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Denmark > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Focusing primarily on GDPR and compliance-related issues, the team at Horten advises on international transfers, internal investigations and the addition of GDPR in AI projects. Practice head Birgitte Toxværd has extensive experience advising both public authorities and the private sector, with a strong client base in the financial sector, municipalities and the energy sector. The team works closely with IP and IT partners to address issues in marketing law, whistleblower matters and the use of social media.

Practice head(s):

Birgitte Toxværd


‘We are working with the team around partner Birgitte Toxværd. The team is exceptionally thorough and detailed in its 360° evaluation of complex data protection matters and particularly skilled in considering and advising on likely public authority/government views in data protection legislation and its implementation.’

Key clients

Centrica Plc

Scandlines Danmark A/S

Dansk Energi (The Danish Energy Association)

MAP Group A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Centrica on two major issues as part of a greater litigation complex; advising on how to handle an internal investigation in Centrica in Denmark and handling data subject access requests from 23 former employees.
  • Advised Dansk Energi (the Danish Energy Association) on a nation-wide project relating to the use of energy consumption data by consumers and companies including advising on the legality of the processing of the data and the development of a model for anonymisation of the data in order to prepare data sets for publication and use by other organisations to aid development of green initiatives and products.
  • Advised MAP Group, a Danish fintech start-up, on GDPR and financial secrecy rules, helping to prepare and sharpen the business model on fraud-detection and data uses as authorisation from the Data Protection Agency is necessary for this type of business.

Denmark > Employment Tier 1

Horten‘s employment group has a broad client base that includes private companies, public institutions and large Danish municipalities. It continues to be instructed on executive liability matters, including the representation of CEOs in relation to termination procedures and summary dismissals. The group is also skilled at handling collective agreements, TUPE legislation and union issues and is also adept at handling equity cases. Thomas Christian Thune joined the team in late 2022 from Skau Reipurth.

Other key lawyers:

Finn Schwarz; Erik Wendelboe Christiansen; Thomas Christian Thune


‘The team we worked with, led by Erik Wendleboe Christiansen, were committed to our case and gave clear, strategic advice in an area of Danish law. I completely trusted their judgement and guidance throughout the pre trial prep and trial itself.’

‘Erik Wendelboe Christiansen is the most commercial employment lawyer I have met – he is fearless and exciting and confident. I trusted him completely.’

‘Legal advice is clear and good for an international audience. A go-to firm for international clients in Denmark.’

‘One of the best Danish firms, strong team, great expertise and very nice people! We have a very smooth relationship and clients can feel it.’

Key clients


Centrica PLC

Circle K

Danish Growth Fund

Discovery Networks

City of Copenhagen

Dansk Teater (Former TIO)

Euromaster A/S

The Danish Cancer Society


Bain & Company


Klarna Bank


Vink OY

Work highlights

  • Assisted Centrica with a number of employees that left Centrica Energy Trading A/S to work for Norlys Energy Trading, taking away confidential business information.
  • Advised the City of Copenhagen on all legal matters pertaining to employment law, and assisted the City with all court cases and all industrial arbitration proceedings regarding employment law.
  • Assisted iCON Infrastructure with its acquisition of the wind energy company, Wind Estate and all legal matters in connection with the transaction, including risk assessment of the deal, preparation of transaction documents, preparation of service agreements etc.

Denmark > Energy Tier 1

Horten‘s energy department is regularly involved in large-scale transactions relating to wind power, solar and biogas projects. It has a strong foothold within the Danish utilities sector, advising several major clients as well as growing its work for co-operatively held and other consumer-owned water and district heating utilities. Practice head Christian Tullberg and Søren Hornbæk Svendsen have extensive expertise in drafting energy sector contracts and handling the related regulatory matters, while René Frisdahl Jensen conducts cases before the courts and energy complaint boards. Klavs Gravesen is the key practitioner for issues relating to the government and municipalities.

Practice head(s):

Christian Tullberg

Other key lawyers:


‘Horten’s Energy team is one of the largest and most skilled teams in the field of law. The team is always available and willing to go the extra mile to find the best fit solution for any challenge we meet. The team is outstanding also by their ability to see and give strong advice on the political aspects of a complex case and to find new ways to bring the organisation through difficult challenges.’

‘Klavs Gravesen is outstanding in his approach to any challenge – legal, political or technical.’

‘René Frisdahl Jensen has great knowledge of specific and intense regulation that our organisation is subject to. He is stable and with great insight both in current regulation and new rules and practice.’

‘Line Markert has great experience in questions related to organisational subject of public organisations.’

