Chambers, the leading international guide to the best law firms, ranks Horten as one of the best in the country yet again.
Horten has been ranked in the following areas - read more about by clicking on the individual links:
Banking & Finance
General Business Law (Greenland)
Banking & Finance
Real Estate: Construction
Chambers also elects a number of Horten partners as leading attorneys within their field of expertise. Click on the individual links to read more about our experts:
Insepa A/S sells 40 % of Beck Pack Systems A/S to Kirk Kapital A/S
24 May 2018
On 17 May 2018, Insepa A/S concluded an agreement concerning sale of 40 % of Beck Pack Systems A/S and Cartolit A/S to Kirk Kapital A/S.
Jyske Bank supports merger of Nordjyske Bank and Ringkjøbing Landbobank
9 May 2018
Jyske Bank (listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen under the symbol: JYSK) announced the decision to support the merger of Nordjyske Bank and Ringkjøbing Landbobank published by the boards of directors of the two banks on 18 April 2018.
Chairman of the board of directors is not liable for the loss in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest
1 May 2018
The Company Appeals Board: The former chairman of the board of directors of Wonderful Copenhagen is not liable for the loss that arose as the Eurovision Song Contest became more expensive than expected.
Government proposal: Energy must be more green and cheaper
Recently, the government made a new energy proposal aiming at minimum 50 % renewable energy in 2030 and cheaper energy to the citizens and the community.
Nature Energy sells market business
26 April 2018
The Nature Energy group concluded an agreement with Energi Fyn concerning sale of the part of the Nature Energy group selling gas to private customers and companies (NGF Nature Energy A/S). Horten has advised NGF on all legal aspects in connection with the sale.
The act on trade secrets has been adopted
23 April 2018
The parliament has adopted the bill on trade secrets, which will come into force on 9 June 2018.
The Competition Appeals Board: Trade agreement concerning camping pass was illegal
18 April 2018
The Competition Appeals Board affirmed the Competition Council's decision concerning the Camping Council’s and DK-CAMP’s violation of the Competition Act by having concluded an agreement concerning camping passes. The Competition Council has reported the matter to the police.
Horten recognised as leading law firm by Legal 500
13 April 2018
Horten is recognised as leading law firm within a wide range of legal disciplines. At the same time, 26 partners are nominated as being among the best legal advisers in Denmark.
Research project concerning digital construction law
5 April 2018
For the next four years, Horten will be participating in the research project Digital Construction Law at the University of Copenhagen.
IP Stars: Horten is the leading adviser within patents and trademarks
The leading international guide to the best IP companies and advisers, IP Stars, has nominated Horten among the leading advisers in Denmark within patents and trademarks.
Recent High Court judgments reject “luxury debt restructuring”
In two judgments, the Eastern High Court recently rejected restructuring of personal debtors with reference to the fact that the proposed compulsory composition was contrary to the purpose of the rules on restructuring.
Pregnant woman did not have a preferential right or a claim for relocation
28 March 2018
The European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has ruled that a pregnant woman who was dismissed in connection with mass redundancies did not have a preferential right to stay employed with the company or to be relocated under EU law.
The Supreme Court approves flexible agreements concerning provision of security to bankruptcy estates
23 March 2018
Prior to bringing legal action, a bankruptcy estate and a creditor had agreed on payment of security in relation to the action. The creditor provided security for the costs of the action against payment of 50 % of any proceeds from the outcome of the action. The Supreme Court found that there was no basis for setting the agreement aside.
Horten achieves unique distinction within patent law
16 March 2018
The international guide of the world’s best law firms within patent law, IAM Patent 1000, has nominated Horten as the leading law firm in Denmark within patent law. Further, Senior Counsel Ole Damsbo is nominated the honorary title “Luminary” as the only Dane.
Fines to cartels within the car industry turn focus on applications for relief of fines
In three separate decisions, The European Commission has imposed fines of more than EUR 540 million on a number of players within the car industry. At the same time, three cartel members obtained relief of fines due to their roles in relation to exposing the cartels.
Nature Energy’s gas network sold to Energinet
15 March 2018
NGF Nature Energy Holding A/S and Energinet have concluded an agreement concerning sale of NGF Nature Energy Distribution A/S to Energinet .
Funen municipalities sell Nature Energy
Eight municipalities in Funen have sold the commercial activities of the Nature Energy after 40 years of municipal ownership.
Jyske Bank makes tender offer to Nordjyske Bank shareholders
13 March 2018
Today, Jyske Bank announced the decision to make a tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares in Nordjyske Bank.
PensionDanmark buys Lemvigh-Müller's domicile
6 March 2018
Horten has assisted PensionDanmark with the purchase of Lemvigh-Müller’s domicile in Herlev.
On-call duty at home may be working time
26 February 2018
New ECJ verdict: Time where the employee must be available to the employer without being physically present at the work place can be considered working time.
Chambers nominates Horten as Greenland expert
21 February 2018
The recognised international ranking agency Chambers has ranked Horten as one of the country’s leading law firms specialised in the conditions prevailing in Greenland.
The Data Protection Agency publishes template data processor agreement
19 February 2018
An important element of complying with the provisions of the data protection regulation is to ensure that the required data processor agreements have been concluded. The Data Protection Agency has prepared a template data processor agreement and an accompanying text explaining how to use the template.
Merger control: When to notify mergers and acquisition to national competition authorities
15 February 2018
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. Horten's Merger Control Poster gives an overview of the turnover thresholds for merger control in Europe.
100 days until the data protection regulation comes into force – are you ready?
14 February 2018
The data protection regulation will come into force in Denmark in 100 days from now. We will sum up what you need to have in place before 25 May 2018.
Price increases in the pharma sector may be considered abuse of a dominant position
13 February 2018
The Danish Competition Council ruled that CD Pharma had abused its dominant position by increasing the price on the medicinal product Syntocinon by 2,000 % in 2014.
Horten carries out sale of Tvilum to a group of investors and is appointed trustee of the bankruptcy estate
12 February 2018
After intense negotiations, a sale agreement with an investor group was signed on Friday 9 February. With this agreement, 504 out of 598 jobs were preserved.
