Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Fledgling firm Punct Advokater specialises in all aspects of insurance-related claims. The team is spearheaded by senior litigators and former practice heads at KLAR AdvokaterPeter Christian Kierkegaard and Lotte Noer. Martin Brandt Norris is another key contact.

Dispute resolution in Denmark


Bech-Bruun’s large-scale dispute resolution practice is frequently involved in complex, high-profile and cross-border litigation, with noted strength in the full spectrum of commercial disputes, international arbitration and D&O liability cases. Seasoned litigator and ‘class act’ Johannes Grove Nielsen leads the team, with extensive experience across US Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 rules, as well as post-M&A disputes, D&O liability claims, injunction matters and all aspects of shipping and logistics disputes, among others. Pre-eminent practitioner Søren Lundsgaard is known as ‘a beacon in the Copenhagen disputes arena’ and routinely lends his considerable expertise to post-M&A disputes, W&I insurance, D&O liability and professional liability mandates. The ‘technically excellent’ Anne Buhl Bjelke is a go-to name for cases regarding insurance coverage and liability for damages, as well as insurance and re-insurance matters. At associate level, Daniel Myhre Engell is focused on post-M&A disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Johannes Grove Nielsen

Autres avocats clés:

Søren Lundsgaard; Anne Buhl Bjelke; Arianne Svardal-Stelmer; Camilla Søgaard Hudson; Jacob Schall Holberg; Daniel Myhre Engell; Camilla Søbjerg Nielsen; Rasmus Schmidt

Les références

‘Great team. One of the top teams in town, particularly since Søren Lundsgaard and his team joined. They handle a wide array of disputes in all corners of the business world. ’

‘Anne Buhl Bjelke is very calm and collected with a great focus.’

‘The practice revolves around lead litigator Søren Lundsgaard and the exceptional team around him. He and his team dig very deep into the evidence of the case, turning every stone, which makes them very effective in crafting and executing powerful litigation strategies.’

Principaux clients

FSN Capital

Desmi Contracting A/S

Energinet (owned by the Danish Ministry of Energy)

MAN Energy Solutions SE

Hotel Holding ApS

Danske Bank A/S

Kevin Magnussen

Gjensidige Insurance


Kai Andersen A/S

Danfoss A/S


AIG Insurance

Danica Pension, Livsforsikringsaktieselskab


Alm. Brand Forsikring A/S

Frasers Group PLC

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing FSN Capital as the buyer in a three-digit million EUR dispute regarding breach of representations and warranties of a share purchase agreement.
  • Representing Danske Bank A/S in litigation filed by a bank customer against Danske Bank A/S on 5 November 2019.
  • Representing Lindsay Goldberg in a €340m post-M&A dispute.

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle is known for its capability in major cross-border dispute resolution mandates and is particularly active in disputes arising from the financial services and energy sectors. The ‘competent and efficient’ team is known for its strong expertise in commercial disputes, professional liability claims, competition matters, tax disputes, state aid claims and public law issues; white-collar crime issues, including complex internal investigations and criminal proceedings, form another core pillar of the group’s workload. Practice head Karsten Kristoffersen is a key contact for all things related to banking and finance, capital markets, M&A and oil and gas disputes, while Ole Spiermann represents major Danish financial institutions on a wide range of matters. At the junior level, senior manager Josefine Movin Østergaard assists on many of the team’s key mandates.

Responsables de la pratique:

Karsten Kristoffersen

Autres avocats clés:

Ole Spiermann; Johannes Hedegaard; Jakob Lentz; Lasse Mikkelsen; Josefine Movin Østergaard

Les références

‘Johannes Hedegaard is on top of things, gets deeply into the subject matter, and ensures he has the required understanding of all relevant matters before stepping into the court arena. A seasoned litigator who is always one step ahead of the opposing side – highly recommendable.’

‘A competent law firm which is highly specialised in dispute resolution. Always providing fast and well augmented solutions and advice.’

‘Very experienced team and very thorough in their work.’

Principaux clients

Danske Bank A/S

Nordea Bank Abp

Hesalight A/S in bankruptcy

Ørsted A/S

Jyske Bank

Jyske Realkredit A/S

Finans Danmark (The Danish Bankers Association)

SEB Bank AB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)

Nykredit and Totalkredit A/S

Nets A/S

Alm. Brand Bank A/S


Bios Ambulance Services Danmark A/S in bankruptcy

Finansiel Stabilitet (The Danish state’s financial unwinding vehicle)

Risen Energy


CS Wind Corporation

Nordic Eye K/S

Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk Industry)

Howden insurance brokers

Gefion Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending one of Denmark’s largest law firms through its professional liability insurer against a claim for damages from the Danish tax authorities concerning legal advice provided to a German bank in 2014.
  • Assisting Jyske Bank A/S in a contentious dispute with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.
  • Representing the bankruptcy estate of Hesalight A/S in a damages claim of DKK200m against its former management, board of directors and auditor.

