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Henrik Thal Jantzen
, Partner & Attorney-at-Law (H)

Henrik Thal Jantzen joined Hafnia as partner in 2018. Being a partner of Kromann Reumert since 1993 and head of the law office’s shipping and transportation group for more than 20 years, he holds a remarkable experience within that area.
The maritime and transportation work includes i.a. cargo recovery, marine insurance disputes, freight forwarding and logistics issues and marine casualty.
With his experience in maritime matters, Henrik has been appointed as trusted advisor in various marine related matters, including
  • President of the Danish Maritime Law Society since 2009
  • Appointed by Confederation of Danish Enterprise (Dansk Erhverv) and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, in connection with the revision of the Nordic Freight Forwarding Standard Terms in 2000 and 2015
  • Appointed by Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk Industri) since 2000 as a member of Danish Maritime Law Committee( Sølovsudvalget)
  • Assisted Danish Insurance Association (Forsikring & Pension) in 2017 and 2018 in the revision of standard cargo insurance terms
  • Appointed Danish member of the board of the newly established Nordic Arbitration Institute

In addition Henrik has a substantial experience in general commercial insurance matter, including disputes in relation to construction and operational all risk policies, property risk and other commercial risk insurances.
Henrik is furthermore a highly experienced commercial litigator and has conducted several landmark financial and maritime cases before the Danish Supreme Court. He has been a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association since 1991. He has acted as counsel and arbitrators in a number of arbitration proceedings.
Practice Areas

  • Cargo claims, freight forwarding disputes and marine casualties
  • Shipyard disputes
  • Marine and transportation insurance
  • Commercial and property insurance
  • Arrests of vessels and ITF conflicts
  • Product liability, professional liability and tort law
  • General commercial litigation and arbitration
Positions of Trust

  • Since 2006, Board Member of Krøll Cranes A/S
  • Since 2009, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Danish shipyard FAYARD A/S
  • Since 2016, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Danish shipping company Falcon Maritime Group A/S
  • Since 2009, President of Danish MLA/CMI
  • Since 2018, Board member of Nordic Arbitration
  • Since 2002, Member of Sølovsudvalget (Danish Maritime Law Committee)
  • Since 1998, Titulary Member of Comité Maritime International
  • Since 2015, Board member and administrator of the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation
  • Since 2017, Vice Chairman of Odense Bys Museer
  • Board member and administrator of the Emil Wolff’s Foundation
  • Board member and administrator of the Finn Jensen and Kirsten Finn-Jensen’s Foundation
  • Board member and administrator of the Kaj and Allis Bunch-Jensen Foundation

  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association (Højesteretsskranken)
  • Member of a Danish professional group for tort and insurance law
  • Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime Internationale (CMI)

  • Transportforsikring (Transport Insurance), Forsikringshøjskolens Forlag, 2nd edition 2011
  • Contributing editor of Lamont-Black and Thomas, Current issues in freight forwarding: law and logistic, 2017
  • Cargo Insurance – risk and coverage, The Danish Maritime Law Association 150 year

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

  • 2018-: Partner, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 1983-2018 Employed with Kromann Reumert, from 1993 as partner
  • 1991 Admitted to the Supreme Court
  • 1986 Admitted to practice law
  • 1983 Master of Laws (cand.jur.) from the University of Copenhagen

Henrik Thal Jantzen

M +45 40 62 08 74