The mandatory nature of the salaried employees act did not preclude an agreement concerning immediate resignation
6 February 2018
The Western High Court has ruled that it was not contrary to the mandatory nature of the Salaried Employees Act or section 36 of the Contracts Act that an employee had concluded a severance agreement concerning resignation without notice.
Danish defence news: Offset collision and budget expansion ahead
5 February 2018
On 25 January 2018, the EU Commission opened infringement procedures against five member states including Denmark for not complying with the public procurement rules.
Unique cooperation between Horten and Symbion
Horten has entered into unique cooperation with Symbion and Accelerace where we will make a team of lawyers available for start-up businesses at the shared office facilities Horten CoLab.
Two new specialised attorneys at Horten
31 January 2018
Horten has appointed two new specialised attorneys with strong business insight within municipal and administrative law and insolvency and bankruptcy law.
Søgemedier A/S sold to Adelis
30 January 2018
Horten has assisted the owners in connection with the sale of Søgemedier A/S to the capital fund Adelis.
Ten things to remember when drafting contracts
29 January 2018
A contract is typically concluded for a specific purpose, and thus the parties often forget to regulate other central issues which can subsequently turn out problematic. We take you throigh ten steps that you should always consider when drafting contracts.
Incentive payments for employees
When you are about to start your own business, it can be difficult to offer a salary that attracts the most skilled employees. Another way to attract employees can be through incentive payment. We have listed the different types of incentive payments.
Nine things to be aware of when employing staff
We go through a number of focus areas which are useful to know when you are starting up a new business and are considering employing staff.
Horten obtains top ranking in WTR1000
26 January 2018
World Trademark Review 1000 recently published its rankings for 2018. Once again, Horten obtained a top ranking.
New Holiday Act adopted
On 25 January 2018, the parliament unanimously adopted the new Holiday Act. At the same time, the parliament adopted the Act on administration of outstanding holiday pay.
The Supreme Court: Board of directors liable in damages for continuing legal action
22 January 2018
The Supreme Court affirms: The board of directors in a company is liable in damages for the decision to continue legal action at a time when the company was no longer able to pay the costs to the opponent.
Cartel fine for collusion in connection with tender to waste water company
17 January 2018
The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has published that, on 12 January 2018, the contracting business Troels Jørgensen A/S was ordered to pay a fine of DKK 3.2 million for violation of the prohibition against anti-competitive agreements under the Competition Act.
Four new partners at Horten
16 January 2018
With effect from 1 January 2018, Horten appointed Christian Tullberg, Kristoffer Westberg, Christina Steen and Niels Jørgen Oggesen as partners.
New rules on processing of payment data from 2018
9 January 2018
New and more lenient rules on processing of payment data came into force at the turn of the year. We provide you with an overview of the new rules.
How to prevent and handle sexual harassment at work
5 January 2018
As an employer, you have to be proactive to ensure a harassment-free workplace. We will zoom in on the legal definition of sexual harassment and give you an overview of the employer’s obligations and responsibilities.
New owner makes Danish biogas manufacturer ready for investments worth billions
4 January 2018
The commercial activities in the Funen energy group, Nature Energy, have been sold to a consortium consisting of Pioneer Point Partners and Davidson Kempner.
New Managing Partner at Horten
2 January 2018
Finn Schwarz, Attorney and Partner, has been appointed Managing Partner of Horten Law Firm as of 1 January 2018.
All Greenlandic companies are now to be registered in the CVR register - a modernisation of company legislation is under way
1 January 2018
Greenland: New rules concerning CVR registration and modernisation of company legislation - how does this affect Greenlandic companies?
A binding commitment from the European Commission will not prevent decisions from national courts
19 December 2017
The European Court of Justice ruled that the European Commission’s decisions on binding commitments does not prevent opposing decisions from national courts.
Judgment in the Coty case: Prohibition against use of third party's online platform was not unlawful
12 December 2017
On 6 December 2017, the European Court of Justice ruled that cosmetics manufacturer Coty's prohibition against internet sale via third parties was not unlawful.
Tender Offer to shareholders of Copenhagen Airports
11 December 2017
Copenhagen Airports announced on December 8 that a vehicle owned by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and ATP has made a mandatory tender offer to the shareholders of Copenhagen Airports.
Dawn raids – what are they and what to do?
7 December 2017
Dawn raids are often the first step in a case concerning violation of the competition rules and may have serious consequences for the companies involved. But what is a dawn raid, and what rights and obligations do the company have during a dawn raid?
Nordisk Film invests in Reto Moto, the computer game company behind Heroes & Generals
6 December 2017
Nordisk Film has invested DKK 32 million in the computer game company Reto Moto. Horten assisted the founder group and Reto Moto.
Loans to property companies are not considered leverage in property funds
23 November 2017
Recently, the Company Appeals Board decided to reject the FSA's narrow case law concerning exemptions when calculating leverage in alternative investment funds.
Eastern High Court upholds the Metro judgment for violation of the Competition Act
Metro is sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 50,000 for violation of the Competition Act by withholding information in a merger. Eastern High Court upheld the district court's ruling.
The European Court of Justice: TV2 has received illegal state aid
14 November 2017
The ECJ has ruled that the advertising revenue that TV2 received from 1995-1996 from the TV2 Foundation was illegal state aid.
Clear ruling from the Supreme Court: Compensation for violation of the 48-hour rule
Recently, the Supreme Court delivered its first judgment in a case concerning the level of compensation for violation of the so-called 40-hour rules of the Working Time Act.
DSB sells property in Copenhagen
3 November 2017
Horten has been assisting DSB in relation to the sale of the property.
New judgment: Operation manager's sexual harassment did not result in compensation
26 October 2017
Recently, the Eastern High Court ruled that a company was not obliged to pay compensation to an employee even though she had been sexually harassed by the department’s operations manager.
IFLR1000 recognises 12 Horten partners
18 October 2017
The international directory IFLR1000 recently published its Financial and Corporate Rankings for 2018 - and Horten has improved its ranking in several areas.
Gambling news from Denmark October 2017
17 October 2017
A brief update on current affairs on the Danish gambling market.
The European Court of Justice: Redundancies - when?
