Horten > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile

Horten
PHILIP HEYMANS ALLÉ 7
2900 HELLERUP
COPENHAGEN
Denmark

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Horten‘s GDPR and compliance team often collaborates with the IP-Tech team to advise on internal investigations, AI regulation, international transfers and whistleblower schemes. The practice serves a diverse client base of public authorities, clients in the financial sector, and pharmaceutical corporates. The team has experience in advising on individual processing cases and compliance projects within data protection, and also advises clients on dealings with the Danish Data Protection Agency, particularly regarding the reporting and handling of data breaches. Birgitte Toxværd  departed for Kromann Reumert in April 2023.

Testimonials

‘The GDPR team at Horten are highly skilled in applying the data protection regulations to our complex business. They work tirelessly to understand our business purposes and goals.’

Key clients

MAP Group A/S

Fitness World

BullWall Lab A/S

Work highlights

  • Conducted company-wide GDPR compliance project for BullWall Lab A/S, preparing the company for the sale of the majority of the shares to the leading Danish private fund Axcel.
  • Advised MAP Group on GDPR and financial secrecy rules, including preparing and sharpening the business model in the preparation for the required dialogue with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Danish Data Protection Agency.
  • Conducted Fitness World’s elaborate GDPR compliance review project and working on reviewing existing documentation and updating it as necessary.

Denmark > Employment Tier 1

Denmark > Energy Tier 1

Horten serves a varied client base of funds, institutions and domestic and international energy companies on a number of onshore and offshore energy construction projects. Christian Tullberg specialises in cross-border energy and infrastructure transactions, particularly relating to the purchase and development of renewable energy assets relating to wind, solar, and biogas energy, areas which Søren Hornbæk Svendsen is an expert. Energy specialist Klavs Gravesen focuses on advising on issues between municipalities and the energy sectors. René Frisdahl Jensen has vast experience in advising on the regulation of heating, natural gas, and power supply projects, often appearing before energy complaint boards.

Practice head(s):

Christian Tullberg

Other key lawyers:

Søren Hornbæk Svendsen; Klavs Gravesen; Line Markert; René Frisdahl Jensen; Lise Lotte Hjerrild

Testimonials

‘Very strong understanding of the traditional energy space as well as renewables. Easy to work with, and commercially minded.’

Key clients

Spirit Energy

iCON Infrastructure LLP

DNO AS

Swire Energy Services Ltd.

Neptune Energy Group Holdings Ltd.

Gas Storage Denmark A/S

LHI Group

HOFOR Vind A/S

HOFOR District Heating

Green Power House

Evida

Municipality of Slagelse

Nature Energy

Dansk Offshore

Vestforbrænding I/S

Kredsløb A/S

The Municipality of Odense

Novafos Group

Energinet

Nordsøfonden

TOTAL Energies A/S

TOTAL Energies Renewables A/S

SERVIA

EWII

TREFOR

BIOFOS

Equinor

The Municipality of Copenhagen

TVIS

N1 A/S

Statkraft AS

Lyse AS

Wintershall Netherlands B.V.

Kalundborg Refinery A/S

Infranode

Allianz Capital Partners

Integrated Wind Services A/S (IWS)

Arjun Infrastructure Partners

Port of Hanstholm

Sustainable Bio Solutions Aabenraa

Work highlights

  • Advising Energinet on its role and responsibilities regarding the two energy islands to be designed, constructed and operated in Danish waters.
  • Advised the UK infrastructure fund, iCON Infrastructure Partners V, L.P. on its acquisition of a 95% interest in the energy company, Wind Estate A/S.
  • Advised the Danish gas TSO Energinet on all aspects of the planning, design and construction of the Baltic Pipe.

Denmark > Environment Tier 1

Horten‘s ‘extremely competent‘ team advises on all aspects of environmental regulation, including permits for emissions and pollution, agricultural developments, and natural resources work. Henriette Soja leads the team, and advises on the interactions between private entities and public authorities; she assists numerous municipalities with the establishment of coastal protection and the regulation of large climate change projects. Associate Poul Hvilsted is an experienced litigator, and is often involved in international arbitration proceedings in the UK, US and Thailand; and Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll assists clients with public infrastructure projects, namely the Copenhagen Metro, in addition to climate and supply regulation matters.

Practice head(s):

Henriette Soja

Other key lawyers:

Poul Hvilsted; Line Markert; Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll; Tue Trier Bing

Testimonials

‘Horten’s environmental law team is extremely competent on a national and international level. In addition to this, they show great understanding of the organisations they are advising and the reality in which their advice is to be used.’

‘They communicate in a very clear way and maintain a very professional approach. The team gives serious and competent advice with a focus on the client’s business and needs.’

‘Henriette Soja maintains a high level of professionalism and practical understanding. In addition to this, she has longstanding experience.’

