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Being involved in a conflict that demands resources and creates financial uncertainty is never pleasant for an enterprise. We help clients resolve disputes as quickly and cost efficiently as possible – and prevent them from arising and growing.

Bech-Bruun's dispute resolution team includes some of Denmark's leading experts with extensive experience in arguing cases before all instances in the Danish court system,, arbitration tribunals and administrative appeals bodies. In addition to this we have long-standing experience and good results from alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and court-based mediation, where we assist in reaching settlements with which both parties are satisfied.

We also assist on:

  • Choice of law and jurisdiction clauses in international contracts
  • Dispute resolution models
  • Litigation risk assessment
  • Enforcement of decisions made in and outside Denmark
  • Settlement considerations

Our goal is to ensure that the contracts include customised dispute resolution models that reduce the risk of deadlock in the event of a dispute.

Bech-Bruun maintains a strong international network of leading litigation experts, allowing us to offer you the best advisory services, regardless of the country in which your case is being heard. 

When relevant, we cooperate closely with lawyers within other areas of expertise such as Shipping & Logistics, Insurance, Energy & Supply, Real Estate & Construction, Labour and Employment Law.


Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for
Impressive practice representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings across a variety of industries. Particularly active in insurance, insolvency and professional liability disputes, often in the banking sector, representing companies as well as former board members. Also handles cases arising from breach or non-performance of contracts, offering additional knowledge in post-M&A disputes.

Strengths
A source remarks that "clients get a very high service level, and fast and always thoroughly thought-through advice."

Another source notes that the lawyers demonstrate "excellent negotiation skills and ability to reach solutions."

Work highlights
Acted for a former board member of Roskilde bank on a DKK1 billion claim for alleged mismanagement of the bank, which collapsed in 2008 due to the financial crisis.

Notable practitioners
Carsten Pedersen has experience in breach of duty claims and insurance cases as well as post-M&A disputes, being well equipped to assist clients with both litigation and arbitration proceedings. An interviewee notes his attention to clients' needs, adding that "he is very good at understanding the commercial aspects and advising on strategic matters."

Jes Anker Mikkelsen handles a broad area of disputes, including professional indemnity and product liability matters, having a particular focus on the insurance sector. He is praised for his results-oriented approach by a client who reports that "he is very responsive and gets things moving forward without unnecessary complications."

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Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for
Impressive practice representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings across a variety of industries. Particularly active in insurance, insolvency and professional liability disputes, often in the banking sector, representing companies as well as former board members. Also handles contract disputes such as breach of distribution and shareholder agreements. Additional knowledge in post-M&A litigation, including W&I issues.

Notable practitioners
Carsten Pedersen is highly regarded for his broad commercial dispute resolution practice. He handles litigation relating to shareholder agreements and W&I insurance as well as professional liability disputes. One client describes him as "very sharp, no-nonsense and to the point," adding that "his communication has always been very clear and concise."
 
Jes Anker Mikkelsen possesses significant experience in dispute resolution proceedings, including litigation, arbitration and mediation processes. He is particularly knowledgeable in insurance-related mandates.
 

Dispute Resolution

Ranked: tier 1

Led by Carsten Pedersen, who is particularly adept at handling M&A and construction contract disputes, Bech-Bruun focuses on high-end commercial litigation. Especially active in the construction, insurance and financial services sectors, the group also fields experts in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation and court-based mediation. Jes Anker Mikkelsen specialises in insolvency shipping disputes, senior associate Mogens Gaarden has substantial experience in financial mismanagement and post-financial crisis litigation, while Anne Buhl Bjelke primarily handles disputes in the insurance and reinsurance space.

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