René Lykke Wethelund

Attorney at law, Partner,

Areas of Expertise

Capital Markets
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity


René Lykke Wethelund is a specialist in the purchase and sale of enterprises, including management buy-in and management buy-out, in the raising of capital of unlisted companies, and in generational changes. Further, René has great experience in the handling of such often complicated transactions and processes.

René Lykke Wethelund has comprehensive experience in company structure, including the choice of company form and the restructuring of companies and groups of companies. His experience also comprises owner-managed enterprises, including the drafting of shareholders’ agreements and principal shareholders’ matters.

Further, through many years, René Lykke Wethelund has assisted businesses with tax advice and a number of disputes with the tax authorities.


“NJORD Law Firm provides ‘a high level of expertise’ paired with ‘valuable advice’ and ‘excellent and professional service level’. Lars Lokdam and René Lykke Wethelund are key contacts for M&A work; Lokdam advised Philips on its sale of Philips BioCell through a management buy-out, and Wethelund assisted Enghouse Systems with its purchase of shares in SimaTech. Jens Christian Dreyer leads the team and is ‘very reliable’ and accessible 24/7’.”

Legal 500, 2019, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“NJORD Law Firm is noted for its strength in tax and VAT issues pertaining to cross-border transactions, and indirect tax litigation. Team leader Robert Mikelsons is an expert in VAT litigation and recently acted for Shell in claims relating to the repayment of energy tax from the authorities. René Lykke Wethelund is a key contact for the tax aspects of M&A.”

Legal 500, 2019, Tax




2015- NJORD Law Firm, partner
2012-2015 Hulgaard Advokater, partner
2008-2012 Abel & Skovgård Larsen, partner
2005-2008 Bech Bruun, attorney
2000-2005 Advokatfirmaet Tommy V. Christiansen, assistant attorney and attorney


2003 Right to appear before the Danish High Court
2003 Admitted to the Danish Bar
2000 University of Aarhus, Master of Law


Danish and English.

Other information

From 2006-2011, René Lykke Wethelund was an external lecturer in generational changes at the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. Through all those years, René Lykke Wethelund has lectured on relevant topics within company law and tax law – especially concerning generational changes and restructuring.

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