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Gorrissen Federspiel

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Impressive department with notable experience advising on high-profile public M&A. Overlaps with the firm's capital markets team to assist clients with ECM transactions. Offers additional experience in handling distressed asset transactions. Well equipped to handle large-scale business disposals and demergers. Works with an impressive roster of international and domestic companies hailing from the shipping, financial and retail sectors.

Strengths

Clients value the firm's "business understanding, outstanding legal expertise, clear communication and excellent response times."

The lawyers are praised for their "wide range of deep, high-quality expertise" by a commentator who adds: "They do everything to get you through the stressful periods any M&A can bring forth, and do so successfully."

Work highlights

Acted for Danish Crown on its GBP290 million disposal of Tulip to Pilgrim's Pride.

Notable practitioners

Anders Ørjan Jensen is a recognised practitioner within the M&A market. He assists clients with demergers, acquisitions and divestments that frequently involve multiple parties.

Anders Peter Christoffersen assists clients with large-scale disposals and acquisitions that often involve cross-border elements. Sources note his collaborative approach.

Finn Møller acts for clients on a range of topics, including share transfers, business closures and takeovers. One interviewee notes that he is "always there to help and bring you past the finishing line."

Klaus Søgaard has established a strong reputation in the market, with sources describing him as "a brilliant lawyer." He has long experience in a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, including acquisitions, mergers and governance issues.

The "superb" Niels Heering boasts longstanding experience in the market handling complex M&A transactions and corporate governance matters.

Respondents see Rikke Schiøtt Petersen as "one of the top ECM lawyers in Denmark." She also advises public and private clients on demergers and takeovers. She is praised for her client service skills from sources who find her to be "very patient, helpful and extremely responsive."

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Overview

Gorrissen Federspiel renders advice on all corporate matters, such as M&A transactions, company law and commercial contracts.

Our experts in the field advise on all aspects of M&A, securities law, company law, trust and foundations law and contract law. We advise Danish and multinational companies and private equity funds on acquisitions, mergers, disposals, corporate restructurings, management buy-outs and compliance. We have acted as advisers in a vast number of transactions within many different sectors of business. We advise across a broad spectrum of transactional and corporate matters, including a large number of the most comprehensive and complex transactions completed in Denmark. Likewise, we advise on a broad range of contractual matters, for instance joint ventures, commercial contracts, shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and incentive schemes.

Members

Christoffersen, Anders Peter G (Head of Department)

Jensen, Anders Ørjan (Head of Department)

Petersen, Rikke Schiøtt (Head of Department)

Bang, Niels

Fode, Christoffer

Heering, Niels

Møller, Finn

Patel, Chantal Pernille

Philip Schmidt, Mikael

Søgaard, Klaus

Thorsen, Charlotte

Wejp-Olsen, Michael

Corporate/M&A Department

Gorrissen Federspiel

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Department location

Axel Towers, Axel Torv 2, DK-160

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

1609 Copenhagen V

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Denmark

Corporate/M&A


Anders Ørjan Jensen
Band 4
Anders Peter G Christoffersen
Band 4
Finn Møller
Band 3
Klaus Søgaard
Senior Statespeople
Niels Heering
Senior Statespeople
Rikke Schiøtt Petersen
Band 2