Insurance and liability

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Self-damage is (still) not considered damage caused by a defective product according to product liability law

21 September 2017

On 13 September 2017, the Supreme Court dismissed a claim for compensation against a manufacturer of marine engines for a shipping company’s loss as a consequence of wear damage to the marine engines.

Compliance: E-leaning in competition law

20 September 2017

Horten now offers e-learning in competition law tailored to each company.

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.

Supplier of components wins long-term arbitration case

23 August 2017

Horten has conducted and won a comprehensive international arbitration case on behalf of Bollfilter Nordic ApS. Bollfilter Nordic ApS is part of the German group BOLL & KIRCH Filterbau GmbH, which is one of the world’s leading suppliers of filtration solutions, including to the maritime industry.

New rules on expert opinions

10 July 2017

On 1 July 2017, new rules on expert opinions in legal action came into force. Read more about the most significant changes brought about by the new rules.

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 partners

4 January 2017

With effect from 1 January 2017, Horten appointed Lars Lüneborg and Julie Arnth Jørgensen as partners.

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.

International women lawyers discuss the future of the legal profession

6 April 2016

Horten participates when 150 lawyers from all over the world meet in Berlin on 7-8 April under the headline "Law in a changing world – how women can contribute to innovation of the legal profession".

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.

Insurance broker avoided claim for compensation of more than DKK 1.7 million despite insufficient advice

18 February 2016

In a recent ruling, the Eastern High Court stated that insurance advice which is not in accordance with the Executive Order on the good practices of insurance brokers may form the basis of a claim for compensation.

The sector right now

The insurance industry is characterised by increased competition both nationally and internationally, and the industry is facing still increasing regulation in a large number of areas. 

This raises the bar for product development and handling of compliance issues, and new cooperation forms and consolidations, both in Denmark and across borders, also result in new legal challenges. 

To ensure profitability, increasing demands are made on companies' organisation and claims handling, and efficient and professional claims handling is an important competitive parameter, not least in liability cases.

How we can assist

Horten knows the business and its terms, and we provide top-level advice both in connection with transactions, transfers of portfolios, regulatory affairs, claims and disputes.

Our team consists of lawyers with strong skills within tort law and insurance, and we are likely to be the law firm in Denmark conducting most legal and arbitration proceedings concerning damages and insurance.

In the regulatory area, we have a unique position established through many years' advice in the public sector, and we are thus able to offer top level advice in relation to compliance, including processing of personal data, the provisions of the Financial Business Act, and on the special regulatory affairs applicable to transactions, transfers of portfolios, outsourcing and co-operation.

We advise Danish and international insurance companies, pension providers, insurance brokers and agents, public authorities, companies and financial institutions.  

Horten ‘consistently delivers top-class, business-oriented advice’.

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