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Bruun & Hjejle

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Exceptional practice offering extensive experience across a range of contentious matters, including cross-border disputes. Active in complex banking and finance cases, often involving insolvency-related topics. Other areas of expertise include litigation resulting from transactions and joint ventures. Also assists with white-collar crime proceedings and international arbitration.

Strengths

"The team is exceptional at handling court cases and has a very good feeling about how to present them, also explaining what the risk is for us," a client enthuses.

An interviewee states that the firm is "one of the leading in Denmark for dispute resolution," adding that "the lawyers are very strong, and always available when you need them."

Work highlights

Represented the bankruptcy estate of Hesalight in DKK200 million claims for alleged professional negligence against its former management, board of directors and auditor.

Notable practitioners

Jakob Lentz represents lawyers, insurers and other professionals in liability claims and also acts on anti-money laundering criminal proceedings. A client confirms: "He is very sharp and always formulates a good strategy for handling a dispute for his clients. He knows when to litigate a case and when it is more prudent to seek a settlement."

The "outstanding" Karsten Kristoffersen maintains an excellent reputation for his dispute resolution practice. He has experience handling litigation and arbitration relating to bankruptcy issues, white-collar crime cases and high-level professional liability matters.

Ole Spiermann is a renowned practitioner in the field, boasting experience in regulatory disputes, professional indemnity topics and internal criminal investigations. Clients say that his strength lies in that he "knows how the system works and how judges interpret cases."

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Overview

Department: Dispute Resolution
Head of Department:
Ole Spiermann
No of employees in department:
45

Our Dispute Resolution department is headed by Ole Spiermann, one of the most active Supreme Court lawyers in Denmark, and Karsten Kristoffersen, highly experienced in representing clients in some of the most complex cases in the converging area of law and finance. Ole Spiermann recently led the investigations into the activities of Danske Bank’s Estonian branch involving potential money laundering on an international scale from 2007 through 2015. The core Dispute Resolution team consists of 5 high-profile partners and 16 other qualified lawyers.

Areas of strength
Our Dispute Resolution team is known for its exceptional practice offering extensive experience from across a considerable range of contentious matters. We have a longstanding tradition of representing major financial institutions before the courts in high-profile and complex disputes – often requiring us to manoeuvre in uncharted waters.

Our team of specialists takes on a large share of disputes ranging from public law issues and professional liability to competition and state aid.

We have a reputation as market leaders in conflict resolution, and our clients include multinational companies, financial businesses, insurance companies, international organisations and governments.

Industries

Banking

Capital Markets

Commercial and professional services

Construction

Energy, oil and gas

Financial services

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Dispute Resolution Department

Bruun & Hjejle

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Department location

Nørregade 21

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-1165

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Denmark

Dispute Resolution


Jakob Lentz
Band 4
Karsten Kristoffersen
Band 1
Ole Spiermann
Band 2