Plesner

Corporate/M&A Department

Denmark
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What the team is known for Formidable firm with an outstanding corporate practice, particularly focusing on cross-border transactional mandates. Recognised for its high volume of complex deals which often involve major Nordic private equity houses and international investors across numerous industries. Noted for its public M&A and ECM expertise, with knowledge of IPOs, public takeovers and cross-border listings. Also advises on corporate structures. Provides a full-service offering in transaction-related practice areas such as employment, IP and competition law.

Strengths One client lauds the department's "outstanding knowledge in M&A, corporate law, financing and ECM deals," as well as its "deep cross-border capabilities." This sources goes on to explain that the lawyers provide a "first-class client relationship: always available and putting the client first."

Another source describes the group as "a strong and experienced team that provides the relevant areas of expertise when needed, and they are very flexible in terms of timing and availability."

Work highlights Advised EQT on its disposal of Faerch Plast to Advent International.

Notable practitioners

Christian Kjølbye has a strong track record in the corporate/M&A field. He has experience advising on transactions and commercial agreements.

Finn Lernø is a well-known figure in the Danish market and has extensive experience in corporate/M&A matters. He acts for companies and private equity funds on cross-border transactions.

According to sources, Henrik Rossing Lønberg has a "second-to-none combination of commercial understanding, stellar negotiation skills and extremely strong technical abilities." He is a market-leading practitioner in private and public M&A transactions, acting for industrial companies and private equity firms.

Thomas Holst Laursen commands an enviable level of respect for his impressive M&A and ECM practice. One client says that "he is superb: very knowledgeable in his field and one of the top capital markets lawyers in Denmark." This source goes on to say: "He is very good at finding solutions that work for all parties."

Tue Ravnholt Frandsen handles domestic and cross-border M&A, with deals often entailing private equity elements. Clients say that he is "very commercial in his approach and skilled in providing usable advice and applicable solutions."