Commercial Law

In Skau Reipurth, we are experienced in handling the many legal challenges that occur when the various areas of law collide.

commercial-law

We assist with the negotiation and drafting of large and complex contracts, including pre-contract relations. We also perform legal reviews and interpret agreements already concluded when such agreements give rise to disagreement or difficulty of interpretation.

In addition, we provide strategic management advice, including planning of negotiation strategies and commercial and legal considerations in respect of businesses’ contractual relations (distributor and dealer networks, contract management, claims management, etc).

Last but not least, we have extensive experience conducting litigation and arbitration proceedings in our various practice areas. We advise on all aspects of the dispute resolution procedure, including in particular the choice of dispute resolution model and forum, drafting of dispute resolution clauses in contracts, claims management processes and litigation strategy planning before, during and after the dispute has arisen. Our assistance also includes conduction of international litigation and arbitration proceedings across jurisdictions, interpretation of international choice of law clauses, choice of forum and international arbitration proceedings (FIDIC), etc.

Our services include

  • Commercial contracts, including co-operation and service agreements, development agreements, general terms and conditions, non-disclosure agreements, distribution and agency agreements and franchise and commission agreements
  • Letters of intent and other pre-contract documents
  • Employment law, issues relating to the board of directors and the executive board, including drafting of executive service contracts
  • Financing, including leasing, factoring and other financing matters
  • Commercial disputes
  • Automotive law
  • Civil litigation
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Cases relating to white-collar crime and fraud
  • Attachment, restrictive injunction and enforcement
  • Debt collection
  • Mediation and court-based mediation

Experts

Casper Lindholm Dam

Casper Lindholm Dam

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, LL.M., Associate Partner

Christian B. Prophet-Rannow

Christian B. Prophet-Rannow

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner

Claus Ryberg Hoffmann

Claus Ryberg Hoffmann

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner

Emre Kuscu

Emre Kuscu

Attorney

Jeppe Reipurth

Jeppe Reipurth

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner

Jonas Enkegaard

Jonas Enkegaard

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner

Kasper Skadhauge Troelsen

Kasper Skadhauge Troelsen

Attorney, Partner

Laura Hyang Kroer Madsen

Laura Hyang Kroer Madsen

Attorney, Senior Associate

Mette Vestergaard Huss

Mette Vestergaard Huss

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner

Morten Vibe

Morten Vibe

Attorney, Partner

Nicolai Uhrskov Nielsen

Nicolai Uhrskov Nielsen

Assistant Attorney

Peter Skau-Andersen

Peter Skau-Andersen

Attorney of the Danish Supreme Court, Partner

Trine Overby Laursen

Trine Overby Laursen

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner

Ratings

  • The Legal 500

    Skau Reipurth has been a long-term relationship to our business. During the past 10 years, we have seen a very broad number of legal issues, from drafting/reviewing contracts, negotiations, disputes, mergers, divestments and acquisitions – both national and international. All of these issues have been handled by Skau Reipurth to our utmost satisfaction. The firm’s biggest strength is that it is big enough to handle all issues (full-service) and yet small enough to maintain a direct relationship to us as a client.

  • The Legal 500

    Partner driven approach, reliable and available, clear communication and transparent fee structure.

  • The Legal 500

    Skau Reipurth fields “a very professional practice” which advises clients such as Deloitte. Department leader Peter Skau-Andersen handles corporate, restructuring and M&A work. Recent highlights include Skau-Andersen advising Loumann Holding on the sale of its 40% stake in Pack Tech Holding to SE Blue Equity and acquisition of a 10% stake from another shareholder, and Claus Ryberg Hoffmann handling Evendo International’s contracts with its private investors.

  • The Legal 500

    Legal 500 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

    Skau Reipurth’s Peter Skau-Andersen has “a high level of commercial insight”, (…) and Jeppe Reipurth is experienced in international construction arbitrations.

    Skau Reipurth’s “swift and efficient” team is experienced in assisting domestic and foreign businesses with cross-border transactions, including company and contract law. Led by the “extremely skilled” Peter Skau-Andersen, the practice also includes Claus Ryberg Hoffmann.

    The “young and very capable team” at Skau Reipurth is led by Peter Skau-Andersen and acts for Danish and international buyers and sellers. A recent highlight was assisting Thorpe Interior Group with the sale of Fabric Systems to Kvadrat Soft Cells.

    Skau Reipurth fields ”a very professional practice” which advises clients such as Deloitte. Department leader Peter Skau-Andersen handles corporate, restructuring and M&A work. Recent highlights include Skau-Andersen advising Loumann Holding on the sale of its 40% stake in Pack Tech Holding to SE Blue Equity and acquisition of a 10% stake from another shareholder, and Claus Ryberg Hoffmann handling Evendo International’s contracts with its private investors.

