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.


Chambers and Partners have once again personally rated Thomas Ryhl in Band 3.

“Thomas Ryhl of NJORD Law Firm is a well-regarded competition, pharmaceutical and procurement law specialist. He has considerable litigation experience, and recently represented Ferring Pharmaceuticals before the ECJ concerning trade mark law and parallel imports of pharmaceuticals.”

– Chambers and Partners Europe, 2017

In 2017, 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.

“‘Among the best in Denmark’, NJORD Law Firm provides ‘a high level of service’ under the leadership of Thomas Ryhl, who often advises on public procurement matters for clients in the life sciences and IT sectors.”

– Legal 500, 2017




2015- NJORD Law Firm, 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)


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