Thomas Ryhl

Attorney at law, Partner,

Areas of Expertise

EU and Competition Law
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Insurance and Reinsurance
Franchising and Distribution
Public Authorities
Maritime and Transport Law
Procurement Law


Direct: (+45) 77 40 11 58
Mobile: (+45) 30 61 77 22

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, procurement law, and EU law.

Thomas Ryhl advises on regulatory issues, discount policies, procurement law, and other EU directives, as well as matters relating to VAT and tax, rules on government grants, and administrative law. He has conducted a number of spectacular 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.


Thomas Ryhl has been personally rated by Chambers and Partners in 2015, and they state the following:

“Thomas Ryhl of NJORD Law Firm is highly experienced within EU law and a prominent veteran of competition litigation, procurement and public sector issues. He is described by sources asexcellent, committed, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic, with a deep commercial understanding.'” – Chambers and Partners Europe, 2015

In 2015, as in every year since the first such list was compiled by Legal 500, Thomas Ryhl has also been among the few to be named a “Leading Individual” within EU and competition law in Denmark. Clients praise him as being “’competent, committed and helpful’, ‘knowledgeable, business-oriented’, and ‘a fantastic resource'” – Legal 500, 2014/2015




2015- NJORD, partner

2005-2014 MAQS Law Firm, partner

1995-2005 Plesner Svane Grønborg, associate, senior associate and associate partner

1995-2001 University of Copenhagen, associate professor of EU law

1997-1998 United Nations Development Programme, Deputy Chief, Legal Section

1985-1995 SOS-International A/S, client manager


2015 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Denmark

1998 Admitted to the High Court of Denmark

1998 Admitted to the Danish Bar

1995 University of Copenhagen (LL.M. 1995, LL.B. 1994, BA cultural sociology 1985)


Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Icelandic, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese,  Norwegian and Russian.