Claus Bennetsen


Claus Bennetsen specialises in banking and finance law. Claus has more than 20 years of law firm experience advising banks, financial institutions and their customers about financing and reorganisation, including acquisition finance, financing of real estate portfolios and other major assets like windturbines, and preparation of standard documentation for financial institutions, Claus benefits in this respect from Horten's membership of the Loan Market Association (LMA) where he is a regular participant in seminars.

Claus has special knowledge of and wide experience in the structuring of cross-border financial transactions. He also provides advice within fund management to, inter alia, Danish and foreign fund managements, investment funds, hedge funds etc, and he also advises on the regulation of the financial sector, including on the establishment and operation of stockbrokers in particular.

Claus is also an active advisor for the Danish subsidiaries of foreign groups and for a number of production, service and trade companies which he has often assisted in relation to acquisition or establishment.

Claus Bennetsen is mentioned by the following international publications:

  • Legal 500: Banking & Finance
  • Chambers Europe: Banking & Finance
  • PLC Which Lawyer: Banking & Finance (Endorsed)
  • IFLR 1000: Banking & Finance (Leading Lawyer)

Languages spoken Scandinavian languages, English, French and German

Published Works


LL.M., the University of London, 1988, Master of Laws, the University of Aarhus , 1987, Auditeur lib


The International Bar Association, Danish Society of Finance Analysts, Danish Association for Banking and Finance Law, Danish Association of Corporate