FÜRST Law Firm is an office community with the participation of 2 independent law firms:
- Attorney-at-law Janus Fürst, CVR no. 26 91 10 44
- Attorney-at-law Erik Østergaard-Nielsen, CVR-no. 34 33 71 01
The office community is established at the following physical address in Denmark:
Islands Brygge 26
2300 København S
FÜRST Advokatfirma can be contacted by telephone +45 32 63 04 80 and by fax +45 32 63 04 78.
In addition, the lawyers in FÜRST Law Firm can be contacted by email, see Contact. Direct contact information on staff of FÜRST Law Firm is provided only on prior notice to Janus Fürst or Erik Østergaard-Nielsen.
All lawyers of FÜRST Law Firm are appointed as lawyers by the Danish Ministry of Justice and are members of the Danish Law Society and Bar Association.
FÜRST Law Firm and all lawyers of FÜRST Law Firm are subject to the Code of Ethics of the Law Society. The rules can be found at the Law Society website: www.advokatsamfundet.dk.
Reference is also made to sections §§ 119-147 of the Danish Act on Administration of Justice, as regards the rules governing how lawyers must conduct their business. The rules currently in force can be found at the Law Society’s website www.advokatsamfundet.dk.
Janus Fürst and Erik Østergaard-Nielsen are both covered by liability insurance containing a legal guarantee signed by the insurance company HDI Gerling (policy number VAS1200852). The liability insurance covers all legal services, regardless of where such is provided.
The insurance company has the following contact information:
Indiakaj 6, 1.
2100 København Ø
FÜRST Law Firm’s services to business clients do not have a predefined price.
Price information for consumers will be given to the individual client before FÜRST Law Firm accepts the assignment (typically in connection to initial consultation).
Limitation of Liability
The above lawyers / law firms are each and severally liable in accordance with general provisions of Danish law for any loss incurred by the client, with the limitations set out below.
Liability does not include compensation for operating loss, loss of profit, goodwill or similar consequential loss.
In addition, the following limitations apply:
Liability in connection with advice by – or on behalf of – Janus Fürst or Erik Østergaard-Nielsen may not exceed DKK 10 million per. lawyer per year.
The client can only raise claims against lawyers at FÜRST Law Firm and thus not against other employees.
As Danish lawyers, FÜRST Law Firm advises solely on Danish legal matters. If the assignment involves foreign legislation, FÜRST Law Firm recommends that the client engage local lawyers. FÜRST Law Firm’s involvement in such parts of the assignment should not be considered as advice on foreign legal relationships.
FÜRST Law Firm is not responsible for the advice provided by the client’s other (external) advisors, regardless of whether such advisors are involved with the assistance of FÜRST Advokatfirma.
The above limitations of liability do not apply to the extent that mandatory rules provide otherwise.
Due to amended legislation on client account deposits, such are now subject to the same rules on indemnification as any other bank deposit.
In case of bank insolvency, the depositors (customers) may lose deposits in excess of € 100,000. Until 1 June 2015, client account deposits were indemnifiable by the Deposit Gurantee Fund (“Indskydergarantien”) without limitation. Now, the limitation of EUR 100.000 applies to common bank account deposits and client account deposits alike, which means that a client may potentially – if the bank becomes distressed – will lose deposits in excess of a total of EUR 100,000 euros. If you / your company both have money on your own accounts and at the lawyer’s client bank account in the same bank, you can only get a total of 100,000 € through the guarantee scheme. However, in real estate transaction, the limitation is higher, the guarantee covering up to a total of EUR 10 million.
At Fürst Law Firm, general client accounts have been established with the banks Nordea, Nykredit and Sydbank. Unless otherwise agreed or disclosed, client funds will be deposited with one of those banks.
At Fürst Law Firm, we naturally strive to meet the expectations of our clients, colleagues, courts etc.
Due to our membership of the Law Society and Bar Association, the lawyers at Fürst Law Firm are subject to the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Board of the Bar Association (“Advokatnævnet”).
The Disciplinary Board handles complaints about lawyers and law firms, including disputes concerning fees.
The Board of Appeal does not rule on questions that are included in pending cases before the courts or questions already settled by the courts.
The Board of Appeal does not have the competence to decide on claims for damages.
As regards cases where the lawyer is appointed by the probate court, complaints about the lawyer’s handling of his assignment are heard by the probate court.
For further information, we refer to the website of the Disciplinary Board:
1306 København K.