Sam Jalaei

Sam Jalaei

Managing Partner / Advokat, Head of Corporate & M&A, Head of Capital Markets and Head of Middle East Desk, Denmark

My service areas

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Industrials
  • Life sciences
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment
  • Middle East Group
  • Technology


Sam is a Danish attorney-at-law and managing partner of Magnusson Denmark, Head of Corporate M&A, Head of Capital Markets of Magnusson Denmark and also Heads the Middle East Desk of Magnusson firmwide. Sam was also the Chairman of Magnusson Denmark from 2016-2022.

He has since 2000 specialized in M&A, Corporate Commercial, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Capital Markets, Employment Law and Disputes which he has practiced as partner and co-managing partner during his time as partner and co-managing partner at the CPH office of the global UK law firm, Eversheds, and during his career at Kromann Reumert and Bech Bruun.

Sam graduated top 1% in 2000 from The University of Copenhagen and also studied at New York University School of Law. He has vast experience with Danish and cross-border/international M&A transactions, including planning and completing due diligence investigations, sales preparations and negotiating and drafting various transaction documents. Since 2000, Sam has advised major listed and unlisted global Danish and international companies in Corporate Commercial matters and advised Stock Exchanges and listed companies on Capital Market issues. Sam has acted as key account manager and single point of contact for both listed and unlisted major Danish and international clients in various business sectors and project managed cross-border transactions in the US, Continental Europe, Middle East and South Africa. He also advises on private equity, venture capital and corporate restructurings. Sam has also during the years been recommended in both Legal 500 and Chambers for Corporate M&A and Banking and Finance. He also advises major listed and unlisted Danish and international companies in Middle East.

Sam also lectured at The University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law in classes on M&A, European Corporate Finance and Contract Law. Furthermore, Sam is the co-author of a number of Danish and English legal articles. Sam speaks fluently Danish, Farsi, English and German. Sam is also a former board member of AmCham Denmark and current board member of Fremad Amager Elite ApS (football club).

Professional experience

Equity Partner 2016 – Present
Chairman of Magnusson Denmark 2016 – 2022
Managing Partner of Magnusson Denmark 2022 – Present

Eversheds Sutherland, Copenhagen
Partner and Co-Managing Partner 2007 – 2011

Kromann Reumert

Bech Bruun


  • Master of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark – 2000 (Graduated top 1%)
  • New York University School of Law – 1998 – 1999
  • External Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty of University of Copenhagen in M&A, Corporate Finance and Contract Law

Bar admissions

  • Admitted in Denmark (advokat)
  • Appointed to the Remuneration and Fee Committee of the Association of Danish Law Firms (Danske Advokater) – 2013

Court Admissions

  • Admitted to High Court in Denmark


  • Farsi – native
  • Danish – native
  • English – fluent
  • German – excellent command

Board member

  • Rotary Skovshoved – 2021 – 2022
  • Danish American Business Forum / AmCham Denmark 2008 – 2019
  • Fremad Amager Elite ApS 2020 – 2021