Partner, Chairman of the board
Copenhagen

Anne Buhl Bjelke

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Anne Buhl Bjelke specialises in insurance law and dispute resolution

Anne Buhl Bjelke specialises in insurance law and dispute resolution. For several years, Anne has established corporate and regulatory insurance law as her separate field of expertise, and she is now an acknowledged expert in this field of law.

With great knowledge and professionalism, Anne advises insurance companies in Denmark and abroad, focusing on the commercial challenges and opportunities for the industry as such. Her advisory services include regulatory insurance law, portfolio transfers and insurance mediation as well as life and pension insurance. Furthermore, she has particular insight into financial sector regulation. Anne is an experienced litigator, having convincingly conducted several cases on insurance cover and liability in tort and contract, including professional liability, directors' liability and product liability. Anne represents clients before ordinary courts of law as well as arbitration tribunals.

Even at a young age, Anne was a recognised legal expert, which is illustrated by her being admitted to the list of young talents of corporate Denmark in Berlingske Business's "Talent 100" at the age of 35. A few years later, she was named as a "Leading individual" in insurance law by Legal500. Anne devotes time and efforts to international work and networking and has co-organised several international conferences and lectures.

Most recently, Anne completed her training as mediator in 2020 through the Association of Danish Law Firms and she was named as a "Leading individual" in Dispute Resolution by Legal500 in 2021.

 

The Team

Insurance

  • Insurance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory Issues
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Engagements

  • Chairman of board of directors, Bech-Bruun
  • Chairman of the IBA’s Insurance Committee
  • Chairman of the IBA's Insurance Regulation Subcommittee (2019-2020)
  • Vice-chairman of the IBA's Insurance Regulation Subcommittee (2018-2019)
  • Member, Commitee Maritime Internationale (CMI)
  • Member, The Danish Association of Insurance Law
  • Member, The Insurance Association (Forsikringsforeningen)
  • Member of Procesbevillingsnævnet 2016-2019
  • Representative, Lloyd's General Representative in Denmark
  • External Examiner, The Danish Bar and Law Society's Trial Test (retssagsprøven)

Publications

  • Insurance Transfers in Europe – Chapter on Denmark, Clyde & Co LLP, 2012. Article
  • Privilege in Insurance Disputes: "Shielding Privileged Information in the Midst of a Sword Fight", International Bar Association, 2011. Article
  • The Litigation Process in Denmark, Terralex (EMEA Litigation Practice Group), 2010. Article
  • De nye regler om loft over fradragsretten for indbetalinger til ratepension og ophørende livrenter, Tidsskrift for Skatter og Afgifter, 2009. Article
  • Bødenedsættelse i kartelsager, Juristen, 2002. Article
  • Insurance Portfolio Transfers: "Move on and Let go" – Chapter on Denmark, International Bar Association, 2010. Article
  • Forældreansvarsloven – Notat om bevisbyrde, retsanvendelse og retssikkerhed i forældreansvarsloven, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2010. Book

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English

Ratings

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Bech-Bruun's team, which is led by Anne Buhl Bjelke, demonstrates strength across corporate and regulatory issues, reinsurance mandates and insurance-related mediation and litigation. The group is frequently instructed on high-value disputes spanning professional indemnity, all-risks insurance, product liability, marine insurance, personal injury, life insurance and coverage claims. In addition, Bjelke, who regularly assists international life and non-life insurance companies, handles cross-border insurance portfolio transfers.

Anne Buhl Bjelke has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Insurance

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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. Anne Buhl Bjelke primarily handles disputes in the insurance and reinsurance space.

Anne Buhl Bjelke has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Dispute Resolution