Nikolaj Juhl Hansen

Nikolaj Juhl Hansen

Partner / Advokat, Co-Head of Corporate & M&A and Head of China Desk, Denmark

My service areas

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and Finance
  • China group
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Industrials
  • Outbound Services
  • Technology


Nikolaj Juhl Hansen is the managing partner of Magnusson in Denmark. He also heads the Magnusson’s China Group and is part of Magnusson International’s cross-border M&A team.

Nikolaj has previously worked in the UK law firms Eversheds and Travers Smith and has immense experience with handling cross-border transactions and projects. Nikolaj is very experienced in handling Chinese investment in the Nordic-Baltic region and advising European businesses on projects in China.

Nikolaj focuses on M&A, general commercial and employment issues, with a specific focus on the technology and advanced industrial sectors. He has over the past 20 years advised on more than 150 corporate transactions, most of which are of a cross-border nature. Nikolaj has project managed corporate transactions in most parts of the world.

Nikolaj advises on a range of transaction in the cross-road between corporate, commercial and employment law aspects, for start-ups, venture and PE funds and corporates alike, which has earned him Legal 500 rankings within these categories.

Nikolaj does pro bono work for Global Doctors, Fountain House

Professional experience

2013 –

2007 – 2013

Travers Smith
2000 – 2006

Kromann Reumert
2000 – 2007

Norsker & Jacoby
1997 – 2000


  • Copenhagen University, Master of Law, 1999
  • Leadership and Business Development Training (Harvard and London Business School): 2010 – 2013

Bar admissions

  • Member of the Danish Bar Association
  • Admitted in Denmark as attorney-at-law


  • Danish
  • Scandinavian languages
  • English
  • German (basic)
  • French (basic)

Positions of trust

  • President, Denmark – Hong Kong Trade Association: 2015 –
  • Board member, Rotary København Nord: 2016 – (President 2018-2019)

Awards and rankings

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 – 2019
Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A in Denmark

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014 – 2019
Recommended for Information Technology in Denmark

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 – 2019
Recommended for Employment in Denmark

Chambers Global 2017
Ranked for Corporate/M&A in Denmark (Foreign expert for China)

Chambers Global 2015-2016
(Denmark: Corporate/M&A)