23 May 2012

A number of lawyers from Horten listed in Best Lawyers

It has just been announced that a number of lawyers from Horten have been listed in this year’s edition of Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is one of the most recognised legal directories in e.g. the US. Listing in this directory is based on recommendations from peers (colleagues from other law firms).

Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers

Jens Jakob Bugge: Dispute resolution
Lars Carstens: Dispute resolution
Erik Wendelboe Christiansen: Labour & Employment
Finn Schwarz: Labour & Employment
Michael Neumann: Construction
Søren Hornbæk Svendsen: Energy
Klavs v. Gravesen: Energy
Nina Henningsen: Media
Henriette Soja: Environmental law
Nicolai Thorsted: Tax
Ole Damsbo: Intellectual Property, Patent.

In addition, Ole Damsbo has been elected “Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property, Denmark”. Only one lawyer from each country can obtain this election within his area of expertise. The election reflects the respect that the lawyer enjoys through his professional work from colleagues in competing law firms.

Best Lawyers' website.

Chairman of the board of directors is not liable for the loss in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest

1 May 2018

The Company Appeals Board: The former chairman of the board of directors of Wonderful Copenhagen is not liable for the loss that arose as the Eurovision Song Contest became more expensive than expected.

Government proposal: Energy must be more green and cheaper

1 May 2018

Recently, the government made a new energy proposal aiming at minimum 50 % renewable energy in 2030 and cheaper energy to the citizens and the community.

Nature Energy sells market business

26 April 2018

The Nature Energy group concluded an agreement with Energi Fyn concerning sale of the part of the Nature Energy group selling gas to private customers and companies (NGF Nature Energy A/S). Horten has advised NGF on all legal aspects in connection with the sale.

The act on trade secrets has been adopted

23 April 2018

The parliament has adopted the bill on trade secrets, which will come into force on 9 June 2018.

Horten recognised as leading law firm by Legal 500

13 April 2018

Horten is recognised as leading law firm within a wide range of legal disciplines. At the same time, 26 partners are nominated as being among the best legal advisers in Denmark.

Research project concerning digital construction law

5 April 2018

For the next four years, Horten will be participating in the research project Digital Construction Law at the University of Copenhagen.

IP Stars: Horten is the leading adviser within patents and trademarks

5 April 2018

The leading international guide to the best IP companies and advisers, IP Stars, has nominated Horten among the leading advisers in Denmark within patents and trademarks.

Pregnant woman did not have a preferential right or a claim for relocation

28 March 2018

The European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has ruled that a pregnant woman who was dismissed in connection with mass redundancies did not have a preferential right to stay employed with the company or to be relocated under EU law.

Horten achieves unique distinction within patent law

16 March 2018

The international guide of the world’s best law firms within patent law, IAM Patent 1000, has nominated Horten as the leading law firm in Denmark within patent law. Further, Senior Counsel Ole Damsbo is nominated the honorary title “Luminary” as the only Dane.

Nature Energy’s gas network sold to Energinet

15 March 2018

NGF Nature Energy Holding A/S and Energinet have concluded an agreement concerning sale of NGF Nature Energy Distribution A/S to Energinet .

Funen municipalities sell Nature Energy

15 March 2018

Eight municipalities in Funen have sold the commercial activities of the Nature Energy after 40 years of municipal ownership.

New rankings from Chambers

13 March 2018

Chambers, the leading international guide to the best law firms, ranks Horten as one of the best in the country yet again.

On-call duty at home may be working time

26 February 2018

New ECJ verdict: Time where the employee must be available to the employer without being physically present at the work place can be considered working time.

Chambers nominates Horten as Greenland expert

21 February 2018

The recognised international ranking agency Chambers has ranked Horten as one of the country’s leading law firms specialised in the conditions prevailing in Greenland.

The mandatory nature of the salaried employees act did not preclude an agreement concerning immediate resignation

6 February 2018

The Western High Court has ruled that it was not contrary to the mandatory nature of the Salaried Employees Act or section 36 of the Contracts Act that an employee had concluded a severance agreement concerning resignation without notice.

Unique cooperation between Horten and Symbion

5 February 2018

Horten has entered into unique cooperation with Symbion and Accelerace where we will make a team of lawyers available for start-up businesses at the shared office facilities Horten CoLab.

Two new specialised attorneys at Horten

31 January 2018

Horten has appointed two new specialised attorneys with strong business insight within municipal and administrative law and insolvency and bankruptcy law.

