DLA Piper Denmark > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile

DLA Piper Denmark
Oslo Plads 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark is known for its ‘excellent combination of local presence and skills, and international reach‘ when handling inbound and outbound cross-border transactions. Jens Krogh Petersen and Martin Christian Kruhl lead the team from Copenhagen and Aarhus respectively; Peterson advises international venture capital funds on domestic investments, while Kruhl handles financial regulation and compliance issues, including authorisations concerning Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM). M&A specialists Michael Vinther and the ‘outstandingKarsten Pedersen have substantial experience in advising domestic and overseas equity funds on investments and business transactions. John Emil L. Svenson takes a ‘very knowledgeable, proactive and no-nonsense‘ approach when serving blue-chip clients and financial institutions on all aspects of transaction processes.

Practice head(s):

Jens Krogh Petersen; Martin Christian Kruhl

Other key lawyers:

Karsten Pedersen; Michael Vinther; Jan Snogdal; John Emil L. Svenson; Nicholas Lerche-Gredal; Sara Schjørring; Andreas Egeblad Arendt

Testimonials

‘Excellent combination of local presence and skills, and international reach. Great team, happy to work with them, while keeping high morale and good mood. They act with a high degree of responsibility and a constant eye on the ball. And at the same time with care and understanding for the client.’

‘Jens Krogh Petersen – straight forward, advisory, competent and likeable! He shows a strong combination of competence, seniority, and personality.’

‘Karsten Pedersen and Sara Schjørring both do an outstanding job guiding clients through the acquisitions of Danish platform investments. Sara was very hands on.’

‘They represented us with an amazing team, well organised. They build trust, are very strong negotiators, handle high-complexity flawlessly and perform extremely well under pressure.’

‘Karsten Pedersen has an unrivalled intuitive understanding of any complex situation. He sees the way, follows through and delivers excellent results. He is very much into the details when entering discussions and negotiations. A partner you want on your side of the table.’

‘Andreas Egeblad Arendt is a rising star, empathetic and effective even under extreme pressure. He will go far!’

‘The world wide service with an anchor in Denmark – no matter where in the world, John Svensson makes sure clients get premium service and will do whatever it takes. He is very knowledgeable, proactive and no-nonsense.’

‘Nicholas Lerche-Gredal, great knowledge of the M&A business, great understanding on how we conduct business and M&A.’

Key clients

PKA A/S

The Lundbeck Foundation

Nordic Eye Private Equity

Abry Partners P/E

Xero Limited

Accel-KKR P/E

Nordea Private Equity

Selected Group

GC Exchange

EQT Partners AB

Storskogen Industrier AB

ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund

LEGO Group A/S

Danske Bank A/S

Sapiens International Corporation

Sun Capital Partners

Nutreco International B.V.

Obton Group

Groupe SFPI

Securitas Group

DLG a.m.b.a.

Aberdeen Standard Investments

GRAS Sound &Vibration A/S

Confirmasoft AB

Circularity Capital LLP

Re-Match Group

Flak AS

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Broad Horizon B.V.

BactiQuant Group

Polhem Infra AB

Polaris Private Equity

NEC Corporation

Maj Invest A/S

Dustin AB

Adelis Equity Partners AB

Kemp & Lauritzen

Montagu Private Equity

Alven PE

Blue Equity Management

JP/Politikens Hus A/S

TDC Group A/S

Promentum Equity Partners

BWB Partners

PFA Pension

Infineon Technologies AG

ATP Group

Abbott Laboratories

IT Relation Group

Visma Group

Gurit Holding AG

Danmil A/S

Colliers International Inc.

Umove A/S

Sensata Technologies, Inc.

Azets Group

General Electric (GE)

Rekom Group

Power A/S

Dansk Ejerkapital

Work highlights

  • Advised the owner of Danish lifestyle brand Konges Sløjd on the sale to leading international investment manager 3i Group.
  • Advised the shareholders of Auction Group on their divestment of Auction Group and subsequent investment in the largest pan-European car trading platform backed by Hellman & Friedman.
  • Advised the Lundbeck Foundation on all legal aspects of the strategic investment into Cresco Capital Services.

Denmark > Energy Tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark houses a strong team which advises governments, public authorities and multi-utility companies on the full scope of matters within the renewable energy, water, and wastewater sectors. The team also has notable experience in providing advice on M&A transactions and restructurings within the energy and utility sectors. Jacob Sparre Christiansen leads the team with over 20 years’ experience in advising energy companies on investments into renewable energy projects, and regulatory matters concerning wastewater and electricity distribution. Attorney Lasse Møller is a ‘highly competent‘ supply lines specialist who regularly represents owners in disputes concerning the cost and damage of moving supply lines.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Sparre Christiansen

Other key lawyers:

Per Vestergaard Pedersen; Martin Juste; Lasse Møller

Testimonials

‘Jacob Sparre Christiansen is highly qualified and is able to communicate conclusions in a manner that fits the audience.’

‘The team has broad knowledge and experience in the energy sector. Innovative and focused on finding solutions.’

‘Very good co-operation skills. Knowledge and experience are great.’

‘This team is unique in their way of acting quickly and with a high level of professionalism.’

‘Jacob Sparre Christiansen and Lasse Møller are both highly competent and very pleasant to work with. They always have a solution to problems.’

Key clients

DANVA (the Danish Water and Waste Water Association)

Government of Greenland, including the Ministry for Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment and the Ministry of Mineral Resources

HOFOR 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

SONFOR 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.

