Jakob Schou Midtgaard

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Jakob Schou Midtgaard is head of Plesner's Commercial Real Estate team.

Jakob benefits from an extensive network of contacts in the property industry, including property investors, developers and lenders, and he is renowned for using his knowledge of the industry to make complex transactions and projects succeed.

Over the past few years, Jakob's primary focus has been on international transactions and portfolio transactions, and he has also accumulated strong skills in the hotel segment. During this period, Jakob has also been actively involved in developing new forms of cooperation between institutional and international investors on one side and Danish developers and asset managers on the other side. The deeper understanding of investors’ needs and developers’ skills is often instrumental in identifying durable solutions in complex situations.

Jakob is an officer of the Real Estate Committee of the International Bar Association.

Ratings

  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is recommended as regards Real Estate and Construction (2019)

  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Real Estate. According to clients, Jakob Schou Midtgaard "is able to combine legal expertise with an exceptional understanding of the real estate market and very strong strategic thinking."  He advises real estate companies on the acquisition and disposal of high-value assets." (2019)

  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Notable Practitioner) as regards Private Equity and M&A within the real estate sector (2019). 

  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Real Estate. As head of the firm's real estate department, Jakob Schou Midtgaard advises both international and domestic investors on a range of real estate matters, with a particular focus on commercial property. He also works with developers. Clients have stated that he is "great at complicated transactions". (2018)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Notable Practitioner) as regards Private Equity and M&A within the real estate sector (Financial and Corporate 2018).  

  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is listed as an expert with respect to Real Estate. (2017)

  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Real Estate. Jakob Schou Midtgaard advises international investors and Danish clients on a range of real estate matters, with a particular focus on commercial property. (2017)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is recommended as regards Real Estate. (2017)

  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Real Estate. Jakob heads the firm's Commercial Real Estate team. He advises international investors and local developers on projects in Denmark. (2016)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is recommended as regards Real Estate. (2016)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is listed as an expert with respect to Real Estate. (2016)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Real Estate. Head of the real estate group Jakob Schou Midtgaard has "exceptional business understanding, strategic and tactical flair" clients say. He focuses on transactional work with international investors and local developers. (2015)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is recommended as regards Real Estate. (2015)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Real Estate. Department head Jakob Schou Midtgaard provides "outstanding support in complex deals and negotiations", report clients. (2014)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Real Estate and Construction. Jakob Schou Midtgaard heads the practice. One client praises: "He is very clear and concise in his advice. He is always very commercial, which is helpful in facilitating negotiations". He advises many international investors and market newcomers, and has considerable financing expertise. "He is a business-oriented lawyer who is well informed about what is going on in the market", says a source. (2013)
  • Jakob Schou Midtgaard is listed as a leading individual with respect to Real Estate. Commercial Real Estate Group head Jakob Schou Midtgaard has played an important role in developing the team's work in corporate real estate and transfer of property companies and portfolioes. (2012)
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