Client Information

Information to be provided under the Code of Conduct for the Danish Bar and Law Society, art. 13.:

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius is a partnership limited by shares owned by the attorneys listed as partners in their personal profiles on www.kirklarsen.dk.

All attorneys at Kirk Larsen & Ascanius are appointed by the Danish Ministry of Justice and are, together with any EU attorneys, registered at and members of the Danish Bar and Law Society.

Contact information

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius
Torvet 21, DK-6700 Esbjerg
Email: kirklarsen@kirklarsen.dk
Telephone: +45 70 22 66 60
Fax: +45 75 45 46 36
CVR no.: 33 64 69 25

Insurance

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius has taken out professional indemnity insurance and compulsory guarantee insurance with HDI Gerling Denmark insurers. Every attorney in the firm is covered by this insurance, and the indemnity insurance includes all legal work undertaken by Kirk Larsen & Ascanius irrespective of where it is carried out.

HDI Gerling Danmark,
Indiakaj 6, 1., DK-2100 København Ø
E-mail: info@hdi-gerling.dk 
Tlf.: 0045 33 36 95 95
CVR nr.: 37276251

The Code of Conduct for the Danish Bar and Law Society

The Danish Bar and Law Society has drawn up a code of conduct covering inter alia rules on good conduct for lawyers and confidentiality, and the Danish Bar and Law Society supervises compliance with the code; the detailed contents of the code are available on the Society’s website under www.advokatsamfundet.dk/Service/English/Rules/

State-funded legal aid and legal expenses insurance cover

When a case is first commenced, Kirk Larsen & Ascanius explores the potential for the client qualifying for state-funded legal aid or legal expenses insurance cover, either under current legislation or under the client’s own insurance. Where our fees are to be settled initially or finally by the state or by an insurance company, the client will be informed of the factors determining the calculation of fees etc.   

Law and jurisdiction

For our terms of business, please see our website under “About KLA/Terms of Business”.

The Danish Act on Measures to Prevent Money Laundering

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius is subject to the Danish Act on Measures to Prevent Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. This means that we are required to obtain and store our clients’ personal identity information and, with regard to companies, to identify ultimate company ownership.

Furthermore, we are required to investigate any transactions where suspicion of money laundering or financing of terrorism arises. In such circumstances, Kirk Larsen & Ascanius must notify the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (SØIK - Statsadvokaten for særlig økonomisk og international kriminalitet).

Client Account

All client money placed with Kirk Larsen & Ascanius ¦|are administered according to the rules and regulations of the Danish Bar and Law Society and are deposited at client accounts. Added interests fall to the client in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Danish Bar and Law Society.

Without written instructions from the client, Kirk Larsen & Ascanius is entitled to deposit the client’s funds freely at a client account with a bank of the choice of Kirk Larsen & Ascanius.

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius has established head client accounts with a number of commercial banks and savings banks including Danske Bank, Sydbank, Nordea, Skjern Bank and Nykredit Bank.

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius does not advice on the risk in connection with deposits with the individual banks, and Kirk Larsen & Ascanius does not assume liability and responsibility for the client’s possible loss of funds deposited with the client accounts of Kirk Larsen & Ascanius.

The funds are covered by Garantiformuen http://www.gii.dk/.

The client must be aware of the fact that all funds deposited at the client accounts of Kirk Larsen & Ascanius are only covered with a maximum amount of EUR 100,000 if a commercial bank and savings bank should become in distress.

If the deposit on a client account relates to a transaction regarding a real estate property, which is mainly used for private relations, the cover of the Garantifonden is maximum EUR 10,000,000.

The coverage apply to the clients total deposit with the individual bank, and thus not only to the clients deposit with the client account of Kirk Larsen & Ascanius.

It is the responsibility of the client to ensure, that the funds deposited with Kirk Larsen & Ascanius are deposited at a client account with a bank other than the client’s usual bank, if the clients total deposit will exceed EUR 100,000. The client may contact the partner responsible for the case in order to be informed of the name of the bank, where the funds are deposited.

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius have client accounts with a number of banks, and the client is advised to contact Kirk Larsen & Ascanius with regards to where possible funds are deposited.

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