Pernille Nørkær

Phone+45 33 77 90 40
Mobile+45 30 37 96 40
Born20 December 1978 in Svendborg
LanguagesDanish and English
Primary qualifications

Pernille Nørkær is head of our Competition and Technology team.

Pernille Nørkær has more than 15 years of experience in advising Danish and multinational companies and she provides advice within all legal aspects of IPR, Technology and Media, including in connection with negotiation and drafting of agreements and dispute resolution. Further, Pernille Nørkær assists clients in connection with transactions, including cross-border transactions.


Pernille has extensive experience within competition law related to M&A. Pernille has assisted Danish as well as foreign clients in a number of prominent competition cases within Denmark and the EU, including in connection with filing of European and multinational mergers.


Further, Pernille has extensive experience in handling antitrust investigations as well as cases on abuse of a dominant position. Pernille is also very experienced within damages actions related to breaches of competition law.

Pernille Nørkær advises clients from various industrial sectors, including media companies, entertainment companies, IT and consulting businesses as well as the retail business.


Further, Pernille Nørkær provides advice within employment law, advertising and marketing law as well as lawsuits and arbitration proceedings in general, and she has significant experience within M&A.


Pernille Nørkær is approved to certify and sign the 1 year report which all licensed providers of gambling in Denmark must submit to the Danish Gambling Authority.


Pernille Nørkær also advises on preparation and completion of merger filings and negotiations with relevant competition authorities in connection thereto, including coordination in cases where the same transaction is to be filed and processed in many different countries.


In addition to the above, Pernille Nørkær provides advice to business owners as well as private persons, in particular on financial circumstances on matters in relation to private law, including family and inheritance, family disputes, invasion of privacy and slander, and reputation management.


Pernille Nørkær's recent key transactions include:


Represented DSV Panalpina in connection with the acquisition of Panalpina Welttransport (listed on SIX Swiss Exchange); in connection with the proposed merger with NASDAQ (New York) listed UTi Worldwide, Inc.; and in connection with the divestment of Panalpina Airflo B.V. (Holland) and Panalpina Airflo Ltd. (Kenya) to Dutch Flower Group B.V.


Represented the shareholders in ProActive in the merger with Fellowmind


Represented FSN Capital V in connection with the acquisition of iMPREG Group


Represented Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker Aktieselskab in connection with the private placement and secondary transactions in relation to Abacus Medicine


Represented Apax owned AEB in connection with the acquisition of Danmil


Represented Centerbridge Partners-owned APCOA Parking in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Onepark


Represented Waterland Private Equity and its portfolio company Within Reach Holding in connection with the acquisition of ipnordic as well as represented Waterland Private Equity Investments in connection with the acquisition of ICO Concerts, ICO Touring & Management, Blixten & Co, Maloney Concerts, Atomic Soul Booking and Friction


Represented Randers Reb International in connection with the acquisition of Itsaskorda, SL


Represented Erhvervsinvest Management in connection with the acquisition of Arminox, Arminox Middle East and PCH Engineering as well as in the sale of Mejerigaarden Investment to Food Union


Represented Polaris Private Equity in connection with the acquisition of Falck Safety Services Holding and Configit as well as in connection with the public takeover bid for NASDAQ Copenhagen listed Mols-Linien


Represented Adelis Equity Partners Fund II in connection with the acquisition of


Represented Erhvervsinvest IV in connection with the acquisition of Roblon Engineering and Bogballe as well as represented Erhvervsinvest II in Altor Equity Partners AB’s acquisition of Tresu Investments


Represented the owners of Avenida in connection with the sale to Main Capital Partners


Represented INEOS Upstream Limited in the acquisition of DONG E&P


Represented Active Sportswear Int. Holding and its majority shareholder, Greystone Capital, in the sale of all New Balance activities in Active Sportswear Int. Holding and its Scandinavian subsidiaries


Assisted Segulah and its portfolio company Semantix in the acquisition of Textminded


Represented EQT in the acquisition of GlobalConnect


Represented XANO Automation Aktiebolag (Publ.) in the acquisition of Jorgensen Engineering


Represented CNH Industrial in the acquisition of the grass & soil business of Kongskilde from DLG


Represented GN in connection with the sale of GN Otometrics to Natus Medical Inc.


Represented National Silicon Industry Group in connection with the private offer and subsequent public takeover bid for NASDAQ Copenhagen listed Topsil


Represented MUSIC Group Macao Commercial Offshore Limited in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the share capital in The TC Group


Represented 3i Infrastructure and AMP Capital in connection with the acquisition of Esvagt


Represented Agilitas Private Equity in the acquisition of City Container Danmark, City Container, City Container Fyn and Norrecco as well as assisted Agilitas Partners in the acquisition of ISS Damage Control

Represented JAB Forest in the acquisition of Baresso


Represented Vitruvian Partners in the private placement in Trustpilot


Represented FMC Corporation in the acquisition of Cheminova


Represented Cisco Systems in the acquisition of DocumentReady


Represented Autobutler in the private placement by Index Ventures and Verdane Capital


Represented Accellos in the acquisition of HighJump Software Denmark


Assisted FC Nordsjælland in the transfer of Jores Okore to Aston Villa F.C.


Assisted Syniverse Technologies in connection with the purchase of MACH


Represented Cobham Plc in connection with the takeover of NASDAQ OMX listed Thrane & Thrane


Establishing Marc by Marc Jacobs shop, Copenhagen and Marc Jacobs shop, Aarhus


Establishing Christian Louboutin shop, Copenhagen


Ongoing advice to Fitnessdk


Ongoing advice to Lalandia


Assisted FC Nordsjælland in the sale of Nickie Bille Nielsen to Villareal Club De Football S.A.D and in the sale of Andreas Bjelland to FC Twente


Assisted PARKEN Sport & Entertainment in connection with the sale of Brede Hangeland to Fulham Football Club 1987 Ltd. and in connection with stcock exchange issue in 2010


Represented Candy King Holding in connection with the acquisition of Tasty Mix


Pernille Nørkær's LinkedIn Profile


International Recognitions

Legal500 2016 (Employment, Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment)


Who's Who Legal (Sports & Entertainment) 


2013 Partner at Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen Advokatpartnerselskab
2013 Visiting Attorney Program of Bingham McCutchen LLP (Washington DC), M&A department
2013     Right of audience before the Danish High Court
2009 Senior Associate at Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen Advokatpartnerselskab 
2007      Partner at Nørkær & Horn Andersen
2007 Attorney at Nørkær & Horn Andersen
2005-2009  Secondment at PARKEN Sport & Entertainment A/S
2004 Assistant Attorney at Nørkær & Horn Andersen
2004 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen


Other activities

Pernille Nørkær is a member of  the Danish Association of Media and Entertainment Law and the Danish Association of Sports Law.


In 2007-2008 Pernille Nørkær was External lecturer of Civil Law at the Police Academy.


Pernille was also co-writer to the educational material to module 1 (Civil Law) of the Danish Football Association's mandatory education for stadium security staff. Pernille lectured on the same module at the Association's mandatory instruction in 2009.




Nørkær, P., & Thomsen, M. (2012), Five months down the line: the new regime in Denmark


Nørkær, P., & Zobel, L. (2010), Handling of employee shares in light of recent pratice, Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret 3/2010, p. 87-95