Litigation boutique firm Lundsgaard & Partnere, one of Denmark’s most prominent lawyers in litigation, will become part of Bech-Bruun from the beginning of the new year.
After the New Year, Lundsgaard & Partnere will become part of Bech-Bruun. In addition to partners Søren Lundsgaard and Arianne Svardal-Stelmer, 14 employees will be working at Langelinie Allé. This will expand Bech-Bruun's dispute resolution department, which already includes partners Anne Buhl Bjelke, Camilla Søgaard Hudson, Claus Berg, Johannes Grove Nielsen and their highly specialized teams.
"Litigation is, if anything, the lawyer's domain and a key area for us as a law firm. Lundsgaard & Partners has been the natural choice for a number of years for the largest and most complex litigation cases in Denmark, and we are therefore proud to welcome the team to Bech-Bruun. By merging Lundsgaard & Partners with Bech-Bruun, we will have a market-leading and unique offering to our clients in litigation," says Steen Rode, Chief executive partner at Bech-Bruun.
Lundsgaard & Partners specialize in litigation and are particularly known for conducting some of the most complex and leading cases in Denmark.
"I am proud of all that we at Lundsgaard & Partners have accomplished over the last decade and the very special profile we have built in the market. We are privileged to have a portfolio of cases that, in size and complexity, makes it a natural next step to complement and strengthen resources and competences for the benefit of our clients. That is why I am delighted that together with Bech-Bruun we will continue to operate and develop one of the strongest litigation offerings in the industry. We know each other well, the timing is just right, and I am very much looking forward to the collaboration," says Søren Lundsgaard, who founded Lundsgaard & Partners in 2011.
Together with Søren Lundsgaard, Arianne Svardal-Stelmer will also become a new partner at Bech-Bruun at the turn of the year. Arianne has been part of Lundsgaard & Partnere since the firm's beginning in 2011.
"I have worked closely with several Bech-Bruun lawyers over the years and am delighted that we now have the opportunity to create a really strong joint team. Bech-Bruun is a modern law firm that I look forward to joining and developing further together in the years to come," says Arianne Svardal-Stelmer, who specializes in commercial litigation, professional liability of advisors and professional liability in general.
Bech-Bruun and Lundsgaard & Partners have both crossed swords and worked closely together on several high-profile cases over the years. A notable example is the Eik Bank cases, an offshoot of the financial crisis, in which Lundsgaard & Partnere and Bech-Bruun each acted for a client against Finansiel Stabilitet in one of the largest trials in Danish history.
"For many years, Lundsgaard & Partnere has been recognized as one of the best litigators in the country. I had the pleasure of following Søren and Arianne closely for 10 years in the Eik Bank cases, and I have great respect for their strategic overview and skills as litigators. I am very much looking forward to the collaboration and what we can achieve together for our clients," says Anne Buhl Bjelke, partner in Bech-Bruun's dispute resolution department and chair of the board of Bech-Bruun.