TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

These terms and conditions apply to any case taken on by Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab for any client, unless another written agreement states otherwise.

 

THE ENGAGEMENT

The extent and the estimated time of the assistance of the individual case will be agreed upon with the client on an ongoing basis. 

We act on the basis of agreements with and instructions from the client. Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab can refuse to comply with a request from a client, should it go against good attorney practice, Danish legislation, or other regulations.

 

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Before commencing a case, we scrutinise for possible conflicts of interest, which may prevent us from providing legal advice and handling the case.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

All attorneys act subject to a non-disclosure agreement which applies to all types of received information. This obligation applies after the engagement has been completed, except for the duty to disclose all material facts in relation to public authorities and others.

Files are kept for three years after the engagement has been completed.

Law firms are subject to the Danish Act on Measures to Prevent Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, which require us to obtain and store identity information on all clients.

When an engagement is concluded and publicly known, Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab is allowed to refer to it in its marketing.

 

FEE, PAYMENT & CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

Our fee will be determined on the basis of the actual resource consumption and the value creation the legal advice has produced.  Several parameters are included such as time spent, the complexity of the matter, time pressure due to special circumstances, the responsibility involved in the case and the achieved result. All case related costs will be charged to the client, among these travel and subsistence expenses, meals, photocopying, expenses etc.

Long-term cases must be settled on a regular basis. We will forward invoices on a monthly/quarterly basis or as otherwise agreed.

Our fee is including VAT, unless there are certain exceptions in the law in force. Our terms of payment are fourteen days, after which a default interest will be added in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act (Renteloven).

Fiduciary money will be handled in agreement with the terms applicable for attorneys and deposited in a client account in a bank, which is under the supervision of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet).

Amounts paid to a client account will be deposited in a Danish bank at the client's expense and risk. Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab holds no responsibility for the deposited amount in the event that the bank goes under reconstruction, declares itself bankrupt or insolvent.

Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab is entitled to obtain information about the client's credit standing, in particular payment remarks and credit ratings.

 

DURATION

The engagement can at any time be terminated by the client and by Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab.

Termination of an ongoing agreement must take place in conformity with the ethics rules formulated by the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society, so that the client has time to seek other legal assistance without sustaining any damage.

Should an engagement be terminated early, the client is obligated to pay for the time spent and other expenses related hereto.

 

 

LIABILITY & LIMITS OF LIABILITY

Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab is - subject to the below limitations - liable for damages in accordance with Danish law's general rules regarding possible losses, which the advice rendered inflicts on the client.

Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab is not responsible for collateral damage or indirect losses, including operating loss, loss of profits and time, loss of goodwill etc.

Liability for claims for damages in relation to the supplied legal advice cannot exceed 2,500,000 Danish kroner unless another written agreement has been entered into prior to the commencement of the engagement.

The client may make claims only against Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab and not against an individual member of the legal staff.

Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab provides legal advice solely on legal matters in Denmark. If the engagement involves foreign legislation, it is recommended that the client commission local attorneys.

Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab is not responsible for advice rendered by other advisors, notwithstanding those advisors were commissioned by the law firm.

Sinding|Jensen Advokatanpartsselskab has taken out professional liability insurance for attorneys with AON.

 

 

APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

Any disputes on account of advice given or case handling is subject to Danish law and can only be brought before Danish courts.