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DLA Piper Denmark

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Denmark

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark is singled out for its 'availability and responsiveness', 'ability to work internationally' and 'cohesiveness as a team'. Henrik Sjørslev heads up the practice and has extensive experience in restructuring mandates, Joachim Kundert Jensen is an expert in acquisition financings, Ian Tokley is noted for his work on structured financings, and Ulrich Hejle handles acquisition and real estate financing matters. In a recent highlight, Jensen advised Visma on the refinancing of its facilities agreement with a syndicate of lenders.

Leading individuals

Ian Tokley - DLA Piper Denmark

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

Niels Erik Nielsen heads up the department at DLA Piper Denmark, which also fields public offerings expert Karsten Pedersen and DCM specialist Ian Tokley; Tokley joined the team from Lundgrens in 2018. The practice is highly skilled in IPOs and has a client roster including European Energy and Lauritz.com; the group also recently advised Cemat and InterMail on their listings on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

With 'an experienced team', DLA Piper Denmark has 'broad commercial understanding' and 'a strong international backing'. The 'highly professional' Jens Krogh Petersen leads the group and receives praise for being 'easy to work with' and 'very hardworking'. Other noteworthy individuals include Karsten Pedersen, who assisted Adelis Equity with its divestment of IT Relation to HgCapital; Michael Vinther, who advised Artha and the management of Umove on the divestment of Umove to Cube Infrastructure Fund II; Sebastian Ingversen, who handled TDC's acquisition of shares in Plenti; and Jan Snogdal, who advised the owner of Arcane Tinmen on its divestment of shares to Eli Global. The firm recently merged with Delacour and has added Eskil Bielefeldt, Per Buttenschøn and Kristian Hjølund Nielsen  to the team.

Leading individuals

Michael Vinther - DLA Piper Denmark

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

Nordea Bank, Chubb and the City of Copenhagen are notable clients of DLA Piper Denmark's department, which is led by Anders Julius Tengvad. Other key practitioners include René Offersen, who acted for a consortium of pension funds which invested in the now-bankrupt OW Bunker; tax litigator Claus Holberg, construction arbitrator Jes Albertin Rosenvinge, and Michael Holsting, who specialises in commercial leasings. Georg Lett and Pernille Sølling also represented the Guarantee Fund in a dispute against the bankrupt Gable Insurance.

Leading individuals

Georg Lett  - DLA Piper Denmark

René Offersen - DLA Piper Denmark

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark's department is jointly led by Michael Klöcker and Torkil Høg, who head up the procurement and competition elements respectively. In a recent highlight, Klöcker advised Visma on merger control issues pertaining to its acquisition of Bluegarden. Noteworthy practitioners for procurement matters include René Offersen and Kurt Bardeleben. The firm merged with Delacour in 2018 and has been strengthened by the addition of Eskil Bielefeldt, Per Buttenschøn and Kristian Hjølund Nielsen to the team. The firm's merger in 2018 added Rune Hamborg to the team.

Next Generation Partners

Michael Klöcker - DLA Piper Denmark

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark is highly skilled in contentious matters and also handles data protection and M&A-related employment work. Litigation specialist Nina Wedsted leads the practice and regularly acts on cases pertaining to dismissals, incentive schemes and share option plans; she recently acted for Projectum in a dispute against two former employees who breached their contracts by moving to a competitor.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

With 'a good understanding of the client's needs', DLA Piper Denmark has 'strong legal competencies across local regulations and rules' and is led by renewable energy expert Jacob Sparre Christiansen. Recent highlights include Christiansen advising Vestforsyning on a project involving the placement of new wind turbines at Gedmose wind farm in Jutland, and oil and gas and mineral extraction specialist Per Vestergaard Pedersen assisting the Government of Greenland with licensing issues for the exploration and extraction of minerals.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark

The team at DLA Piper Denmark handles the full spectrum of environmental issues for clients including The Danish Petroleum Industry Association and AIG. Practice head Line Marie Pedersen is an expert in matters involving contamination and remediation issues as well as environmental due diligence and assessments. In a recent highlight, Per Vestergaard Pedersen advised the Greenland Government on the negotiation and drafting of licences for mining projects in the region. Kurt Bardeleben is recognised for his expertise in PPP projects and planning issues.

Leading individuals

Line Marie Pedersen - DLA Piper Denmark

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark's skillset encompasses IT contracts, outsourcings, procurement issues and disputes. Practice head Marlene Winther Plas recently advised the Danish Ministry of Finance's Agency for Modernisation on its procurement of IT systems, and René Offersen regularly handles contentious matters relating to IT contracts. The Municipality of Copenhagen and e-nettet are key clients. Jon Lauritzen joined following the firm's merger with Delacour.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark's merger with Delacourt has strengthened its restructuring team, with insolvency specialist Per Buttenschøn being a key addition. Henrik Sjørslev and Jan Bech are also noteworthy and assisted construction company E Pihl & Søn with its bankruptcy proceedings.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark handles disputes and regulatory mandates for clients including PFA and Chubb Insurance. The team is jointly led by Georg Lett, who is an expert in contentious matters; he recently acted for EY in a liability claim related to its involvement as external auditor in the 2008 collapse of Roskilde Bank. Group co-head Pernille Sølling also focuses on litigation and regulatory issues, and Anders Julius Tengvad handles insurance disputes.

Leading individuals

Georg Lett - DLA Piper Denmark

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark's practice is highly skilled in trade mark and copyright disputes, and team head Annemette Ellermann is very active in soft IP litigation and agreements. Anette Moll Berg is also a notable name for trade mark and domain name matters.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark is active in the music industry and is also involved in issues relating to sports and broadcasting. Recent highlights include team head Jens Krogh Petersen assisting Danish rock band Volbeat with its agreements with music management group, Q Prime; and Joachim Kundert Jensen advising Danish popstar Christopher on his management change, and also handling Gulddreng's contract renewal with Universal Music.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark has 'very strong commercial knowledge', which it uses to advise clients including the Greenland Government and the Municipality of Copenhagen. Kurt Bardeleben is a key figure whose 'competencies are outstanding'; he advised KAB Bygge-Og Boligadministration on the construction and development of the Sølund care centre. Other noteworthy names include Kristian Skovgård Larsen, who is an expert in construction disputes; Peter Schäfer, who is skilled in construction negotiations; and associate Thomas Høj Pedersen, who focuses on construction contracts and litigation.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark's shipping expertise encompasses financing matters, transactions, agreements and contentious work. Practice co-head Henrik Kleis is highly experienced in shipping disputes; he recently acted for the Port of Assens in a claim against UK insurers, which alleged that a UK tugboat caused damage to its quay. Thomas Bryde Hansen also leads the group and has broad expertise in shipping and transport, with a notable skillset in bankruptcy cases. Transport specialist Per Vestergaard Pedersen is also highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Henrik Kleis - DLA Piper Denmark

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark has notable expertise in direct and indirect tax; team leader Line Kjær is an expert in customs and VAT work, Artur Bugsgang specialises in vehicle tax issues, and Claus Holberg is a tax litigator. Clients include the Ministry of Taxation and Koppers; Kjær also recently advised the Danish Car Importers Association on new laws relating to car registration tax.

Leading individuals

Artur Bugsgang  - DLA Piper Denmark

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark regularly acts for TDC with recent matters including handling its investment in cloud solutions provider Cloudeon. Key practitioners include group leader René Offersen, who is an expert in disputes and procurement matters; Sebastian Ingversen, who specialises in commercial issues; and Michael Klöcker, who focuses on competition law. Vodafone and TeliaSonera are also key clients.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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