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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

Finn J. Lernø

Finn J. LernøAttorney-at-Law, Of Counsel

Jakob Schou Midtgaard

Jakob Schou MidtgaardAttorney-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: 140


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

Pernille Bigaard

Pernille BigaardAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Torben Bondrop

Torben BondropAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Jeppe Brinck-Jensen

Jeppe Brinck-JensenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Lars Bunch

Lars BunchAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Luise Christensen

Luise ChristensenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Jacob Christensen

Jacob ChristensenAttorney-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

Leif Djurhuus

Leif DjurhuusAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Niels Chr. Ellegaard

Niels Chr. EllegaardAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Mikkel Falkenberg

Mikkel FalkenbergAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Peter Fogh

Peter FoghAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Kasper Frahm

Kasper FrahmAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Tue Ravnholt Frandsen

Tue Ravnholt FrandsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Anders Friis

Anders FriisAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Micha Fritzen

Micha FritzenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Hans Severin Hansen

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

Thomas Maaberg Hansen

Thomas Maaberg HansenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

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

Shaina Jabbar

Shaina JabbarAttorney-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

Jakob Krogsøe

Jakob KrogsøeAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Christian Karhula Lauridsen

Christian Karhula LauridsenAttorney-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

Casper Münter

Casper MünterAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Søren Vagner Nielsen

Søren Vagner NielsenAttorney-at-Law, Partner

Torben Nørskov

Torben NørskovAttorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

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 RygaardAttorney-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

Finn J. Lernø

Finn J. LernøAttorney-at-Law, Of Counsel


Inger Moller-Sorensen

Inger Moller-SorensenInternational Coordinator


Pilot Scheme for Risk Sharing in the Reimbursement System as Part of the Growth Plan for Life Science
Plesner, July 2018

The Danish government has now published its life science growth plan, which aims at making Denmark a leading life science nation in Europe. The growth plan is based on the recommendations submitted by the Growth Team for Life Science. Plesner has previously reported on the topic.1  The growth plan contains 36 initiatives in 6 key areas. One of the many initiatives is a pilot scheme for risk sharing in the drug reimbursement system. In the current reimbursement system the Danish Medicines Agency has the possibility to refuse reimbursement to companies if the specific medicines can potentially be prescribed to more patients than those in the original target group...

New Requirements for the Connection of Power-Generating Facilities are Underway
Plesner, July 2018

In recent years the European Commission has issued numerous regulations setting out various network codes and requirements aimed at improving the security of energy supply within the EU. As Denmark is a member of the EU these regulations are directly applicable in Denmark. Some of these regulations are referred to as "network codes" and consist of the following eight regulations: CACM - Capacity Allocation & Congestion Management (a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management) setting out general rules on capacity calculation, day-ahead and intraday markets...

All articles submitted by Plesner


Plesner Named Best Danish Law Firm for the Fifth Consecutive Year
Plesner, October 2018

The Danish financial newsletter "Økonomisk Ugebrev" has once again named Plesner 'unofficial Danish champion'. This recognition of Plesner is based on ratings from the three leading international rating agencies The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, and IFLR1000. Økonomisk Ugebrev has again this year rated the leading Danish law firms in the following practice areas: - M&A - Capital Markets - Commercial Real Estate - Banking & Finance - Tax As the only law firm, Plesner has once again scored maximum points in all practice areas...

Sivantos and Widex to merge
Plesner, May 2018

Leading hearing aid companies Sivantos and Widex will be merging. EQT funds, owners of Sivantos, and the Tøpholm and Westermann families, owners of Widex, have agreed terms to merge the two companies. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Plesner acted together as counsels for EQT and Sivantos. The two companies will merge as equal partners, and the combined entity will have a value of more than DKK 52m. It means that this will be one of the largest mergers in Denmark so far. The merged company will have revenues of approximately DKK 12bn and will become the third largest producer of hearing aids...

All press submitted by Plesner

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