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Meet our team of specialists

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Bech-Bruun's M&A team is one of Denmark's largest and most outstanding. For many years we have completed more transactions than any other Danish law firm. Our position at the leading edge of the Danish M&A market is the result of many years' specialising and experience in managing small and large processes.

Bech-Bruun's M&A team is one of Denmark's largest and most outstanding. For many years we have completed more transactions than any other Danish law firm. Our position at the leading edge of the Danish M&A market is the result of many years' specialising and experience in managing small and large processes. 

We advise a wide range of Danish and non-Danish financial and industrial players, including private equity funds and enterprises, on transactions at all levels and within all industries. Also, corporate law issues have always been one of our core skills. We offer legal advice to enterprises, small and large, within all aspects of corporate law. 

Our advisory services include:

  • Mergers and demergers
  • Takeover bids
  • Business transfers
  • Reorganisation of groups and enterprises
  • Venture capital investment
  • Joint ventures
  • Management buy-out and buy-in
  • Commercial contracts
  • Formation and conversion of enterprises
  • General partnerships and limited partnerships
  • SE companies 
  • Enterprise wind-up
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • International corporate matters
  • Partner-owned enterprises.

Due to our size we can always assign lawyers at the right levels to any case, and we have highly specialised experts in all areas, who can address particular issues in relation to a transaction.


M&A & Corporate Matters

Corporate - M&A

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What the team is known for
Well-regarded team particularly active in the private equity sphere. Advises on M&A across a range of industries such as energy, manufacturing, IT and retail. Public M&A is another area of expertise, with experience in public tender offers and intra-group mergers. Acts for a notable client base on issues which frequently involve international elements.

Strengths
Clients appreciate the team's availability and ability to manage transactions: "All the key elements were covered and under control. They were very speedy and responsive 24/7, and they were extremely fast at grasping complex matters."

Another client describes the team as "very responsive and knowledgeable" and adds that "you always feel comfortable with the work and advice."

Work highlights
Acted for Teradyne on its EUR121 million acquisition of Mobile Industrial Robots.

Notable practitioners
Jacob Hjortshøj is a highly regarded corporate lawyer, particularly assisting private equity clients with acquisitions. One source refers to him as a "skilled and experienced lawyer with a commercial view."

Ole Nørgaard offers expertise regarding cross-border corporate transactions, both acquisitions and sales. Clients describe him as "an extremely capable and effective M&A practitioner" and also highlight his "business understanding and responsiveness."

Steen Jensen specialises in capital market transactions, assisting co-ordinators with listing companies on the Danish stock exchange. Interviewees describe him as "technically good."

 

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Corporate M&A

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What the team is known for
Well-regarded team particularly active in the private equity sphere. Advises on M&A across a range of industries such as energy, manufacturing, IT and retail. Public M&A is another area of expertise, with experience in public tender offers and intra-group mergers. Acts for a notable client base on issues which frequently involve international elements.

Notable practitioners
Jacob Hjortshøj is a highly regarded corporate lawyer, particularly assisting private equity clients with acquisitions. One source refers to him as a "skilled and experienced lawyer with a commercial view."
 
Ole Nørgaard offers expertise regarding cross-border corporate transactions, both acquisitions and sales. Clients describe him as "an extremely capable and effective M&A practitioner" and also highlight his "business understanding and responsiveness."
 
Steen Jensen specialises in capital market transactions, assisting co-ordinators with listing companies on the Danish stock exchange. Interviewees describe him as "technically good."
 

Mergers & Acquisitions

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 M&A and projects teams have strong presences in Aarhus and Copenhagen, and complete several of the market’s biggest transactions, especially within the energy and oil and gas sectors. In projects, geothermal projects, offshore pipelines and wind farm developers often create work for the team.  

A key staffing change during the research period saw partner Søren Meisling retire from the M&A team after over four decades at the firm.

Recent Deal Data highlights 

  • Axcel acquisition of majority stake in Phase One
    Genmab Nasdaq IPO
    Maersk Drilling Nasdaq Copenhagen IPO
    Nord Stream 2
    Teradyne €121 million acquisition of Mobile Industrial Robots
    Total $7.45 billion acquisition of Maersk Oil & Gas
    Total acquisition of Chevron Denmark
    Vineyard 800MW wind farm

Client feeback

"The firm showed a high understanding of our complex business and our specific needs. They were very flexible and provided good follow-up. They also had a very good understanding of the different stages in the negotiations and provided great sparring in terms of strategy."

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun has notable expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and also assists with the structuring of corporate entities and subsidiaries, and handles the financial analysis of M&A and financing options. Jacob Hjortshøj has experience in business transfers and private equity, Søren Kamp Nørbæk is a key name for shareholders’ agreements and disputes arising from commercial contracts, and practice head Steen Rode assists with the drafting and negotiation of transactional documents. Clients include energy companies, private equity funds, financial institutions, real estate companies and steel manufacturers.

Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

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