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Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Plesner has a renowned competition practice with exceptional expertise in complex cases related to state aid, follow-on damages claims and merger control. The department also handles cartel cases and tender processes. Clients benefit from the law firm's in-house economists, as well as lawyers with previous experience working in the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. Plesner is frequently engaged by financial institutions and government entities, as well as manufacturing and energy companies.

Work highlights

Assisted Volvo Danmark with the merger filing for its acquisition of the assets Titan Lastvogne.

Notable practitioners

Christian Karhula Lauridsen is a notable competition practitioner who advises clients on complex competition law disputes, including those with criminal aspects.

Daniel Barry moves up the rankings as a result of strong market feedback. He acts on competition disputes, including those arising from anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance claims. Interviewees describe him as "very responsive, with a good business understanding."

Head of department Gitte Holtsø is a notable presence who advises on both public procurement and competition law mandates. She possesses significant experience in merger control issues, as well as disputes over anti-competitive agreements and price fixing allegations. Clients praise her "high commercial understanding which helps to achieve pragmatic and executable solutions."

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Overview

Plesner's EU and competition law team is a market leader, especially in relation to complex cases involving significant values.

In addition to highly specialised partners and lawyers, the team includes a number of economists and former president of the General Court, Bo Vesterdorf. We work with a conscious focus on genuine teamwork and integration of economic arguments while constantly challenging conceptions, methods and analyses.

We have been involved in most of the important cartel cases in Denmark and the majority of EU cartel cases involving Danish companies and are the only Danish team to have experience with both the EC's leniency and cartel settlement procedures. The team has been involved in a number of the most important abuse cases, including the largest ever Danish abuse case. We also have experience with criminal proceedings and have successfully defended clients in court against criminal charges.

The team has experience with all aspects of Danish and EU merger control, including cases involving remedies in the form of divestitures, and has been involved in some of the most complicated merger control cases, including one of the largest ever private placements in Europe.

We have handled a number of significant competition law related damages actions, including the largest ever Danish damages actions related to cartels and abuse of dominance, respectively.

The team also has experience with state aid, horizontal and vertical agreements and competition law compliance.

Members

Holtsø, Gitte (Head of Department)

Barry, Daniel

Borum, Jacob

Lauridsen, Christian Karhula

Paving Mortensen, Rie

Stassen, Peter E.

Competition/European Law

Plesner

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Location

Amerika Plads 37

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-2100

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Denmark

Competition/European Law


Christian Karhula Lauridsen
Band 2
Daniel Barry
Band 3
Gitte Holtsø
Band 2

Competition/European Law: Public Procurement


Gitte Holtsø
Band 2