Gorrissen Federspiel

The ‘well-coordinated dispute resolution team’ at Gorrissen Federspiel advises on complex, large-scale and high-value contentious matters spanning litigation and arbitration proceedings. Jacob Skude Rasmussen jointly heads up the department alongside Henriette Gernaa; Skude Rasmussen is routinely engaged on mandates representing major financial, shipping and energy sector clients, alongside being frequently appointed arbitrator in international arbitrations, while Gernaa is active in insurance claims. Søren Henriksen has expertise in insurance, construction, commercial contracts and post-M&A disputes; and Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen handles a broad range of commercial disputes, including complex issues arising from bankruptcy estates and acquisition-related proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jacob Skude Rasmussen; Henriette Gernaa

Autres avocats clés:

Søren Henriksen; Lotte Eskesen; Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen

Les références

‘GF operates as a well-coordinated dispute resolution team capable of handling complex legal processes at a very high level of quality. GF will assume case management and drive the process with a great sense of ownership ensuring that everything is kept on track and well prepared whilst involving the client very directly in the way the process is run.’

‘The team headed by Jacob Skude Rasmussen is extraordinary strong, well structured, strong business acumen and extremely well prepared in all aspects.’

‘Jacob Skude Rasmussen and Søren Henriksen and their team is very likeable guys and, in our dispute resolution process, their feel for how to move forward is very strong.’

Principaux clients

Danske Bank A/S

Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab

Carnegie Investment Bank and Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc.

FSN Capital Partners

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Goldman Sachs International

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Denmark)

Maersk A/S

Zebra A/S (Flying Tiger)

Systematic A/S


Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Zebra A/S (Flying Tiger Copenhagen) and affiliated European companies in a commercially complex shipping dispute against DSV Air & Sea A/S regarding a breach of a freight services agreement on the international sea carriage of Zebra’s goods and the related claims for loss of business.
  • Representing Danske Bank A/S in substantial securities litigation brought against Danske Bank by coalitions representing several hundreds of former and current shareholders.
  • Representing FSN Capital Partners in a complex case revolving around FSN’s acquisition of Gram Equipment A/S.

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert’s large-scale disputes practice group advises on all facets of commercial litigation and arbitration, including fraud and white-collar crime investigations, post-M&A disputes, finance claims, competition litigation and disputes arising in the energy, insurance, IT, IP, investment and transport sectors. Respected practitioner Frank Bøggild spearheads the group, coming highly recommended as ‘articulate and highly attentive to detail with a very practical and efficient manner’. Claus Juel Hansen is a key point of contact for general commercial litigation and arbitration, and also handles management and professional liability, tort and employment claims. Kolja Staunstrup has notable experience in the space and conducts court actions concerning management liability, consultant liability, M&A, contract law, law of damages, IT law, marketing and trade mark law.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frank Bøggild

Autres avocats clés:

Claus Juel Hansen; Kolja Staunstrup; Hans Jakob Folker; Andrew Poole

Les références

‘The team has an innovative approach to disputes, always looking for additional supporting arguments and documentation, while at the same time assessing the overall dispute strategy. Documents submitted to courts are always well-written and to the point.’

‘Kolja Staunstrup is a star in his generation. Few other lawyers have the same ability to handle such large and complex disputes as Kolja. He has my warmest recommendations.’

‘Frank Bøggild is the main person on our dispute team, and in addition to being an experienced IP expert, Frank has a certain aura and authority in the court room that provides confidence to his clients. He is the best within his field. Pragmatic when required, solution oriented and outstanding in a court room. Available when needed and possesses the right sense of urgency.’

Principaux clients

37 Signals LLC

Air Canada

Aller Media

Arla Foods Amba

ATP (Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension)

Codan Insurance A/S


Coop Danmark A/S

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

Credebt Exchange Limited

Danish Agriculture & Food Council (Landbrug & Fødevarer F.M.B.A.)

Danske Bank

Danske Spil A/S

De Danske Bilimportører

DSB (Danish State Railways)

Elgiganten A/S

F & H A/S

Financial Stability

Frida Forsikring Agentur A/S

Global Evolution Fondsmæglerselskab A/S

Hempel A/S


IF Skadeforsikring

Jysk A/S

Jyske Bank

Nordea Bank Abp. Finland

Nordic Waterproofing A/S (Phønix)

Pandora A/S

SAS Danmark A/S

Saxo Bank A/S

The Norwegian Non-Life Insurance Guarantee Scheme

Tryg Forsikring


Ørsted A/S

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Financial Stability in a Supreme Court case against the former directors and officer of Roskilde Bank.
  • Advised FLSmidth in a construction case in northern Africa worth approx. $50m.
  • Advised Danske Bank as Danish defence counsel regarding charges brought against the bank for wrongdoing arising out of its Estonian branch.


Plesner’s large-scale dispute resolution group handles large-scale, complex disputes and arbitration proceedings at both a domestic and international level, including commercial and construction-related litigation, white-collar crime matters, criminal investigations and administrative sanctions, among others. Practice head Peter Schradieck has extensive experience in the space, and lends his considerable expertise to cases concerning general commercial liability, distribution, construction and agency issues. Seasoned litigator Torben Bondrop is highly specialised in insurance and tort law, as well as acting in mandates pertaining to consultant liability, product liability, D&O liability, general commercial liability and reinsurance issues. Jimmy Skjold Hansen spearheads the group’s arbitration work regarding international and expropriation issues within the energy sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peter Schradieck

Autres avocats clés:

Jimmy Skjold Hansen; Torben Bondrop

Les références

‘Broad and deep competence. Extremely sharp in legal matters and strategically strong.’

