Media and entertainment in Denmark


Bech-Bruun houses a diverse team which advises on the full spectrum of media and entertainment issues across the social media, film, TV, and music industries. The team frequently acts for artists, licensing agencies and record companies on matters relating to distribution via traditional media and online streaming platforms. Niels M. Andersen and Claus Aagaard Nielsen jointly head up the practice; Andersen has long-standing experience in advising on the licensing, recording, and publishing of music and often represents international media companies, while Nielsen has over 15 years’ experience in representing medium-sized and large industrial enterprises on business acquisitions and sales.

Responsables de la pratique:

Niels M. Andersen; Claus Aagaard Nielsen

Autres avocats clés:

Claus Barrett Christiansen; Johnny Petersen; Joachim Nydam Bjerregaard

Les références

‘Niels M. Andersen and Joachim Bjerregaard form a strong team by being in touch with their clients situation and having important market understanding.’

Principaux clients

Various performing artists (Sigurd Barett, L.O.C, Emil Stabil)




Blackwood Seven

Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC)



Nordic Entertainment Group AB (NENT)

Viaplay Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised on personality rights, including the use of names and images in television series and commercials.
  • Represented MPLC in a seven-day court hearing before the Danish Commercial Court in an extensive lawsuit against Danish copyright collecting society Copydan.
  • Advised Playmobil on compliance issues relating to its negotiations and agreements with international toy production company Playmobil (LINK) regarding film production for Playmobil and streaming and transmission via YouTube.

DLA Piper Denmark

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.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jens Krogh Petersen; Joachim Kundert Jensen

Autres avocats clés:

Marlene Winther Plas; Peter Rønnow

Les références

‘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!’

Principaux clients

Lukas Graham


Scarlet Pleasure

Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S

Danish Documentary Production

Simon Jul Jørgensen

Copenhagen Music

The Bank

Universal Music A/S


Laid Back


Sportsway AB (Sweden)


Boris Bertram

Live Nation

Years from now

Sylvester (SLY)

Tigerspring ApS

Moment Group

Soundford Limited (HongKong)

Morten Ristorp p/k/a Rissi

Saqib Hassan


Rasmus Hedegaard

Warner Music Denmark

ITV Studios International

ITV Studios Entertainment


United Stage ApS

PDH Music

Principaux dossiers

  • 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.

Kromann Reumert

The sports, media, and entertainment team at Kromann Reumert assists a diverse client base of domestic publishers, film companies and magazines. The team primarily represents clients in disputes before the High Court and the Supreme Court, in addition to advising on licensing rights and streaming service issues. Martin Dahl Pedersen leads the team and has notable expertise in advising on sponsorship agreements, digital challenges and opportunities within the publishing, film and TV industries. Pedersen also handles contentious matters before the International Court of Arbitration for Sport and international anti-doping panels.

Responsables de la pratique:

Martin Dahl Pedersen

Les références

‘With diligence and care this team balances the needs of our company in a manner that both enhances our strategy and commercial interests.’

‘The team is able to think up creative solutions, however, they are always compliant with their values, rationale and traditions.’

Principaux clients

Danish Players Association

Aller Media

Danske Medier

Danish Handball Players Association

Counter-Strike Professional Players Association



Stofa A/S


JP/Politikens Hus

Ronald A/S


Nordjyske Medier

Sjællandske Medier

Copenhagen Bombay



Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Danish newspaper publisher Berlingske in a case involving copyright litigation in the Danish Supreme Court concerning a caricature drawing of The Little Mermaid.
  • Representing the Danish national broadcaster TV2 in important negotiations with all the rightsholders’ organisations in relation to the use of copyright protected work in TV2’s streaming service, TV2 Play.
  • Represented the rightsholder to the so called “The Third Testament”, Martinus Institute, in copyright litigation.

Lassen Ricard

Copyright and media focused firm Lassen Ricard advises domestic and foreign broadcasters and television production companies on digital copyright challenges across radio and on-demand services on smartphones, apps and tablets. Terese Foged and Peter Lambert co-head the team; Foged advises domestic and international media companies and TV stations on the use of audio-visual material from a copyright perspective, and Lambert handles contentious matters before the Court of Appeal concerning the media’s freedom of expression. Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup advises TV stations on the primary acquisition of rights concerning employees, sports events organisers, producers and other potential rightsholders. Henrik Schütze advises on music company and publishing agreements alongside Steen Lassen.

