KROMANN REUMERT RANKS AT THE TOP OF IFLR1000 2018
International Financial Law Review has just released its annual guide, IFLR 1000 2018, which ranks law firms within capital markets, banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency and project development. Among all Danish law firms, Kromann Reumert is the only one ranked in the highest level within all practice areas.
The international guide to the world’s leading law firms, IFLR, assesses law firms based on client reviews amongst others. In the assessment of Kromann Reumert IFLR states: "Undoubtedly one of the most recognised and respected names in the Danish market, Kromann Reumert stands as a market leader in every area of its practice. With its size and scope, there are very few areas of the market where it isn’t active."
Read IFLR's assessment of Kromann Reumert
About the assessment, managing partner Arne Møllin Ottosen says: "We are very proud to have received tier 1 ratings across the board in IFLR's international guide to leading law firms. We see this as a pat on the back from our clients, and that means a lot to us."
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HOOGLY TEA AND CONDE NAST JOHANSENS ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP
Scandi cool-inspired luxury Tea, Hoogly, and Condé Nast Johansens, leading guide for luxury hotels announce new partnership
World-renowned Condé Nast Johansens, a collection of luxury hotels and spas, has hand-picked a new Scandi-cool range of Danish inspired tea as its preferred tea supplier.
The new partnership will introduce Hoogly Tea to luxury hotels, spas and venues throughout the UK and see Hoogly join other high-profile hospitality supply partners including Taittinger, LSA International and Ten Acre.
Fiona Patrick, client services director of Condé Nast Johansens said: “This young, vivacious brand has hit the spot in terms of capturing the essence of hygge. Already working with a number of high-profile companies that embrace the concept, its range of exciting teas will appeal to the hotelier wishing to encourage their guests to relax and unwind. We look forward to introducing Hoogly to our portfolio of properties.”
Created by Danish tea enthusiast and Brighton resident, Tina Gloggengieser,
Hoogly Tea has its origins in the mindful hygge lifestyle, credited with making Denmark one of the happiest nations in the world.
Tina said: “Central to hygge living is tea, with its ability to bring comfort and a sense of well-being. We are thrilled to welcome Condé Nast Johansens to the Hoogly team!”
The 17 blends of black, white and green teas, as well as herbal infusions, create a very unique collection. The teas are all hand blended and personally developed by Tina, and draw on the central themes of hygge: togetherness, food, and celebration. These include Around the Fire Black Tea, a combination of smoky tea leaves, warming spices, safflower and crushed chilli; Baked Apple Chai, a base of mellow Sri Lankan tea with apple, ginger, cinnamon and cloves; and Sparkling White, Chinese white tea with apple, lemongrass, elderflower and rosehip among many others.
Condé Nast Johansens recommends luxury properties that are personally visited and approved by a member of its local expert team. Its portfolio of carefully selected hospitality partners adheres to premium criteria, making Hoogly Tea the perfect fit.
Hoogly teas are blended and packed in the UK, ethically sourced and fairly traded. The biodegradable tea pyramids are soil association certified.
Check out their website: https://www.hooglytea.com
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DONG Energy plans to change company name to Ørsted
Following the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas business, the DONG Energy name is no longer suitable for the company.
Therefore, DONG Energy has today called for an Extraordinary General Meeting to ask the shareholders of the company to approve a change of the company name to Ørsted.
Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said:
"DONG was originally short for Danish Oil and Natural Gas. With our profound strategic transformation and the divestment of our upstream oil and gas business, this is no longer who we are. Therefore, it is now the right time to change our name.
"Our vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Climate change is one of the most serious challenges the world faces today, and to avoid inflicting serious harm to the global ecosystems, we need to fundamentally change the way we power the world – from black to green energy."
Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG Energy, said:
"2017 will be remembered as the year when offshore wind became cheaper than black energy, as demonstrated by the recent tenders for offshore wind in Germany and the UK. It has never been more clear that it is possible to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. The time is now right for us to change our name to demonstrate that we want to help create such a world."