Key clients

Aalborg Portland A/S

A Espersen A/S

AffaldVarme Aarhus

Argo Forsyning

Bigadan

Carlsberg Byen

Dania I/S

DIN Forsyning

Dreyers Fond

DSB

Gate 21

Norlys a.m.b.a.

HOFOR A/S

Lemvig Vand & Spildevand

MT Højgaard A/S

NCC Industry

Novafos A/S

Roskilde Sten & Grus Aps

Solum Roskilde ApS

TDC Net A/S

The Danish Construction Association

The Danish Green Investment Fund

The Danish Road Directorate

The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR)

The Municipality of Allerød

The Municipality of Aarhus

The Municipality of Billund

The Municipality of Brøndby

The Municipality of Copenhagen

The Municipality of Elsinore

The Municipality of Frederikshavn

The Municipality of Gladsaxe

The Municipality of Guldborgsund

The Municipality of Horsens

The Municipality of Kolding

The Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk

The Municipality of Naestved

The Municipality of Odense

The Municipality of Randers

The Municipality of Syddjurs

The Municipality of Sønderborg

The North Denmark Region

TVIS

Work highlights

  • Advising The City of Copenhagen on the urban development project on Amager Fælled. The project has given rise to cases before the Danish Environment and Food Board of Appeal and the Danish Town and Country Planning Board of Appeal, as well as a complaint to the National Social Appeals Board.
  • Represented N1 A/S and TDC Net A/S in a legal action brought by the Danish Road Directorate against several supply utilities concerning payment for relocation of pipes in connection with a motorway ramp.
  • Advising The City of Copenhagen in relation to the establishment of Lynetteholm, an artificial island planned to be established in the Port of Copenhagen to provide climate change protection, a place for surplus soil and urban development.

Denmark > Banking and finance Tier 2

Horten‘s team uses its ‘very good skill-set‘ to advise consortiums of lenders and private equity houses on whole business securitisations and acquisition financings. Lars Lüneborg, praised for his ‘superior legal knowledge‘, co-leads the practice and handles cross-border matters concerning syndicated lending, general corporate lending, and leveraged finance mandates. Fellow co-head Claus Bennetsenleaves no stone unturned‘ when advising banks and their customers on reorganisations and financings.

Practice head(s):

Lars Lüneborg; Claus Bennetsen

Other key lawyers:

Birgitte Frølund; Jakob Tingskov

Testimonials

‘Claus Bennetsen is an outstanding practitioner, and handles all issues in a very efficient way. His advice is always focused on the best possible outcome for the client, he has a very proactive approach and leaves no stone unturned.’

‘Birgitte Frølund is very dynamic, approachable and easy to work with.’

‘Jakob Tingskov is a good litigator with commercial instincts.’

‘Each member of the team is very nice to work with and has a very good skill-set.’

‘Lars Lüneborg delivers excellent work. He is always dedicated and takes great responsibility, in addition to Lars’ superior legal knowledge, this makes him a truly trusted and highly valued adviser.’

‘Lars Lüneborg is a highly dedicated and brilliant lawyer that has an outstanding commercial understanding. On top of this he is also very pleasant to work with.’

‘Claus Bennetsen is an international leader in his field. He has decades of experience and is the go to adviser in his jurisdiction.’

Key clients

Alcentra Ltd

Ardagh Group

Nordic Property Financing K/S

Carlsberg Byen

Commerzbank

Polaris Private Equity

Bayerische Landesbank, London Branch

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Waterland Private Equity Investments

Patrimonium Middle Market Debt Fund

Klarna Bank

Lunar Bank

Allianceplus Group

Credit Suisse

Maj Invest Equity

Triple Nine Group

Generaxion Group

Adelis Equity

Summa Equity

B&C Industrieholding GmbH

Tele Greenland

Westpack A/S

Genan Group

TF Bank AB

Zimpler AB

Bitpanda GmbH

Circle K

HSBC Bank

Bank of China

Barclays Bank

BNP Paribas

ING Belgium

Danske Bank

Jyske Bank

Deutsche Bank

Polaris Private Equity

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

ING Bank

JOOL Corporate Finance and Intertrust

JP Morgan

Norvestor Private Equity

Better Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised on the whole business securitisation in Denmark of TDC NET, the leading telecom infrastructure company. The firm acted for the banks arranging the platform with a total volume of DKK3.4bn and in respect of the first bond issuance on the platform.
  • Advised Maj Invest Equity on sustainability-linked financing totalling DKK322.5m by Nykredit of the world’s largest high-end tyre recycler, Genan Group.
  • Advised on the establishment of a new DKK3.5bn Nordic property market loan fund, Nordic Property Financing K/S, and closing the first loan of DKK784m to an SPV sponsored by KKR, and a further loan to back a single property transaction co-acquired by South Korean pension funds, Danish wealth manger funds and a Danish vocational pension fund.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Horten‘s team advises on the full spectrum of corporate law and M&A matters, including structured auction processes, ownership transitions, and restructurings, as well as buying and selling transactions. Practice head Frans Rossen advises on domestic and international corporate acquisitions, particularly in the industrial engineering, life sciences, and shipping and transport sectors. Thomas Francis Beckett acts for investment banks, financial institutions and private equity funds in cross-border transactions, and Lise Lotte Hjerrild is a specialist in private and public-to-private M&A, including mergers and demergers of listed companies. M&A specialist Peter Helbo Langsted joined the team from Bech-Bruun in February 2022, bringing his experience in advising domestic and international clients on transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Frans Rossen