9 October 2017
In two recent cases, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that an employer should have consulted the employees’ organisations before giving notice of changes that resulted in collective redundancies.
The European Court of Justice: Public servant was entitled to be reinstated in trial position
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has assessed that a public servant employed in a trial position as head of department should have been offered the same or a similar position when returning from parental leave, even though the probationary period had expired.
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
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.
New judgment from the European Court of Human Rights concerning companies’ monitoring of private communication
19 September 2017
The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that employers must inform employees of the possibility of monitoring and to which extent.
European ip rights in Great Britain after Brexit
Great Britain's exit from the EU will create uncertainty for both British and EU27 companies in relation to the extent and protection of intellectual property rights in Great Britain. It is therefore of great interest and importance to clarify the consequences of Great Britain’s exit and how to handle them.
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.
Merger implemented prior to notification - approved by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority five years later
8 September 2017
The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority approves SEAS NVE Holding A/S and SYD ENERGI Holding A/S' acquisition of joint control with Clever A/S.
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.
The Maritime and Commercial High Court states: Hästens' trademark infringed
18 August 2017
The Maritime and Commercial High Court has ruled that Hästens Sängar AB’s blue check pattern is a (well-known) trademark in Denmark. The manufacturer Nordicform AS, Magasin and a number of other distributors have thereby infringed Hästens’ trademark rights and violated the Danish Marketing Practices Act by selling bedclothes with the blue check pattern, and they must pay compensation.
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.
Google - an overview of the summer’s EU case against the internet giant
27 July 2017
In June 2017, the European Commission ruled in the first of three pending cases against Google and ordered Google to pay a record-high fine of EUR 2.42 billion for abuse of its dominant position. According to the European Commission, Google favoured Google Shopping in its search engine.
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.
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.
Denmark ready for Tour de France
30 June 2017
The state and five cities - Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense, Vejle and Sønderborg - are ready for the Tour de France Grand Départ. If Denmark is chosen as the venue, it will be the greatest sports event ever in Denmark.
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.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Alternative Investment Funds 2017
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Alternative Investment Funds is published each year. Partner Claus Bennetsen has contributed to this year's edition.
Still waiting for a European Patent Court
20 June 2017
The agreement concerning the European Patent Court is once again delayed. The agreement concerning the establishment of a so-called unitary patent and a joint patent court was planned to come into force in December 2017, but this will presumably not be the case.
Change in the regulation of investment advisors
12 June 2017
With a new act, the regulation of investment advisors will be transferred from the Financial Business Act to the Act on financial advisors and mortgage credit intermediaries. As the change introduces restrictions as to which financial instruments investment advisors must advise on, investment advisors may now also receive and transmit orders from investors.
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.
Horten assists Arkitektgruppen A/S with a new joint venture with NREP
24 May 2017
Horten has assisted Arkitektgruppen A/S with the establishment of another joint venture with Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP) concerning residential development projects in Copenhagen.
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.
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).
The European Commission: Aid to construction of Kriegers Flak is legal
30 March 2017
The Commission has approved the Danish state aid to the offshore wind turbine project Kriegers Flak as the project will contribute to an increased use of renewable energy in Denmark.
Extensive commitment protects innovation in connection with approved DOW/DUPONT merger
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.
Conviction in bribery actions against Atea
24 March 2017
The Eastern High Court has delivered convictions in two bribery actions where Atea gave away iPhones, iPads and other IT equipment to two senior employees at the City of Copenhagen and DSB.
SAS is once again to pay major fine for participating in the Air Cargo cartel
20 March 2017
SAS and a number of other airlines have once again been fined by the European Commission for their participation in the Air Cargo cartel. In 2015, the European General Court annulled the Commission's decision due to a procedural error. The Commission has now remedied the error and changed its decision.
Horten is part of Copenhagen Fintech Lab's Law Connect
Horten participates in Copenhagen Fintech Lab’s Law Connect programme where we, together with a number of other law firms, are to assist the Lab's residents with relevant legal sparring.
The European Commission launches new whistleblower tool
Now, individuals can easily, quickly and anonymously disclose information on cartels and anti-competitive behaviour directly to the Commission.
The EU will help more companies survive
15 March 2017
Each year, 200,000 companies are subject to bankruptcy proceedings within the EU. Now, the European Commission will ensure that more companies survive.
The European Court of Justice raises questions about wind turbine planning
10 March 2017
In two new rulings, the European Court of Justice has construed the scope and legal effect of directive 2001/42 on the assessment of the effect of certain plans and programmes on the environment (the SEA Directive.
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.
The Energy Regulatory Authority: New criteria for estimation of reasonable return on invested capital
17 February 2017
Recently, the Energy Regulatory Authority listed the circumstances that may and must be included when estimating a reasonable return on capital invested in a heating company in connection with the Authority's approval of return on invested capital.
The State Administration: Reconsideration of decision on access to inter-municipal enterprise's business information relevant for a tender procedure
16 February 2017
After having established that a decision was incorrect on several issues, the State Administration requested an emergency service organised as an inter-municipal enterprise to resume the matter and make a new decision. The inter-municipal enterprise had referred to section 30, no. 2 of the Act on public access to documents in public files (the "Act") as the basis of exempting information in consideration of the inter-municipal enterprise's future possibilities of putting out operational assignments to tender.
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.
The EUDP - new round of applications for grants to energy projects in 2017
1 February 2017
The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has published a new strategy for 2017-2019, which forms the basis of new projects worthy of support. The EUDP is a public scheme supporting new energy technology, which must contribute to achieving the target set in relation to energy and climate. Compared to previous strategies, the new strategy focuses on key areas in a more global perspective.
Does waste incineration play a role in a circular economy?
31 January 2017
The European Commission has published a new communication on the role of waste incineration in a circular economy. The purpose of the communication is to ensure an optimal energy exploitation of non-recoverable waste.
Are you allowed as a governm¬ent official to say that the municipal chief executive's "core competence may not be the truth"?
30 January 2017
According to the Ombudsman, it was in accordance with the rules of government employees' freedom of speech when a municipal employee was given a warning for writing on his Facebook profile that the municipal chief executive was "a person whose core competence may not be the truth".
