Hans Christian Pape



Dir: +45 33344210

Mob: +45 52344210

Secretary: Helle Lykke Petersen

Hans Christian Pape advises domestic and international clients including public sector clients and PE funds on all matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, company law and equity capital markets. His involvement comprises all types of mergers and acquisitions, including leveraged acquisitions, mergers and demergers, joint ventures and other strategic alliances both domestically and cross-border.

In addition to his legal career he has several years of professional experience as executive director in international sector leading companies within Branded Goods/FMCG.

Hans Christian is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Legal 500 - M&A (Recommended Lawyer)
Chambers - Corporate/M&A
IFLR1000 - M&A and Capital Markets (Highly regarded)
Best Lawyers - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Strong sector knowledge within consumer goods and positive track record.

Chambers, 2018

Hans Christian Pape is "very service-minded. We can contact him any time and he answers our call. He also knows our company well, which is helpful.<br>

Chambers, 2018

One client commended his industry experience, saying: "He has worked for a consumer goods company for many years so he has some very detailed skills in this area; this definitely adds value." 

Chambers Global

Interviewees praise Hans Christian Pape for "really knowing his craft. He has great communication skills and he creates a lot of trust. He is calm, convincing and a good listener."

Chambers Global



Partner, Horten, 2008
Managing Partner, Rønne & Lundgren Law Firm, 2007-2008
Attorney, Kromann Reumert Law Firm, 2005-2007
Managing Director, De Danske Spritfabrikker/V&S Distillers, 2004-2005
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, V&S Group, 2001-2004
Vice President, De Danske Spritfabrikker/V&S Danmark, 1998-2001
Attorney, Danisco, 1996-1998
Right of audience before the High Courts, 1996
Attorney, Kromann Reumert Law Firm, 1990-1996
Admitted to the Danish bar, 1993


LL.M., King's College, London, 1996
Master of Laws, the University of Aarhus, 1989

Positions of trust

Board member of several Danish companies



IFLR1000 Highly regarded Legal 500 Hans Christian Pape - Chambers Europe 2017 Hans Christian Pape - Chambers Global 2017

IFLR1000 recognises 12 Horten partners

18 October 2017

The international directory IFLR1000 recently published its Financial and Corporate Rankings for 2018 - and Horten has improved its ranking in several areas.

Horten at the top of the M&A league

12 January 2017

According to Mergermarket, Horten is at the top of law firms in 2016 in the large cap M&A deal segment and with a deal flow of USDm 2.565 m, Horten is number four measured on value among all law firms advising on Danish transactions.

Koppernæs increases its engagement in TripleNine Group - Horten advises Koppernæs

18 October 2016

Koppernæs AS purchased 63% of the shares in the Danish company Triple Fish A/S with effect on October 6, 2016. Horten has advised Koppernæs.

IFLR1000 ranks eight Horten partners as Leading Lawyers and two as Rising Stars

18 October 2016

The international directory IFLR1000 recently published its Financial and Corporate Rankings for 2017. These rankings were good news for Horten, as we have increased the number of partners ranked as Leading Lawyers within their legal areas of expertise.

Eckes-Granini acquires Rynkeby Foods A/S

19 May 2016

German-based Eckes-Granini Group GmbH (‘Eckes-Granini’), the leading producer of branded fruit-based beverages in Europe, has on 18 May 2010 acquired Rynkeby Foods A/S.