer’s level and meets deadlines.’

‘Ulrich Hejle compared to other lawyers is always available and respects the deadlines that we have to meet. When he communicates with our borrowers the response that I get from them is very satisfying.’

‘Very good inside knowledge of their areas and knows tendencies.’

‘Ian Tokley has inside knowledge in his field and his commercial thinking helps a lot in negotiations.’

‘Strong experience and knowledge in regards to securitisations.’

‘Ian Tokley is very experienced and has a thorough understanding of banking and finance, securitisations in particular. He is also very easy to deal with on a personal level.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen had good knowledge in structuring bespoke credit investments for funds, great availability and quick in turning client input around, very commercial in negotiations / good big picture view.’

Key clients

Kinnerton Credit Management A/S

Elfelagid SEV (Faroese national power company)

Real Danmark A/S

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba)


DSV Panalpina A/S



Pension Danmark

Ørsted A/S

TriplePoint Capital

Merlin Entertainments

Visma AS


Scale Capital

Jet Time

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The team at DLA Piper Denmark covers the full spectrum of data protection and data privacy work, leveraging the firm's data breach assessment tool NOTIFY, as well as a Data Protection Impact Assessment portal, which streamlines the process. The team, which is spearheaded by Marlene Winther Plas, is skilled at assisting clients with the implementation of compliance programs, employee training programmes, control measures concerning data transfers, personal data issues relating to product developments and inspections, data breaches and crisis management work.

Practice head(s):

Marlene Winther Plas

Other key lawyers:

Jon Lauritzen

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories

Air Alsie A/S

AON plc


Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S

City of Copenhagen

Colas A/S

Dan Church Aid

Landsbyggefonden (the Danish National Housing Fund)

DCC Energy A/S

Dustin AB

EDC Gruppen A/S

Euro Accident

GS1 Denmark

Kamstrup A/S


Ministry of Finance


People Test Systems A/S

PNO Holding A/S

Reckitt Benckiser

Skanlog A/S

Trafikselskabet Movia

University of Copenhagen

Userneeds A/S

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The team at DLA Piper Denmark is particularly active in construction and infrastructure disputes, international arbitration proceedings, administrative law matters, corporate and regulatory investigations, and insurance and reinsurance disputes. Within insurance, Georg Lett and Pernille Sølling are representing Garantifonden for skadesforsikringsselskaber in a highly publicised €13m reinsurance claim against Howden insurance Brokers AB, Gable Insurance AG in bankruptcy and Barbican Speciality Reinsurance Company. Anders Julius Tengvad, who is a liability case specialist and experienced arbitrator, heads up the team. René Offersen departed in early 2020 to set up his own boutique offersen:christoffersen law.

Practice head(s):

Anders Julius Tengvad

Other key lawyers:

Georg Lett; Pernille Sølling


‘Pernille Sølling is available and presents herself as very competent and skilled within the field of law where most of our business is centred. The team and in particular Pernille has many years of experience with litigation, and Pernille handles litigation professionally and in a respectful manner.’

Key clients

Garantifonden for skadesforsikringsselskaber (The Guarantee Fund)

AP Pension

Colliers International

DB Cargo

PFA Pension






TELE Greenland


Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark‘s practice, which is led by Michael Klöcker, is frequently instructed on matters that arise under EU and Danish competition, merger control, procurement and state aid laws. Key pillars of the practice include abuse of dominance issues, merger control work, criminal cases relating to competition law infringements, and cartel investigations. As part of the broader EU and competition group, the procurement team is headed up by Mikala Berg Dueholm, who advises on all stages of tendering procedures, as well as public contracts and complaints.

Practice head(s):

Michael Klöcker

Other key lawyers:

Rune Hamborg; Mikala Berg Dueholm


‘Very dedicated, even with short notice. Anticipates the customers needs well.’

‘Rune Hamborg is very customer-oriented and has a very good business understanding of our business activities. He is highly competent in his field of activity.’ 

‘I only use DLA Piper in the tender area. Here, DLA Piper provides a combination of qualified employees with a high level of service.’