New action plan for the implementation of the regulation on data protection
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.
The Danish state is liable in damages for lack of replacement holiday
23 January 2017
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Danish state is liable in damages for not having made the Holiday Act consistent with the Working Time Directive fast enough in relation to sickness during holiday. However, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Danish state as the Supreme Court found that the state was not liable in damages at the time of the employee's sickness during the summer holiday 2010.
Recent case law concerning access to documents - January 2017
19 January 2017
The limits as to when access to documents should be granted are clarified on a current basis. We have reviewed recent case law concerning access to documents and have summarised all relevant statements within the municipal areas below, including business information, identification requirement and data extraction.
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.
Horten at the top of the M&A league
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.
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 billion loan supports the development of Carlsberg Byen's largest phase so far
5 January 2017
Horten has advised Carlsberg Byen in connection with the conclusion of a DKK 4.2 billion financing agreement with the pension company PFA.
4 January 2017
With effect from 1 January 2017, Horten appointed Lars Lüneborg and Julie Arnth Jørgensen as partners.
Gambling news - December 2016
1 December 2016
Competition law - Adoption of new rules on claims for damages
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.
Legalisation of loans to shareholders and members of management adopted
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IFLR1000 ranks eight Horten partners as Leading Lawyers and two as Rising Stars
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.
Aid to the Eurovision Song Contest was not illegal under municipal and state aid law
14 October 2016
On 12 October 2016, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior concluded in a statement that the aid provided through Projektselskabet by the City of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 was legal.
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
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
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.
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.
It will be cheaper to build tenanted properties
22 September 2016
An amendment to the Building Act provides insurance savings for builders of tenanted properties.
When is a floating company charge accepted?
20 September 2016
In the Cimber case, the Supreme Court must decide when a chargee accepts a floating company charge.
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.
Easier for customs to stop copied products
14 September 2016
According to new EU rules, the owner of a product must, in the event of a trademark dispute, prove that the product is not a copy.
Trainee could be dismissed before training period started
8 September 2016
In a leading Supreme Court case, the court found that a company could terminate a training agreement before it had begun.
The ombudsman: Dismissal of upper secondary school teacher was contrary to government employees' freedom of speech
5 September 2016
The ombudsman found that it was "strongly criticisable" that Campus Bornholm had dismissed a teacher for having criticised the employer.
Compensation for violation of the principle of equal treatment of the Temp Act
For the first time, the Supreme Court has ruled on a violation of the principle of equality of the Temp Act.
New fundamental ruling on accumulated bankruptcy restriction orders
On 11 August 2016, the Maritime and Commercial High Court imposed a bankruptcy restriction order on a "liquidation director" of three companies for a total of nine years.
Circle K wins over OK in legal action concerning a new logo - Horten assisted Circle K
25 August 2016
Horten has assisted Circle K in a legal action against OK. OK claimed that Circle K's new logo infringed the company's trademark rights to OK and was therefore contrary to the Trademark Act.
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.
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.
Compensation for wrongful publication of conviction
5 July 2016
Recently, the Eastern High Court ruled in a case where the housing association AAB had published information on a former voluntary cashier's criminal offenceson the Internet contrary to the Personal Data Act.
New state aid register will come into force on 1 July 2016
30 June 2016
As part of the European Commission's reform of the European state aid rules initiated in 2012, the member states must register any state aid to companies exceeding € 500,000 in a public web-based register. The rule comes into force on 1 July 2016, when the new register will be available.
New rules on trade secrets in the pipeline
27 June 2016
At the end of 2013, the European Commission presented a draft directive on the legal protection of trade secrets. After more than two years' negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Member States, political agreement was reached on a final draft shortly before Christmas. The revised directive was finally adopted by the Council on 26 May 2016.
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 act on e-cigarettes: Obligation to prepare a written policy concerning smoking at the work place
14 June 2016
A new act on e-cigarettes has come into force. The act implies that employers must prepare a written policy stipulating whether and, if so, where e-cigarettes are allowed.
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.
Amendments to the Planning Act - conclusion of political agreement
10 June 2016
On 9 June 2016, a political agreement was concluded between the Government, the People's Party, the Conservative Party and the Social Democrats concerning an amendment of the Planning Act.
Work permit in Denmark - many schemes will change
9 June 2016
From 10 June 2016, it is no longer possible to apply for a residence permit in Denmark through the Green Card scheme, and the minimum yearly salary required to obtain residence and work permit under the Pay Limit Scheme is abolished.
Horten is promoted to the gold tier for 2016 in IAM Patent 1000
8 June 2016
Glowing reports from peers and patrons see Horten promoted to the gold tier for 2016. It is “a force to be reckoned with in high-stakes litigation”.
Legal to prohibit headscarves at the work place? A clarification is on its way from the European Court of Justice
Recently, the Advocate-General proposed a decision in a case concerning a prohibition against religious symbols at the work place. The proposal may influence ECJ case law in a new direction.
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.
Waste suited for incineration is perhaps to be opened to competition
17 May 2016
On 13 May 2015, the Government published a proposal for alternative financing of the so-called PSO tax. The financing is to take place under the Budget instead of via the PSO tax. One of the initiatives is to open the waste energy production sector to competition
A/B Duegården was allowed to go bankrupt
11 May 2016
The Supreme Court has ruled in the widely publicized case A/B Duegården in liquidation vs. Nykredit Bank A/B and Nykredit Realkredit A/B.
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.
The prohibition against discrimination overtrumps due process of law
3 May 2016
In a recent preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice established that private persons and companies are subject to a prohibition against discrimination due to age based on both a principle of EU law as well as an obligation under a directive
With a conviction of bribery, your company risks having to wave goodbye to public orders due to the rules of the Procurement Act.
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.
The supreme court: Uncertain whether prohibition against indirect discrimination covers parents with disabled children
29 April 2016
The dismissal of a child-minder on leave to take care of her son suffering from Asperger syndrome was not contrary to the Anti-Discrimination Act. It is still uncertain whether a person covered by the protection criteria is protected against indirect discrimination.
Practical advice concerning the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)
28 April 2016
After the coming into force of the Procurement Act, the ESPD has given rise to special challenges both for the applicants/tenderers and the contracting entities.
