Jacob Skude Rasmussen has a broad practice that covers high-profile commercial disputes and corporate crime. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator and has experience sitting as arbitrator under national and international rules. Jacob also advises on international public law and matters pertaining to Greenland. He is head of Gorrissen Federspiel's Greenland Desk.
Jacob Skude Rasmussen qualified for the Bar in 2009, gained right of audience before the High Court in 2012 and gained right of audience before the Supreme Court in 2017. He has been a partner at Gorrissen Federspiel since 2015. He is a former Senior Adviser at the Danish Foreign Ministry's legal service, a certified mediator and serves as an Advisory Board Member on the Danish Institute of Arbitration's Committee on Maritime Disputes.
In addition, Jacob Skude Rasmussen has a broad legal authorship, which includes co-authoring “Søloven” (a commentary on Danish Maritime Law) and contributing to reviews on dispute resolution and professional negligence from the Danish perspective. Jacob is also a frequent speaker at legal events as well as an examiner and former assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen.
Jacob Skude Rasmussen has conducted some of the most comprehensive, complex, high-profile and high-value court and arbitral cases in Denmark, primarily acting for major financial institutions, and international energy and shipping companies. His extensive experience includes matters concerning construction, banking and finance, transportation and IT. Jacob has also acted as defence counsel in high-profile corporate crime cases.
Career and education
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2015
Gorrissen Federspiel 2011 -
Senior Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Department for International law 2009 - 2011
Gorrissen Federspiel 2008 - 2009
Deputy head of mission, Royal Danish Embassy, Bucharest 2006 - 2008
Head of section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Department for International Law 2004 - 2006
Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 2017
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2009
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen 2005
LL.M., Lund University 2004
Jacob Skude Rasmussen is rated in Legal 500 and is listed in Who's Who Legal as a future leader for partners in litigation.
Søloven, 5th edition (a commentary on Danish maritime law with Peter Appel, Jens V Mathiasen and Jesper Martens)
The Dispute Resolution Review, 9th, 10th and 11th editions, Denmark chapter
The Professional Negligence Law Review, 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions, Denmark chapter
Locked Out of Heaven: The Air Greenland Case and Extraordinary Circumstances in the anthology from lowlands to high skies (with Morten Lundqvist Jakobsen)
“In the European Union we Trust?” in Stockholm Studies in Democratic Theory no. 2/2006
“A Law & Economics Analysis of the WTO Dispute Settlement System” in the anthology “Transferring Technology to Developing Countries”
“Det Økonomiske og Sociale Udvalg og Regional-udvalget”, Chapter 49 in EU-Karnov 2003
"Direkte virkning i trekantsrelationer i lyset af CIA og Unilever” in Justitia no. 5/2002
Lexology GTDT: Market Intelligence – Shipping
Memberships and activities
Advisory Board Member of the Danish Institute of Arbitration's Committee on Maritime Disputes 2016 –
External examiner, University of Copenhagen 2012 -
External lecturer in European and International Commercial Law, University of Copenhagen 2008 – 2010
Teaching assistant of EU law, University of Copenhagen 2005 – 2006
Teaching assistant of Public International Law, University of Copenhagen 2005 – 2006, 2010