Marianne specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, restructuring and company law, and also handles general commercial law matters. Marianne became a partner in 1987.

She advises a wide range of Danish and international industrial and financial clients in connection with the acquisition and sale of businesses, IPOs and public issues, verification processes, restructuring, and corporate governance. The core of Marianne's advice is a combination of thorough legal knowledge, insight into Danish and international market practice, and the ability to harmonise these elements within the context of each client's strategy and business case.

Marianne has advised clients on several landmark and trend-setting capital markets and M&A transactions in Denmark. She is always hands-on and highly innovative in finding sound and viable solutions, while at the same time appreciating the need to act swiftly to meet clients' commercial goals.

Legal 500 2020

Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Leading Individual

Marianne Philip is recommended as a leading individual within commercial, corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2020

Capital Markets, Leading Individual

Marianne Philip is recommended as a leading individual within capital markets. 

Chambers Global 2020

Corporate/M&A, Senior Statespeople 

The "extremely experienced" Marianne Philip is a highly respected corporate lawyer, assisting clients with disposals. One client reports that she has the ability "to approach problems in a pragmatic way without compromising quality." Another client enthuses that she is "top notch."

IFLR1000 2020

Capital markets and M&A, Market leader

Marianne Philip is extremely easy and pleasant to work with. Remains as one of the best capital markets and M&A lawyer in the country.

Legal 500 2019

Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Leading Individual

M&A powerhouse Kromann Reumert works across a broad range of sectors on its deals. Marianne Philip is a key practitioner and advises on M&A, restructuring and general corporate law.

Legal 500 2019

Capital Markets, Leading Individual

Kromann Reumert's team works on big-ticket deals across the full spectrum of capital markets issues. Marianne Philip jointly leads the practice and advised Bavarian Nordic on its issuance of new shares to Johnson & Johnson Innovation, and assisted Zealand Pharma with its IPO on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

Chambers Global 2019

Corporate/M&A, Senior Statespeople

According to one client, Marianne Philip is "the top capital markets lawyer in Denmark" and "one of the sharpest and most efficient practitioners." As well as handing ECM mandates pertaining to share issues and IPOs, she is also highly experienced in a range of corporate M&A transactions.

Chambers Global 2018

Corporate/M&A

Marianne Philip has a strong reputation in acting for Danish and international clients on a range of corporate matters including M&A and corporate restructuring issues. She is best known as one of Denmark's leading equity capital markets lawyers, frequently representing clients in IPOs. Sources highlight that she "provides legally sound advice which is extremely commercial."

Chambers Global 2018

Capital Markets

Lauded as "the number one" in capital markets law, Marianne Philip has an outstanding track record in ECM. She represented Bavarian Nordic in its accelerated bookbuilding and private placement of shares, raising USD100 million. She is highly praised by clients, one of whom enthuses: "She gives 100%. She is always available and you know you will get good delivery."

IFLR1000 2018

Market leader

Marianne is the pre-eminent capital markets lawyer in Denmark. Her judgment is impeccable and her solutions are to the point and accurate.

Legal 500 2017

Corporate/M&A, Leading Individual

Kromann Reumert is experienced in handling transactions across industry sectors as varied as energy, insurance, IT and shipping. Marianne Philip is a key partner.

Legal 500 2017

Capital Markets, Leading Individual

Kromann Reumert provides ‘a consistently high level of service’ under the leadership of the ‘standout’ Marianne Philip.

Chambers Global 2017

Capital Markets, Star Individual

Department co-head and ECM specialist Marianne Philip advises on a range of IPOs and share issues. She has particular experience in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry, having been involved in high-profile deals within the sector. Clients describe her as "the best lawyer in Denmark: she is incredibly skilled, commercial and available.

Chambers Global 2017

Corporate/M&A

Marianne Philip is an M&A specialist and advises on a range of acquisitions, restructurings and corporate governance, offering experience of both Danish and international markets. Clients appreciate her "really good, speedy response" to live issues. 

Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2017

Transactional

Marianne Philip is listed as a leading transactional expert.

IFLR1000 2017

Leading Lawyer

Marianne Philip is ranked as a leading lawyer within the fields of Capital Markets, Restructuring & Insolvency and M&A. 

IFLR1000 2016

Corporate/M&A

Marianne Philip took charge in acting as counsel to Spar Nord Bank in connection with a secondary placing of shares in Nordjyske Bank. 

Chambers Europe 2016

Corporate/M&A

Marianne Philip has a significant presence in the Danish market acting on complex public and private M&A transactions on behalf of international and domestic clients. One client stated: "When it comes to M&A transactions she is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in Denmark. She has been spot-on with her advice."

Chambers Europe 2016

Capital Markets, Star Individual

Department co-head Marianne Philip is a leading ECM practitioner who advises clients on high-profile IPOs and share offerings. One source describes her as "very sharp in guiding us," while another interviewee notes her "huge influence in the Danish market." She advised Spar Nord Bank on the secondary placing of shares in Nordjyske Bank.