The Western High Court ruled in favour of a former executive officer in text message case
27 April 2016
The Western High Court ruled in favour of a former executive officer, who had violated the provisions on mail secrecy by having read a crane driver's text messages on his work cell phone.
Time barring of industrial injury claims
26 April 2016
The Supreme Court has ruled that claims for compensation for permanent injury under the Act on Industrial Injuries are subject to the general 5-year limitation period - even if the industrial injury did not happen after 1 January 2004.
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.
Horten partner admitted as member of the international insolvency institute
20 April 2016
Piya Mukherjee has been admitted as member of the International Insolvency Institute.
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.
Dismissal of disabled employee was not contrary to the anti-dicrimination act
The Supreme Court has ruled in a case as to whether an employee's sympathetic reflex dystrophy was long-term and therefore constituted a disablement within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act.
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.
Renunciation of collective agreement was lawful
11 April 2016
Recently, the Industrial Court accepted that Cimber renounced SAS' collective agreement for cabin crew in connection with transfer of aircraft and staff from SAS.
How to prepare and conduct a general meeting
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 assists PensionDanmark with purchase of properties for more than half a billion DKK
4 April 2016
Horten's Real Estate team has assisted PensionDanmark with its purchase of two office buildings in Aarhus from C.W. Obel Ejendomme. The investment amounts to DKK 555 million.
Gambling news - April 2016
1 April 2016
This is a brief update on current affairs at the Danish gambling market.
Ruling in the Kaltoft case: Employee's obesity was not considered a disablement
31 March 2016
Recently, the Court of Kolding ruled in a case whether an employee's severe obesity was a disablement. The court found that the employee's problems did not constitute a disablement within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act.
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.
Summary dismissal for purchase of mobile tickets for the employer's account
17 March 2016
The Supreme Court has ruled in a case where an employee purchased train tickets for private purposes from his work phone. According to the Supreme Court, the summary dismissal was justified.
Compensation for loss of capacity for work to person close to retirement age
15 March 2016
The Supreme Court has ruled that it is without any importance to the awarding of compensation for loss of capacity for work that the person is may receive state pension within a very short time.
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.
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.
Gambling news - March 2016
1 March 2016
The 7th oil and gas licensing round in the North Sea has been concluded
26 February 2016
The Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate has decided to issue 16 new oil and gas licenses to 12 different companies as a result of the 7th licensing round.
Are you ready for the new personal data protection regulation?
24 February 2016
Does your company - private or public - meet the requirements of the applicable personal data act, and are you ready for the new amendments?
Dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court
23 February 2016
State subsidies: A dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court, but the municipal initiatives should continue.
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.
Ten things to know about the new water sector act
The new Water Sector Act will come into force on 1 March 2016. What does the new Act imply? There are many major and minor amendments and, below, we will introduce you to ten of them.
After the legal action concerning road charges
12 February 2016
Road charges after the Supreme Court ruling - What should municipalities and supply companies be aware of?
Denmark and Greenland sign new uranium agreement – why now?
Denmark and Greenland have entered into a uranium agreement regulating the cooperation on future extraction and export of uranium and radioactive minerals.
Tax and state aid: where are we going?
10 February 2016
Since 2013, the Commission has investigated the member states' tax rulings to establish whether the state aid rules are violated through selective tax advantages.
The Supreme Court did not set aside an arbitration award
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.
Subsidies to agricultural activities covered by the local government mandate
The State Administration: An association's sub-lease of land owned by the municipality was not considered an indirect municipal subsidy.
New nursing home in Hornbæk to be built and run by the OK Foundation
In February, the Municipality of Helsingør selected the OK Foundation as cooperation partner in connection with the building of a new nursing home in Hornbæk.
Supreme Court: Decisions concerning road charges were invalid
5 February 2016
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Municipality of Slagelse that Forsyningssekretariatet's decisions concerning road charges were invalid.
Attorney was not covered by the salaried employess act
The Eastern High Court surprisingly concluded that an attorney and partner at a law firm did not enjoy employee status and was therefore not covered by the Salaried Employees Act, the Holiday Act or the Contract of Employment Act.
Political agreement on new EU-US privacy shield agreement
4 February 2016
A new political agreement between the European Court of Justice and the US is finalized, after the European Court of Justice set aside the the Safe Harbor scheme last year.
Smoking police/policy - what is the employer allowed to do?
3 February 2016
Two new rulings clarify the scope of the employer's right to lay down smoking policies and impose sanctions in connection with violation of these policies.
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.
Loan guarantees to two district heating companies were illegal and thereby invalid
26 January 2016
This was established on 25 January 2016 when the Western High Court ruled on a dispute between the Municipality of Sønderborg and two local district heating companies. The ruling means that the municipality is obligated to charge a guarantee commission which constitutes more than DKK 70 million in the guarantee period.
EU action plan sets targets for future waste disposal
"Closing the loop – an Action Plan for a Circular Economy" aims to reduce EU waste volumes. In Denmark, waste incineration is an important energy source, and the plan may therefore challenge the supply sector, says Sinne Conan, CEO of Konsentio, a public affairs bureau in Brussels.
Major savings for the municipality of Brøndby by repurchasing and inviting tenders for street lighting contract
25 January 2016
Horten has assisted the municipality of Brøndby through a lenghty process of negotiations in connection with a repurchase and call for tenders for operation as well as maintenance and renovation of the municipality's street lighting installations.
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.
The waste sector's role in a circular economy
The development towards a circular economy requires major changes within the waste sector with focus on direct recycling, reuse and on complete removal of toxic materials. This is the assessment of the managing director of the Danish Waste Association, Jacob Hartvig Simonsen.
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.
New survey: Horten among the best within trademarks
18 January 2016
The recognised international magazine World Trademark Review (WTR) elects Horten as one of the country's leading advisers within trademark law.