‘Go-to team for all energy-related work. Wide range of experience and have the capacity to advise on all aspects.’

‘Christian Tullberg; He gives you everything needed to be on top. Go-to person for his advice in the energy sector. Able to cover the full scope.’

‘Horten provides top class service from its regulatory team.’

‘They respond fast and engage in an excellent dialogue with the customer.’

Key clients

Spirit Energy

iCON Infrastructure LLP


Swire Energy Services Ltd.

Neptune Energy Group Holdings Ltd.

Total Energies S.A.

LHI Group


HOFOR District Heating

Dansk Energi (Danish Energy Association)


Municipality of Slagelse

Nature Energy

Oil Gas Denmark

Vestforbrænding I/S

Aarhus AffaldVarme

The Municipality of Odense

Novafos Group



TOTAL Energies A/S

TOTAL Energies Renewables A/S

SERVIA, initiated by EWII

Regional multi-utility EWII




The Municipality of Copenhagen


N1 A/S

Statkraft AS

Lyse AS


Wintershall Netherlands B.V.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Spirit Energy Norge AS in relation to the sale of the company’s shares in the two subsidiaries, Spirit Energy Danmark ApS and Spirit Energy Petroleum AS to INEOS E&P A/S.
  • Assisted infrastructure fund iCON Infrastructure Partners with all legal aspects of its acquisition of a 95% interest in the energy company Wind Estate A/S from its previous owners.
  • Advised Danish multi utility major EWII and its wholly owned subsidiary, TREFOR Infrastruktur A/S, on all legal aspects of TREFOR’s acquisition of all shares in El-Net Øst A/S, transferring the entire power distribution grid on Bornholm to the EWII Group.

Denmark > Environment Tier 1

Horten advises on all areas of environmental regulation, including emissions and pollution work, natural resources issues, protection of the environment and planning instruments for residential, commercial and agricultural developments. The team is strong in both contentious and non-contentious work, with experienced litigator Poul Hvilsted acting on behalf of private and public sector clients before complaints boards, the courts and arbitration tribunals. Practice head Henriette Soja specialises in public law issues, especially environmental and construction law, while Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll has extensive experience advising on public infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Henriette Soja

Other key lawyers:

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


‘Experienced and with a strong focus on solutions. The team understands the nature of the organization they consult and what may be needed. Transparent and informative.’

‘Both Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll and Tue Trier Bing are pleasant to work with and precise in both written and oral. They always deliver on time.’

‘Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll is diligent at communicating complicated matters to non-lawyers and understands the importance of balancing legal risks with commercial considerations.’

Key clients

A Espersen A/S

AffaldVarme Aarhus

Argo Forsyning


Carlsberg Byen

Dania I/S

DIN Forsyning


Eniig a.m.b.a.


Lemvig Vand & Spildevand

MT Højgaard A/S

NCC Industry

Novafos A/S

Region Zealand

Roskilde Sten & Grus Aps

Solum Roskilde ApS

The Danish Construction Association

The Danish Green Investment Fund

The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR)

The Municipality of Allerød

The Municipality of Aarhus

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


Work highlights

  • Assisted HOFOR Spildevand A/S with an appeal to the Supreme Court following a High Court judgement that overruled previous judgement from the Copenhagen City Court regarding the financing of wastewater systems within city developments.
  • Represented the City of Copenhagen in a court case regarding waste charges.
  • Represented KL – Local Government Denmark (an organisation representing all 98 municipalities of Denmark) in an appeal to the Supreme Court in a case against the Danish Road Directorate, concerning a fundamental problem on the collection of payment for separate control of public road areas.

Denmark > Banking and finance Tier 2

Providing ‘high-quality legal work’, Horten‘s banking and finance team advises on all types of financing matters, regulatory issues and financial instruments. Led by Lars Lüneborg, the team is particularly skilled at handling acquisition financing work and large corporate lending matters as well as real estate and construction financings. The group is also strong in project financing matters, with the ‘outstanding’ Claus Bennetsen advising on a 39.6MW Kuslin wind park project in Poland.

Practice head(s):


‘Good knowledge of insolvency law; excellent English language capabilities; commercial attitude.’

‘High-quality legal work, pleasant to work with.’

‘Lars Lüneborg provides top-level work.’

‘Birgitte Frølund: very approachable and responsive.’

‘We have been mainly working with Claus Bennetsen, and have been very pleased with his work, as he is in our view an outstanding professional, who always gives sound and practical advice, providing real added value on the files.’

Key clients

Alcentra Ltd

Ardagh Group

Nordic Property Financing K/S

Carlsberg Byen


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

The Danish Growth Fund

Allianceplus Group

Vitol S.A.

