With almost 240 employees thereby being among the country's largest law firms, Horten started the new year by strengthening the partner group. Two new partners - Line Markert specialised in public law and Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn specialised in intellectual property rights and life science and healthcare - will reinforce Horten's position as the leading legal advisor within sectors characterised by intense regulation and rapid technological development. Horten's position within labour and employment law has also been strengthened by the appointment of Marianne Lage as new junior partner. Marianne Lage is one of Denmark's leading experts within labour and employment law.
Line Markert has been employed with Horten since 2003 - first as an assistant attorney and then as an attorney, and in 2011 she was appointed junior partner. As an expert within the legal affairs of municipalities and municipal companies, she advises on the framework for municipal activities, including public/private cooperation.
Line is one of the country's leading attorneys within energy and supply law, and she was an important player in connection with the establishment of more than 30 municipal supply companies. She is therefore among the attorneys having founded most municipal public limited companies.
Within her areas of expertise, Line is involved in board work and teaching activities; for example, she is a member of the board of Forum for Offentlig Privat Samarbejde (FOPS) (Forum for Public Private Cooperation) and Forsyning Ballerup and teaches at the trade associations Dansk Affaldsforening, Dansk Fjernvarme and DANVA. Further, Line is the co-author of several books and a large number of articles within her areas of expertise.
Line was born in 1976 and graduated from the University of Aarhus in 2003. She is married and lives with her husband and their three children at Østerbro. Together with her husband, she owns two racing boats which are frequently used.
Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn
Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn has worked as an attorney since 2006 and as a junior partner since 2010 with Horten's intellectual property law team, which is leading in Denmark. For more than 10 years, Martin has built up expertise within regulation of life science and healthcare (medicinal products, medical equipment, foods and cosmetics) and enforcement of intellectual property rights (primarily patents and utility models). Last year, he was appointed head of Horten's Life Science & Healthcare team consisting of 14 experts.
He often speaks at conferences and is the (co-)author of several articles and books. Martin participates in many professional and sector-specific networks, he is a member of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers), the "President Elect" for LES Scandinavia (Licensing Executives Society) and member of the board of and lecturer at Dansk Institut for Immaterialretsuddannelse (DIFI) (the Danish Institute for IPR Training).
Martin was born in 1997 and graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2003. Martin is married to Rikke Dræbye Gantzhorn, Commercial Director of F.C. København/PARKEN, and they have two sons, Christoffer and William.
Marianne Lage was employed as an attorney with Horten in 2011. She has practised labour and employment law for more than 15 years and is recognised as one of Denmark's leading experts within collective labour law. She advises national and international companies and public authorities and organisations on all aspects of labour and employment law. Marianne has wide experience negotiating with trade unions, including on the renewal and establishment of collective agreements - expertise which she has obtained by having worked as a consultant and senior consultant with Dansk Industri (the Confederation of Danish Industry) for nine years. Further, she also speaks at general and specific conferences.
Marianne was born in 1971 and graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1996. Marianne was previously employed as an assistant attorney with Kammeradvokaten (the Legal Adviser to the Danish Government) (1997-1999), as an assistant attorney and attorney with Kromann Reumert (1999-2003) and as a consultant and senior consultant with Dansk Industri (2003-2011). Marianne lives at Frederiksberg with her husband and their two children.