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Anders Amstrup Fournais
, Attorney-at-Law (H)

Anders Amstrup Fournais joined Hafnia Law Firm in 2012 and became licensed to practice law as an attorney in 2015. Later that year, Anders was admitted to appear before the High Courts. In 2020, Anders obtained right of appearance before the Supreme Court.

Anders’ areas of expertise are shipping & trading, infrastructure/offshore and insurance with a particular focus on dispute resolution. He is an active litigator and thrives with complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration.

In recent years, Anders has led a high number of claims through English arbitration for Danish and foreign clients acting as solicitor on record before English arbitrators.

Anders also assists suppliers, banks and other clients with international recovery and enforcement of maritime claims worldwide.
Practice Areas

  • Ship sale and purchase, finance, brokering, management and agency
  • Charterparties
  • Offshore wind projects
  • Corporate law
  • International contracts
  • Public procurement
  • Litigation and domestic and international arbitration
  • Arrest of ships and other assets and enforcement proceedings
  • Insurance
Board Positions

  • Since 2018: YoungShip Denmark (chairman and founder)
  • 2013-2017: Moot Clinic (founder)

  • The Danish Law and Bar Society
  • The Danish Branch of Comité Maritime International (CMI)
  • The Danish Arbitration Association
  • Copenhagen Young Lawyers Association
  • The International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • YoungShip Denmark

  • Danish chapter, Enforcement of Jugdments, Awards & Deeds in Commercial Matters, edited by Carel J. H. van Lynden, Sweet & Maxwell, 2013 (co-author)
  • A paradigm shift in administration of justice’s approach to involvement of Experts, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen 2012B.498 (co-author)
  • Conflicts over priority of claims in ships, The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court 150 Years, Karnov Group Denmark, 2011 (co-author)

  • Danish and the other Scandinavian languages
  • English
Experience and Education

  • 2015-: Attorney-at-Law, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2012-2015: Pro Bono Counsel, Copenhagen Legal Aid
  • 2012-2015: Assistant Attorney, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2013-: Founder and organizer, Moot Clinic
  • 2016-2017: External Lecturer in Legal Risk Management (Maritime Law), University of Southern Denmark
  • 2012-2014: External Lecturer in European and International Commercial Law, University of Copenhagen
  • 2012: Cand.jur. (Master of Laws), University of Aarhus
  • 2011: Honorable mention and finalist, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitation Moot
  • 2010: Legal studies, Vrije University, Amsterdam

Anders Amstrup Fournais

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