Jens Grønkjær Sjølander Pihl has joined Horten as partner as of 1 April 2021.

Jens Grønkjær Sjølander Pihl is a certified IT lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience within the area of IT law from his employment in both the public and private sector and as lawyer with some of the largest law firms in Denmark. Jens has joined Horten from a position as senior attorney with Bech-Bruun, and he has previously worked as in-house legal counsel with NNIT and KMD, including four years as head of KMD’s contract negotiation and contract management team.  

Jens will contribute to maintaining and further strengthening Horten’s position within IT law and technology in close cooperation with Horten’s specialists in IP law, data protection and Life Science. Horten will thereby intensify its strategic focus on providing holistic and operational legal advice in relation to the complex challenges facing companies and authorities in the area of technology.

The experience from the private sector and his broad and deep insight into the challenges facing customers and suppliers in connection with the development, implementation and use of IT form the basis of Jens’ advice.
His areas of expertise within IT law are drafting and negotiation of all types of IT contracts, system development and delivery contracts, hosting and service-based contracts (SaaS/ASP, PaaS, IaaS etc.) as well as outsourcing contracts. Jens is especially focused on new technologies, including AI, IoT, Big Data, robots and blockchain, and IT security as well as the interplay with information and data protection regulations.

A key principle in Jens' legal advice is to enable the client to implement and use the legal advice on a plug-and-play basis.