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Claus Berner Nielsen

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Claus Berner Nielsen specialises in M&A and company law

Claus Berner Nielsen is a well-known profile within M&A, and in his 25-year career he has headed several large and successful transactions. In addition to rendering advice on mergers and acquisitions, Claus specialises in company law and directorships. 

Claus represents a wide range of clients from various industries, including both large and small Danish and non-Danish enterprises. As a legal adviser, Claus is renowned for his in-depth legal insight combined with commercial understanding and strategic skills, making him a sought-after negotiator. 

Claus is an experienced lecturer on company law aspects as well as mergers and acquisitions. For example, he lectures on the Danish Public and Private Companies Acts at Juridisk Kursuscenter A/S and on "Model Law with Special Focus on Company Law and M&A" for FSR - Danish Auditors.


The Team

M&A & Corporate Matters

  • M&A & Corporate Matters
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Partner Claus Berner Nielsen
"I provide my clients with very specific and useful advice rather than an abstract sales talk."
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  • Board of directors (chairman), VOLA A/S
  • Board member, Plantas A/S
  • Board member, Dansk Industri
  • Board of directors (chairman), ELM. Kragelund A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), A/S Boligbeton
  • Board of directors (chairman), Hustømrerne A/S
  • Chairman, Dantoy A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), JBH Gruppen A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), Jorton A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), PR electronics A/S
  • Board of directors (chairman), PR Invest, Rønde ApS
  • Board member, Cylindric Denmark A/S
  • Board member, Cylindric Ejendomme A/S
  • Board member, Herredsvej Holding ApS
  • Board of directors (chairman), KR electronics Holding ApS
  • Board of directors (chairman), PR electronics Holding ApS
  • Examiner at the attorney exam (advokateksamen)
  • Arbitrator, ICC arbitrator in transfer of a business (virksomhedsoverdragelse)
  • Arbitrator, selected arbitrator in transfer of a business (partsudpeget vedrørende virksomhedsoverdragelse)


  • Overdragelsesaftalen, Bestyrelseshåndbogen, Børsen, 2007. Article
  • Børsnotering på Neuer Markt, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, 2001. Article
  • Eneejerens aftaler med selskabet, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, 1997. Article
  • Den nye anpartsselskabslov, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, 1996. Article
  • Periodisering af løbende kontrakter, TfS, 1995. Article

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • LLM
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English