Regulatory


our experience and expertise

Horten has a strong history as advisor to Danish municipalities and the public sector. We know the public sector in Denmark and have wide experience in the political procedures characterising the Danish public system and legislature.

Our international clients often experience that our many years of experience with regulatory affairs is a valuable part of our advice. We use our special expertise within regulated areas proactively to solve complex problems with an innovative approach, be it new energy forms, advanced technology or cooperation between public and private parties. By combining advanced legal skills, a strategic approach and political understanding, we advise on entities and see new possibilities.

We help international businesses navigate through the Danish system, handle the contact to the authorities and are at the forefront with respect to legislation and initiatives. For example, we have wide experience advising in heavily regulated and rapidly developing sectors such as energy and supply, life science and healthcare, IT, telecommunication and media and finance, property and insurance as well as within due diligence procedures.

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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.

New partner

15 August 2016

Horten strengthens the partner group and the expertise within environmental and public law with the admission of partner Anne Sophie K. Vilsbøll.

New rankings from IFLR1000: Horten is still the leading law firm within energy and infrastructure

22 June 2016

Every year, the international directory IFLR1000 publishes a guide of the world's best law firms within energy and infrastructure. In the recently published guide, Horten is, like last year, rated as one of the country's best advisers within this area.

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

Gift policy

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.

Municipalities cannot take out insurance covering volunteers - yet

2 May 2016

The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior has put a - temporary - stop to the question whether municipalities can take out collective accident and liability insurance covering volunteers.

How to prepare and conduct a general meeting

11 April 2016

This article will answer the questions often asked when preparing a general meeting, which most municipal companies are required to hold annually.

Public-private investments in Greenland

9 March 2016

On 26 February 2016, Horten and Nuna Law Firm hosted a conference with focus on public-private investments in Greenland.

Dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court

23 February 2016

State subsidies: A dispute concerning cost-free loan guarantees to two district heating companies may be brought before the Supreme Court, but the municipal initiatives should continue.

Ten things to know about the new water sector act

18 February 2016

The new Water Sector Act will come into force on 1 March 2016. What does the new Act imply? There are many major and minor amendments and, below, we will introduce you to ten of them.

After the legal action concerning road charges

12 February 2016

Road charges after the Supreme Court ruling - What should municipalities and supply companies be aware of?

The waste sector's role in a circular economy

21 January 2016

The development towards a circular economy requires major changes within the waste sector with focus on direct recycling, reuse and on complete removal of toxic materials. This is the assessment of the managing director of the Danish Waste Association, Jacob Hartvig Simonsen.