Commercial disputes and arbitration


our experience and expertise

Horten is among the leading advisers within Danish and international dispute resolution. We have wide experience handling commercial disputes, including arbitration, settlement negotiations, preservation of evidence, arbitration proceedings and mediation, etc. We have several highly specialised lawyers engaged primarily in resolution of all forms of commercial disputes, arbitration proceedings in Denmark and abroad, international enforcement and corporate criminal law.

Our expertise within commercial disputes and arbitration is based on many years' experience as an adviser to a large number of companies across the world regarding various commercial disputes, and we have also conducted numerous arbitration proceedings in Denmark and internationally. Several of our lawyers are experienced arbitrators before Danish and international arbitration tribunals.

We assist with targeted and business-orientated dispute resolution and make a realistic assessment of the possibilities of risk regarding the case at hand - including whether the dispute may be settled by negotiation. Our assessment includes not only the legal aspects, but also commercial, temporal and financial considerations.

our clients

We have many years' experience advising Danish and foreign enterprises and players in the public sector, and we have in-depth knowledge of a large number of industries, including wide experience in relation to commercial disputes and arbitration within building and construction, energy as well as oil and gas.

Horten focuses on ‘solving matters pragmatically and commercially’; it handles maritime, air and transportation issues, and has particular expertise in related insurance and dispute resolution.

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news

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.