Birgitte Frølund heads Hortens Litigation team and has in-depth experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including civil proceedings, arbitration and mediation. In recent years, Birgitte has handled mainly large, complex legal actions - often regarding international matters and agreements and often regarding financial or insolvency issues.

Birgitte also stands out within legally complex and regulatory disputes. She has many years’ experience and thorough knowledge of both business affairs and public authorities. Clients are recognising Birgitte for being strategic, business-orientated and a convincing litigator.

Birgitte is often appointed to be in charge of legal investigations as assessor and investigator, including in connection with whistleblower examinations.

Finally, Birgitte is experienced within corporate defence, representing companies and management members within corporate criminal law.

Birgitte has been in charge of cases connected with England, the USA, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Liechtenstein, etc.

Birgitte’s most recent cases include:

  • The linked cases of OW Bunker: Representing a Dutch bank in a leading case regarding choice of law and review of charges regarding a loan facility of MUSD 700.
  • The linked cases of OW Bunker: Representing a loan syndicate in a case concerning credit insurance cover of charged receivables.
  • The collapse of Husejernes Forsikring in Denmark: Representing Gable Insurance AG in bankruptcy in a leading case about jurisdiction and the rights to the reinsurance sum.
  • The Danske Bank anti-money laundering case: Defending a management member in connection with the authorities’ investigations and representation in civil proceedings in Denmark and the USA.
  • The withholding tax case: Representing a foreign bank in a leading action for damages brought by the Tax Administration against the Canadian pension fund HOOPP and a number of international banks.
  • Truck cartel case: Representing MAN Truck in an international cartel action for damages.
  • Demand from authorities: Representing a large private Danish/German company in a leading action against the tax authorities regarding a demand for disclosure of information.
  • The Tibet investigation: Serving as assessor.
  • Statens Serum Institut (SSI): The legal investigation - serving as assessor.

Birgitte is very concerned about lawyers’ collegiate relationship and has had a seat in a number of committees set up by the Danish Bar and Law Society; she teaches the professional code of conduct of lawyers and has been a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Danish Bar and Law Society for several years.

Birgitte Frølund is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
IFLR1000 - Restructuring and insolvency, Banking and Finance (Notable Practitioner)
Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution (Recommended Lawyer)

Birgitte Frølund and Jakob Tingskov are exceptionally detailed oriented and yet also strategically minded.

Legal 500, 2024

Birgitte Frølund is very service-oriented.

Chambers Global, 2024

She is an excellent adviser with a good understanding of the commercial setting.

Chambers Global, 2024

Birgitte has very good skills and is very well experienced.

Chambers Global, 2024

Birgitte and her team bring all the personality and knowledge you would expect of a highly recommendable dispute resolution team: exceptional knowledge in material and procedural law, a clear eye for even the most minimal details and a lot of personal stamina.

Legal 500, 2022