‘Competent, dedicated and super reliable.’

‘Plesner has solved tasks for me for many years. Their professionalism and thoroughness are of great value to our collaboration.’

Principaux clients

Nets A/S

Energy Transition Minerals

Danske Bank A/S

Finansiel Stabilitet (The Danish Resolution Authority)

Jyske Bank

Danica Pension

PFA Pension

Nordea Danmark filial af (branch of) Nordea Bank Abp, Finland og Nordea Bank Abp

Tryg Forsikring A/S (Tryg Insurance)

A.P. Møller – Mærsk Group

British American Tobacco

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Energy Transition Minerals (formerly Greenland Minerals Limited) in a high-stakes and high-profile international arbitration against Greenland and Denmark concerning Energy Transition Minerals’ rare earth mining project in Greenland.
  • Representing the former CEO of Danske Bank A/S, in a complex case concerning Danske Bank’s Estonian branch and alleged violations of anti-money laundering rules.
  • Representing Finansiel Stabilitet with respect to both alleged violations of anti-money laundering rules, against the financial institute, and two civil cases regarding claims raised by Finansiel Stabilitet against former members of the management of the now ceased Københavns Andelskasse (Copenhagen Cooperative Bank).

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith acts for public and private clients in a broad range of dispute resolution matters, including domestic and international arbitrations, appearing before tribunals, ad hoc panels, and the Supreme Court. Experienced tax litigator Sune Riisgaard heads up the department, which includes Sune Fugleholm, who is known for his representation of the Danish government at an international level, including before the ECJ. Tomas Ilsøe Andersen is a specialist in complex commercial litigation and multi-sector international arbitration work, while Kasper Mortensen is a key name for high-profile disputes relating to construction and real estate projects, IT systems and acquisitions. Elsewhere within the group, Paw Fruerlund is an important point of contact for technology, investment and administrative disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sune Riisgaard

Autres avocats clés:

Sune Fugleholm; Kasper Mortensen; Paw Fruerlund; Tomas Ilsøe Andersen; Casper Christiansen; Christian Bo Kolding-Krøger

Les références

‘The latest legal proceedings that Poul Smith assisted us with were incredibly complex and therefore required no less than exceptional analytical, logical, research and argumentation (verbal and written) skills. The team from Poul Smith displayed all of these qualities and characteristics flawlessly.’

‘Kasper Mortensen has huge knowledge and experience in dispute resolution and is able to advise on strategy as well as legal interpretation. Highly appreciated that he is available for quick assessments and advice on short notice. Has an eye for the (commercial) reality of the client’s situation and offers advice adjusted to this.’

‘The team has more experience with public law litigation than anyone else in Denmark, and no one can demonstrate a higher level of success. This is basically the leading team in the country when it comes to litigation involving public law.’

Principaux clients

If A/S

The Danish Agency for Education and Quality


Municipal of Copenhagen

Greenland Ministry of Resources

AP Pension

Danish Equal Treatment Board

Procuritas Capital Investors Fund IV LP/GP

The Danish Property and Building Agency

Rail Net Denmark


The Capital Region of Denmark

Altor Fund II GP Ltd

OW Lux S.ár. l

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Danish Medicines Agency in litigation brought against the agency by the holding company of a former owner of a medicines company that had its licensees suspended and later went bankrupt.
  • Representing Danish Building and Property Agency in litigation brought against an insurance company concerning a claim for indemnification of two buildings lost in a fire which happened while the buildings were being decontaminated.
  • Representing The Danish Agency for Education and Quality and The Working Environment Authority in a case, where 18 former students of a school in Denmark have sued several authorities for having disregarded their positive obligation to take action against violations under the European Convention on Human Rights.

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark has the bandwidth to handle the full suite of both domestic and multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution matters, ranging from traditional commercial litigation to professional and product liability, insurance, construction and shipping disputes. The group is also well known for its work on major international arbitration mandates, handling complex cross-border work under a wide range of arbitral rules. Department head Anders Julius Tengvad‘s extensive practice includes cases pertaining to the professional liability of advisers, management and accountants, as well as product liability claims. Pernille Sølling has considerable experience within life insurance and pensions claims and assists major Danish pension providers with contractual and regulatory matters. Georg Lett retired.

Responsables de la pratique:

Anders Julius Tengvad

Autres avocats clés:

Pernille Sølling; Jacob Thomsen; Ida Bryld

Les références

‘Analytical and results-oriented team. They assisted us in a complicated case involving the use of complicated financial instruments and quickly gained the specific knowledge necessary to give us appropriate advice.’

‘Anders Tengvad has great business judgment, tremendous legal expertise and is a counsel and adviser in the best possible sense. His sparring is extremely valuable to make crucial top management decisions and his advice is sought and proven to be insightful, prudently weighed and communicated transparently and in an easily understandable fashion.’

‘Pernille Sølling is always available for her customers and as a customer you have the feeling that your case is highly prioritised. She does a great job in assessing the risk in the case which is very appreciated. She is a skilled litigator before the court.’

