We have extensive experience with respect to the regulation of financial undertakings. We provide ongoing advice on the most complex regulatory issues, and we help clients navigate the comprehensive Danish and EU rules. 

Financial regulation has become increasingly complex and comprehensive. There is no indication that this trend will stop for the time being. As a consequence, it has become more complex and difficult to mitigate the risks involved in operating regulated activities. Lack of compliance may result in loss of reputation as well as reactions of public authorities.

We provide ongoing advice on compliance issues, including on the limits of regulated and non-regulated activities, application procedures and communication with public authorities as well as supervisory matters in a number of areas.

Read more about our expertise in the box "Financial Services".

Ratings

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance. 

    Danish law firm Plesner has recently boosted its finance department with the hiring of several experienced partners. It has a distinguished practice with a strong track record in acquisition finance, regularly advising on cross-border transactions. Lawyers at the law firm also offer knowledge on project finance, refinancing as well as leveraged finance mandates. The team advises an impressive roster of financial institutions, private equity firms and corporates and also handles DCM transactions, including green bond issuances and EMTN programme updates.

    "The team has a highly rated commercial awareness and client service, and is great at delivering to budget" (2023)

  • Plesner is listed in "Tier 1" as regards Banking and Finance.

    "Organised and structured, very fast, and our preferred law firm in Denmark"
     
    "They have been very service-minded and easy to deal with. Very constructive in their approach"

    "Solution-orientated, pragmatic, not overcomplicating, available"
     (2023)

  • Within Banking and Finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "The best banking and finance team in Denmark. Expert knowledge with most matters and very business oriented"

    "Very good expertise. The firm has a good ability to combine the expertise of the different lawyers who provide relevant and complete advice"
     (2023)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2022)
  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance.

    Danish law firm Plesner has a distinguished practice with a strong track record in acquisition finance, regularly advising on cross-border transactions. Lawyers at the team also offer knowledge on project finance deals and refinancing mandates. The team further advises an impressive roster of financial institutions and corporates on a broad scope of banking and finance issues, handling loan agreements and DCM transactions, including green bond issuances.

    "They deliver consistently high-quality work and they have good people"

    "Deliver valuable advisory services"

    "Laud their understanding of the loan market" (2022)

  • Plesner is listed in "Tier 1" as regards Banking and Finance (2021+2021/2022+2022)

    "Provides high-quality advice with a clear understanding of the client's business and need" (2021/2022)

    "Highly commercial approach, second-to-none market insights and swift responses" (2021/2022)

    "Good knowledge and insight of relevant precedent documentation for the relevant financial sponsor. Overall kept a great overview of a fairly complex transaction with various deal-specific peculiarities" (2021/2022)

    "The banking and finance team of Plesner is very knowledgeable and experienced within a broad range of financing types. They are very approachable and deliver excellent service" (2021/2022)

    "The firm is very much up to speed with the latest trends and developments within the loan market on legal aspects and operates in a flexible and efficient manner, which is needed on the processes" (2021/2022)

  • Within Banking and Finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Hands-on and always up to date on market conditions"

    "The team was professional and dedicated 24-7 – through the whole process. Very solution-oriented and to the point. Easy to work with. They made us feel we were in control"

    "We did a refinancing project starting in one direction. And after many turns, we ended in a different corner. The Plesner team was capable of handling all the different structures and stakeholders in a strong, professional and positive way"

    "Well composed, talented team. High availability and swift turnarounds"

    "Plesner’s finance practice is probably the best in Copenhagen and consistently delivers high quality work regardless of the size of the transaction" (2022)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2021)
  • Distinguished practice with a strong track record in acquisition finance, regularly advising on cross-border transactions. Other areas of knowledge include project and real estate finance deals, and refinancing mandates. Advises an impressive roster of financial institutions, private equity groups and corporates across a broad scope of banking and finance issues, handling loan agreements and DCM transactions, including green bond issuances.

    "The lawyers have a second-to-none business understanding and a down-to-earth attitude"

    "They make their clients feel comfortable in even the most complex matters

    "The firm has the right knowledge and back-up to go into negotiations very much prepared"

    "The entire team is very knowledgeable within the financial sector and knows what's going on" (2021)

  • Within Banking and Finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Excellent commercial knowledge, no-nonsense approach and highly skilled negotiators. Best in class"

    "Very knowledgeable, a good commercial understanding, accessible and easy to work with"

    "Truly highly competent business partners"

    "Highly efficient, competent and with very good collaboration skills" (2021)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2020)
  • Distinguished practice with a strong track record in leveraged acquisition finance, regularly advising on cross-border transactions. Other areas of knowledge include project and real estate finance deals, and refinancing mandates. Advises an impressive roster of financial institutions, private equity groups and corporates across a broad scope of banking and finance issues, including loan agreements, bridge facilities and DCM transactions. Offers expertise in derivatives, note programmes and high-yield bond issuances.

