Information technology in Denmark

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

The practice at Accura Advokatpartnerselskab assists with IT and outsourcing transactions, system acquisition and licence agreements. The firm also advises on IT security, life science and data protection matters. The team provides regulatory advice on IT and outsourcing set-ups. Practice head René Thornfeldt specialises in outsourcing and large-scale IT acquisitions. Typical clients include listed and larger non-listed companies, banks, pension funds and trade unions, as well as private and public stakeholders involved in technology infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

René Thornfeldt

Other key lawyers:

Jens Harkov Hansen; Dan Ermose; Lærke Louise Jeppsen

Testimonials

Something we noticed when it comes to Accura is that they don’t just refer to another colleague but provide a detailed consultative approach and transitioning period between different colleagues, thus allowing us as clients to be more comfortable and not having to explain everything over and over again. This truly shows how closely the team works and the trust and respect between the peers.

Very accessible and always very well prepared.

René Thornfeldt is a sharp, skilled and good negotiator.

René Thornfeldt has an outstanding knowledge to complex legal, strategic, and technical/economic issues within partnering, outsourcing, and M&A. In addition, he is an efficient and successful negotiator. His economic and strategic understanding is exceptional.

Our experience has been that individuals at Accura not only provide great legal advice but also very practical legal advice, something that we have not seen often elsewhere. They understand the client’s business and needs. They come up with a very practical approach of solving that issue rather than textbook answers to every problem.

Strong knowledge of both the relevant law and the subject matter. Strong negotiation ability.

Key clients

AP Pension

BankInvest Holding A/S

LEO Pharma A/S

VELUX A/S / VKR Holding A/S

HK

H. Lundbeck A/S

Global Scanning Denmark A/S

Statens Serum Institut

PA Consulting

Area9

Lessor A/S (part of Paychex Europe)

Coloplast

KPMG P/S

Teknisk Landsforbund og A-kasse

Municipality of Greve

Ericsson Denmark A/S

Thales Denmark A/S

ConnectedYou Europe ApS

BoxerTV A/S

GlobalConnect A/S

Nianet A/S

Soracom DK ApS

Maj Invest Equity

OnRobot A/S

GEA Proces Engineering A/S

DHI A/S

CBRE

NKT A/S

Akademikernes A-kasse

Barry Danmark ApS

OnRobot A/S

Spar Nord Bank A/S

Merck & Co., Inc.

Baden-Jensen A/S

Francisco Partners

Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN)

Biogen

Work highlights

  • Assisted AP Pension with a tender concerning outsourcing of AP’s IT operations to the global IT company NNIT.
  • Advising VELUX A/S in a tender process for an agreement on outsourcing of facility management services in all VELUX’s facilities.
  • Assisting AP Pension with the outsourcing of its life insurance activities to the life insurance provider Mølholm Forsikring A/S.

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters overlapping between IT, data protection and IT-security, which also includes GDPR issues. The firm advises public and private companies on IT system development and supply agreements, software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning traditional hosting and outsourcing services. Niels M. Andersen, Thomas Munk Rasmussen and Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly head the practice and have experience in the drafting and negotiation of procurement and technology transfer agreements, as well as with due diligence work.

Practice head(s):

Niels M. Andersen; Thomas Munk Rasmussen; Mikkel Friis Rossa

Other key lawyers:

Arly Carlquist

Testimonials

 Bech-Bruun’s lawyers are distinguished by providing personal advice while also highly professional and knowledgeable in their field. 

