Torben specialises in business and technology transfers, primarily in the IT and telecommunications sector, and handles IT and telecommunications matters, including dispute resolution. Torben became a partner in 2001.
Torben has worked closely with the IT and telecommunications industry for many years, which gives him considerable industry insight. He advises telecom and IT businesses on contracts, licences, business relationships (including joint ventures), and regulatory matters. He also assists clients with dispute resolution and is a certified IT mediator. Much of Torben's work has an international dimension, and he often travels abroad with clients to assist with cooperation agreements or acquisitions.
Torben advises private equity funds, industrial and other clients on mergers and acquisitions – particularly within technology, contributing his industry knowledge and commercial insight to ensure accurate identification and efficient management of risks.
Based on in-depth knowledge of his clients' industries, Torben aims to add value beyond his legal assistance by taking a solution-oriented approach and cooperating with clients to ensure optimal commercial results.
Chambers Europe 2018
Torben Waage advises telecoms clients on a broad range of issues, including corporate, antitrust and regulatory matters. Enthusiastic interviewees describe him as "very skilled" in this area.
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. Torben Waage heads the group.
Legal 500 2017
Clients rate Kromann Reumert as one of ‘the best and most experienced’ firms in the sector. The practice includes ‘star’ telecoms head Torben Waage.
Chambers Europe 2017
Torben Waage has extensive experience in IT and telecommunications. He advises clients on diverse matters such as litigation, contracts, licensing and regulation. He assisted Teracom Danmark with contract and public procurement issues related to Banedanmark's public tender of its operations.
One of the more significant matters the M&A team worked on during the research period saw Torben Waage taking charge in advising Under Armour on its acquisition of Endomondo.
Chambers Europe 2016
Torben Waage has extensive experience advising on a range of IT and telecommunications matters. He also assists private equity funds and corporate groups with mergers and acquisitions in the TMT sector.
Legal 500 2016
Kromann Reumert’s ‘no-nonsense’ department is headed by Torben Waage, who led the team’s advice to Teracom on a public tender regarding the establishment and operation of a coastal radio network in Denmark.
Legal 500 2015
Led by Torben Waage, Kromann Reumert undertakes contractual work, outsourcing and transactions, as well as providing regulatory advice. Recent mandates include handling the bankruptcy estates of Skyline and Butler Networks.
Chambers Europe 2014
Torben Waage's areas of expertise include outsourcing and telecommunications as well as M&A in the technology and media sectors. He acted for Teracom on its successful bid to operate television and radio networks on behalf of Danish national broadcaster, DR.
Chambers Europe 2013
Torben Waage receives wide-ranging praise as one of the foremost lawyers in Danish telecoms. Sources say: "He is versatile and sympathetic to the client's needs. He's undoubtedly a skilful, pragmatic lawyer who is easy to work with and forward-thinking." He is also renowned for his IT work.
Legal 500 2013
Kromann Reumert’s practice head Torben Waage is ‘not afraid to give business advice in the context of his legal expertise’.
Legal 500 2014
Torben Waage and his team at Kromann Reumert advised Syd Energi on its €250m acquisition of Stofa and also represented Teracom in its public tender bid for the operation and maintenance of DR TV and radio broadcasting networks.
ILO Client Choice Awards
Winner of the ILO Client Choice Award 2012
Legal 500 2014
Torben Waage, who is ‘adept at seeing both sides of a contract’, focuses on transactional work.
- BAC's (Beijing Arbitration Commission) Panel of Arbitrators 2017
- Myndighedernes adgang til cloud-data (The Authorities' Access to Cloud Data), 2012
- The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review re Denmark, 2011
- Certified IT lawyer and IT mediator
- Partner 2001
- Master of Laws (cand. jur.) from the University of Copenhagen 1992
- Master of Laws (LL. M.) from the University of London 1991
- Born in 1967
admission and right of audience
- Right of audience before the Danish High Court 1998
- Admitted to practice law 1995
The Authorities' Access to Cloud Data
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