Ole is truly a trusted adviser who has the ability to drive forward negotiations with commercial insight and deep understanding of operational issues.| Chambers Europe, 2022.
Ole Horsfeldt started out as a general commercial lawyer, but over the past 25 years he has become an outsourcing lawyer specialised in companies' outsourcing of IT requirements, business processes, and facility services. Today, Ole heads up Gorrissen Federspiel's Digital Business practice. The team are among the most highly specialised outsourcing advisers on a global scale.
Oles' advice typically involves agreements with a regional or global reach and covers more than just "the agreement" or the legal terms. His mission statement is to make outsourcing successful for buyers of services. Ole is well-known for managing complex outsourcing transactions through combining legal, compliance, operational, and strategic perspectives.
To Ole, client enablement is paramount. Therefore, his advice is designed to support clients in managing and reaping expected benefits from outsourcing. Ole has been the architect behind concepts such as proactive remedies, co-operation agreements, the "deliver first, settle later" principle, and fast track dispute resolution, which have contributed to setting the standard for modern outsourcing in the Nordic countries. In all of Ole's work, the element of continuous improvement plays an important role. A result of this is the development of a Contract Management method, “Omnicent” designed for managing long-term and complex sourcing agreements.
Career and education
Gorrissen Federspiel 2007 - Partner since 2007 Bech-Bruun 1997-2006 Bird & Bird, London 2003 Kønig, Homann & Erichsen 1987-1996
ITIL Foundation 2010 LL.M., University of Michigan 1997 Right of audience before the Danish High Court 1992 Admitted to the Danish Bar 1990 Master of Laws, Aarhus University 1987
Ole Horsfeldt is ranked Star Individuals in Chambers Europe and ranked in Who's Who Legal and top-rated in Legal 500 (Hall of Fame and Leading Individuals).
Editor and contibutor to Sourcing Worls, European Reference Series 2015 IT Outsorcing, Thomson 2005
Co-author of: "K01 with annotations", Thomson 2001
Co-author of "Internet Agreements", Thomson 2001
A serious of IT law articles.
Memberships and activities
Chairman of: Itechlaw Outsoursing CommitteeBoard member: International Technology Law Association (Itechlaw