Terms of business

Norrbom Vinding is a partnership. Click here for our contact details and VAT no.

Our fees are usually based on time spent. This means that it is easy for clients, if so desired, to get up-to-date information about their legal costs. In addition to time spent, the nature of the project and our potential liability will be factors in determining our fee.

But we are always happy to discuss alternative fee arrangements.

As a general rule, fees will be invoiced on a monthly basis and when the project is completed. Litigation work will typically be invoiced on a quarterly basis. Payment is due 15 days after the invoice date. Interest will be charged on late payment in accordance with the Danish Interest Act. We would generally like to have disbursements – eg court fees – paid when incurred.

In some cases, we may ask for a retainer.

Norrbom Vinding does not use contractual clauses about choice of law and/or jurisdiction.

Confidentiality, insider rules and conflicts of interest

At Norrbom Vinding, confidentiality is paramount. All of our staff have signed an undertaking not to disclose inside information and an undertaking not to disclose any information obtained from or about our clients. And all materials, in whatever form received, will be treated and kept in confidence.

We also have safe procedures in place to identify any conflicts of interest and independence issues. This means that we will not accept a client or a project if there is even the slightest risk of a conflict.

Anti-money laundering compliance

Like other Danish law firms, Norrbom Vinding must comply with the Danish Money Laundering Act. As a result, we will obtain and keep information about clients’ identity and we have implemented an internal set of rules to ensure compliance.

 

Code of conduct and client funds

All of our lawyers who are admitted to practise law in Denmark are licensed by the Danish Ministry of Justice ‎and members of the Danish Bar and Law Society. Learn more about the provisions of the Danish Administration ‎of Justice Act on lawyers, the Code of Conduct of the Danish Bar and Law Society and the client account ‎regulations (the latter available in Danish only) at the Danish Bar and Law Society's website at ‎www.advokatsamfundet.dk/Service/English.aspx. ‎

Liability and insurance cover

Norrbom Vinding is a Danish law firm. Our lawyers are admitted to practise law in Denmark and only ‎advise on Danish law. We are governed by Danish law and any disputes will be settled by the Danish ‎courts. Norrbom Vinding has a liability insurance and has provided a guarantee with the insurance provider HDI-‎Gerling in accordance with the rules issued by the Danish Bar and Law Society. The liability insurance covers ‎all legal services of Norrbom Vinding, wherever provided.‎

For some cases, legal aid may be available, whether from the State or under an insurance. We will inform the ‎client about this, where relevant.‎

We accept liability for our services in accordance with the general rules of Danish law and have adequate ‎liability cover in place with a reputable insurance provider.‎

Files and rights

Norrbom Vinding will keep all documents and other relevant materials for a period of 20 years after ‎completion of the project. Any original documents received will be copied and returned to the client when ‎the project is completed.‎

The client will have the necessary rights to use the written materials produced by us as part of our services, ‎but copyright and all other intellectual property rights will remain the property of Norrbom Vinding.