Torben Bondrop

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Torben Bondrop is one of Denmark's foremost litigators. His track record as a litigator is outstanding, and he has won 11 consecutive cases before the Danish Supreme Court.

Torben has had a right to appear before the Danish Supreme Court for more than 20 years, and he is also a qualified arbitrator. His high success rate and extensive ligation experience mean that he is in constant demand among Danish and international businesses, and he handles litigation and arbitration proceedings in a range of areas of the law.

Torben specialises in insurance and pension law, but, in addition to traditional insurance law, he has been engaged in advisors' professional liability, D&O liability, product liability, general commercial liability and reinsurance, and he has handled a large number of litigation and arbitration proceedings in all of these areas.

In addition, Torben holds positions of trust in the areas of procedural and general insurance law; he is a member of the board of the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association, secretary of the Danish Association of Insurance Law, a member of the board of Foreningen for Erstatnings- og Forsikringsret (FEF) (a Danish association for tort and insurance law), a member of the presidential council of the International Association for Insurance Law (AIDA) and a member of the board of AIDA Europe.

Highlights

  • Skandinavisk Holding II og House of Prince (BAT) - won a leading case before the Danish Supreme Court involving injury to the health of a smoker
  • Thrane & Thrane - won a case before the Danish Supreme Court that established that the compulsory redemption of a minority shareholder was completed correctly under the current rules
  • Gerresheimer Vaerloese and Novo - the Danish Supreme Court gave judgment in favour of the clients in a case involving plastic lids for packaging in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Brenntag Biosector og XL Insurance - the Danish Supreme Court gave judgment in favour of the clients in a case involving product liability of a manufacturer of vaccine enhancer
  • Frits Nielsen & Jørn Lund Christensen, Ingeniører and Tryg Forsikring- the Danish Supreme Court gave judgement in favour of clients in a case involving liability for damages for the design in connection with the construction of an indoor gokart track
  • Mazda Motor Danmark - the Danish Supreme Court gave judgment in favour of the client in a case involving the termination by a car importer of an authorised dealer contract
  • Unicon - won a case before the Danish Supreme Court involving liability in connection with a supply of contaminated broken granite for concrete production
  • Codan Forsikring -the Danish Supreme Court gave judgment in favour of the client in a case involving payment of accident insurance benefits
  • Codan Forsikring  - the Danish Supreme Court gave judgment in favour of the client in a case involving incorrect information submitted in connection with the taking out of insurance
  • Codan Forsikring - the Danish Supreme Court gave judgment in favour of the client in a case involving legitimate termination of insurance policy due to submission of incorrect risk information
  • Municipality of Rudersdal (formerly Søllerød) - won a case involving the municipality's right to close a road
  • ALKA Forsikring -  won a case before the Danish Supreme Court involving a legitimate amendment of an insurance contract due to submission of incorrect information
  • Tryg Baltica Forsikring and GF Forsikring - won a leading case before the Danish Supreme Court involving the determination by the Danish National Board of Industrial Injuries of the permanent medical impairment rating after a traffic accident
  • Wintherthur International - won a case before the Danish Supreme Court involving liability cover in connection with a test of train software

Ratings

  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Torben Bondrop is a vastly experienced practitioner who receives plaudits for his expertise in insurance litigation. One client praises his "solid, hands-on legal experience combined with an excellent commercial understanding."  He is knowledgeable in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, with disputes often involving the construction and energy sectors (2020)

  • Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Dispute Resolution (2019)

    Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Insurance (2019) 

    Torben Bondrop is recommended as regards Real Estate and Construction (2019)

     

     

  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Torben Bondrop is recognised for his capabilities in insurance claims and has substantial experience advising clients on professional liability and reinsurance matters. (2019)

  • Torben Bondrop has in January 2018 been inducted into the Legal 500's Hall of Fame for his continuous excellence within the practice area: Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Before 2018, the Hall of Fame only featured leading lawyers from the US.

    The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by the clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners, who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In EMEA, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. 

  • Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Dispute Resolution. (2018)

    Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Insurance. The team is led by "knowledgeable, skilled and competent" Torben Bondrop. (2018)

  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Torben Bondrop handles insurance and tort law. Clients appreciate his calculated approach: "He is very experienced, he takes the tactical and technical aspects into account and looks ahead to what the next step could be". (2018)

  • Torben Bondrup is listed as an expert with respect to Insurance & Reinsurance. (2017)

  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Torben Bondrop is noted for his expertise in contentious cases in the insurance sector. particularly cases concerning consultants' liability, product liability, D&O liability and reinsurance matters. Clients appreciate the qualities he contributes to their cases, saying: "He is skilled, very communicative and well prepared, so things very seldom catch him by surprise. He also really knows and understands our needs, which is great". (2017)


  • Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Dispute Resolution. The Dispute Resolution Group includes the well-regarded Torben Bondrop.

    Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Insurance. "Highly respected" practice head Torben Bondrop. (2017)

  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Dispute Resolution by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Torben Bondrop is a respected practitioner who "does a fantastic job," according to sources. He focuses mainly on cases of consultants' liability, product liability, general commercial liability and reinsurance. He successfully defended both BAT and STC against claims concerning commercial liability linked to tobacco products. (2016)
  • Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Dispute Resolution.
    Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Insurance.

    Plesner's department is headed by "star lawyer" Torben Bondrop, who is "one of the leaders among Danish firms specializing in insurance law". (2016)

     

  • Torben Bondrup is listed as an expert with respect to Insurance & Reinsurance. (2016)
  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Dispute Resolution. Practice head Torben Bondrop is representing BAT and Scandinavian Tobacco Group in novel tobacco litigation brought by an ex-smoker. He elicits enthusiastic praise from clients: "He fully understands my company strategy and the way we do business. He is a very effective adviser". (2015)
  • Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Dispute Resolution.
    Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual as regards Insurance. (2015)
  • Torben Bondrop is listed as a Life Science Star as regards Non-IP Litigation. (2015)
  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual as regards Dispute Resolution. Sources agree that Torben Bondrop is an excellent litigator. He receives high praise for his courtroom skills and client service: "He is good-humoured and sympathetic and combines well with our own company values". (2014)
  • Torben Bondrop is listed as a leading individual with respect to Dispute Resolution.
    Torben Bondrop shows "empathy and a professional manner" as regards Insurance related matters. (2013)
  • Torben Bondrop is ranked as a leading individual as regards Dispute Resolution. Torben Bondrop has outstanding communication and client relationship skills, according to sources. "He is great at putting his clients at ease", says one. (2013)
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