Forsyningsservice A/S

SEV (the main energy supplier in the Faroe Islands)

Dansk Energirådgivning

VEKS

Vesthimmerlands Vand

Aquadjurs A/S

Silkeborg Forsyning Group

Viborg Varme Amba

Danish Bio Commodities A/S

AURA Energi a.m.b.a.

Syddjurs Spildevand A/S

DjursSam ApS

Andelsselskabet Oksbøl Varmeværk

Hirtshals Fjernvarme

Sdr. Herreds Kraftvarmeværker A.m.b.a.

Snedsted Varmeværk

Veddum-Skelund-Visborg Varmeværk A.m.b.a.

Vildbjerg Varme A/S

Dinel A/S

Luxcara

Iberdrola

ATP

The City of Copenhagen

Aarhus Havn

TakeCHARGE ApS

Hai Long 2 Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd.

Hai Long 3 Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd.

Teacher’s Pension and P+ Pension

Lemvig Varmeværk a.m.b.a.

Afatek A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised and provided project management assistance to ATP and NRGi’s in connection with their acquisition of 57% of the A.P. Moller Holding A/S owned Innargi Group.
  • Advised the Greenland Government on hydropower issues including hydropower activities, hydropower licences, applications for and negotiation and granting of licences for hydropower activities, and the regulation of these matters.
  • Advising German-based Luxcara on the development of three solar parks totalling 415MW in 2021 and 2022 following the acquisition of the projects in 2020 and 2021.

Denmark > Environment Tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark‘s ‘skilled and thorough‘ team advises on the whole gamut of environmental law issues, including environmental impact assessments, waste regulations, transactions involving contaminated property, and environment insurance issues. The team primarily assists real estate insurance and energy companies. Practice head Line Marie Pedersen is an expert in advising on climate change projects, including coastal and floor protection issues, and liability claims regarding contaminated soil. Energy and natural resource specialist Per Vestergaard Pedersen advises private enterprises and public authorities, namely the Greenlandic Government, on hydropower and environmental liability issues.

Practice head(s):

Line Marie Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Line Marie Pedersen always gives top professional legal advice on several different environmental cases.’

‘Line Marie Pedersen and her team maintain a particularly high legal level in the field of environmental law. They are a professional, competent team with great knowledge. They are sharp on the legislation and have a pleasant tone.’

‘They are skilled and thorough, Line Marie Pedersen in particular has a good technical understanding of soil and groundwater pollution management.’

‘Line Marie Pedersen is a very skilled environmental lawyer. Line is the lawyer in Denmark with the best knowledge of contamination.’

Key clients

The Danish Petroleum Industry Association (Drivkraft)

The Greenland Government, Ministry of Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment

The Greenland Government, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Foreign Affairs

Crossbridge Energy A/S (former A/S Dansk Shell)

AIG Europe S.A

DCC Energy Center A/S

Topdanmark Forsikring A/S

Chubb Insurance Company

The Danish Central Stockholding Entity (FDO)

Copenhagen Airports A/S

Colas Danmark A/S

Avista Oil Danmark A/S

The City of Copenhagen

The municipality of Frederiksberg

HOFOR

Frederiksberg Forsyning A/S

Vestforsyning A/S

SONFOR Group

Maabjerg Energy Center A/S

The Danish Petroleum Industry Association’s Energy Saving Pool

Lidl Danmark K/S

De Danske Bilimportører (The Danish Car Importers Association)

H. Lundbeck A/S

Landsbyggefonden

Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab, VEKS

Falck Danmark A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Danske Olieberedskabslagre (FDO) on the reassessment of existing environmental approvals, including the establishment of new conditions with a view to compliance with Best Available Technic (BAT).
  • Advised the Greenland Government on legal matters relating to hydropower, water, minerals and mining, oil and gas, other natural resource activities and related environmental matters.
  • Advised A/S Dansk Shell on environmental approvals, pollution conditions, nature protection, etc. in connection with the operation of the refinery in Fredericia.

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 1

Henrik Sjørslev, Per Astrup Madsen and Jørgen Flodgaard jointly lead the finance, projects and restructuring team at DLA Piper Denmark. The team represents a variety of clients, including financial and public sector creditors, corporate debtors and suppliers, often receiving instructions as direct court appointments. Sjørslev often acts as a trustee in bankruptcies and has acted as liquidator for numerous distressed airlines, while Madsen provides guidance under the EU sponsored Early Warning Scheme to distressed companies. The ‘very efficient and innovativeTrine Hasselbalch makes use of her experience in the agriculture and hospitality sectors to assist businesses in distress.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Sjørslev; Per Astrup Madsen; Jørgen Flodgaard

Other key lawyers:

Trine Hasselbalch; Per Buttenschøn

Testimonials

‘The team has a commercial approach, is client orientated, and collaborates well.’

‘Trine Hasselbalch is very efficient, innovative and a true driver. Trine has a lot of legal skills and knowledge, and a strong commercial view.’

‘Henrik Sjørslev has skills, knowledge, drive as well as a very strong understanding.’

