Financing often plays a key role in transactions. This applies whether the issue is acquisition of an enterprise, financing of major assets and projects, or the raising of capital for current operations.

The market for raising capital is international, and traditional sources of financing have been supplemented by new players and alternative products, increasing access to loan financing but also providing alternative options for placement of excess liquidity. Both lenders and borrowers require advisory services, and the advice given now is what will be tested when the market once again moves in the other direction.

We advise lenders as well as borrowers on debt financing. Our clients include Danish and non-Danish banks, private equity funds, enterprises and corporations. Regulatory issues, derivatives, structured products, acquisition financing and the financing of all types of assets are among our core skills, and we are specialised in the legal, financial and strategic aspects related to acquisition and divestment of enterprises.

Our advisory services include:

  • Financing law
  • Syndicated loan agreements
  • Acquisition financing
  • Asset financing
  • Project financing, including PPC/PPP, infrastructure and energy
  • Structured products
  • Investment grade loans
  • Bond issuance and programme establishment
  • Financing via international capital markets
  • Regulatory issues (products and banks)
  • Securitisation
  • Guarantees and provision of security
  • Refinancing and distressed loans
  • Derivatives, including ISDA Master Agreement and Credit Support Annex
  • Capital structure and tax issues
  • Self-financing

Moreover, our lawyers are among the most experienced in Denmark in the area of financing and leasing of trains, airplanes and ships.

When required to ensure our clients the best advisory services, we cooperate with lawyers from our other areas of expertise such as M&A and Corporate Matters, Real Estate & Construction, Regulatory Issues, Insolvency & Restructuring, Tax, Energy & Supply.

 

Financing

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for
Bech-Brunn offers clients a strong finance team which frequently acts on behalf of domestic and international banks and large corporations on all aspects of acquisition finance. The firm is particularly recognised for its financing expertise in the energy and real estate sectors. Lawyers in the team are also instructed on refinancing mandates and offer further experience on debt capital market transactions, advising on the issuance of notes. The team is additionally well placed to handle loan transactions and sustainable finance matters.

Strengths
Clients highlight the team's securities expertise, describing an "excellent service and very positive impression."

Another source is quick to highlight the team's "extremely good knowledge and precision."

Work highlights
Assisted Danske Bank with its multicurrency revolving credit facility to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

Notable practitioners
David Moalem is particularly recognised for his knowledge of regulatory issues. He has "extremely good knowledge and precision in his assessment and guidance on this difficult area of law," says one satisfied client.

Department head Morten Krogsgaard "has very good technical skills and is a pleasure to work with," enthuses one respondent. He handles debt restructuring, refinancing and acquisition financing mandates on behalf of both Danish and international clients.

Thomas Thordal Sevelsted represents clients in lending transactions, sale deals, financing and refinancings. Clients appreciate that he "is always available and offers quick turnarounds."

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022, Banking and Finance

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for
Bech-Brunn offers clients a strong finance team which frequently acts on behalf of domestic and international banks and large corporations on all aspects of acquisition finance. The firm is particularly recognised for its financing expertise in the energy and real estate sectors. Lawyers in the team are also instructed on refinancing mandates and offer further experience on debt capital market transactions, advising on the issuance of notes. The team is additionally well placed to handle loan transactions and sustainable finance matters.

Notable practitioners
David Moalem is particularly recognised for his knowledge of regulatory issues. He has "extremely good knowledge and precision in his assessment and guidance on this difficult area of law," says one satisfied client.

Department head Morten Krogsgaard "has very good technical skills and is a pleasure to work with," enthuses one respondent. He handles debt restructuring, refinancing and acquisition financing mandates on behalf of both Danish and international clients.

Thomas Thordal Sevelsted represents clients in lending transactions, sale deals, financing and refinancings. Clients appreciate that "he is always available and offers quick turnarounds."

Chambers and Partners Global 2022, Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

In the Danish market Bech-Bruun is recognised for its strong M&A and projects teams. It also boasts of a very credible banking and restructuring and insolvency offering. 

The firm’s previously acquisition finance-focused banking practice has broadened in focus and now regularly acts on large asset financings, project financing and regulatory mandates. It often represents the borrowers and lenders on deals involving the aviation, manufacturing and real estate sectors.  

Recent Deal Data highlights

  • Axcel acquisition of majority stake in Phase One
  • Energinet DKr1.8 billion acquisition of GasNet
  • Maersk Drilling Nasdaq Copenhagen IPO
  • Nord Stream 2
  • Teradyne €121 million acquisition of Mobile Industrial Roots
  • Total $7.45 billion acquisition of Maersk Oil & Gas
  • Total acquisition of Chevron’s 12% interest in Danish Underground Consortium
  • Vineyard 800MW wind farm

Client feedback

"Highly professional. Great commercial understanding." – Banking

"Very good, strong competencies and experience enabling to get the deal through." – Banking

IFLR 1000, Banking and finance

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

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