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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, over outsourcing, 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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Ratings

Legal 500 - Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun handles the full spectrum of issues relating to IT law, including traditional IT system development and supply agreements as well as emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain media. The strength of the team’s capabilities is reflected in its client roster that includes Microsoft and Samsung. It is particularly strong in the area of data protection and has extensive experience providing TMT advice to public sector clients. (…) Niels M. Andersen maintains a prominent reputation in the IT space.

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

Legal 500, Information Technology

Legal 500 - Bech-Bruun

The media and entertainment team at Bech-Bruun is praised for its ‘exceptional ability to understand both the legal and market situation’. The team is well known for its expertise in the music and film sectors and is expert at handling issues relating to distributions via traditional media and online streaming platforms. The group advises on the full gamut of corporate and commercial work, including industry agreements and licensing matters, as well as dispute resolution. Practice co-head Niels M. Andersen has extensive experience within the music industry (…).

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

High knowledge and exceptional ability to understand both the legal and the market situation. Niels M. Andersen and (…)  form a strong team that immediately provides solid answers.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

Legal 500 - Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun‘s telecoms practice covers the full breadth of work, including regulatory issues, infrastructure agreements and data protection mandates. The team advises both domestic and international clients and has a strong foothold in the public sector space, with Nordic RSC and Energinet as key clients. In Copenhagen, Niels M. Andersen has a broad practice, advising on all issues concerning IT and technology, including outsourcings, transfers and license agreements (…).

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

Legal 500, Telecoms

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
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