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About us

Skau Reipurth & Partnere has one of the strongest teams in the various areas of commercial law.

Our mission is to combine the very best professional standards with uncompromising integrity. We take pride in providing personal advice based on value-creating commercial know-how.

Being trusted with complex legal problems comes with great responsibility and we gladly assume this responsibility and will always endeavour to solve these problems based on our core values: Professional standards, dedication and results.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere wishes to be a law firm that our employees are proud to be part of. We cultivate a dynamic and ambitious corporate culture attracting the business’ most talented lawyers.

Our vision is to be Denmark’s most attractive law firm for both clients and colleagues.

Wheel of Excellence

HISTORY

Skau Reipurth & Partnere was founded on 1 May 2011 by attorneys Peter Skau-Andersen, Jeppe Reipurth, Lasse Dehn-Baltzer and Nicholas Liebach as a law firm specializing in commercial law. The firm set up office in a classical building in Dronningens Tværgade in the heart of Copenhagen.

The firm was founded on the values “professional standards, dedication and results”; values that continue to be fundamental to the firm.

On 1 April 2012, Anders Hoffmann and Peter Dianati joined the firm as equity partners.

As part of an ambitious strategy and growth plan the firm’s name was abbreviated from “Skau Reipurth Baltzer Liebach & Partnere” to the present name Skau Reipurth & Partnere, and in the period 2012-2014 the firm focused on further expert specialization, dedicated and results-driven advice as well as growth and further development of the firm’s international relations.

Following a period of rapid growth, Skau Reipurth & Partnere moved to the firm’s present offices in Amaliegade 37, also in the heart of Copenhagen, on 7 April 2014. The building was built in 1782 by the royal building master C.F. Harsdorff (1735-1799), and its inhabitants include the author H.C. Andersen, the prime minister J.B. Estrup, Royal Bank of Scotland and A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S. Read more about our offices here.

In the period 2012-2014, the firm achieved international professional recognition through recommendations in Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR. Such recommendations of the firm have been maintained and improved further.

In the same period, Skau Reipurth & Partnere succeeded, among other things, in attracting legally talented employees and new partners in the firm’s strategic focus areas. Training and maintaining the firm’s own employees has also been a strategic target that has been achieved for the purpose of maintaining the specialization of the firm and at the same time continuing the development of new strategic focus areas.

From 2014 to 2017, Skau Reipurth & Partnere was joined by a number of new partners who have contributed to the consolidation of the firm’s position as one of Denmark’s leading law firms in the firm’s strategic focus areas.

TERMS OF BUSINESS

Our terms of business will apply to any assignment undertaken by Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab (“SR&P”), unless otherwise agreed in writing.

1. Conflicts of interest or loyalty

In accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society and our conflict of interest procedures, we ensure that there is no conflict of interest or loyalty before we finally undertake/accept an assignment. If a conflict of interest or impartiality should arise during a case, causing us to discontinue our work, we will be pleased to recommend another law firm.

2. Proof of identity and money laundering

Like other law firms, SR&P is subject to the Danish Act on Measures to Prevent Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (the Danish Money Laundering Act). Accordingly, we are to a certain extent obliged to obtain and keep proof of identity on any client.

We are also obliged to examine transactions if there is any suspicion that such transactions are related to money laundering or financing of terrorism. In this respect we are also obliged to inform the Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime or the Danish Bar and Law Society.

SR&P considers the client’s submission of proof of identity as a consent to SR&P’s disclosure of such information to other advisors and financial institutions etc in order for them to comply with their obligations under the Danish Money Laundering Act.

Under the Danish Money Laundering Act the proof of identity will be retained for a period of minimum five years after the end of the business relationship. In respect of proof of identity for natural persons such proof will be deleted five years after the end of the business relationship or after the date of the occasional transaction.

3. Fees and payment

Legal fees are based on various parameters such as the time spent, the expertise and experience of the attorneys involved, the complexity of the assignment and its importance to the client, the values involved, the result achieved and the liability exposure. Our fees are exclusive of relevant costs and disbursements.

It can be very difficult to estimate the fees when we are given an assignment. However, upon request – and always in consumer cases – we provide an estimate of and information regarding the expected fees, costs and disbursements, and we will inform the client as early as possible if the total fees are likely to exceed the estimate.

4. Invoicing

We usually invoice the client, when the assignment has been completed. Ongoing assistance and assignments of long duration are invoiced at regular intervals, typically once a month, unless otherwise agreed. The terms of payment are date of invoice plus ten days, and VAT is added according to applicable rules.

5. Disbursements

Disbursements and relevant costs associated with services rendered are charged separately to the client.

6. Security deposit

We will generally ask the client to pay a deposit to cover disbursements, costs and a fee fixed according to the circumstances.

Prepaid fees, disbursements or costs are paid into our client account, and the amount is used to settle future invoices, disbursements and costs, unless otherwise agreed.

7. Confidentiality

All SR&P employees are subject to a duty of professional secrecy. Any information from or regarding clients of SR&P which we receive in connection with an assignment is treated as confidential, unless it appears from the circumstances that such information is not of a confidential nature.

