Advocate Peter Arnt Nielsen
Sankt Thomas Allé 1
1824 Frederiksberg C
+45 26 22 88 22
The law firm is a one-man business with VAT No. 35 33 12 20.
Advocate Peter Arnt Nielsen is admitted to practice law by the Ministry of Justi-ce, and member of the Danish Bar and Law Society.
Advocates are subject to the Danish Bar and Law Society’s Authority and its dis-ciplinary system, the Code of Legal Ethics, and the Code of Conduct for Advo-cates (Art. 126 of the Administration of Justice Act), see advokatsamfundet.dk.
Peter Arnt Nielsen has a liability insurance and a guarantee as required by the Danish Bar and Law Society. The insurance, which covers any legal practice, has been taken out with HDI Danmark, Indiakaj 6, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, police no. 1560 8657 4611 4002.
The Standard Terms contains choice-of-law and choice-of-court clauses.
Unless agreed otherwise in writing, the Standard Terms apply.
Advocate Peter Arnt Nielsen (pan) is subject to professional secrecy. Any infor-mation from or regarding clients is treated as confidential.
2. Conflict of interest or of loyalty
pan does not undertake an assignment if a conflict of interest or of loyalty could arise.
3. Client Funds
3.1. Client Funds are deposited on separate client accounts with Sydbank in compliance with Danish legislation. Interests accrued belong to the client. A Cli-ent Fund may be used to settle future fees, disbursements and costs.
3.2. Client Funds are protected by the Act on Guarantee Scheme for Depositors and Investors (Lov om indskyder- og investorgarantiordning). pan is not liable for any loss of Client Funds that may result from the insolvency of any bank with which Client Funds are deposited.
4.1. pan’s fee is determined on the basis of the time spent on the assignment, the nature of the assignment, the complexity of the assignment and its importan-ce to the client, the values involved, the outcome of the assignment, and the lia-bility exposure.
4.2. Upon receipt of an assignment, pan gives an estimate of the expected fee and costs. If the fee etc is expected to exceed the estimate, pan immediately in-forms the client thereof.
4.3. pan examines to what extent a client can receive public legal aid or insuran-ce cover for legal costs. If the fee is to be paid provisionally or finally out of pub-lic funds or by an insurance company, the client will be advised of the principles for determining the fee and of the potential consequences for the client.
5. Invoice, costs, and security
5.1. pan invoices the client, when the assignment has been completed. Continu-ous assistance and assignments of long duration are invoiced quarterly. VAT is added pursuant to Danish VAT legislation. Payment two weeks after invoice da-te.
5.2. The client must prepay costs. Costs are charged separately to the client.
5.3. For mediation and arbitration, the parties shall provide security for pan's fee and costs.The security is deposited on a separate client account, see clause 3. If a party fails to provide security, the other party may provide the security in full. The parties are jointly and severally liable for the fee and costs.
5.4. In other cases than mediation and arbitration, pan may demand that the client provides security for pan's fees and costs. The security is deposited on a separate client account, see clause 3.
6. Use of services
6.1. pan’s services are targeted at each individual assignment and are accor-dingly not to be used for any other purpose without pan’s explicit prior consent.
6.2. Original documents are handed over to the client upon completion of the as-signment. The files are kept for five years from the date of invoice.
7. Completion of the assignment before agreed
pan reserves the right to discontinue an assignment if the credit period of an in-voice has been exceeded with four weeks; the client does not settle an invoice; the client becomes insolvent; pan finds that it cannot be responsible for handling the case, or if it is in the interest of the client that the cooperation is terminated.
8. Limitation of liability, limitation, and insurance cover
8.1. Subject to paragraphs 2, 3, and 4, pan is liable for its services in accordan-ce with the general rules of Danish law, and pan is covered by a statutory pro-fessional liability insurance.
8.2. pan’s liability is limited to an amount equivalent to 5 times the fee (ex VAT) for the assignment, and not more than 2.5 million DKK per assignment. pan’s liability does not comprise financial consequential losses, including, but not limit-ed to, operating loss, loss of data, lost earnings, goodwill, image, etc., or any other indirect loss.
8.3. A commercial client's claim for damages against pan will become timebarred 12 months after the client became or ought to have become aware of the cir-cumstances on which the claim is based.
8.4. pan is not liable for mistakes or faults committed by advisors that pan has referred the client to, or for mistakes or faults committed by sub-contractors that pan in agreement with the client has passed on parts of the assignment to.
9. Complaints and disputes, choice of law, and choice of court
9.1. pan is subject to the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society on com-plaints against advocates and to the competence of the Disciplinary Board (Ad-vokatnævnet). The Board handles complaints concerning fees and conduct, see advokatnævnet.dk.
9.2. Any dispute between a client and pan is governed solely by Danish law.
9.3. Any dispute between a client and pan, including claims for payment of fe-es, disbursements and costs, and for liability, can only be brought before Danish courts, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
10. Data protection and money laundering
10.1. As a law firm, pan is subject to the data protection legislation and the Da-nish Act on Measures to Prevent Money Laundering, and therefore obliged to collect, use and store identity information on any client in accordance with these rules.