Horten has many specialists within procurement law in one of the largest procurement law teams in Denmark.
We have broad experience representing foreign tenderers submitting tenders for contracts awarded by Danish public authorities and assist in connection with complaints. Our many years' experience advising Danish public authorities in their role as contracting entities has given us in-depth insight into the terms, requirements and possibilities characterising Danish procurement processes. This knowledge is included as a valuable advantage in our advice to foreign tenderers. And when expertise within procurement law is not sufficient alone, we ensure the right solution via our specialist competencies within other legal areas, e.g. IT law, building and construction, employment law and commercial contracts.
Headed by the ‘hands-on’ Andreas Christensen, Horten’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team often handles merger control and public procurement matters.
They are easy to reach, constructive and good at putting themselves in the client's position. They are very solution-oriented, they can adapt and are good at communicating.
Horten is also among the law firms in Denmark conducting the most cases before the Complaints Board for Public Procurement. We have a broad network in the area and are in close contact with the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.
Our customers typically include Danish and foreign business enterprises for whom public tender procedures are a regular part of everyday life, e.g. architects, engineers, construction companies, contractors, pharmaceutical companies and consultants.
We also advise public contracting entities in Denmark throughout the procurement process from A to Z and in connection with subsequent complaints.
Danish defence news: Offset collision and budget expansion ahead
5 February 2018
On 25 January 2018, the EU Commission opened infringement procedures against five member states including Denmark for not complying with the public procurement rules.
Unique cooperation between Horten and Symbion
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.
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.
Conviction in bribery actions against Atea
24 March 2017
The Eastern High Court has delivered convictions in two bribery actions where Atea gave away iPhones, iPads and other IT equipment to two senior employees at the City of Copenhagen and DSB.
The EUDP - new round of applications for grants to energy projects in 2017
1 February 2017
The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has published a new strategy for 2017-2019, which forms the basis of new projects worthy of support. The EUDP is a public scheme supporting new energy technology, which must contribute to achieving the target set in relation to energy and climate. Compared to previous strategies, the new strategy focuses on key areas in a more global perspective.
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.
Aid to the Eurovision Song Contest was not illegal under municipal and state aid law
14 October 2016
On 12 October 2016, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior concluded in a statement that the aid provided through Projektselskabet by the City of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 was legal.
Waste suited for incineration is perhaps to be opened to competition
17 May 2016
On 13 May 2015, the Government published a proposal for alternative financing of the so-called PSO tax. The financing is to take place under the Budget instead of via the PSO tax. One of the initiatives is to open the waste energy production sector to competition
3 May 2016
With a conviction of bribery, your company risks having to wave goodbye to public orders due to the rules of the Procurement Act.
Public Procurements: should we or shouldn't we?
29 April 2016
On 30 March 2016, the Complaints Board for Public Procurement made a partial decision adding to the number of decisions concerning the requirement that an agreement must be bilateral to be considered requiring a tendering procedure.
Practical advice concerning the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)
28 April 2016
After the coming into force of the Procurement Act, the ESPD has given rise to special challenges both for the applicants/tenderers and the contracting entities.
New nursing home in Hornbæk to be built and run by the OK Foundation
9 February 2016
In February, the Municipality of Helsingør selected the OK Foundation as cooperation partner in connection with the building of a new nursing home in Hornbæk.
Major savings for the municipality of Brøndby by repurchasing and inviting tenders for street lighting contract
25 January 2016
Horten has assisted the municipality of Brøndby through a lenghty process of negotiations in connection with a repurchase and call for tenders for operation as well as maintenance and renovation of the municipality's street lighting installations.
Three new partners at Horten
4 January 2016
The Danish procurement law adopted
23 November 2015
Bill on new procurement act introduced
7 October 2015
Horten assists Ekokem Oyj with its acquisition of Nordgroup
3 February 2015
The Danish Energy Agency publishes final tender specifications for Horns Rev III
8 December 2014
Greenland tightens oil/gas exploration terms
3 November 2014
Horten focuses on the paradigm shift for industrial cooperation and off-set
12 June 2014
Attorney from Horten elected among Talent 100
25 April 2014
Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen
Mikala Berg Dueholm
Louise Hilton Saggau
Anne-Sophie Kämpf Svane
Ninna Højer Jensen
Rikke Munk Rye Andersen
Carina Henriette Nilsson Maibom
Simone Reinhardt Nielsen
Kristen Helms Skov
Christoffer Alsted Skafte
Rasmus Asger Sparholt