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Gorrissen Federspiel appoints two new partners

11 December 2020

Gorrissen Federspiel announces the appointment of two new partners, effective 1 January 2021. The new partners are David Telyas and Preben Jakobsen.

The appointment of the new partners is an expression of growth within the areas of the law in question and the wish to ensure continued development in Gorrissen Federspiel.

”With David and Preben we add two strong profiles to our group of partners, who have made their presence felt within their respective areas of the law. We wish to strengthen our IP & Digital Business and Restructuring & Insolvency practice groups and we see great potential, which the new partners will contribute to driving forward”, says Martin André Dittmer, Managing Partner.

He also point out that the appointment takes place as part of securing the next generation of strong partners in Gorrissen Federspiel.

”Our ambition is to be a law firm in a league of our own. This applies in relation to our clients as well as in relation to Gorrissen Federspiel as a workplace. This also implies that we must have the greatest talent in the business. By extending the group of partners, we gain two of the most competent lawyers to which our group of partners can pass on our cultural legacy and who can contribute to the continued development of our firm”, says Martin André Dittmer.

Gorrissen Federspiel has had many leading cases within IP & Digital Business and Restructuring & Insolvency. To mention a few, we have handled the restructuring of Thomas Cook, the replica case concerning the Rains raincoat and the trademark case, where a Chinese food producer imitated Royal Greenland’s logo.

Gorrissen Federspiel’s new partners are:

David Telyas (39), IP & Digital Business

David Telyas holds a Master of Laws degree from Aarhus University (2018), a Master of Business Law degree (2010) and is in addition a multimedia designer (2003).  Based on a business PhD programme, he also holds a PhD in the interface between patents and standards. This year, he celebrated his 10-year anniversary at Gorrissen Federspiel. He works at our offices in Prismet in Aarhus.

As part of the IP & Digital Business practice group, David specialises in providing advice to Danish and foreign clients concerning the legal aspects of digital business models, including in relation to data protection law, marketing law and consumer law.

In this respect, he has gained extensive experience in relation to issues concerning online trading platforms, online marketing, software development and the use of data.

In 2017, he was seconded to the Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May in London, where he was an integral part of their IP & Technology group.

David Telyas lives in Brabrand with his wife Anni Drejer Grøfte Telyas and their children Clara (one month) and Lucas (six years).

Preben Jakobsen (38), Restructuring & Insolvency

Preben Jakobsen holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Copenhagen (2007). He joined Gorrissen Federspiel’s Restructuring & Insolvency practice group in 2016. He works at our offices in Axel Towers in Copenhagen.

Preben Jakobsen started his career at Kromann Reumert where he was also assistant attorney. In 2018, he was seconded to the US law firm Holland & Knight in New York, where he worked as Foreign Lawyer in their Insolvency & Restructuring group.

Since 2009, his professional focus has been on restructuring and insolvency in national and international issues, primarily focusing on restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings and in-court and out-of-court reconstruction proceedings. In addition, he provides creditor advice to primarily Danish and foreign banks and financial institutions, just as he conducts cases within his practice area on a current basis.

Preben Jakobsen lives in Vanløse with his wife Ea Gry Pedersen and their two children Frederik (one year) and Hans Christian (three years).

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