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Legal 500

Banking & Finance

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun has a strong cross-border acquisition financing department that works closely with other practice groups to deliver a full-service offering to clients seeking domestic transactional, real estate finance and energy project financing advice. The team is also well equipped to handle issues relating to fund subscription financings and aviation finance, with the latter being an area in which Thomas Thordal Sevelsted is an expert. Practice head Morten Krogsgaard specialises in international finance law and represents major financial institutions including JP Morgan.

High responsibility and strong availability.’

The team is always available, sharp and highly professional. The team has very strong skills, and a really high level of competencies and professionalism. The counselling is always delivered with the highest possible standard and with an excellent performance.’

Legal 500, Banking and Finance

Capital Markets

Ranked: Tier 2

Bech-Bruun handles major ECM transactions as well as complex regulatory issues. The team also has strong cross-border capabilities, with practice head Morten Krogsgaard specialising in international finance law. The group has particular expertise in setting up new financial businesses and insurance brokers as well as handling the registration of branch offices for foreign stockbrokers and insurers. Other names to note are Steen Jensen, who is an expert in takeover bids and buyback programmes, and ‘top lawyer’ David Moalem.

"Bech-Bruun has been outstanding and performing exceptionally well, and to the utmost highest standard in regards to legal counselling in the Capital Markets area."

"The Team has been available 24/7, with a really quick response time, with the best and always correct counselling/legal advice. The team has been pleasant the whole way through, while also being really sharp and competent at their work."

Legal 500, Capital markets

Dispute Resolution

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun represents clients in complex commercial disputes, including high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters. It has been particularly active in civil litigation, acting in major professional liability cases; the team is also frequently involved in Supreme Court mandates. The group is strong in handling issues within the construction, insurance and financial service sectors; practice head Carsten Pedersen specialises in construction contracts, M&A disputes and professional and director’s liability issues, while Anne Buhl Bjelke is an expert in insurance as well as financial regulatory matters (...). Rasmus Schmidt joined from Skau Reipurth & Partnere in 2022.

They have excellent business acumen, high accessibility, explore new technology and reasonable pricing.’

We have an unusual piece of large litigation in Denmark, involving a number of overseas entities. Bech-Bruun has shown a good understanding of the local regime and applied this well to our circumstances.’

Legal 500, Dispute resolution

Employment

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun handles the full gamut of employment law issues. It advises both Danish and global companies on the employment aspects of high-profile mergers and transactions as well as regularly undertaking work on behalf of, and against, major trade unions. The team also advises on management restructurings, mass redundancies and collective bargaining agreements. The group is led by the ‘superbLise Lauridsen, who has extensive litigation experience; Lauridsen and Morten Ulrich are experts in handling matters relating to the termination of senior civil servants' contracts. Sandro Ratkovic specialises in cross-border work, with a focus on business immigration matters.

Bech-Bruun has a great – and broad – employment practice. Always on top of things and with a service level that goes beyond my other experiences.

Very competent team with high professionalism.’

Legal 500, Employment

Energy

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun‘s project development and infrastructure team has extensive experience in advising on regulatory frameworks for energy production and supply, and negotiating offshore infrastructure contracts. It also has a strong energy finance practice and acts on some of Denmark’s major solar projects as well as maintaining a strong position in the waste-to-energy sector. Johan Weihe and Per Hemmer co-head the department, advising major energy companies and utilities on all areas of energy law, with a particular focus on renewable energy sources, including biogas and geothermic energy (...).

In my view, Bech-Bruun is the leading law firm in energy and related areas. While there are other firms working in the same field, none have the resources and knowledge of Bech-Bruun.

Excellent experience, expertise and reputation in Denmark. Reliable.

Very strong energy M&A Practice.’

Legal 500, Energy

Environment

Ranked: Tier 2

 The environment, nature and planning team at Bech-Bruun houses ‘outstanding’ and ‘highly specialised’ lawyers, who regularly represent clients in high-profile environmental disputes. The team handles cases before every level of the Danish court system, including the Supreme Court. It has a strong public sector client focus, working on behalf of several government agencies as well as advising major corporates and project owners. Public and environmental law specialist Jacob Schall Holberg leads the team.

"Bech-Bruun has thorough knowledge of the public sector. Bech-Bruun provides advice and sparring on both regulatory, commercial and strategic matters. They have a good understanding of customer needs."

"The lawyers at Bech-Bruun are highly specialised and have many years of experience in their fields. They are very skilled and understand how to target their advice to the specific case."

"Outstanding lawyers."

Legal 500, Environment

EU & Competition

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun represents both domestic and international clients before the Danish regulatory bodies and the EU Commission. Its competition team works with a broad range of industry clients and has a strong track record in handling major public procurement mandates, including contentious procurement proceedings. The group has several public procurement law specialists, including practice head and experienced litigator Peter Stig Jakobsen and Tina Braad, who handles cases before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement.

