Magnusson Copenhagen continues its in-house focused recruitment strategy adding energy and strengthening its real estate and construction department

We are happy to announce the recruitment of Andreas Hammer as partner and Head of Energy and Infrastructure.

Andreas joins from an in-house position with Rambøll Danmark A/S where he has been since 2014. Andreas is, however, no stranger to the law firm sector since before Rambøll he spent almost 7 years with Bech-Bruun.

Andreas adds advising the energy sector as a real stronghold for Magnusson Copenhagen. This has been at the core of Andreas’ work during the tenure with Rambøll. Andreas’ focus on the energy sector will include energy sector specific advice, advice on energy construction matters, including tendering processes and disputes. Andreas’ expertise also extends to construction matters in general, which will serve to strengthen Magnusson’s real estate and construction team. Andreas will also become part of Magnusson’s insolvency team headed by Ole Erlich Eriksen, who was recruited earlier this year.

Andreas says, “I have chosen the leap back into the world of law firms because I see a vacancy in the market for advising on major energy projects. My time as an in-house has showed me where the problems lie and what kind of advice are of value to clients. Often energy related advice extends beyond Denmark and here Magnusson’s unique geographical coverage will be a great asset”.

With the recruitment of Andreas Hammer, Magnusson in Denmark continues its focus on recruitment of people with an in-house background. As reported in the Danish law sector media AdvokatWatch on 15 August 2019 [] Magnusson Copenhagen sees great value in attracting top talent who has also served “on the other side of the table”.

Managing partner Nikolaj Juhl Hansen comments: “For our clients it is vital that we understand the commercial context our advice will be used in and that you engage in a conversation weighing in risk and opportunity. As in in-house counsel you have that kind of discussions with your commercial colleagues every day, so it becomes part of your DNA. It is that DNA we want to install in the way we engage with our clients”. Nikolaj’s co-equity partner Sam Jalaei adds: “The feedback we get from clients on specific matters that our people work on and from the in-house community in general in relation to our recruitment strategy proves that we are on the right path”.

Swedish partners Johan Molin, the firm lead on the dispute and arbitration group, and Jonas Bergquist, who leads the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice says: “We are so pleased that Andreas will join us in Copenhagen. Energy is a real focus area for Magnusson in general and one area with many cross-border matters and clients. Andreas’ capabilities on both the energy sector, construction and dispute side of things add real bandwidth to our practice. We look forward to winning new mandates together with Andreas.”