Three new partners at Horten
4 January 2016
The new personal data regulation is ready - increased control of own data and higher penalties
16 December 2015
New Supreme Court judgment on asbestos and smoking
Investor protection: Horten contributes to the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2016
7 December 2015
VAT exemption of administrative services to investment funds and pension funds
2 December 2015
The employer's freedom of action in bonus schemes
24 November 2015
Horten has assisted ResMed with the purchase of the full share capital in Maribo Medico
The Danish procurement law adopted
23 November 2015
Bill to amend the Act on recovery of debt adopted after SKAT's problems with EFI
20 November 2015
Fundamental ruling on forfeiture of the right to loss of earnings
19 November 2015
Pension contributions based on age were not unlawful discrimination
12 November 2015
Horten assists Arkitektgruppen with a DKK 1.4 bn joint venture with NREP
11 November 2015
Supreme Court rules that far-reaching injunction shall cease
9 November 2015
Notice of holiday between Christmas and New Year
5 November 2015
The Supreme Court: Change of supplier of canteen operation not covered by the Transfer of Undertakings Act
Payment of compensation for loss of capacity for work not binding on the employer
4 November 2015
Horten assists Summit Partners with the sale of Welltec shares
27 October 2015
European data protection authorities issue guidelines following Safe Harbor ruling
20 October 2015
Investor conference at Dansk Industri - "Moving forward - perspectives on mining in Greenland"
7 October 2015
New legislative programme 2015/2016: Important amendments within employment law
Safe Harbor - another far-reaching EU ruling on personal data
Horten assists with SG Armaturen AS' acquisition of Riegens A/S
6 October 2015
New EU ruling on personal data law across borders
Transfer of personal data: EU ruling emphasises the authorities' duty of disclosure
5 October 2015
Supreme Court ruling: Full compensation for loss of holiday allowance
1 October 2015
Supreme Court orders attorney to pay damages amounting to millions of kroner
30 September 2015
New ruling determines design rights' scope of protection
23 September 2015
Criminal offence to read an employee's text messages?
18 September 2015
Two new partners at Horten
Horten at the Husum WIND fair 2015 in Germany
11 September 2015
Is Denmark to have a new holiday act?
7 September 2015
Water and know-how must float across municipal borders
3 September 2015
Acceptable to agree on a reduced holiday notice in employment contracts
26 August 2015
Big Data or Big Confusion: Understand the data rules
14 August 2015
Horten rated among the leading advisors within patents and trademarks
6 August 2015
Fundamental Supreme Court ruling on disability and dismissal according to 120-days rule
10 July 2015
Vækstfonden provides new financing solutions in Greenland
8 July 2015
Overview: New ministries result in changes within supply and environment
7 July 2015
Supreme Court ruling on employer's liability in sliding accidents
2 July 2015
Cancellation of contract of employment was justified
Danish Labour Court rules against Ryanair in labour dispute
1 July 2015
Freedom of association does not protect against discrimination during employment
23 June 2015
The personal data regulation New agreement concerning protection of personal data
Horten assists Michael Henriksen Holding A/S with the sale of MH Gruppen to Agilitas Private Equity
Horten is the leading law firm within energy and infrastructure
19 June 2015
Avoid illegal lease terms from 1 July 2015
18 June 2015
Protection against discrimination of parents with disabled children
17 June 2015
When is it clear who the manufacturer of the product is?
9 June 2015
New legislation: Municipalities may now offer free WiFi to tourists
Three tenderers pre-qualified to submit tenders for near shore wind farms
Horten assists Antalis International with the acquisition of PaperlinX Scandinavia
2 June 2015
Mandatory extended education agreement in connection with maternity leave
1 June 2015
Horten advises Discovery Networks in connection with the purchase of two TV channels
Near shore wind turbines and Kriegers Flak
28 May 2015
Acquital in price manipulation case
19 May 2015
Statement from the National Board of Industrial Injuries may temporarily suspend the time-barring period
15 May 2015
Violation of the principle of equality of the Temp Act
13 May 2015
Horten assists with the acquisition of 3i Group Plc.'s shares in Soyaconcept
29 April 2015
CE marking of medical apps
28 April 2015
New EU trademark reform
Zero tolerance of corruption in Greenland
22 April 2015
Supreme Court rules in favour of chairman of the board and auditors
15 April 2015
Billion kroner loan supports the continued development of Carlsberg Byen
Investor protection: Horten contributes to the World Bank's Doing Business report
7 April 2015
14 useful tips for preparing and conducting a general meeting
22 March 2015
Gehl Architects honoured as Transatlantic (US/DK) Company of the year
18 March 2015
Neither young nor old people may be discriminated against due to age
13 March 2015
HOFOR and wpd enter into strategic cooperation on Danish offshore wind development
11 March 2015
In the future, a chargee will also have influence on the choice of trustee
9 March 2015
Anders Valentin wins the ILO Client Choice Award
5 March 2015
Time to give notice of summer holiday
Severance pay: The European Court of Justice dismisses case on age discrimination
4 March 2015
Vattenfall wins tender concerning Horns Rev 3
27 February 2015
Requirement for exemption to store electronic accounting records abroad will be abolished
26 February 2015
Copyright law: You can now bring legal action in any EU country where a website is accessible
24 February 2015
High Court affirmation of injunction decision in pharmaceutical patent case
19 February 2015
Horten strengthens its focus on defence and security industries
9 February 2015
The Cleantech company Aquaporin A/S attracts million investments
Mining industry to stimulate growth in Greenland
6 February 2015
Horten assists Ekokem Oyj with its acquisition of Nordgroup
3 February 2015
Horten among the best within patents and trademarks
28 January 2015
The Danish Gambling Authority has announced the final requirements for the Annual Accounts
22 January 2015
Who is afraid of the European Commission? Parties to patent settlement agreements would seem to be …
15 January 2015
The Danish Maritime & Commercial Court turns down Teva's PI application for inhaler
8 January 2015
Political agreements reached: Proposed changes to Danish Gambling legislation
6 January 2015
Avoid expensive employment errors in energy ventures in Greenland
31 December 2014
Horten appointed legal adviser to common utility company
30 December 2014
The European Court of Justice rules that obesity may be considered a handicap
19 December 2014
Not legal to favour male vicars
The right to be forgotten by search engines
11 December 2014
The Danish Energy Agency publishes final tender specifications for Horns Rev III
8 December 2014
New rules on severance pay
4 December 2014
Abolishment of mandatory resignation when reaching 70
Horten assists with Cordea Savills' acquisition of property portfolio at a price of approx. DKK 2.2 billion
No pay in the notice period during unpaid parental leave
1 December 2014
Pension contribution, flexible payroll account and days off are covered by the pay concept of the Vocational Training Act
Record-high fine imposed on Smartguy for spam
26 November 2014
Fixed loss of capacity for work rejected based on hidden video recordings
25 November 2014
BWSC and PensionDanmark establish new Power Plant in England
24 November 2014
The public register of major shareholders ready for company registrations from 15 December
21 November 2014
The Eastern High Court finds for hairdressers in discrimination case
14 November 2014
New ruling from the European Court of Justice permits framing of copyrights on the Internet
12 November 2014
CJEU's Advocate General offers his opinion on the interpretation of the EU Specific Mechanism
Facebook during working hours - summary dismissal was wrongful
6 November 2014
Long awaited decision on the legality of the PSO system
4 November 2014
A RARE DANISH DECISION ON THE SPECIFIC MECHANISM
Greenland tightens oil/gas exploration terms
3 November 2014
Can an employer be charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with an employee's traffic accident?
