Terms of business

In general

All attorneys at Havemann Advokataktieselskab are officially appointed by the Ministry of Justice and members of the Danish Bar and Law Society and of the Association of Danish Law Firms.

Havemann Advokataktieselskab has taken out legal malpractice insurance policies, and in accordance with of the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society we have provided a guarantee with the insurance company Codan Forsikring, Gl. Kongevej 60, DK-1790 Copenhagen V. Our legal malpractice insurance policy covers our entire performance, regardless of where the work is performed.

Unless otherwise expressly agreed upon all conflicts are solved in accordance with the applicable rules of choice of law and venue.

 

Fee/payment

Our fee is calculated in accordance with the Danish Bar and Law Society’s Code of Conduct and based on time consumption and the extent of the services rendered. We bill for our work on a continuing basis, basically on account once a month.

Expenses and other external costs in connection with the processing of a case are billed separately.

Our joint client account is with Jyske Bank A/S, Vesterbrogade 9, DK-1780 Copenhagen V.

Account no. 5078 0001218784. Swift code: JYBADKKK. IBAN: DK2950780001218784.

Client funds are deposited in our bank and managed in accordance with current rules. Interest is carried in accordance with current rates. Both positive and negative interest is carried by the client in accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society.

Deposits on client bank accounts are governed by the Danish Guarantee Fund for Depositors and Investors Act, and the same rules apply to client bank accounts as to ordinary bank accounts. The maximum coverage is EUR 100,000 per depositor (client). This limit applies to the client’s total deposit with the bank. If the depositor (client) has other deposits in the bank in addition to deposits on client bank accounts, the maximum limit will apply to the aggregate deposit. Havemann Advokataktieselskab is not liable for client bank account deposits if a bank is in default.

Secrecy and Conflict of Interest

All employees are subject to secrecy. All information received in relation with our services is therefore subject to confidentiality.

We have set up internal procedures to comply with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society in order to prevent disqualification and conflict of interest.

 

Money Laundering

The law office is subject to the Danish Act on Preventive Measures against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. According to this Act we are obligated to collect and keep the client’s identity information. Therefore, we ask all clients to inform us about name, address and personal identification (CPR) no. and/or company registration (CVR) no. when we start a new relationship, and request the client to submit documentation hereof.