Claus Berner Nielsen

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Claus Berner Nielsen specialises in M&A and company law

Claus Berner Nielsen is a well-known profile within M&A, and in his 25-year career he has headed several large and successful transactions. In addition to rendering advice on mergers and acquisitions, Claus specialises in company law and directorships. 

Claus represents a wide range of clients from various industries, including both large and small Danish and non-Danish enterprises. As a legal adviser, Claus is renowned for his in-depth legal insight combined with commercial understanding and strategic skills, making him a sought-after negotiator. 

Claus is an experienced lecturer on company law aspects as well as mergers and acquisitions.

The Team

M&A & Corporate Matters

  • M&A & Corporate Matters
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  • Board of directors (chairman), VOLA A/S
  • Board member, Plantas A/S
  • Board member, Dansk Industri
  • Board of directors (chairman), A/S Boligbeton
  • Board of directors (chairman), ELM. Kragelund A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), Hustømrerne A/S
  • Chairman, Dantoy A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), JBH Gruppen A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), Jorton A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), PR electronics A/S
  • Board member, Cylindric Denmark A/S
  • Examiner at the attorney exam (advokateksamen)
  • Arbitrator, ICC arbitrator in transfer of a business (virksomhedsoverdragelse)
  • Arbitrator, selected arbitrator in transfer of a business (partsudpeget vedrørende virksomhedsoverdragelse)


  • Overdragelsesaftalen, Bestyrelseshåndbogen, Børsen, 2007. Article
  • Børsnotering på Neuer Markt, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, 2001. Article
  • Eneejerens aftaler med selskabet, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, 1997. Article
  • Den nye anpartsselskabslov, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, 1996. Article
  • Periodisering af løbende kontrakter, TfS, 1995. Article

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • LLM
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English
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Partner Claus Berner Nielsen
"I provide my clients with very specific and useful advice rather than an abstract sales talk."
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