Thomas Holst Laursen

advokat, partner

Thomas Holst Laursen er partner i vores Corporate team. Thomas har omfattende erfaring med at håndtere store, komplekse transaktioner inden for private og offentlige virksomhedsoverdragelser, kapitalmarkedstransaktioner (børsintroduktioner m.v.) samt transaktioner, der indebærer finansiering gennem andre konvertible værdipapirer, obligationer og securitisation.

Thomas har været aktiv på alle transaktionsområder inden for en række forskellige sektorer. Klienterne omfatter private equity- og venturefonde, investeringsbanker, børsnoterede selskaber samt internationale klienter, der opererer i Danmark.

Ud over at beskæftige sig med transaktioner yder Thomas også rådgivning til bestyrelser om det løbende bestyrelsesarbejde, bl.a. i forhold til oplysningsforpligtelser og god selskabsledelse.

Thomas har arbejdet med grænseoverskridende/internationale transaktioner i hele verden.

I de senere år har Thomas hovedsagelig været aktiv inden for medicinalindustrien og i energi- og finanssektoren.

Highlights

  • A.P. Møller-Mærsk - ABB
  • Bavarian Nordic - PIPE transaktion
  • Brdr. Hartmann - fortegningsemission
  • Cimber Sterling - Mansvell Enterprises Ltd.'s køb af en majoritetsandel i det danske regionale flyselskab, Cimber Sterling (via et offentligt købstilbud)
  • Danisco A/S - DuPonts overtagelse af Danisco (via et offentligt købstilbud)
  • Dansk Fuels - Circle K's salg af visse tidligere Shell-ejede downstreamaktiviteter til DCC Holding i henhold til konkurrenceretlige tilsagn
  • Danske Bank - ABB
  • DONG Energy A/S - rejsning af DKK 11 mia. ny aktiekapital i DONG Energy fra Goldman Sachs, ATP og PFA i en af de største private placements i Europa nogensinde
  • DSV - ABB
  • Fast Ejendom Danmark A/S - IPO
  • Forward Pharma A/S - børsnotering  af Forward Pharma A/S på Nasdaq New York
  • Genmab - PIPE transaktion
  • H+H - ABB
  • ISS A/S - IPO
  • Nordjyske Bank - fortegningsemission
  • Nørresundby Bank - Nordjyske Banks overtagelse af Nørresundby Bank (offentligt købstilbud og efterfølgende fusion)
  • Sanistål - fortegningsemission
  • Santaris Pharma A/S - Sunstone Capital, Novo A/S, m.fl.'s salg af Santaris Pharma A/S til Roche
  • Shell's danske downstreamaktiviteter - Statoil Fuel & Retails (nu Circle K) køb af Shell's danske downstreamaktiviteter
  • Tryg - IPO
  • Veloxis Pharmaceuticals - fortegningsemission
  • Zealand Pharma - royalty finansiering ved udstedelse af unoterede obligationer i USA
  • Zealand Pharma - IPO
  • Zebra A/S - salg af Tiger-kæden til EQT

Ratings

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity Funds, Private Equity and M&A (Financial and Corporate 2017).
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Head of ECM Thomas Holst Laursen assists corporates with IPOs both in Denmark and abroad. In the words of one client, "he has substantial capital markets experience; he's a partner you can trust with complex matters".

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Clients describe Thomas Holst Laursen as "pragmatic and hard-working. He drives a hard bargain but is good at finding a balance that enables people in the same room to work together". He advises on a broad range of corporate mandates, including transactions and corporate governance. (2016)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is recommended as regards Capital Markets. The "business-focused" Thomas Holst Laursen co-heads Plesner's "highly experienced" Equity Capital Markets Group.

    Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual as regards Mergers & Acquisitions. (2016)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Capital Markets (Equity) as well as M&A. (2016)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as an expert with respect to Capital Markets. (2016)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by Chambers Global. Thomas Holst Laursen is described as "very efficient, strong and commercially minded." He focuses primarily on securities and M&A-related transactions, and is noted for his regulatory knowledge.

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global. Commentators identify the "absolutely brilliant" Thomas Holst Laursen's main strength is "making complicated things simple and driving things through". (2015)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is recommended as regards Capital Markets.
    Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual with respect to Mergers & Acquisitions. (2015)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual as regards Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions in the Banking, Finance and Transactional Law. (2015)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. A "brilliant" practitioner, Thomas Holst Laursen is described by one market commentator as "the practice's number-one lawyer." He receives praise for "his excellent technical skills" and his equity capital markets expertise.

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. He is praised for his ability to deliver as well as for his commercial thinking. (2014)

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