Mandatory Client Information and Other Terms and Conditions

According to the Danish Bar and Law Society's Code of Conduct the following information must be given to clients:

The lawyer of Soegaard Law Firm is authorized to practice law by the Danish Ministry of Justice and is registered with and member of the Danish Bar and Law Society.

Contact information: Advokatfirmaet Søgaard, Christiansgade 7A, 1 tv, DK-7800 Skive. Phone: + 45 20 48 22 17. National business registration number:15321377.

Insurance: Soegaard Law Firm (Advokatfirmaet Søgaard) is covered by a professional liability insurance and has provided a guarantee according to the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society. The insurance company is TRYG Forsikring.

Public Legal Aid and Legal Expenses Insurance: Soegaard Law Firm will examine, whether the customer will be entitled to receive public legal aid according to Danish rules or obtain coverage from his/her legal expenses insurance. In the affirmative, the customer will be informed of the principles for calculating the fee and other expenses and will be informed of the potential financial consequences.

Code of Legal Ethics: Danish lawyers must all observe the legal ethic rules of the Danish "retsplejeloven" (Administration of Justice Act). Furthermore, all Danish lawyers must observe the Code of Conduct requiring for lawyers to comply with high professional and ethical standards. The Discriplinary Board of the Danish Bar and Law Society may impose disciplinary sanctions upon lawyers, who violate these rules. More information is available on

Important conduct rules are obligations of non-disclosure of the clients confidential information, and rules about conflicts of interest.

Information about rights to complain etc. is also available on

Anti-money Laundering and Anti-terrorism Financing Precautions: Strict rules apply in Denmark for anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing. Any customer (natural person or legal entity) must be prepared to present documentation of identity according to the lawyer's instructions when work is commenced. For legal entities information on both legal and beneficiary ownership must be presented. No work can be commenced, until the required information is filed with the lawyer. Such information will be kept for 5 years.

Danish lawyers must investigate any suspicous transaction and are required to report any such suspicious transaction to the Public Prosecutor for Economic Crime or the Danish Bar and Law Society.

Other Terms and Conditions

Services: All services are tailored for the customer and according to his/her instructions. Whenever relevant or required by the customer, a confirmation describing the agreed job will be made in writing. Unless otherwise specifically agreed, Advokatfirmaet Soegaard only gives advice according to Danish law.

Clients' Deposits or Payments: Unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing, clients cannot deposit or pay money to the bank account of Advokatfirmaet Soegaard (unless, of course, as payments for fees, expenses etc. to the law firm). On those rare occasions, where such agreement exists, the money will be placed in a so-called "clients' bank account". However, Advokatfirmaet Soegaard cannot be held liable, if the bank cannot repay such amounts.

Fees and Expenses: All fees are calculated considering for instance the complexity and the significance of the job, the value to the customer, the result of the work being done, the nature and volume of work, the time spent, the professional knowledge required and the risk involved with the job.

Fees and expenses are normally invoiced every month. Advokatfirmaet Søgaard may require prepayment of fees and expenses.

Invoices are due for payment no later than one week from invoice date.

Confidentiality: Any information disclosed by the customer is handled with confidentiality. However, no guarantee or responsibility exist as far as external communication is concerned.

Duration and Termination: Either party is entitled to terminate the cooperation at any time. Advokatfirmaet Soegaard is entitled to invoice fees, expenses etc. related to work until the effective termination of the engagement.

Indemnification and Liability: Advokatfirmaet Soegaard is liable for damages according to the general rules of Danish law, however limited as follows:

No liability exists beyond the coverage of the professional insurance policy (DKK 4,000,000). If a higher coverage is wanted by a customer, an extra insurance coverage must be bought. However, this will only be the case, whenever this is agreed upon in a specific and written agreement between the parties.

If, related to advice or a service, a third party may hold Advokatfirmaet Soegaard liable, the customer accepts to indemnify Advokatfirmaet Soegaard for such claims.

Advokatfirmaet Soegaard is not liable for loss of data, operating loss, loss of time, profit, good-will, reputation or any other indirect losses.

Complaints: A customer may complain to the Danish Bar and Law Society, whenever a complaint cannot be settled after mutual discussion with the law firm.

When the customer is a business company, any complaint is time-barred no later than 1 year as from the time, when the circumstances creating the claim were known or ought to be known for the customer. An absolute time limit for claims is 3 years calculated from the time, when the advice was actually given by the law firm.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction: Any dispute must be resolved in accordance with Danish law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Danish courts.

Personal Data

Information according to GDPR rules is available on this site in Danish. For English version, please contact Advokatfirmaet Søgaard.


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