Michael Wejp Olsen's practise focuses on advising companies and financial sponsors on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate finance matters. Notable projects
Michael has broad M&A experience spanning numerous industries.
Notable recent transactions include:
Funds advised by Doughty Hanson & Co's sale of the LM Wind Power Group to General Electric Co.
Vestas Wind System's divestment of its machining and casting business to VTC Partners GmbH
Micromatic's sale of Nassau Door A/S to ASSA ABLOY AB
GE Capital Corporation's sale of GE Money Bank in the Nordics to Banco Santander S.A.
Nykredit Realkredit A/S sale of Nykredit Forsikring A/S to Gjensidige Forsikring ASA
Nykredit Realkredit A/S's public takeover of Forstædernes Bank A/S
The Kruuse family's sale of Jørgen Kruuse A/S to Henry Schein Inc.
The Harboe family and Novo Nordisk A/S sale of Dako A/S to EQT Partners
IT & Telecom
The DLG Group's sale of DLG Tele to TeliaSonera
The public takeover of EG A/S by Nordic Capital
The public takeover of TDC A/S by a purchase vehicle owned by Apax Partners, The Blackstone Group, KKR, Permira and Providence Equity Partners
Lodging & Real Estate
The sale by companies advised by Solstra Capital Partners of the Marriott hotel in Copenhagen
The acquisition by real estate funds advised by Patrizia of the Galleri K shopping area in Copenhagen from Bank of Ireland
The acquisition by Central Group of the Illum Department Property in Copenhagen
The acquisition by companies advised by Solstra Capital Partners of the Bella Center Group
The sale of Steen & Strøm's shopping mall division in the Nordics to ABP Pension Fund
Oil & Gas
The Shell Group's sale of A/S Dansk Shell to Dansk Olieselskab ApS
NKT's sale of NKT Flexibles to National Oilwell Varco Inc.
The Shell Group's sale of its marketing activities in Denmark (including all Shell branded gas stations) to Couche-Tard
Funds advised by Axcel Industriinvestor A/S sale of the Georg Jensen Group to Investcorp
Solstra Investments sale of the Copenhagen landmark department store Illum A/S to la Rinascente
Career and education
Gorrissen Federspiel since 2007 -
Partner since 2012
LL.M., University of Chicago 2005
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2004
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen 2001
Duke University, School of Law 2000
Michael Wejp-Olsen is ranked as Highly regarded in IFLR1000 and recommended in Legal 500.
Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers, Kluwer Law, Danish Section 2014
Squeeze-Out of Minority Shareholders in M&A transactions, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, no. 11 2008
"The significance of American Securities Law on M&A transactions involving Danish Companies", Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, no. 4 2008
Reverse Vertical Mergers, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen no. 4 2006
Memberships and Activities
The Danish Association for Company Law;University of Chicago, Alumni Club
Part-time lecturer in Property Law, University of Copenhagen 2005-2007
Lecturer of Property Law, University of Copenhagen 2001-2004