‘Partner Mikala Dueholm has a qualified, but at the same time solution-oriented approach to legal issues, which typically gives good results. In addition to the legal, Mikala Dueholm has a good general understanding of our industry, which increases the quality of her advice.’

Key clients

Copenhagen Airports A/S


Tele Greenland

JP Politikens Hus A/S

J. Jensen Group


Dustin A/S


Copenhagen Municipality

Region Zealand


Danske Regions

Deutsche Bahn


Denmark > Information technology Tier 2

Instructed by a wide range of domestic corporations, multinationals and public authorities, DLA Piper Denmark's expertise is underscored by its handling of technology contracts, outsourcings, development projects and high-end technology transactions. It also has extensive experience in IT systems procurement and public procurement issues. The group is headed up by Marlene Winther Plas, who, as a mediator, arbitrator and litigator, also deals with dispute resolution concerning complex technology contracts and technology-related law.

Practice head(s):

Marlene Winther Plas

Other key lawyers:

Jon Lauritzen


‘Comprehension is key in this matter, the team is quick in understanding the fundamentals. They are quick at cutting to the core of the issue.’

‘Jon Lauritzen is fast in determining if the case in question is within his key competence or if to involve other resources. He is straightforward if it makes sense to take any legal action.’

‘The team is very good at seeing the projects from a business perspective.’

‘We appreciate the guidance and fast response from Jon Lauritzen.’

Key clients


Landsbyggefonden (the Danish National Housing Fund)

Økonomistyrelsen (section under the Danish Ministry of Finance)

Skanlog A/S


City of Copenhagen

PNO Holding A/S

Userneeds A/S

Trafikselskabet Movia


Dan Church Aid

JP/Politikens Hus


Dansk Distribution A/S

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark‘s construction and real estate group is predominantly instructed by clients on high-value real estate transactions and project development work. Line Marie Pedersen and Jakob Nielsen jointly lead the practice, which has expertise spanning construction law, real estate finance work, fund formations and leases. Emilie Møller ‘knows all the mechanisms of large and complex transactions’ with notable experience in large portfolio deals involving residential and commercial rental properties. Another area of strength for the group is handling the restructuring of distressed real estate portfolios. Per Soon Larsen joined the group from Poul Schmith in late 2021.

Practice head(s):

Line Marie Pedersen; Jakob Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Peter Schäfer; Thomas Høj Pedersen; Emilie Møller; Per Soon Larsen


‘The firm has specific knowledge and interest within co-living and all its legal implications including collaboration agreements etc. In addition, the company is able to advise us concerning various aspects of business development.’

‘The team is extremely conscientious and helpful. They always gets back to us very quickly and are always willing to go the extra mile to come up with a creative and constructive solution.’

‘They deliver on time and with operational advice. They have a good understanding of the market and mechanisms of a transaction.’

‘Emilie knows all the mechanisms of large and complex transactions and is able to provide advice in all facets of the transactions.’

‘The team is very dedicated and accessible.’

‘They have a good ability to understand the challenges in the cases we are sitting with, combined with the different takes on the matter.’

‘They work very fast and structured with the agreed focus areas, setting a very high professional level.’

‘I use a set of partners at the practice – all in the line of finance or real estate. My experience is overall very positive; however, when it comes to availability and efficiency, Emilie stands out.’

‘Team is led by Jakob Nielsen in Aarhus who provides the perfect combination of a professional, reliable service combined with a very personable approach.’

Key clients



Proark Group


Northern Horizon Capital

3C Properties

Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

Baunsøe Ejendomme

CG Jensen


Formuepleje Ejendomme


Mangiavacchi Pedercini SpA

Adserballe & Knudsen

Jensen Gruppen


Denmark > Shipping and transport Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark receives a steady flow of commercial, corporate, financial and insolvency instructions in the shipping, transport and logistics sectors. The group primarily assists with traditional shipping and transport matters including drafting and negotiating agreements, the sale and purchase of vessels, bunker disputes, ship financings and liability claims. The team is led by Henrik Kleis, who also has experience in aviation mandates. Christian Benedictsen-Nislev joined from NJORD Law Firm in late 2019, while Thomas Bryde Hansen departed in early 2020.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Kleis

Other key lawyers:

Henrik Frandsen; Per Vestergaard Pedersen; Christian Benedictsen-Nislev


‘Christian Benedictsen-Nislev is extremely sharp on the law and has the advantage of being both qualified as a Danish Lawyer and English Solicitor, which is very handy in shipping disputes and litigation, as many contracts in shipping are subject to English law, where for instance recourse claims would need to be directed.’

