News

In the list below you can read legal news from Horten. Search by practice area, sector or year. If you are looking for specific news, please use the global search function.

11 December 2017

Copenhagen Airports announced on December 8 that a vehicle owned by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and ATP has made a mandatory tender offer to the shareholders of Copenhagen Airports.

23 November 2017

Metro is sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 50,000 for violation of the Competition Act by withholding information in a merger. Eastern High Court upheld the district court's ruling.

23 November 2017

Recently, the Company Appeals Board decided to reject the FSA's narrow case law concerning exemptions when calculating leverage in alternative investment funds.

14 November 2017

The European Commission has recently published three recommendations for the implementation of regulation (EU) No 536/2014 on clinical trials on medical products for human use (the Clinical Trial Regulation).

14 November 2017

The ECJ has ruled that the advertising revenue that TV2 received from 1995-1996 from the TV2 Foundation was illegal state aid.

14 November 2017

Recently, the Supreme Court delivered its first judgment in a case concerning the level of compensation for violation of the so-called 40-hour rules of the Working Time Act.

3 November 2017

Horten has been assisting DSB in relation to the sale of the property.

26 October 2017

Recently, the Eastern High Court ruled that a company was not obliged to pay compensation to an employee even though she had been sexually harassed by the department’s operations manager.

18 October 2017

The international directory IFLR1000 recently published its Financial and Corporate Rankings for 2018 - and Horten has improved its ranking in several areas.

17 October 2017

A brief update on current affairs on the Danish gambling market.

13 October 2017

On 9 February 2019, a new verification system will come into force making it possible to verify a medicinal product's authenticity and prevent the flow of falsified medicinal products within the legal supply chain.

9 October 2017

In two recent cases, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that an employer should have consulted the employees’ organisations before giving notice of changes that resulted in collective redundancies.

9 October 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has assessed that a public servant employed in a trial position as head of department should have been offered the same or a similar position when returning from parental leave, even though the probationary period had expired.

3 October 2017

Last week, a draft executive order on import of cannabis starting materials and the subsequent manufacturing of cannabis intermediate products went out for consultation.

27 September 2017

Horten supports the Green Tech Challenge with a team of advisors and a financial contribution. The Green Tech Challenge supports a number of selected Nordic tech companies with a strong sustainable agenda to optimise their businesses.

21 September 2017

On 13 September 2017, the Supreme Court dismissed a claim for compensation against a manufacturer of marine engines for a shipping company’s loss as a consequence of wear damage to the marine engines.

20 September 2017

Horten now offers e-learning in competition law tailored to each company.

20 September 2017

The European Court of Justice ruled that a dominant company's use of excklusivity discounts does not always constitue abuse of the company's dominant position.

19 September 2017

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that employers must inform employees of the possibility of monitoring and to which extent.

19 September 2017

Great Britain's exit from the EU will create uncertainty for both British and EU27 companies in relation to the extent and protection of intellectual property rights in Great Britain. It is therefore of great interest and importance to clarify the consequences of Great Britain’s exit and how to handle them.

15 September 2017

Copenhagen Airports (Nasdaq Copenhagen listed; ticker: KBHL:DC), the operator of the largest airport in the Nordic Region, announced on September 13 that ATP together with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan had agreed to purchase a stake in Copenhagen Airports bringing joint control over 57.7 per cent of all shares and votes.

14 September 2017

On 30 May 2017, the Danish parliament adopted a bill stating that Denmark accedes to the Hague convention on jurisdiction of 30 June 2005 (the Convention on jurisdiction). The bill came into force on 1 July 2017.

8 September 2017

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority approves SEAS NVE Holding A/S and SYD ENERGI Holding A/S' acquisition of joint control with Clever A/S.

7 September 2017

Labster recently announced a Series A investment round of $ 10 million with the participation of the venture capital funds Balderton Capital and Northzone.

23 August 2017

Horten has conducted and won a comprehensive international arbitration case on behalf of Bollfilter Nordic ApS. Bollfilter Nordic ApS is part of the German group BOLL & KIRCH Filterbau GmbH, which is one of the world’s leading suppliers of filtration solutions, including to the maritime industry.

18 August 2017

The Maritime and Commercial High Court has ruled that Hästens Sängar AB’s blue check pattern is a (well-known) trademark in Denmark. The manufacturer Nordicform AS, Magasin and a number of other distributors have thereby infringed Hästens’ trademark rights and violated the Danish Marketing Practices Act by selling bedclothes with the blue check pattern, and they must pay compensation.

