Henning Aasmul-Olsen



Dir: +45 33344390

Mob: +45 52344390

Secretary: Helle Lykke Petersen

Henning Aasmul-Olsen advises on M&A and capital markets. Henning's clients include some of the largest Danish and global companies and financial sponsors within and outside the Nordic region.

Measured on value, Henning is - according to Mergermarket - among the most active M&A lawyers in Denmark in the period from 1 January 2011 when Henning returned to the legal profession after four years as an investment banker.

Henning has a strong financial and commercial educational background and experience in addition to his legal competencies, and he is often used as a corporate finance advisor. He holds a right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court.

Henning has industrial insight into the areas Banking & Finance, Business Services, Insurance, Oil & Gas and Shipping.

Henning Aasmul-Olsen is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Chambers Global og Chambers Europe - Capital Markets (Band 2) and Corporate/M&A (Band 2)
Legal 500 - Capital Markets (Recommended Lawyer)
IFLR1000 - Capital Markets and M&A (Highly regarded)

Clients appreciate his ability to "look at the overall legal and commercial context and provide thoughtful advice.

Chambers, 2018

Clients praise him for being "service-oriented, quick to respond, good at understanding our needs and advising constructively.

Chambers, 2018

Henning Aasmul-Olsen has significant experience in both public and private M&A transactions.

Chambers Global

Henning Aasmul-Olsen is a respected capital markets lawyer with experience on both the debt and equity sides

Chambers Global



Partner, Horten, 2016
Partner and Head of Communications and Marketing, Bruun & Hjejle, 2010-2016
Executive Director, Co-Head, Danske Bank Corporate Finance Denmark, coverage for Large Cap, Equity Funds and Shipping, 2007-2010
Senior Advisor, Carnegie Investment Banking, 2006-2007
Jonas Bruun, 1991-2006 (partner from 1996)
Hjejle, Gersted & Mogensen, 1985-1989


Corporate Finance Modular Programme, London Business School, 2006-2007
Master of Laws (LLM), University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1991
Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1985

Board memberships and positions of trust

Board member, Karen og Poul F. Hansens Familiefond


International Bar Association
Association of Danish Law Firms' Expert Committee for Capital Market Law



IFLR1000 Highly regarded Legal 500 Henning Aasmul Olsen - Chambers Europe 2017 Henning Aasmul Olsen - Chambers Global 2017

Jyske Bank makes tender offer to Nordjyske Bank shareholders

13 March 2018

Today, Jyske Bank announced the decision to make a tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares in Nordjyske Bank.

Tender Offer to shareholders of Copenhagen Airports

11 December 2017

Copenhagen Airports announced on December 8 that a vehicle owned by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and ATP has made a mandatory tender offer to the shareholders of Copenhagen Airports.

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.

ATP makes investment in Copenhagen Airports - tender offer expected

15 September 2017

Copenhagen Airports (Nasdaq Copenhagen listed; ticker: KBHL:DC), the operator of the largest airport in the Nordic Region, announced on September 13 that ATP together with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan had agreed to purchase a stake in Copenhagen Airports bringing joint control over 57.7 per cent of all shares and votes.

Are you a hedgehog or a fox?

11 May 2017

Horten today hosted a workshop for a select group of Danish and European GCs, CLOs and Chief Legal Counsels on the role of the top legal officer. The workshop was by invitation of Global Leaders in Law.

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.

Global Leaders in Law appoints Horten as exclusive partner for Denmark

10 January 2017

Global Leaders in Law, the leading global general counsel forum based in London, and Horten has announced partnership. Appointed as a global bronze partner, Horten will sponsor the activities of Global Leaders in Law in 2017.

Legalisation of loans to shareholders and members of management adopted

1 December 2016

Until now, Denmark has been one of the few EU countries that has not allowed companies to issue loans to shareholders and members of management, except for loans to Danish and some international parents. Obviously, this is a competitive disadvantage. On 1 January 2017, such loans will be legal.

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.

Legalisation of loans to shareholders and members of management

7 October 2016

Danish businesses will finally be able to grant loans to shareholders and members of the management in connection with the adoption of a new bill.

Axcel, PFA and PKA acquires control in Danish Ship Finance

28 September 2016

Danish Ship Finance, the leading Copenhagen based dedicated ship finance institution, today announced that its large owners Danske Bank A/S, Danmarks Nationalbank, A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S and Nordea Bank AB (publ) had entered into an agreement to sell their entire shareholdings equal to 72 per cent of the shares in Danish Ship Finance to a Danish consortium consisting of Axcel, PFA and PKA.

IPO of Nets

27 September 2016

Nets, the Copenhagen based digital payment provider, settled the sale and purchase of offer shares in its successful IPO on Nasdaq Copenhagen.