Jacob Bier is a senior counsel in the Corporate Department resident in Fried Frank's London office. He joined the Firm in 2019.
Mr. Bier has more than 30 years of experience advising corporate clients, state-owned enterprises, foundations, investment banks and financial sponsors on international corporate transactions across a range of industries. His diverse client base includes many of the largest public and private companies in the Nordic region, as well as leading European and global corporates, private equity funds and investment banks.
Mr. Bier currently serves as a non-executive director and board member on a number of commercial and not-for-profit entities, including on the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School's Center for the Legal Profession.
Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Advisor to Greenhill & Co., a leading independent investment bank based in New York and previously spent 28 years at Plesner, a prominent Danish law firm.
In Chambers and Partners, clients have referred to Mr. Bier as “very strong character who gets things done,” and as “creative, fast, and very experienced” and a “very good negotiator who is very creative in finding solutions to tricky subjects.”
Mr. Bier lectured in contract law at the University of Copenhagen from 1989 to 1992. He also co-founded and taught corporate and public company law at the Danish Board Academy from 2007 to 2014.
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