8. Insider trading

Furthermore, all SR&P employees are subject to the applicable legislation on the prohibition against disclosure of inside information regarding listed companies and restrictions on trade in listed securities as well as to SR&P’s internal rules.

9. Use of our advice

Our advice is specific to each individual assignment and, accordingly, must not be used for any other purpose without our express prior consent. Unless other-wise agreed, we are only liable to the client for services rendered.

10. Completion of the assignment

SR&P completes the assignment at the point of its natural conclusion or when the client requests that the case be closed. However, we reserve the right to discontinue our assistance immediately if, despite reminders, the credit period of our invoices has been exceeded considerably, or if the client becomes insolvent. We also reserve the right to withdraw from a matter if, in exceptional cases, we no longer wish to be responsible for handling the case or if we believe that it is in the best interests of the client that our cooperation ends.

Original documents are usually surrendered on or before completion of the assignment, and we keep the files on record for at least five years from the date of invoice.

11. Complaints

SR&P is subject to The Danish Bar and Law Society’s general rules on complaints.

If the client is not satisfied with our assistance or our fees, we will ask the client to contact the partner in charge of the matter or the partner responsible for the client relation.

Complaints about our assistance or our fees can be brought before The Danish Bar and Law Society, Kronprinsessegade 28, 1306 Copenhagen K. For more in-formation see www.advokatnaevnet.dk.

12. Governing law and venue

Any dispute between a client and SR&P shall be decided by the Danish courts in accordance with Danish law.

13. Liability, limitation of liability and insurance cover

SR&P is liable for our advice to clients in accordance with the general rules of Danish law, and we have taken out professional liability insurance with a well-esteemed insurance company.

The liability for the services provided is limited to the policy limit under our professional liability insurance. The coverage for each attorney at SR&P is annually DKK 2,500,000. Additionally, the coverage for all attorneys at SR&P is collectively maximized to an annual amount of up to DKK 150,000,000 (the covered amount will be decreased with payments made under the insurance). We are not liable for any consequential loss, including, but not limited to, loss of profit, data, goodwill, reputation, etc., or any other indirect loss.

14. Client funds

Funds deposited in a client account with our bank will be managed under applicable rules. Interest accrued is paid to the client and any negative interest must be paid by the client.

SR&P is not liable for client funds deposited in client accounts with our bank if the bank in question becomes distressed. Client funds deposited in client accounts are covered by the general rules on depositor guarantees and will as a starting point be covered by a maximum coverage of EUR 100,000 for all accounts that the client have with the bank in question. Unless otherwise agreed with the client SR&P will use our usual bank which is Danske Bank. We will provide information on our usual banks on inquiry to the partner in charge of the inquiring client.

 

Dec. 2017

CODE OF CONDUCT

1 Objective
The objective of this Code of Conduct is to state the requirements for business practice and personal conduct within Skau Reipurth & Partnere (“SR&P”).

2 Our values and the purpose of the Code of Conduct
Furthermore, SR&P considers corruption as incompatible with its vision of providing legal advice on the highest possible level and being a law firm every employee is proud to work for.

SR&P recognizes that corruption and other unethical practices undermine the support and confidence of its business environment (customers, donors, suppliers, agents, consultants and all other business relations), which is key to its business.

In support of these principles, SR&P has developed this Code of Conduct for countering corruption, bribery and other unethical behavior. The Code of Conduct provides the framework for SR&P’s behavior and will be supported by more detailed policies and guidelines. Within SR&P everyone is obliged to comply with both applicable laws and regulations and this Code of Conduct and all relevant policies and guidelines in the daily work.

If local laws and regulations require higher standards than this Code of Conduct, such standards must be followed.

3 Commitments
Combating corruption

SR&P will make active efforts to secure that bribery and corruption does not occur in its business activities.

Bribery is a form of corruption consisting in the offer or the exchange of any improper advantage made to influence someone in the conduct of their duties, e.g. any gift, loan, fee, reward, credit, discount, travel, accommodation or the other advantage between anybody working for or on behalf of SR&P and any person external to SR&P.

Danish companies and citizens can be prosecuted in Denmark for corruption committed in a foreign country.

The prohibition against bribery applies to both the private and the public sectors.

A kickback is a form of bribery between private entities, inter alia, made with the purpose of winning a tender for a contract. In this situation, the person who shall award a contract or an order does not necessarily award it to the best bid or proposal, but rather to the payer of the kickback. A kickback in this situation is illegal even if the company, which pays it, presents the best bid and would have won the contract even without the kickback.

SR&P will not promise, solicit, give or receive any kickbacks or advantages that can be seen to be in connection with the awarding of a contract, regardless of whether such advantage is exchanged before or after the contract has been awarded.

Facilitation payments are a form of bribery made with the purpose of expediting or facilitating the performance by a public official of a routine governmental action, and/or expediting or securing the provision of products or services to which SR&P has rightful claim.

SR&P is against facilitation payments and will actively oppose them if/when we meet them. The fact that corruption is a common practice in a given country does not make it more legal. In particular, even in cases of small illegal payments, references to local habits and patterns of trade are not a defense acceptable to the given country’s or Danish courts.