Credit Suisse

Maj Invest Equity

Triple Nine Group

Generaxion Group

Work highlights

  • Advising the mandated lead arrangers, primarily Commerzbank, on the senior secured financing of the acquisition of Danish high-quality broadband network company, DKT A/S by German listed private equity fund, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG through its portfolio company, BTV Multimedia GmbH, as well as a refinancing the BTV Group in connection with a management buyout.
  • Acting as lead counsel to Polaris Private Equity on the financing by Capital Four of the acquisition of the Contour Group across Denmark, the US and China.
  • Assisting Nordic Property Financing with establishing a new DKK3bn Nordic property market loan fund and closing the first loan of DKK784m to an SPV sponsored by KKR, with other loans in the pipeline.

Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Advising both domestic and international clients, Horten assists with all aspects of company law and M&A transactions. It covers the full spectrum of buying and selling mandates, including structured auction processes, mergers and demergers, restructurings and ownership transitions. The energy and technology sectors are two areas of strength for the group, with Thomas Francis Beckett and Lise Lotte Hjerrild handling key mandates. Practice head Frans Rossen regularly handles legal due diligence issues and corporate acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Frans Rossen

Other key lawyers:

Lise Lotte Hjerrild; Thomas Francis Beckett; Hans Christian Pape


‘I have worked mainly with Lise Lotte Hjerrild who is a seasoned, competent M&A/commercial law lawyer.’

‘Technically very knowledgeable, good commercial mindset, swift and nice service. What more can you ask for?’

Key clients

Adelis Equity Partners


Bain & Company

Capidea Management ApS

CataCap Private Equity

Centrica Plc.

Core Equity Holdings (Malmos A/S)


Findos Investor GmBH

Fortum OYJ/ Fortum Waste Solutions

G4S plc


Maj Invest

Neptune Energy


Peek & Cloppenburg

Polaris Equity

Unity Technologies

Waterland Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised Peek & Cloppenburg group with its acquisition of the largest Danish department store chain Magasin du Nord from Debenhams.
  • Advising G4S plc on the public takeover bid process with two bidders, GardaWorld (hostile) and Allied (recommend by G4S). Advice included all relevant EU and Danish ECM legislation.
  • Assisted the private equity house Polaris with the acquisition of Contour Gruppen.

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The ‘very professional and highly qualified’ dispute resolution team at Horten specialises in complex commercial and financial disputes, often with a cross-border element. It handles all types of commercial claims, with a particular focus on post-M&A, professional liability, insolvency and regulatory disputes. Birgitte Frølund  leads the team that includes Jakob Tingskov and the ‘highly skilled’ Christina Steen.

Practice head(s):

Birgitte Frølund

Other key lawyers:


‘A very professional and highly qualified team.’

‘Christina Steen is a welcoming, professional and highly skilled lawyer who always provides high qualified counselling.’

‘We are working with the dispute resolution team around Birgitte Frølund. Birgitte and her team bring all the personality and knowledge you would expect of a highly recommendable dispute resolution team: exceptional knowledge in material and procedural law, a clear eye for even the most minimal details and a lot of personal stamina. You will never feel left alone when you choose Birgitte and her team as your dispute representative.’

Key clients

ING Bank N.V.

Fortum Waste Solutions A/S


Fitness World A/S

Centrica Energy Trading A/S

CNA Hardy, Denmark

Jyske Bank A/S

MAN Truck & Bus AG

Gable Insurance AG

Work highlights

  • Representing Gable Insurance AG, Lichenstein, in multi-party litigation instigated by the Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-life Insurers.
  • Assisting MAN Truck & Bus AG in relation to the follow-on damage claims after the European Commission’s decision regarding the Truck Cartel.
  • Represented the global financial institution ING Bank in court cases pertaining to the O.W. Bunker bankruptcy estates.

Denmark > EU, competition and public procurement Tier 2

Horten‘s strengths include handling follow-on damage claims, merger control work and infringement investigations. The team is also strong in distribution and competition law matters, advising both private and publicly owned companies and authorities. On the public procurement and state aid side, the group advises several Danish municipalities and is particularly adept at handling issues within the sport, aviation, environment and energy sectors. Practice head Andreas Christensen is a prominent public procurement practitioner, handling several cases before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement. Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen  and Marie Løvbjerg are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Christensen

Other key lawyers:

Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen; Peter Gregersen; Marie Løvbjerg


‘Horten has great competence in regards to competition for FMCG and they stand out in Denmark in regards to their experience in the new rules regarding unfair trading practices.’

