In a judgment of 22 April 2021, the European Court of Justice found that a lease contract entered into between an Austrian authority and a real estate company before the construction of the building did not constitute a contractual building contract, as the authority had not had a decisive influence on the design. The authority's requirements thus did not exceed the requirements that a tenant usually places on a building of a similar nature. The ruling is an important contribution to the issue of "tailor-made construction"...
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 once again recognised Plesner as market leader in Denmark in 2017 based on ratings from the three prominent international law firm rating agencies Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR 1000.
In 2018 Plesner has been awarded the highest ranking in "Overall Performance" in the recognised Prospera Law Firm Review 2018 - Denmark. In the analysis Plesner is pointed out as "the law firm that clients are most willing to recommend".
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 39 partners and has a total staff of approximately 430, including approximately 250 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 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2007 awarded by International Financial Law Review 1000.
Chambers Europe: Law Firm of the Year 2017, 2013 and 2010.
International Tax Review: Denmark Tax Firm of the Year 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2006
Managing Intellectual Property: Denmark IP Firm of the Year 2017, 2016, 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: 440
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The European Council has just adopted a new dual-use regulation. The new dual-use regulation is a recast of the current dual-use regulation and aims, among other things, to modernize European export controls in a number of areas. The regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States and is expected to enter into force in 2021. In this Insight, Plesner's export control specialists outline the main changes resulting from the new dual-use regulation...
Plesner has advised CBRE European Residential Impact Fund (ERIF) in connection with ERIF's acquisition of 108 newly built residential units in Karlslunde, Denmark. Plesner has advised ERIF in connection with ERIF's acquisition of a 8,100 sqm, 108 newly built residential units in Karlslunde, Denmark. Plesner's assistance comprised all aspects of the transaction including structuring, due diligence investigations, preparation and negotiation of transaction documents, and general project management...
Plesner has advised the Reconor Group in connection with a successful refinancing of the Group's existing debt and financing of the Group's strategic acquisition of Sten & Grus Prøvestenen A / S. The new financing is provided in the form of senior lending facilities as well as a super senior revolving credit facility for general corporate purposes. The Reconor Group is a leading Danish environmental company. The Reconor Group's core business includes resource management in the Norrecco business unit and logistics in the City Container business unit. The Reconor Group is a portfolio company of Agilitas Private Equity...