Principaux clients

Garantifonden for skadesforsikringsselskaber (The Guarantee Fund)

AP Pension

Colliers International

DB Cargo

PFA Pension






TELE Greenland (now Tusass)


Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Raahus Construction ApS in a bankruptcy matter against the former auditor and the accounting firm of Raahus Construction ApS.
  • Representing Foreningen Kræv Licensmoms Tilbage in a group action on behalf of a group of 283,000 individuals against the Danish tax authorities.
  • Representing DB Cargo in a case against the Danish Railway Body in a case before the Danish Supreme Court.


Horten fields a ‘very good and competent’ dispute resolution group, which specialises in complex commercial arbitration and litigation as well as financial disputes, particularly those with cross-border and international elements. White-collar defence is another core pillar of the group’s practice, and often sees the team appearing before the Danish Supreme Court. Birgitte Frølund leads the department and acts on behalf of financial institutions and international commercial corporations on critical mandates. Jakob Tingskov is another key point of contact and advises both domestic and international clients on all aspects of cross-border dispute resolution.

Responsables de la pratique:

Birgitte Frølund

Autres avocats clés:

Jakob Tingskov; Christina Steen

Les références

‘Horten are our “go to” law firm in Denmark for corporate, regulatory and dispute resolution regarding insurance issues and advice. The service is very good and competent. The people there are very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.’

‘Birgitte Frølund and Jakob Tingskov are exceptionally detailed oriented and yet also strategically minded.’

‘Christina Steen – Very knowledgeable and competent and easy to deal with.’

Principaux clients

ING Bank N.V.


Fitness World A/S

CNA Hardy, Denmark

Jyske Bank A/S

MAN Truck & Bus AG



Principaux dossiers

  • Acting on a landmark jurisdiction case involving interpretation of art. 7.2 and 8.2 of Brussels I Regulation initiated by the Danish Tax authorities against number of international banks alleging the banks’ responsibility for loss of dividend refund tax paid to Canadian pension Fund HOOPP.
  • Representing Dutch ING Bank in all matters pertaining to the OW Bunker bankruptcy.
  • Representing an individual in the Danske Bank AML case involving criminal investigations in Denmark and the US, a civil case in New York and a number of civil cases in Denmark pertaining to alleged investor losses due to the AML scandal.


Lundgrens fields ‘a team of highly skilled attorneys with diverse backgrounds and expertise in various areas of dispute resolution’. Key strengths of the ‘excellent’ group include insolvency, IP and commercial disputes, and the team also assists with the expropriation of real estate in the public sector. Practice head Nicolai B. Sørensen has extensive experience in complex tax and insurance litigation. Highly experienced litigator Håkun Djurhuus is another important point of contact within the group.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicolai B. Sørensen

Autres avocats clés:

Håkun Djurhuus; Rasmus Vang; Sebastian Lysholm Nielsen; Christina Bach Rasmussen

Les références

‘In my opinion, Lundgrens is an excellent law firm. We had very positive collaboration with the team and we always received an extraordinary support in all the legal matters we had in Denmark. Lundgrens has been extremely supportive on the professional point of view and even regarding the human approach.’

‘Håkun Djurhuus is a highly experienced and valued litigator within the environmental law field.’

‘Håkun Djurhuus is very experienced and has an ability to see were a compromise can be made before going in court. When he is in a court room, he is well prepared and very dedicated.’

Principaux clients

Atlas Edge

Philips AB

Nordnet Bank AB

HDI Global Specialty SE

Einar Kornerup A/S

Danish Agriculture & Food Council

FMC / Cheminova A/S

Haldor Topsøe A/S


New Nordic Advisors Ltd

HDI Global SE


PFA Ejendomme

Oestergaard A/S

AON Danmark A/S

Protector Forsikring

Nymølle Stenindustrier A/S

SCT Transport A/S

Kalundborg Forsyning A/S

Kirkbi A/S



Siemens Gas & Power

Tüv Süd

Sartosius AG


Frequentis AG

Mervedes-Benz AG


Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for the Oestergaard group in a very complex dispute of significant value with the Haarslev Group.
  • Representing a large Danish company in a complex dispute regarding the development and construction of a sustainable city district. The dispute is estimated to have a value of DKK5bn.
  • Advising US and English law firms regarding Danish tax law issues related to the ‘cum-ex scandal’ (estimated value of DKK12bn).


Specialist boutique firm Viltoft is renowned for its strong emphasis on dispute resolution within the fields of construction, real estate and public procurement, with a strong track record in handling complex litigation and arbitration cases. The group also undertakes general disputes work, including contractual, corporate, shareholder and general commercial matters, as well as labour and employment cases. Practice leader Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen comes highly recommended as ‘a top performing attorney with deep experience within his field and a sense of the important issues‘. Henrik Hauge Andersen has notable experience in complex disputes arising out of the construction sector, while Morten Ruben Brage maintains his robust practice emphasising construction, procurement and environmental cases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen

Autres avocats clés:

Henrik Hauge Andersen; Morten Ruben Brage; Jacob Allon

Les références

‘First class and excellent service.’

‘Peter Thommesen is a top performing attorney with deep experience within his field and a sense of the important issues – a good mix of pragmatism, legal ability, commercial considerations and the ability to find solutions.’

‘Extremely skilled, legally sound and competent.’

