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Mikkel Friis Rossa

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Mikkel Friis Rossa is a data protection and intellectual property law specialist

By way of an extraordinary drive, in-depth commercial insight and not least the ability to convert complex jurisprudence into practically feasible solutions, Mikkel Friis Rossa has positioned himself as one of the leading lawyers in Denmark in data protection compliance and intellectual property law (IP). 

Together with Thomas Munk Rasmussen, Mikkel heads Bech-Bruun's data protection team which is one of the largest and most experienced of its kind in Denmark. Mikkel is uniquely experienced designing, coordinating and implementing complex data protection compliance programmes, such as Binding Corporate Rules, in large, international groups. He is a trusted adviser of several leading Danish enterprises in respect of data protection compliance, IP and marketing law, rendering advisory services at strategic, tactical and operational level. He is also one of the most experienced Danish lawyers in franchising, rendering advice on a continuous basis to several large expanding Danish franchise chains. 

Mikkel's great business understanding and in-depth legal knowledge makes him a straightforward, very solution-oriented and pragmatic legal adviser, providing sought-after feedback. 

In 2011, Mikkel obtained an LL.M. degree specialising in IP from the Queen Mary University of London, and in 2013 he was selected one of the 10 most talented individuals under the age of 35 in Denmark in the category "Advisers" (on the Berlingske Business Talent100 list). He is also a competent and popular speaker and lecturer of data protection compliance, marketing law and IP strategy.  

 

The Team

Data Protection

  • Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT & Digitisation
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • New Technology
  • Compliance
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Engagements

  • Member, Committee of Data Protection (implementation of GDPR), The Assosiation of Danish Law Firms (Danske Advokater)
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Publications

  • Getting the deal through, Franchise (Denmark Chapter) 2017, 2018 and 2019, Law Business Research, 2016. Article
  • Social Media Marketing: Potential and Pitfalls for Franchisors and Franchisees, International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 10, Issue 6, 2012. 5 pages. Article
  • The Interplay between Design and Copyright Protection for Industrial Products (Denmark), AIIPI, 2012. Article
  • Protection of Industrial Designs (Denmark), AIIPI, 2012. Article
  • Unfair Competition in the UK: Rationale and Recent Developments – Towards Harmonisation within the EU?, Queen Mary, University of London Publishing, 2011. Article

Education and language

  • LLM Intellectual property
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • Education abroad: South Texas College of Law
  • English

Ratings

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Bech-Bruun is praised for its data protection regulation knowledge and is regularly involved in providing regulatory advice for the handling of personal data and the related compliance with GDPR. (...) and Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly lead the practice and are experienced in advising the subsidiaries of international corporations and public authorities on the interaction between data protection law and special legislations relating to the healthcare, banking, finance and marketing sector.

Legal 500, Data privacy and data protection

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Mikkel Friis Rossa knows the details of our business and therefore always provides relevant and focused advice. He is always at the forefront of the latest judgments, case law and new legislation. Mikkel is proactive and reaches out when it is necessary and always takes into account both our business and the legislation.’

Legal 500, Data privacy and data protection

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Bech-Bruun has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters overlapping between IT, data protection and IT-security, which also includes GDPR issues. The firm advises public and private companies on IT system development and supply agreements, software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning traditional hosting and outsourcing services. (...) and Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly head the practice and have experience in the drafting and negotiation of procurement and technology transfer agreements, as well as with due diligence work.

Legal 500, Information technology

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'Mikkel Friis Rossa is a skilled negotiator while also understanding the opposing party’s views. Mikkel possesses the combination of professionalism and personal advice that I appreciate. That is why I will choose Bech-Bruun and especially Mikkel as lawyer again and again.'

Legal 500, Information technology

Client Choice - International Law Office

Mikkel Friis Rossa has been elected to be International Winner in Client Choice of the year – Intellectual Property - Designs & Trade Secrets in Denmark.

Source: Client Choice 2019

Client Choice - International Law Office

Mikkel Friis Rossa has been elected to be International Winner in Client Choice of the year – Intellectual Property - Copyright Category for Denmark.

Source: International Law Office (ILO)

Client Choice - International Law Office

Mikkel Friis Rossa has been elected to be International Winner in Client Choice of the year – IT & Internet Category for Denmark.

Source: International Law Office (ILO)