From green transformation to green growth
Over the past decade, DONG Energy has transformed from an energy company based on coal and oil to a global leader in renewable energy. The company has been able to increase earnings considerably, while reducing the use of coal in its power stations and building out new offshore wind farms. Since 2006, CO2-emissions have been reduced by 52%, and by 2023, they will have been reduced by 96% compared to 2006.
DONG Energy has divested its upstream oil and gas business and decided to stop all use of coal. In addition, the company has established a new storage team to explore new business opportunities in energy storage. DONG Energy has also established a new corporate ventures unit in Silicon Valley, California, to explore emerging energy technologies and potential long-term business opportunities.
As battery storage and new energy technologies mature and as a more flexible demand side is developed, natural gas will, in the coming years, continue to support the transition to an entirely green energy system. DONG Energy will continue to trade in and sell natural gas to its customers, facilitating the bridge to a world that runs entirely on green energy.
The new name and brand
The new name – Ørsted – references the innovative Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851). Ørsted spearheaded several scientific discoveries, including the discovery of electromagnetism in 1820, which helped lay the scientific foundation for how today's societies are powered.
As part of becoming Ørsted, a new logo and brand identity will be introduced. The new brand identity is inspired by the Danish design tradition in being simple, functional and human and supporting a sustainable way of life. The brand identity will consist of a full spectrum of colours, inspired by Scandinavian nature and the Danish 20th century artist Vilhelm Lundstrøm.
Henrik Poulsen said:
"We have undertaken significant efforts to find the right name and brand identity for our company. Our new name recognises H.C. Ørsted's curiosity, dedication and interest in nature and our brand identity speaks to the innovation and profound understanding of nature, which is vital to create a world that runs entirely on green energy."
Matthew Wright, Managing Director for DONG Energy UK, said:
"This change to our name reflects our transformation into a fully-fledged renewable energy company. Ørsted perfectly captures our roots as a business and the exciting future ahead.
"In the UK, we are leading the renewable energy transformation and our offshore wind business is part of a hugely successful and growing industry. Offshore wind is now a mainstream renewable technology in the UK, providing low-cost green energy, while creating quality jobs across the country and a thriving supply chain for businesses.
"Our world first bio energy plant in Northwich and complete energy solutions sales business also underline our position at the heart of the energy transition."
The roll out of the new name and design across the markets in which DONG Energy is present will take place from 6 November.
The information in this announcement does not change DONG Energy's previous financial guidance for the financial year 2017 or the announced expected investment level for 2017.
For further information please visit www.orsted.co.uk
DONG Energy is part of the Chamber's Premier Membership - The Advisory Board
Aquavit London: First Michelin Star
October 2, 2017 – Aquavit, the Nordic-inspired all day dining brasserie, is delighted to announce it has been awarded a Michelin star today.
Founder and CEO Philip Hamilton says "We made a conscious decision to be a high quality, more informal brasserie-style establishment than our more formal sister restaurant in New York. We are delighted that Michelin are so in tune with contemporary dining that they chose to award accessible, high quality cuisine with a star."
Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén adds, "I am so pleased that my national cuisine has been rewarded in the heart of London and that Nordic cuisine is getting the recognition it deserves.”
Aquavit opened in London less than a year ago in St. James’s Market and has since been a celebrity hotspot attracting the likes of Rihanna, Rosamund Pike, Winnie Harlow and Michael Fassbender. The restaurant space has been host to a number of influential events including the Osman Fashion Show and most recently, the GQ Grooming Awards.
Inspired by the famous Aquavit in New York, Aquavit London opened in St. James’s Market in November 2016 under Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén, offering a more accessible version of the restaurant in a relaxed, informal setting. Aquavit London offers Nordic-inspired cuisine with a contemporary twist, and provides all day dining as well as a bespoke aquavit trolley. Designed by Swedish-born Martin Brudnizki, Aquavit London is a convivial yet sophisticated space, which covers 120 guests including in the bar and has two exquisite private dining rooms. The restaurant also showcases pieces by revered Nordic designers including a wall-mounted textile by Olafur Eliasson, cutlery by Georg Jensen, and artwork by Andrea Hamilton.