Other key lawyers:

Lise Lotte Hjerrild; Thomas Francis Beckett; Hans Christian Pape; Marie Funch Lind

Testimonials

‘Horten are super professional and provide great service to foreign companies seeking to acquire a Danish entity.’

‘Frans Rossen and his team are professionals and bridge the cultural gaps between the US, Israel and Denmark. Efficient and lean team.’

‘Hans Christian Pape is experienced with a good understanding for the process. He has a good understanding of current developments in the Danish M&A market.’

‘Marie Funch Lind is very hard working and reliable. She has a pragmatic approach, and is a fast learner who is keen to get a good understanding of the client’s business.’

Key clients

Fortum OYJ/ Fortum Waste Solutions

Danone

Maj Invest Equity

EWII

Findos Investor GmBH

Polaris Equity

CataCap Private Equity

Adelis Equity Partners

Pixels

BullWall Lab A/S

Capidea Management ApS

Erhvervsinvest Management A/S

Dansk Ejerkapital

QM Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised Erhvervsinvest Management A/S, a Denmark based private equity company, on the acquisition of all shares in Tjellesen Max Jenne A/S, a Danish pharmaceutical wholesaler company, from McKesson Corporation, a US-based healthcare services and information technology company.
  • Advised Danone on entering into an agreement with Royal Unibrew A/S to sell 100% of Aqua d’Or Mineral Water A/S, a leading Scandinavian mineral water producer.
  • Advised the shareholders of Ajour System A/S, the Danish software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supplier for the construction and real estate industry, on the sale of the shares in Ajour System A/S to EG A/S, the Denmark based software company engaged with industry specific software solutions.

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The ‘highly qualified‘ team at Horten regularly represents a varied client base on the full range of jurisdictional, post-M&A and contractual disputes. The ‘incredibly sharpBirgitte Frølund heads up the practice, and often acts for corporates and financial institutions in international disputes concerning insolvency and regulatory issues. Jakob Tingskov‘s area of primary focus is representing domestic and international clients in international commercial disputes and arbitration proceedings, while Christina Steen regularly represents auditors, technical advisers and auditors in disputes relating to professional and product liability claims.

Practice head(s):

Birgitte Frølund

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Birgitte Frølund is exactly the litigator you would like to have by your side – and certainly not on your opponent’s. She is able to work and think herself into very comprehensive legal material in no time and form very fine, structured court material. She is incredibly sharp in foreseeing the arguments of your opponent and a very stable ground to stand on in litigation matters.’

‘Horten’s work is highly qualified and I am very satisfied with the partner’s skills.’

Key clients

ING Bank N.V.

Allianz

Fitness World A/S

CNA Hardy, Denmark

Jyske Bank A/S

MAN Truck & Bus AG

iCan

Nordea

Work highlights

  • Representing Barclays Bank PLC in a case involving the interpretation of art. 7.2 and 8.2 of Brussels I Regulation. The case was initiated by the Danish Tax authorities against a number of international banks alleging the banks’ responsibility for loss of dividend refund tax paid to Canadian pension Fund HOOPP.
  • Representing ING Bank in all matters pertaining to the OW Bunker bankruptcy, including judication cases against the Danish estates re the bank’s claims in the estates, and representing the creditors’ committee in two of the Danish estates.
  • Representing a former employee of Danske Bank in an AML case, involving criminal investigations in Denmark and the US, and a number of civil cases in Denmark pertaining to alleged investor losses due to the AML scandal.

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 2

Andreas Christensen leads the team at Horten, which is known for assisting clients with merger control issues, distribution law, and follow-on damages claims. Christiensen is the ‘go-to partner in Denmark‘ for municipalities, and private, public, and semi-public enterprises which require advice on illegal state aid cases, public procurement mandates, and general competition matters, often appearing before the Complaints Board for Public Procurement. Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen is particularly experienced in advising on procurement design, the project management of tender procedures, and the preparation of tender documents. Associate Marie Løvbjerg‘s area of expertise lies in competition matters concerning trade organisations and fast moving consumer goods; on the state aid side, she has ‘great experience‘ in vertical block exemption regulations.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Christensen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Andreas Christensen is the go-to partner in Denmark.’

