M&A

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen is a Tier 1 firm within M&A and for a number of years, our attorneys have acted as advisers in a large number of the most comprehensive and complex transactions in Denmark.
 
Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen advises on all types of corporate transactions, including private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as takeovers of public listed companies.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen's attorneys have substantial international experience. Furthermore, we have developed a comprehensive cooperation with other Danish and foreign advisers, including investment banks, auditors as well as environment and insurance advisers. We work in close cooperation with the leading M&A lawyers in other countries. We are also increasingly providing assistance to our clients in the planning and managing of acquisitions and sales of companies outside Denmark with the assistance of local law firms.

 

Rankings

"The thing I believe stands out the most is the team’s agility and ability to move fast without getting stuck in internal red tape. The strengths are primarily visible in the team’s obsessiveness to seek solutions and maintain pace while not overcomplicating things. These are things and abilities that other, especially bigger, firms should try to copy."

Legal500 , 2020

 

Clients appreciate the firm's "excellent legal advice, "very skillful M&A firm" and add that the lawyers are "responsive and available." "They are very agile and flexible in their approach to our requests when they are required on a short notice." "They helped us with really complex issues, and were readily available."

Chambers & Partners , 2020

 

"Very strong dedication to their clients. Works hard and is diligent, with good creativity," "Very strong on M&A and project management. A true strength is the personal touch that they deliver." 

IFLR1000, 2020

 

Good services - highly competent staff.

IFLR1000, 2019

 

The ‘excellent’ team at Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen is praised for its ‘responsiveness’ and ‘business acumen’. The five-partner team, under the leadership of ‘brilliant’ managing partner Dan Moalem, focuses on PE clients and their portfolio companies.

The Legal 500 , 2018

 

Practice head Dan Moalem retains a strong reputation for his high level of service and dedication to his clients, who regularly cite his "incredible energy and drive" and "commercial approach." Clients say: "He has a creative approach to the law and a skill set you do not see many places. He really is the heart of the firm."

Chambers & Partners , 2017

 

Well-established corporate practice, praised for its creativity, which acts on behalf of both domestic and international clients. Handles a wide range of investments and transactions for various private equity firms in Denmark. Also advises notable corporate clients from life sciences, media, technology and e-commerce. Frequently acts as Danish counsel alongside large US and London practices and other Nordic firms.  "They retain an energy and hunger to really service your needs. They cannot do enough for you, which is helpful when you need local aspects for larger transactions. "They are solution-oriented, knowledgeable and technically skilled."

Chambers & Partners, 2017

 

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen "is a young and energetic firm; very creative legally and willing to go the extra mile for its clients. I have used most of the larger law firms in Denmark and MWB stands out as a top tier firm within M&A" and " a highly regarded law firm where specifically their lead partners is an outstanding deal lawyer.” “Strong team, probably one of the strongest in Denmark. Very accessible and good to respond quickly. Professional and knowledgeable. A pleasure to deal with every time. We have worked with all the top firms, and they are all good firms, but we prefer Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen as they add something extra.” The firm is “Very effective. Prompt responses and business acumen are the main strengths of the law firm”

Dan Moalem is described by clients as a “Very strong lawyer both technically and commercially. Always highly responsive and willing to go the extra mile.” Clients also say “Dan is an outstanding deal lawyer and his business acumen is terrific”, “One of the heavy-hitters in the Danish market. Always on top of potential problems. No real weaknesses” and “Dan is very energetic, particularly astute in complex negotiation, very resolute but also creative in finding common ground areas to foster the deal he is working on.” 

IFLR1000, 2017 Denmark Guide 

 

Highly regarded corporate practice acting on behalf of both Danish and multinational clients. "The team is entrepreneurial, bringing the opportunity to our attention. Its lawyers are knowledgeable about private Equity matters, sophisticated and hard-working." "Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen are a cut above other lawyers in Denmark."

Chambers & Partners, 2016

 

Clients describe Dan Moalem as a "very talented lawyer WHO understands how US and UK Companies expect transactions to be done," adding: "He has the ability to cut through mumbo-jumbo and get to the crux of the matter."

Chambers & Partners , 2015

 

Sources say practice head Dan Moalem is “dynamic, driven, and a great networker.”

Chambers & Partners, 2014

 

The strongest area of the firm has to be the corporate team led by managing partner Dan Moalem. "He's a very, very talented lawyer from a theoretical point of view and fortunately he is not the most by-the-book lawyer and is very pragmatic in trying to find solutions where it could be very easy to find problems," says one senior banking client about Moalem, adding that he is "at the same level as anyone else in the legal environment in Denmark for transactions". This message is echoed by others, with an international partner describing him as "very knowledgeable" and as "a true M&A lawyer. I find they have the resources to do the work at the highest level; I think he's making a mark, which is impressive."

IFLR1000, 2014 Denmark Guide 

 

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen’s Claus Molbech Bendtsen and Thomas Weitemeyer impress clients with their “response times and knowledge”, and recently advised Cobham on its €380m takeover of Thrane & Thrane; and Nuance on its €30m acquisition of Safecom. Practice head Dan Moalem brings “charisma and charm alongside inspiring confidence and competence”.

Legal500, 2013 

 

Clients choose this compact and solution-driven team because of its M&A experience, responsiveness and quality advice. It specialises in advising small and mid-cap financial sponsors such as Capidea, whom it assisted with its acquisition of Klokkerholm Karosseridele. It receives much inbound referral work from international law firms, and recently represented British Aerospace, and defense company Cobham in its takeover of Thrane & Thrane. Sources say: “We are very impressed by the team's proactive and pragmatic approach.”

Chambers & Partners, 2013

 

Contact

Dan Moalem

Thomas Weitemeyer

Pernille Nørkær

Bjørn Krog Andersen

Mattias Vilhelm Warnøe Nielsen

Henning Aasmul-Olsen

Tobias Bonde Frost

Poul Guo (郭保罗)

Rasmus Juel Schiøtt