Rune Aagaard

Rune Aagaard

Partner, attorney-at-law


Rune Aagaard works with national and international commercial law, including preparation and negotiation of contracts in English as well as the buying and sale processes of the companies. Rune Aagaard’s main competence lies within sea and transport law. He advises on all legal matters within purchase and sale of vessels, vessel funding, contracts of vessel buildings and shipyards and other commercial law counselling including financing law and company law. He conducts arbitration and trials for the courts of general jurisdiction within the aforementioned specialist fields.

In addition, Rune Aagaard is head of the department of contract law at Focus Advokater LLP.

Rune Aagaard is ranked in Legal 500, 2020 as a recommended lawyer within Shipping & Transport.


Rune Aagaard is a member of Comité Maritime International.



Masters of Laws, University of Aarhus, 2000
Admitted to the Danish Bar in 2003
Graduate diploma in Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, 2004

Areas of expertise


Lecturer and leader of the Danish Shipowners’ Association’s course on Maritime Law at the Danish Shipping Academy 2012-2014
Chairman of the legal network at the Maritime Development Center of Europe (EMUC) since 2010.




Co-author of the Danish book “Søloven med kommentarer” regarding the Danish Merchant Shipping Act
Various lectures and contributions to publications within shipping.