‘Andreas Christensen has very good knowledge of competition law and is very reliable.’

‘The team has good industry knowledge.’

‘Marie Løvbjerg has great experience regarding competition and unfair trading practices. She is a very good speaker and nice to work with.’

Key clients

MAN Truck & Bus AG

Danone

The City of Copenhagen

The Municipality of Aarhus

Asfaltindustrien

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique Nordic A/S

Beauté Pacifique

MLDK – Mærkevareleverandørerne

Essity Denmark

Energinet

HOFOR A/S

Sonderborg Airport

Sikkerhedsstyrelsen

Peek & Cloppenburg

The Municipality of Vordingborg

Maj Invest

Fonden Svendborg Maritime Uddannelsescenter (SMUC-foundation)

Norvestor Equity AS

Esbjerg Airport

Finance and Leasing

Lejerbo

The Norwegian Air Ambulance

The North Denmark Region

IFIRS

Work highlights

  • Advised Danone on its entry into an agreement with Royal Unibrew A/S to sell 100% of Aqua d’Or Mineral Water A/S – leading Scandinavian mineral water producer. The transaction is subject to approval from the Danish Competition Authority.
  • Advising MAN Truck & Bus AG in relation to the follow-on damage claims after the European Commission’s decision regarding the Truck Cartel.
  • Advising the North Denmark Region on all legal matters regarding procurement of commissioning services, including assistance regarding the procurement process and contractual conditions for consultancy services.

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 2

Horten‘s team of practitioners advises a varied client base on the full spectrum of issues, including distressed M&A and matters relating to non-performing loans and compulsory liquidations, in addition to representing numerous creditors in lawsuits against bankruptcy estates. Flemming Bastholm leads the practice from Aarhus, and has notable experience advising on in-court business restructurings as an administrator, while Piya Mukherjee handles numerous cross-border insolvency issues. Bo Christensen has since left the practice to join Clemens.

Practice head(s):

Flemming Bastholm

Other key lawyers:

Nicolai Dyhr; Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen; Jan Bech; Piya Mukherjee

Key clients

Arbejdernes Landsbank

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Jyske Bank

LEGO System A/S

Nordea Bank

Nykredit Bank

Ringkjøbing Landbobank

Saxo Bank

Sparekassen Sjælland

Spar Nord Bank

Sydbank A/S

The Danish National Debt Collection Agency

Sparekassen Danmark

Vestjysk Bank A/S

Vækstfonden

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London)

AGCO Finance (De Lage Landen Finance)

Work highlights

  • Advised the main creditors of Social Food Danmark A/S on the initiation of a suspension of payments, with the purpose of securing these creditors.
  • Appointed as a restructuring administrator for MPNM Byggeri ApS.
  • Appointed ‘ad hoc’ trustee on behalf of LEGO System A/S and other suppliers to TOP-TOY A/S in order to investigate potential management liability and the role of the syndicated banks and the administration of the €100m floating charge in the time leading up to the restructuring and the subsequent bankruptcy.

Denmark > Insurance Tier 2

Horten‘s team, known for its varied expertise in warranty and indemnity insurance, construction liability issues, and commercial insurance disputes, enables it to advise a diverse client base of domestic insurers and brokers. Practice head Christina Steen is a specialist in D&O liability claims, coverage issues and professional liability disputes, and often acts for auditors, executive officers and engineers with the support of attorney Ninna Thalund.

Practice head(s):

Christina Steen

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Zurich Insurance

AIG

Allianz Insurance

Allianz

CNA Hardy

QBE Insurance

HDI

Chubb

Codan

The Appeals Board of the Patient Compensation Association

Greenval Insurance

Anticimex

Covea Insurance

RSA Insurance

Sedgwick Leif Hansen

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.a

Hedvig

Work highlights

  • Advising a former board member of a Danish company on a part of the so-called “beneficial owner” group of cases.
  • Advising various national and international insurance companies regarding Danish legal and regulatory requirements for insurance activities in Denmark (IDD-rules).
  • Advising QBE Insurance on various matters relating to professional liability and D&O liability issues.

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 2

Horten’s ‘exceptionally strong‘ IP and technology practice represents an assortment of clients from the green innovation technology, media and entertainment, and branded consumer goods sectors in matters concerning unfair marketing practices and strategic counselling. Asger Heine Jensen co-heads the practice alongside Jakob Krag Nielsen. Jensen has a ‘wealth of experience‘ in advising  technology and media companies on copyright issues, particularly in relation to landmark art installations, streaming services, and computer games. The ‘outstanding‘ Nielsen is an experienced litigator with broad expertise, who often advises clients on the commercialisation of IP rights, and the strategic protection of trade secrets.

