As a client with Horten, you will be in the strongest possible position in a world of ever-increasing complexity and competition. We go to the heart of the matter and hold the courage to tell it like it is. This does not mean that we skip the hard work. It is only by understanding, recognising and weighing up your options and challenges that we are able to turn them into definite answers.

Horten is a full-service law firm with more than 60 years’ experience and 325 employees. We rely on our solid background and many interdisciplinary areas of expertise to create results for our clients – and we are at our very best in sectors characterised by rapid development and intense regulation.

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  • Business focus

    Horten is specialised within sectors characterised by strict regulation or where technological development and innovative approaches are fundamental - such as energy and supply, Life Science and Healthcare, IT, technology and media as well as the public sector. We use our special expertise within regulated areas proactively to solve complex problems and think innovatively, be it new energy forms, advanced technology or cooperation between public and private parties.
    We have many years' experience advising on the conflicting interests of the public and private sector, e.g. on complex PPP projects, conversion of public companies in the utilities sector or the development of entirely new technological markets in the gaming industry. 

    Here, we use our regulatory knowledge to the benefit of our clients. By combining advanced legal skills, a strategic approach and political understanding, we advise on entities and see new possibilities.

    We lead the way together with our clients as we are not afraid to ask questions and propose challenges. We focus our efforts on expanding and developing our services within sectors where regulation affects our clients' activities.>

  • Culture

    At Horten, you are met by more than a suit. We dare to have an edge and exploit our differences. The recipe is courage, openness and foresight based on a strong and ambitious environment with respect for people and with a positive atmosphere. We do not hide behind the law and complicated terms. We communicate clearly, ensuring that everybody understands what we are saying.

    The values charactering Horten as a legal adviser and a business, are:

    • Ambition
    • Commitment
    • Integrity
    • Cooperativeness
  • Method

    The combination of professional skills and distinct business understanding makes Horten a strong and value-generating adviser - which you will quickly notice as our client. We have many years' experience in the field between law and strategy, between politics and practice. At Horten, we provide advice by combining legal expertise with a strategic approach and commercial understanding to be able to identify the best options for our clients. We put things into perspective, advising with a holistic approach.

    Our in-depth professional insight also means that we have an opinion on the areas we deal with - which is used actively to the benefit of our clients.
    We are working targeted, consistently and uncompromisingly when it comes to adding value to our clients. We are constantly challenging ourselves to be even better able to challenge you as a client, making a targeted effort to increase the knowledge of our clients' reality and needs.

  • Office

    Horten's office building is located in Hellerup, Copenhagen. Our offices are situated in a modern and inspiring building designed to make room for the future challenges of an ambitious law firm with a layout that supports new forms of cooperation.
    The offices make room for tranquillity and concentration, while the common areas of the building are designed to house spontaneous meetings. The offices are placed around large open spaces instead of a corridor system, and the common areas are inspired by Italian market places where people are naturally brought together to discuss. The objective is to create the best setting for the sharing of knowledge and cooperation.

    Low energy usage
    Sustainability is central to Horten's office building. The energy consumption is 10 per cent lower than the current statutory requirements (at the time of erection of the building in 2009). For example, the special architecture of the building contributes to reducing the energy used on cooling. All windows face north, thereby avoiding direct sunlight in the offices and reducing the need for cooling. The north-facing windows also contribute to improving the working light quality as the light flowing into the offices is pleasant daylight and not strong sunlight.

    Investments in energy-efficient solutions

    • Ventilation, heating and cooling are sectioned and adjusted via motion sensors.
    • Intelligent light control, also via sensors, turning on/off the electric light depending on activity in an office, meeting room or area.
    • The cleaning staff only cleans offices which have been used since the last cleaning. Motion sensors monitor activity, and every night a computer programme tells the cleaning staff where to clean.
    • The load on virtual servers is distributed to ensure that servers automatically shut down when capacity is available on the other servers. The result is reduced energy usage, less heat discharge and increased operating efficiency.
    • Physical telephones have been replaced by IP telephony.
    • The wireless network shuts down automatically if there are no IT users on the whole or part of a floor.
    • All workstations have AutoPowerOff plug banks.
    • LEDs have been installed throughout, where possible.


Finn Schwarz

Managing Partner

Mikkel Primdal Kæregaard

Partner, Chairman of the Board

Tine Kaspersen