Industri og produktion

Vi er eksperter inden for:

• Erhvervsret
• Aktionær- og selskabsforhold
• Børs- og kapitalmarkedsforhold
• Virksomhedsoverdragelser/joint ventures
• Fusioner, spaltninger og andre omstruktureringer
• Outsourcing og turnkey-projekter
• Finansiering
• Skat
• Konkurrence- og udbudsret
• Kontraktret
• Arbejds- og ansættelsesret
• Beskyttelse af immaterielle rettigheder
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Rekonstruktion.

Hvordan kan vi hjælpe?
Vi har mange års erfaring med at rådgive industri- og produktionsvirksomheder inden for en bred vifte af industrier. Blandt andet papir og emballage, maling og lakker, metal- og plastforarbejdning, elektronik, kemikalier, byggematerialer, møbler, tekstil, smykker, energi og høreapparater.

Vi hjælper vores klienter med at opfylde deres strategiske og driftsmæssige mål. Vores rådgivning omfatter blandt andet generel erhvervsret, arbejds- og ansættelsesret, skat, beskyttelse af immaterielle rettigheder og rådgivning om virksomhedsoverdragelser, fusioner og spaltninger og andre omstruktureringer.

Mange af vores klienter er internationale og har brug for lokal rådgivning i forskellige lande. Vi har et stærkt internationalt netværk af specialister, som sikrer højt kvalificeret rådgivning i udlandet.

Branchens udfordringer
Industri-, produktions- og fremstillingsbranchen står over for en række udfordringer, blandt andet øget globalisering, forsyningsusikkerhed og krav om at være først med nyt design og nye fremstillingsteknologier for at forblive konkurrencedygtig.

Derudover har kunderne forandret sig. De efterspørger bæredygtighed og stiller krav til miljø og social ansvarlighed i produktionen. Derfor er der et øget behov for rådgivning, der tager højde for alle faktorer i den nye virkelighed, som industri- og produktionsvirksomheder opererer i.


Vores ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2015
-  Competition and European Law

What the team is known for Established presence at the top of the Danish market for competition matters. Expertise covers complex merger filings, compliance, public procurement and contentious cases. The team is highly experienced in a wide range of industries, including transport, media, broadcasting and waste.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team's strengths are its professionalism, dedication and business acumen."

"It is a large department in terms of personnel, and the quality of the service is also good."

What's new? New clients include Apotekeren, Novozymes, DSB, Danish Waste Association and Hillerød Forsyning.

Work highlights Successfully represented Cheminova in a claim against AzkoNobel for participation in a European market-sharing and price-fixing cartel for MCAA chemicals between 1984 and 1999.

Notable practitioners  

Claus Berg advises on public procurement and construction law. He represents employers, technical advisers and contractors on legal issues arising in the context of construction projects.

Tina Braad is a well-regarded public procurement law specialist who advises on the competition aspects of complex infrastructure projects. 

Peter Stig Jakobsen specialises in EU law, competition law, public procurement law, contract law and state aid law. He receives effusive praise from clients: "He is a very skilled lawyer within competition. We always feel like we are in the best hands; he is very responsive, very quality-oriented in his work, very thorough, and he lets us relax because we have the sense that he is in control."

Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg is the firm's managing partner. He focuses on EU law, competition law, public procurement law, state aid law and contract law.

Jesper Kaltoft advises on all aspects of competition law as well as procurement law matters before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement and the Danish courts.

Michael Honoré receives praise from clients for his "very good knowledge of EU State aid law in the transport sector." He focuses on antitrust law, state aid law and general EU law, regularly representing clients before the authorities and courts at both national and European level.

Significant clients Viasat, The City of Copenhagen, AGA, AgustaWestland, VKR Holding. 

Chambers and Partners Europe, Competition/European Law

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Corporate/M&A

What the team is known for Large team advising clients on an impressive number of high-profile transactional mandates. Increasingly active in the private equity space, while continuing to advise on public M&A matters. A popular choice for clients in the shipping, energy and financial services sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I have experienced consistently high-quality service from the firm - consistently excellent." 

Work highlights Advised BioAlliance Pharma on its merger with TopoTarget, including the delisting of TopoTarget and the secondary offering of BioAlliance Pharma.

Assisted with its DKK2.25 billion acquisition of the DONG Storage-owned Stenlille gas aquifer storage facility. 

Notable practitioners  

Søren Meisling is a well-respected M&A practitioner with a wealth of experience in complex cross-border mandates. He assists clients with corporate activities in a variety of sectors and industries, including life sciences, telecoms and financial services.

Jacob Hjortshøj provides expert advice to private equity firms, corporates and investment banks on both M&A transactions and company law matters. One client enthused: "He's one of the best M&A lawyers in the Danish market; I'm always very impressed with his work. He has strong project management skills while remaining hands-on at the same time." He acted for Altor Fund III on the sale of the Soinon Group to Novo.

Sources describe Niels Kornerup as "a good deal maker; he's very pragmatic and gets the transaction to run smoothly." He acts for clients on the incorporation of business structures and corporate governance matters, including shareholder agreements and resolutions. He assisted VKR Holding with its sale of WindowMaster to investor Erik Boyter.

