Bruun & Hjejle

Karsten Kristoffersen

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Practice Areas

Karsten Kristoffersen specialises in complex disputes and investigations involving both legal and financial issues.


2017-: Managing Partner, Bruun & Hjejle

2013: Admitted to the Danish Supreme Court

2006-: Partner, Bruun & Hjejle

2003: Admitted to the Danish High Court

1999-2005: Attorney, Bruun & Hjejle

Professional Memberships

Danish Arbitration Association and the London Court of International Arbitration.

Board member of a large Danish real estate investment company and a major Danish private equity fund.


Danske Bank

Jyske Realkredit






Karsten Kristoffersen practises in the interface between legal and financial issues. He primarily advises clients in the financial and energy sectors about complex disputes and investigations focusing on financial regulation and products, AML, capital mar-kets matters, M&A-related claims, management and audit liability, natural gas, LNG and other off-shore issues. Karsten has previously advised on finance transactions, regulatory issues and corporate transactions, and he has in-depth experience with eco-nomic analyses, including accounts analyses, statistical data, financial and investment models, and fair value analyses.

Work Highlights

A number of corporate investigations on behalf of Danske Bank, including investiga-tions relating to Estonia/AML (2017-18) and investment products (2019-20)

Jyske Realkredit regarding the acquittal of Jyske Realkredit and Totalkredit in two cases about increases of contribution margins on DKK multi-billion mortgage loan portfolios (2019)

Ørsted in arbitration cases about renegotiation of pricing of natural gas and LNG (2018) and in disputes related to upstream transportation tariffs (pending)

HeSaLight in bankruptcy about management and auditor liability (pending)

NETS in litigation against the Danish competition authorities regarding abuse of dom-inant position through exclusionary pricing schemes (pending)

Nordea in one of the first disputes regarding payment service providers access to bank-ing infrastructure under PSD2 (pending)

Industry Sector Expertise

Financial institutions


Real Estate

Languages Spoken

Scandinavian languages and English.