Peter Ketelsen arbejder primært med fusioner og virksomhedsoverdragelser (M&A), transaktionsrelateret børsret, selskabs- og fondsret samt generel erhvervsret. Peter blev partner i 1997.
Han rådgiver danske samt udenlandske industrielle og finansielle virksomheder og private equity fonde ved virksomhedskøb og -salg, herunder gennem auktionsprocesser samt ved minoritetsinvesteringer. Han rådgiver ligeledes om virksomhedssammenslutninger og joint ventures. De selskabsretlige opgaver omfatter bl.a. vedtægts-, kapital- og aktionærforhold.
Peter har herudover rådgivet i forbindelse med privatiseringsprocesser og generationsskifte, ligesom han yder rådgivning om erhvervsdrivende fondes retsforhold samt generelle erhvervsretlige forhold, herunder om samarbejdsaftaler m.v.
Peter søger i sin rådgivning at realisere klientens mål og behov gennem sin faglighed, kommercielle indsigt og forståelse samt ofte mangeårige erfaring inden for de felter, han rådgiver om. Han lægger blandt andet vægt på kvalitet, forudsigelighed, dialog og en uformel tone.
Chambers Global 2019
Corporate/M&A, Band 1
The "highly regarded" Peter Ketelsen is knowledgeable in a variety of public and private M&A topics, as well as corporate governance mandates. Sources describe him as "technically very bright."
Chambers Global 2018
Peter Ketelsen is a leading figure in Danish M&A, acting on a range of acquisitions and joint ventures. Ketelsen is also noted for his work on privatisation and regulatory issues.
Chambers Global 2017
Clients describe Peter Ketelsen as "very skilled" and particularly recommend him for large transactions. He advises clients in the industrial and financial sectors, as well as private equity funds on M&A-related matters.
Peter Ketelsen led a team acting for EQT Infrastructure in connection with the sale of NORDgroup (formerly Kommunekemi) to Ekokem, a company whose shareholders include a number of Finnish public institutions.
Chambers Global 2016
M&A co-head Peter Ketelsen is a leading practitioner advising industrial clients and private equity funds on transactional and governance mandates. He is praised for his ability to find solutions, with sources saying: "He's an excellent M&A lawyer who gets the deal done."
Peter Ketelsen was the lead counsel as the team represented EQT Infrastructure in its divestment of Nordgroup to Ekokem.
Peter Ketelsen is ranked as a leading lawyer within the fields of Capital Markets and M&A.
Chambers Global 2015
Sources praise Peter Ketelsen for his negotiation skills. His recent work includes advising TryghedsGruppen on a merger with Altor Fund III, creating the largest health and fitness group in Scandinavia.
Chambers Global 2014
Co-head of department Peter Ketelsen has an excellent reputation for M&A, winning notable acclaim for his work in the area. One source notes: "He is a fair lawyer and I enjoy dealing with him." Another adds: "A strong lawyer, astute in complex drafting."
Peter Ketelsen and Christina Bruun Geertsen lead the mergers and acquisition team, which is the only one in Denmark colleagues unanimously agree should be in tier 1. One notes the "professional touch" it brings to deals and this was adeptly applied advising Arla Foods in its complex merger with Milch-Union Hocheifel as well as Milk Link.
Legal 500 2014
Kromann Reumert’s clients rate the team as being ‘second to none’. Anders Lavesen and group co-head Peter Ketelsen advised TryghedsGruppen on merging its health and fitness activities with businesses owned by Altor Fund III.