Søren 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 2019

TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing, Star Individual

Søren Skibsted  is renowned for his extensive expertise in relation to IT and outsourcing, covering both disputes and transactions. "He is very skilled and good at negotiating contracts," remarks an admiring source. Clients also commend Skibsted's dedication: "He is very impressive and focused on understanding and meeting client needs. He always wants to do something extra." He splits his time between Denmark and the UK.

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

Information Technology

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

Telecoms

The group also includes the ‘pragmatic’ and ‘effective’ Søren Skibsted, who is regarded as ‘second to none’ in the telecoms market. 

Legal 500 2015

Telecoms

Søren Skibsted is experienced in fixed and mobile network outourcing.

Legal 500 2014

Information Technology

Søren Skibsted heads Kromann Reumert’s IT and outsourcing group.

Chambers Europe 2014

TMT

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

TMT

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

Telecoms

Søren Skibsted is ‘recognised as a star’.

activities
  • Author of several articles on IT law subjects and outsourcing
  • Speaker at Danish and international conferences on IT law and outsourcing
  • Member of DIT's Legal Council
  • Co-Chair of the Technology Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of IT law associations
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association of Danish IT Attorneys
  • Army Reserves Captain
background
  • Partner 2007
  • Secondment to Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, London 2002-2004
  • Certified IT lawyer 
  • Secondment to the Danish Ministry of Justice 1999-2000
  • Employed at Kromann Reumert 1998
  • Visiting Fellow på New York University School of Law 1997
  • Master of Laws (cand. jur.) from the University of Copenhagen 1997
  • Studied at Yale Law School 1995-1996
admission and right of audience
  • Right of audience before the Danish High Court 2007
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales 2003
  • Admitted to practice law 2001
Languages
  • English
  • The Scandinavian languages
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