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Poul Guo (Quach)/郭保罗

Senior Associate

Poul Guo heads the Firm’s Employment practice. He engages in private M&A, public M&A, and employment law, and he advises on all types of contractual obligations related to employment. Poul Guo has extensive experience within employment related aspects of M&A, especially regarding bonus schemes and incentive programmes. WeChat: PoulQuach

Foreign Expertise
China
Languages
Danish, English and Mandarin
Career & Education
2017
LL.M., Peking University Law School, People's Republic of China


2016
Admission to the Danish bar

2013
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

2012
Moalem Weitemeyer

2011
Bachelor of Laws, University of Copenhagen
Other relevant education and experience

2018
Seconded at DSV, Copenhagen


2017-2018
Seconded at King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing


2015
Participant in the Sidley Austin LLP Corporate College 2015, Chicago
Appointments and other Activities

Poul Guo is a member of ACLE (Association for Chinese Lawyers in Europe) and participate in events throughout the year with a view to promote and bridge Chinese European relations.

Poul Guo has been attached to the University of Copenhagen as an external lecturer in the course Corporate Law and Capital Markets and as an SG teacher in Family and Succession Law.

Recent Recognitions

Poul Guo ranks among the busiest M&A lawyers (non-partner level) according to Mergermarket in Denmark.

Key Lawyer 2021:

Employment

www.legal500.com
Transaction Highlights
Public M&A
Represented DSV in connection with the acquisition of SBS Worldwide Holdings and with the proposed merger with NASDAQ (New York) listed UTi Worldwide, Inc.

Represented National Silicon Industry Group in connection with the private offer and subsequent public takeover bid for NASDAQ Copenhagen listed Topsil
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Private M&A
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 Stairways in connection with the sale of Copenhagen Software to IT Relation 

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 Viking Venture , regarded as one of the leading software investors in theNordics, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Danish SaaS company Encode A/S

Represented the shareholders in ProActive in the merger with Fellowmind

Represented Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes in connection with the acquisition of Bifodan

Represented the shareholders of Axxsys Limited in connection with the sale of 100% of the shares to Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

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

Represented RCF Group in connection with the acquisition of DPA Microphones

Represented the Erhvervsinvest Management in connection with the acquisition of Arminox and Arminox Middle East and in the sale of Mejerigaarden Investment to Food Union

Repræsenterede Ragtech og EAB Holding i forbindelse med salget af Aidbuilder til iRaiser Group

Represented the founders in connection with the exit of Suzumuchi to Kindreg Group plc (former Unibet)

Represented the founders and io in connection with an investment from several business angels

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

Represented selling shareholders of Autobutler with the sale of Autobutler to Automobiles Peugeot as well as the private placement by Index Ventures and Verdane Capital

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

Represented Pilen Holding in connection with the acquisition of CIDAN Machinery

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

Represented FMC Corporation in the acquisition of Cheminova

Represented Accellos in the acquisition of HighJump Software Denmark

Represented Invitetobuy.dk with the acquisition of a webshop

Represented the majority shareholders of Debitor Registret in connection with the sale of the company to Bisnode
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Private Equity and Venture Capital
Represented the sellers in connection with the sale of FinPro to Polaris, as part of the newly established North Group

Represented Kinnevik in a Series B1 investment round and secondary transaction to acquire 10% of the shares in Feast Kitchen as well as lead investors Kinnevik and Sprints Capital in a Series D investment round in Vivino worth DKK 1 Billion (USDm 155)

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

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

Represented Adelis Equity Partners Fund II in connection with the acquisition of Caseon.dk

Represented Agilitas Private Equity in the acquisition of City Container Danmark, City Container, City Container Fyn and Norrecco
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Real Estate M&A
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

The use of buy-back clauses in connection with issuance of warrants following the new amendments to the Danish Stock Option Act
Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift 2019, p. 156 (in Danish), Guo, P.  & Bech, S. D. (2019)

Authority and capacity of the Board of Directors to transfer the business of a company
Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift no. 3/2015, pp. 229-235 (in Danish), Nielsen, M.V.W. & Guo, P. (2015)

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