15 August 2017

Horten Law Firm has admitted Christian Gregersen as equity partner.

14 August 2017

In December 2017 and for the next two years, Arena Fyn in Odense will host the finals of the world’s largest e-sports tournament - ESL Pro League - in the computer game Counter Strike. Horten has assisted Odense municipality in connection with the legal framework of the tournament.

2 August 2017

Maj Invest Equity and the minority investors have sold JFK Industri A/S to the listed French company GROUPE SFPI with effect from 31 July 2017.

27 July 2017

In June 2017, the European Commission ruled in the first of three pending cases against Google and ordered Google to pay a record-high fine of EUR 2.42 billion for abuse of its dominant position. According to the European Commission, Google favoured Google Shopping in its search engine.

26 July 2017

Phase 1 of the Open Season 2017 for the Baltic Pipe Project showed sufficient demand for gas transportation – making it possible for the activities to continue.

18 July 2017

Centrica plc has concluded an agreement with Bayerngas Norge AS concerning a merger of the European oil and gas activities in the North Sea.

10 July 2017

On 1 July 2017, new rules on expert opinions in legal action came into force. Read more about the most significant changes brought about by the new rules.

4 July 2017

A new oil and gas strategy has been set out for the Danish part of the North Sea. The strategy was prepared in cooperation between the industry, the DEA and GEUS to ensure optimal exploitation of the Danish resources.

30 June 2017

The state and five cities - Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense, Vejle and Sønderborg - are ready for the Tour de France Grand Départ. If Denmark is chosen as the venue, it will be the greatest sports event ever in Denmark.

28 June 2017

Maj Invest Equity has concluded an agreement to acquire 50 % of Victor Gruppen Restauranter. It is a partnership as the remaining 50 % of the group will still be owned by the management and the present owners of Victor Gruppen Restauranter.

28 June 2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Alternative Investment Funds is published each year. Partner Claus Bennetsen has contributed to this year's edition.

20 June 2017

The agreement concerning the European Patent Court is once again delayed. The agreement concerning the establishment of a so-called unitary patent and a joint patent court was planned to come into force in December 2017, but this will presumably not be the case.

12 June 2017

With a new act, the regulation of investment advisors will be transferred from the Financial Business Act to the Act on financial advisors and mortgage credit intermediaries. As the change introduces restrictions as to which financial instruments investment advisors must advise on, investment advisors may now also receive and transmit orders from investors.

9 June 2017

Each year, the World Bank publishes the Doing Business Report, which evaluates the business climate across 189 countries worldwide. The report investigates 11 criteria all essential to the establishment and operation of a business. On behalf of Horten, Jim Øksnebjerg, partner, contributes to the report in relation to investor protection.

2 June 2017

On 2 June 2017, the Danish parliament adopted the long-awaited new Payment Services Act, which will come into force on 1 January 2018.

29 May 2017

The Ministry of Justice has now published the long awaited White Paper concerning the data protection regulation and the legal framework for Danish legislation in this respect.

24 May 2017

Horten has assisted Arkitektgruppen A/S with the establishment of another joint venture with Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP) concerning residential development projects in Copenhagen.

17 May 2017

A team of Horten lawyers headed by Michael Goeskjær and Jim Øksnebjerg has assisted the Karsten Ree Group with a sale of the car rental company Østergaard Biler to Europcar.

11 May 2017

Horten today hosted a workshop for a select group of Danish and European GCs, CLOs and Chief Legal Counsels on the role of the top legal officer. The workshop was by invitation of Global Leaders in Law.

10 May 2017

In mergers and acquisitions, it is always relevant to consider, if the transaction is subject to merger control – on either a national or an EU level. Transactions that are subject to merger control must be notified and approved, before they are implemented.

1 May 2017

The actual takeover of LM Wind Power took place on 20 April 2017 following the competition authorities' approval in the EU, USA, China and Brazil.

25 April 2017

Partner Lise Lotte Hjerrild is appointed to the Steering Group of the International M&A and Joint Venture Committee of the American Bar Association and Women in Law Awards 2017.

19 April 2017

In 2017, the leading international ranking agencies, Legal 500 and Chambers, are once again ranking Horten among the best law firms in Denmark.

12 April 2017

The European Commission has approved Maersk Line's takeover of the German container shipping company Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG).