30 October 2014
Part of Dansk Biotek´s Council
Dispute concerning the Danish Gaming Tax Act
27 October 2014
Executive Order on special contributions
Cooperation with Nuna Law Firm in Greenland
Order concerning general duty of confidentiality was misuse of the managerial right
Record high interest in the Danish North Sea's oil and gas exploration potential
21 October 2014
NEW RULING ON THE EMPLOYER'S WINTER MAINTENANCE
20 October 2014
Can a trademark for a colour combination for inhalers prevent the use of a single colour?
10 October 2014
Rejection of leave was not discrimination
9 October 2014
Horten assists US Regent Inc. in buying Bloomingville
7 October 2014
Strengthening of Horten's Banking and Finance team
Discrimination due to age
EU sanctions against Russia affect Danish companies
6 October 2014
The end of fraudulent insolvencies
2 October 2014
Horten participates in the offshore section at the Danish Maritime Fair
Differentiated tax regime in the Danish Gambling Duties Act – still considered legal State Aid
29 September 2014
Horten admits three new partners
19 September 2014
No compensation for having waited
17 September 2014
Comparative law study on cloud computing contracts
11 September 2014
Update Employment Law
3 September 2014
Update: The Danish HCP Affiliation/Sunshine Act
2 September 2014
Horten assists Eplehuset with transaction
22 August 2014
New guidelines can affect the provision of Online Gambling in Denmark
Does your floating company charge cover the company as a whole?
19 August 2014
Are price clauses providing the lowest price legal?
6 August 2014
Obesity may be considered a handicap
22 July 2014
Kirk Kapital invests in Alliance+
11 July 2014
Horten advises Oakley Capital in relation to purchase of North Sails Europe
1 July 2014
Adult apprentices may not be rejected to avoid higher payroll costs
25 June 2014
New guidelines concerning internet payment
Horten focuses on the paradigm shift for industrial cooperation and off-set
12 June 2014
New consumer contracts act came into force on 13 june 2014 how does this affect your internet company?
11 June 2014
Cohabitee of disabled person also protected by the non-discrimination act
10 June 2014
Auditor merger conditional on the employees' release from non-competition and non-solicitation clauses
6 June 2014
Employee violated the working environment act, but employer was cleared
Horten admits three new partners
4 June 2014
Okay to dismiss an employee summarily for being seven minutes late
27 May 2014
Important victory for Copyright Law
26 May 2014
Municipality was not considered the employer of a disabled citizen's assistant
24 May 2014
Voting on The Unified Patent Court is problematic
23 May 2014
Horten chairman at oil gas Denmark's general meeting
22 May 2014
Article: licence terms and application procedure for the 7th licensing round in the north sea
19 May 2014
New ratings from legal 500
13 May 2014
The European Court of Justice brings telecommunication providers' data logging duty to an end
28 April 2014
Attorney from Horten elected among Talent 100
25 April 2014
The Danish Energy Agency is opening new licensing round in the North Sea
24 April 2014
Priests must resign when turning 70
25 March 2014
Horten has advised polaris on purchase of Det Danske Madhus
The Supreme Court awards both compensation and damages for wrongful termination of training agreement
20 March 2014
Wrong counting according to the 120-days' rule may be a costly affair
DLA Piper and Horten advise Oakley Capital Private Equity in the acquisition of a majority stake in North Technology Group
14 March 2014
XXVI FIDE CONGRESS 28-31 MAY 2014 in Copenhagen
12 March 2014
Tier 1 rating in Managing IP's 2014 Patent Survey
19 February 2014
Far-reaching ruling from the European Court of Justice on private persons' purchase of copied products on the internet
12 February 2014
Excellent ranking in World Trademark Review
4 February 2014
Horten contributes to a unique data protection handbook
29 January 2014
Eight certified IT attorneys and three certified legal experts within it disputes
Employment of a significant number of a competitor's employees contrary to the Marketing Practices Act
22 January 2014
Severance pay to older salaried employees depends on a specific assessment
20 January 2014
New partners at Horten
8 January 2014
Christmas greetings from employment law
20 December 2013
Annual report may be prepared in English
11 December 2013
The Advocate General refuses to decide on the number of supplementary protection certificates that may be granted on the basis of a patent
27 November 2013
Dismissal of young workers because they turn 18 is not contrary to the employment equality directive
21 November 2013
Conclusion of dispute concerning price for gas transportation in DONG's offshore pipeline
13 November 2013
The State Administration approves municipalities' use of social clauses
28 October 2013
New EU report lays down the consent requirement under the cookie rules
Horten contributes to international report on the legal protection of video games
22 October 2013
Very short time-limit for notification of whistleblower schemes within the financial sector
Dismissal of single mother not contrary to the Equal Treatment Act
21 October 2013
Public servant entitled to redundancy pay after reaching the age of 65
8 October 2013
Horten wins Supreme Court case limiting Bodum's IP rights to cafetière
19 September 2013
Notice of conflict to unorganised employer was unlawful
17 September 2013
Discrimination due to age justified by legitimate objectives
11 September 2013
The ordinary courts dismiss mandatory retiring age
Horten appointed in-house lawyer for the City of Copenhagen
5 September 2013
New head of Horten's tax team
2 September 2013
New EU regime for Alternative Investment Fund Managers – how will this affect your business activities?
