About The Speaker
Line Hell Hansen
Line Hell Hansen is the Deputy Director of Legal and Contracts, The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Legal and Contracts is handling legal aspects of all cooperation agreements between DTU and external partners as well as legal aspects of all commercialisation agreements (transfer and licensing). More than 1500 contract are reviewed by Legal and Contracts yearly.
Line has a Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen and an LLM degree in EU Law from the University of Amsterdam.
Line is a registered lawyer and has worked as such since 1996 in law firms in Copenhagen and Brussels. Between 1999 and 2005, she worked with the Danish Competition authority dealing with both competition and state aid cases. Line was involved in the process of establishing a guideline for Danish ministries on state aid.
Since 2005, Line has been working at DTU. State aid issues are often relevant when negotiating cooperation and commercialisation contracts and Line has been the project leader of the national working group initiated by Danish Universities. The work has resulted in a guideline on how to manage state aid issues when negotiating contracts between companies and universities.