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Gorrissen Federspiel
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Corporate, Transport (Including aviation and shipping)
4-6 Years

Do you want to work on some of the most interesting matters in the shipping, offshore and transportation industry? Do you want to further develop your legal skills in a collaborative and inspiring environment? And do you want to contribute to providing legal advice to leading companies?

Then you simply will not find a better place to do it than at Gorrissen Federspiel and right now we are looking for a capable solicitor to join our Shipping, Offshore and Transportation group.

The Shipping / Offshore / Transportation group

The group advises on all areas of law relevant to the shipping, offshore and transportation industries, including: M&A, reorganisations, joint ventures, financing of ships and other assets, sale and purchase of second-hand vessels, new building projects, company law and other types of transactions.

We are lawyers for The Blue Denmark, and our maritime practice dates back to the 1890s.

We have close contacts with the companies, organisations and public authorities that make Denmark a leading maritime nation. The group’s close ties to the industry enable us to provide advice based on knowledge and understanding of market developments and individual client needs.

Advise at the highest professional and ethical level

As a lawyer at Gorrissen Federspiel, you will advise major Danish and foreign companies, institutions and private equity funds. We insist that our advice is of the highest professional and commercial standard.

Become part of an experienced and skilled group

In the Shipping, Offshore and Transportation group, you will be part of a lively team with an informal and committed atmosphere, dealing with some of the most exciting and complex international matters in the industry. It is a modern and exciting department.

Attorney – and professionally among the best

You will have the best chance of succeeding in your job if you can say yes to the following:

  • You are a qualified  solicitor in England and Wales or, if you are qualified in another common law jurisdiction, you have experience of advising under English law.
  • You are 3+ PQE.
  • You have experience or an interest in maritime law.
  • You have experience working on M&A deals, financing and corporate law.
  • You have a good understanding of both legal and business contexts and you are able to grasp complex issues and provide overview.
  • You have advanced English skills.
  • You are a pragmatic and solution-oriented advisor.
  • You are motivated, enthusiastic and want to develop through working on complex and exciting cases.

About us

At Gorrissen Federspiel, we have a shared vision of being a law firm in a league of its own. For us, this means that we have the most satisfied clients, who choose us for our deep professionalism and our decency. It also means that we have the most skilled and committed employees. One of our principal tasks is to attract the best talent in the industry and ensure the best possible environment for our employees to thrive, develop and have an exciting and challenging work life. This is why flexibility, development and balance are key elements in our approach to our employees.

Read more about Gorrissen Federspiel as a workplace at

Application and contact

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis, so please upload your application via our website as soon as possible. If we find the right candidate before the advertising deadline, we will fill the position. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Partner Morten Berggreen, Partner Johan Casper Hennings or Practice Area Counsel Michaela Widdowson-Kidd at +4533414141.

We assess both current and future employees based on their skills and do not take into account social background, culture, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, skin colour or sexuality. To ensure a welcoming and equal assessment of all candidates, Gorrissen Federspiel advises applicants to send their CV without a picture. We have and want a diverse employee composition, which is why we are committed to creating the framework for an inclusive recruitment process with equal opportunities for all applicants.

Gorrissen Federspiel is one of Denmark’s largest law firms. We employ approx. 600 people of which 330 are lawyers, and we provide advice within all areas of business law. As a firm, we emphasize the importance of quality, ethics, value creation, vision and team spirit. To go the extra mile has been one of our slogans for many years, and at Gorrissen Federspiel it applies to both clients and colleagues - we want to be ‘In a league of our own’.


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