VKR Holding

VKR Holding

VKR Holding is a holding and investment public limited company whose object is to create value through financial investments and ownership of undertakings. The company employs a total number of 13,500 people in more than 40 countries. An important portion of the company’s workforce its dedicated legal team, which enables the company to realise its commercial ambition with as little legal ramification as possible. Under the guardianship of general counsel Henrik Rasmussen, VKR’s legal team has come to be known for working in a structured manner while always ensuring a keen eye for detail and quality. An example of Rasmussen’s work ethic is recounted by a nominator: ‘As GC, Henrik has handled everything from legal advice on small matters to large, heavy transactions – all with the same care and skill that he is known for’. The multi-purpose team currently holds specialists qualified in areas of competition law and M&A, and a number of lawyers who handle an increasing amount of legal tasks in-house. One of the team’s major legal accomplishments in recent years was the sale of the successful subsidiary WindowMaster to the businessman Erik Boyter. The team, among other things, contributed immensely to preparing the share transfer agreement and intellectual property rights assignments. The sale was part of VKR Holding’s strategy of greater focus on its core activities, predominantly roof window, skylights and flat-roof soluion companies. In addition, the legal department has superbly handled the company’s many legal and regulatory processes with impressive knowledge of the numerous legislative and regulatory requirements, with an innovative and forward-looking approach, and with deep insight into an understanding of the company’s complex business procedures. At the same time, the legal department understands the importance of close and integrated cooperation between the legal team and VKR’s different operational business units.