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Jakob Kristensen

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Jakob Kristensen specialises in mergers and acquisitions

Jakob Kristensen has in-depth experience in management and negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, both representing the seller and the buyer. He assists several Danish and non-Danish enterprises.

In addition to his many years of experience as a lawyer, Jakob also holds a BA of Commerce degree [Financing] from the Copenhagen Business School. Due to his legal and financial background, Jakob is a sought-after legal adviser throughout M&A transactions, and he is well-known for his constructive and commercial approach to complex challenges. 

Jakob has headed several considerable cross-border transactions, his most recent work primarily including transactions within the agricultural and energy sectors as well as within media, technology, transport, design and services. 

Through numerous transactions, Jakob has gained in-depth knowledge of investments and acquisitions for foreign investors from North America, Asia and the rest of Europe. Jakob heads our Chinese Desk and has a very strong network among Chinese investors and advisers.

Jakob also works with complex company law issues, including in connection with reorganisations and ownership.


The Team

M&A & Corporate Matters

  • M&A & Corporate Matters
  • Capital Markets
  • Energy and Supply
  • Foundations
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  • Member, The Association of Danish Law Firms' Expert Panel in Energy Law
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Danish Competition Law Society


  • Locked-Box – en købesumsreguleringsmekanisme i M&A transaktioner, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, 2016. 12 pages. Article

Education and language

  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance)
  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • LLM
  • Master of Laws
  • English


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Headed up by (...) Jakob Kristensen, Bech-Bruun is frequently instructed on a broad array of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. A key area of focus for the ‘creative, strategic and commercial’ department is high-value corporate and capital markets transactions for energy and energy-related clients, as well as private equity transactions and corporate structuring matters.

Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A