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Simon Evers Hjelmborg

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Simon Evers Hjelmborg is an expert of EU and competition law

As former head of Bech-Bruun's EU and Competition Law department, Simon has in-depth experience in strategic advisory services within all aspects of competition law, including merger control, abuse issues, cartels and syndicates as well as the authorities' handling of matters relative to the EU Commission and the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. 

Simon advises particularly on complex EU law matters and has in-depth knowledge of competition law, state aid law and procurement law issues. He is a sought-after legal adviser among Danish and international clients in connection with advice on strategic market positioning, particularly in regulated markets with limited commercial freedom of action on the part of the clients. Simon is highly experienced in attending to clients' interests before the Nordic as well as EU authorities and in litigation before the Danish courts and the EU courts.


The Team

EU & Competition

  • EU & Competition
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Procurement
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  • EU Udbudsretten, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2016. 650 pages. Book
  • EU Public Procurement Law – The Public Sector Directive – The Utilities Directive, Djøf Publishing, 2012. Book
  • EU Udbudsretten – udbudsdirektivet for offentlige myndigheder – forsyningsvirksomhedsdirektivet, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2011. Book
  • Konkurrenceretten i EU, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2009. Book
  • Hvor megen konkurrence skal der være i en konkurrencepræget dialog?, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen, 2007. Article
  • Public Procurement Law – the EU directive on public contracts, DJØF Publishing, 2006. Book
  • EU Udbudsretten – udbudsdirektivet for offentlige myndigheder, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2005. Book
  • Konkurrenceretten i EU, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2005. Book
  • Konkurrenceretten i EU, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2003. Book
  • Konkurrenceretten i Danmark og EU, Schultz Forlag, 2001. Book

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • Education abroad: The Wharton School
  • Harvard Business School
  • English
  • German


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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. Other names to note include antitrust expert Simon Evers Hjelmborg (...).

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Bech-Bruun fields experts in competition, merger control, public procurement and general EU law. [The group] regularly represents large public sector and multinational clients in competition law proceedings before Danish regulatory bodies and the EU Commission. The group is also highly regarded for its handling of major procurement mandates, including contentious proceedings, tender procedures, tender drafts and tender optimisation work. (...) Simon Evers Hjelmborg [is a] practitioner to note.

Simon Evers-Hjelmborg (...) stands out as being very experienced within [his] field and always provide[s] legal advice that can be used by the business.’

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