Practice head(s):

Asger Heine Jensen; Jakob Krag Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Jens Grønkjær Sjølander Pihl; Iben Schaumburg

Testimonials

‘The team stands out with its open, direct, and down to earth approach. Exceptionally strong practice and a great team.’

‘Horten’s practice differs from many in the industry in that they are proactive in their advice on new regulation and are very proactive. This ability to provide strategic advice and think out plug-and-play solutions for the benefit of their clients is what makes Horten’s practice unique.’

‘Jakob Krag Nielsen is a standout legal adviser and patent litigator. He specialises in IP strategy and is able to think one step ahead of the opposing counsel.’

‘Asger Heine Jensen is easily accessible, highly responsive and just a pleasure to deal with. He has a wealth of experience in national and international IP matters, particularly in the media industry.’

‘Jakob Krag Nielsen is an outstanding strategic adviser and litigator. He has a special ability to listen and quickly understand the issue at hand, and a pragmatic approach, always providing useful, to-the-point advice. He has extensive experience with complex patent litigation and trade mark issues.’

Key clients

Kiloo

Grand Départ Copenhagen Denmark I/S

Stellantis/Leasys

Fresenius Kabi

Lunar Bank A/S

Centrica Group

Oracle Corporation

Hexagon/Leica Geosystems Technology

Sandoz/Novartis Group

Viatris (formerly Mylan Upjohn)

City of Copenhagen

Ejendomsfonden Artcenter Spritten

Studio Tómas Saraceno GmbH

SNA Europe (Denmark)

The Danish Copyright License Tribunal

Siemens

Ascendis Pharma

Wipro limited

Pharmacosmos

Ballard Power Systems Europe

Scandion Oncology

Work highlights

  • Representing Viatris ApS in an urgent preliminary injunction case initiated by the Bayer group. The case hinges on the potential invalidity of a patent covering Bayer’s blockbuster oncology drug Nexavar.
  • Representing the City of Copenhagen in respect to the 12-month postponement of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament caused by Covid-19, as well as representing Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark 2021 I/S, an entity consisting of The City of Copenhagen, four other municipalities and the Danish Ministry of Business) regarding the hosting of the Tour de France’s extremely prestigious Grand Depart in Denmark in 2022.
  • Representing Oracle International Corporation and Oracle America inc. in court ordered searches against suspected violators of Oracle’s trade mark rights. The cases concern unlawful parallel import of trade marked IT hardware.

Denmark > Real estate and construction

Horten houses a ‘very knowledgeable‘ team of practitioners, who dispense ‘sensible and perceptive‘ advice on the structuring of commercial property transactions, the negotiation of public-private partnerships, and procurement contracts. Practice co-head Michael Neumann advises domestic and international corporates and public authorities and companies on business leases, property financing work and the VAT implications of real estate transactions. Standout co-head Niels Jørgen Oggesen often appears before the BCAB and the Danish Institute of Arbitration in disputes, and advises on the negotiation of international FIDIC contracts. Rune Halkjær Ebbesen was promoted to partner in early 2022, and handles rent-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Michael Neumann; Niels Jørgen Oggesen

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Krucov Jensen; Lars Gregersen

Testimonials

‘Horten has a very knowledgeable group of lawyers who are dedicated to their clients. They have been at an incredibly high level, both in terms of quality of legal advice, but also providing sensible and perceptive advice.’

‘Niels Jørgen Oggesen stands out. He is very knowledgeable and gives very sensible advice. He is pragmatic and very easy to work with.’

‘Thomas Krukov Jensen has a very structured approach and his drafting is clear and unambiguous. He is also a nice guy.’

Key clients

AART Architects A/S

AP Pension

AG Gruppen and Nordic Real Estate Partners joint venture

Assens Kommune

Byggeskadefonden

Circle K

Copenhagen Business School

DSB Ejendomme

Egedal Kommune

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Fors Affald Holbæk

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Furesø Kommune

Helsingør Kommune

HS Hansen A/S

Kalundborg Forsyning

Kemp & Lauritzen A/S

Københavns Kommune

Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune

M. J. Eriksson A/S

MT Højgaard A/S

Munck Gruppen A/S

Odense Kommune

PensionDanmark Pensionsforsikringsaktieselskab

PFA Ejendomme

TDC Pensionskasse

Aarhus Kommune

CATENA

Blackstone

Logicor

Worldwide Flight Services

Aviva

Standard Life

Østerbro Tømmerhandel

Capital Investment A/S

Frederiksberg Kommune

Forsikringsforbundet

Københavns Universitet

Propreco

Sampension

Linka Energy A/S

Link Arkitektur A/S

Permagreen A/S

Work highlights

  • Advising Arhus Property Denmark P/S on the development of a new city area comprising a development of residential and office space.
  • Advised TDC Pensionskasse on the sale of 225 youth residences to the German company Catella which has been authorised to purchase by a South German pension company.
  • Advised Catena AB on the sale and leaseback of two turnkey logistics properties in Horsens Denmark.

