Under clause 3.3 of the Danish Bar and Law Society's Code of Conduct, the following information is required to be given to clients.
The lawyers are licensed to practice law by the Danish Ministry
of Justice and are registered with and members of the Danish Bar
and Law Society.
Eskil Nielsen Law Firm:
- is registered under CVR/VAT no 13 74 01 94
- is a sole practice.
The Law Firm is covered by professional liability insurance and
has provided a guarantee in accordance with the rules of the Danish
Bar and Law Society. Our liability insurance covers any legal
practice, regardless of where the practice is being
The Law Firm's liability insurance and guarantee have been taken out with Codan Forsikring A/S, Gammel Kongevej 60, 1790 København V.
All client funds entrusted to Eskil Nielsen Law Firm are administrered pursuant to the Danish Bar and Law Society's (Advokatsamfundet) provisions on client accounts. Client funds are deposited with Danske Bank.
Eskil Nielsen Law Firm is not liable for client funds deposited with our bank in the event that the bank in question becomes distressed. Client funds deposited on client accounts with our bank are subject to the general rules on deposit guarantees and are thus subject to a general limitation of EUR 100,000 per covering all accounts held by the client with the bank in question. Eskil Nielsen Law Firm will unless otherwise agreed with the client use its normal banking relationships. Information about the banks we use can be obtained by contacting Eskil Nielsen.
Provisions on money laundering
As a law firm, Eskil Nielsen Law Firm is subject to the Danish Act on precautionary measures for the prevention of money laundering and funding of terrorism.
In case your matter is subject to this act, we are under an obligation to inform you and obtain identity information and documentation.
Under the provisions on money laundering we are in certain situations required to notify the Danish Bar and Law Society and the State Prosecutor for Special Financial and International Criminal Activities in case of suspicion of a transaction, financial means or an activity has or have had connection with money laundering or financing of terrorism.
Terms of Business
The Terms of Business govern the basis upon which the Law Firm provides legal services. Click here to see our Terms of Business.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Any dispute about the Law Firm's advice is subject to Danish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Danish Courts.
Public Legal Aid or Legal Expenses Insurance
When the Law Firm accepts an assignment on behalf of a client, we determine whether public legal aid or legal expenses insurance is available under applicable laws or the client's insurance policy. If our fee is to be paid out of public funds or by an insurance company, on a running or final basis, the client will be advised of the principles for determining the fee, etc.
Ethical Professional Conduct Rules
All Danish lawyers are subject to the legal ethics rules, cf.
article 126 of the Danish Administration of Justice Act
The ethical professional conduct rules include
- Non-disclosure Obligations: Lawyers and their employees are required to treat information received in the course of their work confidentially
- Conflicts of Interest Rules: Circumstances of conflicting interests in which a lawyer may not assist a client.
Code of Conduct - The General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society
The General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society supervises
compliance with the code of legal ethics and has drawn up a Code of
Conduct requiring lawyers to comply with high professional and
The Disciplinary Board of the Danish Bar and Law Society ensures compliance with the rules and may impose disciplinary sanctions in case of violation.
More information about the Code of Conduct and the General Council is available on the Danish Bar and Law Society's website. More information about ethical professional conduct, rights to complain, etc. is available on the Disciplinary Board's website.
When the Law Firm is cooperating with others, e.g. auditors and banks, to provide services to clients, we make sure that our cooperative partners also meet the strict requirements regarding conflicts of interest.
Calculation of Fees
Unless otherwise agreed with the client, fees are calculated based upon the time spent on handling of the matter in view of the nature of the matter and the economical values and interests. Click here to see our Terms of Business.
Copenhagen August 27, 2018