DLA Piper


Raadhuspladsen 4
1550 København V

+45 33 34 00 00

+45 33 34 00 01

Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 208
Number of employees: 404
Network memberships: IBA
Languages: Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Mandarin

DLA Piper Denmark is a premier commercial law firm in Denmark with a strong national and international practice - particularly within corporate M&A, real estate, banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, venture & private equity, tax, employment, IT, and technology. We are a top-5 size law firm in Denmark, with 380 people in our offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus. We are as part of the global law firm DLA Piper the only global law firm in Denmark with a truly pan-Nordic presence, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs in the Nordic countries as well as around the world.

"The perfect team for any assignment."

"I have been extremely satisfied with the services provided and the dedication of the team."

"They are good and pragmatic."

"They are an excellent firm in general. We haven't used anyone else in this field for the last 10 years. They are the only firm for us; outstanding. They were easily able to complete a high volume of work on time and without a problem. [They have] the right people and the right skills, offers excellent value for money and has the integrity to bill fairly – they don't charge for a partner when the associate does most of the work. The price was very reasonable and they handled the cross border extra-jurisdictional element very smoothly. In the documentation of securities, they are absolutely without equal."

"The firm is timely, practical, offers a good business understanding, are good negotiators, deliver high quality and are finishers."

"The firm provides highly skilled lawyers and performs well when compared to other firms in this area."

"What impressed me most [about the capital markets team] is that you don’t have a whole lot of law firms in Denmark with experience in covered bonds for small and medium-sized enterprises. Here we had someone with a track record in this field and who was able to deliver at a very reasonable cost."

"They showed very solid knowledge and good project management in a relatively large private equity transaction involving many parties. They focus on the material issues."

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Corporate M&A
Jens Krogh Petersen

Finance, Project & Restructuring
Per Astrup Madsen

Energy and infrastructure
Jacob Christiansen

Capital Markets
Jens Krogh Petersen

Banking and finance
Henrik Sjørslev

Project Development
Line Marie Pedersen

 Recent transactional highlights:

  • Acted for Tokoyo- listed NEC Corporation on the DKK 8bn. (approx. US$ 1.2 billion) acquisition of KMD Holding A/S (KMD) from the private equity group Advent International and Sampension, a Denmark-based pension fund.  
  • Acted for Adelis Equity Partners on the acquisitions of IT Relation, Søgemedier Atriumweb, and on the divestment of IT Relation to HgCapital
  • Acted for Partners Group on the divestment of the ”Nordic Living property portfolio” co-owned with NREP to Swedish property investor Heimstaden with a total deal value of DKK 1.1 bn.
  • Acted for TDC Group on acquisition of Hiper in addition to the acquisitions of Cloudeon and of seven TDC business centres
  • Acted for Montagu Private Equity and DEAS on the acquisition of Nordea Ejendomme from Nordea Bank AB
  • Acted for Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) to the divestment to US-based Teradyne Inc.
  • Acted for the seller of Netgroup on the divestment to Sentia Group (backed på Waterland Private Equity)
  • Advised US chemical manufacturing company FMC Corporation in connection with the conclusion of an agreement with Auriga Industries A/S to acquire Danish chemical enterprise Cheminova A/S for approx. DKK 10.5bn;
  • Represented a consortium consisting of US private equity funds Advent International and Bain Capital together with Danish ATP in signing an agreement to acquire Nets for DKK 17bn;
  • Assisted HOFOR Vind A/S in connection with analyses and considerations concerning investments in offshore wind-turbine projects;
  • Acted on behalf of the Cimber Sterling bankruptcy estate in a EUR10 million dispute with Danske Bank.
  • Assisted Norwegian company Visma in its refinancing of a NOK 22 bn facilities agreement with a syndicate of lenders.
  • Assisted Accunia Fondsmæglerselskab A/S, a Danish credit management company, in connection to its second CLO bond issue with a total commitment of EUR 386,600,000.
  • Assisted the SEB in connection with the financing/refinancing of a large logistics real estate portfolio consolidated in Nordic Real Estate Partners’ newly founded logistics property fund.
  • Assisted German real-estate lending institution, Helaba, in the financing of Korean Fund AIPs purchase of a commercial property in the Copenhagen area.
  • Assisted Copenhagen Municipality with the public procurement of two separate framework agreements for the planning, design and construction of several building projects;
  • Advised REBUS on drafting concept papers for use in strategic partnerships in Denmark, supported by Innovation Fund Denmark 
  • DLA Piper advises Partners Group on sale of ‘Nordic Living’ portfolio to Heimstaden property company
  • DLA Piper has advised Halmtorvet 29 A/S on the sale of the new Scandic Hotel in the Copenhagen Meatpacking District

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Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, Level 3
8000 Aarhus C

T: + 33 34 00 05
F: + 33 34 00 05
E: denmark@dlapiper.com
W: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/denmark/