Henrik Kleis

Partner, Attorney, Honorary British consul Aarhus
Business area
  • Maritime and transport law
  • Board duties
  • Company law
  • Litigation
Foreign language
  • English, German and French
Right of audience
  • Supreme Court, 1988


Henrik deals with transport, maritime, aviation, and insurance law. In addition, he handles a number of international cases and has extensive contact to foreign clients and lawyers. Henrik has broad experience in litigation and arbitration, and furthermore serves on several boards.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms


Henrik is recommended in the Legal 500, 2018, both as a 'Leading Individual' and in the area 'Shipping & Transport':

"Led by the reputable Henrik Kleis, DELACOUR stands out for its experience in the shipping, offshore and aviation sector. A recent key instruction involved the team acting on behalf of the port of Assens in a damage claim against the insurer Navigators Management following the collision of a vessel with a quay. The group has welcomed Thomas Bindseil-Hansen from Hafnia Law Firm, increasing the number of partners to three."

Henrik is recommended in Chambers Europe 2014 in the area of Shipping and transport.

Kleis, Henrik


Ma Law, Aarhus University, 1979
Admitted, 1982


Teaching and publications

Henrik is the author of numerous articles on transport related issues and gives lectures on transport, and teaches maritime law, freight forwarding etc. 


Positions of trust

European Air Law Association
Association of Aircargohandlers in Denmark
CMI (Comité Maritime International)
IBA (International Bar Association)
ILA (International Law Association)
ATG (Aarhus Transport Group), Chairman
Aarhus City Association, Chairman
Danish Supreme Bar Association
British Chamber of Commerce
Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce
The Danish Arbitration Association
Transport Economic Association
The European Maritime Development Centre
ESPO - European Sea Ports Organisation, Legal Committee
Board Institute
Danish Wind Industry Association
IRU - International Road Transport Union - legal
Arctic Business Network