Key clients

The Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-life Insurers

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to the SAS Group Chapter 11 cases

The ATP Group

PFA Invest

SEB Invest

AB Invest

Finans Denmark

Danske Bank A/S (Realkredit Danmark)

Sydbank A/S

Ringkjøbing Landbobank A/S

Sparekassen Sjælland-Fyn A/S

Danish Guarantee funds for uninsured claims

Raiffeisen Bank

Swiss Re Group

KHR Architecture A/S

Playground ApS

Karma Sushi ApS, Taqueria ApS and Dan Gastro ApS

Repeat Fitness

Tribe Hotel Management Danmark A/S

B. Nygaard Sørensen A/S

Anker Hansen & Co. A/S

Food Alien A/S and its subsidiaries

Kompleet Bygning & Inventar A/S

Europa Frugt ApS

C5 VVS-teknik A/S

Hans Christian Halmø in bankruptcy

Nørmark Food A/S in bankrupcy

Simple Feast (Feast Kitchen A/S)

Work highlights

  • Advising the creditor’s committee on all Danish legal matters in relation to the pending Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of the SAS Group.
  • Appointed as co-restructuring administrator for Feast Kitchen ApS (Simple Feast), a major vegan meal box provider in the Nordics.
  • Acting as trustee for the estate of a major agricultural business. The matter included continued operations of the several properties located on Southern Funen and ended up in a aggregated business sale with a purchase price of DKK113m.

Denmark > Insurance Tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark‘s ‘very skilled team‘ primarily advises on W&I insurance, in addition to underwriting issues across numerous jurisdictions, including the US, Hong Kong and Argentina. Georg Lett, Anders Tengvad and Pernille Sølling jointly lead the practice. Lett provides advice of ‘the highest standard‘ on insurance arbitration and litigation; Tengvad advises insurance companies on crime, product, and liability insurance matters; and life insurance specialist Sølling assists pension providers with contractual and regulatory issues. Jacob Thomsen was promoted to partner in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Georg Lett; Anders Tengvad; Pernille Sølling

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is experienced in insurance law. They are service minded and competent at a very high level with many years of experience.’

‘They know what insurance companies are requiring and asking for.’

‘Georg Lett is of the highest standard.’

‘They have unique qualifications and dedication – pleasant to work with. They are a very skilled team with skilled partners.’

Key clients

Sampension

Danica Pension

Garantifonden

AP Pension

Risk Point A/S

Euclid Transactional

Chubb

AXA XL

AIG

PFA

ATP

Work highlights

  • Advised Garantifonden on the settlement of a claim for reinsurance policies written by Barbican in favour of Gable with a Danish insurance agent called Husejernes Forsikringsagentur as cover holder and Howden as an insurance mediator.
  • Representing AP Pension in a group of individual cases concerning whether the requisite level of information was provided during a transition from a guaranteed pension to a market rate of interest on a pension scheme portfolio.

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 1

The ‘super intelligent‘ team at DLA Piper Denmark assists domestic football and hockey clubs, festivals and film financiers with the full gamut of media and entertainment issues, in addition to providing advice to managers and publishing companies. Jens Krogh Petersen leads the practice alongside Joachim Kundert Jensen. Petersen has considerable expertise in advising music artists, songwriters and record companies on endorsement and sponsorship agreements, and acting in infringement disputes; while Jensen represents a varied client roster of theatre producers, record labels and documentary filmmakers in disputes concerning anti-piracy and copyright claims.

Practice head(s):

Jens Krogh Petersen; Joachim Kundert Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Marlene Winther Plas; Peter Rønnow

Testimonials

‘They are simply better in this field than anyone else, and are great people who always make you feel that they have tons of time for you! Cannot speak more highly of them, especially Jens Krogh Petersen who is my go to person!’

‘Super intelligent and at the same time so likeable!’

Key clients

Lukas Graham

Volbeat

Scarlet Pleasure

Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S

Danish Documentary Production

Simon Jul Jørgensen

Copenhagen Music

The Bank

Universal Music A/S

Phlake

Laid Back

Suspekt

Sportsway AB (Sweden)

Grundfos

Boris Bertram

Live Nation

Years from now

Sylvester (SLY)

Tigerspring ApS

Moment Group

Soundford Limited (HongKong)

Morten Ristorp p/k/a Rissi

Saqib Hassan

Cutfather

Rasmus Hedegaard

Warner Music Denmark

ITV Studios International

ITV Studios Entertainment

D.A.S.

United Stage ApS

PDH Music

Work highlights

  • Advising Natixis Coficine on the financing of Nordic film productions. The firm advised on five Nordic productions including: Gulltransporten (a Norwegian feature), Sommerdahl Murders, season 3 and 4, and Monster Loving Maniacs.
  • Advising pop music group Lukas Graham on infringement cases, touring agreements, and producer agreements.
  • Advising the Danish football club Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S, one of the major teams in the Danish Premier League listed on NASDAQ, on various legal assignments including advice regarding all aspects of football related sports law, e-sports issues, TV license matters, standard player contracts, partner contracts, and dispute settlements.

Denmark > Banking and finance Tier 2

The ‘excellent‘ finance and projects team at DLA Piper Denmark leverages its international reach to provide advice on asset and acquisition financings and financial regulations. The ‘brilliantJoachim Kundert Jensen leads the team and heads up the Nordic finance group; he advises on numerous cross-border financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Kundert Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Nicolai Rothemejer Hansen; Cecilie Markvart Haugsted

Testimonials

‘They make an excellent team and have the strength and capabilities that exceed other firms.’

‘Cecilie Markvart Haugsted thinks commercially and always delivers on time.’

‘The team is cohesive and user-friendly. They are impressive people, who do impressive solution-oriented work and are efficient and smart.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen is a great partner to work with, he is responsive, commercial and excellent at explaining issues.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen stands out as brilliant. He is very pragmatic and always finds solutions.’

‘Very competent team with a well structured approach to each project, also in terms of cross border project management.’

‘Joachim Kundert Jensen and Nicolai Rothemejer support each other very well in the team. Both very competent, pragmatic and easy-going.’

Key clients

Kinnerton Credit Management A/S

Elfelagid SEV

Real Danmark A/S

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

RiverRock

DSV Panalpina A/S

PKA A/S

PFA

Pension Danmark

Ørsted A/S

TriplePoint Capital

Merlin Entertainments

Visma AS

Madklubben-group

Jet Time

HSBC

Ringkjøbing Landbobank

Citibank

Carlsberg Group

AP Møller Maersk A/S

Silicon Valley Bank

Bank of New York Mellon

LTG Rail

Vækstfonden

Pemberton

Axa Insurance

BlackRock

Amber Infrastructure Partners

Viabill A/S

Aviva Investors

Natixis Coficine

Avida Finans AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Helaba on the financing of the purchase of a commercial property in the Copenhagen area by a Korean real estate fund.
  • Advised Pemberton and Lucid Fund on the ASG Group’s acquisition of CASA Group, a large Danish building contractor.
  • Advised Aviva Investors on financing four commercial PPP projects in four different locations in Denmark by Amber Infrastructure Partners.

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark’s team utilises its international network to advise on whistleblowing solutions, data protection audits and impact assessments, and the regulation of biometrics. Practice head Marlene Winther Plas advises on technology and data protection contract disputes, compliance projects, and data breaches, and Jon Lauritzen frequently acts as a DPO, using his employment law experience to advise on HR-related matters. Director Martin Hjørlund Nielsen provides ‘first-class advice‘ on operational compliance and data driven marketing issues.

Practice head(s):

Marlene Winther Plas

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Martin Hjørlund Nielsen is excellent and he provides first-class advice on a large task updating entire GDPR packages.’

‘Anders Nielsen has been an excellent adviser, providing a unique pragmatic approach, which assists with easy deployable solutions.’

‘The team has business acumen and the capability to understand and adapt to our needs as a customer.’

Key clients

PDC A/S

Landsbyggefonden (the Danish National Housing Fund)

Økonomistyrelsen (section under the Danish Ministry of Finance)

Skanlog A/S

AKQA A/S

City of Copenhagen

PNO Holding A/S

Userneeds A/S

Trafikselskabet Movia

DCC Energy A/S

GS1

Reckitt Benckiser

Kamstrup A/S

Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S

Auction Group

Heimstaden

Small Danish Hotels

The Velux Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advising Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/Swith on the expansion of the existing approval for the use of facial recognition technology at Brøndby Stadion.
  • Acting for a private dentist and the Danish Dental Association in a High Court case regarding GDPR brought by HK (a labour union) regarding non-material damages.
  • Advising Nordstat Danmark A/S (formerly Userneeds) on various Data Protection related matters.

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The team at DLA Piper Denmark is guided by Anders Julius Tengvad, who has broad experience in insurance and damages claims, and frequently appears before the Supreme Court and arbitration tribunals in matters concerning management, accountant and product liability issues. The team is well known for its specialised knowledge in insurance, shipping and construction disputes, as well as product and professional liability litigation. Georg Lett focuses on assisting clients in the finance and insurance spheres, and often appears before the European Court of Justice and arbitration tribunals; and Pernille Sølling is a pensions and life insurance specialist who often acts for corporates in addition to public authorities, frequently appearing before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. Jacob Thomsen was promoted to partner in January 2022 and regularly assists domestic and international clients with disputes concerning insurance coverage and liability issues.

Practice head(s):

Anders Julius Tengvad

Key clients

Garantifonden for skadesforsikringsselskaber (The Guarantee Fund)

AP Pension

Colliers International

DB Cargo

PFA Pension

ATP

AIG

AXA XL

Vestforsyning

Chubb

TELE Greenland (now Tusass)

EY

Work highlights

  • Representing AP Pension in a group of individual cases, filed after a class action suit involving 220 claimants was dismissed. The cases concern whether the requisite level of information was provided during a transition from a guaranteed pension to a market rate of interest on a pension scheme portfolio.
  • Acted as a co-prosecutor in the impeachment case against the former Minister of Immigration and Integration, where an impeachment court found them guilty.
  • Represented a group of energy companies against the Danish Road Directorate before the Danish Supreme Court. The case concerned whether pipeline owners or the Road Directorate as the landowner should ultimately bear the costs of the pipeline works.

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark houses a ‘highly dedicated‘ team which handles the full range of matters for a diverse client base, including Hugo Boss, the Danish Road Directorate, and the Central Denmark Region. The practice has ‘deep insight‘ into cartel investigations, criminal competition cases, merger approvals, and abuse of dominance cases across the IT and media sectors. Practice head Michael Klöcker is a ‘highly skilled competition lawyer‘ who is adept at advising public authorities and businesses on anti-competitive agreements, dominant enterprises, and dawn raids. Using her ‘sharp legal eye‘, Mikala Berg Dueholm advises on large-scale construction projects and strategic partnerships relating to procurement processes across a number of areas, including assortment tenders, competitive dialogues, and design competitions; Dueholm also advises municipalities on domestic and EU procurement rules.

Practice head(s):

Michael Klöcker

Other key lawyers:

Rune Hamborg; Mikala Berg Dueholm; Trine Larsen

Testimonials

‘Michael Klöcker is a highly skilled competition lawyer. Always ready to go the extra mile.’

‘Mikala Berg Dueholm stands out as being a partner that can navigate both public and private clients and understands the needs of both parties. She makes complicated procurement law easily understandable, she provides stand out advice. Mikala has a sharp legal eye.’

‘DLA Piper is a very competent law firm. They have deep insight. The team is unique, solid, and all round. They are highly dedicated, outstanding collaboration, highly professional. They are understanding and patient.’

‘DLA Piper always go the extra mile to deliver the highest possible professionalism and share the latest knowledge with their customers.’

