Capital markets and securities law

Our expertise includes:

  • Securities offerings, including stock exchange listings, private placements and secondary offers
  • Verification
  • Disclosure requirements
  • Securities trading and regulation of securities
  • Takeover bids and delistings.

How can we help?
Our client portfolio encompasses large cap and small cap companies listed on NASDAQ OMX and First North as well as Danish and international investment banks.

We render advice on securities offerings, securities trading and regulation of securities, verification, takeover of listed companies and delisting.

Our advisory services also include corporate governance, ongoing compliance with disclosure requirements and special company law rules for listed companies.

Common challenges
Interpreting and complying with stock exchange regulations demand an increased amount of resources and specialist knowledge. Stock exchange regulation is to an increasing extent based on EU directives and regulations, and the focus on corporate governance principles and recommendations continues to grow.

In addition, compliance with stock exchange regulation, including disclosure requirements, and prospectus regulation has become more specialised.


Our ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Capital Markets

What the team is known for Noted for its work on IPOs, securitisation and regulatory matters. Acts on behalf of corporates and financial institutions on compliance work, share buy-backs and public tender offers. Represents clients in several sectors, including pharmaceuticals, technology and telecommunications. 

What's new? Lundbeck and BankInvest are among the firm's recent client wins.

Work highlights Assisted Bestseller with a DKK157 million public tender offer for all the share capital in Stylepit.

Advised several listed banks, including SEB, on Danish securities law related to a USD900 million restructuring of TORM, including the listing of 958 million shares through a scheme of arrangement.

Significant clients Jyske Bank, Exiqon, Carlsberg, William Demant, Maj Invest.

Notable practitioners
Steen Jensen is noted for his expertise in regulatory issues, de-listings and IPOs. He also advises clients on a range of transactional issues including mergers of listed companies and secondary offerings.

David Moalem is a "skilled" and active capital markets lawyer. He is well-known for his experience in regulatory aspects of capital markets, as well as public M&A, transactions and contentious compliance.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Capital Markets

Chambers - Firm Logo SH lille

Chambers Global Rating 2018
-  Capital Markets

Steen Jensen advises clients on ECM transactions, including passporting and takeovers. He recently assisted Exiqon with its DKK1 billion public-to-private takeover by Oncotec.

David Moalem provides regulatory advice on capital markets-related matters. He assisted Lundbeck with the implementation of a new capital markets compliance set-up in light of the new EU Market Abuse Regulation. Clients say: "He gives very practical advice which we can easily implement and he provides very good service."

Chambers and Partners Global, Capital Markets


IFLR1000 Rating 2016
-  Capital Markets

That deal was demonstrative of a general improvement in the capital markets in Denmark this year, which the team at Bech-Bruun was able to capitalise on. Other examples saw (Morten) Krogsgaard take the lead in acting for the PWT Group on the Danish law issues relating to PWT Holding’s placement of a kr300 million (€40 million) high-yield bond on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and in assisting SAS on the Danish aspects of its kr1.6 billion (€169 million) issuance of convertible bonds.


“A very competent and always in-touch full service provider,” is the way one general counsel describes the capital markets practice.

IFLR 1000, Capital Markets

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

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