Terms of Business
1. About JDTlaw
1.1. Attorney Jakob Dahl Thomsen is appointed as attorney (lawyer) by the Danish Ministry of Justice and is registered by and a member of the Danish Bar and Law Association.
1.2. JDTlaw, Attorney Jakob Dahl Thomsen operates from Krogholmen 9, 2840 Holte, and – together with DUKADA ApS – from DTU Science Park, Diplomvej 381, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby.
1.3. Our Company/tax number is DK35007806.
1.4. JDTlaw can be contacted by phone (+45 50 28 00 92) and by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Scope of the terms
2.1. The present terms and conditions apply to all services rendered by JDTlaw unless otherwise agreed.
3. The tasks
3.1. JDTlaw and the client agree on the assistance and extent of each task as well as the client’s and possibly others’ participation in the execution of the task.
3.2. All legal tasks are carried out in accordance with the rules in the Danish Administration of Justice Act (retsplejeloven), the rules and guidelines of the Danish Bar and Law Society and other relevant legislation.
3.2. Original documents will be returned at the completion of our work. Relevant documents are kept by JDTlaw on file for at least five years from the date of the invoice.
4. The fee
4.1. JDTlaw determines the fee for services provided based on an overall assessment of the circumstances of the matter. The circumstances include the time spent, the complexity and nature of the work, the level of expertise required, andthe values involved and the results obtained.
4.2. JDTlaw informs both business and consumer clients on the estimated fee, before the work is commenced. If it is difficult to provide an estimate, JDTlaw will inform the client of the criteria for the calculation of the fee, such as hourly rates. The rate depends on the case, see below, and as a rule, the hourly rate will be less for non-legal consultancy tasks (e.g. on business strategies or other business issues) compared to the rate for legal services.
4.3. Where applicable, the possibilities for insurance coverage and legal aid are always examined.
4.4. JDTlaw may request advance payment of fees for legal services or disbursements before work commences. Any deposit will be credited to the client account (see item 5).
4.5. Disbursements. All external costs and expenses agreed upon in connection with the matter are invoiced on a regular basis.
4.6. All files are invoiced upon completion of the tasks agreed upon. Long-term files are usually invoiced at appropriate intervals – usually monthly or quarterly.
4.7. JDTlaws terms of payment are 14 days net from the date of invoice. In case of late payment, interest is calculated in accordance with the Danish Interest Act.
5. Client funds
5.1. All client funds will be deposited into client accounts and held according to the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society. Deposits are used for payment of fees and disbursements unless otherwise agreed.
5.2. Assigned interest on the client account above a minimum amount accrues to the client in accordance with the rules on client accounts.
5.3. JDTlaw has a client bank account in Nykredit Bank.
5.4. In case of bankruptcy, depositors are covered under the Danish Guarantee Fund for Depositors and Investors Act. The maximum coverage is EUR 100,000 per depositor (client). The total deposit with the bank is subject to the maximum coverage. Therefore, if the client has other deposits in the bank in addition to the deposits in the client bank account, the total deposit will be subject to the maximum coverage, even though the money is on different accounts.
5.5. There are special rules for deposits relating to real estate if the property has been used for or intended for mainly non-commercial purposes. In these cases deposits are covered up to 10 million Euro until 12 months after the amount was deposited and regardless of whether the deposit is on a separate account.
5.6. Details of the guarantee scheme can be found on the website of the Garantiformu.
6. Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
6.1. JDTlaw is subject to secrecy according to the rules on lawyers.
6.2. JDTlaw does not accept cases that involve conflicts of interest between the clients of the company.
7. Information on clients, responsibility, insurance
7.1. JDTlaw is required to retrieve identity information about all its clients. If the case is covered by the Money Laundering Act – in general cases involving capital transfers – JDTlaw is required to keep this identity information about the client on the file.
7.2. JDTlaw is liable for the advice given to its clients according to the general rules of Danish law. JDTlaw (Attorney Jakob Dahl Thomsen) is covered by a statutory legal liability insurance and a guarantee issued in accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society.
7.3. The liability insurance is signed by HDI Denmark (HDI Global SE), Indiakaj 6, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, under CVR no. 35007806. It covers all legal advice rendered, regardless of where the service is exercised.
8. The Attorney rules, complaints
8.1. All Danish Attorneys are subject to the rules of the Danish Administration of Justice Act (retsplejeloven) on good Attorney practice. In addition, the Danish Bar and Law Society has established ethical rules which impose strict requirements on the professional standards and ethics of Attorneys.
8.2. Further information can be found on the Law Society website, www.advokatsamfundet.dk
8.3. In the event of a dispute over salaries charged by JDTlaw and / or dissatisfaction with JDTlaw’s conduct, the client may complain about the size and / or behavior of the lawyer to the Advokatnævnet, Kronprinsessegade 28, 1306 København K, www.advokatnaevnet.dk.
9. Governing law and jurisdiction
9.1. Any dispute between a client and Attorney Jakob Dahl Thomsen is to be settled in accordance with Danish law and may only be brought before Danish courts.
9.2. If the dispute concerns the conduct or fee, the client may lodge a complaint with the Disciplinary Board of the Danish Bar and Law Society (see above).
Adjusted November 2018