‘Marie Løvbjerg has excellent industry knowledge for FMCG, is pragmatic, a good speaker and nice to work with.’

‘Horten is a young and very dynamic firm. It communicates very well, with efficient use of social media. In this field of the law, we turn very regularly to this team.’

‘The team is very communicative and is a pleasant partner to work with. Our main contacts are Andreas Christensen and Marie Løvjberg.’

Key clients

MAN Truck & Bus AG

The Municipality of Aarhus


Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique Nordic A/S

The City of Copenhagen

MLDK – Mærkevareleverandørerne

Essity Denmark


Sonderborg Airport


Sikkerhedsstyrelsen (the Danish Safety Technology Authority)

Peek & Cloppenburg


The Municipality of Vordingborg

Maj Invest

Fonden Svendborg Maritime Uddannelsescenter

Work highlights

  • Advised MAN Truck & Bus AG in relation to the follow-on damage claims after the European Commission’s decision regarding the Truck Cartel.
  • Advised Peek & Cloppenburg on the acquisition of Denmark’s largest chain of department stores, Magasin du Nord.
  • Advised MLDK on all matters regarding competition law, compliance and legal aspects within policy and lobbying.

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 2

Horten‘s restructuring and insolvency team specialises in creditor representation, distressed M&A and non-performing loans, compulsory liquidations and bankruptcies. Members of the team are regularly appointed as trustees of the bankrupt estates of businesses, often at the request of the Debt Collection Agency. Led by Piya Mukherjee, the team has extensive experience as administrators of in-court and out-of-court restructurings in Denmark; Mukherjee also handles issues relating to insolvency practitioner rights in insolvencies. Bo Christensen represents creditors in litigation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Piya Mukherjee

Other key lawyers:

Bo Christensen; Nicolai Dyhr; Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen; Jan Bech; Flemming Bastholm


‘Very acquisitive team and good at positioning themselves in many cases.’

‘Bo Christensen is one of the best in the business. He gets things done in a fast, effective and pragmatic way.’

‘The team is highly responsive and always with a positive and pragmatic touch on deliveries.’

‘Flemming Bastholm is extremely likeable and to the point – not trying to make complicated matters more complicated, however, always seeking a solution.’

‘Horten possesses a number of unique competencies that we can use in connection with companies that are in crisis and where we prioritise developing the companies into healthy companies, but where we can end up in bankruptcy and thereby improve the bank’s position.’

‘The partners we work with have the qualifications to find the good solutions that benefit both the bank and the customer. It is also important that the lawyer can enter into a cross-cutting collaboration between bank, client and adviser.’

‘They are very competent, experienced and have an international understanding that helps deliver great service.’

‘Jan Bech is just a great lawyer and very user friendly.’

Key clients

Arbejdernes Landsbank

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Gable Insurance AG in bankruptcy

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


Vestjysk Bank A/S

Vækstfonden (the Danish Growth Fund)

Work highlights

  • Appointed as ad hoc trustee on behalf of LEGO System A/S and other suppliers to TOP-TOY A/S, the largest chain of toy stores in Scandinavia and Germany, to investigate potential management liability and the role of the syndicated banks as well as the administration of the €100m floating charge prior to the bankruptcy of TOP-TOY.
  • Advising a consortium of secured lenders in respect to the renegotiation of the facility to an international group in the aviation sector.
  • Advising an international energy and commodity trading company in respect of a secured loan to a Danish sector company, safeguarding security structure and lender risks in insolvency scenarios.

Denmark > Insurance Tier 2

Horten provides a full-service insurance offering, handling both contentious and non-contentious work for major insurers and brokers in the Danish market. The team has a particular focus on commercial insurance disputes, often with cross-border elements. The ‘very talented’ Christina Steen heads up the practice and specialises in professional liability insurance and matters pertaining to the liability of executives and board members.

Practice head(s):

Christina Steen


‘The team is high qualified within insurance. They always provide concrete and useful advice at a very high level.’

‘Christina Steen is very talented and has many years of experience within insurance. She always provides excellent and usable counselling.’

‘Unique expertise in insurance issues, especially regulatory. Very few law firms offer insurance law advice. Horten is able to provide such services in even the most complicated matters.’

‘The main qualities of the team are availability, reactivity, very good communication. Advice, risk analysis and follow-up of the case given were of an excellent quality. It was highly appreciated.’

Key clients

Zurich Insurance


Allianz Insurance


CNA Hardy

QBE Insurance



Willis Towers Watson

RiskPoint A/S


Gable Insurance AG

The Appeals Board of the Patient Compensation Association

Greenval Insurance



Covea Insurance

RSA Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advising Allianz on various product liability matters.
  • Representing a former board member of a Danish company in a case, which is part of the so-called “beneficial owner” group of cases.
  • Advising various national and international insurance companies on Danish legal and regulatory requirements for insurance activities in Denmark.

