Thomas Ryhl is a committed and very knowledgeable attorney. He takes pride in knowing and understanding his clients’ businesses. Some of the world’s largest companies are among his staunchest clients. He has long experience in cases relating to EU-based law, and is a specialist in cases relating to pharmaceuticals, competition law, tort law, and EU law.
Thomas Ryhl advises on regulatory issues within capital markets, life science and financial services, as well as other EU directives, and on VAT, tax, and administrative law. He has conducted a number of high-profile litigations, and has often led negotiations with public authorities on complex matters. Further, he has as the Danish agent of the European Commission’s Legal Services litigated against the Kingdom of Denmark on behalf of the European Commission before the EU courts.
Author of six chapters in Danish EU Law Digest 2020 (EU-Karnov) and five chapters in Danish EU Law Digest (EU-Karnov) 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 (13th to 17th edition) – on transport, health and pharmaceuticals, on harmonisation, on trans-European networks (telecommunications, transport, and energy), on research and development and space, and on industrial policy; of four chapters in the 2013 Danish EU Law Digest (12th edition) – on harmonisation, trans-European networks, research and development, and on industrial policy; of five chapters in the 2010 Danish EU Law Digest (11th edition); of seven chapters in the 2008 Danish EU Law Digest (10th edition) – on the fundamental principles of the treaties, on intellectual property, on health and pharmaceuticals, on energy, on trans-European networks, on research and development, and on industrial policy; of four chapters in the 9th edition (2005); and of two chapters in the 8th edition (2003).
- Member of the Danish Competition Law Society
- Member of Danish Association for European Law
- Member of Danish Association for Public Tender Law
- Member of Danish Association for Company Law
- Member of Danish Association for Insurance Law
- Member of Copenhagen Lawyer’s Association
- Member of American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law)
Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Icelandic, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian and Russian.
The practice at NJORD Law Firm is a key name for rebate schemes, marketing campaigns, franchise and wholesaler agreements as well as selective distribution issues and also provides regulatory advice concerning EU and domestic competition law. Other areas of expertise encompass vertical agreements as well as market dominance work and issues arising from aggressive competitors. Practice head Thomas Rhyl has experience litigating pharmaceuticals, competition, and public procurement cases.
Thomas Ryhl has experience in competition law and European law matters, including advising on challenges to Danish legislation before the CJEU. He also assists dominant companies with competition compliance issues. One client discribs him as "fast-thinking, remembers like an elephant and, due to his high competencies and being a very likeable person, he is very strong in cooperation and teamwork."
Best known for its expertise in advising on dominant undertakings, NJORD Law Firm also handles rebate schemes and selective distribution issues. The team has particular expertise within the pharmaceuticals and medical devices industries, advising major clients on the full spectrum of issues relating to competition and EU law, as well as advising on large public contracts and litigation. Practice head Thomas Ryhl maintains a prominent reputation as a litigator of pharmaceuticals, competition and public procurement cases.