Regulatory Denmark

Overview

Constitution

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is a limited partnership formed under Danish Law, with the CVR no 35 14 45 01.

Regulatory authority

The regulatory authority in Denmark is the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society (Advokatsamfundet).

Professional titles and jurisdiction

Attorneys active in Denmark with the title “Advokat” are members of the Danish Bar Association and are subject to the Code of Conduct issued by the Danish Bar Association, which is available at www.advokatsamfundet.dk.

Our attorneys have been licensed by the Danish Ministry of Justice and are members of the Danish Bar and Law Society (Advokatsamfundet). From time to time, we also employ persons who are licensed to practise law in other EU countries. These persons are registered with the Danish Bar and Law Society and practise law in Denmark on the basis of their foreign titles.

Professional regulations

Advokatrådet has issued a Code of Conduct (de AdvokatetiskeRegler) setting out the Danish legal profession's requirements for Danish attorneys practising law as regards their professional standards and business ethics.

As Danish attorneys we are subject to the provisions on attorneys of the Danish Administration of Justice Act (retsplejeloven), including the supervisory and disciplinary system of the Danish Bar and Law Society, and the provisions on professional conduct for attorneys (Reglerneom god advokatskik); see section 126 of the Administration of Justice Act. Moreover, the Code of Conduct for the Danish Bar and Law Society applies. The Code lays down requirements for attorneys' professional standard and ethics. We refer to the Danish Bar and Law Society's website www.advokatsamfundet.dk.

Value Added Tax

Denmark 35 14 45 01.

Conflicts of interest

In accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society and our internal rules, we will examine whether there is a conflict of interest or loyalty before taking on a client and/or matter.

Insurance

We have taken out a liability insurance and provided a guarantee in accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society. The liability insurance covers any legal assistance irrespective of where such assistance is provided. The partners and staff who are not licensed to practise law are also covered by our liability insurance. The name and contact details of our primary insurer are AIG Europe Ltd., Kalvebod Brygge 45, 1560 Copenhagen V, Denmark, CVR no. 34 61 76 94.

General terms of business

Any dispute relating to our legal services will be resolved according to our general terms of business or any engagement letter entered into with the client. Our terms of business are available in English (click here to download the PDF version) and in Danish (click here to download the PDF version).

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab complies with the Code of Conduct for the Danish Bar and Law Society (de advokatetiskeregler).

The Code of Conduct for the Danish Bar and Law Society in force are available at the website of the Danish Bar and Law Society – www.advokatsamfundet.dk.