    "Excellent quality advice from a knowledgeable and commercial team that is able to deliver full-service expertise very efficiently"

    "The strongest banking and finance law firm in Denmark"

    "Quality is always high"

    "A lot of good lawyers with lots of experience" (2020)

  • Plesner is one of Denmark’s best firms across the board and has top tier rankings. 

    "Very professional, hard working and proactive" – Banking (2020)

  • Within Banking and Finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "The financing team has always delivered high quality work"

    "Very competent, professional and effective team, acting as a true business partner with the ability to go beyond pure technical juridical matters" (2020)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2019)
  • Distinguished practice with a strong track record in acquisition and asset-based finance, regularly advising on cross-border transactions. Advises an impressive roster of clients, including financial institutions, private equity groups and transportation companies, across a broad scope of banking and finance issues, including DCM transactions. Also offers expertise in derivatives and regulatory matters. Experienced in debt and securities mandates such as loan note programmes and bond issuances.

    "Reputation as being one of the best firms in Denmark" (2019)
  • Plesner is one of Denmark’s largest and leading firms and has top tier rankings across a range of areas. 

    “It's one of the top firms in Denmark providing high quality work at a reasonable price. It has a couple of superstar lawyers supported by a strong bench of high quality partners and senior associates"

    “It's very commercially oriented in its advice, and available at all times”
    (2019)

  • Within Banking and finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Plesner is recognised for its work on big-ticket deals" (2019)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2018)
  • "Very experienced and knowledgeable about the current market and all the types of legal issues that we encounter. They are our preferred counsel, as they stand for high quality"

    "Their expertise and their understanding of our business values and our commercial situation stand out. They are very good at keeping us updated and co-operating with other lawyers"
    (2018)
  • Recognised across the board as one of the strongest firms in Copenhagen, Plesner continues to collect plaudits for its work in all areas of practice.

    “I see Plesner as one of the leading law firms in Denmark and the quality of its services are well in line with the top peers” (2018)

  • Within Banking and finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Responsive, commercial and very easy to work with" (2018)
  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2017)
  • Distinguished practice with a strong track record in acquisition and asset-based finance, regularly advising on cross-border transactions. Advises an impressive roster of clients, including financial institutions, private equity groups and transportation companies, across a broad scope of banking and finance issues. Also offers expertise on derivatives and regulatory matters. 

    "They are incredibly knowledgeable, business-minded lawyers and they make a huge difference for the client" 

    "They have very talented people who really respect both the client and the bank, in addition to superb legal knowledge"

    "They know what happens in the market. They distinguish themselves by their commercial approach and are good at negotiating" (2017)
  • One of the established top-tier firms in the Danish market. Clients point to the overall quality of the firm as an outstanding aspect of its work.

    "They deliver very solid work - they are both diligent and commercial"

    "I would be very happy to use them again, they were excellent" (2017)

  • Within Banking and finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    Plesner's "very commercial" practice acts for domestic and international clients on matters such as acquisition financings, project financings and commercial lending (2017)
  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2016)
  • "Plesner has a very high technical level and is very consistent in its approach"

    "We are absolutely happy with the team - it's probably the standout firm at the moment" (2016)

  • Across the board Plesner is recognised by clients and peers alike as one of the leading teams in the Danish market doing some of the most significant work.

    "Plesner are extremely responsive. The high quality of their output is equivalent to a magic circle law firm"

    "They are highly skilled. They were very responsive, accessible and always strategically thinking. They understand the client's business which is very important in order to get the right advice at the right price" (2016)

  • Within Banking and finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "A clear market leader", Plesner's banking and finance group is often instructed by clients such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and DONG Energy on a wide range of matters, such as acquisition financing, project financing and complex regulatory work (2016)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Banking & Finance (2015)
  • Market-leading expertise in project finance and derivatives, and reputed for capabilities in the structuring of transactions. Additionally covers acquisition and asset-backed finance, distressed debt issues and financial regulations. Client base boasts a strong clientele of banks, private equity groups, and energy and transport companies.

    "The firm is a high-quality operation that advises in a practical and commercial manner"

    "We are very satisfied. The responses are swift and we get answers that we can use; there's no doubt in the advice as it is very clear" (2015)
  • "Plesner has provided excellent service which is very much to the point"

    "They have a detailed knowledge of the loan market and have proven extremely helpful on both commercial and legal matters"

    There can be no doubt that both clients and peers consider it to be in the upper echelons of the market for this kind of work in Denmark (2015)

  • Within Banking and finance, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    Plesner is experienced in leveraged acquisition financings involving Danish target companies, restructurings and distressed debt. It also advises domestic and international banks, as well as large companies, on complex regulatory matters, commercial loans, project and asset finance (2015)

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