1 April 2017

This is a brief update on current affairs at the Danish gambling market. This update addresses the status on the new Danish Anti Money Laundering Act and update on the Swedish liberalization.

31 March 2017

A team of Horten lawyers headed by Jim Øksnebjerg has assisted the owners of VBM Laboratoriet A/S with the sale to Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA).

30 March 2017

The Commission has approved the Danish state aid to the offshore wind turbine project Kriegers Flak as the project will contribute to an increased use of renewable energy in Denmark.

30 March 2017

The European Commission has approved the merger between DOW and DuPont after long-term commitment negotiations. The approval is conditional on DuPont selling many of its pesticide companies and its global R&D.

24 March 2017

The Eastern High Court has delivered convictions in two bribery actions where Atea gave away iPhones, iPads and other IT equipment to two senior employees at the City of Copenhagen and DSB.

20 March 2017

Now, individuals can easily, quickly and anonymously disclose information on cartels and anti-competitive behaviour directly to the Commission.

20 March 2017

SAS and a number of other airlines have once again been fined by the European Commission for their participation in the Air Cargo cartel. In 2015, the European General Court annulled the Commission's decision due to a procedural error. The Commission has now remedied the error and changed its decision.

20 March 2017

Horten participates in Copenhagen Fintech Lab’s Law Connect programme where we, together with a number of other law firms, are to assist the Lab's residents with relevant legal sparring.

15 March 2017

Each year, 200,000 companies are subject to bankruptcy proceedings within the EU. Now, the European Commission will ensure that more companies survive.

10 March 2017

In two new rulings, the European Court of Justice has construed the scope and legal effect of directive 2001/42 on the assessment of the effect of certain plans and programmes on the environment (the SEA Directive.

9 March 2017

The CJEU recently issued its ruling in case C-562/15 on comparative advertising comparing prizes between shops of different sizes and formats.

7 March 2017

Horten has appointed four new specialised attorneys having in-depth professional and commercial expertise within personal data law, environmental and planning law, energy and supply law and tax law.

1 March 2017

This is a brief update on current affairs on the Danish gambling market.

17 February 2017

Recently, the Energy Regulatory Authority listed the circumstances that may and must be included when estimating a reasonable return on capital invested in a heating company in connection with the Authority's approval of return on invested capital.

16 February 2017

After having established that a decision was incorrect on several issues, the State Administration requested an emergency service organised as an inter-municipal enterprise to resume the matter and make a new decision. The inter-municipal enterprise had referred to section 30, no. 2 of the Act on public access to documents in public files (the "Act") as the basis of exempting information in consideration of the inter-municipal enterprise's future possibilities of putting out operational assignments to tender.

8 February 2017

With effect from 6 January 2017, Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S (BWE) was acquired by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC), which, despite the common name, has had different owners since the 90'ies.

1 February 2017

The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has published a new strategy for 2017-2019, which forms the basis of new projects worthy of support. The EUDP is a public scheme supporting new energy technology, which must contribute to achieving the target set in relation to energy and climate. Compared to previous strategies, the new strategy focuses on key areas in a more global perspective.

31 January 2017

The European Commission has published a new communication on the role of waste incineration in a circular economy. The purpose of the communication is to ensure an optimal energy exploitation of non-recoverable waste.

30 January 2017

The Article 29 group has adopted a new action plan listing which subjects the group will prioritise in 2017 to ensure an effective implementation of the regulation on data protection.

30 January 2017

According to the Ombudsman, it was in accordance with the rules of government employees' freedom of speech when a municipal employee was given a warning for writing on his Facebook profile that the municipal chief executive was "a person whose core competence may not be the truth".

23 January 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Danish state is liable in damages for not having made the Holiday Act consistent with the Working Time Directive fast enough in relation to sickness during holiday. However, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Danish state as the Supreme Court found that the state was not liable in damages at the time of the employee's sickness during the summer holiday 2010.

19 January 2017

The limits as to when access to documents should be granted are clarified on a current basis. We have reviewed recent case law concerning access to documents and have summarised all relevant statements within the municipal areas below, including business information, identification requirement and data extraction.

12 January 2017

According to Mergermarket, Horten is at the top of law firms in 2016 in the large cap M&A deal segment and with a deal flow of USDm 2.565 m, Horten is number four measured on value among all law firms advising on Danish transactions.

12 January 2017

The so-called Article 29 group has adopted a set of guidelines covering data protection officers, which will provide more clarity with regard to the data protection officer's assignments, position and liability.

