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Amerika Plads 37 | Copenhagen | 2100 | Denmark


Copenhagen, Denmark

Plesner's Overview

Plesner is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Denmark. The firm covers all areas of commercial law and has a strong focus on legal advice at executive level, complex dispute resolution and large-scale transactions.

The Danish financial newsletter "Oekonomisk Ugebrev" has recognised Plesner as market leader in Denmark in 2016 based on ratings from the three prominent international law firm rating agencies Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR 1000.

Most of the firm's work has an international dimension, and it has non-exclusive close relationships with leading law firms all over the world. It is a lockstep partnership with 41 partners and has a total staff of approximately 360, including 190 fee earners.

Plesner was founded in 1918 and has since then grown continuously through a series of mergers of leading Danish law firms.

Plesner receives the highest ratings from leading rating agencies:

The Lawyer: Plesner has been named "Nordic Law Firm of the Year 2016" as the first Danish law firm ever.

IFLR 1000: "According to peers, in corporate work the firm stands with the very best in the country. Clients praise both the pragmatic advice and high levels of professionalism the team is able to offer and are impressed by the quality of the lawyers involved. One says: 'They have a good understanding of our business, are very responsive and produce high quality work."

Chambers Global: "Plesner is, the only firm, ranked in Band 1 in all practice areas, including Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Restructuring/Insolvency and Tax."

Chambers Europe: "A top law firm. We got the best service we could have imagined. It is a firm to go to for important matters."

IFLR 1000: Denmark Law Firm of the Year 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2007 awarded by International Financial Law Review 1000.

Chambers Europe, 2013: Law Firm of the Year 2010 and 2013.

International Tax Review: Denmark Tax Firm of the Year 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2006

Managing Intellectual Property: Denmark IP Firm of the Year 2015 and 2010 awarded by Managing Intellectual Property.

Euromoney Legal Media Group: Europe Women in Business Law Award 2016, 2015 , 2014 , 2013 and 2012.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1918
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 190


Areas of Practice
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Law
  • Counterfeited Products and Design
  • Data Protection Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • E-commerce
  • Employment and Labour Law
  • Energy Law and Infrastructure
  • Environmental Law and Planning Law
  • EU and Competition Law
  • Franchise
  • Insolvency Law and Restructuring
  • Insurance and Pension Law
  • IP Law
  • IT Law
  • Life Science – Regulatory & IP
  • M&A
  • Marketing Law and Consumer Law
  • Outsourcing
  • Patent Law
  • Public Law (Constitutional Law and Administrative Law)
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Law
  • Trademarks and Domain Names

Ministry was liable for damages, since the Danish Holiday Act had not been aligned with EU law within the stipulated time. However, in the specific case, the employee was not entitled to compensation
Plesner, January 2017

Judgment of the Danish Supreme Court dated 19 January 2017 The case involved the issue of whether the Ministry of Employment had become liable in damages in regard to an employee in a company, due to the fact that the right to replacement holiday in the event of illness occurring during holiday had not been implemented in Danish law at the time at which the employee became ill during his holi

The Government's Legislative Programme Within the Area of Employment and Labour Law 2016/2017
Plesner, November 2016

The Danish government has presented its legislative programme for the parliamentary year 2016/2017. The programme contains a number of upcoming proposals for amendments within the area of employment and labour law, including e.g. proposals for amendments of the Danish Holiday Act, the Danish Childbirth Act and the Danish Public Servants Act...

All articles submitted by Plesner


General Atlantic Becomes New Major Investor in Joe & the Juice
Plesner, October 2016

US equity firm General Atlantic has just announced a major strategic growth investment in Joe & the Juice. Plesner advised General Atlantic on the transaction. General Atlantic becomes a new investor in Joe & the Juice with a view to further increasing the growth of the Danish juice and coffee bar. Joe & the Juice was founded in 2002 and today it has approximately 160 stores, primarily in the Nordic region and across the United Kingdom. In recent years, Joe & the Juice has increased its presence in Asia and it has just entered the US market...

Verisure Acquires Alarm Portfolio From Falck
Plesner, October 2016

Verisure and Falck have just entered into a collaboration agreement on alarm systems for private customers and small traders in Denmark and Norway. Verisure acquired Falck's alarm customer portfolio and a number of operational assets in Denmark and Norway as a part of the deal. Plesner advised Verisure on the transaction. Verisure's acquisition and the new collaboration with Falck means that Falck will still market and sell alarms in Denmark and Norway, but that in future Verisure will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the alarm systems. To Verisure, the deal means that the group further consolidates its position on the Nordic alarm system market...

All press submitted by Plesner

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