Denmark > Tax Tier 2

Horten houses a broad practice which focuses on cross-border mandates, VAT issues and tax matters concerning municipal and state-owned enterprises. Henrik Stig Lauritsen leads the team, leveraging his expertise in advising on general taxes and duties, particularly regarding the taxation of principal shareholders and ownership transfers. Thomas Booker has notable experience in real estate taxation, and frequently assists property owners with charges and disputes, often appearing before the National Tax Tribunal.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Stig Lauritsen

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Booker; Anne Becker-Christensen

Testimonials

‘Always accessible with good advice.’

Key clients

Telco Industries A/S

Bank Norwegian

Klarna Bank

DSB

Spirit Energy

Arkema

Bain & Company

Rudersdal Municipality

CopenhagenMunicipality

Cryptomathic Holding ApS

Struenseegården Holding ApS

iCON Infrastructure Partners V, L.P.

Danone

Barclays

Brockwell

Work highlights

  • Advised Telco Electronics A/S on an international restructuring spanning Gibraltar, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Malta, dispensing international tax advice to the private individuals being shareholders in the group.
  • Advising a client on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Viking Propco ApS (PropCo) from Palm Capital Ltd and Eurolog Holdco S.a.r.l.

Denmark > Capital markets Tier 3

Horten‘s team is adept in handling both debt and equity capital markets transactions for a varied client base of issuers, investors and banks. The practice most notably advises on dual listings, issuances and passporting work. Practice co-head Lise Lotte Hjerrild is known for her experience in delistings, capital raisings and IPOs, and co-head Jacob Kornerup advises domestic and global enterprises on transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Lise Lotte Hjerrild; Jacob Kornerup

Testimonials

‘Nice people who know their stuff.’

Key clients

G4S plc

Scandion Oncology A/S

5th Planet Games

Deutsche Bank

North Media A/S

The Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden)

Ardagh Group

JOOL Corporate Finance

Intertrust

BNP Paribas

Berenberg Bank

Commerzbank

Work highlights

  • Advised FTSE 100 company, G4S plc, on all EU and Danish ECM matters relating to the successful public takeover bid of approx. £5.4bn from Allied as well as subsequent delisting from Nasdaq Main Market and settlement hereof.
  • Advised a syndicate of international banks with a €3.4bn refinancing of Danish telecoms infrastructure provider TDC NET A/S following its de-merger from TDC Group.
  • Advised Danish Scandion Oncology on all matters relating to its rights emission on Nasdaq First North Sweden.

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 3

Horten‘s IP and technology practice utilises its ‘deep knowledge‘ of copyright issues to advise on publishing agreements, record contracts and event and concert agreements. Copyright expert Asger Heine Jensen co-heads the practice from Copenhagen and has a ‘wealth of experience‘ in acting for computer game developers and streaming service providers in landmark class action proceedings. Fellow co-head Jesper Madsen is based in Aarhus and has extensive expertise in advising on gaming and gambling matters, frequently assisting global gambling, computer and console games providers with compliance with domestic legislation, handling contract negotiations, and acting in dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Asger Heine Jensen; Jesper Madsen

Testimonials

‘Great team with a wealth of deep industry knowledge!’

‘Asger Heine Jensen is easily accessible and just a pleasure to deal with if you have him on your side. He has a wealth of experience in national and international IP matters, particularly in the media industry.’

Key clients

The City of Copenhagen

Grand Départ Copenhagen Denmark I/S

Labster

Reto-Moto

Kiloo

Klarborg

Fitness World

North Media A/S

Unity

Tomas Saraceno Studio GmbH

LOCA Management ApS

The Municipality of Aaarhus

Work highlights

  • Advising the City of Copenhagen on the Covid-19 related 12-month postponement of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament as well as assisting Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark 2021 I/S (an entity consisting of The City of Copenhagen, four other municipalities and the Danish Ministry of Business) with the hosting of the Tour de France’s extremely prestigious Grand Depart in Denmark in 2022.
  • Representing Ejendomsfonden Artcenter Spritten and Studio Tomás Saraceno GmbH, the world-famous artist Tómas Saraceno, in complex and comprehensive proceedings, where the firm obtained injunctive relief against a commercial real estate developer that had branded the entire area as Cloud City for a number of years.
  • Representing Kiloo in the landmark class actions filed against Kiloo, Disney and Viacom.

Greenland > Foreign firms Tier 1

The Greenland desk at Horten provides clients with advice on the full spectrum of Greenlandic issues with notable expertise in key industries including the oil and gas, infrastructure and mining sectors. Key areas of recent activity include advising on inbound investments, corporate transactions and project mandates. The group also benefits from the firm’s association with leading domestic firm, Nuna Advokater. Energy sector experts Søren Hornbæk Svendsen and Klavs Gravesen, and corporate specialist Christian Tullberg are the key contacts.

