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Harald Søndergaard
, Attorney-at-Law (H)

Harald Søndergaard joined Hafnia Law Firm in 2012 as an assistant attorney and became an attorney-at-law in 2015 with right of audience before the high courts.

The main area of Harald’s expertise is international recovery and enforcement issues with particular emphasis on sale and purchase of ships, drafting international contracts, insurance and the oil industry. His clients are primarily ship owners, banks, insurance companies and bunker traders.

In addition, Harald has extensive litigation experience particularly with international commercial disputes and disputes related to cross-border insolvencies. He has experience with all instances in the Danish court system as well as with Danish and international arbitration.
Practice Areas

  • Ship sale and purchase, finance, brokering, management and agency
  • Charterparties
  • Bunker contracts, bunker disputes and other bunker related matters
  • Carriage of goods and passengers by sea, air, road and rail and freight forwarding
  • Corporate law
  • International contracts
  • Marketing practices and unfair business conduct
  • Product liability
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Arrest of ships and other assets and enforcement proceedings
Positions of Trust

  • Chairman of the Danish Branch of Young CMI

  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • The Danish Branch of Comité Maritime International (CMI)
  • The Danish Branch of Young CMI
  • Young Arbitrators Copenhagen
  • The International Bar Association (IBA)

  • Comparative Advertisements, Retsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift 2013/6

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

  • 2015-: Attorney-at-Law, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2012-2015: Assistant Attorney, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2011-2012: Law Student, Gorrissen Federspiel
  • 2010-2011: Law Student, Kammeradvokaten – Law Firm Poul Schmith
  • 2009-2010: Legal Assistant, Codan Forsikring A/S
  • 2012: Cand.jur. (Master of Laws), University of Aarhus
  • 2012: Legal studies, University of Zurich

Harald Søndergaard

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