10 January 2017

Global Leaders in Law, the leading global general counsel forum based in London, and Horten has announced partnership. Appointed as a global bronze partner, Horten will sponsor the activities of Global Leaders in Law in 2017.

5 January 2017

Horten has advised Carlsberg Byen in connection with the conclusion of a DKK 4.2 billion financing agreement with the pension company PFA.

4 January 2017

With effect from 1 January 2017, Horten appointed Lars Lüneborg and Julie Arnth Jørgensen as partners.

1 December 2016

Until now, Denmark has been one of the few EU countries that has not allowed companies to issue loans to shareholders and members of management, except for loans to Danish and some international parents. Obviously, this is a competitive disadvantage. On 1 January 2017, such loans will be legal.

1 December 2016

The directive concerning damages to customers (and others) suffering a loss due to violation of the competition rules came into force in December 2014 (Directive 2014/104/EU). The directive is now being implemented into Danish law.

1 December 2016

This is a brief update on current affairs on the Danish gambling market.

22 November 2016

From 1 December 2016, the Personal Data Act became effective in Greenland at the request of the Greenland Home Rule. The Act replaces the data protection legislation from 1978, which has applied in Greenland until now.

8 November 2016

In the recently published ITR World Tax 2017 - a highly regarded global guide for leading tax advisors covering law firms and auditing companies - Horten has advanced to Tier 2.

2 November 2016

The government has set up an Advisory Board consisting of Danish business executives, who are going to advise the government on a circular economy thereby increasing enterprises' earning opportunities, promoting a more efficient utilisation of resources and minimising the environmental impact. The new measure was presented by the Minister of the Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, and the Minister of Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen.

31 October 2016

Mezzanine Capital Partners has concluded an agreement with MBL concerning a grant to the company and its shareholders of EUR 15 million to ensure MBL's future geographical growth and development of its product range. Horten has assisted MBL Gruppen.

28 October 2016

Horten has acted as GE’s Danish lawyer in GE’s intent to purchase LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry.

19 October 2016

The European Court of Justice recently ruled in C-582/14 that a dynamic IP address may constitute personal data.

18 October 2016

The international directory IFLR1000 recently published its Financial and Corporate Rankings for 2017. These rankings were good news for Horten, as we have increased the number of partners ranked as Leading Lawyers within their legal areas of expertise.

18 October 2016

Koppernæs AS purchased 63% of the shares in the Danish company Triple Fish A/S with effect on October 6, 2016. Horten has advised Koppernæs.

14 October 2016

On 12 October 2016, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior concluded in a statement that the aid provided through Projektselskabet by the City of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 was legal.

7 October 2016

Danish businesses will finally be able to grant loans to shareholders and members of the management in connection with the adoption of a new bill.

7 October 2016

In a recent decision, the Data Protection Agency criticised a municipality's control of the data security based on unauthorised persons' access to sensitive personal data stored on an employee's private IT equipment.

3 October 2016

DI has re-appointed Søren Hornbæk Svendsen as member of the Energy and Climate Policy Committee and Nina Henningsen as member of the Media Policy Committee.

3 October 2016

On 3 October 2016, the Belgian packaging manufacturer VPK Packaging Group acquired the Norwegian Peterson Packaging A/S from Pemco A/S and Unitel A/S.

30 September 2016

In connection with the recent IPO, NETS, the leading supplier of payment solutions, awarded a total of 400,000 shares to approx. 2,500 employees.

28 September 2016

Danish Ship Finance, the leading Copenhagen based dedicated ship finance institution, today announced that its large owners Danske Bank A/S, Danmarks Nationalbank, A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S and Nordea Bank AB (publ) had entered into an agreement to sell their entire shareholdings equal to 72 per cent of the shares in Danish Ship Finance to a Danish consortium consisting of Axcel, PFA and PKA.

27 September 2016

Nets, the Copenhagen based digital payment provider, settled the sale and purchase of offer shares in its successful IPO on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

22 September 2016

An amendment to the Building Act provides insurance savings for builders of tenanted properties.

20 September 2016

In the Cimber case, the Supreme Court must decide when a chargee accepts a floating company charge.

15 September 2016

The latest ruling on hyper links and copyright confirms previous case law and adds a new rule of presumption, which may threaten the existence of some Internet media.

14 September 2016

According to new EU rules, the owner of a product must, in the event of a trademark dispute, prove that the product is not a copy.