The firm: As a client with Horten, you will be in the strongest possible position in a world of ever-increasing complexity and competition. The firm goes to the heart of the matter and has the courage to tell it like it is. This does not mean that Horten skips the hard work. It is only by understanding, recognising and weighing up your options and challenges that Horten is able to turn them into definite answers.

Horten is a full-service law firm with more than 60 years’ experience and 350 employees. It relies on the firm’s solid background and many interdisciplinary areas of expertise to create results for its clients.

Areas of practice: Horten provides legal expertise within all practice areas to Danish and international business sectors. Horten is specialised within sectors characterised by strict regulation or where technological development and innovative approaches are fundamental – such as banking and finance, energy and supply, life science and healthcare, IT, technology and media, real estate, insurance and liability, as well as the public sector. The firm uses its special expertise within regulated areas proactively to solve complex problems and think innovatively.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Claus Bennetsen cbe@horten.dk +45 33344163
Capital markets Jacob Kornerup jk@horten.dk +45 33344247
Dispute Resolution Birgitte Frølund bfr@horten.dk +45 33344320
Competition Andreas Christensen ac@horten.dk +45 33344226
Company law Christian Gregersen cgr@horten.dk +45 33344312
Corporate/M&A Frans Rossen fro@horten.dk +45 33344233
Corporate criminal law Finn Schwarz fs@horten.dk +45 33344150
Employment and labour Jonas Enkegaard jen@horten.dk +45 33344174
Energy and supply Søren Hornbæk Svendsen shs@horten.dk +45 33344241
Environmental, planning and construction Henriette Soja hso@horten.dk +45 33344293
EU law and human rights Andreas Christensen ac@horten.dk +45 33344226
Fintech Lars Lüneborg lar@horten.dk +45 33344263
Funds, foundations and self-governing institutions Jim Øksnebjerg jim@horten.dk +45 33344185
Gaming and gambling Asger Heine Jensen ahj@horten.dk +45 33344387
Insolvency Piya Mukherjee pmu@horten.dk +45 33344177
Insurance and tort Christina Steen cst@horten.dk +45 33344217
Intellectual property rights Asger Heine Jensen ahj@horten.dk +45 33344387
Media and entertainment Asger Heine Jensen ahj@horten.dk +45 33344387
Procurement Andreas Christensen ac@horten.dk +45 33344226
Public-private partnerships Peter Bisgaard pbi@horten.dk +45 33344202
Purchase and sale of properties and development projects Michael Neumann mn@horten.dk +45 33344267
Regulatory Rikke Søgaard Berth rsb@horten.dk +45 33344279
Rent legislation Thomas Krucov Jensen tkj@horten.dk +4533344237
Startups Lars Lüneborg lar@horten.dk +45 33344263
State aid Andreas Christensen ac@horten.dk +45 33344226
Tax Henrik Stig Lauritsen hsl@horten.dk +45 33344549
Greenland desk Søren Hornbæk Svendsen shs@horten.dk +45 33344241
Managing Partner Finn Schwarz fs@horten.dk +45 33344150
Corporate/M&A Lise Lotte Hjerrild llh@horten.dk +45 33344147
Corporate/M&A Thomas Francis Beckett tfb@horten.dk +45 33344135
Corporate/M&A Hans Christian Pape hcp@horten.dk +45 33344210
Data Privacy and Data Protection Birgitte Toxværd bit@horten.dk +45 3334 4256
Photo Name Position Profile
Flemming Bastholm photo Mr Flemming Bastholm Flemming Bastholm is specialised within commercial law with special focus on financing…
Jan Bech photo Mr Jan Bech Partner
Claus Bennetsen photo Mr Claus Bennetsen Claus Bennetsen is specialised within banking and finance law. He has more…
Sophus Bøgeskov Christensen photo Mr Sophus Bøgeskov Christensen Sophus Bøgeskov Christensen conducts litigation and arbitration, including institutional as well as…
Thomas Booker photo Mr Thomas Booker Thomas Booker advises on Danish and international tax law, restructuring, group taxation…
Lars Carstens photo Mr Lars Carstens Lars Carstens is specialised in administrative law and municipal law and has…
Bo Christensen photo Mr Bo Christensen Partner
Andreas Christensen photo Mr Andreas Christensen Andreas Christensen is specialised in competition law, EU law, public procurement law…
Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen photo Ms Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen is specialised within procurement law and state aid. Annelouise…
Nicolai Dyhr photo Mr Nicolai Dyhr Nicolai Dyhr advises on restructuring, insolvency and general credit issues. He has…
Jonas Enkegaard photo Mr Jonas Enkegaard Jonas Enkegaard advises Danish and international enterprises, public authorities and organisations on…
Thomas Francis Beckett photo Mr Thomas Francis Beckett Thomas Francis Beckett’s practice area is M&A transactions and private equity related…
