Chairman: Mogens Thorninger
Managing Partner: Karsten Kristoffersen
Number of partners worldwide: 28
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 130
Languages: Danish and other Scandinavian languages, English
Bruun & Hjejle focus on few strategic areas — M&A, real estate and dispute resolution. This prioritisation allows Bruun & Hjejle to fully comprehend its dealings with businesses and the processes associated. Bruun & Hjejle’s ambition is to find solutions to the most complex legal disputes and transactions, working in integrated teams with many different legal experts.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
Bruun & Hjejle’s banking and finance group provides specialised advice on all types of financing transactions and derivatives and regulatory advice to any type of financial institution and sector organisations on every aspect of their business.
Bruun & Hjejle’s capital markets practice group advises issuers, underwriters, arrangers and investors on every aspect of equity and debt capital offerings and issues. The firm has a leading capital markets practice, handling offerings and issues placed globally.
The corporate practice group has extensive experience in advising listed, family-owned, fund-owned and private equity-owned companies.
Competition & EU Law:
Bruun & Hjejle has a leading competition practice covering all aspects of Danish and EU competition law, including merger control and cartel investigations. The firm acts in ground-breaking competition and State aid litigation before the Danish courts, the General Court and the Court of Justice.
Bruun & Hjejle acts as counsel and advisor in domestic and international proceedings, both arbitral and judicial, as well as in mediation. The firm also performs investigations and the full range of statutory and regulatory inquiries and disciplinary proceedings.
Bruun & Hjejle has a highly specialised businessoriented employment practice providing advice on all aspects of corporate HR, collective bargaining and employment law.
Bruun & Hjejle’s energy group provides specialised advice on all aspects of the electricity, oil, gas, renewables, water and waste management fields. The firm has a leading energy practice with years of experience representing government, municipal and privately owned energy and utilities companies.
The data protection team provides specialised and tailor-made advice on all legal aspects of the regulation on data protection, including not only the Danish Act on processing of personal data but also sector-specific rules and practices in relation to the pharmaceutical industry, the health sector, the telecommunications sector, the financial services sector, employment law matters, etc.
IT & Media:
Bruun & Hjejle’s IT group provides specialist advice in IT related matters. The firm assists a number of the key actors within the IT field and also advises clients outside the field when entering into IT-related contracts. Bruun & Hjejle also has a leading media practice group advising a wide range of leading players in the media and entertainment industry. The firm’s lawyers understand the market, current trends and new developments.
Bruun & Hjejle advises on all aspects of the creation, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights. The firm’s lawyers have detailed knowledge of the complex rules and regulations in the IP field.
Bruun & Hjejle is a market leader for M&A and advises buyers, sellers and financial advisers on both public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity buyers on private equity financed deals advice. Bruun & Hjejle delivers the full range of services applying to M&A transactions, working in multi-disciplinary teams with lawyers from specialist groups. Many of the firm’s M&A deals have a multijurisdictional or cross-border dimension.
Public & International Law:
Bruun & Hjejle has a leading public law practice advising clients on all aspects of constitutional, municipal and administrative law. Its lawyers are highly experienced with the particular legal aspects related to public law and the public sector and many of them have a professional background in the public sector, including the Danish Justice Department. Furthermore, as the only Danish law firm, Bruun & Hjejle has a practice area specifically focused on private and public international law.
Bruun & Hjejle’s private equity group advises investors and managers, including many large cap global funds and leading Nordic funds, on all legal aspects relating to investments in Danish and foreign funds and to the formation of alternative investment structures with Danish and foreign investors.
Real Estate & Construction:
Bruun & Hjejle’s real estate and construction group advises on all matters involving real estate, including complex property transactions, real estate financing, development projects and construction law. The firm has been entrusted with a variety of high-profile, complex cases and its clients include a number of the most active players in the Danish real estate sector.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
Bruun & Hjejle’s restructuring and insolvency group advises on all aspects of corporate restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Its practitioners understand the dynamics of businesses in distress.
Bruun & Hjejle has a leading tax practice. It advises on the tax aspects of all corporate and financial transactions as well as those of private individuals. The firm is renowned for handling contentious tax matters.