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Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Banking and finance

Bech-Bruun’s ‘efficient’ team provides ‘an extremely high level of service’ covering matters including asset finance, acquisition finance and regulatory work. ‘Service-minded’ practice head Morten Krogsgaard advised HSH Nordbank on financing of the Vandel photovoltaic project. David Moalem has been advising a number of Danish financial institutions regarding the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFiD II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). The team also includes Thomas Thordal Sevelsted and Steen Jensen.

Legal 500, Banking and Finance

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Capital Markets

Headed by banking and finance partner Morten Krogsgaard, Bech-Bruun continues to be instructed on international and domestic regulatory matters. Steen Jensen advised 3i on a DKK1.5bn public-to-private takeover of BoConcept. David Moalem is recommended.

Legal 500, Capital markets

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Dispute resolution

Bech-Bruun primarily handles insurance, shipping and construction disputes. Mogens Gaarden has been representing a former boardmember of Roskilde Bank in a DKK1bn dispute concerning the bank’s collapse in 2008. The team, led by the ‘experiencedJes Anker Mikkelsen, includes the ‘superbCarsten Pedersen. Mads Krarup is now a High Court judge.

Legal 500, Dispute resolution

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Employment

Top-quality firmBech-Bruun advises on the full range of employment matters under the leadership of the ‘brilliantLise Lauridsen. Lauridsen defended Motion Pictures Licensing against a wrongful termination claim brought by its former CEO before the High Court of Eastern Denmark. ‘Prominent’ partner Morten Ulrich assisted the Capital Region of Denmark with the establishment of a whistleblower scheme across the entire region.

Legal 500, Employment

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Energy

Bech-Bruun’s ‘very service-oriented’ team advises on high-profile transactions, particularly across the oil and gas, wind and solar sectors. ‘Outstanding’ group head Per Hemmer has been advising Petrogas on the due diligence and corporate aspects of its acquisition of PA Resources’ Danish activities. The team, which includes the ‘superbJakob Kristensen, was strengthened by Peter Østergaard Nielsen’s arrival from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen.

Legal 500, Energy

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Environment

Clients rate Bech-Bruun’s team as being one of ‘the best in the field’ in all aspects of environmental law, including litigation and regulatory matters. Djurhuus successfully represented the Agriculture & Food Council before the High Court of Western Denmark in a dispute with a Danish municipality regarding illegal conditions in an environmental permit. Led by the ‘very skilledHåkun Djurhuus, the team includes infrastructure specialist Hanne Mølbeck and senior associate Jacob Brandt, who has ‘a very good understanding of clients’ needs’.

Legal 500, Environment

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

EU and Competition

Bech-Bruun’s ‘top-tier’ group gives ‘high-quality’ advice with a strong commercial understanding. ‘Second-to-none’ group head Peter Stig Jakobsen represented Bring Citymail as the plaintiff in two cases before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court and European Court of Justice regarding alleged abuse of dominance. The team includes Jesper Kaltoft and Michael Honoré, who is ‘easy to work with’.

Legal 500, EU and competition

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Information technology

Bech-Bruun often handles licensing and outsourcing agreements, as well as data-related matters such as Mikkel Friis Rossa advising the Capital Region of Denmark on data privacy aspects of the establishment of an electronic healthcare platform. The practice is jointly led by Niels Andersen and Arly Carlquist.

Legal 500, Information technology

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Insolvency and restructuring

Bech-Bruun’s ‘very good’ restructuring group, led by Troels Tuxen, is now part of the firm’s wider banking, restructuring and capital markets practice. Tuxen has been advising the bankruptcy estate of Jutland Meat on proceedings against its former management. Clients recommend Carsten Ceutz, who ‘always responds quickly’. Ole Borch retired.

Legal 500, Insolvency

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Insurance

Having ‘a strong knowledge of the insurance industry’, Bech-Bruun covers all non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters, as well as litigation and mediation. ‘Preferred partnerAnne Buhl Bjelke and Jes Anker Mikkelsen have been representing the accountants in two professional indemnity lawsuits regarding the collapse of Eik Banki. Henrik Valdorf-Hansen leads the practice.

Legal 500, Insurance

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Intellectual property

Always within reach’, Bech-Bruun’s accessible team often represents clients in IP arbitration and litigation, as well as advising on compliance matters. Claus Barrett Christiansen successfully represented Rockwool in a design dispute with Papiruld before the Supreme Court. Clients recommend the ‘commercially mindedMikkel Friis Rossa, who specialises in IP contracts, strategy and data protection. Patent litigation expert Klaus Ewald Madsen leads the group.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Media and entertainment

Bech-Bruun acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including music, film and radio. Practice head Niels Andersen advised Magine TV on regulatory issues concerning internet-based retransmission of television channels. Other experience includes drafting and negotiating licensing contracts, as well as music copyright disputes, television distribution agreements and broadcasting rights.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Regarded by clients as being ‘second-to-none’, Bech-Bruun often handles cross-border transactions for domestic and international companies. Jacob Hjortshøj advised Maj Invest and certain minority shareholders as the sellers of SFK Leblanc to Axcel. The ‘very professionalJakob Kristensen assisted Lithuanian transport company Girteka Logistics with its acquisition of a controlling stake in Thermo-Transit. Claus Aagaard Nielsen heads the practice, which also includes Søren Meisling.

Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Real estate and construction

Steen Puch Holm-Larsen heads the team at Bech-Bruun, which provides ‘top advice’ on a wide range of matters. The team also advised Realkredit and Danske Bank as the lenders on the financing of Engholmene Group’s construction of a residential complex.

Legal 500, Real estate and construction

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Shipping and transport

Clients rate Bech-Bruun as one of the ‘absolute leaders’ in the industry. The ‘excellentJohannes Grove Nielsen and insolvency partner Jørgen Hauschildt advised the Containership Company (TCC) on a number of wet, dry and regulatory shipping matters regarding a maritime insolvency matter involving jurisdictions such as Denmark, New York and China. The ‘experiencedJes Anker Mikkelsen heads the team, which includes the ‘very brightAnne Buhl Bjelke.

Legal 500, Shipping and transport

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Tax

Headed by Anders Oreby Hansen, Bech-Bruun’s tax group is ‘among the best’ in corporate structurings and transactions, as well as transfer pricing disputes. Hansen assisted 42 Associate with corporate tax matters in Denmark and the US. The ‘responsiveThomas Frøbert has been advising Experian on negotiations with Danish pension providers regarding VAT exemptions.

Legal 500, Tax

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017

Telecoms

Bech-Bruun specialises in handling telecoms infrastructure agreements and data protection matters. Group head Niels Andersen represented ACN Europe in arbitration against Telia regarding mobile termination rates. IT partner Arly Carlquist and IP litigator Thomas Munk Rasmussen are key partners.

Legal 500, Telecoms

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