Kristian Helge Andersen

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Senior Legal Counsel

EU & Competition


Kristian Helge Straton-Andersen has worked with competition law for more than 15 years and advises on all areas of Danish and EU competition law. Kristian also advises on foreign direct investments.

Kristian has extensive experience with merger control work, including more than 100 merger notifications to the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, the European Commission, and foreign competition authorities.

He advises clients on distribution agreements and other cooperation of a horizontal or vertical nature as well as conduct by dominant undertakings.  He has extensive experience within the maritime sector, having advised ship owners and managers in this area since 2007.  He represents clients before the Danish competition authorities, the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal, and the European Commission.

A graduate of the University of Copenhagen, he trained as practicing lawyer with Gorrissen Federspiel and as an international associate in the United States with the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York. For two years, he was special advisor with the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.

For several years, Kristian was a part-time lecturer in The Law of Competition Law and Unfair Competition at the University of Copenhagen and he is author and co-author of several publications on competition law, including Konkurrenceloven med Kommentarer (the chapters on abuse of dominance and merger control) and Markedsretten (the chapters on competition law).  He is a frequent speaker at conferences.

  • Gorrissen Federspiel 2016 –
  • Danish Competition and Consumer Authority 2014 – 2016
  • Gorrissen Federspiel 2006 – 2014
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, 2011
  • Admitted to the Danish Bar 2009
  • Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen 2006
  • English

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