Bird & Bird in Denmark expands its Corporate and Commercial practice with the appointment of Philip Graff and Ulrik Fleischer-Michaelsen

06 May 2014

Bird & Bird confirmed today that Philip Graff and Ulrik Fleischer-Michaelsen have joined the firm as partners in its Corporate and Commercial practice in Denmark.

Philip Graff is recognised as a leading corporate and M&A practitioner. His areas of speciality also include banking & finance and dispute resolution. He has a broad international client base, mainly within energy, transportation, maritime, retail, clean tech, financial services, ICT and life sciences.

Philip previously worked as the General Global Counsel of the Energy services division of A.P. Moller-Maersk, where he undertook M&A work in more than 30 countries.

He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Denmark and is a Member of the International Bar Association, the Danish Bar Association, the Danish Society for Insurance Law, the Danish Society for Energy Law, CMI, and AIDA.

Ulrik Fleischer-Michaelsen is an experienced Corporate/Commercial lawyer specialising in M&A, tax, and contracts. He has built his practice around advising clients who seek to invest and expand in Denmark. His broad client base is dominated by international clients, mainly within the clean tech, ICT and life sciences sectors, as well as R&D and regional headquarters.

Having previously served as an Attorney to the Government, Ulrik remains active as a preferred partner of the Danish Foreign Ministry, Invest in Denmark and Copenhagen Capacity, attracting a large number of international corporations to invest or expand in Denmark.

Jesper Langemark, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird Denmark said: "It's an exciting move for the firm and we are delighted to welcome Philip and Ulrik to our team. We are a dynamically growing practice and the appointment of two highly recognised experts will further strengthen our position in the market. In addition, their broad international expertise and client base are a good fit with Bird & Bird's expanding global footprint and international reach.”