Responsables de la pratique:

Terese Foged; Peter Lambert

Autres avocats clés:

Steen Lassen; Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup; Henrik Schütze

Principaux clients


TV 2 Denmark




TV 2 Norway






Corint Media rep. Sat1 and Pro7


Nordisk Film


Warner Bros. International Television


Plesner‘s IP, marketing and media law practice handles the full range of matters, including game development work, negotiations with publication authorities, and the implementation of and compliance with domestic and EU directives on publisher’s rights. The ‘very impressiveEmil Jurcenoks heads up the practice and advises large international media companies on commercial and contentious matter, while Kasper Frahm has broad contentious expertise and frequently represent domestic film and TV production companies and computer game developers in disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emil Jurcenoks

Autres avocats clés:

Kasper Frahm

Les références

‘Their advice is very pragmatic and proactive.’

‘Emil Jurcenoks in particular is very impressive.’

Principaux clients

GF Forsikring A/S

J.H. Schultz Information A/S

IO Interactive A/S

Metronome Productions A/S

Omnicom Media Group

Endemol Shine Group

Veo Technologies

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising IO Interactive on all IP related advice concerning IOI’s production of the highly anticipated James Bond video game.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab leverages its international reach to advise clients on a broad variety of IP-related media and entertainment issues. Peer B. Petersen is particularly adept at advising music and film industry clients on the enforcement of IP rights in infringement disputes concerning TV series and computer games, and senior counsel Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard dispenses advice on licensing and distribution agreements. Sports and entertainment expert Morten Rosenmejer advises athletes on sponsorship and management agreements, while counsel Mikkel Taanum advises international online gambling operators and platform providers on gambling regulatory issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peer B. Petersen; Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard; Morten Rosenmejer; Mikkel Taanum

Principaux clients

Sony Music Entertainment A/S

SAM Productions ApS

Meta Film A/S

M2 Film A/S

Flex Music ApS

Bonnier Publications A/S

The Danish National Olympic Committee

Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia AB

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Sony Music Entertainment Denmark A/S on an ongoing basis in its attempts to transform and adapt its business to meet the demands of the ever-developing changes in technology and in the demands of the consumers.
  • Representing Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia AB in a landmark legal proceeding launched by the Danish soft rock band ‘Michael Learns to Rock’ “MLTR”.
  • Advising META Film A/S on an ongoing basis in matters where titles and content of film productions on the drawing board potentially could involve trade mark and other IP rights conflicts.

Gorrissen Federspiel

Led by IP specialist Lasse Skaarup Christensen and Jakob Plesner Mathiasen, Gorrissen Federspiel is praised by clients as the assists international media corporates, television and internet distributors, and sports associations with copyright matters, contract negotiations and compliance issues. Christensen is an experienced litigator who represents broadband and TV providers and players within the sports and gambling industries in disputes, while the ‘highly innovative‘ Mathiasen advises music management organisations on structural and governance matters, in addition to assisting clients with their compliance with EU legislation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lasse Skaarup Christensen; Jakob Plesner Mathiasen

Les références

‘This business is all about people, and Gorrissen Federspiel has the best and most experienced of them all in Denmark.’

‘Jakob Plesner Mathiasen’s track record in this area is second to none.’

‘Exceptional at explaining difficult legal issues, good knowledge and understanding of our business.’

Principaux clients

Meta (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp)

Copydan KulturPlus


IFPI Denmark (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)

MPO (Musikproducenternes Forvaltningsorganisation)


Jysk Fynske Medier


Det Nordjyske Mediehus


Musikforlæggerne (Danish Professional Music Publishers Association)

Puerto 80 Projects SLU

Dansk Selskab for Ophavsret (The Danish Copyright Association)

Superligaen A/S

Aera A/S

Aller Media

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Musikforlæggerne in a third party intervention in a copyright action before the Danish Supreme Court between EMI Publishing and the members of the Danish rock/pop band Michael Learns to Rock.
  • Acted for Puerto 80 in a copyright infringement case brought by Spain’s National Professional Football League (La Liga). The client is the owner of the Spanish-located, but globally accessible, internet platform, where users can upload links to streaming of sport events.


