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Managing Partner: Martin André Dittmer
Partners’ Board: Peter Appel (Chairman), Martin André Dittmer, Bo Holse, Henriette Gernaa, Anders Peter G Christoffersen, Tobias Linde, Niels Bang.
Number of partners worldwide: 49
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 260

Firm Overview:
Gorrissen Federspiel is recognised as one of Denmark’s leading law firms with a strong national and international practice. The firm holds distinguished international relations due to long-term close cooperation with a number of the world’s leading law firms in other jurisdictions. In 2018 the firm advised more than half of the most traded companies on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. The firm is a full service law firm covering all relevant aspects of business law with approximately 460 employees of which more than 260 are lawyers. The experts are divided into 12 practice groups. Furthermore, cross-practice groups are established focusing on identified business sectors or specific business areas.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Dispute Resolution
Economic Analysis
EU & Competition
Restructuring & Insolvency
IP & Digital Business
Labour & Employment
Real Estate

Cross Practice Groups:
Aircraft & Rolling
Stock Auditing & Consultancy Firms
Compliance & CSR
Energy & Utilities
French Desk
German Desk
Greenland Desk
Insurance & Reinsurance
International Construction & Engineering Projects
Life Science
Private Equity
Media & Entertainment

Gorrissen Federspiel has for a number of years acted as advisors in a large number of the most comprehensive and complex transactions in Denmark. The firm’s corporate/mergers and acquisitions group has a leading role in many cross-border transactions. The group advises large Danish companies as well as multinationals and private equity funds on mergers, disposals, restructurings and MBOs.

Dispute Resolution:
Members of the dispute resolution group specialise in all areas of dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration cases before the Danish courts, the arbitration panel on construction law and other public panels, the European Court of Justice and national and international arbitration panels, dispute resolution and handling of disputes and mediation and other types of structured settlement negotiations. The group is home to some of the top Danish arbitrators and litigators.

EU & Competition:
Gorrissen Federspiel has one of the leading Danish competition law practices with comprehensive practical experience in advising clients within all aspects of competition law. Members of the EU & competition group specialise in providing clients with general advice on issues concerning Danish and EU competition law. The group covers the full spectrum of competition issues, as well as public procurement matters.

IP & Technology:
The IP and Digital Business group is a full-service practice focused on intellectual property rights, technology, personal data, IT and outsourcing. The members of the group are equally at home with contentious and noncontentious mandates and have considerable experience within infringement cases. The group assists clients with cases before the Danish courts, Danish authorities, the European Court of Justice, OHIM and WIPO.

Labour & Employment:
The labour and employment group has extensive international experience and assists Danish and international companies and organisations, including board members, directors and members of management, with all kinds of labour and employment issues.

Real Estate:
The members of the real estate group are highly experienced in providing general as well as specialist advice on real estate. The areas of expertise cover real estate transactions, construction, project development and lease law, amongst a comprehensive range of matters.

The shipping/offshore/transportation group is a leading adviser within the Danish maritime, offshore and transportation industries. The firm’s well-established maritime practice dates back to the 1890s. The group counts many Danish and international shipowners and operators amongst its clients. It covers the full spectrum of shipping law, including traditional maritime law, collisions, groundings, salvage, charterparties, cargo claims and marine insurance.

The members of the tax group advise on all aspects related to corporate tax, VAT and duties. Key focus is on complex international tax issues, audits and disputes, transactions and tax planning and compliance.

Economic Analysis:
The economic analysis practice group has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative methods as well as economic modelling. The cooperation between economists and legal experts ensures that clients obtain a complete counselling experience, where all aspects of a matter have been examined and analysed.


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