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab has the bandwidth to handle a broad range of commercial disputes, and is particularly known in the domestic marketplace for handling disputes relating to M&A, finance, professional liability, insurance, restructuring and insolvency, life science, IP and TMT mandates. Practice head and ‘super litigator’ Jacob Møller Dirksen is praised as ‘client focused’ and is a key name for all aspects of commercial litigation. Daniel Haue Jakobsson is another important point of contact for complex litigation and international arbitration cases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jacob Møller Dirksen

Autres avocats clés:

Daniel Haue Jakobsson

Les références

‘The team is a young and energtic team. The practice group has become very well established in the Danish dispute resolution market within a very short period of time.’

‘Jacob Møller Dirksen is a high-profile counsel and arbitrator. He is polite, pragmatic and very structured in his way of analysing legal issues.’

‘Jacob Møller Dirksen is a super litigator and good at strategy. Can certainly recommend him.’

Principaux clients




Zurich Insurance

Arbejdernes Landsbank



Swiss Re


Baker Tilly


Babcock Wanson


AP Pension

Align Technology Inc.

Aegean Airlines

The Danish Institute of Arbitration

Saxo Bank

AXA Insurance

MSIG Insurance Europe AG

Crawford & Company


Olympic Air



BTV Multimedia GmbH

Bach Gruppen

Nomeco A/S

Vertic A/S

Catacap Management

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting the seller of a large group of distribution companies in a DKK250m+ M&A arbitration dispute concerning alleged representation and warranty breaches in relation to complex VAT matters involving multiple European jurisdictions.
  • Assisting one of the world’s largest energy companies in a highly complex €150m+ FIDIC construction dispute pertaining to the establishment of a major wind farm.
  • Representing a global accounting firm and its liability insurer, HDI Global, in a complex D&O and accountant’s liability dispute concerning claims for damages of DKK35m+ made against the accounting firm by a group of foreign investors and a venture capital firm.

DAHL Law Firm

DAHL Law Firm‘s robust dispute resolution practice group focuses on commercial mandates, with a strong track record in post-M&A disputes and insurance-related litigation and arbitration. Claes Wildfang leads the team and is an important name to note for cross-border IP disputes. Peter Henrik Würtz specialises in insurance and tort law, while Niels Wulff is extremely experienced in contentious matters in the construction industry.

Responsables de la pratique:

Claes Wildfang

Autres avocats clés:

Peter Henrik Würtz; Kristian Skovsgaard; Hans Erik Steffensen; Niels Wulff

Les références

‘Always present for you – skilled teams – really puts effort into knowing their customers and giving clients holistic advice.’

‘Extensive experience and network.’

‘Good service and easy access.’

Principaux clients

JHI Invest ApS

DI Teknik


Viggo Bendz A/S

Wennstrom Solutions & Services A/S

Northern Greens A/S

Rop A/S

Powercare A/S

Give Steel A/S

Codan Forsikring A/S

SimpleDK ApS


Dublix Techonolgies ApS

Taasinge Elementer A/S

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising on a complex arbitration case related to an M&A transaction with multiple complex issues.
  • Acting in multiple disputes relating to title to machine parts and damages in relation to alleged IP infringement.


Kennedys specialises in complex dispute resolution matters in the insurance industry, including all aspects of insurance and reinsurance; it also retains a focus on corporate and commercial insurance, including coverage and defence work, as well as regulatory compliance issues. Practice co-heads Morten Christensen and Heidi Bloch are known for their expertise in coverage claims involving financial lines, including D&O and IPO claims, and professional indemnity insurance matters; the pair also handle insurance litigation and tort claims, respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Morten Christensen; Heidi Bloch

Les références

‘A competent law firm which is highly specialised in dispute resolution. Always providing fast and well augmented solutions and advice.’

‘As a client you always feel at the centre and prioritised.’


Mazanti-Andersen‘s dispute resolution team has a strong reputation for handling high-profile and complex work including litigation and international arbitration proceedings. Lawsuits involving the Danish state, cross-border work and acting for companies and former directors in D&O litigation are other key specialisms of the ‘full-service practice with very competent lawyers’. Anne Almose Røpke centres her work on tort and contract law; she co-leads the practice with Philip S. Thorsen, who is a go-to name for disputes involving professional liability and breach of contract claims. Supreme Court litigator Morten Samuelsson is frequently engaged on liability suits involving bank directors, management and board members.

Responsables de la pratique:

Anne Almose Røpke; Philip S. Thorsen

Autres avocats clés:

Morten Samuelsson; Josephine Linn Jacobsen

Les références

‘Mazanti-Andersen has provided us and our clients with an unparalelled service in Denmark, being a full-service practice with very competent lawyers. The firm’s strength is their comprehensive expertise and their ability to allocate each matter to the right professional.’

‘Over the years, Philip Thorsen has proven himself to be not only an exceptional legal expert but also a trusted colleague who always puts the client’s needs first by referring matters to the most competent team member of Mazanti-Andersen. A very welcoming man and generally a pleasure to work with.’

‘Very good at understanding our business and thereby giving more than just legal advice. Mazanti are extremely knowledgeable within several legal areas which is very helpful for our business which works across both private and public areas.’

Principaux clients




HDI Gerling



Navigators Int.

