Morten Kofmann provides specialist advice on all aspects of EU and Danish competition law, including multi-jurisdictional merger procedures, international cartel investigations, abuse of dominance questions, distribution strategies, civil damages actions, compliance programmes, and state aid issues. Morten was a resident partner in Brussels from 1996 to 2001 and became a partner in Kromann Reumert in 2001.


Morten has extensive experience in obtaining merger control approval from the European Commission and the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, including complex Phase I and Phase II merger reviews. He has also been involved in international and global cartel investigations such as the Airfreight investigation for SAS and the Power Cables investigation for the NKT Group.

Morten has a particular flair for predicting and understanding the stance that will be taken by the competition authorities, and for finding solutions to accommodate their concerns. He also excels in handling delicate matters that require manoeuvring with diplomacy and tact - such as, for example, internal investigations in difficult cartel cases, where working with the management to select the right strategy, approach and process are key factors in securing the best possible outcome.

He is often the preferred counsel to represent Danish "national champions" in abuse cases and has litigated landmark cases before the Danish and European Union Courts in Luxembourg, including the SAS/Maersk Air case.

Legal 500 2019

EU & Competition

Kromann Reumert advises on merger control matters, competition disputes and state aid issues. A key figure is Morten Kofmann.

Chambers Europe 2019

Competition/European Law

Morten Kofmann is experienced in merger clearance and damages proceedings. Sources highlight his cross-border capabilities, with one noting: "He has experience dealing with pan-European and global mergers and cartels." Another interviewee describes him as a "very capable lawyer with good knowledge."

Chambers Europe 2018

Competition/European Law

Morten Kofmann is known for his experience in merger control matters and also remains active in global cartel investigations. Clients appreciate his "very good skills" and "great knowledge" of his clients' operations and industries. He advised SAS Cargo on matters relating to the air cargo cartel, which involved issues before competition authorities in multiple jurisdictions.

Chambers Europe 2017

Competition/European Law

Morten Kofmann is noted for his activity in global cartel investigations. He also has considerable experience in obtaining merger control approval from the Danish Competition & Consumer Authority and the EC. 

Chambers Europe 2016

Competition/European Law

Morten Kofmann is highly specialised in obtaining merger control approval from the European Commission and the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. Described by clients as "knowledgeable within his field," another source adds: "He is in my opinion one of the best antitrust lawyers in Denmark. He is really skilled and gives really clear advice." 

Legal 500 2015

EU and Competition

Morten Kofmann and Bart Creve are representing SAS Cargo in a global air freight cartel investigation. 

Chambers Europe 2015

Competition/European Law

Morten Kofmann "has a pragmatic approach and builds loyalty with customers," according to sources. He acts on extremely complex competition matters, offering clients unique insight into the decision-making processes on multi-jurisdictional matters. 

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 2014

Competition/European Law

Morten Kofmann is highly experienced in competition law according to sources, who also praise his excellent practical and solution-oriented approach. He has recently advised Nykredit on its high-profile merger control commitments case.

Legal 500 2014

EU and Competition

Kromann Reumert gives ‘prompt, appropriate and timely’ advice. Morten Kofmann is representing NKT Cables and NKT Holding in the European Commission (EC) power cables investigation, and Kofmann is representing Nycredit Group in the first challenge of merger commitments before the Danish courts. 

Chambers Europe 2013

Competition/European Law

Sources agree Morten Kofmann is "one of the best" competition lawyers, adding: "He is able to address an issue from an analytical point of view, while also taking into account the effects on the business. He's very good at taking on the customer perspective."

Legal 500 2013

EU and Competition

The ‘experienced, practical, solution-oriented’ Morten Kofmann is representing NKT Cables and NKT Holding in the EC’s ongoing power cables investigation.

Who's Who Legal 2012

Competition

"Morten Kofmann won plaudits for his Articles 101 and 102 casework."

activities
  • Lecturer in Danish and EU- competition law at University of Copenhagen 1992-1996 and 2002-2004
  • Lecturer in Danish and EU-competition law at Université d'Aix-Marseille 2003
  • Lecturer in Danish and EU- competition law at Copenhagen Business School 1991-1993
  • Member of the International Bar Association (Section on Business Law), the Law Society's European Group, the European Aviation Club, and the Danish Competition Law Society
publications
  • Contributor to Chambers Global Practice guide 'Merger Control 2016'
  • Co-author of Competition Law in Denmark, Djøf Forlag, 2011
  • Co-author of Dansk Fusionskontrol (Danish Merger Control), 2nd edition, Thomson 2013
  • Numerous articles in periodicals
background
  • Partner 2001
  • Resident partner in Brussels 1996-2001
  • Position with the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition 1991
admission and right of audience
  • Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 2007
  • Admitted to practise law 1989
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • The Scandinavian languages

Dansk Fusionskontrol (Danish Merger Control)

Morten Kofmann has in collaboration with Jens Munk Plum, 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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