DAHL recruits three experienced partner profiles
With a successful partner recruitment and a new agreement for more space in Copenhagen, DAHL is shifting gears in the capital region. Three strong partners with many years of experience in IT, Tele & Tech as well as Corporate and Commercial will join DAHL Law Firm from 1 February 2021.
In a few weeks, DAHL can welcome three new but industry familiar faces to its office in Copenhagen, when the law firm from Monday 1 February 2021 will be joined by the attorneys Nicolai Mallet, Mads Nygaard Madsen and Michael Goeskjær. They will all become partners in DAHL Advokatpartnerselskab after a number of years as partners in Horten.
Over the years, Nicolai Mallet, being a commercial attorney, has specialised in litigation, M&A and commercial contracts, among others in the areas of solar and wind energy. Furthermore, Nicolai is one of the most often appointed counsels in connection with commissions of inquiries set up by the Danish Government and Parliament. Nicolai will contribute to strengthening DAHL's profile in the capital region for the benefit of the company's clients.
On Nicolai’s move to DAHL, CCO Anders Madsen Pedersen says: "Nicolai Mallet is a strong profile in the industry. He will be highly involved in representing our office externally. In Copenhagen, we have a relatively young team, both in the organisation and in the group of partners. Therefore, we are very happy that Nicolai will now join DAHL with his great experience, professionalism and seniority."
The two certified IT attorneys Mads Nygaard Madsen and Michael Goeskjær are both strong profiles in the field of IT law. For three years (2017-2020), Mads was Chairman of the Association of Danish IT Attorneys, and earlier this year, Michael was appointed member of the Board in the same association. Moreover, Michael has previously worked as an external lecturer in IT law and practical contract law at the University of Copenhagen.
Mads and Michael both have many years of experience negotiating IT contracts and handling IT disputes, including regarding a number of large, public and nationwide systems. They also possess a broad background in commercial law, including also board work in several successful Danish companies. With their move to DAHL, they will join a dream team. Attorney and partner Claus F. Sørensen, head of DAHL's IT&IP department, which includes more than 20 specialists and a large number of certified IT attorneys, says: ”With Mads Nygaard Madsen and Michael Goeskjær we will have Denmark's strongest IT law team. With their solid backgrounds and wide experience in the area of IT, tele and tech, we are clearly consolidating our position as the country's strongest law firm when it comes to providing advice to IT/tele/tech businesses. This and DAHL's other strong commercial specialisms will be the perfect platform for providing advice to Mads’ and Michael’s clients. I very much look forward to our collaboration and I have no doubt that this shift will be very beneficial for DAHL and our clients."
Ambitious growth strategy becomes operational
DAHL has previously communicated that the company's 2025 strategy includes a clear ambition to grow the number of employees in Copenhagen for the benefit of the firm's many commercial clients in the capital area. "For a number of years, we have planned a shift in Copenhagen. As previously mentioned in connection with our expansion in Aarhus, the next step was to repeat the success in Copenhagen. We aim to expand from 20 to 50 employees in the capital area," says Anders Madsen Pedersen.
DAHL's strategy for Copenhagen has been a combination of organic growth and a more targeted partner recruitment. Focus has been on finding the correct match, and now they have succeeded: "Our main strategy for Copenhagen has been organic growth combined with a pinprick operation where focus has been on identifying and recruiting partner talents externally. It has been important for us to find the perfect match, both owner strategically, financially and not least personally. We have succeeded in finding these three strong profiles who all reflect the way we want to run our business," says Managing Partner Henning von Lillienskjold.
The journey towards growth has just begun. And the new partners are perfect for this journey. Henning von Lillienskjold adds: "With our strong ownership model based on true partnership and our close internal collaboration and not least a solid company culture that creates a strong link across the organisation, DAHL has excellent opportunities for attracting many good attorneys during the next 10 years. Therefore, it was also a great pleasure that, in addition to welcoming these three strong profiles, we could announce four new partners amongst our younger talents back in December."
Growth calls for more space
At the same time as DAHL is welcoming the new profiles, the company is doubling the office space in Copenhagen. "We have been looking for new premises for a long time, and now we have decided to add an additional floor to our current location. This decision allows us to upscale to 50 people in the coming years," says Christoffer Belmann Mirasola, COO of DAHL.
New people and new office space underline that DAHL is serious when they say that they will focus on growth towards 2025. Anders Madsen Pedersen explains: "The addition of new partners and larger physical premises mean both that we consolidate our strong position in IT law and that our client base and areas of expertise in Copenhagen are expanded in order to reflect the requested market position to a greater extent. We work to take ambitious organisations to new heights, including our own company. The journey continues, and we will continue our search for new partners, both inside and outside our windows."