Niels Chr. Ellegaard

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Niels Chr. Ellegaard is responsible for the IT, Telecom and Outsourcing team. He is known for his ability to analyse and manage complex problems and projects.

During his career, Niels has been engaged in a wide array of practice areas and is, in addition to IT, Telecom and Outsourcing, involved in board work and corporate law cases.

Niels uses his extensive experience to prepare and negotiate contracts as well as to provide advice if disputes arise. He also serves as an arbitrator in IT disputes.

Niels is a certified IT attorney and has been chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Danish IT Attorneys.

Niels is author of the book "Robots Entering the Legal Profession" published in March 2019. 

Ratings

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Information Technology by Legal 500 (2019)

    Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Telecoms by Legal 500 (2019)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT: Telecommunications as well as regarding TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing by Chambers Europe. Niels Christian Ellegaard acts on mandates in the IT and telecoms sectors, and able to assist with outsourcing matters. An interviewee notes that he "understands the key essence and is able to provide good solutions to the problems," while another source praises that "he has a systematic approach to things and is very detail-oriented." (2019)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard has in January 2018 been inducted into the Legal 500's Hall of Fame for his continuous excellence within the practice area: Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Before 2018, the Hall of Fame only featured leading lawyers from the US.

    The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by the clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners, who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In EMEA, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. 

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Information Technology. (2018)

    Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Telecoms. (2018)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT: Telecommunications (Band 1) as well as regarding TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing. Niels Christian Ellegaard is an active telecoms and IT practitioner. He acts on outsourcing and contractual mandates, including the creation of new IT management systems. Clients describe him as a "very skilled" lawyer who offers "technical knowledge" and keeps things "structured". One interviewee particularly notes his ability to handle matters involving large IT contracts. (2018)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as an expert with respect to both Information and Technology and Telecoms & Media. (2017)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards TMT: Telecommunications (Band 1) as well as regarding IT and IT Outsourcing. Niels Christian Ellegaard is highly regarded for his experience in IT, telecoms and outsourcing. Clients say: "He is very skilled, knowledgeable and is able to transform theory into practice. He is very proactive and good at project management." (2017)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Information Technology.

    Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Telecoms. (2017)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT/IT & IT Outsourcing.

    Niels Christian Ellegaard is ranked as leading individual (Band 1) as regards TMT/Telecommunications. (2016)
     

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Information Technology.

    Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Telecoms. (2016)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as an expert with respect to Telecommunications Media & Technology - Information Technology.

    Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as an expert with respect to Telecommunications Media & Technology - Telecoms and Media. (2016)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT/IT & IT Outsourcing.
    Niels Christian Ellegaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards TMT/Telecommunications. (2015)
  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Information Technology.
    Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Telecoms. (2015)
  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT/IT & IT Outsourcing. Department head Niels Christian Ellegaard's broad practice encompasses IT, Outsourcing and Telecommunications. He regularly advises on IP projects in Denmark, recently assisting Telenor with its joint venture project with Telia. He is currently chairman of the IT Lawyers' Association. (2014)
  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual with respect to Information Technology. Niels Christian Ellegaard demonstrates "commercial acumen and market knowledge". (2014)

  • Niels Christian Ellegaard is recommended as regards Energy. 

    Niels Christian Ellegaard is listed as a leading individual with respect to Information Technology.  Niels Christian Ellegaard's "responsive high-performing" team at Plesner. (2013)

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