Jan Erlund

Jan Erlund has more than 36 years of experience as a partner and attorney-at-law at Gorrissen Federspiel.

Jan Erlund is now partner in Copenhagen Chambers focusing on Danish and international arbitration. He is also acting as a non-executive director in several Danish and international companies.


M: (+45) 40 41 39 44
F: (+45) 35 38 17 11


2008-: Independent arbitrator and partner Copenhagen Chambers

1971-2007: Partner Gorrissen Federspiel Kierkegaard (now: Gorrissen Federspiel)

1969: Trainee at Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens, New York

1965-1971: Attorney-at-Law Gorrissen & Partners (now: Gorrissen Federspiel)

1964-1965: Scholarship Nordic Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo

1964: Law degree University of Aarhus, Denmark

Positions of Trust:

2002-2005: Deputy chairman of the Danish Arbitration Association

1992-2001: Chairman of the Danish Maritime Law Association

1991-1995: President of the Danish Bar and Law Society

1984-1988: Chairman Committee A Section of Business Law/International Law Association


Jan Erlund has before and after the establishment of Copenhagen Chambers acted as an arbitrator in numerous national and international arbitrations both in ad hoc as well as in institutional forums (The Danish Institute of Arbitration, SCC Stockholm and ICC Paris) both as chairman and side judge.


Jan Erlund has a long career as a non-executive Director of Danish and foreign companies. By way of example in recent years :

A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni (-2007) (C)
Capital Information A/S (C) 
Dansk Skovselskab A/S (C) 
DSH Wood A/S (-2010) (C) 
Erria A/S (-2010) (VC)
Gurli og Paul Madsens Fond (D) 
Homarus Holding A/S (VC) 
PSA International Pt Ltd. (Singapore) (-2009) (M) 
Skagerak Holding A/S (D) 
Stiftelsen for Sorø Akademi (-2014) (M)
Through Transport Mutal Insurance Ltd. (Bermuda) (-2010) (M) 
Vitasoy International Holdings Limited (Hong Kong) (D) 
Det Østasiatiske Kompagnis’ Almennyttige Fond (C) 

C=Chairman, VC=Vice Chairman, M=Member and D=Director