Photos by Michael Thumand


Billede_01_-2Professionally I’m a lawyer working at the Ministry of Transportation and Building but in my spare time I like photography and on occasion some programming.

My passion for photography began in 2005 when I stayed in South Africa as an exchange student. The fantastic and diverse nature, wildlife and culture of South Africa gave me the opportunity to take lots of photos.

Later, in 2009, I moved to Greenland to work as a lawyer. As you can imagine the nature in Greenland is amazing too and I spend a lot of time photographing.

I have taken thousands of pictures of pretty much anything that I have come across – not only in South Africa and Greenland, but also places like the streets of New York, culture in China and of course family and friends, portraits and reportage style pictures etc.


2017 – present Legal Advicer at the Technical University of Denmark

I work within the area of intellectual property rights and contract negotiations with respect to research. This includes consortium agreements covering research projects with multiple participants in the form of universities, other research institutions and companies. In addition I provide other legal assistance related to research activities.

2013 – 2017 Legal Advicer at the Ministry of Transport- and Building

At the Ministry of Transport- and Building I mainly do contract management regarding ferry services. That includes contract negotiation and tender procedures as well as the day-to-day follow up on contract.

In addition, my work includes interpretation of the ferry legislation and preparing documents and answers for the ministry regarding many different aspects related to public ferry transportation.

2012 – 2013 Chariman of the board of directors at IKIU, the Greenlandic Legal Aid Foundation

While working as an attorney in Greenland I volunteered at IKIU offering legal aid on many different areas of law, and for a year I was chairman of the board of directors.

2011 – 2013 Attorney at Nuna Law Firm, Greenland

Main area of law included construction/property development and bankruptcy law. But I also work with a range of areas of business law that includes among other things writing and negotiating contracts, securities, analysing legal implications of projects, transactions, administrated funds, lawsuits etc.

2009 – 2011 Assistant attorney at Nuna Law Firm, Greenland
2007 – 2009 Assistant attorney at Advokatfirmaet Thuesen Bødker & Jæger
2008 – 2009 External lecture at University of Southern Denmark
2008 – 2009 External lecture at Business Academy West
2008 – 2009 International Student Counsellor at University of Aarhus, School of Law


2007 LL.M. (cand.jur.) at University of Aarhus, Denmark

Dissertation title: The necessary adjustments of the management of a limited partnership on shares.

2006 LL.M. at University of Aberdeen, Scotland

The LL.M. program was international commercial law and the topic of my dissertation was titled: Technology transfer agreements under EC law, the relationship between competition law and intellectual property law in the innovative industry

2004 BA law (ba.jur.) at Aarhus University, Denmark