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Bruun & Hjejle

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Bruun & Hjejle is an acclaimed firm acting on all areas of EU and competition law. The legal team has particular experience in dominance issues, state aid and other legal issues faced by publicly owned and regulated companies. The practice also regularly advises on disputes concerning anti-competitive agreements and follow-on damage claims. The law firm's clients include companies from a range of industries, such as broadcasting, financial services, real estate and energy.

Strengths

"Bruun & Hjejle are very service-minded and available. They return quickly, are always available and meet agreed deadlines," remarks one client.

Work highlights

Represented Nets before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court in a competition law case on alleged abuse of a dominant position on the acquiring market.

Notable practitioners

Frederik André Bork is praised by clients for being "very responsive and easy to communicate with, while having a deep knowledge and a great network within the authorities." He represents clients in abuse of dominance, price fixing and cartel cases, in addition to advising on merger control issues.

Olaf Koktvedgaard regularly handles competition disputes, especially those concerning abuse of dominance, price fixing and state aid. "Olaf Koktvedgaard has always been an important factor in our work with compliance and competition law. He has a keen sense for finding solutions for complicated situations," attests one impressed client.

Søren Zinck regularly represents clients in abuse of dominance, dawn raid and follow-on damage claim cases. According to one interviewee, "Søren Zinck provides a unique customer service and manages in a distinguished way to put himself in the customer's place and into the cases he leads on behalf of the customer. He manages to communicate in an understandable and precise way and knows how best to challenge the other party."

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Overview

Department: Competition and EU
Head(s) of department: Olaf Koktvedgaard, Søren Zinck and Frederik André Bork
No of employees in department: 14

Bruun & Hjejle’s competition team is headed by Olaf Koktvedgaard, a leading practitioner of competition law in Denmark, and Søren Zinck, a highly experienced competition lawyer and competition litigator, together with high-profile partner Frederik André Bork.

We advise on all aspects of Danish and EU competition law, including general EU law and EU trade matters, merger control, public procurement, abuse of dominance, and our antitrust practice is among the most acclaimed in Denmark. We have extensive experience with civil and criminal competition litigation, private damages actions (such as the follow-on damages claims relating to the EU Truck Cartel) and cartel investigations (e.g. for HMN Naturgas and Clear Channel Denmark).

Our competition team handles some of the largest and most complex matters in the Danish market. We act in ground-breaking competition and State aid litigation before the Danish courts, the General Court and the Court of Justice (e.g. for TV2 Danmark, FIH Holding and FIH Erhvervsbank).

We also have a strong track record within complex and cross-border merger control and M&A-related topics (such as the sale of Nets to Mastercard). Our merger process is fully integrated in the M&A process to ensure a smooth and efficient process for our clients.

Members

Bork, Frederik André (Head of Department)

Koktvedgaard, Olaf (Head of Department)

Zinck, Søren (Head of Department)

Industries

Agriculture

Automobiles

Broadcasting

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Postal Services

Public Services

Railway

Telecommunications

TV and outdoor

Competition/European Law

Bruun & Hjejle

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Location

Nørregade 21

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-1165

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Denmark

Competition/European Law


Frederik André Bork
Band 2
Olaf Koktvedgaard
Band 2
Søren Zinck
Band 2