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.

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.

  • Author of the article ”Ledelsens sæde som grundlag for fuld skattepligt” in TfS 2004, 229
  • Co-author of the article ”Anpartsvirksomhed ved virksomhedsomdannelse: løsningen af en regelkonflikt i virksomhedsomdannelsesloven” in TfS 2001, 2534
  • Member of Danmarks Skatteadvokater
  • Member of the board of directors of several companies

Danish and English.


"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

"NJORD Law Firm leverages its six offices across the Nordic region to advise both Danish and international clients on cross-border transactions. Private equity and venture capital investments are growing areas of focus for the team as well as general corporate counselling. Practice head René Lykke Wethelund specialises in management buy-ins and buy-outs"

– Legal 500, 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A