‘Trine Larsen is especially good at advising and communicating complex legal issues in simple language. Highly professional, understanding and patient. Highly recommended!

‘Mikala Berg Dueholm and Trine Larsen are highly skilled, professional and very easy to work with. I can only recommend this firm.’

Key clients

Copenhagen Airports A/S

McKesson/TMJ

Tussas A/S (Tele Greeland)

JP Politikens Hus A/S

J. Jensen Group

TDC A/S

Fonden DBK

DanPilot

Copenhagen Municipality

Region Zealand

Movia

Danish Regions

Deutsche Bahn

HUGO BOSS

Central Denmark Region

The Danish Road Directorate

Work highlights

  • Representing HUGO BOSS in cases concerning its running of a dual distribution set up, which by the Danish authorities has been labelled a horizontal information and coordination arrangement.
  • Advised JP/Politikens Hus A/S on the acquisition of sole control of two newspaper and parcel distribution companies, Dansk Avis Omdeling A/S and Bladkompagniet A/S covering inter alia the western and eastern part of Denmark.
  • Advising the Central Denmark Region on the procurement of the purification of the largest soil pollution in Denmark, Høfde 42.

Denmark > Information technology Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark‘s team is well versed in advising on IT and technology contracts, particularly those relating to outsourcings, and also handles IT systems procurements and dispute resolution issues. Marlene Winther Plas guides the team with over 20 years’ experience in advising public authorities and domestic and overseas corporations on technology transactions, development projects and the negotiation of IT contracts. Jon Lauritzen handles contentious matters, while associate Emil Agerskov Thuesen dispenses advice relating to digitalisation projects, IT system maintenance and software distribution issues.

Practice head(s):

Marlene Winther Plas

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Understanding clients’ businesses is vital. The team more than meet their client’s needs, are able to challenge current solutions and have broad experience.’

‘Marlene Winther Plas understands her client’s businesses and what drives the entire plan.’

Key clients

PDC A/S

Landsbyggefonden

Økonomistyrelsen

Skanlog A/S

AKQA A/S

City of Copenhagen

PNO Holding A/S

Userneeds A/S

Trafikselskabet Movia

DCC Energy A/S

GS1

Reckitt Benckiser

Kamstrup A/S

Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Landsbyggefonden on a tender for a large IT development project involving the development of a data warehouse, which is managed by the institution, while at the same time developing a financial posting system and a number of APIs for existing systems, which are licensed to (and used by) a number of decentralised units (social housing organisations) that report to the central data warehouse.
  • Advised the City of Copenhagen on the procurement of an IT system managing housing of citizens in Copenhagen and suburbs, including the drafting of a large and complex IT contract which includes support, maintenance and system operation.
  • Representing PDC in an ongoing lawsuit against Ultra Electronics Airport Systems (Ultra) on the termination of an IT contract by Ultra regarding an Airport Project in Oman, in which PDC was elected sub-contractor to Ultra following a public tender by the Oman Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Denmark > Real estate and construction

DLA Piper Denmark’s team is ‘always two steps ahead‘, using its ‘high level of knowledge‘ to advise a varied client roster of investment management companies, ports and contractors. Line Marie Pedersen and Kristian Skovgård Larsen co-head the practice; Larsen has comprehensive expertise in handling contentious construction mandates, often acting in arbitration proceedings. The ‘tremendousEmilie Møller heads up the real estate transactional practice, and is a ‘very skilled adviser and possesses great skill‘ when assisting domestic and international clients, and institutional investors with real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Line Marie Pedersen; Kristian Skovgaard Larsen

Other key lawyers:

Peter Schäfer; Thomas Høj Pedersen; Emilie Møller; Per Soon Larsen; Jakob Nielsen; Thomas Albrechtsen

Testimonials

‘Strong cooperation within the team. Very efficient transaction services.’

‘Emilie Møller – she is tremendous in all aspects. She has immense drive and can offer sharp and to the point commercial and legal advice. Emilie is a very skilled adviser and possesses great skill.’

‘The team is always two steps ahead when it comes to transactions and negotiations.’

‘Thomas Høj Pedersen is direct, polite, correct and extremely proactive in all parts of the service that he provides. Always positive and with a good sense of humour. He is firm and humble.’

‘Per Soon Larsen stands out when it comes to efficiency, and he is a very valued adviser to us.’

‘Thomas Albrechtsen is a very experienced real estate partner who knows the business and the market. In his arms you feel safe and well guided when working with complex transactions.’

‘The team at DLA Piper is very skilled. they have a high level of knowledge -and they know how to use it. Within DLA Piper there is an expert for all potential questions and areas.’

Key clients

Heimstaden

AXA Investment Managers

Abrdn

Oxford Properties

Formuepleje Ejendomme

LOPA Holding AS

Thylander Gruppen

KONstruct

Proark Group

Northern Horizon Capital

FB Gruppen

3C Properties

Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

CG Jensen

RESCALE Capital

DOMIS

Mangiavacchi Pedercini SpA

Adserballe & Knudsen

Jensen Gruppen

Innovator

SØM Ejendomme

Raundahl & Moesby

Lidl Danmark

Kemp & Lauritzen

Kuben Management

IMBRO ApS

Self Storage Group ASA

Hapimag AG

Windspace /

Port of Kalundborg

Elysium Nordic Aps

Byggeselskabet Mogens de Linde

Milton Huse

DUAS Bolig A/S

Sinding & Co

Stender Enterprise A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Heimstaden on the acquisition of the Akelius company portfolio in Denmark and Sweden, consisting of 1093 residential units and 6,000sqm. commercial area in Denmark.
  • Advised Formuepleje Ejendomme on the sale of 11 properties comprising 636 residential units to two funds managed by Catella.
  • Advised AXA Investment Managers Alts on behalf of its clients on the acquisition of a newly built property consisting of 192 residential units from AP Ejendomme.

