Personal Data Protection

Our expertise includes: 

  • International compliance programmes
  • Data transfer between company groups, such as international groups
  • Whistleblowing programmes
  • Outsourcing and cloud computing
  • Handling of employee information
  • Personal data in marketing campaigns
  • Handling of customer information during mergers and acquisitions
  • Personal data handling agreements
  • Declarations of consent
  • Danish Data Protection Agency notifications.

How can we help?
We have advised on personal data protection issues ever since regulation was introduced. We have thorough knowledge of the legislation and its interpretation – and not least, we know how to apply regulations to our clients’ businesses to the effect that theory translates into practice.

We advise businesses within all industries. At the moment, our most sought-after competences include whistleblowing schemes and policies, online gathering of sensitive customer information and international marketing campaigns subject to compliance with regulation in more countries.

Our clients are both Danish businesses and international groups headquartered or with subsidiaries in Denmark. At the moment, businesses within the finance, IT and health sectors make up a substantial part of our client portfolio.

Personal data protection is a fast-developing field. We stay up to date on the latest trends through our membership of several international networks and fora.

Common challenges
Following the global digital and online development, the protection of personal data has become a growing priority. However, many companies and public authorities find personal data regulation complex, restrictive and difficult to employ in practice. This is particularly true among international businesses as they must establish a common corporate personal data practice in addition to complying with the legislation of different jurisdictions.

Such challenges are likely to increase in the near future. Within the EU, a new personal data regulation is work in progress which will replace the current personal data directive. The implementation date of this new regulation as well as its final wording is still to be decided. However, the regulation is expected to impose more stringent requirements on businesses and to tighten the present sanctions in Denmark to be imposed on companies failing to comply with the regulation.

 

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Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Intellectual Property

What the team is known for Well-respected team best known for handling contentious medical patent cases. Additionally, assists with large data protection and compliance projects. Also active in the trade mark and copyright area, including anti-counterfeiting of products.  Represents pharmaceutical companies as well as many notable brands from other sectors. Boasts in-house EU law expertise.

Strengths The team is well regarded for its commercial capabilities. One client states: "It's excellent; it's commercial," adding that the team's advice is also strategic.

Another client notes the "relaxed and positive atmosphere."

Work highlights Represented Krka against Pfizer in a case relating to patent infringement that concerned Krka's medical product Pregabalin.

Assisted DSV with developing and implementing a data protection compliance programme across the entire group of companies. 

Significant clients Teva Pharmaceuticals, Louis Vuitton, Ford, eBay, Warner Bros.

Notable practitioners
Head of department Klaus Madsen has extensive experience in contentious pharmaceutical patent cases as well as in cases concerning IT and mechanical devices. He recently represented Krka in a patent case against Pfizer concerning the medicinal product Pregabalin.

Claus Barrett Christiansen is noted for his expertise in marketing and technology law and has represented clients in high-profile contentious cases relating to the interpretation of EU marketing law. He is also knowledgeable of EU trade mark and design regulations. 

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn represents clients in conflicts relating to patents and utility models as well as assisting pharmaceutical and food sector clients with regulatory issues.

Christian Vinding Thomsen specialises in compliance and regulatory issues that apply to pharmaceutical and food products. He also assists with the transactional and commercial contracts related to IP rights.

Mikkel Friis Rossa enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. Clients describe him as "very commercial, straight to the point and solution-oriented." He advises on data protection compliance and has experience of handling large projects.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Intellectual Property

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Chambers Global Rating 2017
-  Intellectual property

Head of department Klaus Madsen has extensive experience in contentious pharmaceutical patent cases as well as in cases concerning IT and mechanical devices. He recently represented Krka in a patent case against Pfizer concerning the medicinal product Pregabalin.

Claus Barrett Christiansen is noted for his expertise in marketing and technology law and has represented clients in high-profile contentious cases relating to the interpretation of EU marketing law. He is also knowledgeable of EU trade mark and design regulations. 

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn represents clients in conflicts relating to patents and utility models as well as assisting pharmaceutical and food sector clients with regulatory issues.

Christian Vinding Thomsen specialises in compliance and regulatory issues that apply to pharmaceutical and food products. He also assists with the transactional and commercial contracts related to IP rights.

Mikkel Friis Rossa enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. Clients describe him as "very commercial, straight to the point and solution-oriented." He advises on data protection compliance and has experience of handling large projects.  

Chambers and Partners Global, Intellectual Property

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Intellectual property

Always within reach’, Bech-Bruun’s accessible team often represents clients in IP arbitration and litigation, as well as advising on compliance matters. Claus Barrett Christiansen successfully represented Rockwool in a design dispute with Papiruld before the Supreme Court. Clients recommend the ‘commercially mindedMikkel Friis Rossa, who specialises in IP contracts, strategy and data protection. Patent litigation expert Klaus Ewald Madsen leads the group.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

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