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Real estate transactions form a major part of Horten‘s practice, advising on the purchase, sale and financing of commercial properties and the establishment of property funds. The team also has extensive experience in the area of business lease law. On the construction side, the group handles all aspects of the construction process and is also adept at handling contentious matters. Led by Michael Neumann and Niels Jørgen Oggesen, the team advises both Danish and international companies, with the latter representing clients before the Building and Construction Arbitration Board and The Danish Institute of Arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Michael Neumann; Niels Jørgen Oggesen

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Krucov Jensen; Lars Gregersen


‘I consider Horten, and especially our primary lawyers, to be among the best within their field. They give very precise and to-the-point advice. The tone is informal and fits very well with the culture, represented in our company.’

‘Thomas Krucow Jensen always delivers a flawless and very well-prepared piece of work. Thomas has a wide knowledge within real estate and is a very loyal lawyer who has a great understanding of our business.’

‘Horten provides advice and assistance with a high degree of insight into legal matters relevant to the construction industry.’

‘Niels Jørgen Oggesen is very responsive and commercial and has great market and knowledge of the construction industry in Denmark. He is very good at breaking down complex matters into digestible forms. He is highly skilled, very knowledgeable and understands clients’ needs.’

‘Excellent in getting in the client’s place to make not only legal but also business considerations.’

‘Horten provides a wide range of legal services in the real estate area. Horten clearly has a highly skilled team and provides qualified advice concerning legal compliance and practical solutions respectively.’

‘Michael Neumann and his associate are a good team with very reasonable fees and a good commercial mindset.’

Key clients

AART Architects A/S

AP Pension

ArkitektGruppen and Nordic Real Estate Partners

Assens Kommune


Byggeskadefonden vedrørend Bygningsfornyelse

Circle K

Copenhagen Business School

DSB Ejendomme

Egedal Kommune

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

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

TopDanmark Ejendom

TDC Pensionskasse

Aarhus Kommune

Work highlights

  • Acting as legal adviser to Arhus Property Denmark P/S regarding the development of a new city area comprising of a development of more than 70,000m2 residential and office space.
  • Acted as legal adviser to DSB Ejendomsudvikling A/S regarding entering into a joint venture with the Danish pension fund Danica Pension regarding the development and construction of a property containing 25,000m2 for social accommodation, student accommodation, rental accommodation and office space in a new development area in central Copenhagen.
  • Assisted Novafos A/S with establishing a new waste water treatment plant for five municipalities.

Denmark > Tax Tier 2

Horten is known for its expertise in various tax law issues, with particular strength in the modelling and implementation of employee share schemes, cross-border taxation issues, M&A tax and tax disputes. Practice head Henrik Stig Lauritsen specialises in incentive programmes, the relocation of employees and general corporate tax, while Thomas Booker leads on real estate tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Stig Lauritsen

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Booker; Anne Becker-Christensen


‘Network and interconnectedness in the Danish and Nordic M&A market and industry.’

‘Competence and responsiveness – Henrik Sig Lauritsen.’

‘Thomas Booker – expert-knowledge in the field of property tax. Understanding for the customer, availability and engagement of the partners.’

Key clients

Telco Industries A/S

Bank Norwegian

Klarna Bank


Spirit Energy


Bain & Company


Rudersdal Municipality/Copenhagen Municipality


Work highlights

  • Acting as adviser to G4S Plc in respect to its investigation into the possibility that it could separate its cash solution business from the rest of the group and in particular also in connection with its de-listing from Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen.
  • Provided tax advice to Barclays with respect to its equity financing business.
  • Assisted the sellers in connection with the disposal of Humio Ltd.

Denmark > Capital markets Tier 3

Horten ‘always go the extra mile for the client’, acting for a roster of issuers, banks and investors. The team has an international focus and is adept at handling dual listings, passporting and issuances with convenience listings; it also has a strong practice in real estate bonds. Lise Lotte Hjerrild and Jacob Kornerup jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Lise Lotte Hjerrild; Jacob Kornerup


‘Lise-Lotte is well known in the market and she runs a good team.’

‘Lise Lotte Hjerrild and her team have a very professional, pragmatic and collaborative way of working. Most importantly, they understand what matters to General Counsels and in-house legal teams, which is so rare to come by (still) in private practice. They embrace diversity in its fullest meaning, in the way they approach a matter and consider all angles, using cognitive diversity, recognising cultural differences.’