Political contributions are defined as financial or other kinds of support given to political parties and political campaign efforts, whereas charitable contributions are defined as contributions made to charitable causes or organizations.

SR&P does not support individual political parties or individual politician. Employees in SR&P may, however, exercise their private rights to participate in democratic political activities, provided that this is without any reference to or connection with their relationship to SR&P.

Charitable contributions and community support as well as donations, e.g. knowledge, services exchange, or direct financial contributions are acceptable, provided that such donations are not given with the purpose of obtaining or retaining business or any other undue advantage. SR&P’s employees must ensure, through due diligence and transparency, that charitable contributions and sponsorships, are not used as a substitute for, and do not constitute, bribery. Consequently, such donations should only be given to organizations, not individuals.

Gifts and Hospitalities such as confectionary, wine, tickets to sporting and cultural events provision of meals, receptions, social events, entertainment etc. must always comply with the laws of the country in which they are promised, solicited given or received. In this respect SR&P’s employees shall keep in mind that stricter rules normally apply to dealings with the public sector than with the private sector.

Consequently, SR&P’s employees will not offer or accept hospitality or gifts with the purpose of obtaining or retaining business or any other undue advantage or hospitality. Neither will SR&P’s employees offer or accept gifts or hospitalities which are unreasonable, excessive or exceeding normal market practice. Gifts in cash form or those equivalents to cash – such as gift certificates – are prohibited for SR&P’s employees to promise, solicit, give or receive. Gifts for or entertainment of parties engaged in tenders or competitive biding processes are forbidden altogether.

Maintaining records and accurate bookkeeping

While respecting confidentiality obligations, cf. sect. 3.3, SR&P is committed to transparency and accuracy in all its dealings. Consequently, SR&P’s employees are responsible for maintaining records of SR&P’s business and must never make any false or misleading entries in SR&P’s books and records.

Furthermore, all transactions must be fully and completely recorded in SR&P’s accounting records in order for all accounting information to be correct and registered in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Confidential information and intellectual property

SR&P’s employees must never use confidential information in an improper way and must at all times comply with information classification requirements for confidential treatment of such information, however, such obligation shall not apply if disclosure is required by law or similar regulations.

SR&P’s employees must respect confidential information and intellectual property rights belonging to others and must never engage in industrial espionage.

The duty of confidentiality continues to apply after termination of the employment relationship with SR&P.

Fair competition and anti-trust laws

SR&P will compete in a fair and ethically justifiable manner and will not engage in any competitive behavior which can illegally affect pricing or market share, or lead to abuse of a dominant market position. SR&P must always act within the framework of the antitrust and competition regulations in the markets where SR&P operates.

Independence and conflicts of interest

SR&P’s employees must behave impartially in all business dealings and must strive to avoid situations where their loyalty may be compromised and their personal interest may conflict with the interest of SR&P or could in any other way have negative impact on their freedom of action or judgement.

SR&P’s employees must not work on or deal with any matter in which they themselves or any other physical or legal person with whom they have close relations has a direct or indirect financial interest. In this respect SR&P’s employees must also abstain from engaging in any activities having potential to be misinterpreted in this way if such activities are publicly disclosed.

Furthermore SR&P’s employees may in no way use or contribute to others using insider information about SR&P or other companies to trade in securities on SR&P’s behalf and/or privately.

Protection of personal data

SR&P is committed to process personal data carefully and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

SR&P’s employees must only use, collect and process personal data such as personal information about individuals if required for specific, lawful purposes and must never store such data longer than necessary.

4 Reporting and sanctions
SR&P’s employees are encouraged to report all instances of unethical or corrupt behavior in relation to SR&P’s conduct of business.

No employee of SR&P will be penalized or be subject to other adverse consequences for refusing to pay bribes, even if doing so may cause SR&P to lose business or suffer any other negative consequence. Additionally, no employee will be penalized for raising questions about or reporting on unethical behavior or corruption.

Failure to observe this Code of Conduct is a cause for disciplinary action and possible dismissal.

BANK DETAILS

Danske Bank
Holmens Kanal Branch
Holmens Kanal 2
1090 Copenhagen K

Client account
Account number: 3001 3345727981
SWIFT: DABADKKK
IBAN: DK5330003345727981

Invoice payments
Account number: 3001 10788463
SWIFT: DABADKKK
IBAN: DK4130000010788463

LEGAL NOTICE

All attorneys at Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab are officially appointed by the Danish Ministry of Justice and are members of the Danish Bar and Law Society.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab has taken out professional indemnity insurance and has provided a guarantee in accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society. The insurance has been taken out with HDI-Gerling Forsikring, Indiakaj 6, 1., DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark, and covers all and any practice of law wherever in the world it is being carried on.

All Danish attorneys are subject to the supervisory and disciplinary system of the Danish Bar and Law Society and the rules of professional conduct set out in s. 126 of the Danish Administration of Justice Act. Attorneys are also subject to the code of ethics of the Danish Bar and Law Society which is available at www.advokatsamfundet.dk.

Our terms of business apply to any assignment that we take on unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Any dispute that may arise between a client and Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab must be settled before the Danish courts in accordance with Danish law.

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PARKING

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