8 September 2016

In a leading Supreme Court case, the court found that a company could terminate a training agreement before it had begun.

5 September 2016

On 11 August 2016, the Maritime and Commercial High Court imposed a bankruptcy restriction order on a "liquidation director" of three companies for a total of nine years.

5 September 2016

The ombudsman found that it was "strongly criticisable" that Campus Bornholm had dismissed a teacher for having criticised the employer.

5 September 2016

For the first time, the Supreme Court has ruled on a violation of the principle of equality of the Temp Act.

25 August 2016

Horten has assisted Circle K in a legal action against OK. OK claimed that Circle K's new logo infringed the company's trademark rights to OK and was therefore contrary to the Trademark Act.

19 August 2016

Henning Aasmul-Olsen will join Horten as equity partner. The admission of a new partner is yet another strategic step towards further strengthening Horten's expertise within M&A and business sector advice.

15 August 2016

Horten strengthens the partner group and the expertise within environmental and public law with the admission of partner Anne Sophie K. Vilsbøll.

7 July 2016

Horten has advised Carlsberg Byen on the construction, financing and transfer of UCC Campus Carlsberg from NCC (contractor) to Carlsberg Byen (owner) and from Carlsberg Byen to University College UCC.

5 July 2016

Recently, the Eastern High Court ruled in a case where the housing association AAB had published information on a former voluntary cashier's criminal offenceson the Internet contrary to the Personal Data Act.

30 June 2016

As part of the European Commission's reform of the European state aid rules initiated in 2012, the member states must register any state aid to companies exceeding € 500,000 in a public web-based register. The rule comes into force on 1 July 2016, when the new register will be available.

28 June 2016

Thursday, 23 June 2016, the British decided to leave the EU, which will result in a number of legal changes.

27 June 2016

At the end of 2013, the European Commission presented a draft directive on the legal protection of trade secrets. After more than two years' negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Member States, political agreement was reached on a final draft shortly before Christmas. The revised directive was finally adopted by the Council on 26 May 2016.

24 June 2016

Today it has been announced that Britain will be leaving the European Union, but how will this effect the 17.000 British people living in Denmark regarding visa, work and resident permit in Denmark?

22 June 2016

Every year, the international directory IFLR1000 publishes a guide of the world's best law firms within energy and infrastructure. In the recently published guide, Horten is, like last year, rated as one of the country's best advisers within this area.

14 June 2016

A new act on e-cigarettes has come into force. The act implies that employers must prepare a written policy stipulating whether and, if so, where e-cigarettes are allowed.

13 June 2016

The day after the Government and the Danish Regions presented an agreement on the regions' economy in 2017, it was published that the Government had also concluded an agreement with KL on the municipalities' economy in 2017.

10 June 2016

On 9 June 2016, a political agreement was concluded between the Government, the People's Party, the Conservative Party and the Social Democrats concerning an amendment of the Planning Act.

9 June 2016

From 10 June 2016, it is no longer possible to apply for a residence permit in Denmark through the Green Card scheme, and the minimum yearly salary required to obtain residence and work permit under the Pay Limit Scheme is abolished.

8 June 2016

Recently, the Advocate-General proposed a decision in a case concerning a prohibition against religious symbols at the work place. The proposal may influence ECJ case law in a new direction.

8 June 2016

Glowing reports from peers and patrons see Horten promoted to the gold tier for 2016. It is “a force to be reckoned with in high-stakes litigation”.

1 June 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Environmental Board of Appeal decided that a licence for water catchment for the purpose of the continued operation of Tangeværket was not covered by the environmental impact assessment rules. The Board thereby upheld the decision of the Municipality of Viborg of 5 February 2015.

25 May 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled in a case, which concerned the question whether the Transfer of Undertakings Act applied in connection with the tender procedure concerning the bus route between Viborg and Herning with the result that a group of employees could not claim outstanding salary from the tenderer that won the tender.

25 May 2016

A new technology, a new procurement act and dramatic changes in the market terms will set new agenda in relation to tender procedures concerning street lighting in the years to come.

24 May 2016

As part of the modernisation of the state aid scheme in recent years, the Commission has been working on streamlining the rules and ensuring a more efficient decision-making. In this connection, the Commission has published a number of guidelines, which will make it easier for public authorities and companies to understand and assess the problems concerning state aid.

