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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Åboulevarden 13
  • Aarhus
  • Midtjylland
  • Denmark
  • 8000

Firm profile submitted by Delacour

Chairman: Per Buttenschøn
Number of partners worldwide: 32
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 31
Languages: English, German, Russian, Scandinavian languages

DELACOUR is a Danish law firm primarily engaged in commercial and business law. DELACOUR is located in Copenhagen and Aarhus. Furthermore, the firm has international offices in Tórshavn and Moscow. DELACOUR mainly provides legal assistance to Danish and foreign companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, associations and foundations.


DELACOUR provides legal advice to Danish and foreign industrial investors, private equity funds and venture companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions of Danish based companies in all industries and sectors. The firm has established a niche for advising on Danish/ German M&A transactions.

Transport & Shipping:
DELACOUR has a long-standing tradition of providing legal advices to the shipping and transport sector. The firm’s clients, thus, include Danish and foreign forwarding and shipping companies, bunker suppliers, hauliers, ports, freight brokers, ship owners, insurance companies, importers and exporters, airlines, and companies in the financial sector.

Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Finance:
The insolvency and finance team of DELACOUR has core competences within all legal aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy and finance law. The client portfolio includes a large number of companies in the financial sector and a considerable share of Denmark’s leasing companies.

Procurement & Competition:
DELACOUR has a strong team of experts within the field of public procurement law and tenders. They have extensive experience of advising both contracting entities and bidders in connection with all types of tenders. Furthermore, DELACOUR has an expert team for competition law and EU law, advising on national and EU competition law, cartel and merger control issues as well as anti-dumping and government subsidies.

Real Property & Construction:
DELACOUR has specialists within the many aspects of real property including construction law and the purchase and sale of properties. The team furthermore provides advice on project development - from the initial concept over handling by the authorities to financing, construction, lease and sale. The firm has strong competencies within professional liability based on many years’ practical experience.

Employment & Labour Law:
DELACOUR provides advice on all aspects of employment and labour law. The clients cover a wide range of companies; entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized companies and international groups and organisations. The firm also assists in connection with the settlement of disputes by way of negotiation and mediation and appears before the ordinary courts, the Danish Industrial Court, the Danish Unfair Dismissals Tribunal and arbitration tribunals.

Privacy & Data Security:
DELACOUR’s experts within the area of personal data protection have in-depth knowledge of this complex area of law. The team has extensive practical experience in converting complex rules into useful solutions to their clients. The team i.a. advises on compliance programmes, processing of personal data in connection with M&A or bankruptcy, whistleblower programmes, and notifications and applications to the Danish Data Protection Agency.

 DELACOUR has more than 25 years experience in Russia, where since 2000 it has been represented with own office in shared office facilities with the Russian law firm Avista in order to be able to combine a Danish pragmatic and systematic approach with Russian detailed knowledge of local legislation and practice, network and impact on local decision makers. Thus, DELACOUR is very experienced within acquisitions of Russian enterprises, project development, establishment of companies and representation offices, debt recovery, commercial agreements, employment law and most areas within Russian business law. DELACOUR has assisted Scandinavian, Dutch, French and German clients in Russia - and also has relevant experience from Ukraine.


  • Portland Towers,
  • Göteborg Plads 1,
  • Nordhavn,
  • Copenhagen,
  • Hovedstaden
  • Denmark
  • DK-2150
  • Tel +45 70 11 11 22
  • Fax +45 70 11 11 33
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • Åboulevarden 13,
  • Aarhus,
  • Midtjylland
  • Denmark
  • 8000
  • Tel +45 70 11 11 22
  • Fax +45 70 11 11 33
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Faroe Law,
  • Tróndargøta 19,
  • Postboks 158,
  • Torshavn,
  • Streymoy
  • Faroe Islands
  • FO-110
  • Tel +298 35 99 00
  • Fax +298 35 99 01
  • Dania Law International ApS,
  • M. Dmitrovka,
  • 23/15, ap 3,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • RU-127006