Foundations and autonomous institutions are subject to special public monitoring by the foundation authority or a supervisory authority in the relevant sector. Consequently, working with foundations requires in-depth knowledge of legislation, the practices of the foundation authorities, and the organisation and characteristics of the individual foundation.

We have many years' experience in advising commercial and non-commercial foundations as well as autonomous institutions. Our advisory services include formation, amendment of by-laws and extraordinary transactions. In addition, we provide legal assistance in the contact with foundation authorities and sector supervisory authorities in cases concerning supervisory issues. Moreover, we advise on governance and assist on the drafting of policies, rules of procedure, etc. 

Our advisory services include:

  • Formation of foundations and autonomous institutions 
  • Choice of organisational structure
  • Trustees' responsibilities
  • Rules governing the capital structures of foundations and autonomous institutions
  • Issues concerning distribution
  • Dissolution and merger of foundations and autonomous institutions
  • Amendment of by-laws and extraordinary transactions
  • Issues concerning special foundations, such as employee foundations, savings bank foundations and public foundations.

Our team consists of highly qualified lawyers who are experts in the field. We have long-standing experience in advising on all areas of law relating to foundations and autonomous institutions.

When required to ensure our clients the best advisory services, we cooperate with lawyers from our other areas of expertise such as Public Law & Administration, Capital MarketsM&A and Corporate Matters, Regulatory Issues, Tax.

 


Foundations

Corporate - M&A

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What the team is known for
The team is well regarded and particularly active in the private equity sphere. It advises on M&A across a range of industries such as energy, manufacturing, financial services, technology and retail. Public M&A is another area of expertise, given its experience in public tender offers. The firm acts for a notable client base on issues that frequently involve international elements.

Strengths
"The services went above and beyond the usual legal advisory services and encompassed strategy, cultural elements and negotiation tactics in a very complex project," one client praises, adding that "they were driven, cost-minded, a real group of hands-on allies."

Work highlights
Represented CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of STARK Group from Lone Star Funds.

Notable practitioners
Jacob Hjortshøj is a standout M&A practitioner offering a wealth of experience in all aspects of M&A transactions.

Ole Nørgaard regularly advises clients on acquisitions and capital raising mandates. Clients enthuse: "He is pragmatic, commercial, and is always good at finding solutions."

Steen Jensen acts for clients on complex demergers and share transfers and public M&A deals. He is also recognised for his capital markets expertise.

Steen Rode assists clients operating in the manufacturing sector, financial services and private equity spaces with cross-border transactions. Sources note that he is very commercially minded.

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A

Corporate M&A

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What the team is known for
The team is well regarded and particularly active in the private equity sphere. It advises on M&A across a range of industries such as energy, manufacturing, financial services, technology and retail. Public M&A is another area of expertise, given its experience in public tender offers. The firm acts for a notable client base on issues that frequently involve international elements.

Notable practitioners
Jacob Hjortshøj is a standout M&A practitioner offering a wealth of experience in all aspects of M&A transactions.

Ole Nørgaard regularly advises clients on acquisitions and capital raising mandates. Clients enthuse: "His pragmatic, commercial, and is always good at finding solutions."

Steen Jensen acts for clients on complex demergers and share transfers and public M&A deals. He is also recognised for his capital markets expertise.

Steen Rode assists clients operating in the manufacturing sector, financial services and private equity spaces with cross-border transactions. Sources note that he is very commercially minded.

Chambers and Partners Global 2022, Corporate/M&A

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