Denmark > Shipping and transport Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark fields a talented team, which is ‘excellent on strategy‘ when advising on the preparation of terms of carriage, in addition to the commercial and insolvency sides of the shipping industry. The team also handles disputes relating to ship groundings, collisions, and carrier liability. Henrik Kleis leads the team in Aarhus and often advises freight forwarders and airlines while also acting for the Danish Port Association, and Christian Benedictsen-Nislev leads the Copenhagen practice, using his ‘extensive knowledge‘ of ship building contracts and public procurement to handle both non-contentious and contentious matters. Henrik Frandsen regularly acts for domestic and international shipping lines and ship owners in matters concerning sales, purchases and arrests of vessels, while Per Vestergaard Pedersen has notable experience in road, rail and the multi-modal transport of goods.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Kleis

Testimonials

‘Specialised within the industry (shipping and transport). Available when needed and fast when delivering advice, with high quality.’

‘Christian Benedictsen-Nislev is very pleasant to work with. He is down to earth, easy going and very good at communicating his extensive knowledge within the industry. Clients are confident when he represents their cases at court.’

‘The team is excellent in all aspects regarding port business and has good knowledge of maritime and public tender issues.’

‘Henrik Kleis and Martin Juste have long term relations and deep knowledge in important areas, in addition to a wide network.’

‘The team is very committed and able to see the bigger picture. Excellent on strategy and able to express complicated issues in concise and simple terms.’

‘Christian Benedictsen-Nislev’s advice is precise, detailed and practical. He is very bright, personable and a delight to work with.’

Key clients

MSC Denmark A/S

Dansk Bjergning & Bugsering A/S

The Port of Aarhus

The Port of Kalundborg

The Port of Grenaa

Alba Tankers Aalborg ApS

Copenhagen Airports A/S

Carsoe A/S

DB Cargo Scandinavia A/S

IF Skadeforsikring

DAT (Danish Air Transport)

The Ferry Secretariat

Danske Fragtmænd

Work highlights

  • Advising the Ferry Secretariat on the preparation and execution of a programme for the construction of up to 25-30 passenger ferries for the client’s 18 members over the course of 10 years.
  • Acting for DB Cargo Scandinavia in connection with the Great Belt rail accident in 2019, the investigations of the Accident Investigation Board and the claims of DSB for damage to the trains and indemnification for passenger claims, as well as claims from other parties sustaining losses from the accident.
  • Representing a client in legal proceedings before the Danish Supreme Court involving several issues of principle in relation to the applicability of jurisdiction clauses and the Brussels Regulation under Danish law, in the context of a cargo claim brought against the client following the loss of containers at sea in the Mediterranean Sea due to heavy weather.

Denmark > Tax Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark‘s team has ‘amazing insight‘ according to clients, which it leverages to advise on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious tax issues, including criminal tax cases, the optimisation of transaction structures, and transfer pricing work. Praised for his litigation skills, practice head Jakob Schilder-Knudsen advises private equity and venture funds, and financial institutions on real estate investments and alternative investments from a tax perspective. Artur Bugsgang primarily handles matters concerning corporate tax relating to foundations and trusts, and often assists the Danish Car Importers Association with vehicle registration tax issues, while Mario Fernandez, a ‘leading expert‘ in indirect tax and VAT, is adept at advising on cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Schilder-Knudsen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Great team, by far the leading tax team in Denmark. Nobody comes close to them.’

‘Mario Fernandez is the leading expert in indirect taxes and VAT.’

‘Jakob Schilder-Knudsen is extremely competent, Jakob has shown himself to be the only lawyer we will ever need. Down to earth, skilled beyond mention and an all around gold guy. Nicknamed Harvey Spector due to his skills in the courtroom.’

‘Amazing insight into domestic and foreign tax rules and regulations. Perfect execution in both boardroom and courtroom.’

Key clients

Mdundo.com

Trinseo

Sampension

Axcel

Angelo Gordon

TotalEnergies

Uniqlo

Discovery Networks

ALD Automotive

JustEat

FOM Technologies

Vision Ejendomme

Mermaid Properties

SEB Denmark

Patrizia Multi Managers A/S

Savara Inc. US

AIG

Allianz Group

Citi Group

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Polestar Automotive

BlackFin Capital Partners

Forza Leasing

Work highlights

  • Advised Heimstaden on the acquisition of the Akelius company portfolio in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, consisting of 1,093 residential units and 6,000 sqm. commercial area in Denmark.
  • Advised Re-match Holding on its successful IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market in December 2021.
  • Advised PKA on its €670m investment into the Norwegian-based Morrow Batteries AS.

Denmark > Telecoms Tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark leverages its international reach to assist global corporates in the navigation and satellite navigation system sectors and telecoms providers with a variety of matters including competition, regulatory compliance, and corporate mandates. Sebastian Ingversen heads up the practice alongside Per Vestergaard Pedersen; Ingversen has over 15 years’ experience in advising telecoms companies on M&A and corporate related issues, and Pedersen often advises domestic and international players in the telecoms, satellite and space sectors.

