Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Distinguished practice with a strong track record in acquisition and asset-based finance, regularly advising on cross-border transactions. Advises an impressive roster of clients, including financial institutions, private equity groups and transportation companies, across a broad scope of banking and finance issues, including DCM transactions. Also offers expertise in derivatives and regulatory matters. Experienced in debt and securities mandates such as loan note programmes and bond issuances.

Strengths One enthusiastic client highlights Plesner's "reputation as being one of the best firms in Denmark," adding that the practitioners are "very practical."

Work highlights Advised GlobalConnect on the DKK1.2 billion mortgage financing for its fibre optic network.

Notable practitioners

Søren Thyssen Valerius acts for lenders on project and acquisition finance mandates. He advised Nordea and Danske Bank on debt and mortgage financing in connection with a project to renew and expand Rønne harbour.

Thomas Maaberg Hansen advised Crédit Agricole and Deutsche Bank on the financing of Copenhagen Airports Denmark Holdings. He acts for banks and financial institutions on a range of finance and refinance mandates, and has experience in debt capital market transactions. According to a client, "he is very commercially aware and very easy to work with." He is dual-qualified in Denmark and the UK, and frequently acts on matters involving English law.