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Jacob Møller Dirksen

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, LL.M.

Contact

Mobile: +45 3078 6701

jacob.moller.dirksen@accura.dk

“Jacob Møller Dirksen acts on contentious issues in the commercial, construction and insurance sectors”

Dispute Resolution - Legal 500, 2019

“He really understands international arbitration”

Dispute Resolution - Chambers Global, 2019

“Practice head Jacob Møller Dirksen is 'very good with large and complex cases'”

Dispute Resolution - Legal 500, 2018

“Group head Jacob Møller Dirksen is 'very impressive' and recommended for his 'analytical skills'”

Insurance - Legal 500, 2018

“Praised as a strong leader who is cool, calm and collected”

Dispute Resolution - Chambers, 2018

“'Extremely well versed in arbitration'”

Insurance - Legal 500, 2017

“Jacob Møller Dirksen advises on commercial arbitration and frequently advises on litigation with international elements, including cases involving contentious issues related to product liability, professional negligence and construction liability”

Dispute Resolution - Chambers, 2017

“'Superb litigator'”

Dispute Resolution - Legal 500, 2016

“Approachable and practical”

Dispute Resolution - Chambers, 2016

“Jacob Møller Dirksen is 'second to none within commercial arbitration and insurance litigation'”

Dispute Resolution - Legal 500, 2015

“'One of the most promising lawyers of his generation'”

Insurance - Legal 500, 2014


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Background

Jacob Møller Dirksen is a partner and heads Accura's Dispute Resolution Team.

Jacob specialises in complex commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings and has provided advice to a considerable number of Danish and foreign clients for several years in respect of complex and high-value disputes before the courts and domestic and international arbitration tribunals. 

Jacob advises on disputes within a wide range of legal areas, but he is particularly experienced in and focuses on cases concerning M&A, corporate and shareholders disputes, breach of contract, directors', auditors' and attorneys' liability, product liability, financial sector disputes, W&I and insurance.

A substantial part of the cases on which Jacob provides advice are settled by arbitration of which Jacob has vast experience, and he is often appointed as arbitrator (chairman, sole arbitrator or party-appointed) in domestic and international arbitrations, including arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC and the Danish Institute of Arbitration.

In addition to being trained as a lawyer in Denmark and admitted to the Danish Bar, Jacob has studied in England and Australia (LL.M.), and throughout his career he has advised in numerous cross-border cases. Accordingly, he has a distinct international approach to and understanding of advising in cases with an international dimension.

Jacob joined Accura in 2019 as a partner. Before that, he headed Horten's commercial disputes & arbitration practice group and the firm's insurance & liability sector team. He began his career with Gorrissen Federspiel where he was employed from 2000-2011.

Jacob graduated in law (Master of Laws) from Aarhus University in 2000, was admitted to the Danish Bar in 2003, and to practise law before the Danish high courts in 2008.

In 2007, Jacob also obtained an LL.M. in dispute resolution from the University of Sydney.


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Teaching and publications

Jacob is an experienced lecturer and speaker and, for several years, he  has been an external lecturer in international arbitration and international commercial law. He also regularly gives lectures and teaches courses on arbitration, the law of damages and insurance law.

Moreover, Jacob has written several articles and contributions to international publications within his areas of expertise.


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Languages and memberships

Scandinavian languages and English

 

Member of the board of the Danish Arbitration Association

The Danish Bar and Law Society

Swedish Arbitration Association

Danish Association of Litigation Attorneys

Danish Association of the Law of Damages and Insurance (Foreningen for Erstatnings- og Forsikringsret)

Danish Association of Insurance Law

JUC Network, Damages/Liability/Insurance

Danish Insurance Association (Forsikringsforeningen)