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Foreign lawyers in Denmark

If you wish to apply for authorisation as a Danish lawyer, cf. Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications, please visit Business in Denmark for further information.

Applications to become an assistant attorney-at-law or attorney-at-law in Denmark shall be filed with The Department of Civil Affairs, Toldboden 2, 2. sal, 8800 Viborg. 

If you wish to establish yourself as a lawyer in Denmark under your home-country professional title, cf. Directive 1998/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent bases in a Member State other than that which the qualification was obtained, please visit the English part of Advokatsamfundet.dk

British attorneys-at-law and assistant attorneys-at-law authorised with British legal qualifications

If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU without an agreement with the EU, it will affect British attorneys-at-law working under their British professional title or providing legal services in Denmark. A no-deal Brexit will also affect assistant attorneys-at-law in Denmark, who have obtained authorization in Denmark based on British legal qualifications.

To ensure that British attorneys-at-law and assistant attorneys-at-law authorised with British legal qualifications can continue to have the right to work in Denmark under these titles, the Danish Parliament on March 19, 2019 adopted a legislative proposal, which will establish a temporary transitional scheme, in the event of a no deal-scenario. The Danish Brexit Act extends existing EU-rights for a transitional period. Under certain conditions the Danish Brexit Act also applies to British attorneys-at-law authorised with British legal qualifications.

Specifically, the Danish Brexit Act maintains rights to recognition of professional qualifications under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. In addition, the Danish Brexit Act applies to persons who have obtained a British attorney-at-law title by the time the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU, according to which these persons maintain their existing access to establish and to provide legal services in Denmark under the use of their British professional title.

Furthermore, the Danish Brexit Act ensures that persons, who are authorised by the time the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU as assistant attorneys-at-law in Denmark based on British legal qualifications without having a Danish bachelor or master degree in law, can maintain this authorization.

The Danish Brexit Act can be found here.