Specialized legal services within corporate and financial law



Nasdaq Copenhagen tightens the criteria for delisting of shares

Changes to the Danish Anti-Money Laundering Act and the Danish Companies’ Act

New EU directive on whistleblower protection on the way

New Danish act implementing the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II)

–  Changes to the Danish Share Option Act (liberalization of the act)

 The Danish Share Option Act – consultation on liberalization of the act

– Changes to the Danish Companies’ Act and certain other company

– Changes to financial sector legislation including the Financial Business Act

– Extension of the limit for grant of “employee shares” free of income taxation

– New Anti Money Laundering Act

– New Marketing Practices Act

– Changes to financial sector legislation including the Financial Business Act

– Legalization of companies’ loans to shareholders

New law requires registration of the ultimate owners of companies and other legal structures

Non-compete, customer and job clauses following the new regulation of January 2016

Reintroduction of advantageous taxation of share based salary

Fee schedules for investment firms under MiFiD II


The purpose of the firm is to provide high quality advice combining high legal quality and business understanding. We emphasize personal and confidential advice.

Our core competencies are:

  • Corporate/M&A
  • Banking and finance

In addition, we advice regular clients on general commercial law issues. In larger transactions requiring specialist knowledge or significant manpower, which we do not possess, we may – in close dialogue with our client – insource resources from trusted colleagues.

Our clients are primarily investment funds, private investors, financial institutions, corporates and start-ups. We also advise individuals in need on a pro bono basis.


We have significant experience with financing transactions as well as with regulatory issues within the financial services industry. Our practice includes:

  • Equity, debt and hybrid financing
  • Loan and security agreements
  • Issuances of equity and debt securities and admission to trading of such securities
  • Regulation of banks, pension funds and other financial services companies with respect to capital requirements, registered assets, investment rules and other matters
  • MIFID, MIFID II, MIFIR and EMIR regulation
  • Financial restructuring of distressed companies


We advise on a wide range of corporate law matters, including:

  • Incorporation of companies and capital structure
  • Shareholder matters and shareholders’ agreements
  • Stock exchange matters, including disclosure rules
  • Private equity, venture capital and other investment fund matters
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Incentive schemes
  • Corporate governance

We have special expertise in relation to young growth companies.

Our M&A services include:

  • Planning and structuring M&A processes
  • Preparation and negotiation of documentation
  • Take-over regulation
  • Due diligence and coordination of due diligence
  • Warranty and indemnity insurance (W&I) matters
  • Coordination and sparring for domestic clients in cross border transactions
  • Management advisory in M&A processes involving private equity sponsors as buyers or sellers


We emphasize being able to assist clients in connection with dispute resolution. Our assistance in this connection covers:

  • Litigation before ordinary courts
  • Litigation before national and international arbitral tribunals
  • Representation of clients before administrative bodies, including the FSA and the Business Complaints Board



Tel: (+45) 26 22 09 77


Tel: (+45) 28 55 96 09


Tel: (+45) 23 92 55 35

We are convinced that clients are most often better served by a small, competent and dedicated team.
Please contact us at cg@copenhagenlaw.eu if you are interested in joining the team.


Copenhagen Law Advokatfirma
August Bournonvilles Passage 1 (Kgs. Nytorv)
DK-1055 København K
Tel: +45 26 22 09 77
VAT no.: 38 65 87 35

Bank information
Bank: Sparekassen Kronjylland

Client account in DKK
Reg. no. 6680
Account no. 0012001568
IBAN: DK 8366800012001568

Terms of business
The general terms of business applicable to our engagement are available here.

Payment of invoices
Reg. nr.6680
Konto nr. 0010518210
IBAN: DK 3166800010518210

Client account in EUR
Reg. no. 6680
Account no. 0012001584
IBAN: DK 3966800012001584

Data protection policy
The guidelines for Copenhagen Law’s use of personal data are available here.

We are 15 minutes from the airport by direct metro. Take the metro to Kongens Nytorv station. We are next to the Royal Theatre across the square.

It is important to us that our clients experience our services as value adding and cost efficient. We are thus open to discussing fee structures, which are suitable for the matter at hand.
Absent other agreement, we will determine our fees on the basis of a complete assessment of relevant factors applicable to the case at hand. These factors will include the time used, the values involved, the complexity and kind of the matter, any time pressure, the potential liability and the result.
On request we provide an estimate of the expected fee and inform the client should this estimate be exceeded.
External costs incurred in connection with the assignment are invoiced on an on-going basis. Such costs may include costs of transportation, accommodation and larger copying or print jobs.
VAT is added to our fee unless the fee is exempt from VAT pursuant to applicable law.

Regulation of lawyers
Lawyers at Copenhagen Law are authorized by the Danish Ministry of Justice and part of the Danish Bar Association.

Deposits on client accounts up to EUR 100,000 (app. DKK 100,000) are covered by the Guarantee Fund. The maximum coverage includes the total deposit in the relevant bank whether or not divided on separate accounts and including both client accounts and accounts held by the client.

Special rules apply to deposits relating to real estate used or primary used for non-commercial purposes. The coverage may here be up to EUR 10 million. Please see the details on the website of the Guarantee Fund www.gii.dk.