High expertise combined with a commercial mind-set

Understands our business well and makes time to understand our business. Comes up with pragmatic solutions. Provides advice that suits our needs

They have a professional and pragmatic approach to dealing with compliance matters

Mikkel Friis Rossa is a skilled negotiator while also understanding the opposing party’s views. Mikkel possesses the combination of professionalism and personal advice that I appreciate. That is why I will choose Bech-Bruun and especially Mikkel as lawyer again and again

Mikkel Rossa Friis is very service-minded, legally skilled and has an excellent understanding of our business and needs

Key clients

Accenture

DSV Group

Danfoss

Municipality of Copenhagen

Nemlig.com

Energinet

Flügger

Jysk

Municipality of Aarhus

ACN Europe BV

Ipnordic

Nordic Entertainment Group

 

Aller Media

Arla

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster

Rockwool International

HI3G

Kamstrup

Danish Crown

Santander

Swatch Group

ECCO Shoes

Blue Water Shipping

Work highlights

  • Assisted Accenture with its acquisition of the advertising and media company Hjaltelin Stahl
  • Represented Flügger in a lawsuit against the supplier Datacon for breach of contract and damages regarding the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX System
  • Provided legal assistance to Jysk in the first step of Jysk’s Unified Commerce strategy drafting and negotiating agreement for a point-of-sale system

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab advises on IT and public law, as well as on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning fintech, telecoms and e-commerce. The practice provides regulatory and commercial legal advice on network planning, contractual terms and data retention, as well as net neutrality and market restrictions. Lau Normann Jørgensen arrived in August 2019 from Kromann Reumert and jointly heads the practice with Jesper Langemark, who has experience in representing in technology-related disputes, as well as on outsourcing and procurement contracts. Martin von Haller Grønbæk has expertise in blockchain technology and open source projects. Nicolai Dragsted regularly advises on ERP contracts. Julie Bak-Larsen was promoted to partner in May 2019 and focusses on telecoms law, which includes expertise in contractual interconnection agreements and infrastructure planning. Anders Wernblad left the practice in August 2019 to become practice head at NJORD Law Firm.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Langemark; Lau Normann Jørgensen

Key clients

BMC Software

HP Inc Denmark ApS

Hewlett-Packard ApS

Hitachi Data Systems

UNIT4 A/S

IBM Danmark ApS

DXC Technology

Tech Mahindra

Kombit A/S

Novo Holdings A/S

Visma Consulting

Novo Foundation

City of Copenhagen

City of Aarhus

Region Syddanmark

Region Midtjylland

Region Hovedstaden

Digitaliseringsstyrelsen

Danmark Apotekerforening

Danpilot

Miracle A/S

Danish Ministry of Taxation

Trustpilot

Work highlights

  • Advising DFDS on its procurement of end-to-end ERP applications and the associated implementation programme.
  • Advised Gemalto as a bidder for the public digital infrastructure projects MitID.
  • Advised the European Commission on a study on the legal status of net neutrality in Europe.

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel advises on business process, infrastructure and application development outsourcing projects as well as on IT project implementation, software licensing agreements, cloud solutions and contract management. The practice is also experienced in advising on regulatory and contractual constraints in relation to digitalisation programmes. The firm is active both in the pre-litigation and contentious dispute resolution stages. Ole Horsfeldt and Tue Goldschmieding jointly head the practice and regularly advise on system acquisition projects and technology transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ole Horsfeldt; Tue Goldschmieding

Testimonials

The team delivers very good and useful advice and is good at understanding what the clients need. They provide advice that can be used anytime. 

Gorrissen Federspiel’s technology team is big for good reason. The practice attracts the biggest cases within their field due to their vast experience and excellence. In particular, the teams manages to provide easy-to-understand, practical solutions to complex legal matters.

The capabilities of understanding the client and their commercial-legal problems are unique

My contacts are extremely pleasant to work with, they are very skilled and they are willing give extra when it is needed.

Ole Horsfeldt is your go-to guy for extensive and complex IT-matters. What – makes Ole unique is the combination of being an expert on the subject matter and at the same time being a leading expert in relation to commercials, negotiation and industry knowledge.

Key clients

Danske Bank

Pandora

Heimstaden

Work highlights

  • Assisting ISS World Services A/S with building IT procurement templates

Plesner

Plesner advises on cloud computing, the structuring of IT outsourcing projects, as well as on contract disputes arising from IT projects. The firm also assists with compliance processes, particularly with regards to GDPR and anti-bribery measures. Niels Christian Ellegaard is the practice head and possesses contentious and non-contentious experience in IT, telecoms and outsourcing matters, especially regarding the selling and acquisition of IT services in sectors such as banking and finance.

