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Don't bank on int

Since introduced into Danish Law with effect of 1 January 2008 the Danish judicial system has gained its first important experiences with class action as a way of handling disputes with multiple similar claims. At Lundsgaard & Partnere... pdf Don't bank on it

The management of Danish companies

July 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DELACOUR.

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The outline concentrates on the management of the Joint-stock Company and the Limited Liability Company being the most commonly used forms of companies in Denmark.

New article about plans to introduce a ban against four dangerous phthalates

August 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Plesner.

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The Danish Minister for the Environment wants to exploit the cocktail-effect and ban the total effect of four phthalates at once.

Status on the liberalisation of the Danish gambling market

August 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DELACOUR.

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The new legislative framework was originally scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2011. However, due to a complaint lodged with the EU Commission, the new legislation on gaming has temporarily been postponed

Is it possible to see a computer program?

The EU Court of Justice recently ruled that computer screen images are not covered by the Software Directive.

Prescription medicine

New rules are introduced in an attempt to curb the upward trend of young people trying to commit suicide with painkillers.

Life begins at conception

EU Advocate General proposes to include all stages in the development of the human body in the Biotech Directive’s prohibition on the patentability of human embryos.

Compensation – forget it!

A business owner who sold off his business and was then hired as a market manager by the buyer was not entitled to compensation for post-termination restrictions.

Introduction of fees for company registrations

March 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DELACOUR.

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As of 1 April 2011, the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency will charge a fee for registration of formation of and changes in companies

2. fase af selskabsloven trådt i kraft

March 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DELACOUR.

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Den 1. marts 2011 trådte 2. fase af selskabsloven i kraft, og dermed opstår der en række nye muligheder for kapitalselskaber

Short, but not necessarily sweet

The shorter a word mark, the easier for competitors to lean on the mark without infringing. This can be seen from a case from the Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court.

 

Life in life sciences in October and November

Danish companies in the life sciences sector formed strategic alliances, were granted product approvals and took other initiatives in October and November 2010. Norrbom Vinding provides you with an overview of events:

Fight over football results

An English court would not rule on all issues in a case about copyright and database rights to football results because the ‘transmission’ took place abroad.

Need for generational change acknowledged

The Advocate General did not believe that Bulgarian provisions on compulsory retirement of university professors are incompatible with the prohibition on age discrimination in EU law.

A deal is not always a deal

The Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court recently ruled that anti-competitive agreements are void and unenforceable, even if they form part of a licence deal.

2. fase af selskabsloven træder i kraft den 1. marts 2011

September 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DELACOUR.

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Den 29. maj 2009 blev den nye lov om aktieselskaber og anpartsselskaber (selskabsloven) vedtaget, og hovedparten af bestemmelserne i selskabsloven blev sat i kraft den 1. marts 2010.

Employee-selected board member’s disclosure of insider information on merger to trade union allowe

August 2009 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Lett Law Firm .

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On 14 May 2009, the Supreme Court delivered a fundamental ruling in the so-called “insider case” in which an employee-selected board member had previously been fined by both the district court and the high court for having disclosed internal information from board meetings to the president of his trade union. The judgment by the Supreme Court is contrary to the decisions by the previous courts and finds in favour of the employee-selected board member since disclosure of the information was reasonably justified and was made as a normal part of the duty as employee-selected board member.

Sick employees will not lose holiday entitlement

Under Community law, employees on sick leave are entitled to take paid holiday at a later stage or receive a payment in lieu. This principle was recently underlined by the European Court of Justice.