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Copenhagen, Denmark


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



Peter  Bang

Peter Bang

Daniel  Barry

Daniel Barry

Mads  Berg

Mads Berg

Partner, MSc in Business Adm.
Michael Hur  Bertelsen

Michael Hur Bertelsen

Partner, LL.M.
Jacob  Borum

Jacob Borum

Partner, LL.M.
Lars  Bunch

Lars Bunch

Lasse Esbjerg  Christensen

Lasse Esbjerg Christensen

Partner, LL.M., Head of Tax
Niklas Korsgaard  Christensen

Niklas Korsgaard Christensen

MBA, Managing Partner
Frants  Dalgaard-Knudsen

Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen

Partner, PhD, FCIArb
Peter  Fogh

Peter Fogh

Kasper  Frahm

Kasper Frahm

Partner, LL.M.
Jimmy Skjold  Hansen

Jimmy Skjold Hansen

Partner, LL.M.
Michael  Hopp

Michael Hopp

Janus  Jepsen

Janus Jepsen

Tina  Kang

Tina Kang

Esben  Kjær

Esben Kjær

Christian Th.  Kjølbye

Christian Th. Kjølbye

Partner, LL.M.
Tom Kári  Kristjánsson

Tom Kári Kristjánsson

Partner, Head of Tax
Simon  Krogh

Simon Krogh

Henrik  Kure

Henrik Kure

Henrik Rossing  Lønberg

Henrik Rossing Lønberg

Partner, LL.M.
Rie Paving  Mortensen

Rie Paving Mortensen

Chief Economist, Partner
Nicolai  Ørsted

Nicolai Ørsted

Partner, MBA
Sarah  Schæffer

Sarah Schæffer

Partner, LL.M.
Lars  Skanvig

Lars Skanvig

Partner, LL.M.
Peter E.  Stassen

Peter E. Stassen

Partner, LL.M.

Of Counsel

Finn J. Lerno

Finn J. Lerno

Of Counsel


Camilla  Cuculiza

Camilla Cuculiza

Lawyer, Manager
Mette  Hygum Clausen

Mette Hygum Clausen

Senior Counsel
Inger  Moller-Sorensen

Inger Moller-Sorensen

International Coordinator


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