19 May 2016

German-based Eckes-Granini Group GmbH (‘Eckes-Granini’), the leading producer of branded fruit-based beverages in Europe, has on 18 May 2010 acquired Rynkeby Foods A/S.

17 May 2016

On 13 May 2015, the Government published a proposal for alternative financing of the so-called PSO tax. The financing is to take place under the Budget instead of via the PSO tax. One of the initiatives is to open the waste energy production sector to competition

11 May 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled in the widely publicized case A/B Duegården in liquidation vs. Nykredit Bank A/B and Nykredit Realkredit A/B.

4 May 2016

There are several good news for Horten in the new rankings, among these to new Tier 1-ratings in Media & entertainment and Telecoms.

3 May 2016

With a conviction of bribery, your company risks having to wave goodbye to public orders due to the rules of the Procurement Act.

3 May 2016

In a recent preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice established that private persons and companies are subject to a prohibition against discrimination due to age based on both a principle of EU law as well as an obligation under a directive

2 May 2016

The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior has put a - temporary - stop to the question whether municipalities can take out collective accident and liability insurance covering volunteers.

29 April 2016

On 30 March 2016, the Complaints Board for Public Procurement made a partial decision adding to the number of decisions concerning the requirement that an agreement must be bilateral to be considered requiring a tendering procedure.

29 April 2016

The dismissal of a child-minder on leave to take care of her son suffering from Asperger syndrome was not contrary to the Anti-Discrimination Act. It is still uncertain whether a person covered by the protection criteria is protected against indirect discrimination.

28 April 2016

After the coming into force of the Procurement Act, the ESPD has given rise to special challenges both for the applicants/tenderers and the contracting entities.

27 April 2016

The Western High Court ruled in favour of a former executive officer, who had violated the provisions on mail secrecy by having read a crane driver's text messages on his work cell phone.

26 April 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled that claims for compensation for permanent injury under the Act on Industrial Injuries are subject to the general 5-year limitation period - even if the industrial injury did not happen after 1 January 2004.

22 April 2016

Horten has assisted the shareholders in Exerp ApS in connection with the Italian company Technogym Sp.A's sale of the controlling interest in the company.

21 April 2016

Centrica to acquire leading European energy management company.

20 April 2016

Piya Mukherjee has been admitted as member of the International Insolvency Institute.

19 April 2016

On 1 March 2016, a bill on registration of actual shareholders was adopted by the Danish Parliament. The act will, among others, amend the Companies Act.

14 April 2016

The European Parliament has adopted the new personal data regulation together with the rest of the data protection reform.

14 April 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled in a case as to whether an employee's sympathetic reflex dystrophy was long-term and therefore constituted a disablement within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

13 April 2016

11 of Denmark's leading experts within marketing law have established the Danish Association for Marketing Law. The association's first arrangement will take place on 3 May and focus on hidden advertising.

11 April 2016

Recently, the Industrial Court accepted that Cimber renounced SAS' collective agreement for cabin crew in connection with transfer of aircraft and staff from SAS.

11 April 2016

This article will answer the questions often asked when preparing a general meeting, which most municipal companies are required to hold annually.

6 April 2016

Horten participates when 150 lawyers from all over the world meet in Berlin on 7-8 April under the headline "Law in a changing world – how women can contribute to innovation of the legal profession".

4 April 2016

Horten's Real Estate team has assisted PensionDanmark with its purchase of two office buildings in Aarhus from C.W. Obel Ejendomme. The investment amounts to DKK 555 million.

1 April 2016

This is a brief update on current affairs at the Danish gambling market.

31 March 2016

Recently, the Court of Kolding ruled in a case whether an employee's severe obesity was a disablement. The court found that the employee's problems did not constitute a disablement within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

18 March 2016

At Horten's Corporate Day 2016 on 16 March, Danish and foreign executives and experts gave their views on the trends and opportunities of the Danish business sector. Horten will repeat the success next year with Horten Corporate Day 2017.

17 March 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled in a case where an employee purchased train tickets for private purposes from his work phone. According to the Supreme Court, the summary dismissal was justified.

15 March 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled that it is without any importance to the awarding of compensation for loss of capacity for work that the person is may receive state pension within a very short time.

9 March 2016

On 26 February 2016, Horten and Nuna Law Firm hosted a conference with focus on public-private investments in Greenland.

8 March 2016

At the beginning of February 2016, it was reported that the European Commission and the USA had politically agreed on a new scheme replacing the Safe Harbour scheme concerning transfer of personal data from the EU to the USA.