20 August 2013
BWSC and PensionDanmark behind New Biomass Power Plant in UK
14 August 2013
Overture Management buys share in Noma
12 August 2013
Horten contributes to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Alternative Investment Funds 2013
17 July 2013
Employment News Jan-Jun 2013
11 July 2013
New customs regulation intensifies the efforts against intellectual infringements
1 July 2013
Is ADHD a disability under the Non-Discrimination Act?
26 June 2013
Temp Act adopted
10 June 2013
Dankort fee in connection with e-trade is lowered significantly
30 May 2013
Adoption of amendments to the Companies Act
22 May 2013
Companies act amended
21 May 2013
New corporate governance recommendations
13 May 2013
Right to compensation for lapse of non-solicitation clause
30 April 2013
Further clarification in relation to section 2a of the Salaried Employees Act
Marketing practices act amended - expansion of the scope of the Consumer Ombudsman
25 April 2013
Withdrawal of termination
18 April 2013
The disability concept and the 120-day rule
16 April 2013
Draft bill on the legal position of temps
11 April 2013
Amendment of the Equal Treatment Act allows parents to work reduced hours after maternity leave
8 April 2013
Horten represents food manufacturer in Denmark's most important case within the food area
21 March 2013
Two new certified IT attorneys in Horten's IT law group
4 March 2013
Redundancy pay to public servants having reached the age of 65
21 February 2013
Employers do not necessarily have to take employees' religious faith into consideration
11 February 2013
Piya Mukherjee appointed partner
31 January 2013
Season's greetings from Employment Law
19 December 2012
The future of gas
10 December 2012
The Danish model still exists - for better or worse
Horten has assisted Copenhagen Energy in wind farm projects
5 December 2012
New recommendations on corporate bonds
23 November 2012
Notice of Christmas closure
20 November 2012
Financial conditions of M&A transactions
7 November 2012
Horten assists Eimskip in due diligence examinations in connection with a stock exchange listing
Employer not required to pay pension contributions
2 November 2012
More women in boards of state-owned companies
24 October 2012
Horten strengthens international relations
3 October 2012
The Eastern High Court: Acceptable to dismiss woman with ill child without usual notice after expiry of leave period
1 October 2012
Public servants seconded to 100 % private company
28 September 2012
Horten elected members of two DI commitees
26 September 2012
Proposal for improvement of the psychological working environment
25 September 2012
Government will impose tax on salary income of posted employees
6 September 2012
The Ministry of Taxation abolishes the schematic rent rates of free residence
The Supreme Court put a stop to the "Oil for Food"-scandal
30 August 2012
The Danish Tax Commission begins questioning witnesses
28 August 2012
Horten appointed member of the board of the Danish Energy Law Association
Summarily dismissed executive officer's claim for salary and severance pay disclaimed due to bankruptcy
17 August 2012
Summer Greetings from Employment Law
12 July 2012
Horten advises on merger creating the largest water group in Denmark
10 July 2012
Heavy reduction in compensation to pilots for illegal age discrimination
21 June 2012
Horten assists the Danish North Sea Fund with an agreement on sale of a large share of the fund’s gas production and sale of crude oil
14 June 2012
New authority to the Board of Equal Treatment
7 June 2012
A number of lawyers from Horten listed in Best Lawyers
23 May 2012
Horten elected Energy Law Firm of the Year by DealMaker Monthly
Temp in fertility treatment not offered permanent employment
22 May 2012
Compensation to woman dismissed after having claimed equal pay
Bill to amend the Holiday Act adopted
15 May 2012
CEO had not breached his service agreement
Unfair summary dismissel
26 April 2012
Protection against dismissal in case of fertility treatment
17 April 2012
Horten named “IP Firm of the Year 2012” by Managing Intellectual Property
2 April 2012
Renewal of collective agreements within the private labour market 2012
28 March 2012
Appropriate position for dismissed executive officer in the notice period
Equal treatment of temporary agency workers and permanent employees - bill still not presented
14 March 2012
Employer ordered to pay compensation for dismissal of pregnant employee notwithstanding lack of knowledge about the pregnancy
5 March 2012
Bill to amend the Holiday Act and interesting EU ruling on holiday
No free choice between the industrial disputes system and the ordinary courts
Employee not entitled to pro rata share of retention bonus
Two new Supreme Court rulings concerning the liability in damages of employees in case of conduct contrary to the Marketing Practices Act
ACTA to be tried by European Court of Justice
24 February 2012
Employment Law News 2011
20 January 2012
Bill to abolish multimedia taxation, etc. adopted on 21 December 2011
No age discrimination
19 December 2011
Abolition of multimedia tax etc.
12 December 2011
Competing activity may be cause for summary dismissal
5 December 2011
Horten Law Firm contributes to IBA's Directors' Duties Checklist
1 December 2011
Supreme Court ruling on the mental working environment
28 November 2011
Compensation for insufficient contract of employment did not include inventions
21 November 2011
The limits of the rule concerning 120 days of sickness
9 November 2011
Section 2a of the Salaried Employees Act and the Non-Discrimination Act
26 October 2011
The employer's obligation to inform about a no-hire clause
Conflict on strike and lockout led to the company's release from the collective bargaining agreement
8 July 2011
The Supreme Court allowed for terminated employee to keep share options
Horten's partner group strengthened with internal and external forces
1 July 2011
New Supreme Court ruling concerning agreed salary decrease
New Supreme Court ruling concerning exchange of information between former and potential new employer
8 June 2011
New holiday rules
11 May 2011
New attorney to Horten
1 April 2011
Horten admits new partner specialised in international arbitration
Business transfer of public servants
28 March 2011
New rules on remuneration in the financial services sector as of 1 January 2011
23 February 2011
Supreme Court rulings concerning the compensation level for violation of the Contract of Employment Act
4 January 2011
Lapse of right to severance pay is constituting age discrimination
News from Horten's employment team 2010