Rising Stars

Media and entertainment in Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark

Praised for its ‘broad and deep knowledge of all aspects of the music industry’, DLA Piper Denmark’s media and entertainment practice group leverages its deep sector expertise in music, film, media and group to act on a broad suite of matters. Joint practice-heads Jens Krogh Petersen and Joachim Kundert Jensen spearhead the team’s work in the space. Peterson comes highly recommended as a ‘leading adviser within the music and entertainment industry’ and devotes much of his practice to representing music artists, songwriters and record companies on endorsement and sponsorship agreements. Jensen dispenses specialist advice to artists, production company and other key players within the entertainment industry on acquisition, media and copyright law issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jens Krogh Petersen; Joachim Kundert Jensen

Autres avocats clés:

Marlene Winther Plas; Peter Rønnow

Les références

‘It is a pleasure working with the team. Their accessibility and the ability to provide advisory services through representatives in various jurisdictions makes the company a favourable one-stop-shop.’

‘Their profound understanding of both media law and the industry, coupled with their expertise in finance law, renders these lawyers highly valuable for the documentation and securing of production loans within the TV and film production sector.’

‘DLA Piper has the best entertainment lawyers in the world. The team work great together, and they are fast in getting me answers and are always around to jump on a call to discuss.’

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

Mina Okabe

Ida Laurberg

O.G.S. Music ApS

Natixis Coficine (France)

The Danish Football League

The Danish Football Association


Film Finances Inc.

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted AQUA (Barbie Girl) with a synch and sample licence agreement regarding Barbie Girl, such master sample (from the Barbie Girl song) to be included in the song Barbie World featuring Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.
  • Assisting Natixis Coficine in relation to the financing of Nordic film productions.
  • Assisting pop music group Lukas Graham on all types of agreements, including the recent partner agreement with Coca-Cola, as well as several agreements surrounding the release of the group’s latest album.

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert is noted for its in-depth knowledge of the sports, media and entertainment sectors, and is recently seeing an increasing amount of work related to the impact of AI. The group has a strong track record before both the High Court and the Supreme Court, alongside dispensing specialist advice on licensing rights and streaming service issues. Practice head and experienced media and copyright lawyer Martin Dahl Pedersen lends his expertise to drafting and advising on both sides of a sponsorship agreement, alongside contractual implications of digital challenges and opportunities within media and entertainment.

Responsables de la pratique:

Martin Dahl Pedersen

Les références

‘Martin Dahl Pedersen is the best I have met in the industry. His knowledge is always up-to-date, and his assistance always allows us so to have the best strategies.’

‘They are always updated on the latest news in the area, including on data rights. Proactive and provide a top level of assistance.’

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


Det Nordjyske Mediehus

Sjællandske Medier

Copenhagen Bombay




Principaux dossiers

  • Represented the newspaper Berlingske before the Danish Supreme Court in a copyright matter related to the printing of pictures of The Little Mermaid in the paper as illustrations to articles.
  • Represented the Danish national broadcaster TV2 in the 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 Spanish premier league within football, La Liga, in a copyright court case against the streaming service Rojadirecta, owned by the Spanish company Puerto 80.

Lassen Ricard

Lassen Ricard remains a go-to firm in the Danish market for high-profile work spanning IP, technology, copyright and media law on behalf of domestic and international clients. The group is well-known for its representation of television broadcasters and television production companies. Terese Foged heads the team and focuses on online copyright issues. Key litigator Peter Lambert is frequently engaged on contentious matters before the Court of Appeal, especially those concerning freedom of expression in the media. Managing partner Henrik Schütze is an IP and competition expert, who has a strong track record in litigation and arbitration, including cases before the Copyright License Tribunal and the CJEU. Pre-eminent international arbitrator Steen Lassen is another important point of contact within the department, whilst Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup is a specialist in all aspects of IP law, particularly copyright with a focus on the acquisition and exploitation of rights by TV stations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Terese Foged

Autres avocats clés:

Peter Lambert; Steen Lassen; Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup; Henrik Schütze

Les références

‘The firm has broad expertise in all corners of the media and entertainment industry. They represent public service broadcasters and are often handle collective rights management organisations.’

