Henrik Rossing Lønberg

Attorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

Henrik Rossing Lønberg is primarily involved in cases relating to corporate finance, including M&A, securities law, capital markets law, financial institutions and corporate governance. Henrik also advises on general corporate law matters. 

Since 2001, Henrik has specialised in corporate finance and has provided advice in more than 135 M&A transactions. He has provided advisory services to listed and privately owned companies in Denmark and internationally, private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital companies, public institutions, institutional investors and high net worth individuals.

Over the past ten years (2008 - 2017), Henrik has been one of the most active (top 3) legal advisors in Denmark in the field of M&A in terms of number of transactions (source: mergermarket.com, measured by number of transactions). Henrik was in 2016 the lawyer in the Nordic region that had advised on most transactions (source: mergermarket.com).

Through his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (2001), his licence to practise law in New York and his subsequent employment at the New York-based law firm White & Case for more than four years (2001-2005), Henrik has acquired in-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in cross-border transactions. Henrik has continued to nurture his vast experience and network since his return to Denmark, and a considerable part of his client portfolio is international. 

Henrik is chair of Plesner's Committee for International Relations.

Since 2009, Henrik has been an Officer of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe (HLSAE). Henrik has been elected President of the Association, serving from 2013 to 2016. HLSAE has more than 2.000 members and is the largest Harvard Law School alumni association outside the US.

Thanks to his extensive experience, Henrik is recommended in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500. 

Highlights

  • A.P. Møller-Mærsk's handy gas business - Navigator Holding's acquisition of A.P. Møller-Mærsk's handy gas business
  • Altapay - founders' sale of Altapay to Valitor
  • Bang & Olufsen - PIPE transaction
  • Bankernes Kontantservice - sale by Danish Central Bank, Danske Bank, Nordea and 63 other financial institutions to Loomis
  • Bavarian Nordic - PIPE transaction
  • Bluegarden - Marlin Equity Partners' acquisition of Bluegarden (2015) and subsequent sale (2017)
  • B.T. and Metroxpress - merger
  • D/S Norden - ABB
  • Dan-Aktiv/Finaref - Resurs Bank's (portfolio company owned by Nordic Capital) acquisition of Dan-Aktiv and Finaref from Credit Agricole
  • Danmarks Skibskredit (Danish Ship Finance) - advisor to the major shareholders of Danish Ship Finance - Danske Bank, Danmarks Nationalbank, A.P. Møller-Mærsk and Nordea Bank - in connection with the sale of Danish Ship Finance, the Danish provider of ship financing services, to Axcel, PFA and PKA
  • DONG Energy A/S - raising of DKK 11 billion worth of new share capital in DONG Energy from Goldman Sachs, ATP and PFA in one of the largest private placements in Europe ever
  • EET Europarts Group - private equity fund Alipes' sale of EET Europarts to FSN Capital Partners
  • Ellegaard A/S and API - Capidea's acquisition of controlling interest in Ellegaard A/S and API
  • Europarts S.A. - EET Nordic's acquisition of Europarts S.A.
  • Falck (alarm portfolio) - advisor to Verisure in connection with Verisure's acquisition of the monitored alarm portfolio and a number of operational assets in Denmark and Norway from Falck, the Denmark-based provider of assistance, emergency, healthcare and safety services
  • Gastech Energi A/S - Ariston Therma's acquisition of Gastech Energi A/S
  • Libratone - founders' and SEED Capital's sale of Libratone to a consortium of Chinese investors
  • Maersk LNG A/S - Teekay's and Marubeni's acquisition of Maersk LNG from A.P. Møller Mærsk
  • MetroXpress A/S - Tamedia AG's acquisition of MetroXpress A/S
  • Netcompany - advisor to FSN Capital, the Nordic private equity firm, in connection with FSN Capital's acquisition of a controlling interest in Netcompany, the Danish IT company
  • Noa Noa Group - acquisition of Noa Noa from Axcel and subsequent restructuring of Noa Noa
  • Norican Group (DISA) - private equity fund Mid Europa Partners' sale of Norican Group (DISA) to Altor
  • Privathospitalet Hamlet - Aleris AB's acquisition of Privathospitalet Hamlet
  • Rella Holding - IPO
  • SMA Solar Technology AG - Danfoss A/S' acquisition of 20% of SMA Solar Technology
  • Syd Arne (oil field) - Hess Corporation's acquisition of a share of the Syd Arne oil field
  • Trendsales - Tamedia AG's acquisition of 88% of Trendsales from its founders and Ricardo gruppen
  • Xstream - Capidea's acquisition of streaming company Xstream from its founder

Ratings

  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. According to sources, Henrik Rossing Lønberg has a "second-to-none combination of commercial understanding, stellar negotiation skills and extremely strong technical abilities." He is a market-leading practitioner in private and public M&A transactions, acting for industrial companies and private equity firms. (2019)


  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards M&A. Henrik Rossing Lønberg is "extremely capable". (2019)

  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Clients note that Henrik Rossing Lønberg is a "very accessible lawyer who is good at drafting and can manage the quality of the process and the contractual outcome". One client also praises his negotiation skills, describing his style as "diplomatic persuasion" as opposed to aggression, demonstrating "tactical sense and good commercial understanding of business". The same client concludes: "He is unquestionably one of the top M&A practitioners in Denmark". He acts for a range of companies and private equity funds on M&A, with recent transactions involving online businesses and manufacturing companies. (2018)

  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards M&A. "Henrik Rossing Lønberg is a great lawyer who combines excellent legal skills with the understanding of how to deal with people and softer factors that are equally important in getting a deal to conclusion." (Financial and Corporate 2018).  

  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is listed as an expert with respect to Corporate Governance. (2017)
  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Clients say Henrik Rossing Lønberg "has strong commercial flair and really makes going through a transaction a seamless process. He is proactive and experienced. He knows what it takes and it is great to have a lawyer like that on your side." (2017) 

  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards M&A (Financial and Corporate 2017).
  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Henrik Rossing Lønberg acts on behalf of publicly listed companies and private equity and venture capital firms on investments and exits. (2016)
  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is listed as an expert with respect to Corporate - Merger & Acquisition. (2016)
  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global as well as by Chambers Europe. "He's very good at finding commercial solutions". Interviewees add: "He's extremely pragmatic and very responsive". (2015)
  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is listed as a leading individual as regards Mergers and Acquisitions in the Banking, Finance and Transactional Law. (2015)
  • Henrik Rossing Lønberg is ranked as a leading individual as regards Capital Markets by Chambers Global as well as by Chambers Europe. Henrik Rossing Lønberg focuses on stock market listings. He is a dedicated, hard-working lawyer with a first-class mind and useful international experience, according to sources. (2013)

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