Chambers Europe 2016

Restructuring/Insolvency

Interviewees say Marianne Philip is "a highly regarded Danish lawyer." She holds significant transactional experience within the restructuring and insolvency arena.

Chambers Global 2016

Corporate/M&A

Marianne Philip has a significant presence in the Danish market acting on complex public and private M&A transactions on behalf of international and domestic clients. One client stated: "When it comes to M&A transactions she is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in Denmark. She has been spot-on with her advice."

Chambers Global 2016

Capital Markets, Star Individual

Department co-head Marianne Philip is a leading ECM practitioner who advises clients on high-profile IPOs and share offerings. One source describes her as "very sharp in guiding us," while another interviewee notes her "huge influence in the Danish market." She advised Spar Nord Bank on the secondary placing of shares in Nordjyske Bank.

Legal 500 2016

M&A

Marianne Philip is ranked as a leading individual within the field of M&A. 

Legal 500 2016

Capital Markets

Marianne Philip is ranked as a leading individual within the field of Capital Markets.

Legal 500 2015

Capital Markets

Co-led by ‘outstanding individual’ Marianne Philip and the ‘very good’ Christian Lundgren, Kromann Reumert handles instructions for Danish listed companies, as well as Nordic and international private equity investors. 

Chambers Global 2015

Capital Markets, Star Individual

Marianne Philip specialises in equity matters and is described as "an excellent lawyer; she's skilled and easy to work with, and you can depend on her." She is particularly active in the finance and healthcare sectors. 

Chambers Global 2015

Restructuring/Insolvency

Marianne Philip "stands out as a very well-rounded and terrific lawyer," according to impressed market commentators. She handles financial and corporate restructuring, and has particular expertise in M&A-related matters. 

Chambers Global 2015

Corporate/M&A

Interviewees describe the "tough" Mari­anne Philip as a highly active figure in the market with an efficient and effective approach to negotiations. She recently advised Maj Invest on the EUR268 million divestment of Kelsen Group to the Campbell Soup Company. 

IFLR1000 2015

Leading Lawyer

Marianne Philip is ranked as a leading lawyer within the fields of Capital Markets, Restructuring & Insolvency, and M&A.

Chambers Global 2014

Capital Markets

Practice co-head Marianne Philip is "definitely at the top of the league." She receives praise for her technical prowess and solution-oriented approach: "She is experienced, supportive and very helpful."

Chambers Global 2014

Corporate/M&A

Marianne Philip is "exactly how an M&A lawyer should be: direct, takes the lead and maintains the overview." Others highlight her "board-level credibility." Her corporate practice encompasses ECM.

Chambers Global 2014

Restructuring/Insolvency

Marianne Philip is regarded a "well-connected" and talented restructuring/insolvency lawyer. She attracts notable acclaim for her bankruptcy expertise.

Legal 500 2014

M&A

Kromann Reumert’s clients rate the team as being ‘second to none’. Marianne Philip advised Maj Invest on the divestment of Kelsen Group to Campbell Soup Company. Philip advised Novo A/S on its acquisition of Xellia Pharmaceuticals.

Legal 500 2014

Capital Markets

Kromann Reumert’s team led by Christian Lundgren and Marianne Philip provides ‘high-quality advice comparable with international law firms’. Philip advised Morgan Stanley and Nordea Markets on the Matas IPO.

Legal 500 2013

Capital Markets

Kromann Reumert’s ‘high-performance’ team is led by Christian Lundgren and Marianne Philip, who are ‘second to none’. Philip assisted Jyske Bank with its DKK1.166bn directed issue; and Carnegie Bank and Danske Bank with Spar Nord Bank’s DKK913m rights issue.

Chambers Global 2013

Corporate M&A

Marianne Philip remains one of the foremost lawyers in Denmark, covering capital markets and corporate/M&A. She is hailed by clients for “drive and energy levels that are almost second to none.”

Chambers Global 2013

Capital Markets

“Superstar” Marianne Philip focuses on equity work and enjoys an unrivalled reputation amongst both clients and peers. Described as “the number-one capital markets lawyer in Denmark,” she led the team working on Danske Bank's EUR2.7 billion rights offering.

Chambers Global 2013

Restructuring/Insolvency

Marianne Philip is a prominent corporate/M&A and capital markets lawyer whose practice also includes restructuring. 

Activities
  • Adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School 2015
  • Chairman of the Danish Committee on Good Governance of Foundations
  • Chairman and member of the board of directors of several Danish companies and funds, including subsidiaries of foreign companies
  • Member of the Board of Advisors of Duke University Law School, North Carolina, USA
  • Permanent trustee of the Bankruptcy Division of the Maritime and Commercial Court in Copenhagen
Background
  • Partner 1987
  • Associate with US law firm Shearman & Sterling, New York 1983-1984
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Duke University, USA 1983
  • Master of Laws (cand. jur.) from the University of Copenhagen 1980
  • Born in 1957
Admission and right of audience
  • Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 1989
  • Admitted to practice law 1984
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • The Scandinavian languages
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