International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for An independent Danish firm with an outstanding reputation across a wide range of practice areas, Plesner also has a well-reputed international offering in both transactional and contentious areas. The firm typically serves an even balance of Danish clients with outbound commercial activity and regional and international players as Danish counsel on inbound investments. It has a good network of relationships with foreign law firms and often co-ordinates matters in conjunction with those firms in a lead role on matters which span the Nordic region, Europe and beyond. Its bench strength in Danish matters also makes it a good local partner for international law firms.

The firm has had a strong year in cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions. It has been active for domestic companies and private equity funds on matters involving various jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East and across the globe, handling complex competition issues as well as deal co-ordination. The firm's clients also include global companies from the pharmaceutical, technology and retail industries. Other areas of international work executed by the firm include multi-jurisdictional IP disputes and significant energy projects in the Nordics and Eastern Europe.

Strengths Clients say that the firm stands out for its modern approach and global reach, as one international client says: "The team operated at a very high standard, similar to what you see in the London market," adding praise for their "strong cross-function capability." Another source mentions their "client-first attitude, full value for money and deep cross-border capabilities."

Plesner receives especially complimentary feedback for guiding foreign clients through the intricacies of Danish law. One client comments: "The firm is very proactive in offering solutions and presenting new cases. They are my eyes in their country." Another source adds: "We need a full understanding of the system, how the tendering goes, who are the critical points of contact, and Plesner helped us understand that. The team was fully integrated and very helpful."