Morten is the managing partner for Kennedys in Denmark. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1994 and qualified in 1997.

Morten was admitted to the High Courts in 1997 and to the Supreme Court in 2002 and has appeared several times in the Supreme Court and is a member of the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association (Højesteretsskranken). From 1998 until 2006, Morten worked as special counsel for the District Attorney of Copenhagen in white collar crime cases.

Throughout his career, Morten has represented insurers within almost all lines. Over the last 20 years Morten has increasingly focused on professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability, financial institutions, cyber, high value property claims, coverage advice, excess and reinsurance. Morten acts both as defence and coverage counsel and is a very experienced litigator and certified arbitrator.

Morten has represented the international insurance market in several significant loss cases often related to collapsed banks, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), securities claims and money laundering.

Morten is a member of the Danish Bar and Danish Law Society, and the Supreme Court Bar Association.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in Denmark in 1997

Practice head Morten Christensen is a litigation specialist acting for a range of product and financial liability insurers.

Leading Individual for Insurance, The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Market recognition

Leading Individual for 'Insurance (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

"Practice head Morten Christensen is a litigation specialist acting for a range of product and financial liability insurers."

Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

"Practice head Morten Christensen is a litigation specialist, concentrating on D&O issues and IPO claims, as well as professional indemnity insurance."

Notable Practitioner for 'Insurance (Demark)' | Chambers Europe 2022

"Morten handles cases relating to damages claims, breach of contract and white-collar crime. According to one client, he is 'responsive, good technically and has a can-do attitude'".

Leading Individual for 'Insurance (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

"The team is led by Morten Erritzøe Christensen, who also has a track record in D&O, IPO, professional indemnity and cyber-related claims."

Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

"Morten is such a great relationship manager."

Leading Individual for Insurance (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Leading Individual for 'Insurance (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

"Morten Erritzøe Christensen provides 'a very satisfactory service' and 'never shies away from helping'."

Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

"Morten Erritzøe Christensen leads the practice and is an expert in officers liability, professional indemnity and product liability claims."

Leading Individual for 'Insurance (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Leading Individual for 'Insurance (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance (Denmark)' | The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Work highlights

Banedenmark vs. RSA and Danish Rail [2015]: Catastrophic train crash near Copenhagen. This case was handled in the Supreme Court.

IT Factory Scandal (not public): ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) arbitration on £50 million financial scandal – Bankers Blanket Bond Insurance.

Morten is responsive, good technically and has a can-do attitude.

Notable Practitioner for Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2022

Market recognition
  • Uk Leading Individual 2022

    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2022

  • Uk Recommended Lawyer 2022

    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2022

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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    Leading Individual

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    Leading Individual

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