WINadvokater shall comply with and observe clause 13 of the Danish principles on legal ethics in our practice of law pursuant to which we shall, on our own initiative, inform our clients of the following:
WINadvokater ApS, CVR no. 18 27 76 46, are domiciled at the address Greve Midtby Center 2A, 1. -6, DK-2670 Greve.
WINadvokater’s clients’ account is with Danske Bank reg. no. 3129 account no. 4511 503 302. Any accrued interest shall pass to the client pursuant to the Danish Bar Association’s rules thereon. Client funds are protected by the Danish Law on Deposit and Investor Guarantee Funds (Lov om indskyder- og investorgarantiordning). As of 1 June 2015, the maximum amount under the said protection equals € 100,000 per client per financial institution. WINadvokater shall not be liable in respect of the loss of client funds as a consequence of a distressed bank or as a consequence of the limitation in respect of coverage by the Danish Deposit Guarantee Fund.
All WINadvokater’s lawyers are licensed to practice by the Danish Ministry of Justice and, likewise, registered as such with the Bar Association.
In pursuance of the rules stipulated by the Bar Association, WINadvokater have taken out compulsory professional indemnity insurance with CNA, policy no. 10120007, and the legal malpractice insurance covers any legal practice, regardless of where such legal practice is performed.
Similar to all other Danish lawyers, WINadvokater are subject to the Danish Administration of Justice Acts’ rules on e.g. professional conduct. The General Council of the Bar, supervising compliance with professional conduct, has prepared a set of legal ethics that poses strict requirements to lawyers’ professional standards and ethics.
The Danish Bar and Law Society, which supervises compliance with professional standards, shall be entitled to impose sanctions in the event of contravention of the rules.
WINadvokater’s work is scrupulously targeted at compliance with legal ethics, about which additional information is available on the Bar and Law Society’s website, comprising compliance procedures, etc.
Complaints can be made to the Danish Data Protection Agency (Datatilsynet) if WINadvokater is thought to process personal data contrary to current legislation. See also the Danish Data Protection Agency’s website Datatilsynet
All attorneys at WINadvokater are subject to the Danish Bar and Law Society's (Advokatsamfundet) supervisory and disciplinary system and to the rules on professional conduct for attorneys, see Section 126 of the Danish Administration of Justice Act (retsplejeloven).
Furthermore, the Code of Conduct that makes demands on attorneys’ professional standard, behaviour and ethics applies. See also the Danish Bar and Law Society's website www.advokatsamfundet.dk
In case of disputes about fees or behaviour, the client can file a complaint to the Disciplinary Board: Advokatnævnet, Kronprinsessegade 28, DK-1306 Copenhagen K, www.advokatnaevnet.dk
WINadvokater are further subject to the Danish legislation on preventive measures against money laundering and the financing of terrorism which puts us under an obligation to collect and save clients’ identity information for a period of five years. For this reason, clients are obliged to supply their name, address and CPR no. or CVR no. in connection with the establishment of a case and, to the extent necessary, provide documentation thereof. Moreover, information and documentation pertaining to actual ownership structures shall be submitted in respect of companies.
The Danish legislation on preventive measures against money laundering and the financing of terrorism further puts us under an obligation to examine such transactions as may give rise to the suspected involvement in money laundering or the financing of terrorism. In this connection, we may also be under an obligation to inform the national public prosecutor for financial crimes or the Bar Association.
WINadvokater makes no conditions regarding choice of law or venue for the services we provide.