About us

Legal experts in Denmark.

Poul Schmith

With a staff of more than 600 (+300 lawyers) employees, Kammeradvokaten/ Poul Schmith has grown to be one of Denmark’s largest and leading full-service law firms. We attract and only employ the most talented lawyers, which makes us a clear market leader. The growth has been organic without any mergers.

In addition to advising private Danish and international clients, we have been the preferred legal adviser to the Danish government since 1936 which gives us a deep understanding of the political environment that our clients operate in.

In recent years we have made a strategic move to increase our market share of corporate clients, including banks, pension funds, insurance companies and private equity funds, and we are experiencing an increased demand for services from such clients.

Today we are recognised as a leader of the digital transformation in the Danish legal industry. The goal is to support and improve legal processes by developing and using digitalisation.

Practice areas

As a full-service law firm we are handling a wide range of matters including competition, insolvency, M&A, banking and finance, real estate, construction, infrastructure projects, EU law, tax law, contracts and public procurement.

With approximately 1,500 court and arbitration cases a year, we have extensive experience in litigation and arbitration. We conduct cases before all courts and are an unparalleled market leader in Supreme Court cases. As the leading litigation firm in Denmark, we have profound experience of settling disputes both inside and outside the ordinary courts. We are renowned for our high degree of credibility with the courts and are constantly influencing the creation and development of case law.

We advise on all regulatory aspects of doing business in Denmark and have market-leading teams within data protection, defence and security, real estate, financial regulation, infrastructure, telecommunications, digitisation, facility management, IT, healthcare and welfare and public-private partnerships.

We also have a particularly strong restructuring and insolvency practice, which assists clients with all matters relating to restructuring and insolvency including complicated debt collection proceedings, bankruptcy administration and turnarounds of distressed businesses.

Our M&A team frequently advises on complex matters and has considerable experience advising on cross-border transactions in all market sectors. The M&A team is largely composed of experienced M&A lawyers from the other tier one law firms in Denmark.

In our capacity as the preferred legal adviser to the Danish government for more than 80 years, we have developed an unparalleled public law practice.