Jacob Bier


Amerika Plads 37
København Ø

Tel: +45 36 94 12 23
Fax: +45 33 12 00 14

Email: jbi@plesner.com
Web: www.plesner.com

Jacob Bier is head of the practice area Equity Capital Markets.

Jacob Bier primarily deals with cases within the corporate finance area, including mergers and acquisitions, stock market and securities, share issues and private placement, private equity and venture capital.
Jacob Bier’s clients are Scandinavian and international investment banks, large companies, private equity funds and venture companies.

Career path

-1997 Admitted to the Supreme Court
-1989 Admitted to the bar
-1986 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen



Plesner is one of Denmark’s leading specialists in Equity Capital Market law.

We provide advice on all company and securities law matters for companies and securities listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen and other regulated markets such as Dansk AMP and First North.

Our clients include Danish listed companies and Danish and foreign investors and financial institutions. We have received top ratings from leading international rating agencies such as Chambers and The Legal 500.

We provide advice in the context of and in consideration of the required business insight, and our advice complies at all times with the constantly changing market standards.

We have an ongoing involvement in the development of the Danish equity market, including regulatory, market and best practice issues.

Our experience
We aim to provide advice that delivers added value for our customers.

Our extensive involvement in transactions on Danish and international markets gives us unmatched expertise and comprehensive practical experience in Equity Capital Markets law.

Our services cover the entire field, including:

-Accelerated book building
-Rights issues
-Direct placements
-Capital adjustments
-Public takeovers (for purchaser or defence)
-Bond issues
-General advice to listed companies on their general ongoing compliance obligations under capital markets law (disclosure requirements, flagging, etc)
-Corporate governance

Selected examples of capital market transactions

-Veloxis Pharmaceuticals – rights issue
-Origio – public takeover bid from The Cooper Companies
-Novo A/S – investment in Chr. Hansen – private placement
-FIH Erhvervsbank – sale of assets to Finansiel Stabilitet
-Affitech – public takeover bid from Trans Nova Investments
-Brødrene Hartmann – public takeover bid from Lactosan-Sanovo
-Mansvell Enterprises – direct placement of shares in Cimber Sterling
-Dupont – public takeover of Danisco
-Sanistål – rights issue to lending banks
-Zealand Pharma – IPO
-A.P. Møller-Mærsk – investment in DFDS A/S via direct placement

Plesner is recognised as a leading Danish full-service law firm. Having about 350 employees, 220 of whom are fee earners, we are able to carry out the largest and most complex legal projects.

We aim to create the greatest possible value for our clients’ businesses through focused and pro-active advice, constant development of our competences and a high level of service.

Specialist expertise in all areas
Plesner covers all important areas of commercial law and is continuously rated among the best law firms in Denmark.

Our specialists are among the absolutely best in their fields and handle the interests of Danish and international clients in Denmark and abroad.


Practice head Jacob Bier impresses clients with his “high-quality advice.” He notably advised Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley on the proposed IPO of ISS.
Chambers Europe, 2014