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Copenhagen 2100

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Managing Partner: Martin Lavesen
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Number of lawyers: 350
Network memberships: IBA
Languages: Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian

DLA Piper Denmark is a premier commercial law firm in Denmark with a strong national and international practice - particularly within corporate M&A, Banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, Project Development and Real Estate. In Denmark DLA Piper has more than 350 people in offices located in Copenhagen and Aarhus and we have global access to new technologies, cross-border capabilities with global reach and sector-specific experience.

Recently, DLA Piper has entered into the Danish market and become a strong and competitive key-player known for its cross-border capabilities and deal flow of landmark M&A-cases.

We overlay our global practice groups with global sector teams, which are designed specifically to reflect our clients’ business markets. Sector teams are cross-practice, and when advice is required the DLA Piper lawyer acting on a specific matter will be well versed in that relevant sector; as well as in regulatory, risk and the wider legal issues relevant to the sector our clients operate in.

As part of a global law firm DLA Piper is 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."

Corporate M&A 
Jens Krogh Petersen

Restructuring & Insolvency
Per Astrup Madsen

Energy and Infrastructure 
Jacob Christiansen

Capital Markets 
Nicholas Lerche-Gredal

Banking and Finance 
Joachim Kundert Jensen

Project Development 
Line Marie Pedersen

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Acted for Polaris Private Equity on its acquisitions of the Vikingbus Group
  • Acted for ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund on its strategic investment in Fiberline Composites
  • Acted for Australia listed Xero Limited on its EUR 184m acquisition of Planday A/S
  • Acted for Hg Capital backed IT Relation Group on its acquisition of Itadel and Cloudteams from Maj Invest Equity
  • Acted for Sapiens International Corporation on its EUR 66m acquisition of Tia Technology A/S from EQT
  • Acted for The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation on its acquisition of the depositary business from Nykredit.
  • Acted for Nutreco International B.V. on its EUR 55m investment in Nordic Aqua Partners A/S and subsequent listing on Euronext Growth in Oslo, Norway
  • Acted for Hg Capital backed IT Relation Group in its acquisition of Improsec A/S and Emineo AB
  • Acted for Aberdeen Standard Investments on its EUR 4bn divestment of its Nordic direct real estate business to Deas Group
  • Acted for Nordic Eye on the exit of the cryptocurrency platform Conify to Voyager Digital Ltd.
  • Acted for Obton Group on its sale of a 45% share stake to FSN Capital
  • Acted for EMK Capital P/E backed Broad Horizon B.V. on its EUR 66m acquisitions of Delegate A/S and Projectum ApS
  • Acted for BWB Partners on its EUR 28m divestment of System Frugt A/S to the Swedish public listed Midsona AB
  • Acted for LINK Mobility Group on its EUR 18m acquisition of MarketingPlatform
  • Acted for Ecooking and House of Cosmetics on the sale of 70% of the shares to the UK private equity fund BlueGem Capital Partners
  • Acted for Polhem Infra AB on its acquisition of Telia Carrier Denmark A/S
  • Acted for MACC Group ApS in their sale of their share stake in the SofaCompany
  • Acted for EQT Ventures on the EUR 50m investment and acquisition of shares in Lenus eHealth
  • Acted for Dansk Ejerkapital in its sale of Vetgruppen to Axcel
  • Acted for Lindberg on the sale of the business to Kering Eyewear A.p.a.

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