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Plesner is widely recognised as a leading
Danish full-service law firm. With more than
390 employees, including 212 lawyers, it
undertakes large and highly complex legal
matters. Plesner is dedicated to creating
maximum value for clients through focused
and proactive advice, constant development
and a high level of service.
Repeatedly top rated in Denmark, the firm’s
specialists are among the finest in their fields
and attend to the interests of Danish and
international clients, both in Denmark and
abroad. In our close-knit relationships with
clients, high quality, promptness, flexibility,
credibility and accessibility are our parameters
of success. We strive to provide efficient and
effective services tailored to suit our clients’
business needs and interests, with a thorough
understanding of client requirements.
Continuity and partner involvement are
essential client requirements. Therefore, our
client relationship management is designed
to optimise service by ensuring that each
client has one partner as a focal point of
contact, who is in overall charge of all
matters involving the client.
Areas of practice
Banking and finance
This group is involved in all major lending
transactions in the Danish market. It advises
on acquisition financing, capital markets
instruments, project financing, asset-based
financing, regulatory matters, derivatives and
structured products and financial restructurings.
Corporate finance – equity capital markets
One of the leading players on the Danish equity
capital markets scene, this group advises on
all corporate and securities law matters in
respect of companies and stocks listed on
NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen
and other regulated markets. Its services cover
the entire field, including initial public offerings,
accelerated book buildings, rights issues,
direct placements, capital adjustments, public
takeovers, bond issues, advice to listed
companies on their general ongoing
compliance obligations under capital markets
regulations, (eg, disclosure requirements,
flagging) and corporate governance.
Corporate finance and M&A
This group is top-rated by prominent
international rating publications such as
Chambers, Legal 500
and
International
Financial Law Review 1000
. It has acquired
unique expertise and vast experience in all
transactional aspects through involvement
in numerous large Danish and international
transactions, including all types of business
transaction, investments, joint ventures,
mergers, demergers and restructurings, as
well as due diligence process management.
Intellectual property
This highly regarded group advises on and
conducts litigation in respect of all IP law
issues, usually representing the rights holder.
In addition to the traditional aspects of IP
protection, the group is exploring new aspects
of IP rights, including EU law and IT law. It
represents national and international clients
in IP matters before the full spectrum of Danish
courts, the European Court of Justice, the
European General Court, the Danish Patent
and Trademark Office and the Board of Appeal,
the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal
Market (OHIM) (the European Community
trademark office), the OHIM Boards of Appeal,
the Danish Domain Name Board of Appeal and
the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
Competition and EU law
The competition group is one of the largest
and most experienced in Denmark. It advises
on mergers and other transactions, handling
the preparations for and completion of
transactions through merger screening,
due diligence, notification of mergers and
negotiations with authorities, including the
Danish competition authorities and the
European Commission. It also advises on
complex cartels, rebates, excessive pricing
and claims for damages in relation to violation
of the competition rules, and has extensive
experience in state aid and related areas.
Commercial real estate
Plesner is listed as a leading firm for
commercial real estate by
Legal 500
and
others. The group advises on a broad rage of
real estate transactions and handles the entire
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