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Play London with Mr Bean
Pointvoucher is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of Play London with Mr Bean - a mobile game and voucher platform designed to engage people for hours and drive commercial footfall at the same time.
The UK start-up owned by Danes, has partnered with the Mayor of London's promotional agency London & Partners and global distributors Endemol Shine Group, to promote London with the help of the universally recognised Mr Bean. The game will launch in the UK on October 19th and will have its global launch the week after. It will target tourists (domestic and international) as well as Londoners with a projected estimate of +10 million downloads within the first year.
Mr Bean has grown to be a global entertainment and social media superstar with more than 75 million followers on Facebook. Most people remember his good old live action movies with amusement. But his worldwide popularity has grown even further thanks to his presence as a cartoon character. He has also been featured in mobile games before, which has generated millions of downloads and has left his fans craving for even more memorable Mr Bean content.
In this new game the focus is to promote London through Mr Bean. London businesses can, in turn, use the platform to distribute products and great offers to the game’s dynamic audience that will download the game, play, earn voucher points and claim vouchers in the voucher shop connected to the game.
Play London with Mr Bean is an exciting platform and an incredible opportunity for DUCC member brands to obtain greater brand exposure and commercial footfall through the various partnership options the platform offers. The brands can collaborate with Pointvoucher by becoming voucher partners, sponsors, and/or offer products as prizes for the competitions that will be run in the game. Adding vouchers to the game is still free and the sponsorship opportunities are unprecedented.
Follow the link for a better understanding of what the platform Play London with Mr Bean is about and its offerings:
Or watch the game’s promotional video:
If interested, contact Kasper Daugaard at email@example.com, as the partnership opportunities will be closing soon in preparation for the game launch on October 19th.
Pointvoucher is part of The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce via e3Light Group's Premier Membership - The Advisory Board
Century Design opening new showroom
Century Design, supplier of tableware and accessories to the catering industry, is thrilled to announce the opening of its new showroom in Warwickshire with immediate effect.
We are delighted to be able to offer our consultancy service and present products, all carefully sourced from our Danish suppliers, to our UK client base in a business friendly environment that is conveniently located with ease of access to the motorway network.
It is our intention to showcase the complete range of tableware in order to offer solutions and, hopefully, a little inspiration to the industry’s decision makers – chefs, restaurateurs and buyers. We are proud of our portfolio of Danish designers – from established, leading marques to up and coming makers – and believe the collection to be unique in the UK. By celebrating and promoting the heritage of Danish design we can give our customer the opportunity to stand out from the crowd.
We will continue to offer a consultancy service by visiting clients, in their premises, with ranges of samples.
For an appointment please contact us at Century Design.
01564 782173 or 07968 584783
C23G Holly Farm Business Park
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LUMIERE LONDON IS BACK | 18-21 JANUARY 2018
In January 2018, Lumiere London will return to weave its magic through the streets of the capital, commissioned by the Mayor of London. Over four nights, Artichoke will work with leading international artists to transform the city’s familiar spaces and iconic buildings with light.
THE DANISH CORPORATE CIRCLE | CELEBRATE DANISH ART AND BUSINESS IN THE UK
Artichoke would like to invite Danish companies to join the Danish Corporate Circle. For the second edition of this hugely successful event, Artichoke will be working with Danish light artists Vertigo and Studio Roso. This represents an extraordinary opportunity to showcase Danish companies to the British market and audience.
Sponsors will have access to tailored networking and branding packages, which can include invitations to exclusive networking events, VIP passes, and bespoke marketing. Whether you want to support Danish artists, impress clients with high-level hospitality, or connect with other Lumiere London partners, we have an option to suit you.
