DLA Piper LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

Denmark
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What the team is known for Active corporate team which advises a range of multinational corporations and international buyers, as well as domestic companies. Knowledgeable in small and mid-cap transactions encompassing private and public M&A and private equity deals. Often acts for corporates, family businesses and high net worth individuals. Also has experience assisting private equity funds. Sectors of expertise include the telecoms, IT and technology industries. Bolstered its presence in the Danish market, particularly in Aarhus, with its merger with Delacour in August 2018.

Strengths Clients are "pleased with the team's responsiveness and depth of experience."

Another client describes the practitioners as "business and process oriented."

Work highlights Represented German-listed Infineon Technologies in its acquisition of Danish technology company Merus Audi.

Notable practitioners

Sources describe Karsten Pedersen as a "good technical lawyer" and praise his highly active practice in the corporate/M&A market. He acts for business owners, private equity funds and investors on acquisitions and divestments. He represented Adelis Equity in its platform acquisition of Søgemedier.

Michael Vinther handles the divestment of companies to investors and private equity funds, with experience of deals in the IT and transportation sectors. He advised investment company Artha Kapitalforvaltning and the management of Umove on the disposal of the latter to Cube Infrastructure Fund II.

Niels Erik Nielsen has vast experience in private and public M&A mandates. Sources praise his negotiation capabilities and solution-oriented approach.

Head of department Sebastian Ingversen advised TDC on its acquisition of Plenti. One interviewee says that he is "good at facilitating the process" and "pleasant to work with."