‘Very dedicated with good legal advice.’

‘Henrik Frandsen is very customer-oriented and has a good business understanding of our business activities.’

‘DLA Piper, DK, has a good mixture of knowledge regarding both shipping and the public sector. These competencies are crucial for my organisation.’

‘Christian Nislev has broad legal and maritime knowledge.’

‘We’ve had many years of cooperation and high credibility.’

Key clients

MSC Denmark A/S

Dansk Bjergning & Bugsering A/S

The Port of Aarhus

Stema Shipping A/S

Alba Tankers Aalborg ApS

Copenhagen Airports A/S

Carsoe A/S

Scandlines Danmark ApS

DB Cargo Scandinavia A/S

DAT (Danish Air Transport)

A.P. Moller-Mærsk


Martin Bencher A/S

Denmark > Tax Tier 2

The tax group at DLA Piper Denmark is headed up by Artur Bugsgang, who has considerable expertise in advising on taxes relating to foundations and trusts, double taxation issues, income taxes and vehicle registration taxes. The group is particularly active in indirect tax mandates involving customs duties and VAT, most significantly in tax litigation and arbitration proceedings before the tax authorities and the European Court of Justice. Former practice head Line Kjær left the department in mid-2020 to join KPMG Law in Denmark, while Jakob Schilder-Knudsen and director Mario Fernandez joined from Lundgrens in mid-2021.

Practice head(s):

Artur Bugsgang

Other key lawyers:

Claus Holberg; Jakob Schilder-Knudsen; Mario Fernandez


‘I found the level of communication (in a language I could understand) and pro-activeness very reassuring.’ 

‘Knowledgeable, creative and yet fully in conformity with the law. ’

Key clients

Estron A/S

FF Skagen A/S

Danish Car Importers Association

Foreningen Kræv licensmoms tilbage

Danish Ministry of Taxation

Denmark > Telecoms Tier 2

The practice at DLA Piper Denmark advises telecoms clients on a range of IT contracts, data protection issues, regulatory compliance, e-commerce matters and competition mandates; it also has notable contentious expertise. Following the departure of former practice head René Offersen, the group is now headed up by Sebastian Ingversen, who has a particular focus on M&A transactions and corporate work in the telecoms sector.

Practice head(s):

Sebastian Ingversen

Other key lawyers:

Michael Klöcker

Key clients




Tele Greenland

Denmark > Capital markets Tier 3

DLA Piper Denmark is particularly active in the DCM space. Ian Tokley is the key practitioner with expertise in the issuance and listing of corporate bonds, prospectus preparations and verification processes. Former group head Niels Erik Nielsen retired in 2019 and Lars Hagbard Grønkjær joined from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab in 2020, while Christian Bredtoft Guldmann joined from Lundgrens in mid-2021. Other areas of focus include share buy-backs, disclosure requirements and financial regulation. Anders Kaasgaard moved in-house in mid-2021.

Practice head(s):

Ian Tokley

Other key lawyers:

Lars Hagbard Grønkjær; Christian Bredtoft Guldmann

Key clients

Jyske Realkredit


DSV Panalpina A/S

Brondbyerns IF Fodbold

Merlin Entertainments

Scale Capital Fund II K/

eSoft Systems

Cemat A/S

Prime Office A/S

Denmark > Employment Tier 3

Recognised by clients as a ‘go-to lawyer for employment law issues’, Nina Wedsted heads up DLA Piper Denmark’s team, which has expertise spanning the employment elements of M&A transactions, outsourcing mandates, incentive schemes, data protection issues, union-related matters and collective agreements. Regularly instructed by multinational employers, the group also handles contentious employment matters, including litigation, injunctions and arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Nina Wedsted

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Markussen


‘Nina Wedsted is one of – if not the – go-to lawyer for employment law issues. Her service level is high, her knowledge is always up-to-date, and she delivers also on the commercial side.’