    Partner driven approach, reliable and available, clear communication and transparent fee structure.

    Skau Reipurth has been a long-term relationship to our business. During the past 10 years, we have seen a very broad number of legal issues, from drafting/reviewing contracts, negotiations, disputes, mergers, divestments and acquisitions – both national and international. All of these issues have been handled by Skau Reipurth to our utmost satisfaction. The firm’s biggest strength is that it is big enough to handle all issues (full-service) and yet small enough to maintain a direct relationship to us as a client.

    Peter Skau-Andersen has for a decade been a very trusted advisor. His competent team of lawyers and partners are always ready to assist. Peter will always tell us how it is. If the issue is weak, he will try to solve it as good as possible from a commercial perspective too. He is brilliant in negotiations because he can solve the problems and maintain a positive environment.

    Very pragmatic and direct straight to the point approach.

    Peter Skau-Andersen is dedicated and always on top, delivers fast, and has a commercial touch most of the competitors lack.

    The “partner-driven” team at Skau Reipurth acts for buyers and sellers on domestic and cross-border M&A and has notable experience in incorporations and general corporate and commercial issues. M&A specialist Peter Skau-Andersen heads up the practice, which also includes commercial contracts specialist Claus Ryberg Hoffmann.

    Skau Reipurth acts for both buyers and sellers on a national and international scale. Led by M&A expert Peter Skau-Andersen, the team is praised as “commercial-minded and skilled”. Claus Ryberg Hoffmann and (…)  are other key practitioners, handling commercial and contract law as well as compliance and legal risk management issues.

    The team has been very professional and experienced within acquisition advice. The team had a very wide range of knowledge and capabilities covering all our needs. Availability has been almost 24-7. We felt safe and well guided through the entire process.

    Of course, Peter Skau-Andersen himself stands out from the beginning by showing unique personal communication skills and convincing the entire Board of Directors of the right choice of advisory partner. Communication was in great focus throughout the entire process.

    Commercial minded and skilled lawyers.

    Attentive, professional and commercial in the approach to solving the matters at hand.

    Unique ability to “read” the customer. Always keeps deadlines.

    Highly skilled and commercial. A pleasure to work with.

    Skau Reipurth provide a high level of relevant advice. Never trying to complicate cases, but always ensuring effective handling.

    Peter Skau and (…) provide legal advise on a level that I have not experienced before. Again the ability to make complicated simple and relevant is a key driver for my choice of legal help.

    At Skau Reipurth’s, “trusted professional partner” Peter Skau-Andersen represented Total Ejendomme in a real estate dispute. Recent clients include Coop Danmark, Arbejdernes Landsbank and Pack Tech.

    Skau Reipurth’s team grew significantly in 2014 and 2015 with the recruitment of Claus Ryberg Hoffmann (…) Peter Skau-Andersen heads the practice. Jeppe Reipurth is also recommended.

    Skau Reipurth’s expertise includes employment, commercial and construction cases. Other practice co-heads Peter Skau-Andersen and Jeppe Reipurth are also recommended.

    Skau Reipurth’s expertise spans real estate and construction, insolvency, employment and commercial disputes. (…) and Peter Skau-Andersen are recommended. Christian B. Prophet-Rannow joined from the Danish Construction Association.

    Skau Reipurth acts in disputes pertaining to construction, real estate, employment and commercial issues. Jointly leading the team is (…) commercial law specialist Peter Skau-Andersen, and Jeppe Reipurth, who handles commercial and construction issues.

    The firm is very professional, and I feel that they help me in my claims and communications in a good way.

    The team is characterised as legally high skilled and very enthusiastic to work with.

    They have the capability to understand a business and the possibilities and boundaries our business has in a given case.

    Jeppe Reipurth is very professional in his work.

    They are very specialised within construction law and especially construction law disputes. Due to the size of their construction law practice (the number of lawyers), they have big strength in depth. The level of service and alertness is extremely high combined with strong theoretical knowledge and a pragmatic approach.

    It is a good up and coming team of very enthusiastic lawyers.

    The firm’s construction disputes team is one of the best in Denmark. In quality as well as in quantity.

    They have the right size, big enough to handle everything, and small enough to be directly involved in our business. They give value-for-money advice and especially in terms of disputes, the unique thing is that they tell us directly whether or not to pursue a dispute.

    Peter Skau-Andersen has been our trusted advisor for many years. He is straightforward, direct and extremely competent. He can point us to – or obtain assistance from – the various specialists but is always willing to work hard to get the best result. On several occasions, we have won a dispute due to his preparation and commercial/social negotiation and communication skills.

    Skau Reipurth‘s team acts as a ‘one-stop shop with its high level of experience’ acting for domestic and international buyers and sellers. Practice head Peter Skau-Andersen is ‘uniquely skilled‘ and advises on domestic and cross-border M&A matters. The ‘highly skilled’ Claus Ryberg Hoffmann advises commercial and charitable foundations on founding issues, mergers and dissolutions.