Ten things to remember when drafting contracts

29 January 2018

A contract is typically concluded for a specific purpose, and thus the parties often forget to regulate other central issues which can subsequently turn out problematic. We take you throigh ten steps that you should always consider when drafting contracts.

Incentive payments for employees

29 January 2018

When you are about to start your own business, it can be difficult to offer a salary that attracts the most skilled employees. Another way to attract employees can be through incentive payment. We have listed the different types of incentive payments.

Nine things to be aware of when employing staff

29 January 2018

We go through a number of focus areas which are useful to know when you are starting up a new business and are considering employing staff.

Horten obtains top ranking in WTR1000

26 January 2018

World Trademark Review 1000 recently published its rankings for 2018. Once again, Horten obtained a top ranking.

New Holiday Act adopted

26 January 2018

On 25 January 2018, the parliament unanimously adopted the new Holiday Act. At the same time, the parliament adopted the Act on administration of outstanding holiday pay.

The Supreme Court: Board of directors liable in damages for continuing legal action

22 January 2018

The Supreme Court affirms: The board of directors in a company is liable in damages for the decision to continue legal action at a time when the company was no longer able to pay the costs to the opponent.

Cartel fine for collusion in connection with tender to waste water company

17 January 2018

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has published that, on 12 January 2018, the contracting business Troels Jørgensen A/S was ordered to pay a fine of DKK 3.2 million for violation of the prohibition against anti-competitive agreements under the Competition Act.

Four new partners at Horten

16 January 2018

With effect from 1 January 2018, Horten appointed Christian Tullberg, Kristoffer Westberg, Christina Steen and Niels Jørgen Oggesen as partners.

How to prevent and handle sexual harassment at work

5 January 2018

As an employer, you have to be proactive to ensure a harassment-free workplace. We will zoom in on the legal definition of sexual harassment and give you an overview of the employer’s obligations and responsibilities.

New owner makes Danish biogas manufacturer ready for investments worth billions

4 January 2018

The commercial activities in the Funen energy group, Nature Energy, have been sold to a consortium consisting of Pioneer Point Partners and Davidson Kempner.

New Managing Partner at Horten

2 January 2018

Finn Schwarz, Attorney and Partner, has been appointed Managing Partner of Horten Law Firm as of 1 January 2018.

Judgment in the Coty case: Prohibition against use of third party's online platform was not unlawful

12 December 2017

On 6 December 2017, the European Court of Justice ruled that cosmetics manufacturer Coty's prohibition against internet sale via third parties was not unlawful.

Nordisk Film invests in Reto Moto, the computer game company behind Heroes & Generals

6 December 2017

Nordisk Film has invested DKK 32 million in the computer game company Reto Moto. Horten assisted the founder group and Reto Moto.

Clear ruling from the Supreme Court: Compensation for violation of the 48-hour rule

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.

New judgment: Operation manager's sexual harassment did not result in compensation

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.

IFLR1000 recognises 12 Horten partners

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.

The European Court of Justice: Redundancies - when?

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.

The European Court of Justice: Public servant was entitled to be reinstated in trial position

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.

Self-damage is (still) not considered damage caused by a defective product according to product liability law

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.

New judgment from the European Court of Human Rights concerning companies’ monitoring of private communication

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.

European ip rights in Great Britain after Brexit

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.

Denmark accedes to the convention on jurisdiction

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.

The edtech company Labster announces Series A investment

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.

Supplier of components wins long-term arbitration case

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.

The Maritime and Commercial High Court states: Hästens' trademark infringed

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.

Baltic Gas Pipe Project continues

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.

Giant merger of oil and gas activities in the North Sea

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.

New oil and gas strategy for the North Sea

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.

Still waiting for a European Patent Court

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.

Horten advances in new Chambers and Legal 500 rankings

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.

Gambling news - April 2017

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.

Conviction in bribery actions against Atea

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.

The European Court of Justice raises questions about wind turbine planning

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.

Four new specialised attorneys at Horten

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.

Gambling news - March 2017

1 March 2017

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

The Energy Regulatory Authority: New criteria for estimation of reasonable return on invested capital

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.

Horten advises Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S on its acquisition of Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S in bankruptcy

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.

The EUDP - new round of applications for grants to energy projects in 2017

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.

Does waste incineration play a role in a circular economy?

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.