Practice head(s):

Sebastian Ingversen; Per Vestergaard Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

TDC Group (Nuuday and TDC Net)

Vodafone

TeliaSonera

Tusass A/S (Tele Greenland A/S)

Polhem Infra AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Tusass (the Greenlandic incumbent) on a case regarding damages in connection with alleged refusal to supply.
  • Advising TDC Group (the largest telecoms provider in Denmark) on ongoing matters within a broad range of legal matters, including company law, competition law, regulatory compliance, real estate (ramp up of its reseller network, matters related to TDC’s leases and construction law) and procurement law.
  • Advising Tusass on a damages case regarding a vessel, which damaged a sub marine cable owned by Tusass, causing loss of internet connection in a substantial part of Greenland.

Denmark > Capital markets Tier 3

DLA Piper Denmark‘s practice assists clients with the whole array of capital markets transactions, including takeovers, issuances and secondary offerings. The team has seen an increase in equity capital markets mandates and continues to provide advice to domestic investors on the listing of companies on various markets, including Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden. Lars Hagbard Grønkjær leads the practice with over 20 years’ experience in advising banks, pharmaceuticals companies and energy companies.

Practice head(s):

Lars Hagbard Grønkjær

Key clients

PKA A/S

Merlin Entertainments (Legoland A/S)

Elfelagið SEV

Re-Match Holding A/S

Jyske Realkredit

Santander Corporate & Investment Banking

Nordea Bank

PFA Asset Management

Bank of New York Mellon

Scale Capital Funds ll K/S

Real Danmark

P+ and TDC Pensionskasse

Pension Danmark

Danske Bank

Nutreco International B.V.

DecideAct

Bactiuant

Brøndby I.F. Fodbold

SunAct Pharma AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Re-Match Holding on its IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market.
  • Advised SynAct Pharma on its listing on Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • Advised Initiator Pharma on its listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

Denmark > Employment Tier 3

The team at DLA Piper Denmark primarily assists employers with outsourcings, union related issues, and the employment aspects of transactions. The team often acts for multinational employers in contentious matters, including injunctions and arbitration proceedings before the Labour Court. Practice head Nina Wedsted utilises her broad expertise to advise companies within the financial services and pharmaceuticals industries on restrictive covenants, employee statuses, and share-option plans. Daniel Markussen has extensive knowledge of data protection and international transactions, and advises on the employment aspects of collective redundancies and collective bargaining agreements.

Practice head(s):

Nina Wedsted

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Markussen; Michael Klejs Pedersen

Key clients

Medicolink Consultancy ApS

Dustin A/S

Impilo AB and SHS Capital

ARKEN museum of modern art

Collosseum Dental Group

Dansk Sygeplejeråd

Minerva Group

DS Gruppen

Work highlights

  • Represented ARKEN museum of modern art in a dispute between the museum management and an anonymous group of employees, involving various allegations against a specific executive in Danish media.
  • Advised the Employers’ Association of Danish Dentists supporting its member, a subsidiary owned by Medicolink, in a case against the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees, concerning the interpretation of the so-called 120-day rule in the Danish Salaried Employees Act.
  • Advised Dustin A/S on the merger with the fully owned subsidiary, Exato A/S. The team advised on the planning of the business transfer and alignment of terms throughout the organisation which also included a complex legal assessment regarding various TUPE issues and renouncement of applicable collective bargaining agreements in Exato A/S.

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 3

DLA Piper Denmark’s ‘very knowledgeable‘ team dispenses advice on the full spectrum of IP matters, including distribution issues, patent licensings and franchising agreements, to companies of all sizes. ‘World class‘ practitioner Annemette Ellermann Holmbom heads up the group, often advising domestic and international corporations on anti-counterfeiting work, customs seizures and marketing-related issues. Anette Moll Berg uses her ‘deep insight‘ to assist clients with the design and selection of trade marks, particularly in relation to strategic registration matters.

Practice head(s):

Annemette Ellermann Holmbom

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very strong on both Danish and global IP matters, and has a great network.’

‘Anette Moll Berg has deep insight, which makes the advice and input very useful and efficient from a commercial perspective.’

‘The IP Team is very knowledgeable and gives good and practicable advice.’

‘Anette Moll Berg is always ready to give sound and practical advice in relation to trade mark and copyright issues.’

‘Annemette Ellermann Holmbom is world class!’

Key clients

e-Boks A/S

Louis Poulsen A/S

Australian Bodycare ApS

Madklubben ApS

Dansk Industri

Normann Copenhagen ApS

Nuura ApS

Libertine-Libertine ApS

Hottinger Brüel & Kjær A/S

Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH

Foss Analytical A/S and the entire FOSS Group

Pen-Sam

DHI A/S

PFA Pension forsikringsselskab

Phase One A/S

Capture One A/S

Sonion A/S

Sisters Point A/S

Fleye ApS

Light-Point A/S

Profile Pictures ApS

Konges Sløjd A/S

Work highlights

  • Representing Dutch Toys Group in a series of legal proceedings against the Danish company Euro Play ApS. The matter relates to design infringement of football goals and related products.
  • Assisting Nuura ApS with filing for an injunction against the marketing and sale of a lighting fixture being a close copy of its design protected by copyright.

Greenland > Foreign firms Tier 2

The Greenland practice at DLA Piper Denmark is a primary contact in the Danish market for the Greenland Government and has notable expertise in drafting new legislation; the firm also has longstanding experience acting for various Greenlandic ministries, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business and Trade, and the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Justice. Per Vestergaard Pedersen is the main contact and excels in the energy, climate, transport, logistics and infrastructure sectors, whilst also handling public law mandates. Competition litigation specialist Michael Klöcker and director Camilla Bjørslev Paulsen also contribute to the team.

