Lise Lotte Hjerrild



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Secretary: Helle Lykke Petersen

Lise Lotte Hjerrild is specialised in M&A, focusing on private M&A. She advises a number of Danish and foreign companies on all M&A, capital markets and company law matters.

Since 1997, Lise Lotte has led a large number (+100) of private and public M&A transactions, including cross-border purchases and sales of companies, mergers and demergers of listed companies, listings and delistings, take-over bids, structured auction processes and investments in Danish and foreign companies. Further, she has a unique experience in privatisations, especially of airports, energy companies and other utilities, and in worldwide group restructurings.

Internationally, Lise Lotte is the Treasurer of IBA’s Women Lawyer’s Interest Group and a member of IBA’s Diversity Council. Further, Lise Lotte is an Officer of ABA’s International M&A and Joint Venture Committee and is regularly speaking on M&A topics on international conferences.

Lise Lotte was awarded the Women in Law Awards 2017 in acknowledgement of her outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Corporate Governance.

Lise Lotte is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Chambers Global & Europe - Corporate/M&A
Best Lawyers - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
IFLR1000 - M&A and Capital Markets (Highly regarded)

Lise Lotte Hjerrild is "very capable and pragmatic and a good, industry-savvy M&A lawyer," according to clients

Chambers Global

Clients say lise lotte hjerrild is a hardcore M&A lawyer who works day and night and loves what she does.

Chambers Europe

Highly skilled M&A lawyer Lise Lotte Hjerrild understands the drivers of the business and is easy to introduce to the client.

Legal 500



Officer of ABA's International M&A and Joint Venture Committee, 2017
IBA Officer, 2013
Board member, Horten, 2012-2017
Partner, Horten, 2004
Attorney, Kromann Reumert Law Firm, 1998-2004
Admitted to the Danish bar, 1998
Assistant Attorney and Attorney, Kromann & Münter Law Firm, 1995-1998


LL.M., University of Cambridge, 1999
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen, 1995

Positions of trust

Chairman of the general meetings in Danske Advokater (Association of Danish Law Firms) 
Speaker at international M&A conferences
Treasurer in IBA’s Women Lawyers’ Interest Group Committee
Officer of ABA's International M&A and Joint Venture Committee


The Danish Bar
Danish Association of Corporate Law
IBA (International Bar Association)
ABA (American Bar Association), International Section



IFLR1000 Highly regarded    Lise Lotte Hjerrild - Chambers Europe 2017    Lise Lotte Hjerrild - 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.

Green Tech Challenge 2017

27 September 2017

Horten supports the Green Tech Challenge with a team of advisors and a financial contribution. The Green Tech Challenge supports a number of selected Nordic tech companies with a strong sustainable agenda to optimise their businesses.

Honors to M&A partner Lise Lotte Hjerrild

25 April 2017

Partner Lise Lotte Hjerrild is appointed to the Steering Group of the International M&A and Joint Venture Committee of the American Bar Association and Women in Law Awards 2017.

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.

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.

New Advisory Board is to advise the government on a circular economy

2 November 2016

The government has set up an Advisory Board consisting of Danish business executives, who are going to advise the government on a circular economy thereby increasing enterprises' earning opportunities, promoting a more efficient utilisation of resources and minimising the environmental impact. The new measure was presented by the Minister of the Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, and the Minister of Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen.

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.

Horten assists VPK Packaging Group with acquisition of Peterson Packaging

3 October 2016

On 3 October 2016, the Belgian packaging manufacturer VPK Packaging Group acquired the Norwegian Peterson Packaging A/S from Pemco A/S and Unitel A/S.

Bill on registration of actual shareholders adopted

19 April 2016

On 1 March 2016, a bill on registration of actual shareholders was adopted by the Danish Parliament. The act will, among others, amend the Companies Act.

How to prepare and conduct a general meeting

11 April 2016

This article will answer the questions often asked when preparing a general meeting, which most municipal companies are required to hold annually.

International women lawyers discuss the future of the legal profession

6 April 2016

Horten participates when 150 lawyers from all over the world meet in Berlin on 7-8 April under the headline "Law in a changing world – how women can contribute to innovation of the legal profession".

Horten Corporate Day 2016 - Danish companies at the forefront

18 March 2016

At Horten's Corporate Day 2016 on 16 March, Danish and foreign executives and experts gave their views on the trends and opportunities of the Danish business sector. Horten will repeat the success next year with Horten Corporate Day 2017.