Søren Thyssen Valerius

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Søren draws on his experience and connections within the financial sector to complete complex transactions at high speed and without unnecessary fuss.

Søren focuses on lending and capital market transactions, including acquisition financing, corporate lending, project and asset finance and financial restructuring. In recent years, Søren has also dealt with regulatory issues for financial institutions, including consolidation transactions in the financial sector.

In particular, Søren advises financial institutions, P/E funds and corporates, and his clients appreciate his hands-on involvement and pragmatic approach.

Highlights

  • Syndicate of Danish and foreign banks - a DKK 5 billion loan facility for FLSmidth
  • Danske Bank and syndicate of Danish and foreign banks - assistance to Danske Bank as an agent and a syndicate of Danish and foreign banks in connection with the financing of Scandlines
  • HSBC Bank plc - operating finance for Pandora A/S
  • Danske Bank - financing of operation and acquisition in the USA for Gram Equipment A/S
  • Eksport Kredit Fonden - financing of wind turbine project in Italy
  • Danske Bank - financing of Solstra’s acquisition of the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
  • HSBC Bank plc operating finance for NKT Holding A/S
  • Sydbank Sydbank's acquisition of DiBa Bank
  • Jyske Bank - Jyske Bank's acquisition of Spar Lolland

Ratings

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is recommended as regards Banking and Finance by Legal 500 (2020)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Søren Thyssen Valerius is a respected banking and finance practitioner highlighted for his expertise in loan agreements. He acts for lenders and borrowers on acquisition finance and refinancing mandates. Clients describe him as "flexible, pragmatic and to the point." (2020)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Banking and Asset Finance (2020)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is recommended as regards Banking and Finance (2019)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Søren Thyssen Valerius acts for lenders on project and acquisition finance mandates. (2019)


  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Banking and Asset Finance (2019)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Søren Thyssen Valerius advises clients on lending and capital market matters such as acquisition finance and restructurings. He also acts for clients on project finance and regulatory matters. Clients say that he is "highly experienced, a very calm person, commercially skilled and at the same time a very good technical lawyer". (2018)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is recommended as regards Banking and Finance. (2018)

     
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Banking and Asset Finance (Financial and Corporate 2018)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as an expert with respect to both Project Finance and Banking. (2017)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Clients describe him as "very skilled, dependable and pleasant". (2017)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is recommended as regards Banking and Finance.

    Søren Thyssen Valerius is recommended as regards Capital Markets. (2017)

     

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Banking and Asset Finance (Financial and Corporate 2017)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Søren Thyssen Valerius acts on a broad range of complex transactions. One client describes him as their "preferred lawyer in Denmark" while another praises his "pragmatism, execution and availability". (2016)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is recommended as regards Banking and Finance. (2016)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Banking and Finance. (2016)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as an expert with respect to Project Finance. (2016)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance. Søren Thyssen Valerius has wide-ranging expertise, with experience in project, acquisition and asset financing, and financial restructuring matters. He advised HSBC on a DKK1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility to Pandora. (2015)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is recommended as regards Banking and Finance. (2015)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed as a leading individual as regards Banking in the Banking, Finance and Transactional Law. (2015)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance. "Remarkable" lawyer Søren Thyssen Valerius is lauded by market commentators as a "pragmatic and forthcoming" practitioner. He has an impressive reputation in this field, and is particularly noted for his skill on loan agreements. (2014)
  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is listed a leading lawyer as regards Banking and Finance.

    Clients are singling out practice co-head Søren Thyssen Valerius for particular praise. "He is clearly the preferred lawyer that we would like to work with. That's due to his very high involvement himself as a senior partner which is needed when we negotiate with private equity firms," notes one senior banking client. Another says:"Søren is a very straightforward lawyer, and by that I mean he knows what to negotiate and what not to negotiate. He has a fair approach and there is a lot of respect around him for that. In terms of the legal part he is really good and he has a very good sense of knowing what is important to the client". (2014)

  • Søren Thyssen Valerius is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Banking and Finance. Clients find Søren Thyssen Valerius "very straightforward to work with". (2013)
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