Associated European Energy Consultants

“Delivering European Energy Solutions”

Associated European Energy Consultants

“Delivering European Energy Solutions”

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Hellerup, Copenhagen

Horten - Denmark – Copenhagen

Philip Heymans Allé 7
2900 Hellerup
+ 45 3334 4000
+ 45 3334 4001
Contact person for AEEC matters:

Søren Hornbæk Svendsen M.iur.

Practice areas:
Energy and Infrastructure | Transactions and Contracts | Greenland Desk
Søren Hornbæk Svendsen has more than 15 years’ experience working as an adviser in and to
companies in the Energy Sector. Søren has special expertise assisting on the sale and purchase of
companies, wind farms, oil and gas licenses and other assets in the energy sector. Søren Hornbæk
Svendsen also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting energy sector contracts and
handling regulatory matters in the energy sector.
Søren has experience from and understands the challenges of both sides of the table – from his
more than 15 years in law firm and almost 10 years as General Counsel of DONG Energy and as
Corporate Counsel with industrial conglomerate FL Smidth.
Søren Hornbæk Svendsen is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
-­‐ Legal 500 -­‐ Energy
-­‐ Chambers -­‐ Energy
-­‐ IFLR1000 -­‐ Energy & infrastructure and Project development (Leading lawyer)
-­‐ Who’s Who Legal -­‐ Energy
-­‐ Best Lawyers -­‐ Energy Law
-­‐ Expert Guides -­‐ Energy and Natural Resources

Partner, Horten, 2005
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, DONG Energy, 2001-­‐2005
Corporate legal counsel, FL Smidth, 1996-­‐2001
Admitted to the Danish bar, 1996
Attorney, Kromann Reumert Law Firm, 1993-­‐1996

Programme for Executive Development (IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland), 2004
Magister iuris (Göttingen University, Germany), 1993
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen, 1991
Positions of trust
Member of the Oil Gas Denmark Legal Committee
Member of the Board of the Danish Energy Law Association
Member of the Advisory Council to the Department of Energy Law at Oslo University
Member of the Committee for Energy and Climate Policy to the Organisation of Danish Industries
Member of the Advisory Board to the Centre for Enterprise Liability at Copenhagen University

International Bar Association
Danish Energy Law Association
Danish Gas Association
Deutsch­‐Nordische Juristenvereinigung

German | English | French

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Horten - Denmark – Copenhagen

Horten represents one of the largest and most experienced energy law teams in Denmark, consisting of 10 partners and 15 lawyers covering all areas of the energy value chain. Horten is involved in most wind power projects in Denmark; among these all recent offshore projects tendered by the Danish state and a number of onshore wind farm projects in Denmark. Horten advises some of the largest players in the Danish North Sea on upstream oil and gas contracts, transactions, disputes and regulatory matters. Horten further assists a number of the new players, that arrived to the Danish North Sea in connection with the recent seventh licensing round. Furthermore, Horten continues to advise 80% + of all utilities in Denmark and a number of private and public entities in PPP Projects (Private Public Partnerships).

As a client with Horten, you will be in the strongest possible position in a world of ever-increasing complexity and competition. We go to the heart of the matter and hold the courage to tell it like it is. This does not mean that we skip the hard work. It is only by understanding, recognising and weighing up your options and challenges that we are able to turn them into definite answers.

Horten is a full-service law firm with more than 60 years’ experience and 250 employees. We rely on our solid background and many interdisciplinary areas of expertise to create results for our clients – and we are at our very best in sectors characterised by rapid development and intense regulation.

Hellerup, Copenhagen
Accredited professionals
Approximately 150 lawyers
Dedicated departments in the field of energy
Wind Power (offshore and onshore), Biogas Production and Supply, Geothermal, Upstream Oil and Natural Gas, Power Generation and Supply, Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal, District Heating
Accredited professionals active in the field of energy
Other departments
Employment, Banking & Finance, M&A, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Disputes & Arbitration, EU, Competition and Procurement, Real Estate, IP and Technology, Public Law, Restructuring and Insolvency, Tax.
Horten is specialised within sectors characterised by strict regulation or where technological development and innovative approaches are fundamental -­‐ such as Energy and Infrastructure, Life Science and Healthcare, IT, technology and media as well as the public sector. We use our special expertise within regulated areas proactively to solve complex problems for our clients within those sectors and to think innovatively, be it new energy forms, advanced technology or cooperation between public and private parties. We have many years' experience advising on the conflicting interests of the public and private sectors, e.g. on complex PPP projects, conversion of public companies in the utilities sector or the development of entirely new technological markets in the gaming industry.
The combination of professional skills and distinct business understanding makes Horten a strong and value-­‐generating adviser -­‐ which you will quickly notice as our client. We have many years' experience in the field between law and strategy, between politics and practice. At Horten, we provide advice by combining legal expertise with a strategic approach and commercial understanding to be able to identify the best options for our clients. We put things into perspective, advising with a holistic approach. Our in-­‐depth professional insight also means that we have an opinion on the areas we deal with -­‐ which is used actively to the benefit of our clients. We are working targeted, consistently and uncompromisingly when it comes to adding value to our clients. We are constantly challenging ourselves to be even better able to challenge you as our client, making a targeted effort to increase the knowledge of our clients' reality and needs.
Selection of references
Horten assists Danish Gas-­‐TSO Energinet in all legal aspects concerning the planned Baltic Pipe gas pipeline from Norway, across the North Sea, crossing Denmark and across the Baltic Sea to Poland. Horten advises NGF Nature Energy on the sale of all biogas and natural gas activities as well as all gas pipelines. Horten advises HOFOR Vind on a number of onshore wind farm projects -­‐ in respect of purchase or development of projects, purchase of turbines, regulatory, planning, etc. Horten lead all legal aspects of Centrica plc’s acquisition of NEAS Energy A/S Horten advised GE on its acquisition of LM Wind Power. Horten advised Global Wind Power Europe on its sale of 51% of its French wind business to Fred. Olsen Renewables. Horten advised HOFOR Vind on their bid for the two latest offshore wind farms in Denmark (600 MW Kriegers Flak and 350 MW Nearshore).

Publications of Horten - Denmark – Copenhagen

AEEC Autumn Conference 2019 in Copenhagen

The role of Gas in the Energy System of the Future A number of experts will assess the role of gas in the energy system of the future. We will focus on the role of gas in the entire energy system of the future, including: - The transition from natural gas to biogas,...