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Jacob Bier

Partner

Jacob is one of Denmark's most experienced and renowned lawyers in M&A and financial matters with decades of extensive Danish and international experience. Jacob is a Board Member of the Firm.

‘Jacob Bier is very commercially minded and actually has a wealth of business experience which in combination with his legal skill set makes him stand out; you can tell that he has been confronted with a lot of complex situations over the years. Creative!’
— The Legal 500
Languages
Danish and English
Career & Education
2024
Moalem Weitemeyer

1986
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen
Other relevant education and experience

2019
Senior Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, London

2008
Board Member of the Advisory Board, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession
Appointments and other Activities

Jacob is member of the Firm's Board. He also serves as member of the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession and Board Member of the the think tank Justitia

Jacob has been attached to the University of Copenhagen as an external lecturer in the subject Law of Obligations.

Recent Recognitions
Key Individual:

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Transaction Highlights
Private and Public M&A & Capital Markets
Jacob Bier has assisted with several hundred M&A/ECM cases. Selected transactions completed before joining Moalem Weitemeyer include:

Represented Ørsted in connection with the company's planned IPO from 2007-2015

Represented the Danish State and Ørsted in connection with the investment in Ørsted by Goldman Sachs, ATP, and PFA

Represented AP Møller Mærsk in connection with the sale of Norfolk Line and the simultaneous investment in DFDS, approximately 31% of the share capital in DFDS

Represented Microsoft (and Goldman Sachs) in connection with Microsoft's acquisition of Navision

Represented ATP, PFA, Folksam, and CP Dyvig in connection with the purchase of FIH Erhvervsbank

Represented Codan and its board in connection with RSA's public takeover offer to the shareholders of Codan

Represented the shareholders of Flying Tiger in connection with the sale of the company to EQT

Represented Swedish Match in connection with the merger with Scandinavian Tobacco Group

Represented senior and mezzanine lenders in connection with Blackstone, Apax, KKR, Permira, and Providence's acquisition of TDC

Represented Nordea in connection with the purchase of (parts of) Roskilde Bank

Represented Nordea in connection with the purchase of Fionia Bank

Represented the Carlsberg Foundation in connection with Carlsberg and Heineken's takeover and split of Scottish & Newcastle

Represented EQT in connection with several acquisitions, sales, and bids for a number of larger companies

Represented Nordic Capital in connection with the purchase of Kompan, Sportsmaster, and Nycomed, as well as bids for a number of other larger companies

Represented Danmarks Radio and TV2 in connection with the sale of their antenna business to Teracom

Represented TV2 in connection with the sale of TV2 Radio

Represented Telia in connection with several larger (not completed) M&A transactions

Represented Kirkbi in connection with investment in ISS

Represented Kirkbi in connection with the purchase of a part of Burbo Bank Wind Farm

Represented IF Skadesforsikring in connection with the purchase of shares in Topdanmark

Represented Novo Holding in connection with the purchase of 26% of Chr. Hansen Holding

Represented Novozymes in connection with several larger M&A transactions

Represented Goldman Sachs in connection with the acquisition of ISS

Represented Danske Bank and Nordea in connection with the IPO of William Demant

Represented Danske Bank and Nordea in connection with the IPO of Tryg

Represented Nordea in connection with several issuances in ISS

Represented Danske Bank in connection with a rights issue in Coda

Represented Nordea and other banks in connection with the IPO and issuances in NEG Micon (Vestas)

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