Ib Mardahl-Hansen

Bunker Holding A/S

Eurotrade International Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing a client via Tryg Forsikring A/S in a D&O liability case following the collapse of Act. Global A/S, a Danish group in the process of developing cleaning remedies.
  • Representing a client via Tryg Forsikring A/S in a D&O liability case, involving a group action brought by former investors of Titus, a Danish group selling working interests in US oil and gas fields.

Nielsen Nørager

Litigation at all levels of the court system and arbitration proceedings are the core work streams of the dispute resolution practice at Nielsen Nørager, with the team’s caseload including disputes related to insurance, tort law, financial services, competition, tax and M&A mandates. Real estate and construction disputes expert Michael Kjær Lauritsen and experienced EU litigator Henrik Peytz jointly head up the practice group, which also includes Michael Wiisbye, who is another important port of call with extensive experience in insurance and tort law.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Kjær Lauritsen; Henrik Peytz

Autres avocats clés:

Michael Wiisbye; Jan Presfeldt

Les références

‘Nielsen Nørager is still is one of the leading practices within Insurance Law in Denmark, with a continuously high legal standard in the handling of disputes, whether by arbitration or in court.’

‘Michael Wiisbye continues to be a beacon among insurance practitioners in Denmark thanks to his massive knowledge of the subject and his massive working capacity.’

‘Excellent compact team with strong insurance client base.’

Principaux clients

HDI Specialty – Insurance

HDI Global – Insurance

Topdanmark Insurance

NKT Cables A/S

Pædagogernes Pension (The Teachers Pensions Fund)


If P&C Insurance

Danish Chamber of Commerce

The Danish Society for Nature Conservation


ALKA Insurance

Tryg Insurance


Bygma A/S

NJORD Law Firm

NJORD Law Firm maintains its strong focus on litigation, and is adept at handling cases pertaining to insurance law, including D&O, product liability and pensions claims. The team also acts in litigation involving EU, pharmaceuticals, maritime, IP, public procurement and shareholder actions and securities, anti-trust, media, and white-collar crime issues. Thomas Ryhl, Jeppe Brogaard Clausen and Tom Jensen collectively spearhead the department. Rhyl has vast experience of litigation at the EU level, including cases relating to pharmaceuticals, competition and procurement law, while Brogaard Clausen is a key name for international IP and enforcement cases, and Jensen handles insolvency issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Ryhl; Jeppe Brogaard Clausen; Tom Jensen

Autres avocats clés:

Ulla Fabricius; Robert Mikelsons; Rasmus Paus Torp

Principaux clients


Louis Vuitton

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

J. Lauritzen A/S


Gjensidige Insurance

IF Skadeforsikring


Bring Trucking

Omni Bridgeway

Novartis Pharma

Siemens Medical

ARK Advokatpartnerselskab

ARK Advokatpartnerselskab is highly specialised in insurance and dispute resolution mandates, dispensing expert advice a varied range of mandates. Supreme court litigator Jesper Ravn‘s practice emphasises insurance and tort claims, and Allan Kvist-Kristensen is vastly experienced in handling international claims regarding product liability, property damage and product recall, while Thomas Dall Jensen handles indemnity claims brought against a range of professionals.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jesper Ravn; Allan Kvist-Kristensen; Thomas Dall Jensen

Les références

‘Leading knowledge in the industry regarding insurance law in DK.’

‘Thomas Dall Jensen has great knowledge and Jesper Ravn has good knowledge on motor insurance claims.’

‘Long term experience in the field. Very professional and always updated on newest trends.’

Principaux clients

Topdanmark Forsikring

Tryg Forsikring / Alka Forsikring

Velliv, Pension & Livsforsikring



Protector Forsikring


HDI Global/HDI Specialty

Alm. Brand Group (Alm. Brand Forsikring/Codan Forsikring)

Købstædernes Forsikring

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Tryg Forsikring in a case, where a leasing company has claimed coverage for eight missing cars (plus one recovered car), in a large fraud scheme set up by another fraudulent leasing company.
  • Assisting Topdanmark Forsikring in a matter in the District Court regarding a leasing company’s claim for coverage for 17 missing luxury cars as part in of one of the largest Danish fraud schemes initiated by another leasing company.
  • Representing Tryg Forsikring in a DKK600m possible recourse matter arising out of a fire in Belgium.

Aumento Law Firm

Aumento Law Firm is predominantly known for its expertise in disputes arising out M&A and real estate transactions. Lisbet Andersen specialises in branding and trade mark law, while Anders Aagaard has substantial experience in litigation and arbitration before the Danish High Court and Supreme Court, and Mikael Delin is a key name for disputes emanating out of the construction and insurance sectors. The ‘very dedicated and knowledgeable’ Nikolaj Kjær handles real estate, product liability, board liability and competition law cases, and Asaf M. Fazal specialises in civil litigation across the real estate, construction, IP, finance, insurance and public law spaces.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lisbet Andersen; Anders Aagaard; Mikael Delin; Nikolaj Kjær; Asaf M. Fazal

Les références

‘Aumento law firm – and especially Nikolaj Kjær – has a very special ability to find the relevant element in every case and quickly take action with proactive behaviour.’

‘A very professional and focused approach that took both my personal situation as well as the nature of the engagement into account.’

‘Nikolaj Kjær was especially outstanding in his support. It combined a very professional legal approach with an understanding of all the softer (personal) aspects of the case and resulted in recommendations and advice that was spot on.’