Are you allowed as a governm¬ent official to say that the municipal chief executive's "core competence may not be the truth"?

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".

The Danish state is liable in damages for lack of replacement holiday

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.

Global Leaders in Law appoints Horten as exclusive partner for Denmark

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.

New partners

4 January 2017

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

Gambling news - December 2016

1 December 2016

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

Horten advances to Tier 2 in the 2017 edition of ITR World Tax

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.

New Advisory Board is to advise the government on a circular economy

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.

Dynamic IP addresses may constitute personal data

19 October 2016

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

IFLR1000 ranks eight Horten partners as Leading Lawyers and two as Rising Stars

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.

Aid to the Eurovision Song Contest was not illegal under municipal and state aid law

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.

Horten on two committees at the Confederation of Danish Industry, DI

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.

Horten assists VPK Packaging Group with acquisition of Peterson Packaging

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.

NETS awards shares to approx. 2,500 employees

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.

It will be cheaper to build tenanted properties

22 September 2016

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

Internet media under pressure because of new EU ruling

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.

Easier for customs to stop copied products

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.

Trainee could be dismissed before training period started

8 September 2016

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

The ombudsman: Dismissal of upper secondary school teacher was contrary to government employees' freedom of speech

5 September 2016

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

Compensation for violation of the principle of equal treatment of the Temp Act

5 September 2016

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

Circle K wins over OK in legal action concerning a new logo - Horten assisted Circle K

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.

New partner

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.

Compensation for wrongful publication of conviction

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.

New rules on trade secrets in the pipeline

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.

New rankings from IFLR1000: Horten is still the leading law firm within energy and infrastructure

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.

New act on e-cigarettes: Obligation to prepare a written policy concerning smoking at the work place

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.

Amendments to the Planning Act - conclusion of political agreement

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.

Work permit in Denmark - many schemes will change

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.

Horten is promoted to the gold tier for 2016 in IAM Patent 1000

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”.

Legal to prohibit headscarves at the work place? A clarification is on its way from the European Court of Justice

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.

Waste suited for incineration is perhaps to be opened to competition

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

New ratings from the international reference book Legal 500

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.

The prohibition against discrimination overtrumps due process of law

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

Gift policy

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.

The supreme court: Uncertain whether prohibition against indirect discrimination covers parents with disabled children

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.

The Western High Court ruled in favour of a former executive officer in text message case

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.

Time barring of industrial injury claims

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.

Dismissal of disabled employee was not contrary to the anti-dicrimination act

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.

Renunciation of collective agreement was lawful

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.

How to prepare and conduct a general meeting

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.

International women lawyers discuss the future of the legal profession

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".

Gambling news - April 2016

1 April 2016

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

Ruling in the Kaltoft case: Employee's obesity was not considered a disablement

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.

Horten Corporate Day 2016 - Danish companies at the forefront

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.

Summary dismissal for purchase of mobile tickets for the employer's account

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.

Compensation for loss of capacity for work to person close to retirement age

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.

Public-private investments in Greenland

9 March 2016

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

The Eastern High Court: Pressalit infringed Tivoli's trademark and breached the licence agreement

2 March 2016

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

Gambling news - March 2016

1 March 2016

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

The 7th oil and gas licensing round in the North Sea has been concluded

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.

Dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court

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.

Insurance broker avoided claim for compensation of more than DKK 1.7 million despite insufficient advice

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.

Ten things to know about the new water sector act

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.

After the legal action concerning road charges

12 February 2016

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

Denmark and Greenland sign new uranium agreement – why now?

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.

The Supreme Court did not set aside an arbitration award

10 February 2016

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

The Eastern High Court: Label infringes design right

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.

Supreme Court: Decisions concerning road charges were invalid

5 February 2016

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

Attorney was not covered by the salaried employess act

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.

Smoking police/policy - what is the employer allowed to do?

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.

Lifting of trade sanctions against Iran - possibilities and risks

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.

Loan guarantees to two district heating companies were illegal and thereby invalid

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.

EU action plan sets targets for future waste disposal

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.

Major savings for the municipality of Brøndby by repurchasing and inviting tenders for street lighting contract

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.

The waste sector's role in a circular economy

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.

New online dispute portal and requirements for web shops

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.

New survey: Horten among the best within trademarks

18 January 2016

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

Update Employment Law

3 September 2014

The future of gas

10 December 2012

No age discrimination

19 December 2011