MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
I have generally more than 40 years of experience as a lawyer specializing in national and international maritime law, commercial law and litigation.
After studying law in Denmark and USA I obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Copenhagen and began a career as a shipping- and trial lawyer with Danish Shipownes’ Defence Association/ Skuld, Copenhagen.
In 1982 I joined the lawfirm of Nebelong, Groth-Andersen & Laudrup as a shipping partner and, in parallel, became the managing director of the defence association, Shipowners’ Council of Copenhagen and was thereafter in charge of part of the maritime legal work of a group of Danish shipowners.
In 1989 I entered into the well known lawfirm Gorrissen Federspiel in Copenhagen and continued being the managing director of Shipowners’ Council of Copenhagen, working as a shipping and commercial law partner at Gorrissen Federspiel until 2010.
I also served there as the President of the Danish Maritime Law Association/ Danish branch of CMI and as the Danish President of the International Law Association from 2000 to 2010. I was moreover a member of the Danish Shipping Law Committee under the Ministry of Commerce, as well as a board member inter alia, of a number of shipping companies, and was also lecturing and writing legal books and articles.
During the period from 2011 to 2017 I have been a partner of Hafnia Law Firm of Copenhagen within the same field of activity.
My practice encompasses all matters relating to national and international shipping, ship financing, transport, off shore, trade, insurance and reinsurance. I have litigated numerous of cases inter alia, before the Maritime and Commercial High Court, the Appeal Courts and the Supreme Court of Denmark. I have also served as lawyer or arbitrator in many arbitration disputes inside or outside Denmark and is a member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitrators.
In 2018 I have established my own lawfirm dealing with special cases and tasks within my subject areas, accepting also nominations as arbitrator both inside and outside Denmark.