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Chairman: Jacob Hjortshøj
Managing Partner: Simon Evers Hjelmborg
Number of partners: 71
Number of lawyers: 306
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish, the Scandinavian languages

Firm Overview:
Bech-Bruun is among the leading full-service law firms in Denmark and one of the largest within the Nordic region. From its offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Shanghai the firm advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law providing clients with tailored, interdisciplinary and value-adding solutions based on in-depth industry knowledge.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
14 lawyers, including 4 partners
Bech-Bruun has vast experience in and extensive knowledge of the global banking and finance markets. The firm provides specialist advice on all domestic and cross-border banking and finance-related matters, including advice on lending and acquisition finance, syndicated loans, bonds and debt capital markets, project finance, asset finance, banking and regulatory advice, derivatives and structured products.
Contact: Morten Krogsgaard
Tel: +45 7227 3534
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
14 lawyers, including 4 partners
Bech-Bruun’s specialist lawyers advise on stock exchange, capital market and regulatory matters in domestic and cross-border transactions. Services include compliance, securities offerings, including stock exchange listings, private placements and secondary offers, verifications, securities trading and regulation of securities, takeover bids and delisting.
Contact: Steen Jensen
Tel: +45 7227 3346
Email: [email protected]

Competition/European Law:
20 lawyers, including 5 partners
Bech-Bruun’s market-leading competition/European law practice offers an impressive breadth of expertise, including public procurement. The team focuses on merger control cases and complex competition litigation and also offers clients specialist knowledge on state aid and competition issues within the public sector.
Contact: Peter Stig Jakobsen
Tel: +45 7227 3455
Email: [email protected]

54 lawyers, including 17 partners
For the past six years, Bech-Bruun acted as legal adviser on more large-scale transactions in the Nordic M&A market than any other Danish law firm in the region. The firm’s share of transactions in the Nordic is testament to the M&A team’s strong competences in advising on international M&A transactions of all sizes and within all sectors. The firm’s advice includes mergers and demergers, mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, venture capital investments, joint ventures and company restructurings.
Contact: Steen Rode
Tel: +45 7227 3313
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
30 lawyers, including 6 partners
Bech-Bruun’s dispute resolution practice group comprises highly qualified experts specialising in litigation before the supreme courts, arbitration tribunals as well as administrative complaints boards. It has in-depth knowledge of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and court-based mediation, as well as litigation risk assessment and choice of law and jurisdiction clauses in international contracts.
Contact: Carsten Pedersen
Tel: + 45 7227 3432
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
40 lawyers, including 7 partners
Bech-Bruun renders advice on all IP aspects, such as trademarks and designs, patents and utility models, IT and technology, marketing and e-commerce, copyright, media and entertainment, data protection and enforcement. It has in-depth expertise across several key industry sectors and regularly advise market-leading companies in the fields of life sciences, technology, fashion, and retail. As the only Danish law firm with a representative office in China, it has in-depth knowledge of the protection and enforcement of IP rights in China.
Contact: Claus Barrett Christiansen
Tel: +45 7227 3633
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn
Tel: +45 7227 3636
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
43 lawyers, including 8 partners
Bech-Bruun has market leading experience and expertise in all areas of real estate transactions assisting clients in international sales and acquisitions of high-value commercial real estate. Bech-Bruun is highly experienced in resolving all legal and financial aspects of complex public and private construction projects as well as public private partnerships. Advisory services include contracts, procurement, financing, liability and insurances as well as disputes and litigation.
Contact: Jens Hjortskov
Tel: +45 7227 3444
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jesper Bøge Pedersen
Tel: +45 7227 3552
Email: [email protected]

17 lawyers, including 3 partners
The firm’s tax practice group has expert competences within the entire spectrum of corporate tax, such as M&A tax planning, group restructurings, strategic tax, EU taxation and transfer pricing incentive schemes, structured finance and financial instruments as well as tax litigation.
Contact: Thomas Frøbert
Tel: +45 7227 3433
Email: [email protected]


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