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Niels M. Andersen

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Niels M. Andersen is an intellectual property law 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 (member), Pactius A/S
  • Board of directors (member), Jan Bendix a/s
  • Board of directors (Chairman), Kraka
  • Board of directors (member), Burrito A/S
  • Member, TerraLex
  • Member, Danish Chapter of Young Presidents Organization
  • 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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Headed by Niels Andersen (...). Andersen has been advising Accenture on consultancy framework agreements and public tenders for state pension provider ATP.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

Niels Andersen is "very recognised in the market" and handles a variety of issues, including arbitration, outsourcing and licensing matters. Market sources regard him as a "commercial and pragmatic lawyer."

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

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Bech-Bruun is highly skilled in contracts, outsourcings and licensing matters; Niels M. Andersen also has notable expertise in contracts and transactions, (...). Recent highlights include Andersen assisting Energinet with its outsourcing agreements, (...).

Legal 500, Information technology

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Bech-Bruun is recognised for its 'in-depth knowledge of the law', 'ability to understand the market' and 'focus on the job and the real objectives'. Niels M. Andersen is an expert in transactions and agreements, and advised Blackwood Seven on an investment from a number of investors, (...).

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

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Bech-Bruun has particularly strong expertise in telecom infrastructure agreements, outsourcings, procurement work and data protection issues and counts Accenture and The Capital Region of Denmark as clients. Niels M. Andersen leads the team and is an expert in commercial contracts and regulatory issues, (...).

Legal 500, Telecoms