UNIVERSADVOKATER's partners have several decades of experience in international practice covering the full spectrum from day-to-day cross border business to multi-million dollar projects and dispute resolution.
UNIVERSADVOKATER has a unique and close personal network of lawyers in excellent law firms throughout the world.
Our commercial real estate team can advise and support you with:
- Acquisitions and sales
- Asset management
- Property litigation
- Development and construction
- Planning law
- Environmental issues
Our approach is both pragmatic and innovative. We use our experience as well as our creativity to provide strategic advice which will help you find practical solutions to your corporate challenges and assist you to achieve your objectives.
Our corporate team can advise and support you with:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Due diligence
- Corporate restructuring
- Private equity transactions
- General corporate advisory
- Company secretarial work.
If you need Danish legal advice on a family law or private matter, our team will be happy to assist you and ensure that you receive the support and guidance you need.
Send an email to email@example.com with a short description of the matter you would like advice about, and one of our private client team will give you a call. We are always happy to have a preliminary discussion at no charge.
Our team can advise and support you with:
- Wills and inheritance matters
- Family law, including nuptial agreements
- Division of assets
- Danish summerhouse law and recreational use compliance
Ruth Caddock Hansen, der koordinerer UNIVERSADVOKATERs internationale aktiviteter, er englænder, men behersker efter mange år i Danmark dansk som en indfødt. Ruth er såvel dansk advokat som solicitor (England og Wales)..
Kontakt Ruth på 89 34 35 03 eller firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the 25th of January 2022 the Danish Tax Assessment Council ruled that a person working as a courier for a digital gig platform should be classified as an employee and not as self-employed.
The Council identified the following factors as being decisive in coming to this conclusion:
- the digital gig platform had considerable power of instruction over the courier, and had laid down several general and specific instructions for the performance of the work,
- the courier did not incur expenses over and above what would be normal for an employment relationship, and did not assume an independent financial risk, and
- the relationship had a continuous character, with remuneration paid periodically.
This decision will not have a direct effect on third parties who were not a party to the decision, but the decision does provide important insight into how the Danish tax authorities will assess similar cases in the future. For the digital gig platform involved and for other similar service providers in Denmark, the decision will doubtless prompt a reassessment of the employment status of their workers. If the employment status of workers changes and they become employees, the companies will have to withhold part of the employees pay and pay their tax to the tax authority. Employee status would also mean that workers would be entitled to employment rights such as paid leave, working time regulations, occupational health and safety protection, and collective bargaining etc.
This is an area which is currently the subject of high-level debate and focus for the EU. Just before the Danish Tax Assessment Council published its decision, a new proposal for an EU directive on improving working conditions for gig platform workers was submitted by the EU Commission.
The Legal Notice page is in the Danish language, but you may use the translation tool on the page's top menu to translate the page into a language of your own choice.
Please note that translations may be inaccurate. In case of any difference in meaning between the Danish language original version and any translation thereof, the Danish language original version shall be applicable.
We offer a wide range of dispute resolution services and are experienced in assisting our clients with negotiations, mediations, arbitration, litigation, and multi-party proceedings as well as appellate proceedings in many different areas of the law, such as commercial property disputes, construction disputes, corporate & shareholder disputes, debt recovery, employment disputes (including claims of discrimination), intellectual property disputes and IT disputes.
We represent clients in regulatory inquiries and enforcement proceedings as well as related civil disputes and litigation. We are also experienced in advising clients on the wider risk and public relations issues that are often involved in commercial disputes.
Our team can advise and support you with:
- Drafting data protection policies, including incident response policies.
- Navigating the restrictions on collection and use of consumer information.
- Consumer engagement activities such as marketing and advertising
- Training on how to handle a data breach, and assistance with actual data incidents and breaches.
- Regulatory compliance advice including compliance assessment and remediation.
We can provide you with pragmatic, business-oriented advice and assist with all manner of employment law related queries, such as:
- Contracts including employment contracts, director contracts and consultancy agreements
- Employee incentives
- Change management including workforce reduction, collective redundancies, changes to existing terms and conditions and exit negotiations for senior employees
- Diversity and equality issues
- Confidentiality issues including restrictive covenants and business protection
- Sick leave issues including assistance with the Danish 120 day rule
- Working environment rules and requirements
- International recruitment including posting workers internationally and hiring foreign workers into Denmark
- Discrimination cases
Our team can advise and support you with:
- Strategies for IP protection
- Intellectual property registrations
- Marketing law
- Competition law
- Protecting trade secrets
- Domain name issues
- Intellectual Property disputes
- Negotiating and drafting agreements, such as licence agreements, transfer agreements, joint venture agreements, distribution agreements and IT contracts.
UNIVERSADVOKATER arbejder med et stort antal fagområder. Kun enkelte af fagområderne har deres egen hjemmeside.
Following public consultation, the EDPB adopted a final version of the Guidelines on examples regarding data breach notifications. These guidelines complement the Article 29 Working Party guidance on data breach notification by introducing more practice orientated guidance and recommendations. They aim to help data controllers respond to personal data breaches and comply with their notification obligations under the GDPR.
Breaches should be notified when the data controller is of the opinion that it is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of the data subject, and the guidelines provide case studies to help data controllers and processors perform a risk assessment when they become aware of the breach.
Case studies include incidents involving ransomware attacks, data exfiltration attacks, human error and lost devices and documents. The scenarios and recommended steps to be followed are based on the collected experiences of various EEA supervisory authorities amidst a rising volume of cyber-attacks and other data breach incidents.
When dealing with a partner from a different country, it is always a good idea to keep in mind that there may be specific formal requirements that must be complied with in the country where your partner is established.
This applies when a Danish company does business with a German partner. For example, when entering into a contract with a German partner it is important to note that not every form of contract is legally binding in Germany.
Section 126 of the German Civil Code states that if the written form is prescribed by an applicable law, the physical document must be signed by the issuer himself with a wet signature.
Conversely, this means that the written form can be replaced by the electronic form if the law does not state otherwise.
Its also worth noting that invoices, orders, cancellations and direct debit authorizations can be received digitally in Germany.
Contact Ruth Caddock Hansen at email@example.com if you would like assistance with your international contracts.