Jens Munk Plum specialises in competition law, particularly dominant companies, cartels and mergers, as well as Danish and EU procurement law. Jens became a partner in 2000 and has since headed the firm's market-leading Competition Group.


Jens’ clients include major Danish and foreign businesses. He is experienced in all aspects of competition law, particularly abuse of dominance, including discount schemes, prices and refusal to supply.

Jens also has extensive experience in mergers, and further has special knowledge within the telecommunications, finance, retail and industry sectors. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge of Danish and international case law and the competition authorities' practices and procedures, Jens provides solution-oriented advice and is able to quickly understand his clients' businesses. 

Jens has conducted several landmark cases before the Danish Competition Council and the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal, and has also handled criminal competition cases. He has an impressive track record before the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal where the Competition Group has a success rate of more than 80%. He takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to finding value-adding solutions that swiftly meet each client's commercial needs.

Legal 500 2019

EU & Competition, Leading Individual

Kromann Reumert advises on merger control matters, competition disputes and state aid issues; recent mandates include practice head Jens Munk Plum assisting Berlingske Media with its complaint against JP/Politiken Hus’ acquisition of the daily newspaper Børsen, and handling KPMG Denmark's merger with EY Denmark.

Chambers Europe 2019

Competition/European Law, Band 1

Jens Munk Plum is described by sources as "extremely knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about." He is lauded for his focus on abuse of dominance work, such as discount schemes and price fixing.

Chambers Europe 2018

Competition/European Law

"Trusted adviser" Jens Munk Plum focuses on cartels, mergers and dominant companies and is praised for the "technical knowledge and valuable experience" he brings to matters. One client particularly highlights his people skills, saying: "It's not only a matter of having a business approach," adding: "He is also a very pleasant guy" and "has the human touch that we need."

Legal 500 2017

EU Competition, Leading Individual

Kromann Reumert’s ‘top-level’ practice specialises in merger control work and cartel investigations. Practice head Jens Munk Plum has been acting for KPMG Denmark following its contentious 2013 merger with Ernst & Young.

Chambers Europe 2017

Competition/European Law

Department head Jens Munk Plum specialises in competition law and is recognised for his work with dominant companies, cartels and mergers. His practice also covers Danish and EU procurement law. 

Chambers Europe 2016

Competition/European Law

Jens Munk Plum works on all aspects of competition law and is noted for his expertise in the field of merger control in the telecommunications, finance and retail sectors. 

Legal 500 2016

EU & competition

Practice head Jens Munk Plum assisted Gjensidige with merger filings in Denmark and Norway following the company’s acquisition of Danish insurance group Modux. 

Legal 500 2015

EU & Competition

Jens Munk Plum is ranked as a leading individual.

GCR 100 2015

Competition Law

Kromann Reumert is featured in the 16th edition of Global Competition Review. "Kromann Reumert's competition group, one of the largest in the country, continues to be a market leader. Three partners - Jens Munk Plum, Morten Kofmann and Erik Bertelsen - are nominated to Who's Who Legal: Competition". 

Chambers Europe 2015

Competition/European Law

Head of department Jens Munk Plum is widely regarded as a market leader in cartel and merger cases. He represented KPMG Denmark in its contentious merger with Ernst & Young. 

Legal 500 2014

EU & Competition

Kromann Reumert gives ‘prompt, appropriate and timely’ advice. Practice head Jens Munk Plum, Erik Bertelsen and Tilde Jensen are representing DONG Energy in Denmark’s largest excessive pricing case.

Chambers Europe 2014

Competition/European Law

Department head Jens Munk Plum is described as having "an in-depth knowledge of the competition area, and a detailed understanding of our company and the dynamic commercial realities." His work includes advising Copenhagen Airports on an abuse investigation, and acting for Danske Spil on its high-profile domestic takeover of Elite Gaming. 

Legal 500 2013

EU & Competition

At Kromann Reumert, ‘competent, pragmatic’ practice head Jens Munk Plum successfully represented Copenhagen Airports during an investigation by the Danish Competition and Consumer Agency.

Chambers Europe 2013

Competition/European Law

Practice head Jens Munk Plum is highly valued by clients for "going straight to the point." He handles a broad range of competition matters, and also advises on public procurement and EU issues.

activities
  • National reporter for the journals Global Competition Law Review (GCLR) and European Competition Law Review (ECLR)
  • Country reporter for European Competition Law Review
  • Member of the Danish Competition Law Society 
  • Member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
publications
  • Foreword in the article "Prohibited Mergers: An overview of EU and national case law" in "Concurrences" 2018
  • Together with Søren Overgaard Eriksen, he has contributed with an article in 'Revision & Regnskabsvæsen' (Audit & Accounting) nr. 7 2017
  • Contributor to Chambers Global Practice guide 'Merger Control 2016'
  • Article: "Judicial Review of competition cases – a Danish perspective" in the well respected journal: 'European Competition Law Review - ECLR'
  • Chapter 10: Denmark in Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Competition Law, 2011 Denmark
  • Article: "Judicial Review from a Danish Perspective" in "Competition Law Yearbook 2013"
  • Co-author of Competition Law in Denmark, Djøf, 2011
  • Article in Merger Control Worldwide, First Edition with amendment about Danish merger control
  • Contribution about Danish legal law in EU Competition Handbook, 2015 Edition
  • Dansk Fusionskontrol (Danish Merger Control), Thomson A/S, 2nd edition, 2013
  • Oversigt: Udbudsretlige afgørelser marts 2012 - marts 2013 (Outline: Procurement decisions March 2012 - March 2013)
  • Article in publication to commemorate Jens Fejø, 2012 - Prøvelse af økonomiske forhold i konkurrencesager (Trying of financial matters in competition cases)
  • Co-author of Denmark chapter in Leniency Regimes, Jurisdictional Comparisons, European Lawyer Ltd.
  • Co-author of Denmark chapter in The Private Competition Enforcement Review, 6th edition  2012
  • Co-author of the chapter on procurement and the circumstances of practice, in "Udbudsloven" from 2016, 1st edition
  • Co-author the chapter on options and limitations of changes during the procurement process, in the book "Udbudsretten" from 2019, 1st edition
background
  • Partner 2000
  • Head of Kromann Reumert's Brussels office 1997-1998 
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Vrije Universiteit Brussel 1994
  • Master of Laws (cand. jur.) from the University of Copenhagen 1990
admission and right of audience
  • Right of audience before the Danish High Court 1997
  • Admitted to practice law 1993
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • The Scandinavian languages

Dansk Fusionskontrol (Danish Merger Control)

Jens Munk Plum has in collaboration with Morten Kofmann, Bart Creve and Erik Bertelsen authored the third edition of the book "Dansk Fusionskontrol" (Danish Merger Control). The book is a collected account of the Danish merger control regulations from a practical angle and is the standard work in the field of Danish merger control.
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Competition Law in Denmark

This practical analysis of competition law and its interpretation in Denmark covers every aspect of the subject.
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