Nicolai Ørsted

Attorney-at-Law, Partner, MBA

Nicolai Ørsted is a partner in our Corporate Finance team, who focuses on M&A, capital market transactions (IPOs, take-over bids etc) as well as venture capital.

Nicolai’s clients include private equity and venture funds, investment banks, industrial businesses and listed companies, and he has been an advisor in more than 100 transactions. 

Besides transactions, Nicolai also advises listed companies on disclosure requirements and corporate governance. Nicolai’s advice is underpinned by his strong legal expertise combined with his in-depth commercial and strategic knowledge.

Nicolai was the Managing Partner of Plesner from 2009 to 2014 and has previously been the Chairman of Plesner's Board of Directors. 

Highlights

  • Tryg A/S - advisor to Tryg A/S in connection with the public offer together with Intact Financial Corporation for Royal and Sun Alliance 
  • Tryg A/S - advisor to Tryg A/S in connection with the rights issue to finance the takeover of Royal and Sun Alliance
  • Nordea Life Holding AB - advisor to Nordea Life Holding AB in connection with the sale of Nordea Liv & Pension og Livsforsikringsselskab A/S
  • QVARTZ - advisor to QVARTZ in connection with the company's merger with Bain & Company
  • Topdanmark A/S - advisor to Sampo plc in connection with the submission of the mandatory tender offer to the shareholders of Topdanmark A/S
  • Tryg A/S - advisor to the company in connection with the reorganization and separation of Royal and Sun Alliance's Nordic activities including sale of Codan Denmark
  • Nordea - advisor til Nordea in connection with the sale of Ejendomsforvaltningsselskabet Nordea Ejendomme to DEAS
  • AnaCap Financial Partners LLP - advisor to AnaCap Financial Partners LLP in connection with the company's acquisition of Sundhedsgruppen A/S
  • Dong Energy A/S (now Ørsted A/S) - advisor to the Danish government in connection with the IPO of Dong Energy A/S on Nasdaq Copenhagen
  • Newsec AB's - advisor to Newsec AB in connection with Newsec AB's acquisition of DATEA A/S
  • Nuevolution A/S - advisor to the company in connection with its listing on First North Sweden

Ratings

  • Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2021+2022)

    "Nicolai Ørsted has a sound business understanding and a pragmatic approach to M&A" (2022)

  • Nicolai Ørsted is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Capital Markets and M&A (2018+2019+2020+2021+2021/2022) 

    Nicolai Ørsted is "accessible and proactive thinking in his work" (2020)

    "Nicolai Ørsted has excellent commercial understanding, is service minded and has very good skills in negotiations" (Financial and Corporate 2018)

  • Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Capital Markets (2020)

  • Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Capital Markets (2019)

    Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

    Nicolai Ørsted possesses "excellent negotiation skills" and "the required knowledge of all areas related to the M&A process" (2019)

  • Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Capital Markets (2018)

  • Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Capital Markets (2017)

  • Nicolai Ørsted is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Capital Markets and M&A (Financial and Corporate 2017)
  • Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Capital Markets (2016)

  • Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Capital Markets (2015)

    Nicolai Ørsted is recommended as regards Mergers & Acquisitions (2015)

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