Under the guidance of ‘amazing lawyerNina Henningsen, Mazanti-Andersen‘s team assists a diverse client roster of athletes, international media companies and broadcasters with copyright negotiations, gambling licenses, investments and financing matters. The practice acts for a number of notable clients, including Airbnb, Bet365 and Netflix. Henningsen dispenses ‘excellent and insightful‘ regulatory and transactional advice to major stakeholders in the gambling industry.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nina Henningsen

Les références

‘Mazanti-Andersen are the leading gambling law firm in Denmark. We have worked with Nina Henningsen over many years and she has always been excellent and insightful with extensive industry knowledge and expertise.’

‘Nina Henningsen is always very professional and gives good support in even difficult situations.’

‘Great team with very good commercial insights, and they are hugely pragmatic. Fast and excellent advice given.’

Principaux clients





Mood Media International


Regional TV2 Stations

Scandinavian Film Fund

Copenhagen Bombay

William Hill (Mr. Green)

Lionsgate Television Ltd

Turner Broadcasting Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising major national and international broadcasters and SVOD providers on complex principal negotiations with Danish collecting societies (KODA and Copydan) regarding equitable remuneration for clearance of copyright.
  • Advising on the Danish corporate and gambling licensing aspects of the £2.9bn recommended cash acquisition deal between major international online gambling companies.
  • Advising international online gambling operators as well as other stakeholders including international media clients on matters originating from major marketing campaigns carried out in connection with UEFA soccer tournament EURO 2020.

Bruun & Hjejle

The IT and media team at Bruun & Hjejle advises an assortment of clients, including domestic newspapers, media companies and TV stations, on M&A transactions, disputes before the High Court, and privacy and defamation lawsuits. The team also assists betting groups and outdoor media and advertising companies on competition matters. Morten Stadil principally advises domestic and overseas media and IT corporates on the full gamut of transactional and corporate issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Morten Stadil

Principaux clients

Berlingske Media

TV2 Danmark

Clear Channel Danmark



Kulturradio Danmark A/S (Radio Loud)


Sweet Media Group

Better Collective A/S

Veo Technologies

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Berlingske Media in connection with the establishment of a nationwide distribution company through the merger of Bladkompagniet and DAO.
  • Advised Danish deal-of-the-day provider Sweet Media Group on the acquisition of Let’s Deal AB, a leading provider of deal sites in Sweden and Norway from the Nordic media conglomerate Schibsted ASA.
  • Representing TV 2 Danmark in two follow-on proceedings before the Danish High Court, filed by NENT (formerly Viasat) and Discovery (formerly SBS TV).


CO:PLAY houses a team known for its technical expertise, and for its involvement in invasion of privacy, rights of publicity and defamation cases in the Danish High Court and Supreme Court. The practice also assists numerous domestic newspapers and stakeholders in the gaming industry with international development, publishing and investment matters. Practice head Heidi Højmark Helveg has notable contentious experience, handles injunction cases against YouTubers and domestic tabloids; she was also appointed as a member of the Media Liability Commission. Robert Jønsson left the practice in December 2021.

Responsables de la pratique:

Heidi Højmark Helveg

Autres avocats clés:

Michael Brandt

Principaux clients ApS

Godt Smil

Mia Sand

Game Course Scandinavia ApS

Biites ApS

Naser Khader

Langkjær Entertainment P/S

Lion Entertainment A/S

Sigrid Dyekjær (Siggi Production)

Blueprint Learning ApS

Tromborg ApS

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing a Danish member of parliament in cases involving fundamental principles regarding freedom of speech/libel law, constitutional law, parliamentary immunity,etc.
  • Advising Langkjær Entertainment on setting up the musical The Bodyguard in Oslo, Norway including negotiations and agreements with rightsholders, venues, actors, musicians and technical vendors and handling the co-production agreement with Live Nation.