‘Peter Lambert is very strong in court cases, but also a very skilled adviser on pure copyright matters.’

Principaux clients


TV 2 Denmark




TV 2 Norway






Corint Media rep. Sat1 and Pro7

And many other broadcasters


Mazanti-Andersen’s expertise extends across all aspects of the media and entertainment arena, including on complex gaming and gambling sector matters, copyright negotiations, investments and financing matters on behalf of a client base that includes international media corporations and broadcasters. Headed up by Nina Henningsen, the team is praised for its ‘all-round expertise in media and entertainment law’. Henningsen has a wealth of experience advising major international broadcasters and streaming services; she comes recommended for her ‘profound and lengthy expertise in this sector’.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nina Henningsen

Les références

‘The team at Mazanti-Andersen has all-round expertise in media and entertainment law.’

‘Nina Henningsen is by far the most experienced media and entertainment lawyer in Denmark.’

‘Nina Henningsen of Mazanti-Andersen has consistently produced high quality advice for our clients on gambling laws in Denmark. It is always timely, commercial and easy to understand. Truly our go-to lawyer in this jurisdiction. Nina has profound and lengthy expertise in this sector.’

Principaux clients



Mood Media International


Regional TV2 Stations

Scandinavian Film Fund


William Hill ( Mr. Green)

Lionsgate Television Ltd

Turner Broadcasting Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a range of international Broadcasters and SVOD platforms on the consequences of the comprehensive amendment of the Danish Copyright Act which was passed in the Danish Parliament in June 2021 by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and again in June 2023
  • Advising clients in the entertainment industry on all aspects of the acquisition of rights, documentation and transference of rights, with the intention of creating a ‘clean chain of title’ before the production of an international film or TV-series is initiated.
  • Advising providers of social games on both regulatory (trademark, marketing, image and copyright) and commercial aspects of their business.


Plesner’s large-scale IP, marketing and media law practice group handles the entire spectrum of media and entertainment work on behalf of a high-end client base that includes major film distribution companies and cinema owners, as well as both film and film advertising production companies. Practice head Emil Jurcenoks handles both contentious and transactional matters on behalf of media companies, whilst Kasper Frahm has experience litigating IP-related disputes for large media clients. At associate level, Joakim Pitt Winther has previously worked for the Danish Consumer Ombudsman and leverages that experience to assist clients with a full range of IP, marketing, media and consumer law issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emil Jurcenoks

Autres avocats clés:

Kasper Frahm; Joakim Pitt Winther

Principaux clients

J.H. Schultz Information

IO Interactive

Metronome Productions

Omnicom Media Group

Veo Technologies

Andel Energi

Danske Bank

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting IO Interactive with all IP related advice concerning IOI’s production of the highly anticipated James Bond video game.
  • Assisted Denmark’s largest energy company, Andel Energi, with IP advice concerning Andel’s national campaign Ny Dansk Idyl (New Danish Idyll).


Bech-Bruun’s media and entertainment group possesses the bandwidth to handle the entire breadth of matters concerning social media, TV, film, music, gaming, entertainment, and rights administration, among others. Licensing matters, dispute resolution and transactional work are core specialisms of the ‘strong team’. ‘Outstanding expert’ Niels M. Andersen lends his extensive knowledge to all types of matters concerning IT, telecoms, technology and commercial contracts, as well as entertainment, film and music. Andersen jointly heads up the team alongside M&A specialist Claus Aagaard Nielsen, who is noted for his expertise in high-end transactions in the fashion, e-commerce and pharmaceutical industries, and the TMT and energy sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Niels M. Andersen; Claus Aagaard Nielsen

Les références

‘Niels M. Andersen is super.’

‘The Bech-Bruun team is very responsive and provides high quality services.’

‘Niels M. Andersen is an outstanding expert.’

