Rikke Schiøtt Petersen primarily deals with securities law, M&A and corporate law, including international group structures. She assists Danish and foreign industrial and financial clients in connection with i.a. mergers & acquisitions, structured sales processes, public tender offers for listed companies, initial public offerings, other public offerings, verification processes, etc.
Rikke Schiøtt Petersen further assists our clients in connection with the establishment of investment associations as well as in relation to foreign investment funds' marketing in Denmark and listing of bonds and structured products.
Career and education
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
Admitted to the Danish Bar 1999
Cambridge University 1997
Master of Laws, Aarhus University 1996
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven 1994-1995
Rikke Schiøtt Petersen holds several rankings in the leading international rating guides. In the Legal 500, Rikke is rated as a ”Leading Individual”, and she is named a ”Market Leader 2020” in the IFLR1000. Moreover, Rikke is listed in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2020. Chambers Global and Chambers Europe also give Rikke top ratings within Corporate/M&A.
Co-author of Thomson Reuters "Capital Markets Global Guide: Equity", Denmark Chapter, 2020 (available online: Equity Capital Markets in Denmark)
Co-author of "Companies - Relevant topics II", chapter 3 "Beneficial owners - Increased transparency with practical challenges" 2019
Co-author of "The Revised Recommendations on Corporate Governance - an overview of material changes and the background for these", RR.3.2018.44, the Danish monthly "Revision & Regnskabsvæsen" 2018
Co-author of "The International Capital Markets Review", Chapter on Denmark 2015
Co-author of "The International Capital Markets Review", Danish Chapter 2011
Co-author and editor of the Firm's annual benchmark report on "Remuneration and Composition for Danish Large Cap Companies" and "Corporate Governance"
Co-author and editor of a legal guide on "Public Takeovers in Denmark" (2015)
Co-author of "Global Legal Insights to: Initial Public Offerings 2018", Danish chapter 2018
Memberships and activities
Diversity and Inclusion Officer, International Bar Association
Member of the Committee on Corporate Governance, established by the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth
Legal expert appointed to the Board of Directors of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, established by the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth
Danish Commerce and Companies Appeals Board set up by the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs