Gambling, entertainment, media and sports law


Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen has many years of experience as advisor to foreign providers of online gaming and has worked actively for and with a liberalisation of the Danish gaming market, e.g. through drafting of a country report for Denmark concerning the gaming market and as co-initiator of the foundation of the Danish Gaming Association.


Prior to the new gaming act coming into force on 1 January 2012, Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen advises Danish as well as foreign gaming operators on the necessary preparations, including especially the application process to achieve a gaming license and planning of the most favourable tax and company law structure, especially for foreign companies that wish to set up a business in Denmark. Furthermore, Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen advises on the consumer and marketing laws which the clients are subject to as providers of gaming in Denmark.


Moreover, Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen has many years of experience as advisor within the fields of media, entertainment and sports law, and our client portfolio encompasses artists, entertainers, writers, professional athletes, professional clubs and sponsors, among others. On an on-going basis, we advise clients on contractual matters, dispute resolutions, employment matters, intellectual rights, including image rights and association law matters, just as we assist our clients in negotiation of contracts. As the business segment is constantly developing economically, politically and commercially, Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen is also active in a number of trade organisations and associations within the legal area.



"The team provides practical hands-on advice, taking into consideration both the legal and non-legal aspects of the case at hand. The team is responsive and business-minded in its approach while always taking into accou8nt applicable legal requirements," and "Pernille Nørkær is highly professional and highly experienced."

Legal500 , 2020


"With an emphasis on gambling, Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen routinely acts for foreign providers of online gaming. Pernille Nørkær manages the media division which also specialises in entertainment and sports. The firm’s client portfolio includes artists, writers, athletes and sponsors. Lawyers also advise on dispute resolution and intellectual property, including image rights." 

Media Law International, 2020


‘Highly professional’ Pernille Nørkær heads the practice at Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen that represents clients from the sport, fashion, gambling and music industries.

Legal500 , 2018


Although Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen's expertise spans a range of industries, including music and sport, it is particularly strong in the gambling sector. (...) The team also advises on advertising issues and the establishment of betting shops."

Legal500, 2015

The ‘excellent, professional’ new partner Pernille Nørkær heads Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen’s team, which has a notable niche advising on the online gaming sector.

Legal500, 2014

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen, which was a founding member of the Danish Gaming Association, has particular prominence in the online gaming sector. Claus Molbech Bendtsen assisted Paddypower, TipiCo, iGame and Sportsgaming in obtaining the first gambling licences in Denmark. Pernille Nørkær represents Parken Sport & Entertainment, and Nørkær and Mattias Nielsen also advise FC Copenhagen and FC Nordsjælland on player transfers. Media clients include Bonnier, Egmont and North Media. Clients recommend the team for its “responsiveness, knowledge and service.”

Legal500, 2013 



Pernille Nørkær

Dan Moalem  

Mattias Vilhelm Warnøe Nielsen