Specialised and very huge knowledge of all legal areas with EU competition law.

The collaboration, people and flexibility have been and are outstanding.

The knowledge of our business and needs. It provides quick and good answers to our challenge and at an acceptable price.

Legal 500, EU and competition

Information Technology

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun handles the full spectrum of issues relating to IT law, including traditional IT system development and supply agreements as well as emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain media. The strength of the team’s capabilities is reflected in its client roster that includes Microsoft and Samsung. It is particularly strong in the area of data protection and has extensive experience providing TMT advice to public sector clients. Practice head Mikkel Friis Rossa advises on IT matters and new technologies at the intersection between IT, data protection and marketing law, while Niels M. Andersen maintains a prominent reputation in the IT space.

"The collaboration, people and flexibility have been and are outstanding."

"The knowledge of our business and need. It provides quick and good answers to our challenges and at an acceptable price."

"Always very quick to respond and use all the specialists there are in Bech Bruun, so we always get the best and still the experience of one point of contact."

Legal 500, Information Technology

Insolvency

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun houses a leading creditor practice, reflected in its impressive client roster that includes major Danish banks, government funds and international lenders operating outside of Denmark. Practice head Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt has extensive experience acting as trustee for bankrupt estates and acting in proceedings related to avoidance in bankruptcy. The group also assists with company restructurings, out-of-payment procedures and creditor arrangements; Troels Tuxen is a name to note. The firm has significant cross-border expertise, with a presence in China, Greenland and other Nordic countries. On the debtor side, the firm advises major Danish corporates.

"The law firm Bech-Bruun always puts together a team with all specialist competencies needed to give the client the best solution to their problem. This may require the involvement of M&A or sector-specific competencies or the like. Bech-Bruun always works as one team."

"Very knowledgeable, solution-oriented and efficient team. Involved in all types of cases within this sector."

Legal 500, Insolvency

Insurance

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun specialises in insurance disputes, with particular experience in litigation concerning professional indemnity, product liability, life insurance and marine insurance claims. Practice head Anne Buhl Bjelke is a corporate and regulatory insurance law expert and has experience in high-profile dispute resolution as well as running portfolios of insurance claims. (...) The group also handles warranty and indemnity insurance claims.

"They are very proactive, have an extensive knowledge of insurance broking and work under tight deadlines."

"Bech-Bruun are my go-to firm in Denmark because they are proactive and commercial as well as being strong on the law."

"Very knowledgeable and pragmatic. Understands the industry and how the regulators work."

"Bech-Bruun has a team with insight into all aspects of the insurance business. Regulatory affairs, underwriting and risk. The team is big enough to be ready available and they are transparent in their terms of assistance and billing."

Legal 500, Insurance

Intellectual Property

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun is a market leader for patent work and houses the ‘best life sciences practice in Denmark’. It is also prominent in trade marks, design issues and marketing work, with practice co-head Claus Barrett Christiansen being an expert in this area. Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly leads the team with Christiansen, who is also a key practitioner of the firm’s Chinese desk, representing Chinese multinationals on all aspects of IP, with a focus on online sales. The group also has significant expertise in tech transfers, transactional work and licensing issues, with Dan Bjerg Geary taking the lead on these mandates. For patent infringement cases, Klaus Ewald Madsen is recommended.

"The best life sciences practice in Denmark. the very high degree of knowledge on statutory law, industry practice. Understands the market. Efficient and easy to work with."

"The team excels in readily usable advice and a commercial mindset. Availability is great and the legal and technical competencies are wide-ranging within the relevant technology fields."

"They are fast, competent and have a commercial mindset. Compared to other companies I have worked with, they are unique both because of their knowledge and skills, creative thinking and problem-solving approach."

"Bech-Bruun Denmark has the strongest, most professional, globally focused Intellectual Property practice in the world."

"The best IP team I have ever worked with! Proactive, knowledgeable and always reachable."

Legal 500, Intellectual Property

Media & Entertainment

Ranked: Tier 1

The media and entertainment team at Bech-Bruun is praised for its ‘exceptional ability to understand both the legal and market situation’. The team is well known for its expertise in the music and film sectors and is expert at handling issues relating to distributions via traditional media and online streaming platforms. The group advises on the full gamut of corporate and commercial work, including industry agreements and licensing matters, as well as dispute resolution. Practice co-head Niels M. Andersen has extensive experience within the music industry, while fellow practice head Claus Aagaard Nielsen handles M&A work.

"I think Bech-Bruun is original in their way of attacking each task. All the time they are open to new thinking and always on the ball."