DAHL Law Firm

DAHL Law Firm houses a ‘down to earth, open-minded‘ team, which regularly advises a diverse client base on the exploitation of commercial rights, image rights issues, sponsorships and football law. Practice head Frederik Bruhn has ‘exceptional knowledge‘  and advises stakeholders in the gaming, music and film industries on the enforcement of copyright against counterfeiting. Bruhn also assists operators, football clubs and handball agents with commercial agreements and fan token agreements. Robert Jønsson primarily advises domestic and international companies on video game production issues, license agreements and user terms.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frederik Bruhn

Autres avocats clés:

Robert Jønsson

Les références

‘Very professional and swift law firm especially regarding sports law. There is no problem too big – or small.’

‘Frederik Bruhn has exceptional knowledge of entertainment law. Solution oriented.’

‘They are down to earth, open-minded and good at listening to the problems. Further, they are present all over Denmark and have a great knowledge of the individual differences in each region.’

Principaux clients

OG Esports A/S

People in Sport A/S

Lyngby Boldklub A/S

FC Midtjylland A/S

Ghost Ship Games ApS

Triband ApS

Bright Star Studios ApS

Viborg F.F. Prof. Fodbold A/S

FC Helsingør A/S

SønderjyskE Fodbold A/S

Melvin Kakooza

Epoman A/S

Logic Artists ApS

Triple Topping ApS

Umami Games

Game Swing (Reign Bros ApS, Stikbold ApS, LevelUp Garage ApS)

KM Studio Denmark ApS

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised People in Sport Scandinavia ApS on the conclusion of an agency agreement with the German football club, VfL-Wolfsburg. The firm advised on the transfer of the Danish footballer and national team player Jonas Wind from FC Copenhagen to VfL Wolfsburg.
  • Advised OG Esport A/S on the creation of the legal framework and basis for its business. The firm drafted all standard contracts necessary for conducting its business within e-sport, such as player agreements, coach agreements, transfer agreements, loan agreements and sponsor agreements.
  • Advised Ghost Ship Games on contractual matters relating to developing the Deep Rock Galactic video game IP into a board game format.


Horten‘s IP and technology practice utilises its ‘deep knowledge‘ of copyright issues to advise on publishing agreements, record contracts and event and concert agreements. Copyright expert Asger Heine Jensen co-heads the practice from Copenhagen and has a ‘wealth of experience‘ in acting for computer game developers and streaming service providers in landmark class action proceedings. Fellow co-head Jesper Madsen is based in Aarhus and has extensive expertise in advising on gaming and gambling matters, frequently assisting global gambling, computer and console games providers with compliance with domestic legislation, handling contract negotiations, and acting in dispute resolution.

Responsables de la pratique:

Asger Heine Jensen; Jesper Madsen

Les références

‘Great team with a wealth of deep industry knowledge!’

‘Asger Heine Jensen is easily accessible and just a pleasure to deal with if you have him on your side. He has a wealth of experience in national and international IP matters, particularly in the media industry.’

Principaux clients

The City of Copenhagen

Grand Départ Copenhagen Denmark I/S





Fitness World

North Media A/S


Tomas Saraceno Studio GmbH

LOCA Management ApS

The Municipality of Aaarhus

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the City of Copenhagen on the Covid-19 related 12-month postponement of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament as well as assisting Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark 2021 I/S (an entity consisting of The City of Copenhagen, four other municipalities and the Danish Ministry of Business) with the hosting of the Tour de France’s extremely prestigious Grand Depart in Denmark in 2022.
  • Representing Ejendomsfonden Artcenter Spritten and Studio Tomás Saraceno GmbH, the world-famous artist Tómas Saraceno, in complex and comprehensive proceedings, where the firm obtained injunctive relief against a commercial real estate developer that had branded the entire area as Cloud City for a number of years.
  • Representing Kiloo in the landmark class actions filed against Kiloo, Disney and Viacom.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Moalem Weitemeyer assists domestic sports companies and professional athletes with player transfers and sponsorship agreements, in addition to its well-known focus on the gambling industry. The team notably advises Group 888, Smarkets and Tipwin on the establishment of betting shops and advertising matters. Practice head Pernille Nørkær has vast expertise in advising international corporates within the gambling industry on applications for gambling licenses, handling the drafting and negotiation of agreements, and acting in disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pernille Nørkær