2 March 2016

In January 2016, the Eastern High Court ruled in the appeal proceedings between Tivoli A/S and Pressalit Group A/S.

1 March 2016

This is a brief update on current affairs at the Danish gambling market.

26 February 2016

The Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate has decided to issue 16 new oil and gas licenses to 12 different companies as a result of the 7th licensing round.

24 February 2016

Does your company - private or public - meet the requirements of the applicable personal data act, and are you ready for the new amendments?

23 February 2016

State subsidies: A dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court, but the municipal initiatives should continue.

18 February 2016

The new Water Sector Act will come into force on 1 March 2016. What does the new Act imply? There are many major and minor amendments and, below, we will introduce you to ten of them.

18 February 2016

In a recent ruling, the Eastern High Court stated that insurance advice which is not in accordance with the Executive Order on the good practices of insurance brokers may form the basis of a claim for compensation.

12 February 2016

Denmark and Greenland have entered into a uranium agreement regulating the cooperation on future extraction and export of uranium and radioactive minerals.

12 February 2016

Road charges after the Supreme Court ruling - What should municipalities and supply companies be aware of?

10 February 2016

A new Supreme Court ruling concerning compensation for breach of a distributor agreement emphasises the binding character of awards.

10 February 2016

Since 2013, the Commission has investigated the member states' tax rulings to establish whether the state aid rules are violated through selective tax advantages.

9 February 2016

Horten represented the manufacturer of a diaper pail, Sangenic, and the High Court ruled that the use of a picture of the design-protected pail constituted an infringement of the design right.

9 February 2016

In February, the Municipality of Helsingør selected the OK Foundation as cooperation partner in connection with the building of a new nursing home in Hornbæk.

9 February 2016

The State Administration: An association's sub-lease of land owned by the municipality was not considered an indirect municipal subsidy.

5 February 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Municipality of Slagelse that Forsyningssekretariatet's decisions concerning road charges were invalid.

5 February 2016

The Eastern High Court surprisingly concluded that an attorney and partner at a law firm did not enjoy employee status and was therefore not covered by the Salaried Employees Act, the Holiday Act or the Contract of Employment Act.

4 February 2016

A new political agreement between the European Court of Justice and the US is finalized, after the European Court of Justice set aside the the Safe Harbor scheme last year.

3 February 2016

Two new rulings clarify the scope of the employer's right to lay down smoking policies and impose sanctions in connection with violation of these policies.

29 January 2016

On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated that Iran had met the requirements for lifting of EU and US trade sanctions against the country. This opens the way for new trade possibilities with Iranian players; however, still subject to certain risks.

26 January 2016

"Closing the loop – an Action Plan for a Circular Economy" aims to reduce EU waste volumes. In Denmark, waste incineration is an important energy source, and the plan may therefore challenge the supply sector, says Sinne Conan, CEO of Konsentio, a public affairs bureau in Brussels.

26 January 2016

This was established on 25 January 2016 when the Western High Court ruled on a dispute between the Municipality of Sønderborg and two local district heating companies. The ruling means that the municipality is obligated to charge a guarantee commission which constitutes more than DKK 70 million in the guarantee period.

25 January 2016

Horten has assisted the municipality of Brøndby through a lenghty process of negotiations in connection with a repurchase and call for tenders for operation as well as maintenance and renovation of the municipality's street lighting installations.

21 January 2016

The development towards a circular economy requires major changes within the waste sector with focus on direct recycling, reuse and on complete removal of toxic materials. This is the assessment of the managing director of the Danish Waste Association, Jacob Hartvig Simonsen.

21 January 2016

The amendments will ease the establishment of operational activities in the Greenlandic market - making the establishment of new as well as international business activity in Greenland more favourable.

19 January 2016

In the future, all Danish and EU web shops must link to the pan-European online dispute portal ODR (Online Dispute Resolution). ODR will be available from 15 February 2016.

18 January 2016

The recognised international magazine World Trademark Review (WTR) elects Horten as one of the country's leading advisers within trademark law.

13 January 2016

A failure to state the cancellation terms entitles the consumer to a full refund if the purchase is cancelled within 14 days.

18 September 2015

4 December 2014

3 September 2014

8 January 2014

10 June 2013

10 December 2012

20 November 2012

26 April 2012

20 January 2012

19 December 2011

11 May 2011

1 April 2011