René Frisdahl Jensen photo Mr René Frisdahl Jensen René Frisdahl Jensen is specialised within energy and supply law and has…
Birgitte Frølund photo Mrs Birgitte Frølund Birgitte Frølund is specialised within complex litigation concerning commercial and/or financial matters.…
Klavs Gravesen photo Mr Klavs Gravesen Klavs Gravesen is specialised in energy law, supply law and municipal company…
Christian Gregersen photo Mr Christian Gregersen Christian Gregersen advises foundations and family-owned businesses as well as other closely…
Lars Gregersen photo Mr Lars Gregersen Lars Gregersen advises on contracts and conducts legal and arbitration proceedings especially…
Michael Gregersen photo Mr Michael Gregersen Michael Gregersen primarily advises on insolvency and finance law. He is part…
Asger Heine Jensen photo Mr Asger Heine Jensen Asger Heine Jensen has extensive experience with commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual…
Lise Lotte Hjerrild photo Mrs Lise Lotte Hjerrild Lise Lotte Hjerrild is specialised in M&A. She advises a number of…
Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen photo Mr Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen provides legal and strategic advice to Danish and international companies.…
Søren Hornbæk Svendsen photo Mr Søren Hornbæk Svendsen Søren Hornbæk Svendsen has more than 15 years’ experience working as an…
Poul Hvilsted photo Mr Poul Hvilsted Poul Hvilsted manages legal, strategic and commercial advice to Danish and international…
Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll photo Mrs Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll advises public authorities and organisations and public and…
Jacob Kornerup photo Mr Jacob Kornerup Jacob Kornerup has many years’ experience in providing legal advice to Danish…
Jakob Krag Nielsen photo Mr Jakob Krag Nielsen Partner
Thomas Krucov Jensen photo Mr Thomas Krucov Jensen Thomas Krucov Jensen primarily advises on real estate, including purchase, sale and…
Marie Løvbjerg photo Mrs Marie Løvbjerg Director, Attorney
Lars Lüneborg photo Mr Lars Lüneborg Lars Lüneborg is specialised within banking and finance law and has substantial…
Tanja Lykke Stougaard photo Mrs Tanja Lykke Stougaard Tanja Lykke Stougaard has wide experience within insolvency and finance law. Tanja…
Line Markert photo Mrs Line Markert Line Markert advises on the legal relations of municipalities, the special matters…
Piya Mukherjee photo Mrs Piya Mukherjee Piya Mukherjee is head of Horten’s insolvency and restructuring group. She is…
Michael Neumann photo Mr Michael Neumann Michael Neumann specialises in real estate and construction law. He has many…
Niels Jørgen Oggesen photo Mr Niels Jørgen Oggesen Niels Jørgen Oggesen is specialised within construction law and has more than…
Jim Øksnebjerg photo Mr Jim Øksnebjerg Jim Øksnebjerg advises on M&A, private equity, venture capital, securities law and…
Hans Christian Pape photo Mr Hans Christian Pape Hans Christian Pape advises domestic and international clients including public sector clients…
Jesper Petersen Bach photo Mr Jesper Petersen Bach Jesper Petersen Bach is specialised within procurement law and strives to facilitate…
Mikkel Primdal Kæregaard photo Mr Mikkel Primdal Kæregaard Mikkel Primdal Kæregaard advises a wide range of Danish and international companies…
Frans Rossen photo Mr Frans Rossen Frans Rossen is engaged in national and international corporate acquisitions and provides…
Finn Schwarz photo Mr Finn Schwarz Finn Schwarz is specialised in employment law, general commercial law and tort and…
Rikke Søgaard Berth photo Mrs Rikke Søgaard Berth Rikke Søgaard Berth is specialised in the special regulatory set-up applying to…
Henriette Soja photo Mrs Henriette Soja Henriette Soja has been specialising in environmental law for many years and…
Christina Steen photo Mrs Christina Steen Christina Steen has in-depth knowledge of damages and insurance in commercial disputes.…
Henrik Stig Lauritsen photo Mr Henrik Stig Lauritsen Henrik Stig Lauritsen is head of Horten’s Taxes and Duties team. He…
Nicolai Thornemann photo Mr Nicolai Thornemann Partner
Jakob Tingskov photo Mr Jakob Tingskov Jakob Tingskov is specialised in dispute resolution and litigation. He has wide…
Christian Tullberg photo Mr Christian Tullberg Christian Tullberg is specialised in general commercial law and energy law advising…
Erik Wendelboe Christiansen photo Mr Erik Wendelboe Christiansen Erik Wendelboe Christiansen advises national and international enterprises, public authorities and organisations…
Number of fee earners : 222
Number of partners : 53
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