IT and tele-communication

Our experience and expertise

Horten has a large and experienced IT and telecommunications team. Our expertise covers all areas of IT law and the complex regulation within the telecommunications area, and we have wide experience in disputes and litigation relating to IT.

We advise international clients on the special Danish rules to which foreign companies should pay particular attention when entering into IT contracts under Danish law. In addition, we have wide experience adapting international contracts to Danish law.

Our specialists have detailed technical knowledge and insight and, in addition to their legal background, many of them also have a theoretical education within IT. Seven of our attorneys are among the approx. 60 IT-certified attorneys in Denmark under the certification scheme administered by the Association of Danish IT Attorneys.

seven of Horten's IT specialists are IT-certified attorneys 

We have in-depth knowledge of the Danish and international IT and telecommunications industry and experience as an adviser to both suppliers and customers. Many of our lawyers also have experience from secondments and previous employment within the industry. 

our clients

Our clients are companies engaged in the development and sale of hardware and software, distributors of IT products, service providers and consultants. We also advise Danish and international companies dependent on IT services in connection with procurement or outsourcing of both large and small IT projects.

Within telecommunication, we advise telecommunications and virtual operators and suppliers of communication equipment.

The team is very qualified and timely on requests. They have experts in the fields we need.

Chambers, 2018

Friendly people who always have the facts; they know our business well and can tailor advice accordingly.<br>

Chambers, 2018

It's a super firm; they're service-minded and solution-oriented.

Chambers Europe, 2017

They are very pragmatic and have an excellent understanding of the media industry.

Chambers Europe, 2017

What we do

  • Assessment of all types of IT issues
  • Drafting of contracts, including IT supply contracts
  • IT tenders
  • Negotiation of IT contracts
  • Disputes concerning IT contracts, including mediation, litigation and arbitration
  • Outsourcing of IT services
  • Software licence agreements and transfer of software licences
  • Development agreements
  • System purchase agreements
  • Agreements on maintenance and support
  • Distribution agreements
  • OEM agreements
  • Agreements on temporary provision of IT services in connection with purchase and sale of companies (transitional services agreements)
  • Competitive issues on the telecommunications market
  • Contracts concerning distribution of telecommunications services
  • Purchase and sale of infrastructure for the purpose of establishing and maintaining networks.


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.

New rankings from Chambers

13 March 2018

Chambers, the leading international guide to the best law firms, ranks Horten as one of the best in the country yet again.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.