18 September 2015

Two new partners at Horten

Horten has admitted Jacob Møller Dirksen and Niclas Holst Sonne as equity partners.

The new equity partners - Jacob Møller Dirksen with expertise within complex litigation and arbitration and Niclas Holst Sonne with expertise within tax law and corporate law - will reinforce Horten's position as the leading full-service law firm.

Jacob Møller Dirksen
is specialised within complex litigation and arbitration and has been the head of Horten's Insurance & Liability team since 2013. He has expertise within directors', auditors' and attorneys' liability, commercial liability and product liability and insurance law, and he advises a number of foreign and Danish insurance companies. In the international guide Legal 500, Jacob Møller Dirksen is described as ”second to none within commercial arbitration and insurance litigation”, and he is appointed arbitrator on a current basis.

Within his competencies, he has wide experience conducting litigation and arbitration, including international arbitration, and he is thus an experienced litigator.

Jacob Møller Dirksen graduated from the University of Aarhus in 2000 and holds an LLM degree from the University of Sydney (2007). He obtained a right of audience before the Danish High Courts in 2008 and is a member of the board of the the Danish Arbitration Association.   

Niclas Holst Sonne is the head of Horten's Tax team, which he has built up into being the country's leading tax team consisting of five highly specialised employees.

Niclas Holst Sonne advises on taxes, VAT and duties with special knowledge of M&A tax, incentive programmes, structural considerations, tax and VAT on real estate, ownership transfers and litigation concerning taxes and duties before the courts and the administrative authorities. In the international guides Chambers, Legal 500 and World Tax, he is i.a. describes as "diligent, quick to respond, and nice and relaxed".

Niclas Holst Sonne graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2004, and he obtained a right of audience before the Danish High Courts in 2007. He is a member of the board of Danmarks Skatteadvokater (association of Danish tax lawyers) and the tax committee of DVCA, and he serves as part-time lecturer in tax law at Copenhagen Business School.

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.

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.

Compliance: E-leaning in competition law

20 September 2017

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

Exclusivity discounts: the Intel case, including record-high fine is remitted

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.

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.

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.

New partner at Horten

15 August 2017

Horten Law Firm has admitted Christian Gregersen as equity partner.

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.

New rules on expert opinions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Competition law - Adoption of new rules on claims for damages

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Municipalities cannot take out insurance covering volunteers - yet

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.