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You have different opportunities to practise as a lawyer in Denmark if you have already obtained the right to practise as a lawyer in another EU member state.

EU Lawyer – Registration under home-country professional title – art. 2 of Directive 98/5

You have different opportunities to practise as a lawyer in Denmark if you have already obtained the right to practise as a lawyer in another EU member state.

Here you will find general guidance, but we recommend you consult with this site (select lawyer in search) for more detailed information.

In accordance with article 2 of Directive 98/5/EC to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a member state other than that in which the qualification was obtained and in accordance with section 1 in Declaration number 276 of April 14th 2000 regarding EU lawyers’ establishment in Denmark, any lawyer shall be entitled to establishment in Denmark on a permanent basis under his/her home-country professional title. However, it is noticeable that such an establishment does not include the right to use the Danish professional title "Advokat".

So called "EU-lawyers" shall be registered with the Danish Bar and Law Society in order to be entitled to appear before the court. In cases where an obligation to meet in court with a lawyer exists, you will have to meet in court together with a Danish lawyer. As an "EU-lawyer", you will be able to obtain the right to appear before the Danish High Court etc. in accordance with Section 4 of Declaration number 276 of April 14th 2000 regarding EU lawyers’ establishment in Denmark.

Applications for registration under your home-country title shall be filed with

The Danish Bar and Law Society
Kronprinsessegade 28
DK-1306 Copenhagen K.

Phone: +45 33 96 97 98

Email: postkasse@advokatsamfundet.dk

Secure email: postkasse@advokatsamfundet.dk

Website: www.advokatsamfundet.dk

Opening hours:
Monday-Thursday 9.00-16.00
Friday 9.00-15.00

For further information please see this site.

Granting of host-country professional title (Advokat) due to your experience with the Danish legal system or due to your activity in Denmark – art. 10 of directive 98/5

In accordance with Article 10 (1) in Directive 98/5, "a lawyer practising under his home-country professional title who has effectively and regularly pursued for a period of at least three years an activity in the host Member State in the law of that State including Community law shall, with a view to gaining admission to the profession of lawyer in the host Member State, be exempted from …" the condition of a trial period.

A lawyer practising under his/her home-country professional title who certifies to having effectively and regularly pursued a professional activity in Denmark for a period of at least three years, but who has been occupied with the Danish legal system for a lesser period, may, in accordance with Article 10 (3) in Directive 98/5, obtain admission to the profession of lawyer in Denmark and the right to practise such under the professional title corresponding to the profession in Denmark ("Advokat") without having to meet the condition of a trial period. However, in this specific situation it does not entail an actual right of exemption.

An application for obtaining admission to the profession of lawyer in Denmark due to your experience with the Danish legal system or due to your activity in Denmark shall be filed with:

The Department of Civil Affairs
Toldboden 2, 2. Sal
DK-8800 Viborg

E-mail: civilstyrelsen@civilstyrelsen.dk

Secure email: sikkerpost@civilstyrelsen.dk

Website: www.civilstyrelsen.dk

For more detailed information, please visit this site.

Citizens from non-EU member states read more here