For many years, Gorrissen Federspiel has been positioned as one of the leading corporate law firms in Denmark with strong and long-standing international relations. This position is a result of consistent dedication to quality and understanding of our clients' needs.
The firm’s leading role in Denmark was supported by TSR Prospera in a survey of the Danish legal market where Gorrissen Federspiel’s shipping practice received a first ranking with a large gap before the law firm ranked second.
Gorrissen Federspiel’s shipping/offshore/transportation group is the uncontested Danish market leader in legal advice to clients working with shipping, offshore, aviation and rail, which includes both transactional, regulatory and corporate work and litigation. The firm has the largest team of maritime lawyers in Denmark and advises almost all significant clients in the Danish shipping market – primarily on the shipowner side.
These matters cement Gorrissen Federspiel’s position as market leader representing all major Danish shipowners and key organisations like BIMCO and the Danish Shipowners’ Association and P&I clubs.
Transactional work has included assistance to major shipowners in their refinancing of existing debt, assistance in ordering of newbuildings and purchase of second-hand vessels. The assistance has been rendered to, inter alia, a new private equity fund investing in vessels, which has completed its first 14 acquisitions of vessels.
Over the years, we have acted on behalf of our clients in many of Denmark’s largest and most complex transactions and Gorrissen Federspiel's partners have litigated in some of the recent years’ most high profiled and critical lawsuits.