Chambers Europe Rating 2015
Competition and European Law
What the team is known for Market-leading competition law practice covering complex merger filings, compliance and contentious cases. Its lawyers have notable experience in a range of industries, including transport, media, broadcasting and waste. Also represents municipalities in national public procurement cases.
Strengths Clients praise the team's business insight, saying: "They provide sound counselling and they have been good at understanding our commercial set-up. They are able to see the commercial reality and legal complexities."
Another client emphasises their expertise and commitment: "We have been very satisfied with their service, they really know their field. They are also personally very engaged and you get the sense that they really want to make a difference. It's more than just a job to them, they really want to do something here."
Work highlights Represented Lely Nordic and four Lely franchisees in proceedings before the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal concerning price fixing in the market of robotic milking systems.
Advised Energinet.dk on acquiring gas distribution facilities from DONG.
Significant clients Viasat, The City of Copenhagen, AGA, Agusta Westland, VKR Holding.
Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg is particularly active in the competition arena and has notable experience in litigation and contentious competition law matters.
Tina Braad specialises in public procurement and offers broad-ranging experience in contracts, procurement processes and complex infrastructure projects.
The "responsive and knowledgeable" Peter Stig Jakobsen heads the practice and is particularly active in litigation as well as competition, public procurement, contract and state aid law.
Claus Berg maintains a strong position in the market and has particular expertise in public procurement law and litigation.
Jesper Kaltoft's strong practice in competition law covers merger control as well as distribution. He also focuses on EU law.
Michael Honoré is considered "very specialised and strong" in his field. He is well reputed for his focus on antitrust, state aid and general EU law. He is an experienced litigator and frequently represents clients before both Danish and European courts.
Chambers and Partners Europe, Competition/European Law