Finn Schwarz' strong business understanding and innovative approach to the legal industry will ensure continued growth and strengthen Horten’s position on a market with increasing complexity and intense competition.
Finn Schwarz became a lawyer already at the age of 22. In 1987, he joined Horten and has since then made a career as attorney and partner and has for a number of years been chairman of the board and head of the Employment and Labour Law Team. Consequently, he has unique knowledge of the firm.
Finn Schwarz is known as an untraditional, visionary, dynamic and, at times, a somewhat impatient leader who wants to take part in both the professional and the political debate. As chairman of the Jewish Community in Denmark from 2009-2014, he had a strong voice in relation to the community’s interaction with Danish society.
He holds many directorships in different organisations such as Fundcollect A/S, Fundconnect A/S, ARAS Security A/S, the Danish Jewish Museum and Nørre Gymnasium. He has also been a member of the Audit Committee of the Danish Refugee Council for many years.
Apart from his focus on the overall management of Horten as managing partner, Finn Schwarz will still spend time on his area of expertise - labour and employment law.
His expertise encompasses classic employment law, the law governing executive officers and the law pertaining to industrial injury and working environment. Finn Schwarz has conducted numerous legal and arbitration proceedings, including leading cases before the Supreme Court. He has conducted many high-profile cases, for instance on behalf of the former CEO of Vestas, Henrik Nørremark, and, recently, the case concerning executive liability in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.
In 2017, the Association of Labour and Employment Lawyers awarded Finn Schwarz the H.G. Carlsen Prize honouring his special, long-term contribution within labour and employment law.