German Desk

Over the years, Horten has provided advice to a number of Danish and German companies. Through our knowledge of the two countries' legal systems, languages, cultures and traditions, we assist Danish companies in Germany and German companies in Denmark.

Our experience and expertise

Horten's German Desk consists of Danish and German lawyers with many years' experience in Danish-German legal issues. We help you avoid and prevent situations of conflict between Danish and German law.

Our German Desk lawyers have thorough knowledge of not only the legal systems of the two countries, but also in-depth understanding of the cultures and traditions of both countries. We believe that this is crucial as many misunderstandings are caused by a lack of understanding of the different cultures and approaches adopted in the two countries rather than by actual language barriers.

We consider it a significant strength to be able to advise our clients in both Danish and German. All Horten's German Desk lawyers speak and write Danish and German fluently.

In some cases, there may be problems requiring special German legal expertise. In such situations, we have close relations with several specialist attorneys in Germany. We cooperate with several law firms to be able to select the right lawyer for the case at hand - based on both a legal and a geographical assessment. 

What we do  

  • The rules on ownership reservation 
  • Purchase/sale of companies and assets, e.g. wind turbines and land 
  • Distribution agreements 
  • Claims against bankruptcy estates
  • Posting and secondment to Germany 
  • Matters concerning real estate, e.g. lease agreements.


Unique cooperation between Horten and Symbion

5 February 2018

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.

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 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.

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.