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New chairman of the board of directors in Gorrissen Federspiel

31 March 2020

As per 1 April 2020, Niels Bang becomes new chairman of the board of directors in Gorrissen Federspiel. Niels Bang has been with Gorrissen Federspiel since 1995. He takes over the chairmanship after Peter Appel.

As per 1 April 2020, Niels Bang, partner in Gorrissen Federspiel, takes over as chairman of the board of directors in Gorrissen Federspiel. He succeeds Peter Appel, who has served on the board of directors since 2003 and has served as chairman of the board since 2015.

”I am proud to pass on the chairmanship to Niels Bang. Niels is one of the strongest profiles in Gorrissen Federspiel. He possesses the highest professional skills in all respects. He is the right person, together with our Managing Partner, Martin André Dittmer, to manage the future development of the firm with focus on providing outstanding legal advice to our clients. In addition, Niels Bang possesses the managerial skills required to be chairman of a law firm with 50 partners and 500 employees”, says Peter Appel.

Niels Bang joined Gorrissen Federspiel in 1995 as an assistant attorney and made partner in 2006. He is head of the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice group assisting Danish and foreign undertakings in relation to corporate law, securities law and M&A transactions.

With more than 20 directorships, Niels has extensive experience as a director and an active discussion partner in issues relating to organisation and business. He has twice been a member of the board of directors in Gorrissen Federspiel.

”I highly respect our DNA and history. What our former and present partners and employees have created is unique. Peter Appel has for many years been a dedicated and committed leader and has contributed extensively to our present position. I look forward to contributing even more to ensuring that Gorrissen Federspiel continues to be a relevant adviser to trade and industry – both in times of crisis and in times of prosperity. Last year, we launched our 2022 strategy, which is to support our ambitions for being a law firm in a league of its own. We will continue to focus on delivering the highest quality and integrity and on attracting the greatest talents to our law firm”, says the future chairman of the board of directors, Niels Bang.

Peter Appel continues as head of the firm’s Shipping/Offshore/Transportation practice group and joins the firm’s Ethical Committee.

As at 1 April 2020, Gorrissen Federspiel’s board of directors is composed of:

Niels Bang (Chairman)
Martin André Dittmer (Managing Partner)
Anders Peter G. Christoffersen
Henriette Gernaa
Bo Holse
Tobias Linde

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