Denmark > Information technology
Index of tables
IT boutique BvHD’s ‘accessible, practical’ team wins praise for ‘short response times and deep expertise’, and recently entered into a co-operation agreement with Bird & Bird LLP. Martin von Haller Grønbæk is a well-respected expert in open source and creative commons. Peter Lind Nielsen advises Det Danske Klasselotteri and Thy:data. The governments of Greenland and the Faroe Islands are longstanding clients. Nicolai Dragsted advises Coop Danmark, and Peter Dann Jørgensen and Jesper Langemark act for KL (the Association of Danish Municipalities). Nis Peter Dall was promoted to the partnership, and Hanne Bender left the firm for a consultancy role.
Bech-Bruun’s ten-lawyer team advises on complex IT contracts, outsourcing and licensing agreements, systems integration, compliance, e-commerce, and data protection. Practice co-heads Niels Andersen and Arly Carlquist assisted Accenture with a seven-year outsourcing agreement and a work agreement between Accenture and Carlsberg. Other clients include Microsoft, Aller Group and Conscia.
Gorrissen Federspiel’s Ole Horsfeldt is commended for his ‘good commercial and technical understanding’, and advises clients across the Nordic region on complex technology transactions, outsourcing and system acquisitions projects, notably for A.P. Møller – Mærsk and Carlsberg. Other key clients include Arla Foods and Norges Investment Bank. Pia Mondrup Pedersen joined from CSC Danmark.
Søren Skibsted heads Kromann Reumert’s IT and outsourcing group, in which Lau Normann Jørgensen is a key figure. Vagn Thorup and Torben Waage focus on transactional work, and Carsten Raasteen handles high-end IT disputes. Highlights included advising Sunrise Communications on its major managed service deal with Huawei; Rejsekort on a DKK1.5bn contactless RFID smart card ticketing system; and Maersk Drilling on its global ERP and applications development programme.
Niels Christian Ellegaard’s ‘responsive, high-performing’ team at Plesner advises IT services providers Avanade, Ciber, BMC Software and KMD, and corporate users such as NCC, Siemens and LEGO. High-profile mandates included advising Accenture on the Danish Travelcard project East-West Denmark and on its outsourcing agreement with TDC, and assisting MT Højgaard with IT outsourcing to IBM. Per Håkon Schmidt and Michael Hopp advise on e-commerce and data protection.
Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s nine-lawyer practice is led by René Thornfeldt, who is recommended for his ‘dedication and hands-on, well-prepared approach’. Highlights included renegotiating VELUX Group’s cross-border IT and business process outsourcing arrangements, and key clients include HK and Pandora. Jeppe Brinck-Jensen handles contentious matters. Charlotte Kunckel joined from Poul Schmith Law Firm.
Brandt & Lauritzen’s team is ‘quick to understand the issues and come up with solutions’. Michael Brandt and Daniel Kiil recently represented RPC Superfos in IT outsourcing negotiations and disputes, and Brandt and Niels Dahl-Nielsen advised Cincom on a potential software infringement dispute. Netgroup is a new client.
DAHL Advokatfirma’s seven-lawyer team is headed by Claus Sørensen, ‘a skilled dealer who knows that a good contract ensures a win-win situation’, and who advises on IT and outsourcing contracts. Frederik Bruhn advises on software licensing and IT outsourcing.
Horten Law Firm advises public and private sector clients on IT outsourcing, procurement and e-commerce. Practice head Mads Nygaard Madsen and Michael Goeskjær advised CSC and Cognizant. Hans Abildstrøm, who advises video games industry clients, assisted Press Play with its sale to Microsoft. Heidi Steen Jensen advises on e-commerce and data protection. Søren Christian Søborg Andersen joined from Norrbom Vinding.
LETT Law Firm P/S advises suppliers ScanJour and NNIT as well as corporate and public sector users such as TDC and SOS International. Group head Anders Wernblad and René Offersen are advising The Capital Region of Denmark on the procurement of a new health system. Allan Bjerg Adeler, former head of legal at NNIT, and Marlene Winther Plas, who is representing Skandinavisk Data Center in an outsourcing dispute, joined the firm.
Bruun & Hjejle’s Erik Kjær-Hansen assists Traen with systems development and outsourcing and also advises BRFKredit, a mortgage lender, and DK Hostmaster, the entity responsible for the .dk domain. Morten Stadil advises Logica Denmark. Christine Jansby negotiates IT contracts for fibre network companies.
Boutique Elvang & Partnere has offices in Denmark and Sweden. Kristian Elvang-Gøransson represents longstanding client SAP Nordic.
Johan Schlüter Law Firm focuses on IP rights, anti-piracy and e-commerce, domain name strategies and social media, and handles high-profile internet infringement cases. The team provides legal and strategic consultancy advice to technology companies and investors, notably BasePoint Media.
Magnusson Advokatfirma’s managing partner Lars Jørgensen advises IT clients such as Bridge4People, Bullguard, Convision, E-Butler, and ProData Consult.
Henrik Syskind Pedersen’s team at Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen handles IT-related transactions, including assisting Nuance with its purchase of Safecom. Nicolai Hesgaard advises on data protection issues, and Pernille Nørkær represents online gaming operators active in the liberalised Danish market, such as Casino On Net, 888, Pokerstars, and Bonnier.
Poul Schmith Law Firm advises the Danish government on IT procurement and contracts.
Ronne & Lundgren’s IT, outsourcing and complex agreements team is led by Claus Spangenberg, who advised Widex on a phased development and delivery contract. Frederik Ploug Sarp, who joined from Kromann Reumert, advised Schneider Electric on open source compliance. Michael Gorm Madsen specialises in data privacy and protection.