Principaux clients

Various performing artists





Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC)

CBS (Film studio)

UIP (Film studio)

Viaplay Group


Principaux dossiers

  • Providing ongoing legal assistance to Viaplay Group (recently renamed from Nordic Entertainment Group/NENT – listed in Stockholm), including in respect of media and entertainment, corporate matters and M&A, competition law, commercial agreements and GDPR matters.
  • Providing ongoing legal assistance to Samsung relating to entertainment including Samsung TV, Galaxy mobile phones, platforms and other entertainment related matters.
  • Representing large US film studios such as Disney, Paramount, MIRAMAX and Universal.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is well-known for its cross-border expertise and extensive coverage of the Nordic region when it comes to all facets of IP and media-related matters. Media and entertainment heads Peer B. Petersen and Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard are key contacts for all aspects of IP, including copyright law, trade mark law, and marketing practices law. Morten Rosenmejer handles sport-related matters and has extensive experience advising film companies, production companies, advertising agencies and athletes on sports and entertainment law. Mikkel Taanum has over ten years’ experience advising clients on Danish online gambling regulations.

Responsables de la pratique:

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

Les références

‘A very well-known firm, who are always on hand to give sound advice.’

‘Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard is very knowledgeable in his field.’

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

  • Assisting Sony Music 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 FlexMusic ApS, a venture partly owned by longtime client Sony Music, in a legal proceeding launched against it by the musician Blak, challenging the validity of an assignment made of his rights in certain recordings to FlexMusic, including the validity of the assignment of his rights in a major national hit named “Nede Mette”.
  • Assisting META Film on an ongoing basis in matters where titles and content of film productions on the drawing board potentially could involve trademark and other IP rights conflicts.

Gorrissen Federspiel

The ‘highly skilled team, with an extremely strong background within media and entertainment law’ at Gorrissen Federspiel assists a broad range of key Danish and international players. The group provides specialist advice in relation to media content, licensing, rights, contracts, data, regulatory and competition law issues, alongside marketing, personal data, IP, financing and litigation, among others. IP expert Lasse Skaarup Christensen’s practice includes copyright, digital business, marketing and franchising. He co-leads the practice alongside specialist media and entertainment practitioner Jakob Plesner Mathiasen, who is praised as ‘outstanding in his understanding of the legal challenges that AI presents within the media and entertainment arena’. Jesper Madsen joined the practice in early 2024 from Horten.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lasse Skaarup Christensen; Jakob Plesner Mathiasen

Autres avocats clés:

Jesper Madsen

Les références

‘Jakob Plesner Mathiasen is a trusted adviser. Jakob understands the unique needs of a media company, where punctuality in deadlines is more stringent than usual, and where there’s often a need for urgent advice on “in the moment” cases.’

‘Jacob Plesner Mathiasen is outstanding in his understanding of the legal challenges that AI presents within the media and entertainment arena.’

‘Highly skilled team, with an extremely strong background within media and entertainment law.’

Principaux clients

Copydan KulturPlus


IFPI Danmark (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)

MPO (Musikproducenternes Forvaltningsorganisation)


Det Nordjyske Mediehus


Musikforlæggerne (Danish Professional Music Publishers Association)

Puerto 80 Projects SLU

Dansk Selskab for Ophavsret (The Danish Copyright Association)

Aera A/S



Music Nest Norway

Aller Media

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Gyldendal A/S in a precedent-setting litigation against Lindhardt og Ringhof, representing Gyldendal A/S in the case before the Danish High Court, where it has now been admitted for judgment.
  • Providing the secretariat for both IFPI Denmark and MPO, representing approximately 95% of the market of recorded music in Denmark.
  • Advising Copydan KulturPlus on legal actions regarding the Danish state’s incorrect implementation of EU legislation in a principal matter with great influence on European law enforcement and copyright law.