"Good service. Clever people. Short and precise answers to my many questions."

"Have in-house knowledge and experience that can provide advice and solutions in many areas."

"High knowledge and exceptional ability to understand both the legal and the market situation."

"Bech-Brunn truly understands our needs and challenges and therefore assists us in a super professional way – simple, effective and well balanced. We can rely on them."

Legal 500, Media and Entertainment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun acts on a broad range of corporate transactions, with particular focus on the renewable energy sector and the oil and gas industry. The team has extensive experience in the private equity space, with co-head Jakob Kristensen advising buy-side and sell-side clients and Jacob Hjortshøj acting for an impressive client roster of leading private equity funds. Simon Milthers jointly leads the team and handled several of the largest transactions in Denmark. For contentious matters, Søren Kamp Nørbæk represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings concerning post-M&A and shareholder disputes. Claus Aagaard Nielsen heads up the Aarhus office.

They are extremely competent and very nice to work with. Good commercial understanding.

The team is very hands-on and flexible. People are highly involved and cover for each other so tasks are always fulfilled, fast and efficient.

Highly skilled and professional, very good dialogue and responsive to requests, understand our business and expectations, take responsibility and always timely in deliveries.

Very capable and well experienced in M&A. They provide practical and useful advice. They bring efficient business-focused solutions. Easy and smooth to work with, flexible and responsive. High understanding of complex business matters.’

We have experienced a unique ability to staff an M&A transaction at short notice, quick to understand our way of working and ability to complete the transaction.’

Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Real Estate & Construction

Ranked: Tier 1

The real estate and construction team at Bech-Bruun is praised as ‘top quality’ by clients. It has a strong track record working with major international investors and funds, with particular experience in assisting Danish pension funds, advising on commercial and residential developments. The group also has strong hotel sector expertise, with Steen Puch Holm-Larsen being an expert in this area as well as international real estate M&A. On the construction side, practice co-heads Jens Hjortskov and Tina Braad handle public and public-private partnership construction projects, including high-profile infrastructure projects; Claus Berg is also highly recommended for construction work.

"Very good team for construction law. High level – good service."

"Structured full-service approach with an eye for the client’s needs and capabilities."

"A heavy-weight team penetrating all important parts of the market."

"I believe that the BB people are more diversified than the competitors. All-round and great spread in age, they would be my first go-to firm for complex real estate transactions."

"The real estate team has a commercial approach and a strong understanding of international transactions. They are easy to work with and top quality."

Legal 500, Real estate and construction

Shipping & Transport

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun is praised for its ‘first-class knowledge' of all shipping and transport issues. The group has extensive experience in international dispute resolution, acting for major industry players, including several P&I clients, in both wet and dry shipping matters. It also has a unique position in the Danish market after establishing a dedicated cross-border insolvency shipping team. (...). Other names to note are Johannes Grove Nielsen, who clients consider to be ‘the sharpest maritime lawyer in the Nordics’, and Louise Lundsby Wessel, who is especially strong in CMR Convention disputes. Newly promoted partner Camilla Søgaard Hudson is also a key name to note.

"Bech-Bruun is my go-to Danish shipping law firm: they have strength in depth, commercial awareness and their turnaround times are always impressive. I can fire any query at them and they will have someone able to answer it."

"Extremely capable team with international reach. First-class knowledge in all shipping and transport-related matters. Very responsible and also very nice to work with."

"Competent, quick, reliable, humble. It is a big firm, but with a most personal feel. One is always welcome. The management style brings out the best in their people, focusing on services and qualities, rather than billing and fees."

"Very good conflict resolution skills. Understanding of both legal and commercial points."

"Good overview and practical knowledge of the industry; services and advice rendered are very much to the point; quick response times; clients feel comfortable with their advice."

Legal 500, Shipping and Transport

Tax

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun‘s tax department handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters. Traditionally focused on tax planning work, the group also has a strong focus on tax controversy matters, VAT mandates, transfer pricing litigation and domestic tax issues. In the area of succession planning, Michael Serup is the key practitioner, handling family business succession work, private client succession issues and estate planning matters. Practice head Thomas Frøbert has a strong international practice, advising clients on VAT and tax duty issues.

"The team is very good, efficient and responsive."

Legal 500, Tax

Telecoms

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun‘s telecoms practice covers the full breadth of work, including regulatory issues, infrastructure agreements and data protection mandates. The team advises both domestic and international clients and has a strong foothold in the public sector space, with Nordic RSC and Energinet as key clients. In Copenhagen, Niels M. Andersen has a broad practice, advising on all issues concerning IT and technology, including outsourcings, transfers and license agreements, while Mikkel Friis Rossa in Aarhus specialises in data protection work. The pair jointly lead the national team.

Legal 500, Telecoms