Mikael Philip Schmidt advises on securities law issues and M&A.Within securities law, his focus is the general disclosure requirements, IPOs and direct issues. The Danish market is Mikael's primary focus, but he also often provides assistance in foreign transactions. Mikael has been involved in a large number of major Danish IPOs and public issues and is the author of the book Prospektretten (prospectus law).
Mikael also has extensive experience with all aspects of M&A transactions, including structured processes, PE-driven transactions, drafting and negotiation of transaction documentation and the subsequent legal work with the operation of the company.
Finally, Mikael advises on all aspects of business law issues, general company law and company formation.
Career and education
Gorrissen Federspiel 2007 -
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2017
Stikeman Elliott, Toronto 2015
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2010
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen 2007
Université Paris II, France 2006
Mikael Philip Schmidt is ranked in Legal 500 "Mikael Philip Schmidt is a talented up and coming Corporate lawyer"
Chambers Corporate M&A 2020 Guide, Law & Practice Denmark
The Shareholder Rights Directive and its implementation into Danish law (Aktionærrettighedsdirektivet og den danske implementering), Nordic Journal of Company Law (Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret), no. 1, 2019
Takeover practice - a guide for bidder and target, Revisions & Regnskabsvæsen, no. 6, 2018
Den nye prospektforordning - en gennemgribende revision af reglerne for prospekter, (The new prospectus regulation introducing major changes to the prospectus rules), the Danish periodical Auditing & Accounting, no. 11, 2017
The Market Abuse Regulation - what we learned from a hectic 2016 with MAR, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, no. 2, 2017.
The Market Abuse Regulation - an introduction to the new rules, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, no. 5, 2016.
Prospectus Law, 1st edition, KarnovGroup, 2016.
Proposal for new legislation on commercial foundations, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, no. 5, 2014.
Disclosure requirements for major shareholders, Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, no. 1, 2014.
Specifics of the Danish Takeover Regime, XBMA Forum, Danish Update, December 2012
"Patenting diagnostic methods", Justitia no. 3, 2007
Memberships and activities
Associate Professor in European and International Commercial Law, University of Copenhagen 2009 - 2012
Legal advisor, Copenhagen Legal Aid 2003 - 2009