‘It is my experience that the team is highly competent and I always feel comfortable asking for advice and help. Their service is quick, to the point and what I especially appreciate is their focus on the business perspective of what we do and want to achieve.’

‘Especially working with Daniel Markussen has been a pleasure! Daniel Markussen stands out in his approach to an issue and his very quick catching the real essence of a problem. As well, Daniel Markussen provides well founded views to an issue supporting us to make the best decision in a case.’

‘The team is very well structured, very quick in their advice and actions with a very deep knowledge of labour law matters in Denmark. All of them are very friendly and pleasant to work with.’

‘Nina Wedsted is a very experienced lawyer and one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I have come across. She helped us immensely in our case in Denmark and she was always available throughout a very intense process. She helped not only with her labour law knowledge but also through her connections in the industry.’

Key clients

KMD A/S (NEC Corporation)

DB Cargo A/S

Jaco Supermarkeder A/S

Dansk Sygeplejeråd

Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 3

Acting for an assortment of domestic and international clients, DLA Piper Denmark‘s expertise covers the full spectrum of enforcement strategies and IP work across trade marks, patents, designs, domain names, anti-counterfeiting issues and marketing law. Practice head Annemette Ellermann Holmbom also handles IP disputes and settlement agreements, as well as trade mark license agreements. Another name to note is ‘solution-oriented’ legal director Anette Moll Berg.

Practice head(s):

Annemette Ellermann Holmbom

Other key lawyers:

Anette Moll Berg


‘The team is competent, experienced, and responsive.’

‘Annemette Ellermann has great and up-to-date expertise, always able to give good and specific advice that is useful for us as a firm, easy to get in touch with, good at assessing what is necessary for our firm to take action on so that we use our resources efficiently.’

‘Anette Moll Berg is solution-oriented and has a good commercial understanding.’

Key clients

e-Boks A/S

Louis Poulsen A/S

M&E Engineering A/S

Madklubben ApS


Normann Copenhagen ApS

By Lassen ApS

Libertine-Libertine ApS

Hottinger Brüel & Kjær A/S

Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH

Foss Analytical A/S




Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 3

At DLA Piper Denmark, the media and entertainment group's capabilities encompass handling regulatory issues, remuneration work, commercial contracts and licensing agreements, most notably in the music and film industries. Key clients include record labels, artists, music management companies and film industry entities. Practice head Jens Krogh Petersen regularly assists music artists with record contracts, publishing deals and copyright infringement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jens Krogh Petersen

Other key lawyers:

Joachim Kundert Jensen


‘The company is totally committed to cultural events. We have used their services for many years. Our contact person always takes an interest in our business, is always quick to respond and professional in his advice and attitude.’

‘The team has been indispensable under Covid-19, where we have had to make clauses to all our performer and sponsor contracts.’

‘Unique experience and knowledge about our industry.’

