Practice Expertise

  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law and Restructuring
  • Commercial Contracts

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law and Restructuring
  • Energy and Infrastructure


Esben Kjær is a corporate lawyer who is in great demand among clients for his ability to negotiate and communicate solutions in a complex environment involving a wealth of competences in Plesner's various practice areas.

Esben specialises in transactions in the fields of energy, infrastructure and transport and has extensive experience in operating agreements with public contracting entities.

As a member of Plesner's dedicated Energy and Infrastructure team Esben advises Danish and international clients in the energy and infrastructure sector on all aspects of their legal and commercial challenges.

He is known for his no-nonsense approach combined with his ability to find simple and robust solutions to complex problems.

During his career, Esben has been engaged in numerous M&A investment transactions and is often used as a negotiator when investments and joint ventures are to be established or terminated.

  • Green Power Partners - acquisition of wind farms in Denmark  
  • Aquila Capital - acquisition of Vindtestcenter Kappel A/S, including a wind farm with a total capacity of 25 MW, from European Energy A/S   
  • Dangro Invest (agricultural investment in Eastern Europe) - multi-seller transaction involving more than 400 shareholders' sale of shares in Dangro Invest to a US pension fund
  • CPHI-Holding - advice in connection with several rounds of investments and business development in the CPHI-Holding group (airport security and airport baggage handling)
  • EWII - investments in wind farms in Denmark and abroad  
  • EnBW - acquisition of Connected Wind from Polaris
  • Green Power Partners II (a company owned by the Danish pension funds AP Pension and PBU Pension) - investment in 19 wind farms in Denmark.
  • DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG - bid for Danish E&P business
  • Danish private wind farm joint ventures - advice on repowering 
  • Arriva (Deutsche Bahn) – train and bus services in Denmark 
  • Siemens - numerous matters, including ongoing corporate law and contractual matters
  • DUOS (care and temp solutions for disabled persons) - dissolution of joint venture and establishment of new ownership structure
  • EgnsInvest – termination of cooperation with investor/partner and negotiation of split-up 
  • Landic Property Bonds – safeguarding of the interests of a senior bank and bondholders through the management and subsequent sale of sale-and-lease-back properties with SAS as the principal owner 
  • SEAS-NVE – ongoing advice on matters relating to renewable energy investments

Bar Admissions
Danish Association for Corporate Law

1995 Admitted to the Danish High Court1994 Admitted to the bar1991 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law and Restructuring
  • Energy and Infrastructure

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience
  • 2021 2022 Legal 500
  • 2019 2020 2021 2021 2022 IFLR
  • 2019 Legal 500
  • 2018 IFLR
  • 2017 Legal 500
  • 2016 Chambers Global
  • 2016 Legal 500
  • 2015 Chambers Global
  • 2014 Chambers Global
  • 2014 Legal 500
  • 2013 Chambers Global
  • 2013 IFLR

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