Søren is Head of Kromann Reumert's London Office. He serves as the head of Kromann Reumert's Outsourcing Group and is a partner in the firm's Corporate Group. He is admitted to practice as a lawyer in Denmark, and solicitor in England and Wales.
Søren advices a broad range of Danish and foreign businesses on IT and technology transactions, including joint ventures, outsourcing and IT system projects, in Denmark, the UK and other parts of the world. Søren has advised on many of the largest technology projects and disputes in the Danish market.
His recent representations include:
- Mobile operators on outsourcing of operation, maintenance and development of mobile networks, a joint venture for the sharing of mobile infrastructure and outsourcing of international roaming in the Nordic countries, Switzerland, the Middle East and Malaysia, respectively.
- Danish and foreign companies on various IT outsourcing, BPO, infrastructure and technology projects as well as on disputes in respect of failed outsourcing and technology projects.
Søren is rated by Chambers as a "star individual" for outsourcing and is recognised as a leading lawyer by other global rating agencies within it and technology. He is widely published on outsourcing and technology and holds various positions within these areas, including as Co-Chair in the IBA technology committee and as former president of the Danish Association of IT and Telecommunication Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker on international conferences, most recently the World Manage Services Congress in London and the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney, both in 2017.
Chambers Europe 2018
TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing, Star Individual
Søren Skibsted acts on IT infrastructure projects, including large-scale outsourcing. He is praised by clients for his pragmatic approach to matters. One client reports that he is "very keen and very determined, and when he says something it happens." Another satisfied source finds him to be "extremely well versed in every aspect of telecommunications, spanning across IT and network outsourcing."
Legal 500 2017
Telecoms, Leading Individual
Kromann Reumert offers a ‘very high level of service’ on all aspects of telecoms law, covering regulatory, outsourcing, transactional and contract issues. The ‘effective’ and ‘extremely bright’ Søren Skibsted has been advising TDC on the multijurisdictional outsourcing of the operation, maintenance and development of mobile networks.
Legal 500 2017
Clients rate Kromann Reumert as one of ‘the best and most experienced’ firms in the sector. The practice includes ‘star’ outsourcing partner Søren Skibsted.
Chambers Europe 2017
TMT, Star Individual
Søren Skibsted is noted for his outstanding expertise in outsourcing and technology. He is also well regarded for advising Danish and international clients on commercial transactions. Clients enthuse that he is "pragmatic and focused."
Chambers Europe 2016
Information Technology, Star Individual
Søren Skibsted assists clients in Denmark and abroad with outsourcing and technology acquisitions. He receives effusive praise from clients, such as: "He is extremely bright, energetic, a person of character and integrity, an effective, pragmatic negotiator, and a true trusted adviser, for both myself and our top management."
Legal 500 2016
The group also includes the ‘pragmatic’ and ‘effective’ Søren Skibsted, who is regarded as ‘second to none’ in the telecoms market.
Legal 500 2015
Søren Skibsted is experienced in fixed and mobile network outourcing.
Legal 500 2014
Søren Skibsted heads Kromann Reumert’s IT and outsourcing group.
Chambers Europe 2014
Søren Skibsted is highly specialised in IT and telecommunications outsourcing. "He has a lot of knowledge about how telecoms works, understanding the systems, the end user and the back office," impressed sources say.
Chambers Europe 2013
Søren Skibsted has a highly respected IT practice and is admired by clients for being "business-oriented and very helpful." His negotiating skills are also praised.
Legal 500 2013
Søren Skibsted is ‘recognised as a star’.