Practice head(s):

Niels Christian Ellegaard

Other key lawyers:

Michael Hopp

Testimonials

It is a very skilled team with high focus on making their advice and documents useful in the day-to-day operation of the business.

Great knowledge on both necessary areas of expertise regarding GDPR: the IT-security aspects on a deep technical and legal level. They are very competent advisers.

The team is very dedicated, client- and solution oriented combined with a good understanding of technology and strong legal skills

 

Key clients

Tryg Forsikring A/S

LB Forsikring A/S

Pensam A/S

Danske Bank

Kemp & Lauritzen A/S

Nets

Semler Gruppen A/S

Accenture A/S

Oracle

Nordea Bank

Telenor

Ørsted A/S

Work highlights

  • Assisted Tryg Forsikring A/S with the launch of a new IT platform for Tryg’s call centre of 2000 persons.
  • Assisting Nordea Bank with a Transitional Services Agreement in connection with the divestment of Nordea Liv & Pension.
  • Assisted Nordea Denmark with the outsourcing Nordea’s entire Danish debt-collection function.

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith has expertise in the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, EU public procurement practices with regards to IT contracts and in the provision of regulatory advice concerning the telecoms market. The firm focusses on advising the Danish government, regional authorities and municipalities. Anni Noes Westergaard regularly assists public authorities with the planning and purchase of IT services as well as with personal data law regulations. Tom Holsøe is the practice head and advises authorities on both contentious and non-contentious matters concerning IT projects and EU procurement directives.

Practice head(s):

Tom Holsøe

Other key lawyers:

Milena Anguelova Krogsgaard; Rasmus Holm Hansen

Testimonials

Highly qualified professionals with regards to public tenders, GDPR and cyber security

The team is very strong and has a broad range of expertise. They have the highest combination of knowledge on both the public and private/commercial sector, which enables them to render the highest quality of advice of all Danish legal firms. 

The team is professional and skilled in its work. They are great communicators and you can trust their input as well as their output.

Tom Hollsøe is a highly skilled professional who also holds excellent interpersonal skills. He has shown very good understanding of the role as adviser

Tom Hollsøe is really good at seeing the big picture. He is good at combining procurement law and IT law and to suggest new concepts for procurement for IT.

Anni Noes Westergaard is, in my opinion, the best adviser within her field. Amongst other things she is one of the most talented advisers on GDPR. 

Anni Noes Westergaard has outperformed our own team with her knowledge on agile methods and how to incorporate them in our tender.

Clear experience. Professional sparring and consulting. Flexibility in problem-solving.

Key clients

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Finance

ATP

Ministry of Taxation

Royal Danish Library

National Police of Denmark

Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation

The Region of Southern Denmark

Implement Consulting Group

VEJ-EU.dk

DSB

The Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate

Ministry of Finance

Work highlights

  • Advising the National Police of Denmark with the drafting of contractual documents and facilitating a tender procedure worth up to DKK500m.
  • Advised the Ministry of Finance in drafting the new standard contract (K04) on the delivery of operation and other services for IT systems.
  • Advised ATP on tendering a new IT system to handle its app.

DAHL Law Firm

DAHL Law Firm has expertise in outsourcing, the procurement of IT and on the drafting and negotiation of technology transactions and IT contracts. The firm is also experienced in advising on data protection. Claus F. Sørensen acts as the practice head and regularly represents clients as a litigator, mediator and arbitrator in IT-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Claus F. Sørensen

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark handles both contentious and non-contentious IT matters and has expertise in the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, data protection and GDPR and e-commerce. The practice advises both suppliers and customers of IT technology and assists with public procurement of IT. The practice also advises on the implementation of control measures concerning data transfers and the use of personal data, as well as on compliance rules governing online trading. Practice head Marlene Winther Plas regularly assists with cross-border outsourcing contracts.

Practice head(s):

Marlene Winther Plas

Other key lawyers:

Jon Lauritzen

Testimonials

I value the firm’s pragmatic, down-to-earth way of explaining and handling our business

Their key strengths and capabilities are having a solution-oriented focus, having a good commercial understanding and understanding our commercial needs.

