Chambers Europe Rating 2016
What the team is known for Well-regarded practice noted for its capabilities in handling contentious issues across a variety of industries including transportation, insurance and finance. Assists clients ranging from insurers to energy companies and professional services firms. Recent client wins include Finansforbundet, Gjensidige and Contea Assurance.
Strengths One client praises the team's commercial awareness, saying: "They offer good legal judgement and have a strategic understanding of our business."
Work highlights Represented Jutland Meat in an appeal to the Danish High Court regarding decisions on disputes around the security for old debts compromised by the company's bankruptcy.
Advised the City of Copenhagen on disputes relating to disruption and delays to the construction of a pedestrian and cyclist bridge following the bankruptcy of the initial contractor.
Significant clients Danish Crown, Danish Broadcasting Company, Haldor Topsøe, SEAS-NVE, Trefor.
Jes Anker Mikkelsen has a particular focus on maritime and insurance law disputes, particularly cargo losses, transportation insurance and P&I claims. He was part of a team which advised numerous claimants, including several large shipping companies and P&I clubs, on actions related to the bankruptcy of OW Bunker. Clients reference his "strength in litigation and broad range of knowledge" including "how to strategically position yourself in court cases."
Carsten Pedersen receives praise from clients, with one saying: "He is very analytical and thorough, and he finds the most relevant issues, even in big cases." before adding that he is "superbly strategic and tactical." He handles a range of disputes, including those involving construction contracts and directors' liability.
Claus Berg is highly regarded for his experience with construction disputes, professional liability and public tender issues. He is an active litigator and mediator, and recently assisted the Municipality of Copenhagen with construction and procurement law issues related to the development of schools and public buildings in Copenhagen.
Henrik Valdorf-Hansen has notable experience in commercial litigation and has represented clients in high-profile litigation in the Danish Supreme Court on numerous occasions. He recently advised TopDanmark on a liability insurance claim involving losses due to widespread fire on a national heritage property.
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