‘The support received is first class. Pragmatic solutions and a can do approach. They always go the extra mile for the client and are very responsive and adaptable to other business cultures and approaches.’

Key clients

G4S plc

5th Planet Games

Deutsche Bank

The Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden)

Ardagh Group

JOOL Corporate Finance


BNP Paribas

Berenberg Bank


Work highlights

  • Advising FTSE 100 company, G4S plc, on the public takeover bid process with two bidders, GardaWorld (hostile) and Allied (recommend by G4S). Advice included all relevant EU and Danish ECM legislation, including NASDAQ Nordic Issuer Rules and also conducted the delisting of G4S on NASDAQ.
  • Advising The Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden), which is the Kingdom of Denmark’s investment fund for SMB, on all capital market matters.
  • Advised the Danish company 5th Planet Games, in connection with the negotiation of the US investor Skybound Studio Games inc.’s contemplated takeover of the control of 5th Planet Games by way of a directed share issuance on Euronext Oslo, Norway.

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 3

Horten‘s IP and technology group is jointly led by Asger Heine Jensen and Jakob Krag Nielsen. It has expertise across patents, trade marks and copyright issues, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters. The group is particularly strong in litigation, with Jensen and Nielsen having extensive experience in this area; the latter also advises on the commercialisation of IP rights and the implementation of IP strategies. Jens Grønkjær Sjølander Pihl‘s arrival in April 2021 has bolstered the team’s offering in licensing and IP matters relating to IT law.

Practice head(s):

Asger Heine Jensen; Jakob Krag Nielsen

Other key lawyers:


‘Horten is a well-reputed law firm, not least regarding Intellectual property disputes in the Life Sciences/Biotech area. Clients will find themselves very well received at Hortens, and their cases discussed at a high level of comprehension and attention to the tricky points.’

‘Jakob Krag Nielsen: Jakob is extremely experienced and skilled within the area of all IP matters and IP litigation. His approach is very strategic, which enables him to be proactive and always a step ahead even in the most complex litigation. It a clear from working with Jakob that he is genuinely invested in his cases and clients.’

‘Iben Schaumburg: Iben is a very skilled and hardworking attorney. She has a great understanding of both legal and technical aspects and her communicative skills are highly valued when working with her in a team. She is always ready to step in at short notice and brings a great energy to the team.’

‘One aspect that makes Horten’s IP team, including Jakob, particularly nice to work with is that you as the client always feel safe that the advice you are given fits the commercial reality you are facing. Also impressive is Horten’s ability to handle assignments that involve multiple disciplines – which is usually needed in the brave new world of artificial intelligence and big data.’

‘A team with great competencies.’

‘We have a long history of working with Asger Heine Jensen. Asger is very professional, and always very thorough. I always have complete trust in what is being delivered by Asger.’

Key clients


City of Copenhagen (Municipality of Copenhagen)


Fresenius Kabi




Kelsen Group

Scandic Hotel

Mylan Upjohn, now Viatris

Brugg Rohrsystem AG

Work highlights

  • Represented Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH in a multi-venue multi-patent litigation complex involving rights to biosimilar versions of the medicinal product Humira.
  • Represented Brugg Rohrsystem AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of energy saving equipment, including insulated pipes, in patent litigation against another world leading supplier of the same kind of equipment.
  • Represented the City of Copenhagen in respect to the Covid-19 12-month postponement of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament, as well as advising Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark 2021 I/S, an entity consisting of The City of Copenhagen, four other municipalities and the Danish Ministry of Business, on hosting the Tour de France’s extremely prestigious Grand Depart in Denmark in 2022.

Denmark > Media and entertainment Tier 3

Horten advises on the full range of media and entertainment issues, with a particular specialism in internet-based distribution forms; the team assists clients with the negotiation of distribution and licence agreements as well as advising on the legal challenges in connection with e-books. It has also expertise in social media matters and the online gaming market. Litigator and IP expert Asger Heine Jensen heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Asger Heine Jensen


‘Skills and experience within our area of business is rock solid.’

‘Asger H. Jensen is professional, strategically solid, with national and international experience. A one-man-army of its own. Having him along with you gives the back-up one can dream of.’

‘Hands-on advice by a great team!’

Key clients

Fitness World

Wunderman Thompson


Discovery Communications

North Media A/S

The City of Copenhagen

Facebook, Inc.






