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Attorney-at-law, Partner

Nina Henningsen

Nina Henningsen specialises in intellectual property law as well as Media & Entertainment, including Gaming & Gambling.

Nina is the head of Mazanti’s IP and Media & Entertainment department and is acknowledged as a leading legal advisor within her field. She advises on complex copyright issues and has extensive experience within advising national and international companies on all matters in relation to creating, exercising and enforcing IP rights, including in the context of transactions.

Through the years, Nina has been involved in a number of high-profile cases within the media and entertainment industry. She assists a large number of leading national and international media groups, TV stations, production companies and publishing houses in their use of copyright and advises in negotiations with Danish and international collective management societies in cases involving the clearing of copyrights in relation to the many new distribution forms within radio, television and music on all platforms, including “catch-up”, TV, SVOD and APPs. Her many years of experience has resulted in in-depth industry knowledge and an extensive, international network.

Nina also has comprehensive experience within advising on cases concerning social media, sports rights, television formats, advertising and computer games. She assists international, online game operators and platform providers and advices on all aspects of the Danish gaming legislation, including the complicated license procedure, compliance issues, marketing, trademark issues, formation of contract as well as regulatory issues in connection with international transactions.

Nina often speaks at national and international conferences. She is on the committee for the Association for Entertainment and Media Law (Foreningen for Entertainment- og Medieret), is on IBA's Media Law Committee and is a member of the Danish Copyright Society (Dansk Selskab for Ophavsret) and IMGL (International Masters of Gaming Law).


Nina has contributed to a number of international publications on Gaming & Gambling, including Gaming Law - Trends and Developments in Denmark (Chambers 2023), Gaming Law - Law and Practice in Denmark (Chambers 2023), Gambling Laws and Regulations Denmark (ICLG 2023), Gambling Law Country Comparative Guide 2023 (Legal 500).

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Legal 500
Media & Entertainment - Hall of Fame
Gaming & Gambling - Global Market Leaders, Band 1

Best Lawyers
Media Law

Client statements include:

We have worked with Nina Henningsen over many years and she has always been excellent and insightful with extensive industry knowledge and expertise.

Nina Henningsen is an amazing lawyer. She has a long standing practice in regulated sectors such as gaming and broadcast. She has a great way of judging the legal issues at stake and giving useful advice to clients. She is my go-to person in Denmark without a doubt.

Nina Henningsen is very responsive. She has a great relationship with the Danish Gambling Authority, and her finger is always on the pulse.

Nina Henningsen is always very professional and gives good support in even difficult situations.

Nina Henningsen and the team are always super available and helpful in all aspects to support our company. No matter or issue is too big or small!

Nina Henningsen never fails to amaze me. Her drive, enthusiasm and knowledge, which is unparalleled in the industry, makes for ease of collaboration on any topics requiring advice.

Nina Henningsen is very experienced and has deep knowledge

Headed by Nina Henningsen, the team provides trustworthy and clear advice. Very well connected in the business and with relating to regulators

Nina Henningsen is the queen of media and entertainment

Nina is a pre-eminent practitioner in Denmark

Nina is an excellent lawyer. She provides a great level of service and her commercial awareness is extremely good

She has an extensive international network and is constantly ahead of the game commercially

Nina is extremely experienced and gives well-thought advice

She is always a pleasure to work with and we feel very confident in the stellar and gold-star service she will provide

The number-one gambling lawyer in Denmark

She has considerable experience advising a broad range of international clients on complex transactional and regulatory matters

She knows the business and has a good understanding of the Danish regulator

Nina Henningsen is a respected practitioner with significant experience in media matters

Sources report that she has 'amazing negotiation skills' and is 'very pragmatic and commercial'

The leading lawyer for gambling issues in Denmark in part due to her ability to 'think outside the box'

She is extremely able and has high ethical standards

Sources are quick to highlight her knowledge of the gaming and gambling sector

Career and education

  • 2019
    Partner (equity), Mazanti-Andersen
  • 2009
    Partner, Horten
  • 1998
    Admitted to the High Court
  • 1994
  • 1991
    Master of Law, University of Copenhagen