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Bech-Bruun

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Chairman: Jacob Hjortshøj
Managing Partner: Simon Evers Hjelmborg
Number of partners: 70
Number of lawyers: 302
Languages: The Scandinavian languages, English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese

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, New York 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:
12 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]

EU & Competition:
20 lawyers, including 5 partners
Bech-Bruun assists private enterprises and public organisations in construing and applying competition law and public procure-ment law in practice. Bech-Bruun represents clients in complex cases before the EU courts and the Danish supervisory authorities and courts in cases involving all aspects of competition law and public procurement law, incl. cartel investigations, abuse of domi-nance, merger control proceedings and claims for compensation. Bech-Bruun’s expertise covers a wide range of industries, incl. transport, media/broadcasting, retail, waste, energy, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and postal services.
Contact: Peter Stig Jakobsen
Tel: +45 7227 3455
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
58 lawyers, including 18 partners
For the past 7 years, Bech-Bruun acted as legal adviser on more transactions in the Danish M&A market than any other law firm in the region except one year, where we were number two. The premier ranking is a testament to the M&A team’s qualifications in advising on international M&A transactions of all sizes and within all sectors as well as its indisputable market share in that re-spect. The team renders advice on domestic as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, private equity-backed work, venture capital investments, joint ventures and company restructurings.
Contact: Steen Rode
Tel: +45 7227 3313
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
28 lawyers, including 7 partners
Bech-Bruun’s dispute resolution comprises experts specializing in litigation before the Danish Supreme court, High Courts, as well as arbitration tribunals and administrative complaints boards. The group has in-depth knowledge of alternative dispute resolu-tion, such as mediation and court-based mediation, as well as litigation risk assessments and choice of law and jurisdiction clauses in international contracts.
Contact: Jes Anker Mikkelsen
Tel: +45 7227 3586
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
37 lawyers, including 7 partners
Bech-Bruun provides market-leading advice within all aspects of IP, incl. patents and utility models, trademarks, designs, copy-right with an unique footprint within life sciences, media and entertainment, IT, digitalization and new technologies. The tier 1 legal advisory renders support to clients on IP strategy, enforcement, defence, litigation and prosecution and regulatory matters. As the only Danish law firm with a representative office in China, Bech-Bruun has deep knowledge of the protection and enforcement of IP rights in China and neighboring countries.
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 7 partners
Bech-Bruun’s experienced team of real estate and construction experts work together to resolve all legal and financial aspects of complex private property investments and construction projects as well as public private partnerships. The team’s advisory services include contracts, procurement, financing, liability and insurance 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]

Tax:
18 lawyers, including 3 partners
Bech-Bruun’s tax group is among the most specialized and has expert qualifications within the entire spectrum of direct and indi-rect taxes, such as M&A tax planning, group structures, VAT, structured finance and financial instruments as well as high-end tax litigation.
Contact: Thomas Frøbert
Tel: +45 7227 3433
Email: [email protected]

Employment
12 lawyers, including 3 partners
Bech-Bruun is highly specialised in the area of labour and employment law. The firm regularly offers legal counsel to listed companies, international corporations, SMEs, public authorities, including municipalities, on issues within all areas of labour and employment law. Bech-Bruun is often involved in cases of general public importance brought before the ordinary courts, the Labour Court, the Unfair Dismissals Board and arbitration tribunals.
Contact: Lise Lauridsen
Tel: +45 7227 3635
Email: [email protected]

Energy
17 lawyers, including 3 partners
Bech-Bruun advises large Danish and non-Danish public and private energy operators. The firm has experience rendering advice to the oil and gas sector within all aspects from purchase/sale to the conclusion of contracts, licence applications, etc. Furthermore, Bech-Bruun is experienced in setting up onshore and offshore wind farms all over the world. The firm specialises in regulatory issues and has in-depth knowledge of drafting complex agreements, complaints cases before the Danish Utility Regulator, the Energy Board of Appeal and the Energy Agency, also in connection with obtaining licences and permits, exemptions, etc.
Contact: Jakob Østervang
Tel: +45 7227 3524
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Per Hemmer
Tel: +45 7227 3550
Email: [email protected]

Public Law
25 lawyers, including 5 partners
Bech-Bruun advises municipalities, regions, ports, inter-municipal enterprises, public and private enterprises, and the firm represents these parties at city courts, the high courts and the Supreme Court, observing the principles that apply to public authorities as parties to legal proceedings. Bech-Bruun advises, prepares investigations and conducts cases about and for public authorities and enterprises concerning the legal matters of same.
Contact: Per Hemmer
Tel: +45 7227 3550
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring/Insolvency
14 lawyers, including 6 partners
Bech-Bruun has many years' experience with all types of insolvency law issues and with assisting enterprises of all sizes and in all industries. The firm has been involved in some of the largest restructurings and bankruptcies in Denmark. As tempo and expertise are decisive factors in a restructuring process, Bech-Bruun works with external parties and experts from other business areas on raising the capital, managing power, crisis management, etc., necessary to reach the goal; a solution that will ensure continued operation of the enterprise and/or the best possible cover of the creditors' outstanding accounts.
Contact: Morten Krogsgaard
Tel: +45 7227 3534
Email: [email protected]

Shipping
11 lawyers, including 3 partners.
The team has extensive industry knowledge and many years' experience in advising enterprises in the areas of shipping, transportation and logistics. They assist in all areas of maritime and transport law and are experts in the area of international dispute resolution.
Contact: Johannes Grove Nielsen
Tel: +45 7227 3377
Email: [email protected]

TMT
37 lawyers, including 7 partners
Bech-Bruun specialises in all areas of the media and entertainment industry. The firm has many years’ experience drafting and negotiating contracts. With Bech-Bruun’s rights protection programme the firm is furthermore able to monitor the market, investigate suspicious cases and react quickly should anyone attempt to exploit or abuse the rights of the clients.
Contact: Claus Barrett Christiansen
Tel: +45 7227 3633
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn
Tel: +45 7227 3636
Email: [email protected]

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