When we receive an assignment, we assess the scope of the assignment in order to allocate the resources necessary to solve the matter.
You will always have a single point of contact with us. This person has full knowledge of your business and ensures that, depending on its scope and nature, your assignment will be solved in the manner the most useful for you. As our cooperation develops, you will, of course, also have interaction with other lawyers handling your assignment.
Money laundering rules
As a law firm, Gorrissen Federspiel is governed by the Danish Act on Measures to Prevent Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.
According to the Act, we are under an obligation to obtain identity information and documentation from both new and existing clients, who have not previously submitted identity information. When we undertake an assignment from a client, the client must inform us of name, address and personal identity number or company registration number.
Foreign clients must provide other means of identity corresponding to a personal identity number for individuals or a company registration number for a corporate entity.
In accordance with the law, identity information is kept for a minimum of five years after the professional relationship has ended.
Gorrissen Federspiel is organized as a private limited partnership. Gorrissen Federspiel operates from our offices at:
Axeltorv 2, 1609 Copenhagen V
Silkeborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C
VAT: 38 05 24 97
The legal profession
Attorneys at Gorrissen Federspiel are licensed to practice law by the Danish Ministry of Justice, and they are members of the Danish Bar and Law Society. Gorrissen Federspiel also employs attorneys licensed to practice law in other EU countries. These attorneys are registered with the Danish Bar and Law Society, and they practice law in Denmark using their foreign title.
Our attorneys are subject to the Danish Bar and Law Society’s supervisory and disciplinary system and the code of legal ethics, cf. section 126 of the Danish Administration of Justice Act. In addition, the code of ethics for attorneys applies.
The rules that specifically govern the practice of law are found on the webpage of the Danish Bar and Law Society.
Confidentiality and insider rules
All information disclosed to us by clients in connection with an assignment is subject to our professional duty of secrecy as lawyers, and we will, therefore, always treat such information confidentially. The duty of confidentiality applies subject to rules according to which attorneys are required to disclose information to public authorities and others, including the provisions on money laundering and the provisions on reportable cross-border tax arrangements.
All employees with Gorrissen Federspiel have signed a declaration of secrecy concerning our clients’ affairs and other matters. Our employees are also subject to an internal set of rules that comply with the requirements of the Regulation on Market Abuse prohibiting the disclosure of inside information concerning listed companies and governing restrictions on trade in listed securities.
Gorrissen Federspiel will as part of your communication and interaction with us collect and process personal data about you. You can read more about Gorrissen Federspiel’s collection and processing of your personal data and your rights as a data subject in our privacy notice.