All Danish lawyers are subject to the legal ethics rules contained in the Danish Administration of Justice Act (Retsplejeloven). The General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society supervises compliance with the code of legal ethics and has drawn up a Code of Conduct requiring lawyers to comply with high professional and ethical standards.
The Disciplinary Board of the Danish Bar and Law Society ensures compliance with the rules and may impose disciplinary sanctions in case of violation.
The ethical professional conduct rules include:
– Non-disclosure obligations: Lawyers and their employees are required to treat information received in the course of their work confidentially.
– Conflicts of interest rules: Circumstances of conflicting interests in which a lawyer may not assist a client.
– More information about the Code of Conduct and the General Council is available on the Danish Bar and Law Society’s website. More information about ethical professional conduct, right to complain, etc. is available on the Disciplinary Board’s website.
Under clause 3.3 of the Danish Bar and Law Society’s Code of Conduct, the following information is required to be given to clients:
Frederiksholms Kanal 20
DK-1220 København K
Central Business Register (CVR) number: 32321488
Tlf. +45 44455000
Fax +45 44455001
LEAD Advokatpartnerselskab is a partnercompany according to chapter 21 of the Danish Companies Act.
All Danish LEAD lawyers are admitted to practice law by the Danish Ministry of Justice and are, together with all LEAD EU lawyers, registered with and members of the Danish Bar and Law Society.
LEAD is covered by a professional liability insurance and has provided a guarantee in accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society. Our liability insurance covers any legal practice, regardless of where such practice is being conducted. LEAD’s liability insurance and guarantee have been taken out with HDI-Gerling Forsikring, Indiakaj 6, 1., DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø.