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Bech-Bruun’s seven-partner team covers the full range of IT law matters, including software licensing, outsourcing agreements and IT-related transactions. Niels M. Andersen and Thomas Gjøl-Trønning advised technology company Blackwood Seven on its merger with performance marketing agency Two Nil. Data protection specialist Mikkel Friis Rossa and Arly Carlquist are recommended. Peer B. Petersen is now with Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab leverages its international network and advises clients such as Lenovo, Nets and Hewlett-Packard, on all IT matters. A recent highlight was the representation of Kombit in a compensation claim against an IT supplier. Peer B. Petersen and senior associate Mogens Dyhr Vestergaard joined from Bech-Bruun, augmenting the team that also includes Martin von Haller Grønbæk and senior associate Nicolai Dragsted.

Gorrissen Federspiel is highly recommended for complex outsourcing projects and has expertise in data protection matters. The team’s recent caseload included assisting ISS with the implementation of binding corporate rules and a global GDPR compliance project. The group is headed by Ole Horsfeldt and includes Tue Goldschmieding.

Very goodKromann Reumert fields a seven-partner team that is highly experienced in IT systems development and outsourcing matters. Jan Ussing Andersen and ‘extremely brightSøren Skibsted assist Codan with the outsourcing of its pan-Nordic integrated facility management services. Lau Normann Jørgensen advised Netcompany on a multi-annual contract with 14 Danish unions regarding a benefits management system.

Business acumen’ and an ‘operational approach’ are characteristic of Plesner’s IT team that is best known for its expertise in data protection, cloud computing and outsourcing. Michael Hopp continues to assist LEGO with the implementation of the GDPR and binding corporate rules, while Niels Christian Ellegaard handles the outsourcing of its IT operations on behalf of PenSam. Jon Balsby is now an in-house lawyer.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab is ‘professional to the core’ and focuses on outsourcing, licensing agreements and data protection. René Thornfeldt advised LEO Pharma Group with the outsourcing of its global infrastructure. Jens Harkov Hansen, previously with Norrbom Vinding, is now head of data protection.

The six-partner group at DLA Piper Denmark is recommended for IT contracts, data protection and outsourcing. Recent mandates involved the team advising the City of Copenhagen on the procurement of an IT system, including drafting the IT contract. Practice head Marlene Winther Plas is recommended. Jon Lauritzen was a new arrival in August 2018 following the firm's merger with Delacour.

Very professionalHorten fields a four-partner IT team under the lead of Mads Nygaard Madsen. Outsourcing contracts, system delivery contracts, software licensing and e-commerce regulation are core areas. A recent highlight was advising Tectura on a framework agreement for the provision of IT services with a Danish firm. Hans Abildstrøm is now with Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen.

ExcellentKammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith is particularly experienced in both IT contracts and IT-related public procurement matters. ‘Innovative’ practice head Tom Holsøe represents the Ministry of Finance in a PPP for the national ICT infrastructure. Anni Noes Westergaard is noted for her ‘great sense of detail’.

Under the leadership of Morten Stadil, Bruun & Hjejle handles IT litigation, data protection matters, software license agreements and outsourcing contracts. The client roster includes Swipp, GCI Danmark and Daintel.

Dahl Law Firm is ‘highly knowledgeable’ and assists Danish and international clients with licensing agreements, IT-related transactions and disputes. Another focus area is IT procurement. Thomas Grønkær joined from Horten.

Delacour regularly advises on data protection and cloud computing issues and handles IT litigation. Representative clients include PDC, BMW Financial Services and GlobeTeam. Practice head Jon Lauritzen arrived from now defunct Brandt & Lauritzen. Jon Lauritzen is now with DLA Piper Denmark following the firm's merger with Delacour.

Ernst & Young specialises in outsourcing, IT procurement and data protection. Led by Frederik Ploug Sarp, the team represented Nord Energi in negotiations with Eniig on outsourcing of service provider and operator services.

CapableLundgrens focuses on IT contracts, licensing, outsourcing and data protection. Claus Spangenberg heads the IT and technology department, while Michael Gorm Madsen is head of data protection. Notable clients are Oracle and Pipol.

Njord Law Firm handles outsourcing projects and software licensing agreements for a broad range of clients, including Momondo and Philips Denmark. Another area of expertise is ERP projects. Malene Fagerberg and Frank Jørgensen were made partner.

Lassen Ricardmasters difficult areas of IT law’ for television broadcasters and production companies. Henrik Schütze assists Microsoft with data protection issues, while Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen is regularly instructed on licensing agreements for tech companies.

Magnusson Advokatfirma is particularly strong in IT-related transactions. Practice head Nikolaj Juhl Hansen advised the WaveTouch Group on the acquisition of WaveTouch. Lars Halgreen is on leave.

Synch focuses on technology driven sectors and handles the full range of IT matters for clients such as Netgroup, Globeteam and Komfo. Michael Brandt, previously with now defunct Brandt & Lauritzen, heads the practice.

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    New Bill proposing to regulate data transfers between administrative authorities by the Danish Data Protection Act alone
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