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Mads Ilum

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


Mobile: +45 3078 6726



Jette Fogelstrøm

“Mads Ilum is pragmatic and has a solution-oriented point of view. He does outstanding work.”

Corporate/M&A - Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Highly regarded”

IFLR1000, 2020

“Key practitioner”

Commercial, Corporate & M&A - Legal 500, 2019

“Moving up in the rankings, Mads Ilum receives acclaim for his growing corporate and M&A practice. Clients describe him as a proactive and high-quality lawyer”

Corporate/M&A - Chambers Global, 2019

“He can take the back seat when needed, but also gets in the driver's seat when appropriate. He is incredibly thorough and has really made our lives a lot easier.”

Corporate/M&A - Chambers Global, 2017

“Mads Ilum is ranked as leading Individual”

Corporate/M&A - Chambers Global, 2016

“Mads Ilum, who is experienced in advising issuers and underwriters in IPOs and rights issuances, acted for Saxo Bank on its EUR43m issuance of notes on the Global Exchange Market.”

M&A - Legal 500, 2016

“Mads is diligent and commercial but more importantly he is pragmatic and service-oriented. We are happy with his advice, he comes back quickly and is able to tailor it.”

Corporate/M&A - Chambers Global, 2016

“He is very pragmatic and commercial, he is not an old school lawyer.”

Corporate/M&A - Chambers Global, 2016

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Mads Ilum is one of the partners heading Accura's M&A-team. He advises Danish and international clients, private equity funds and venture capital sponsors, financial institutions and insurance companies on all aspects of M&A, corporate governance, capital markets, W&I insurance and company law. Moreover, Mads has gained substantial international M&A experience from his employment with Fenwick & West in the USA.

From 2011-2014 Mads was a partner at Hannes Snellman.

Mads graduated from the University of Aarhus in 2002 and has obtained a LL.M. in Corporate Governance from Stanford Law School. In 2005, he was admitted to the Danish bar.

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Contribution to "Key to Nordic Takeovers"
May 2018

"Decision of ECJ in Geltl vs. Daimler – the impact on the Danish disclosure regime"
Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, January 2014

"International Cash Pooling"
Sellier - European Law Publishers, June 2011

"Acquisition Companies on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen"
Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, March 2010

"Equity Investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds"
Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, January 2009

"Blank Check Companies - SPACs"
Revision & Regnskabsvæsen, November 2008

"Acquisition Finance – Debt Push Down"
Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, January 2007

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Languages and memberships

Scandinavian languages and English


The Danish Bar and Law Society