Monica Reib is active on both transactional and corporate advisory mandates. One client described her as "a very talented lawyer; she is very responsive and produces top-quality work every time."

Significant clients A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Danske Bank, Hempel, Nets, Norgesgruppen. 

Chambers and Partners Europe, Corporate/M&A

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Employment

What the team is known for Market-leading team recognised for its extensive and wide-ranging employment law experience. Notable focus on employment dispute resolution, representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Also advises on the labour law aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Assists organisations in the public sector, medical companies and financial services providers.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm staffs each case – or part of a case – with the exact competences that are needed, be it for negotiation or for a court case."

What's new? Velux is a new client win.

Work highlights Represented Dansk Tandlægeforening in a case concerning the termination of an employee's contract.

Represented Danish Regions in proceedings concerning the alleged unlawful termination of a contract.

Advised Nordisk Film Biografer on a dispute concerning the violation of a collective bargaining agreement.

Notable practitioners  

The "very skilled" Morten Ulrich is a respected employment law litigator. He is experienced in matters concerning public labour law, collective bargaining, equal treatment and non-discrimination.

Bjarke Vejby recently assisted the Danish Court Functionary Union with negotiations related to the 2015-2018 collective bargaining agreement with the Danish Royal Family. He receives praise from clients: "All the way through he has conducted the case in a dignified manner, demonstrated complete knowledge of Danish law and exercised full control over the case in court."

Lise Lauridsen recently joined the firm from Bruun & Hjejle. She advises on incentive schemes, litigation, investigations, public inquiries and business transfers. Clients appreciate her "service-mindedness and quick and qualitative responses to enquiries."

Significant clients British American Tobacco, DSB, Danish Shipowners’ Association, Bravida Danmark, Accenture. 

Chambers and Partners Europe, Employment

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Intellectual Property

What the team is known for Highly regarded team for trade mark and design issues. Its lawyers' expertise also covers copyright and data protection matters, including handling contentious cases. Represents large Danish and international clients from a number of key sectors and industries, with a particularly strong focus on the life sciences sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers have a good understanding of our situation and are good at making difficult issues simple. The firm has the size and the specialist expertise to handle all legal matters."

"Its lawyers are quick and follow up well; they always give a lot of attention to our cases."

What's new? Christian Vinding Thomsen joined the team from MAQS Law Firm.

Work highlights Represented eBay's Danish entity, Bil Markedet, in multiple cases related to data infringement and violation of marketing practice regulation.

Successfully represented Rockwool International before the Danish Supreme Court in a case related to the interpretation of EU marketing directives.

Notable practitioners  

Head of practice Klaus Madsen is described by clients as "very skilled and very strategical." He focuses on patents, life sciences and marketing law. Recent highlights include representing Krka in a patent case against AstraZeneca.

Claus Barrett Christiansen receives glowing praise from clients: "We have always found him to be well informed and very good at finding solutions; he works as an extension of our company." His broad practice includes trade mark, design, copyright and domain name issues, as well as marketing regulation and distribution and licence agreements.

Christian Vinding Thomsen is considered by sources to be "one of the country's leading lawyers within the life sciences field." His expertise includes regulatory and transactional matters related to life sciences, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs. Clients say: "He's very experienced, very thorough and really knows his stuff. He always gives pragmatic, prompt and good advice."

Significant clients Warner Bros., Procter & Gamble, Bestseller, Sony Music, Mars. 

Chambers and Partners Europe, Intellectual Property

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2016
-  Employment

Bech-Bruun’s practice provides ‘a very high level of service’, particularly in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Morten Ulrich successfully represented Zealand Region before the Supreme Court in a dispute concerning the dismissal of an employee from a psychiatric hospital. The team experienced some changes with the recruitment of Lise Lauridsen from Bruun & Hjejle.

Legal 500, Employment

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2016
-  Tax

At Bech-Bruun, the ‘sharp’, ‘reliable’ Anders Oreby Hansen is ‘very good at finding solutions’. He represented Pres-Vac in a transfer-pricing dispute with the Danish tax authority. The firm employs economists, including chief economist Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen, who was appointed to partner.

Legal 500, Tax

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2016
-  Mergers and acquisitions

Bech-Bruun’s Jacob Hjortshøj assisted Altor Equity Partners with the complex multijurisdictional acquisition of Norican Group. Claus Aagaard Nielsen is another key name in the practice. Other clients include A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Nets and Procter & Gamble. Søren Meisling and Monica Reib are highly recommended; Tina Øster Larsen was recently promoted to partner.

Legal 500, Mergers and acquisitions

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2016
-  EU and Competition

At Bech-Bruun, Peter Stig Jakobsen’s ‘efficient’ group provides ‘excellent advice’ on all aspects of EU and competition law, including public procurement, state aid, merger control and litigation. Jakobsen successfully represented Cheminova in a €1.4m claim for overpricing against AkzoNobel. Jesper Kaltoft advised on the company’s acquisition of a gas storage facility from DONG Energy. The firm employs economists on staff in an advisory capacity – chief economist Jørgen Dreyer Hemmsen was appointed as a non-practising partner.  

Legal 500, EU and competition

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