Key clients

GS1 Denmark

Dustin AB

Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S

Reckitt Benckiser

PNO Holding A/S

Skanlog A/S

PDC A/S

Air Alsie A/S

AKQA A/S

People Test Systems A/S

COMM2IG A/S

EDC Gruppen A/S

Nextory AS

Colas A/S

DCC Energy A/S

Abbott Laboratories

AON plc

Asmodee Holding

Euro Accident

TDC A/S

UdenomBanken Ejendomskreditselskab A/S

AstraZenica

Kamstrup A/S

Work highlights

  • Assisted Brøndbyernes IF Fodbold A/S with obtaining the authorisation to use facial recognition technology on the entrances to Brøndby Stadium.
  • Assisting the Agency for Modernisation with the procurement of an IT system handling salary payments for all employees in the Danish state.
  • Assisted UdenomBanken Ejendomskreditselskab A/S with a GDPR compliance project

Horten

Horten’s areas of expertise include the drafting and negotiation of outsourcing and system delivery contracts, software licensing, e-commerce and the implementation of data protection measures. The firm also advises providers on the development and expansion of social media platforms, as well as on associated data protection law. Other areas of expertise include the development and distribution of apps and other digital content services. Mads Nygaard Madsen advises both sellers and buyers of IT product services, which includes IT services providers and buyers such as trade unions, public authorities and clients from the telecoms sector.

Practice head(s):

Mads Nygaard Madsen

Other key lawyers:

Michael Goeskjær; Asger Heine Jensen

Key clients

3Shape

Scandi System A/S

Dansk Metal

DXC Technology

Unity Technologies

Cognizant

Kiloo A/S

Labster ApS

Reto-Moto ApS

BD Consult A/S

Acubiz

Motorola

Red Hat

Festina Lente A/S

Grazper

Fitness World A/S

EveryonePrint A/S

The City of Copenhagen

Facebook, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Motorola with its communication network for emergency and utility services
  • Representing Scandi System A/S in matters including contract negotiations and litigation
  • Advising BD Consult Electronic Engineering A/S on cooperation agreements with Otis, the Schur group and Carrier

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert has expertise in IT licensing and outsourcing matters. The firm assists with the structuring of deals, negotiates IT contracts and advises on tender procedures, as well as on service delivery and pricing models. Søren Skibsted heads the practice and acts for banks, healthcare and telecoms companies on IT disputes, as well as on the establishment of technology joint ventures and the maintenance and development of outsourced IT operations. Lau Normann Jørgensen left the practice in August 2019 to become practice head at Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Practice head(s):

Søren Skibsted

Other key lawyers:

Jan Ussing Andersen; Jan Hvarre; Jette Hessellund Lauridsen; Kristian Storgaard

Testimonials

Working quickly and with agility, deep experience with transitional services agreements and a strong focus on progress.

Deep knowledge within the IT area – especially within infrastructure services – strong negotiation skills and very flexible.

Key clients

TDC

ATP

TIA Technology

DFDS

LEGO

DSB (Danish Railways)

Capgemini

PFA

AP Møller – Maersk

Danske Bank

Topdanmark

Sopra Steria

KPS Consulting

MobilePay

Verizon

Stofa

Telenor

Verizon

Stofa/SE

Altibox

AT&T

Link Mobility

Firmafon

Net 1

4T

Digiplex

Eniig

Work highlights

  • Representing the pension fund ATP in a dispute between ATP and all municipalities in Denmark and KMD A/S involving a system for the administration and payment of all pension benefits in Denmark.
  • Advising Danish National Railway (DSB) on the outsourcing of the client’s IT infrastructure to NNIT and DXC, as well as on the subsequent termination of the contract and the dispute between the parties
  • Advised TDC on a network replacement and network upgrade of the entire mobile network (both radio and core network), as well as on the provision of complete managed services for the entire network

Bruun & Hjejle

The practice at Bruun & Hjejle is experienced in advising on IP rights, data protection measures, e-commerce and the drafting and negotiation of software licence agreements and outsourcing contracts. The firm also advises on the obtainment of internet domain names and IT-related disputes. The team also assists with data protection and privacy matters. Practice head Morten Stadil possesses specialist knowledge in the media, business services and information technology industries.

