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Legal Services | Denmark

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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

Employee's claim for adjustment was statute-barred
Plesner, June 2017

Following an industrial arbitration award in 2012, a teacher in an educational institution became aware that, for a long time, he had been subject to a wrong collective agreement and had therefore not received enough salary. Against this background, a dispute arose regarding, inter alia, adjustment of salary, overtime pay, holiday pay and pension contribution for the period 1 October 2007 - February 2009. Judgment of 30 May 2017 from the Danish Eastern High Court.Pursuant to Section 4 (1) of the Danish Limitation Act, employment law claims become statute-barred after 5 years. In this case, the repayment obligation was acknowledged more than 5 years after the last outstanding claim...

The Danish Government's Growth Team for Life Science Presents 17 Recommendations
Plesner, March 2017

The Danish Government's Growth Team has just Presented its Recommendations for how to Strengthen Denmark's International Position within Life Science. This happened at a Press Conference with the Participation of the Chair of the Growth Team, Kåre Schultz and the Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen. The translated recommendations are: Denmark should allocate more resources to and target the public research as well as increase the private research, which form the basis of innovation within Danish Life Science. At the same time, the education of highly qualified researchers for the private and the public sector should be reinforced...

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Plesner Named "Denmark Law Firm of the Year 2017"
Plesner, April 2017

The leading international rating agency Chambers and Partners has named Plesner "Denmark Law Firm of the Year 2017". Plesner is named "Denmark Law Firm of the Year" based on interviews with clients and law firms. The award is a tribute to the high quality service and legal advice consistently provided by Plesner. "We are honoured to be recognised as the leading law firm in Denmark. First and foremost, we owe this honour to our clients that have entrusted us with their most important legal matters. We thank them for their trust in us and will continue to do our utmost to provide innovative legal solutions to help them prosper," says Plesner's Managing Partner Tom Kári Kristjánsson...

TP Aerospace Sold to Danish Private Equity Fund CataCap
Plesner, April 2017

The two founders and owners of the Danish aviation service company TP Aerospace have just sold a majority share of the company to the Danish private equity fund CataCap. Plesner assisted the sellers with the transaction. TP Aerospace repairs, leases and sells wheels and brakes to airlines across the globe. The company has more than 170 employees in Hvidovre (Denmark), Dubai, Las Vegas, Orlando, Singapore, Melbourne and Hamburg. Since 2010, TP Aerospace has grown by an average of 30% annually and the company had revenues of DKK 428m and EBITDA of DKK 74m in 2016. CataCap's investment is to contribute to the continued international growth of TP Aerospace...

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