Principaux clients

Schou Company A/S

Danish Technological Institute A/S

Dansk Merchant Capital A/S

Ingholt Consult A/S

InMiaCasa ApS

Tryg Forsikring A/S

HDI Global Specialty SE, Denmark

Gjensidige Forsikring

Commercial Consulting

A/B Eriksgaarden

E/F Svejgaarden


E/F Hassinghus

Bendtsen Holding ApS

Manovi Invest ApS

Den Central Albanske Moske

Prievaizdas ApS

Symbion A/S

BFI Indkøb A/S

Advokatkontoret Fabritius Tengnagel & Heine

Boutique litigation firm Advokatkontoret Fabritius Tengnagel & Heine handles complex commercial litigation, including disputes related to white-collar crime, M&A, board of directors liability and D&O liability; the group also acts in international arbitration proceedings and banking litigation. Highly experienced litigator Thomas Bøgelund Norvold and international arbitration expert Søren Locher jointly lead the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Bøgelund Norvold; Søren Locher

Autres avocats clés:

Anne Mie Lund

Les références

‘Their expertise in professional liability, and strong experience in both managing court cases and negotiating settlements make them an excellent firm in specialised issues, and they provide very strong senior capacity to their clients. They ensure that each client and each case has full partner attention.’

‘Thomas Bøgelund Norvold is absolutely outstanding – both in terms of legal expertise and conflict resolution and negotiations. He led a very complex legal situation with multiple entangled parties and large potential downside to a successful settlement. Thomas is sharp, rapidly grasps complicated issues, but without any arrogance, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Anne Mie Lund has excellent knowledge and reliability on cases. Proactivity and solution-oriented.’

Principaux clients

Litigium Capital

OW-Bunker, estate in Bankruptcy

Burford Capital

HJM Recycling A/S

Hounisens Laboratorieudstyr A/S

Ejendomsadministrationen 4B A/S

Trolle Company A/S

Biofac A/S

Lars Eric Weinås Holding Fond

Livrex ApS

Nordisk Kriminalkrønike ApS

Ingeniørfirmaet Lytzen A/S

Orthana Kemisk Fabrik A/S

Danipharm A/S

Pharmadan A/S

Medilink A/S

Soyaconcept A/S

EFG Bank Luxembourg SA

Flexiteek ApS

Hovmand A/S

Grand Prix Tours ApS

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented a former director and chairman of the credit committee of Roskilde Bank A/S in a dispute regarding alleged mismanagement of a bank collapse in 2008 due to the financial crisis.
  • Represented a former vice-chairman of Amagerbanken A/S in a dispute regarding alleged mismanagement of a bank collapse in 2011 due to the financial crisis.
  • Represented a former board member of EIK Bank A/S in a dispute regarding alleged mismanagement of a bank collapse in 2010 due to the financial crisis.


GALST is well versed in dispute resolution in the real estate and construction spaces, handling disputes related to dwellings and housing cooperatives, real estate agent liability, debt-related disputes and IPR-related disputes, among many others. Kristian Dreyer, Christian Steen Laursen and Hans Christian Galst jointly head up the Copenhagen-based team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kristian Dreyer; Christian Steen Laursen; Hans Christian Gals

Les références

‘GALST has attorneys covering a variety of legal aspects, and has a good ability to put the best team together for the different types of cases.’

‘Our key man with GALST is Christian Steen Laursen. He is almost always available with short notice and is amazingly fast to spot the gist of any legal matter, thereby enabling us to form the best strategy.’

Hafnia Law Firm

Fielding a team that ‘punches above its weight’, boutique firm Hafnia Law Firm has extensive expertise acting in industry-specific disputes including commodities, energy and renewables, insurance, management liability, shipping and M&A claims. Practice co-head Mathias Steinø‘s experience includes post-M&A disputes, commercial contract issues and management liability claims, among others, while fellow co-head Henrik Thal Jantzen represents insurance carriers in both property and liability cases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mathias Steinø; Henrik Thal Jantzen

Autres avocats clés:

Louise Wichmann Madsen; Anders Amstrup Fournais; Anders Bjørn Munthe

Les références

‘The attorneys at Hafnia have extensive experience in their respective areas of law, and are passionate about helping clients achieve their legal objectives. They are noted for their responsiveness, attention to detail, and focus on achieving successful outcomes for their clients.’

‘Mathias Steinø is a true pleasure to work with. He is one of the most sympathetic people in this industry. I only have good things to say about Mathias. Besides being an excellent colleague, he is also extremely talented and his strategic way of working is remarkable.’

‘They have a great team led by Mathias Steinø and Henrik Thal Jantzen. They are historically based on Shipping and Insurance, but during the last years have moved into more general litigation where they are doing great.’

Principaux clients

European Energy A/S


Hofor A/S

Chubb European Group SE

RiskPoint A/S

Codan A/S

Thorco Projects A/S

If Insurance A/S

Hirtshals Yard A/S

Oiltanking Copenhagen A/S

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for Wilson Offshore A/S in a dispute relating to sale and purchase of two €14m offshore supply vessels intended to service offshore construction sites.
  • Advising a former CEO and two members of the owning family as well as liability underwriters in a DKK200m management liability claim brought by a bankruptcy estate for alleged negligent management of certain companies.
  • Advising a state-owned company in Mozambique against a South African company in a €20m+ matter.

