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Henrik Nedergaard Thomsen is an equity partner at the law firm Poul Schmith located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Henrik is the head of the firm’s insurance and liability team and is part of the management of the firm’s life science team. Henrik is mainly instructed by Danish and international clients in the insurance sector and by Danish public authorities, including governmental agencies covered by National Indemnity. He is focused on insurance and the defence of liabilities and complex disputes. His practice includes litigation, arbitration and mediation both nationally and internationally. Since 1998, he has litigated more than 150 cases before the Danish Supreme Court and in addition numerous cases before the Danish High Court and district courts and various arbitration tribunals. He is a certified arbitrator.
His experience includes issues relating to liability and cover, professional liability, product liability, energy and offshore, property damage, subrogation, reinsurance and general insurance law and law of torts as well as public authorities' liability in damages, including self-insurance by the Danish State. He also advises on patents and trademarks. Henrik is mentioned in Chambers Europe and Legal 500 in respect of dispute resolution and litigation. Henrik is a member of the board of directors of the Danish Association for Tort and Insurance Law and a member of the special committee on the law of damages and insurance law of the Association of Danish Law Firms, has been appointed an external examiner in connection with the practical litigation test by the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society and is a member of the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association, AIDA, Forsikringsforeningen (a Danish insurance association) and IBA. He lectures at Forsikringsakademiet, among others. Henrik is currently assisting a number of Danish and international insurance companies, the Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-life Insurers, Banedanmark, the Danish Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Danish Police.
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