22 August 2014

Horten assists Eplehuset with transaction

The largest Apple distributor in Norway, Eplehuset, is selling its business in Denmark to Humac, which takes over Eplehuset's seven Apple Premium Reseller shops. At the same time, Eplehuset has bought Humac's business in Norway. Horten has assisted Eplehuset with both transactions.

Eplehuset has 14 shops in Norway and a web shop.

Gambling news from Denmark October 2017

17 October 2017

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

Green Tech Challenge 2017

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.

Compliance: E-leaning in competition law

20 September 2017

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

ATP makes investment in Copenhagen Airports - tender offer expected

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.

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.

New partner at Horten

15 August 2017

Horten Law Firm has admitted Christian Gregersen as equity partner.

The world’s largest e-sports tournament is coming to Denmark

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.

Maj Invest Equity sells JFK Industri A/S to GROUPE SFPI

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.

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.

Maj Invest Equity enters into partnership with Victor Gruppen Restauranter

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.

Denmark: The world's third best location for doing business

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.

White Paper concerning the data protection regulation has arrived

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.

Karsten Ree Group sells Østergaard Biler to Europcar

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.

Are you a hedgehog or a fox?

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.

Merger control: When to notify mergers and acquisition to national competition authorities

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.

Final sale of LM Wind Power to General Electric

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.

Honors to M&A partner Lise Lotte Hjerrild

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.

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.

Conditional approval of Maersk Line's purchase of German container shipping company

12 April 2017

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

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.

Eurofins reinforces its market leadership with the acquisition of VBM Laboratoriet in Denmark

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).

Extensive commitment protects innovation in connection with approved DOW/DUPONT merger

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.

The European Commission launches new whistleblower tool

20 March 2017

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

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.

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.

New action plan for the implementation of the regulation on data protection

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.

Horten at the top of the M&A league

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.

Data protection officer – who, when, what?

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.

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.

Legalisation of loans to shareholders and members of management adopted

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.

Gambling news - December 2016

1 December 2016

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

Greenland adopts personal data act

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.

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.

Mezzanine Capital Partners grants EUR 15 million to MBL Gruppen

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.

Horten acts as GE’s Danish lawyer in GE’s acquisition of LM Wind Power

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.

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.

Koppernæs increases its engagement in TripleNine Group - Horten advises Koppernæs

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.

Legalisation of loans to shareholders and members of management

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.

The Data Protection Agency: Understand the requirements for employees' processing of personal data

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.

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.

Axcel, PFA and PKA acquires control in Danish Ship Finance

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.

IPO of Nets

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.

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.

New partner

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.

Horten advises Carlsberg Byen on the construction, financing and transfer of UCC Campus Carlsberg

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.

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 agreement on municipalities' economy in 2017

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.

Eckes-Granini acquires Rynkeby Foods A/S

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.

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.

Horten has assisted the shareholders of Exerp ApS with the sale of the company's controlling interest

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.

Centrica to acquire Neas Energy

21 April 2016

Centrica to acquire leading European energy management company.

Bill on registration of actual shareholders adopted

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.

Final adoption of the new personal data regulation

14 April 2016

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

New association: The Danish association for marketing law

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.

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.

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.

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.

Publication of draft Privacy Shield between the EU and the USA

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.

Gambling news - March 2016

1 March 2016

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

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.

Amendments to the Trade Act with effect from 1 January 2016

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.

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.