    The professional capabilities, services and handling are a class performance. Totally unique. The collaboration and the advice given were excellent and everyone in the team was very professional and proactive.

    Peter Skau Andersen is uniquely skilled for corporate and specifically transactional matters. His team are a no-nonsense group that get things done. Truly spectacular dealmakers.

    The team is very efficient and this results in high quality. They have strong commercial understanding combined with legal insight, brilliant communication and negotiation skills.

    Peter Skau Andersen has an unique ability to get a transaction across the finish line. He can speak to everyone and get everyone to see advantages in completing a deal – even in tough circumstances.

    Peter Skau Andersen and Claus Ryberg Hoffmann are in sync with everything we do and know our business as was it their own. They are highly skilled and they are realistic about projects.

    The team is very approachable and seems to have good knowledge transfer between them. One-stop shop with their high level of experience and ability to take into account commercial needs and deliver tailor made solutions that enables the M&A process to move forward.

    High quality company which succeeds with communicating difficult matters. Skau Reipurth communicates directly and with flair.

    The team consists of high quality staff. Added resources had the sufficient knowledge and flair to create the right solutions. High competence, constructive, and efficient.

  • Chambers Europe

    Chambers Europe (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

    Respected practice representing clients in a range of contentious cases, from commercial disputes to employment litigation. Its lawyers’ expertise also covers issues connected to real estate and construction projects, as well as disputes arising from M&A transactions and distressed situations. Clients include both domestic and international companies.

    Quotes mainly from clients: “I have a good impression of the firm’s lawyers; they are straightforward and easy to communicate with.”

    “I was pleased with the service because the lawyers are specific and work to find the right solutions.”

    Clients praise the team’s management of cases, with one source saying: “They are very dedicated and drive the cases forward. They give solid advice on when to try to settle the cases and when to proceed.”

    Several clients comment on the team’s commercial outlook, with one remarking: “They have a sensible approach to business,” and another highlighting that “the lawyers have a very deep understanding of our industry’s challenges and deliver a good service.”

    Peter Skau-Andersen is praised by clients for being “an ambitious and skilled lawyer. He gets the job done and does it well. He also follows up proactively.” Another client says he “solves problems and is quick and efficient.” He advises on litigation and commercial disputes related to M&A, real estate and contract law.

    Clients laud the group’s dedication to the specific needs of clients: “They show a high degree of business acumen and they focus on meeting our needs.”

    Another source adds: “We appreciate the team’s very extensive knowledge, thorough preparation and attention to detail in every case.”

    Peter Skau-Andersen is an increasingly prominent commercial litigator. Clients remark on his well-rounded service: “He has good commercial and analytical sense as well as a good legal understanding of the matters at hand.”

    Respected team representing clients in a broad range of contentious matters, including commercial disputes as well as employment litigation. Strong expertise across a variety of sectors such as media and finance, advising domestic as well as international companies. Notably active in construction disputes. Client roster is bolstered by the addition of 360 North Management, among others.

  • Chambers Global

    Chambers Global (2017, 2018, 2023, 2024)

    Peter Skau-Andersen is praised by clients for being “an ambitious and skilled lawyer. He gets the job done and does it well. He also follows up proactively.” Another client says he “solves problems and is quick and efficient.” He advises on litigation and commercial disputes related to M&A, real estate and contract law.

    Peter Skau-Andersen is an increasingly prominent commercial litigator. Clients remark on his well-rounded service: “He has good commercial and analytical sense as well as a good legal understanding of the matters at hand.”

    Skau Reipurth has a very strong legal understanding and is able to come up with innovative solutions.

    The team at Skau Reipurth is able to make complex legal matters digestible.

    The lawyers know our business very well and easily understand the complexities.

    It is a strong team with profound skills.

    They understand our commercial needs.

    Skau Reipurth enters Band 4 this year, receiving acclaim for its ability to handle a broad spectrum of corporate and M&A matters. The department acts on small- and mid-cap transactions, often with cross-border elements. The lawyers advise a roster of Danish and international clients, most notably investment and private equity funds, including their portfolio companies.

    Peter Skau-Andersen advises clients on a whole range of topics related to acquisitions and divestments, including due diligence, structuring matters, SPAs and share transfers.

    Peter offers a very strong level of service and responsiveness, an understanding of legal concepts related to M&A transactions, a commercial understanding and an ability to deliver innovative solutions with the counterpart lawyer without too much client involvement.

    Peter Skau-Andersen understands the commercial side as well as the regulatory side.

    Peter Skau-Andersen is a very business-friendly partner.

    Peter is very good at communicating issues that might be complex in an understandable way.

    Peter Skau-Andersen offers excellent legal advice with the right amount for commercial awareness.