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Niels M. Andersen

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Niels M. Andersen is an IT, IP and Entertainment specialist

Niels M. Andersen has extensive experience advising Danish and non-Danish enterprises on all types of issues within IT, intellectual property, technology, telecom, M&A as well as entertainment. 

Niels’s expertise includes advice on all types of agreements and transactions, including public and private IT procurement processes, overoutsourcing, business transfers, licence agreements, due diligence, etc. 

Niels is dedicated and client-oriented as an adviser and skilled at finding workable legal solutions to highly complex issues. Niels is furthermore an experienced and skilled advocate, having conducted a considerable number of cases concerning infringement of intellectual property rights. 
 
Niels is certified as an IT attorney by the Association of Danish IT Attorneys and is involved in professional activities on, among other things, IT-related issues and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He is one of the founders behind the contract management system Pactius and is furthermore a seasoned lecturer on his areas of expertise. 

For a number of years up to 2007, Niels held the positions of vice-chairman and subsequently chairman of Bech-Bruun.

The Team

IT & Digitisation

  • IT & Digitisation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Regulatory Issues
  • New Technology
  • Compliance
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Engagements

  • Board of directors (Chairman), Kraka
  • Board of directors (member), Burrito A/S
  • Representative, TerraLex
  • Member, Danish Chapter of Young Presidents Organization
  • Member, certified IT lawyer, The Association of Danish IT Attorneys
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Publications

  • Telecommunication Laws in Europe, Djøf, 2013. Book
  • Retsplejeloven og Bruxelles I-forordningen , Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2008. Book
  • Retshåndhævelse af immaterialrettigheder, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2006. Book

Education and language

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

Ratings

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Bech-Bruun focuses on issues at the intersection between IT, data protection and IT security law. Key strengths include traditional IT system development and supply agreements, public and private procurement work, transfers, due diligence, and software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning hosting and outsourcing services. In a recent highlight, the group assisted Energinet with a large outsourcing agreement, preparing and facilitating the bidding and contracting process involving data centres, infrastructure and IT systems. Niels M. Andersen and (...) jointly head up the group.

"Partner Niels Andersen and his team are, in addition to being extremely pleasant people, incredibly skilled and very accessible. They make me feel like I am the most important client they have."

Niels M. Andersen has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Information Technology

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Bech-Bruun primarily advises its high-profile client roster on issues concerning the distribution of film and music via radio, TV, cinema and online streaming methods. It has extensive experience in commercial contracts and IP, acting for individual right holders, record companies, broadcasters and advertising agencies; the group also handles industry agreements, licensing matters, dispute resolution and transactional work. Leading the practice, Niels M. Andersen specialises in the enforcement of IP rights, including copyrights in musical works, games and motion pictures.

Niels M. Andersen has been listed as Hall of Fame by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

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Niels M. Andersen leads the ‘incredibly skilled and very accessible’ telecoms team at Bech-Bruun, which is particularly adept at assisting domestic and international clients with regulatory issues, infrastructure agreements and data protection measures. The practice also advises on public and private procurements, M&A, reorganisations, outsourcings, transfers and licence agreements. Andersen also receives a steady flow of instructions related to consumer, insurance and marketing laws.

"Niels Andersen and his team, especially (...), are, in addition to being extremely pleasant people, incredibly skilled and very accessible. They make me feel like I am the most important client they have."

Niels M. Andersen has been listed as Hall of Fame by Legal 500.

Niels M. Andersen has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

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