Jon Palle Buhl Law Firm

Jon Palle Buhl Law Firm is praised as a ‘highly committed, extremely knowledgeable law firm’ and routinely undertakes a broad range of matters with emphasis on board and management liability, insurance, insolvency and construction-related disputes. Commercial litigation and arbitration experts Morten Boe Jakobsen and Rasmus Hoffery Nielsen jointly spearhead the practice: Jakobsen comes recommended as a ‘highly experienced lawyer with great tactical skills and great knowledge’, while Nielsen’s practice includes investment, real estate, construction and business lease disputes. Experienced practitioner Søren Juul is another key point of contact within the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Morten Boe Jakobsen; Rasmus Hoffery Nielsen

Autres avocats clés:

Søren Juul

Les références

‘The team shows strong legal competencies and an ability to understand in detail very complicated matters. They present cases in a professional and calm way. Very reliable but also act in a gentle and polite way which respects the difficult situation of the client.’

‘Highly committed extremely knowledgeable law firm.’

‘Morten Boe Jakobsen is a highly experienced lawyer with great tactical skills and great knowledge.’

Principaux clients

Grant Thornton Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab

Dan Gødning A/S

Berlingske Media A/S

Grønbech & Sønner A/S

HCS 82 Aps

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented two individuals in management liability matters and prospectus liability matters relating to the collapse of the OW Bunker Group.
  • Represented an individual in a management liability matter flowing from the sale and purchase of the Danish industrial company, Gram Equipment A/S, in a DKK600m liability claim.
  • Represented an international client seeking attachment in Denmark of a purchase price under a cross-border M&A transaction based on a claim for damages relating to another cross-border M&A transaction.

Lassen Ricard

Lassen Ricard handles major litigation and arbitration work as well as ad hoc mediation, and is particularly adept at copyright and media disputes. Peter Lambert is frequently appointed as arbitrator, and has appeared before the Supreme Court and CJEU. Lambert co-heads the practice with Henrik Schütze and Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen; Schütze appears before international arbitration tribunals involving offshore projects, as well as before the Copyright License Tribunal, while Weiss Hansen has extensive experience in technology-related disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peter Lambert; Henrik Schütze; Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen

Principaux clients



Two Brothers ApS

Lund Elmer Sandager

Lund Elmer Sandager covers the full spectrum of commercial disputes, handling cases ranging from general commercial disputes to class actions, real estate and construction disputes, liability cases, and debt collection issues. Dispensing specialist advice related to disputes arising out of capital market transactions and other complex financial matters is another core strength of the ‘competent and trustworthy’ group. Practice head Morten Schwartz Nielsen is a key name for complex, cross-border disputes in the financial sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

Morten Schwartz Nielsen

Autres avocats clés:

Kristian Buus-Nielsen; Kasper S. R. Andersen

Les références

‘The team has a great ability to envision a strategy for the process and handle the implementation of said strategy. We find great comfort and security in their approach, which always leads to great results.’

‘Good logic, quick responses and great knowledge of our industry.’

‘Morten Schwartz Nielsen is very capable, quick reasoning and logic and great in trial. His team with, Kristian Buus-Nielsen and Kasper S. R. Andersen as stand-out individuals, are great.’

Principaux clients

Association of OW Bunker Investors


Grenkeleasing ApS

H.C. Hansen

De Lage Landen Danmark

Iveco Danmark A/S

Radius Elnet A/S

Velkommen A/S


Siemens Financial Services

Ricoh Danmark A/S

Salescorp Denmark A/S

Nellemann Leasing A/S

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing investors in a class action on liability after the collapse of OW Bunker A/S.
  • Represented Radius Elnet in an injunction case regarding the use of smart meters for electricity.
  • Acted for H.C. Holding in a matter regarding a financial liability dispute.

Skau Reipurth

Infrastructure, construction, employment, procurement, and IP-related disputes are the core focuses of the ‘exceptionally strong group’ at Skau Reipurth. Frederik Kromann Jespersen heads up the dispute resolution practice group, while Jeppe Reipurth leads the specialist construction disputes team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frederik Kromann Jespersen; Jeppe Reipurth;

Autres avocats clés:

Peter Skau-Andersen

Les références

‘The team acts quickly and competent on new cases.’

‘Frederik Kromann Jespersen really makes a difference.’

‘Jeppe Reipurth quickly understands the basis for a dispute even in complicated matters and is always good at finding the right strategy for dispute resolution.’

Principaux clients

G.V.L Entreprise A/S

Pack Tech A/S

Kereby ApS

Andersen & Heegaard A/S

A.P. Møller Mærsk A/S

Mærsk Olie & Gas A/S

Kjær Knudsen A/S

BAM Danmark A/S

Kraftanlagen München GmBH

Servicefirmaet Renell A/S

Schneider Electric Danmark A/S

Hardesty & Hanover LLC

A/S Julius Nielsen & Søn

Zibra Group & Zibra Family Office


Labflex A/S

Adserballe & Knudsen A/S


Gefion Group A/S

Omni Bridgeway

Rockwool A/S

La Societe Itas Pylônes

Odense Hospital Project Team Joint Venture I/S

Itinera Denmark, branch of Itinera S.P.A.