Bird & Bird grows it’s Corporate practice with the arrival of M&A partner Mette Mernø Hans Jakobsen in Copenhagen

International law firm Bird & Bird grows it’s Corporate practice with the arrival of M&A partner Mette Mernø Hans Jakobsen in Copenhagen.

With over 15 years’ experience advising on large and high-profile transactions in the Danish and international market, Mette joins Bird & Bird from Accura. Specialising in project-based M&A transactions and corporate matters, she advises clients throughout the M&A process including project managing, drafting and negotiating contracts for both local and cross-border transactions. Mette primarily works with private equity funds, technology and IP-driven businesses and is also a trusted advisor for several clients, providing strategic and commercial advice, as well as board member at e.g. OperaSPORT.

Mette’s appointment is a key part of Bird & Bird’s strategy for the international Corporate practice: To further strengthen the practice and build the firm’s M&A capabilities as part of a wider Nordic offering, particularly in the technology sector.

Casper Moltke-Leth and Peter Jørgensen, co-heads of the Copenhagen office at Bird & Bird say: “We are thrilled to welcome Mette to Bird & Bird. As one of the few international law firms in Denmark, Mette’s appointment will enhance our M&A capabilities in the Nordics and help support our clients with the increasing number of inbound investments and domestic transactions. Her extensive experience working with technology and IP-driven businesses are in line with Bird & Bird’s core specialist areas and will be a real asset to our team in Copenhagen. Welcome to Bird & Bird Mette!”

Alberto Salvadè and Matt Bonass, co-heads of the international Corporate practice at Bird & Bird add: “Mette is a service-oriented commercial lawyer with great people skills, and is widely recognised for her negotiation tactics and ability to achieve results for her clients. Her extensive experience and reputation advising clients at every stage of the M&A process, both in domestic and cross-border transactions, will complement the high-level of service we provide our clients at Bird & Bird.”

Mette comments: “The firm’s collaborative culture and clear focus on technology is what attracted me to Bird & Bird. The firm’s international network will be a great advantage and will allow me to support my clients both in Denmark and globally. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues!”

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