Please take a moment to look at this short film detailing the successes of Lumiere London 2016 from a number of our partners, including Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, expressing why a partnership for 2018 is worth getting involved in: http://bit.ly/2vdfXd1
- Footfall of 1.3 million visitors across four evenings – a 20% increase in footfall for London in January
- Total audience spend of £22 million
- Significant media interest with more than 1,000 national and international media articles
* All figures from Lumiere London 2016
BE PART OF LUMIERE LONDON 2018
To find out more about sponsorship and partner opportunities contact:
Mette Falk | Development Co-ordinator, Artichoke | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 020 7650 7611 x 220
Flying Tiger Copenhagen - DUCC Xmas Lunch pakkeleg sponsor
Flying Tiger Copenhagen, the Danish variety design store is delighted to be a sponsor at the DUCC annual Christmas Lunch 2017 for a 6th year. We will once again be providing the wrapped gifts for the traditional “Pakkeleg” game to get everyone in the Christmas spirit of giving and receiving.
We are extremely proud of our Danish heritage and traditional Christmas customs. The products at Flying Tiger Copenhagen are about bringing people together and shared social experiences and therefore ideal for the DUCC annual Christmas lunch.The first Tiger store opened in Copenhagen in 1995 and has since grown to more than 600 stores in Europe, Japan and the USA. The stores offer a quirky, unique and ever changing assortment of own branded and designed products at affordable prices based on the idea that good design should be open to everyone. Our products are thoughtful and encourage people to come together to share time eating, entertaining or just having fun. In stores you will find things you need, things you’ve dreamed of and things you never new existed, including homeware, toys, hobby, party, snacks and gadgets. Although now very much a global business in 30 countries, Flying Tiger Copenhagen is still very much a Danish business where the design team based in Copenhagen create half of the 300 new products that end up on shelves in Flying Tiger Copenhagen every month.
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Growth in Danish export to the Uk this year
Impressive 20,6 percent growth in Danish export to the UK this year
in June this year, the total Danish goods exports rose, exclusive energi goods, ships and plane by 0,2 percent in comparison to may last year. The numbers are the latest figures from Danmarks Statistik, and they were published September 8th. The growth in exports connected to the UK, is linked to a big increase in deliveries of wind turbines.
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New Danish Ambassador to the UK
Ambassador Lars Thuesen, an experienced diplomat with a strong background in the area of trade and investment, is the Danish Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Lars Thuesen took up the position as Ambassador to the United Kingdom 1 September 2017. From now on, his home is the Ambassador’s Residence in the Arne Jacobsen-designed embassy building in Sloane Street.
As managing director of The Trade Council, the governmental export and investment organisation under The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was in charge of 75 employees in Denmark and 230 employees abroad located at more than 100 embassies, general consulates and trade commissions. At the same time, Lars Thuesen was member of the senior management of The Ministry.
In The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen, Lars Thuesen has held managerial positions in the departments of Communication, Press and Culture as well as Consular services. In his career, he has on multiple occasions worked with EU affairs, such as treaty changes, EU enlargements, presidencies, trade policy and coordination of the Danish EU policy.
In the Foreign Service, Lars Thuesen has been posted in Mexico and twice in Spain. Before he began his career at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was employed in the Research Department of the European Parliament in Luxembourg. Lars Thuesen has also lived in USA on several occasions.
He graduated in the field of Political Science specializing in international affairs from Aarhus University and University of Massachusetts in 1987.
Lars Thuesen, 57, is married to Jeanine A. Ayerdi and together they have a son.
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Goodwille celebrating 20th anniversary
20 years of helping Nordic businesses succeed in the UK
Goodwille, a family owned business built on commitment to quality and service celebrates 20 years as one of the leading providers of professional business services. With a vision to make international business easier Swedish business woman Annika Goodwille founded the company in 1997 offering a unique solution – all the advice and services you need from one company with unparalleled crossborder experience. To celebrate this anniversary Goodwille are hosting two events, one in London on 14th September and in Stockholm 21st September.
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