Financial Services

Plesner has long been recognized by our peers and clients as a tier 1 law firm within financial services and capital markets law and counts among its clients all major financial institutions and financial service providers in the market.

We advise on capital markets law, acquisition financing, project and asset-based financing, structured products, derivatives and regulatory matters. We remain committed to excellence in advising financial institutions and financial service-providers in relation to their needs and challenges.

Highlights

We have recently advised on:

  • Barclays Bank Plc - Plesner acted for Barclays Bank Plc in connection with the prospectus for an EMTN programme for ISS A/S
  • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank etc. - Plesner advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as Agent, BNP Paribas Trust Corporation UK Limited as Bond Trustee and a syndicate of lenders and bond investors on Danish law security  and other aspects arising out of complex, multisource and multijurisdictional financing in relation to moveable equipment
  • Danske Bank A/S - Plesner acted for Danske Bank A/S and other domestic and international banks participating in the club in respect of the negotiation of credit facilities for FLSmidth & Co. A/S - club deal including domestic and international banks
  • Nordea Bank Danmark A/S and HSBC Bank Plc - Plesner acted for Nordea Bank Danmark A/S and HSBC Bank Plc in respect of the negotiation of credit facilities for the Danish listed company Pandora A/S - club deal with Nordea Bank Danmark A/S and HSBC Bank plc
  • Danske Bank A/S - Plesner represented Danske Bank in respect of a multi-million senior facility for FSN's acquisition of Fitness World A/S. Plesner represented Danske Bank as arranger, lender and agent
  • Nordjyske Bank A/S - Plesner represented Nordjyske Bank A/S in connection with tier 2 capital for Nordjyske Bank A/S - bond issue. Complex financing in connection with the public takeover by Nordjyske Bank of Nørresundby Bank
  • Nykredit - successful before the Danish Eastern High Court in that a Danish mortgage credit institution was not engaged in trade when purchasing and selling shares
  • Jyske Bank Finans - successful before the Danish Eastern High Court in a case involving factoring payments being subject to VAT
  • Danish Insurance Association (DIA) acting for Taksatorringen - successful before the Danish Supreme Court in that Taksatorringen, which makes vehicle damage assessments on behalf of its members, was not to pay VAT on its services
  • Danske Bank (as a non-party intervener) - successful before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Danish Western High Court in that a leasing company is entitled to apply the rules regarding VAT on used goods
  • AP Pension - AP Pension's merger with the multi-employer pension fund the Danish Finance Sector's Pension Fund, FSP
  • Danske Bank - first generation multinational IFM agreement with ISS (most comprehensive in Denmark ever)
  • Advent International - acquisition of KMD and others
  • FIH Erhvervsbank A/S - acquisition of FIH Erhvervsbank by ATP, PFA, Folksam and Christian Dyvig
  • Nørresundby Bank - Nordjyske Bank's take-over of Nørresundby Bank (public take-over bid and subsequent merger)
  • Saxo Bank A/S - General Atlantic's sale of shares in Saxo Bank A/S to private equity fund TPG

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