Rikke Schiøtt Petersen

Gorrissen Federspiel - Denmark



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Rikke Schiøtt Petersen is partner in the Corporate M&A and Capital Markets practice group of Gorrissen Federspiel and is recognised as a leading capital markets lawyer in Denmark.

Being exceptionally experienced and highly skilled in public M&A and ECM deals for major Danish IPOs and international corporates, Rikke focuses on capital markets transactions, public and private M&A and corporate restructurings as well as advisory work on securities law and corporate law aspects, corporate governance and executive remuneration. Her clients cover corporate clients, private equity funds, investment banks and institutional investors.

Rikke has consistently been top ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, and clients refer to her as “one of the top ECM lawyers in Denmark”, and she is praised for her client service skills "very patient, helpful and extremely responsive".

  • Gorrissen Federspiel 1996 -
  • Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2006
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York 2001-2002
  • The EU Commission, DG IV Competition, Brussels and Danske Mejeriers Fællesorganisation, Brussels 1994-1995

  • Advised A.P. Møller - Mærsk and Maersk Drilling in connection with the demerger and separate listing of Maersk Drilling on Nasdaq Copenhagen
  • Advised Nets, a leading player in the payment services sector, in connection with the public takeover by a consortium of investors led by Hellman & Friedman
  • Advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund in connection with its sale of shares in Copenhagen Airports to OTPP and ATP and related matters
  • Advised TORM, the Danish shipping group, in connection with its restructuring and reorganisation and listing of TORM plc on Nasdaq Copenhagen and the subsequent listing on Nasdaq, New York. 
  • Advised on a number of recent Danish IPOs such as the Drilling Company of 1972, TCM Group, Orphazyme, Nets, TORM, NNIT, ISS, Matas, DONG Energy (now Ørsted), Chr. Hansen Holding, Pandora and TDC 

  • Member of the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance and of the Danish Commerce and Companies Appeals Board, both established by the Danish Ministry of Commerce and Growth
  • Legal expert appointed to the Board of Directors of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Secretary, Securities Law Committee, International Bar Association

  • Master of Laws, Aarhus University 1996
  • Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven 1994-1995