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Pernille Nørkær

Partner

Pernille heads our Regulatory practice and is on the Firm’s board of directors.

Pernille provides advice within all legal aspects of corporate compliance, and she has extensive experience within competition law related to M&A. She engages in antitrust investigations and handles cases on abuse of dominant positions as well as merger filings and negotiations with relevant competition authorities in connection thereto, including coordination in cases where the same transaction is to be filed and processed in many different jurisdictions.

Pernille has extensive experience within Foreign Direct Investments. She engages in global foreign investment control review processes and filings in the context of corporate transactions.

Pernille advises Danish and international clients on contractual relationships in a national and global context. She has in-depth experience within a wide range of commercial contract types, including agency agreements, sales and distribution, supply agreements, and franchise agreements. 

Further, Pernille advises a broad range of Danish and foreign businesses on IT and technology transactions and projects.

"Highly professional and highly experienced"
— The Legal 500
Career & Education
2009
Moalem Weitemeyer

2007
Admission to the Danish bar

2004
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

2002
Bachelor of Laws, University of Copenhagen
Other relevant education and experience

2013
Visiting Attorney Program of Bingham McCutchen LLP M&A department

2013
Right of audience before the Danish High Court

2005-2009
General Counsel at PARKEN Sport & Entertainment 
Appointments and other Activities

Pernille is a member of the Firm’s board of directors. She also serves on the board of directors of Astralis Group and Trophy Games.

Pernille is approved to certify and sign the 1-year report which all providers of gambling must submit to the Danish Gambling Authority in order to prove that betting and online casino is being provided in accordance with their licences and the Danish Gambling Act. 

Recent Recognitions

Pernille Nørkær is consistently ranked among the top Danish lawyers by Mergermarket and is recognized by several major legal directories.

Key Lawyer 2021:

Media & Entertainment, Employment, and Intellectual Property

www.legal500.com
International Advisory Experts Award:

M&A award winner 2021

Transaction Highlights
Public M&A
Represented DSV Panalpina in connection with the acquisition of a number of companies, including Panalpina Welttransport (listed on SIX Swiss Exchange) and UTi Worldwide Holdings (listed on Nasdaq New York

Represented National Silicon Industry Group in the unsolicited public tender offer for all shares of Topsil

Represented Cobham in connection with the takeover of Thrane & Thrane
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Private M&A
Represented Nalka Invest in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the CERTEGO Group

Represented Penta Infra with their acquisition of Waterland Private Equity portfolio company Sentia Group's data centre business in Denmark

Represented Triton Partners and Dantaxi 4x48 in the acquisition of HB-Care A/S

Represented DSV Panalpina in connection with the acquisition of Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics Business GIL

Represented Augustinus Fabrikker in connection with the private placement and secondary transactions in relation to Abacus Medicine and in the investment in Blazar Capital

Represented the owners of Fokus Asset Management and Fokus Fund Management in the sale to private equity funds advised by BlackFin Capital Partners

Represented Acme Smoked Fish Corp.  with the acquisition of 50% of Norlax in connection with a management buyout

Represented DSV Panalpina in connection with the divestment of Panalpina Airflo B.V. (Holland) and Panalpina Airflo Ltd. (Kenya) to Dutch Flower Group 

Represented FMC Corporation in the acquisition of Cheminova from Nasdaq Copenhagen listed Auriga

Represented Cisco Systems in the acquisition of DocumentReady

Represented CNH Industrial in the acquisition of the grass & soil business of Kongskilde from DLG

Represented GN in connection with the sale of GN Otometrics to Natus Medical Inc.

Represented INEOS Upstream Limited in the acquisition of Orsted E&P from Nasdaq Copenhagen listed Orsted

Represented the shareholders in ProActive in the merger with Fellowmind

Represented Apax owned AEB in connection with the acquisition of Danmil

Represented Randers Reb International in connection with the acquisition of Itsaskorda, SL

Represented JAB in the acquisition of Baresso
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Private Equity and Venture Capital
Represented Polaris Private Equity, owned Designers Company, the company behind MENU and the Audo, in the acquisition of By Lassen as an add-on to MENU Holding

Represented Kinnevik AB in the Series A Investment in Danish tech startup Superb

Represented private equity firm Great Hill Partners in connection with the USDm 55 investment in eloomi

Represented Erhvervsinvest in a series of transactions in which Erhvervsinvest divested its 50% shareholding in Container Centralen A/S (“CC”) to the Dutch trade association for wholesalers of flowers and plants (VGB) and acquired both CC’s retail activities and CC’s green activities in North America

Represented FSN Capital V in connection with the acquisition of iMPREG Group

Represented EQT in the acquisition of GlobalConnect

Represented Centerbridge Partners-owned APCOA Parking in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Onepark

Represented Waterland Private Equity and its portfolio company Within Reach Holding in connection with the acquisition of ipnordic as well as represented Waterland Private Equity Investments in connection with the acquisition of ICO Concerts, ICO Touring & Management, Blixten & Co, Maloney Concerts, Atomic Soul Booking and Friction

Represented Erhvervsinvest Management in connection with the acquisition of Arminox, Arminox Middle East and PCH Engineering as well as in the sale of Mejerigaarden Investment to Food Union

Represented Polaris Private Equity in connection with the acquisition of Falck Safety Services Holding and Configit as well as in connection with the public takeover bid for NASDAQ Copenhagen listed Mols-Linien

Represented Erhvervsinvest IV in connection with the acquisition of Roblon Engineering and Bogballe as well as represented Erhvervsinvest II in Altor Equity Partners AB’s acquisition of Tresu Investments

Represented Segulah Private Equity and its portfolio company Semantix in the acquisition of Texminded

Represented 3i Infrastructure and AMP Capital in connection with the acquisition of Esvagt

Represented Agilitas Private Equity in the acquisition of City Container Danmark, City Container, City Container Fyn and Norrecco and Agilitas Partners in the acquisition of ISS Damage Control

Represented Vitruvian Partners in the private placement in Trustpilot
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Media, Sports & Entertainment
Provides ongoing legal advice to the leading esports organization Astralis Group, including in the drafting of this historic sponsorship agreement with major Danish sports and fashion brand Hummel

Provides ongoing legal advice to Danish football club FC Nordsjælland, including through disputes related to international player transfers and agents’ agreements

Provides ongoing legal advice to international online gaming entertainment and solutions provider Group 888, including regulatory advice related to Danish Gambling license

Provides ongoing legal advice to international online gaming entertainment provider Tipwin, including through negotiations with the Danish Gambling Authority

Provides ongoing legal advice to Egencia, a leading provider of corporate travel management, through drafting and negotiations of Danish contracts
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Real Estate M&A
Represented Capital Investment in connection with the sale to Oslo Stock Exchange listed Storebrand Asset Management. 

Represented the owners of Fokus Asset Management and Fokus Fund Management (a leading Danish real estate asset and fund manager) in the sale to private equity funds advised by BlackFin Capital Partners
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Selected Publications

Five months down the line: the new regime in Denmark
Nørkær, P., & Thomsen, M. (2012)

Handling of employee shares in light of recent pratice
Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret no. 3/2010, p. 87-95, Nørkær, P., & Zobel, L. (2010)

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