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.


Chambers and Partners have once again personally rated Thomas Ryhl within competition and EU law.

“The “extremely sharp” Thomas Ryhl provides clients with competition law analysis and advice, in addition to assisting with public procurement and abuse of dominance cases on a regular basis. One client highlights him for his “in-depth knowledge of EU law,” while another says: “He is pragmatic and he handles negotiations very well.””

Chambers and Partners Europe, band 3, 2020

In 2018, 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. In 2018, Thomas Ryhl was inducted into Legal 500’s “Hall of Fame“.

“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.”

Legal 500, tier 1, 2020




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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