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tel: +45 33 12 11 33 | fax: +45 33 12 00 14
Amerika Plads 37 | Copenhagen | 2100 | Denmark

Main Contacts

Thomas Maaberg Hansen

Thomas Maaberg HansenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Hans Hedegaard

Hans HedegaardAttorney-at-Law, Partner


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 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


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


Peter Bang

Peter BangAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Christian L. Bardenfleth

Christian L. BardenflethAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Daniel Barry

Daniel BarryAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Mads Berg

Mads BergAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Michael Bertelsen

Michael Hur BertelsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

Torben Bondrop

Torben BondropAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Karina Brinch

Karina BrinchAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Jeppe Brinck-Jensen

Jeppe Brinck-JensenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Lars Bunch

Lars BunchAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Lasse Esbjerg Christensen

Lasse Esbjerg ChristensenAttorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M., Co-Head of Tax

Niklas Korsgaard Christensen

Niklas Korsgaard ChristensenAttorney-at-Law, Partner, MBA

Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen

Frants Dalgaard-KnudsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner, PhD, FCIArb

Emil Deleuran

Emil DeleuranAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Lasse Stjernholm Detlevsen

Lasse Stjernholm DetlevsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Leif Djurhuus

Leif DjurhuusAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Niels Chr. Ellegaard

Niels Chr. EllegaardAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Peter Fogh

Peter FoghAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Kasper Frahm

Kasper FrahmAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Anders Friis

Anders FriisAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Micha Fritzen

Micha FritzenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Jimmy Skjold Hansen

Jimmy Skjold HansenAttorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

Thomas Maaberg Hansen

Thomas Maaberg HansenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Hans Severin Hansen

Hans Severin HansenAttorney-at-Law, Partner, Co-Head of Tax

Hans Hedegaard

Hans HedegaardAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Svend Erik Holm

Svend Erik HolmAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Gitte Holtsø

Gitte HoltsøAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Michael Hopp

Michael HoppAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Anne Cathrine (AC) Ingerslev

Anne Cathrine (AC) IngerslevAttorney-at-Law, Solicitor (England and Wales), MSc, Partner

Charlotte Hasseriis Iversen

Charlotte Hasseriis IversenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Rasmus Mandøe Jensen

Rasmus Mandøe JensenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Emil Jurcenoks

Emil JurcenoksAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Tina Kang

Tina KangAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Esben Kjær

Esben KjærAttorney-at-law, Partner

Christian Th. Kjølbye

Christian Th. KjølbyeAttorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

Tom Kári Kristjánsson

Tom Kári KristjánssonAttorney-at-Law, Managing Partner

Christian Karhula Lauridsen

Christian Karhula LauridsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Henrik Laursen

Henrik LaursenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Thomas Holst Laursen

Thomas Holst LaursenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Henrik Rossing Lønberg

Henrik Rossing LønbergAttorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

Peer Meisner

Peer MeisnerAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Jakob Schou Midtgaard

Jakob Schou MidtgaardAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Rie Paving Mortensen

Rie Paving MortensenChief Economist, Partner

Casper Münter

Casper MünterAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Søren Vagner Nielsen

Søren Vagner NielsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Søren Lehmann Nielsen

Søren Lehmann NielsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Nicolai Ørsted

Nicolai ØrstedAttorney-at-Law, Partner, MBA

Anders Endicott Pedersen

Anders Endicott PedersenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Peter-Ulrik Plesner

Peter-Ulrik PlesnerAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Jacob Ørskov Rasmussen

Jacob Ørskov RasmussenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Michala Roepstorff

Michala RoepstorffAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Sture Rygaard

Sture Rygaard, Adv.Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Peter Schradieck

Peter SchradieckAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Jakob Skafte-Pedersen

Jakob Skafte-PedersenAttorney-at-Law, Partner, MBA

Lars Skanvig

Lars SkanvigAttorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

Henriette Stakemann

Henriette StakemannAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Søren Thyssen Valerius

Søren Thyssen ValeriusAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Mikkel Vittrup

Mikkel VittrupAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Peter Wengler-Jørgensen

Peter Wengler-JørgensenAttorney-at-Law, MCJ, Partner

Associate Partners

Lise Høy Falsner

Lise Høy FalsnerAttorney-at-Law, Associate Partner

Of Counsel

Mette Hygum Clausen

Mette Hygum ClausenAttorney-at-Law, Senior Counsel

Finn Lerno

Finn J. LernoOf Counsel


Jef Nymand Hounsgaard

Jef Nymand HounsgaardAttorney-at-Law, partner

Mette Christina Juul

Mette Christina JuulSenior Attorney

Inger Moller-Sorensen

Inger Moller-SorensenInternational Coordinator


Leases Entered into Before the Construction of a Building did not Constitute a Contract Subject to Construction
Plesner, May 2021

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"...

New Dual-Use Regulation
Plesner, May 2021

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...

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Plesner Advises the Reconor Group on Successful Refinancing
Plesner, May 2021

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...

Plesner Advises the LEO Foundation and LEO Pharma in Connection with €450 Million Investment
Plesner, March 2021

Accura advised Nordic Capital, while Plesner has advised the LEO Foundation and LEO Pharma in connection with the investment. The private equity investor Nordic Capital invested EUR 450m in LEO Pharma. Nordic Capital becomes an active minority owner and will partner with LEO Pharma’s majority owner the LEO Foundation. LEO Pharma is a global leader in medical dermatology. The investment will strengthen the company’s market position and help accelerate innovation and growth through upcoming product launches as well as continued focus on LEO Pharma’s market-leading established product portfolio...

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