Practice head(s):

Per Vestergaard Pedersen

Key clients

Government of Greenland, Ministry of Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment

Government of Greenland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business and Trade

Government of Greenland, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Justice

Tusass A/S (Tele Greenland A/S)

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Greenland Government and its Ministry of Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment with assessments, advice and assistance in relation to matters regarding hydropower activities and licences and agreements for related renewable energy production plants like hydrogen or ammonia production plants.
  • Assisting Tusass in a High Court case regarding damages in connection with alleged refusal to supply.
  • Assisting Tusass in a damages case relating to a vessel, which damaged a sub marine cable owned by Tusass.

Global co-chairs: Roger Meltzer and Jon Hayes
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
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.

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Per Astrup Madsen photo Mr Per Astrup Madsen Per Astrup Madsen is a certified insolvency lawyer and specialises in advice…
Christian Benedictsen-Nislev photo Mr Christian Benedictsen-Nislev Christian Benedictsen-Nislev is an experienced shipping and transport lawyer. Christian advises Danish and…
Mikala Berg Dueholm photo Ms Mikala Berg Dueholm Mikala Berg Dueholm advises on all aspects of public procurement, public contracts…
Artur Bugsgang photo Mr Artur Bugsgang Artur Bugsgang specialises in tax law and has thorough knowledge of personal…
Per Buttenschøn photo Mr Per Buttenschøn Per Buttenschøn is an established attorney in the area of insolvency law…
Jacob Sparre Christiansen photo Mr Jacob Sparre Christiansen Jacob Christiansen has vast experience in the legal affairs of the energy…
Annemette Ellermann photo Ms Annemette Ellermann Annemette Ellermann provides advice to national and international companies around the world…
Mario Fernandez photo Mr Mario Fernandez Mario Fernandez is an experienced VAT specialist, who has for more than…
Jørgen Flodgaard photo Mr Jørgen Flodgaard Jørgen Flodgaard deals with commercial law focusing, especially with the establishment of…
Henrik Frandsen photo Mr Henrik Frandsen Henrik Frandsen is partner in DLA Piper Denmark Law Firm. Henrik has many…
Rune Hamborg photo Mr Rune Hamborg Rune Hamborg provides advice on all aspects of Danish and EU competition…
Trine Hasselbalch photo Ms Trine Hasselbalch Trine Hasselbalch is a partner in DLA Piper Denmark’s Finance, Projects &…
Thomas Høj Pedersen photo Mr Thomas Høj Pedersen Thomas Høj Pedersen has vast experience of construction and consultancy law and…
Sebastian Ingversen photo Mr Sebastian Ingversen Since 1997, Sebastian Ingversen has been involved in business transactions, representing major…
Henrik Kleis photo Mr Henrik Kleis Henrik Kleis provides advice and assistance to enterprises and public authorities, particularly within…
Michael Klöcker photo Mr Michael Klöcker Michael Klöcker is head of DLA Piper Denmark’s competition law team and…
Martin Christian Kruhl photo Mr Martin Christian Kruhl Martin Christian Kruhl deals primarily with financial regulation, compliance, M&A and company…
Joachim Kundert Jensen photo Mr Joachim Kundert Jensen Joachim Kundert Jensen deals primarily with issues of finance law, including in…
Jon Lauritzen photo Mr Jon Lauritzen Jon Lauritzen has acted as advisor to persons called to testify before…
Nicholas Lerche-Gredal photo Mr Nicholas Lerche-Gredal Nicholas Lerche-Gredal is a partner in the Corporate M&A group and is…
Georg Lett photo Mr Georg Lett Georg Lett deals especially with litigation and arbitration as well as liability,…
Anette Moll Berg photo Ms Anette Moll Berg Anette Moll Berg is primarily engaged in trademarks, copyright and design as…
Emilie Møller photo Ms Emilie Møller Emilie Møller is engaged in the sale and purchase of real estate…
Jakob Nielsen photo Mr Jakob Nielsen Jakob Nielsen has vast experience in various areas of real property, focusing on project…
Line Marie Pedersen photo Ms Line Marie Pedersen Since 2000, Line Marie Pedersen‘s main practice area has been environmental law.…
Karsten Pedersen photo Mr Karsten Pedersen Karsten Pedersen is primarily engaged with M&A and advises a large number…
Jens Krogh Petersen photo Mr Jens Krogh Petersen Jens Krogh Petersen is Head of DLA Piper Denmark’s Corporate M&A Practice…
Marlene Winther Plas photo Ms Marlene Winther Plas Marlene Winther Plas specialises in IT law and data protection and has…
Peter Schäfer photo Mr Peter Schäfer Peter Schäfer advises at the interface between law and business and has…
Jakob Schilder-Knudsen photo Mr Jakob Schilder-Knudsen Jakob Schilder-Knudsen heads DLA Piper Denmark’s Tax practice group, which advises a…
Henrik Sjørslev photo Mr Henrik Sjørslev Henrik Sjørslev specialises in insolvency law and restructuring. Henrik has long-standing hands-on…
Pernille Sølling photo Ms Pernille Sølling Pernille Sølling has vast experience in a number of practice areas and…
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…
Anders Julius Tengvad photo Mr Anders Julius Tengvad Anders Julius Tengvad provides general commercial advice focusing on particularly litigation and…
Per Vestergaard Pedersen photo Mr Per Vestergaard Pedersen Per Vestergaard Pedersen is partner in DLA Piper Denmark Law Firm. Per provides…
Michael Vinther photo Mr Michael Vinther Michael Vinther focuses on M&A and Corporate & Commercial. Michael has more…
Nina Wedsted photo Ms Nina Wedsted Nina Wedsted focuses on employment and labour law. Nina provides advice as…

 

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