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

Anders Hermansen

Anders Hermansen

Attorney, partner

Anders Ørskov Melballe

Anders Ørskov Melballe

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, partner

Andreas Torp Elberg

Andreas Torp Elberg

Assistant attorney

Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt

Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, partner

Casper Lindholm Dam

Casper Lindholm Dam

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, senior associate, LL.M.

Christian B. Prophet-Rannow

Christian B. Prophet-Rannow

Attorney, partner

Claus Ryberg Hoffmann

Claus Ryberg Hoffmann

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, partner

Emre Kuscu

Emre Kuscu

Attorney

Frederikke Møllmann

Frederikke Møllmann

Assistant attorney

Jeppe Reipurth

Jeppe Reipurth

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, partner

Kasper Bjørnstrup Andersen

Kasper Bjørnstrup Andersen

Attorney, senior associate

Kevin Kristensen

Kevin Kristensen

Assistant attorney

Kristian Boisen Andersen

Kristian Boisen Andersen

Assistant attorney

Lisbeth Skytte

Lisbeth Skytte

Attorney

Lotte Lundin

Lotte Lundin

Attorney of the Danish Supreme Court, senior associate

Mette Vestergaard Huss

Mette Vestergaard Huss

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, partner

Morten Vibe

Morten Vibe

Attorney, senior associate

Natasha Lerche

Natasha Lerche

Attorney

Nikolaj Byriel-Øvall

Nikolaj Byriel-Øvall

Assistant attorney

Pernille Juul Eegholm

Pernille Juul Eegholm

Attorney, senior associate

Peter Dianati

Peter Dianati

Attorney, partner

Peter Skau-Andersen

Peter Skau-Andersen

Attorney of the Danish Supreme Court, partner

Robert Mathias Busk

Robert Mathias Busk

Attorney, senior associate

Rune Ravnsbjerg Rosenberg

Rune Ravnsbjerg Rosenberg

Attorney, senior associate

Simone Silke Ellborg

Simone Silke Ellborg

Assistant attorney

Tessa Dahlager

Tessa Dahlager

Assistant attorney

Thomas Christian Thune

Thomas Christian Thune

Attorney, partner

Victor Strøh Sabroe

Victor Strøh Sabroe

Assistant attorney

Vivi Klink Larsen

Vivi Klink Larsen

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, and Anders Hermansen focuses on general corporate 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)

    Skau Reipurth’s Peter Skau-Andersen has “a high level of commercial insight”, Peter Dianati is “solution-oriented”, 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. The group welcomed Anders Hermansen from Bruun & Hjejle.

    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, and Anders Hermansen focuses on general corporate 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 and Anders Hermansen.

    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 Anders Hermansen 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 Anders Hermansen both 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. Peter Dianati is “highly recommended” for construction disputes. 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 and the ‘dedicated and hardworking’ Vivi Klink Larsen from Plesner and Anders Ørskov Melballe from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab. Peter Skau-Andersen heads the practice. Jeppe Reipurth is also recommended.

    Skau Reipurth’s expertise includes employment, commercial and construction cases. “Standout” practice co-head Peter Dianati counts GVL Entreprise among his clients. 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. Peter Dianati and Peter Skau-Andersen are recommended. Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt arrived from Bech-Bruun and 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 Peter Dianati, who focuses on construction disputes; commercial law specialist Peter Skau-Andersen, and Jeppe Reipurth, who handles commercial and construction issues. Also noted is Vivi Klink Larsen, who also focuses on construction matters.

    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.

    Peter Dianati stands out as a desirable partner in construction law disputes.

    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.

    Peter Dianati is very competent and theoretically strong within the field of construction law. Hardworking, relentless and dedicated to the task at hand. Always accessible and very no-nonsense.

    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.

    Peter Dianati is exceptionally hard-working and very knowledgeable within construction disputes. I regard him as the best within this field.

    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.

  • 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.”

    Peter Dianati is recommended by clients, who “very much like his commercial approach.” His practice focuses on construction disputes, representing clients in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Another source comments: “He is very good and very knowledgeable about construction. He and I understand each other’s line of thinking.”

    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 Dianati is noted for his litigation experience, particularly in proceedings concerning construction law. Clients say: “He is very skilled and talented and provides commercial insight. He is dedicated, thorough, hard-working and loyal.”

    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 Dianati assists clients with construction disputes and arbitrations. Clients report that he is “proactive, very thorough and gives a good service.”

    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)

    Peter Dianati is noted for his litigation experience, particularly in proceedings concerning construction law. Clients say: “He is very skilled and talented and provides commercial insight. He is dedicated, thorough, hard-working and loyal.”

    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 Dianati assists clients with construction disputes and arbitrations. Clients report that he is “proactive, very thorough and gives a good service.”

    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.”