Practice head(s):

Morten Stadil

Other key lawyers:

Pia Kirstine Voldmester

Testimonials

Highly qualified professionals with regards to public tenders, GDPR and cyber security

We have been working with Morten Stadil for a long time; he has valuable information about both our company and the market

Key clients

Berlingske Media A/S

CGI Danmark A/S

Just-eat.dk ApS

SDC A/S

Portchain ApS

Swipp ApS

Applus Danmark A/S

Global Wind Organisation

Monday Media

LTP Denmark A/S

TV2/Danmark A/

Work highlights

  • Assisting TV2 with GDPR compliance with the mapping of processes and data flows as well as with the preparation of legal analyses and gap reports
  • Advising Portchain ApS on strategic aspects of its business model, and assisting with the negotiation of terms with key customers
  • Advised Berlingske Media on its disposal of its deal-of-the-day activities under the brand Sweetdeal

Ernst & Young

The practice at Ernst & Young regularly advises on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, domestic and cross-border outsourcing and data protection. Frederik Ploug Sarp heads the team and has experience in IT contracts and the establishment of new data centres.

Practice head(s):

Frederik Ploug Sarp

Lund Elmer Sandager

Lund Elmer Sandager has experience in IT outsourcing, the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, system development and delivery processes. The practice also advises on procurement processes, hosting and cloud licensing, as well as on e-commerce and IT-related M&A. Torsten Hylleberg was promoted to associate partner in July 2019 and jointly heads the practice with Claus Spangenberg, who regularly represents in IT disputes. The team is also experienced in assisting with regulatory matters regarding application development.

Practice head(s):

Torsten Hylleberg; Claus Spangenberg

Testimonials

Wide IT competences

Torsten Hylleberg is very knowledgeable about GDPR issues

Torsten Hylleberg is a very ‘hands-on’ guy and we surely appreciated working with him

NJORD Law Firm

NJORD Law Firm regularly advises on the handling of outsourcing procedures, web and system development, the drafting and negotiation of IT and ERP contracts, as well as on e-commerce, software licensing and the establishment of support services. Practice head Anders Wernblad joined from Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab in August 2019 and is experienced in public procurement in connection with e-commerce. The firm also possesses expertise in internet regulations, data protection law and intellectual property, including database rights and cloud computing.

Practice head(s):

Anders Wernblad

Key clients

The Capital Region of Denmark

Boligsiden A/S

IT University of Copenhagen

FDIH

Cookie Information A/S

ConXion A/S

Arbit Security A/S

NutraQ ApS

Dansk Industri

Adapt A/S

Legeakademiet ApS

Bolig.dk

Flyeralarm ApS

Noitso A/S

Region Sjælland

Peter Hahn

Work highlights

  • Advising The Danish Business Authority on EU regulation concerning e-commerce regulation to be used by Danish e-commerce businesses that wish to export goods and services to other EU countries.

Synch

The practice at Synch regularly advises on the implementation of domestic and EU regulations in the IT sector, as well as on the drafting and negotiation of agreements regarding the purchase and transfer of IT. Michael Brandt is the practice head and has expertise in acting for contractors in cross-border disputes regarding the installation and use of IT systems. The firm is also specialised in data privacy matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Brandt

Other key lawyers:

Copenhagen

Key clients

Globeteam

Capgemini Danmark A/S

Casalogic

Qemploy A/S

Headlight A/S

Monsterbilligt.com

7Peaks A/S

Modulus Brugergruppe

Regen Villages

DBU A/S

Krifa

Work highlights

  • Advising Danish Medicine Verification Organisation on the implementation of a DKK20m IT system to comply with EU legislation regarding the verification of medicine.
  • Advising Globeteam A/S on the delivery of a single-on solution to the Danish government.
  • Advised a consultancy on the closure of an IT agreement with a government agency.