Work highlights

  • Represented Ejendomsfonden Spritten and the world-renowned artist Tómas Saraceno regarding his creation of a monumental art work in his Cloud City universe and obtained injunctive relief against commercial exploitation of the Cloud City brand.
  • Assisted Kiloo with strategic advice and instructing local counsel in the landmark class actions filed against Kiloo, Disney and Viacom last year (pending before the United States District Court, Northern District of California).
  • Represented the City of Copenhagen in respect to the 12-month postponement of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament, as well as advising Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark 2021 I/S, an entity consisting of The City of Copenhagen, four other municipalities and the Danish Ministry of Business, on hosting the Tour de France’s extremely prestigious Grand Depart in Denmark in 2021.

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.

Banking and finance Claus Bennetsencbe@horten.dk+45 33344163
Capital markets Jacob Kornerupjk@horten.dk+45 33344247
Dispute Resolution Birgitte Frølundbfr@horten.dk+45 33344320
Competition Andreas Christensenac@horten.dk+45 33344226
Company law Christian Gregersencgr@horten.dk+45 33344312
Corporate/M&A Frans Rossenfro@horten.dk+45 33344233
Corporate criminal law Finn Schwarzfs@horten.dk+45 33344150
Employment and labour Jonas Enkegaardjen@horten.dk+45 33344174
Energy and supply Søren Hornbæk Svendsenshs@horten.dk+45 33344241
Environmental, planning and construction Henriette Sojahso@horten.dk+45 33344293
EU law and human rights Andreas Christensenac@horten.dk+45 33344226
Fintech Lars Lüneborglar@horten.dk+45 33344263
Funds, foundations and self-governing institutions Jim Øksnebjergjim@horten.dk+45 33344185
Gaming and gambling Asger Heine Jensenahj@horten.dk+45 33344387
Insolvency Piya Mukherjeepmu@horten.dk+45 33344177
Insurance and tort Christina Steencst@horten.dk+45 33344217
Intellectual property rights Asger Heine Jensenahj@horten.dk+45 33344387
Media and entertainment Asger Heine Jensenahj@horten.dk+45 33344387
Procurement Andreas Christensenac@horten.dk+45 33344226
Public-private partnerships Peter Bisgaardpbi@horten.dk+45 33344202
Purchase and sale of properties and development projects Michael Neumannmn@horten.dk+45 33344267
Regulatory Rikke Søgaard Berthrsb@horten.dk+45 33344279
Rent legislation Thomas Krucov Jensentkj@horten.dk+4533344237
Startups Lars Lüneborglar@horten.dk+45 33344263
State aid Andreas Christensenac@horten.dk+45 33344226
Tax Henrik Stig Lauritsenhsl@horten.dk+45 33344549
Greenland desk Søren Hornbæk Svendsenshs@horten.dk+45 33344241
Managing Partner Finn Schwarzfs@horten.dk+45 33344150
Corporate/M&A Lise Lotte Hjerrildllh@horten.dk+45 33344147
Corporate/M&A Thomas Francis Becketttfb@horten.dk+45 33344135
Corporate/M&A Hans Christian Papehcp@horten.dk+45 33344210
Data Privacy and Data Protection Birgitte Toxværdbit@horten.dk+45 3334 4256
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Jan Bech photoMr Jan BechPartner
Claus Bennetsen photoMr Claus BennetsenClaus Bennetsen is specialised within banking and finance law. He has more…
Thomas Booker photoMr Thomas BookerThomas Booker advises on Danish and international tax law, restructuring, group taxation…
Sophus Bøgeskov Christensen photoMr Sophus Bøgeskov ChristensenSophus Bøgeskov Christensen conducts litigation and arbitration, including institutional as well as…
Lars Carstens photoMr Lars CarstensLars Carstens is specialised in administrative law and municipal law and has…
Bo Christensen photoMr Bo ChristensenPartner
Andreas Christensen photoMr Andreas ChristensenAndreas Christensen is specialised in competition law, EU law, public procurement law…
Annelouise Dalgaard Pedersen photoMs Annelouise Dalgaard PedersenAnnelouise Dalgaard Pedersen is specialised within procurement law and state aid. Annelouise…
Nicolai Dyhr photoMr Nicolai DyhrNicolai Dyhr advises on restructuring, insolvency and general credit issues. He has…
Jonas Enkegaard photoMr Jonas EnkegaardJonas Enkegaard advises Danish and international enterprises, public authorities and organisations on…
Thomas Francis Beckett photoMr Thomas Francis BeckettThomas Francis Beckett’s practice area is M&A transactions and private equity related…
René Frisdahl Jensen photoMr René Frisdahl JensenRené Frisdahl Jensen is specialised within energy and supply law and has…