Key clients

Lukas Graham


Scarlet Pleasure

Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S

Danish Documentary Production

Simon Jul Jørgensen

Copenhagen Music

The Bank

Lord Siva


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Global Co-Chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-Chief Executive Officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
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Mr Per Astrup Madsen  photo Mr Per Astrup Madsen Per Astrup Madsen is a certified insolvency lawyer and specialises in advice…
Mr Christian Benedictsen-Nislev  photo Mr Christian Benedictsen-Nislev Christian Benedictsen-Nislev is an experienced shipping and transport lawyer. Christian advises Danish and…
Mr Artur Bugsgang  photo Mr Artur Bugsgang Artur Bugsgang specialises in tax law and has thorough knowledge of personal…
Mr Per Buttenschøn photo Mr Per Buttenschøn Per Buttenschøn is an established attorney in the area of insolvency law…
Mr Jacob Sparre Christiansen photo Mr Jacob Sparre Christiansen Jacob Christiansen has vast experience in the legal affairs of the energy…
Ms Mikala Berg Dueholm photo Ms Mikala Berg Dueholm Mikala Berg Dueholm advises on all aspects of public procurement, public contracts…
Ms Annemette Ellermann  photo Ms Annemette Ellermann Annemette Ellermann provides advice to national and international companies around the world…
 Jørgen Flodgaard  photo Jørgen Flodgaard Jørgen Flodgaard deals with commercial law focusing, especially with the establishment of…
 Thomas Høj Pedersen  photo Thomas Høj Pedersen Thomas Høj Pedersen has vast experience of construction and consultancy law and…
Mr Rune Hamborg  photo Mr Rune Hamborg Rune Hamborg provides advice on all aspects of Danish and EU competition…
Ms Trine Hasselbalch  photo Ms Trine Hasselbalch Trine Hasselbalch is a partner in DLA Piper Denmark’s Finance, Projects &…
Mr Ulrich Hejle  photo Mr Ulrich Hejle Ulrich Hejle advises Danish and international clients on all aspects of finance…
Mr Claus Holberg  photo Mr Claus Holberg Claus Holberg is especially engaged in tax law. Within the area of…
Mr Sebastian Ingversen  photo Mr Sebastian Ingversen Since 1997, Sebastian Ingversen has been involved in business transactions, representing major…
Mr Michael Klöcker photo Mr Michael Klöcker Michael Klöcker is head of DLA Piper Denmark’s competition law team and…
Mr Joachim Kundert Jensen  photo Mr Joachim Kundert Jensen Joachim Kundert Jensen deals primarily with issues of finance law, including in…
Mr Jon Lauritzen  photo Mr Jon Lauritzen Jon Lauritzen has acted as advisor to persons called to testify before…
Mr Nicholas Lerche-Gredal  photo Mr Nicholas Lerche-Gredal Nicholas Lerche-Gredal is a partner in the Corporate M&A group and is…
Mr Georg Lett  photo Mr Georg Lett Georg Lett deals especially with litigation and arbitration as well as liability,…
Mr Daniel Markussen  photo Mr Daniel Markussen Daniel Egeberg Markussen has vast experience in employment and labour law and…
Ms Anette Moll Berg  photo Ms Anette Moll Berg Anette Moll Berg is primarily engaged in trademarks, copyright and design as…
Ms Emilie Møller photo Ms Emilie Møller Emilie Møller is engaged in the sale and purchase of real estate…
Mr Jakob Nielsen  photo Mr Jakob Nielsen Jakob Nielsen has vast experience in various areas of real property, focusing on project…
Mr Karsten Pedersen  photo Mr Karsten Pedersen Karsten Pedersen is primarily engaged with M&A and advises a large number…
Ms Line Marie Pedersen  photo Ms Line Marie Pedersen Since 2000, Line Marie Pedersen‘s main practice area has been environmental law.…
Mr Jens Krogh Petersen photo Mr Jens Krogh Petersen Jens Krogh Petersen is Head of DLA Piper Denmark’s Corporate M&A Practice…
Ms Marlene Winther Plas photo Ms Marlene Winther Plas
Mr Peter Schäfer photo Mr Peter Schäfer Peter Schäfer advises at the interface between law and business and has…
Mr Henrik Sjørslev photo Mr Henrik Sjørslev Henrik Sjørslev specialises in insolvency law and restructuring. Henrik has long-standing hands-on…
Mr John Emil L. Svenson  photo Mr John Emil L. Svenson John Emil Lyngfeldt Svenson is partner in DLA Piper’s M&A group and he…
Ms Pernille Sølling photo Ms Pernille Sølling Pernille Sølling has vast experience in a number of practice areas and…
Mr Anders Julius Tengvad photo Mr Anders Julius Tengvad Anders Julius Tengvad provides general commercial advice focusing on particularly litigation and…
Mr Ian Tokley  photo Mr Ian Tokley Ian Tokley is a partner in DLA Piper Denmark’s Finance team and has practised…
Mr Per Vestergaard Pedersen  photo Mr Per Vestergaard Pedersen Per Vestergaard Pedersen provides advice and assistance to national and international enterprises and public…
Mr Michael Vinther  photo Mr Michael Vinther Michael Vinther focuses on M&A and Corporate & Commercial. Michael has more…
Ms Nina Wedsted  photo Ms Nina Wedsted Nina Wedsted focuses on employment and labour law. Nina provides advice as…


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