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Ole Spiermann

Copenhagen, Denmark Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Ole Spiermann is a renowned practitioner in the field, boasting experience in regulatory disputes, professional indemnity topics and internal criminal investigations. Clients say that his strength lies in that he "knows how the system works and how judges interpret cases."
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Practice Areas

Ole Spiermann’s main practice areas are dispute resolution, investigations and public and international law.

Career

2013: Admitted to the Danish Supreme Court

2009-: Partner, Bruun & Hjejle

2005-2008: Professor in international law, Copenhagen

Professional Memberships

International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Executive Council of the International Law Association, OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, The Danish Bar and Law Society.

Member of the Inquiry Commission on Tibet I and II (2016-2017 and 2018-).

Publications

International Legal Argument in the Permanent Court of International Justice (CUP, 2005), three other books and numerous articles in Arbitration International, European and American Journals of International Law, etc.

Experience

Ole Spiermann is a leading dispute resolution specialist in Denmark. He is an active Supreme Court litigator and works continuously with arbitration both as counsel and arbitrator. He also has vast experience appearing before the European Court of Justice, acting for leading financial institutions and industrial undertakings.

Ole Spiermann has also acted as lead partner in the investigations into the now terminated portfolio of non-resident customers in Danske Bank’s Estonian branch. He has also been involved in other cross-border investigations involving Danish entities and assists major names with complex internal investigations and criminal proceedings. A large part of Ole’s practice has an international dimension, and he is also active in Greenland, including acting as adviser to the Greenlandic side in the Greenland-Danish Self-Government Commission.

Work Highlights

Lead investigations into Danske Bank’s Estonian branch and the bank’s legal exposure in relation hereto (2017-)

Counsel for Bech-Bruun law firm in disputes with Danish tax authorities, involving the largest claim for professional negligence ever brought in Denmark as well as disciplinary issues (2019-)

Represented Totalkredit A/S before the Danish Supreme Court in dispute regarding increases of the contribution rate (2019)

Represented The Danish Bankers Association (Finans Danmark) before the Danish Supreme Court in proceedings concerning financial collateral (2019)

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Denmark and Greenland.

Languages Spoken

Scandinavian languages and English.

Awards

Dispute Resolution Star

Benchmark Litigation

2019

Leading Individual

The Legal 500

2019

Idman Prize (awarded for best Nordic treatise in law (PhD thesis))

Finnish Lawyers’ Association

2007

Gold Medal

University of Copenhagen

1994

Education

Cambridge

LLM

1997 - 1996

Copenhagen

LLM

1998 - 1991

Cambridge

Ph.D.

2000 - 1996

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