Partner, Chairman of the board
Copenhagen

Anne Buhl Bjelke

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Anne Buhl Bjelke specialises in insurance law and dispute resolution

Anne Buhl Bjelke specialises in insurance law and dispute resolution. For several years, Anne has established corporate and regulatory insurance law as her separate field of expertise, and she is now an acknowledged expert in this field of law.

With great knowledge and professionalism, Anne advises insurance companies in Denmark and abroad, focusing on the commercial challenges and opportunities for the industry as such. Her advisory services include regulatory insurance law, portfolio transfers and insurance mediation as well as life and pension insurance. Furthermore, she has particular insight into financial sector regulation. Anne is an experienced litigator, having convincingly conducted several cases on insurance cover and liability in tort and contract, including professional liability, directors' liability and product liability. Anne represents clients before ordinary courts of law as well as arbitration tribunals.

Even at a young age, Anne was a recognised legal expert, which is illustrated by her being admitted to the list of young talents of corporate Denmark in Berlingske Business's "Talent 100" at the age of 35. A few years later, she was named as a "Leading individual" in insurance law by Legal500. Anne devotes time and efforts to international work and networking and has co-organised several international conferences and lectures.

Most recently, Anne completed her training as mediator in 2020 through the Association of Danish Law Firms and she was named as a "Leading individual" in Dispute Resolution by Legal500 in 2021.

 

The Team

Insurance

  • Insurance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory Issues
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Ratings

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Bech-Bruun specialises in insurance disputes, with particular experience in litigation concerning professional indemnity, product liability, life insurance and marine insurance claims. Practice head Anne Buhl Bjelke is a corporate and regulatory insurance law expert and has experience in high-profile dispute resolution as well as running portfolios of insurance claims (...).

Anne Buhl Bjelke has second to none knowledge about insurance regulatory and corporate issues and provides advice that is practicable and user friendly.”

Anne Buhl Bjelke has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Insurance

 
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Bech-Bruun represents clients in complex commercial disputes, including high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters. It has been particularly active in civil litigation, acting in major professional liability cases; the team is also frequently involved in Supreme Court mandates. The group is strong in handling issues within the construction, insurance and financial service sectors; (...) Anne Buhl Bjelke is an expert in insurance as well as financial regulatory matters. (...).

Anne Buhl Bjelke has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Dispute Resolution

Engagements

  • Chairman of board of directors, Bech-Bruun
  • Chairman of the IBA’s Insurance Committee
  • Chairman of the IBA's Insurance Regulation Subcommittee (2019-2020)
  • Vice-chairman of the IBA's Insurance Regulation Subcommittee (2018-2019)
  • Member, Commitee Maritime Internationale (CMI)
  • Member, The Danish Association of Insurance Law
  • Member, The Insurance Association (Forsikringsforeningen)
  • Member of Procesbevillingsnævnet 2016-2019
  • Representative, Lloyd's General Representative in Denmark
  • External Examiner, The Danish Bar and Law Society's Trial Test (retssagsprøven)

Publications

  • Insurance Transfers in Europe – Chapter on Denmark, Clyde & Co LLP, 2012. Article
  • Privilege in Insurance Disputes: "Shielding Privileged Information in the Midst of a Sword Fight", International Bar Association, 2011. Article
  • The Litigation Process in Denmark, Terralex (EMEA Litigation Practice Group), 2010. Article
  • De nye regler om loft over fradragsretten for indbetalinger til ratepension og ophørende livrenter, Tidsskrift for Skatter og Afgifter, 2009. Article
  • Bødenedsættelse i kartelsager, Juristen, 2002. Article
  • Insurance Portfolio Transfers: "Move on and Let go" – Chapter on Denmark, International Bar Association, 2010. Article
  • Forældreansvarsloven – Notat om bevisbyrde, retsanvendelse og retssikkerhed i forældreansvarsloven, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2010. Book

Education and language

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