Experience and expertise in EU law and human rights

Horten's EU law expertise is therefore an integrated part of all legal advice and sparring. We have wide international experience and advise Danish and foreign companies on issues  regulated by EU law or affecting other forms of international legal affairs.

We have many years' experience understanding, construing and communicating the special rules and rights laid down by the EU treaties. Our expertise embraces all questions and problems in relation to fundamental principles of EU law, including the free movement of goods, services and capital and freedom of establishment.

We also have experience with the application of the human rights laid down by e.g. the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Our clients

Our clients include Danish and foreign companies working across the European borders with the consequent challenges and possibilities.

What we do

  • Construction and enforcement of EU law for companies and public organisations;
  • Litigation on Denmark's possible violation of the freedoms, both by way of legal proceedings before the courts and inquiries to the Danish authorities and the European Commission;
  • Inquiries to politicians, ministries and members of the European Parliament concerning representation of the companies' needs or problems and to focus on a specific situation;
  • Questions concerning observance and violation of the European Declaration of Human Rights and the EU Charter;
  • Advice on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • Assessment, construction and enforcement of the fundamental freedoms;
  • Issues relating to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of association.

Our EU law and human rights team

Andreas Christensen

Partner (H)

Anne Louise Ellingsøe


Excellent and skilled law firm

Legal 500, 2024

Up to speed and highly focused on any new developments within public procurement law and state aid law. Impressive marketing efforts which contributes to maintaining strong visibility from a piers perspective.

Legal 500, 2024

I would say that the lawyers are a pleasure to work with.

Chambers, 2023

The firm has a strong team with standout specialists, particularly within procurement.

Chambers, 2023

The team is very communicative and is a pleasant partner to work with.

Legal 500, 2022

The individuals are very professional, committed and at the same time informal in their work-flow, so that quick solutions are produced.

Legal 500, 2021

Highly competent and always available.

Legal 500, 2021