Corporate advice and contracts


our experience and expertise

Horten has many years' experience as a legal, strategic and commercial advisor to Danish and international enterprises. We help solve the overall, daily challenges and problems facing enterprises within all lines of business, and with our broad expertise we assist in drafting, negotiating and interpreting all types of contracts. 

many of our attorneys have valuable experience from both sides of the table

This experience is built upon many years working as attorneys and from positions in the Danish and international business community - as well as a strong international network.

We have broad experience establishing companies in Denmark for international clients. We help select the appropriate legal set-up, the tax-relevant aspects and VAT registration, employment of employees, lease or purchase of premises, all necessary public registrations, special regulations under Danish law and establishing of bank commitments, etc. We know what international enterprises should specifically pay attention to when establishing a business in Denmark, and - by virtue of our international experience and network - we have insight into the differences between the different countries' legislation and advise our clients accordingly. 

Our solutions are innovative and we are known for developing new tools and ways of approach; all based on the highest professional standards.

We have worked with all types of contracts, and we know the legal options and pitfalls of the various types of cooperation. 

our clients

Our client portfolio within general commercial law, corporate advice and contracts is broad and diverse. We advise small, medium-sized and large enterprises within many lines of business and all types of companies. We have experience advising both Danish and international companies.

WHAT WE DO

  • Board work, including directors' liability
  • Production agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Exclusive distributor agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Other types of contracts, including PPP agreements, IT contracts and energy contracts
  • Purchase and sale of equipment
  • Terms of sale and delivery
  • Letters of intent
  • Secrecy agreements
  • Framework agreements
  • Cooperation agreements
  • Mediation, litigation and arbitration

news

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.

Exclusivity discounts: the Intel case, including record-high fine is remitted

20 September 2017

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.

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.

New partner at Horten

15 August 2017

Horten Law Firm has admitted Christian Gregersen as equity partner.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.