Birgitte Frølund photoMrs Birgitte FrølundBirgitte Frølund is specialised within complex litigation concerning commercial and/or financial matters.…
Klavs Gravesen photoMr Klavs GravesenKlavs Gravesen is specialised in energy law, supply law and municipal company…
Christian Gregersen photoMr Christian GregersenChristian Gregersen advises foundations and family-owned businesses as well as other closely…
Lars Gregersen photoMr Lars GregersenLars Gregersen advises on contracts and conducts legal and arbitration proceedings especially…
Michael Gregersen photoMr Michael GregersenMichael Gregersen primarily advises on insolvency and finance law. He is part…
Asger Heine Jensen photoMr Asger Heine JensenAsger Heine Jensen has extensive experience with commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual…
Lise Lotte Hjerrild photoMrs Lise Lotte HjerrildLise Lotte Hjerrild is specialised in M&A. She advises a number of…
Ulrik Holsted-Sandgreen photoMr Ulrik Holsted-SandgreenUlrik Holsted-Sandgreen provides legal and strategic advice to Danish and international companies.…
Søren Hornbæk Svendsen photoMr Søren Hornbæk SvendsenSøren Hornbæk Svendsen has more than 15 years’ experience working as an…
Poul Hvilsted photoMr Poul HvilstedPoul Hvilsted manages legal, strategic and commercial advice to Danish and international…
Anne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll photoMrs Anne Sophie Kierkegaard VilsbøllAnne Sophie Kierkegaard Vilsbøll advises public authorities and organisations and public and…
Jacob Kornerup photoMr Jacob KornerupJacob Kornerup has many years’ experience in providing legal advice to Danish…
Jakob Krag Nielsen photoMr Jakob Krag NielsenPartner
Thomas Krucov Jensen photoMr Thomas Krucov JensenThomas Krucov Jensen primarily advises on real estate, including purchase, sale and…
Lars Lüneborg photoMr Lars LüneborgLars Lüneborg is specialised within banking and finance law and has substantial…
Tanja Lykke Stougaard photoMrs Tanja Lykke StougaardTanja Lykke Stougaard has wide experience within insolvency and finance law. Tanja…
Marie Løvbjerg photoMrs Marie LøvbjergDirector, Attorney
Line Markert photoMrs Line MarkertLine Markert advises on the legal relations of municipalities, the special matters…
Piya Mukherjee photoMrs Piya MukherjeePiya Mukherjee is head of Horten’s insolvency and restructuring group. She is…
Michael Neumann photoMr Michael NeumannMichael Neumann specialises in real estate and construction law. He has many…
Niels Jørgen Oggesen photoMr Niels Jørgen OggesenNiels Jørgen Oggesen is specialised within construction law and has more than…
Hans Christian Pape photoMr Hans Christian PapeHans Christian Pape advises domestic and international clients including public sector clients…
Jesper Petersen Bach photoMr Jesper Petersen BachJesper Petersen Bach is specialised within procurement law and strives to facilitate…
Mikkel Primdal Kæregaard photoMr Mikkel Primdal KæregaardMikkel Primdal Kæregaard advises a wide range of Danish and international companies…
Frans Rossen photoMr Frans RossenFrans Rossen is engaged in national and international corporate acquisitions and provides…
Finn Schwarz photoMr Finn SchwarzFinn Schwarz is specialised in employment law, general commercial law and tort and…
Henriette Soja photoMrs Henriette SojaHenriette Soja has been specialising in environmental law for many years and…
Christina Steen photoMrs Christina SteenChristina Steen has in-depth knowledge of damages and insurance in commercial disputes.…
Henrik Stig Lauritsen photoMr Henrik Stig LauritsenHenrik Stig Lauritsen is head of Horten’s Taxes and Duties team. He…
Rikke Søgaard Berth photoMrs Rikke Søgaard BerthRikke Søgaard Berth is specialised in the special regulatory set-up applying to…
Nicolai Thornemann photoMr Nicolai ThornemannPartner
Jakob Tingskov photoMr Jakob TingskovJakob Tingskov is specialised in dispute resolution and litigation. He has wide…
Birgitte Toxværd photoMrs Birgitte ToxværdPartner
Christian Tullberg photoMr Christian TullbergChristian Tullberg is specialised in general commercial law and energy law advising…
Erik Wendelboe Christiansen photoMr Erik Wendelboe ChristiansenErik Wendelboe Christiansen advises national and international enterprises, public authorities and organisations…
Jim Øksnebjerg photoMr Jim ØksnebjergJim Øksnebjerg advises on M&A, private equity, venture capital, securities law and…
Number of fee earners : 222
Number of partners : 53
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