Finn Schwarz

Managing Partner


Dir: +45 33344150

Mob: +45 52344150

Secretary: Hanne Valgreen

Finn Schwarz is specialised in employment law, general commercial law and tort and insurance law and has many years’ experience as advisor to Danish and international enterprises within a wide range of business sectors. He is an experienced litigator and has conducted numerous cases before the High Courts and the Supreme Court. He is a licensed administrator with the Probate Court of Frederiksberg and often acts as arbitrator and mediator.

Finn has published a large number of books and teaches employment law, the law of tort and other subjects in connection with courses arranged by DJØF (the Association of Danish Lawyers and Economists) and other course providers. He also writes regularly for Karnov's newsletter Arbejdsmiljø ABF.

Finn is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Chambers - Employment
Best Lawyers - Labor and Employment Law
Who's Who Legal - Labour and Employment

Clients find Finn Schwarz “convincing, reliable, and always well prepared.” He has extensive experience of litigating before the Supreme Court and represents clients in employment and tort law disputes.


According to interviewees Finn Schwarz is a particularly "pragmatic" lawyer. Sources regard him as a solution-oriented practitioner, and highlight his ability with discrimination cases.




Managing Partner, Horten, 2018
Right of audience before the Supreme Court, 1994
Partner, Horten, 1990
Right of audience before the High Courts, 1989
Attorney, Horten, 1987
Assistant judge at district courts and the Supreme Court, 1981-87
Admitted to the Danish bar, 1984


Trained as a mediator and arbitrator
Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1981

Positions of trust

Member of the board, Fundcollect A/S
Member of the board, Fundconnect A/S
Member of the board, ARAS Security A/S
Deputy chairman, AnsættelsesAdvokater (Association of Danish Employment lawyers)
Deputy chairman, the Audit Committee of the Danish Refugee Council
Deputy chairman, the Danish Jewish Museum
Deputy chairman, Nørre Gymnasium
Member of the Council, the Jewish Community in Denmark (chairman)
Member of the board, MH Gruppen



Finn Schwarz - Chambers Europe 2017

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.

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.

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

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.

Dismissal of disabled employee was not contrary to the anti-dicrimination act

14 April 2016

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.

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.

Update Employment Law

3 September 2014

No age discrimination

19 December 2011