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Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team particularly active in the private equity sphere. Advises on M&A across a range of industries such as energy, manufacturing, financial services, IT and retail. Public M&A is another area of expertise, with experience in public tender offers. Acts for a notable client base on issues which frequently involve international elements.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the firm's "impeccable client service," adding: "The team delivers work of the highest standard in a timely manner."

The lawyers are described as "highly responsive, technically excellent and well connected" by respondents.

Work highlights

Acted for Asahi Kasei on its DKK8.9 billion acquisition via a Danish SPV of a 90% stake in Veloxis Pharmaceuticals.

Notable practitioners

Jacob Hjortshøj is a standout practitioner offering experience in all aspects of M&A transactions. One satisfied client enthuses: "He always provides extraordinarily precise advice in a timely fashion. He has very impressive negotiation skills and a unique understanding and judgement of which issues have key importance and how to address them."

Ole Nørgaard regularly advises clients on acquisitions and capital raising mandates. A respondent notes that "he knows what the business needs and gives commercially viable solutions."

Steen Jensen acts for clients on complex demergers and share transfers and public M&A deals. He is described as "very hands-on, responsive and pleasant to work with" by one satisfied client, who also appreciates that "Jensen has deep market knowledge and can help foreign clients navigate the Danish regulations."

Steen Rode enters the rankings on the back of strong client feedback. He assists clients operating in the financial services and private equity spaces with cross-border transactions. Interviewees report: "His strategic and commercial thinking is outstanding; he is a quick thinker, very energetic, ahead of the process and always totally committed to clients and their success."

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Overview

We advise on transaction and corporate law at all levels and within all industries.
Bech-Bruun's M&A team is one of Denmark's largest and most outstanding. For many years we have completed more transactions than any other Danish law firm. Our position at the leading edge of the Danish M&A market is the result of many years' specialising and experience in managing small and large processes.

We advise a wide range of Danish and non-Danish financial and industrial players, including private equity funds and enterprises, on transactions at all levels and within all industries. Also, corporate law issues have always been one of our core skills. We offer legal advice to enterprises, small and large, within all aspects of corporate law.


Our advisory services include:

  • Mergers and demergers​
  • Takeover bids
  • Business transfers
  • Reorganisation of groups and enterprises
  • Venture capital investment
  • Joint ventures
  • Management buy-out and buy-in
  • Commercial contracts
  • Formation and conversion of enterprises
  • General partnerships and limited partnerships
  • SE companies 
  • Enterprise wind-up
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • International corporate matters
  • Partner-owned enterprises.

Due to our size we can always assign lawyers at the right levels to any case, and we have highly specialised experts in all areas, who can address particular issues in relation to a transaction.

Corporate/M&A Department

Bech-Bruun

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Department location

Langelinie Allé 35

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-2100

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Denmark

Corporate/M&A


Jacob Hjortshøj
Band 1
Ole Nørgaard
Band 4
Steen Jensen
Band 3