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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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Bech-Bruun has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters overlapping between IT, data protection and IT-security, which also includes GDPR issues. The firm advises public and private companies on IT system development and supply agreements, software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning traditional hosting and outsourcing services. Niels M. Andersen (...) jointly head the practice and have experience in the drafting and negotiation of procurement and technology transfer agreements, as well as with due diligence work.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

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Bech-Bruun advises on film and music matters in connection with broadcasting through radio, TV, cinema and online streaming. The practice has expertise in the drafting and negotiation of industry agreements, licensing matters as well as transactional work in the media and entertainment industries. The practice also advises on conclusion and collaboration agreements involving film and entertainment companies. Niels M. Andersen is experienced in litigating on behalf of picture and video licensing corporations on copyright matters.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

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The practice at Bech-Bruun has expertise in regulatory advice, the drafting and negotiation of infrastructure agreements and operation services agreements, as well as on the implementation of data protection measures. The firm has also expertise in advising telecoms companies on technology agreements, insurance law, marketing law and intellectual property rights. Niels M. Andersen is the practice head and is experienced in consumer regulatory matters, as well as in the negotiation of outsourcing agreements.

Legal 500, Telecoms

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