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.