Lasse Skaarup Christensen

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IP & Digital Business
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Lasse Skaarup Christensen heads up our IP & Digital Business practice group. He assists large Danish and foreign companies with IP law, technology-driven or generally very complex or challenging cases.

Lasse has advised on IP law issues, distribution issues in many countries, market law, licences, large sets of rights and on IP strategies in many different industries. He also has extensive experience with advising franchises, retail companies and other retail chains.

Lasse is a director of and an active discussion partner for several companies. It is a characteristic of Lasse’s directorships that the companies are growth companies of a certain size and having a professional management and extensive potential. As an active networker, Lasse has friends, acquaintances and business connections all over the world. He has more than 4,000 connections in his LinkedIn network with whom he has regular contact. Lasse’s network generates his business and by means of his connections he is able to assist his clients in matters and ways he could not have done without the network.

Finally, Lasse has extensive experience as a speaker and lecturer. Among other things, he is a part-time lecturer at Aarhus University in the subjects of IP Law, Marketing Law and Competition Law. He also often gives customized presentations in organisations and companies.

Significant cases
Within the field of IP law, Lasse has assisted in devising and implementing some of the most complex and advanced rights structures seen in Denmark. He has assisted a number of the world’s largest and most well-known companies and feels quite at home among the world’s largest brands.

Lasse has assisted many of Denmark’s most recognised and largest companies in a number of matters. Often he takes over cases conducted before lower courts by colleagues and he is accountable for a very large percentage of the cases won at the higher courts.

Lasse regards himself as a ‘trusted advisor’ to some of the most skilled top executives and lawyers in Denmark.

Lasse systematically assists a very large share of the companies that operate retail chains in Denmark, either capital, franchising or voluntary, and his experience in that area is second to none.

  • Gorrissen Federspiel 2002 –
  • Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2002
  • Bøgh Andersen & Henriksen, Aarhus 1991-2001
  • The Danish Ministry of Justice 1991
  • Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 2012
  • Right of audience before the Danish High Court 1996
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law 1995
  • Further education in New York and Hong Kong
  • Admitted to the Danish Bar 1994
  • Master of Laws, Aarhus University 1991
  • English

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