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle’s IT and media group assists major Danish newspapers, television stations and online media companies on a wide array of media law issues. The team assists in defamation and privacy lawsuits, complaints to the Danish Press Council, IPR matters, as well as other associated matters arising out of the media industry. Practice leader Morten Stadil represents major IT and media companies on a range of transactions, corporate matters and disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Morten Stadil

Les références

‘Morten Stadil is a trusted adviser. He is not only a trusted figure, but also an unparalleled source of knowledge. Morten is always available and fully receptive to our questions, enabling him to provide insightful advice that allows us to conduct business transparently.’

Principaux clients

Berlingske Media

TV2 Danmark

Clear Channel Danmark

Euroinvestor (Berlingske Media)

B.T. (Berlingske Media)

Kulturradio Danmark A/S (Radio Loud)

Weekendavisen (Berlingske Media)

Sweet Media Group

Veo Technologies

Covington & Burling LLP

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Berlingske Media, a major Danish media company that owns many Danish newspapers and websites as well as Radio Loud, in connection with the possible removal of public service state aid contributions.
  • Advised Covington & Burling LLP on the draft sponsorship agreement between National Hockey League (NHL) and Kindred Group PLC, including review of the agreement and advice on the betting advertising in the media and the betting market in Scandinavia.
  • Assisted Sweet Media in the takeover of the let’s deal sites, being market leader in Sweden and Norway. The sites were taken over from the major Scandinavian Media Group, Schibsted ASA.

DAHL Law Firm

DAHL Law Firm leverages its deep industry knowledge and regularly advises on issues such as the exploitation of copyright and commercial rights, image rights and personal rights, sports and sponsorship, football law and other sports-related issues and gambling law. Frederik Bruhn leads the team with ‘unique experience’ in IP mandates and similar commercial rights within sports and entertainment law. Robert Jønsson advises both Danish and international companies within the industries of media production and video games.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frederik Bruhn

Autres avocats clés:

Robert Jønsson

Les références

‘They engage directly with the industry. Share some of the same passion that we have in the industry, and understand the concerns and backgrounds for many of the industry-specific issues related to law, risk, conflicts and contracts in gaming.’

‘Robert Jønsson meets everyone at eye-level, and provides relevant and focused sparring and advice. This builds trust and long-term collaboration.’

‘I have worked closely with the team at DAHL in many cases now, and they have never let me down. I know exactly what I get, and they are extremely good at prioritising the right cases.’

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

Melvin Kakooza

Epoman A/S

Logic Artists ApS

Triple Topping ApS

The Soap Factory ApS

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

TMRW Denmark ApS

Modl.ai ApS

Vokabulantis ApS

Fair Games ApS

BetaDwarf ApS


Principaux dossiers

  • Establishing The Soap Factory ApS and acting as lead legal for the international TV series of the company – a cooperation between award-winning Norwegian scriptwriter, Julie Andem, and Danish media expert and TV/film producer, Keld Reinicke.
  • Advising OG Esports in relation to various fan engagement and partnership agreements, including with Socios (creation and distribution of fan tokens).


Horten advises on all aspects of media and entertainment law, including publishing agreements and record contracts, as well as radio, television and print media distribution agreements, among others. Asger Heine Jensen heads up the practice group and is a key contacts for complex litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Asger Heine Jensen

Les références

‘A top team.’

‘Asger Heine Jensen is a skilled expert in copyright law.’

Principaux clients

National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark



Pure Gym

North Media A/S (the only listed media company in Denmark)


The Municipality of Aaarhus

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Kiloo in all IP matters and all other legal workstreams in respect of Kiloo’s divestiture of its comprehensive portfolio.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Moalem Weitemeyer is a key player in the gambling arena, but also sees a vast range of work across the media and entertainment, and sports industries. Pernille Nørkær heads the technology and media group and is frequently engaged on negotiation and drafting of agreements and dispute resolution for international companies within the gambling sector.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pernille Nørkær

Principaux clients


FC Nordsjælland A/S

Group 888

Egencia A/S

HBO Nordic AB

Takt A/S

Infomedia A/S

Birger Christensen A/S

Astralis Group A/S

Danmarks Idrætsforbund (The Danish Sports Federation and Olympic Committee)