Morten Schwartz Nielsen

Partner, Attorney (H)
+45 33 300 271
Morten Schwartz Nielsen. A knowledgeable litigator that has been heavily involved in high profile litigation for international businesses.
'very professional in his work' and is noted for his expertise in commercial disputes and bankruptcy-related cases; he acted for Siemens in liability proceedings related to the bankruptcy of an IT factory, and also represented an investor in a class action brought against OW Bunker.
”Quick responses and good service”
Legal Comprehensive "Top 100 Lawyer in the World 2018"
"Responsible, professional"

Morten Schwartz Nielsen is a litigation attorney and specialises in commercial disputes before all court instances and arbitration tribunals. As an acknowledged expert within finance law, particularly in leasing, he has written several articles and books on the subject. Morten also advises on corporate law, securities law, M&A, distribution agreements and carries out board assignments.

Morten specialises in complex litigation and arbitration disputes by successfully setting out the case strategy, assessing the likelihood of a successful outcome, and maintaining control of the case as it progresses. His cases have included shareholder class-actions for recovery of losses and the defending of directors against liability claims.

Morten has served as interim judge with the Eastern High Court, where he gained particular insight on how to conduct litigation in an efficient manner.

Morten assists a large number of companies - especially within the financial sector and has extensive experience with cross-border cases. Furthermore, Morten serves on a considerable number of boards of directors and in positions of trust. In 2009, he received a grant in recognition of an extraordinary effort for the benefit of the legal profession.

SIGNIFICANT Current Cases:

Morten is acting on behalf of shareholders in the OW Bunker class action.


right of audience

Danish Supreme Court 2009
Danish High Court 2004


Executive Board Programme, Scandinavian Executive Institute - INSEAD, 2019
Negotiation course, Harvard University 2018
Diploma in Business Excellency (DBE), Copenhagen Business School 2014
Columbia Business School 2013
Law Firm Management 2012
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2004
Master of Law, University of Copenhagen 2001

former occupation

Interim High Court judge, Eastern High Court 2017
Danders & More (Osborne Clarke)
Jan Anker Rasmussen law firm


Acea Capital A/S - Chairman
Acea Systems A/S - Chairman
Amplifice ApS - Chairman
Bonuslån ApS - Chairman
Boris Holding ApS
Botech Bolig- og Erhvervsteknik ApS
H.H. Mejer Holding ApS - Chairman
Moneytor ApS - Chairman
Lindhardt A/S
Repay Finance A/S - Chairman
Velkommen A/S - Chairman
Folmers VVS A/S
Thaysen & Co. A/S

positions of trust

The Danish Bar and Law Society, Procedural Law Committee, 2012- present
External examiner at University of Copenhagen, Law Department 
Chairman of the Danish Association of Attorneys and Assistant Attorneys, 2006-2010
Deputy Chairman of the Danish Association of Attorneys and Assistant Attorneys, 2004-2006
European Young Bar Association, Vice President 2008-2010

teaching experience

University of Copenhagen, law of contracts and tort, law of property, procedural law, 2004-2010 
University of Southern Denmark, International Trade Law Dispute Resolution, 2007-2008
University of Southern Denmark, Coach for the SDU team in Wilhelm C. Vis Moot Court Competition, 2006 - present


  • Operationel Leasing - a definition, Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift 2017, p. 68 (ET.2017.68)
  • Enforcement of Judgements and Arbitral Awards, Denmark, Thomson Reuters, May 2017
  • What lies beneath: Who bears the liability for Initial Public Offering, Expert view in Corporate Dispute Resolution Magazine, May 2016
  • Lessor’s obligations when entering into leasing agreements - have they changed in relation to U 2013.2041H? Erhvervsjuridisk tidsskrift 2014 p. 149 (ET.2014.159) 
  • A greener pasture?, Expert view in Corporate Dispute Resolution Magazine, October 2014 
  • The Q&A guide to Dispute Resolution in Denmark 2014-2015, Practical Law/Thomson Reuters
  • The Q&A guide to Arbitration in Denmark 2014-2015, Practical Law/ Thomson Reuters
  • Use the break as an efficient tool, Advokaten nr. 9, 2013
  • Are the correct costs being charged? Advokaten no. 3, 2013 
  • Refinancing of leasing agreements - an analysis of the Supreme Court judgement published in U 2012.177H, Erhvervsjuridisk tidsskrift 2012 p- 112 (ET.2012.119)  
  • An overview of the use of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, CISG, Erhvervsjuridisk tidsskrift 2009 p. 359 (ET.2009.259) 
  • Venue for claims relating to the law on rent - the simplified collection procedure, Ugeskrift for retsvæsen 2007 p. 162 (U.2007B.162).  
  • Class action suits in Denmark, International Litigation News, September 2007, p. 50.



Scrutiny of TV2/Danmark A/S
Reconstruction of Scan Energy
Several judgements published in Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen


The Danish Arbitration Association 
The Danish Association of Procedural Law Attorneys
The Association of Danish Law Firms
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
American Bar Association


Scandinavian languages

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