Accura is one of Denmark's leading advisors with regard to IT and Outsourcing
“One of the best teams in Northern Europe”
TMT - Chambers, 2016
“Accura’s team provides ‘solid and valuable advice’”
Information Technology - Legal 500, 2016
“A particularly strong outsourcing practice”
Information Technology - Legal 500, 2015
“An extremely professional team that leaves us highly impressed”
TMT - Chambers Europe, 2012
“This firm is well known for its strength in IT and telecoms”
TMT - Chambers Europe, 2012
“The firm advises some of the biggest telecommunications providers in the market”
TMT - Chambers Europe, 2011
“The team offers fast response times, great business and industry knowledge, great value for the money”
IT - Legal 500, 2010
Accura is one of Denmark's leading advisors in outsourcing, including business process outsourcing (BPO).
In January 2017 Accura was recognized as "Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year in Denmark" by Corporate Intl. Magazine for the fourth year running. The recognition is awarded primarily due to feedback from and interviews with legal partners, management and in-house counsel of Danish and international public and private businesses and the readership of Corporate Intl. Magazine. Furthermore, Accura has been recognized as "Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year - Denmark" in 2017 by The Global 100 due to our involvement in the largest and most complex cases in the industry.
In recent years, we have assisted listed and non-listed companies, banks, pension funds and trade unions in connection with outsourcing projects from small defined projects to cross-border projects covering a wide range of countries, and we have assisted in connection with the majority of the existing BPO projects for offshoring of financial and accounting functions.
Outsourcing is a discipline that requires skills and experience in process management and the handling of complex contractual regulation. We mainly focus on interdisciplinary discussions of the business case, ensuring efficient and safe management of the process so that the contract especially supports the reduction of risks and the optimisation of the potential efficiency gains.
Depending on the legal or business requirements to which the customer's or supplier's outsourcing project is subject, the project is either completed in a formal tender process – subject to the procurement rules or just similar principles – or in a dedicated negotiation process between the two parties, possibly after obtaining comparable commercial key terms from the market in a structured benchmark process.
Our team consists of experienced specialist lawyers, several of which also have financial backgrounds and in-house experience with customers as well as several of the leading IT and outsourcing suppliers. This ensures that we have a balanced and updated knowledge about specific solutions and market standards.
Typical examples of advice regarding outsourcing concerns:
Accura has one of the largest specialist groups within IT law.
Several of our legal specialists also have finansial backgrounds, and in-house experience from several of the largest IT suppliers and customers. Based on our industry knowledge and updated insight into the available business models and terms, we have a long track record of successful negotiations, where the legal risk is mitigated while the commercial efficiency gains with respect to both the direct price and the contract adjustment mechanisms.
Our specialist team has experience in advising and negotiating of all types of IT contracts and is able to manage and plan the procurement processes to achieve the most favourable legal and commercial outcome for both private customers and customers who are subject to the procurement rules.
Our specialists mainly provide legal services within the following areas:
As a result of the technological development, new products are increasingly complex, and the intellectual property rights related to both the final product and the production methods are spread between many parties. This imposes very high demands on the contractual regulation throughout the value chain from idea to the final product.
Our specialists have in-depth experience with the drafting and negotiation of rights-based agreements, which require thorough understanding of the technology and the commercial framework are essential requirements in order to achieve an expedient regulation for our customers.
Typical agreements that we provide advice on:
For many years, Accura has assisted both telecoms operators and some of the world's largest providers of telecommunications services. Therefore, we have obtained experience in both regulatory advice and communication with the authorities in relation to telecommunications and broadcasting, as well as the special contracts within the telecommunications industry.
Typical examples of advice:
Personal data law has been the subject of increased focus in recent years, particularly because of the technological development resulting in an increase in the registration and processing of personal data. This focus is likely to continue in future, in particular also due to expected changes at EU level, including increased level of sanctions for non-compliance. In addition, data protection law poses certain challenges to the use of technological solutions such as cloud and the use of big data which in future is likely to be used to an even greater extent than today.
Our data protection law experts have experience in advising on virtually all aspects of data protection law, including special rules and special legislation in particular concerning trade unions, the health and financial sectors as well as links to the restrictions set out in the Marketing Practices Act on the use of customer data.
Typical examples of our legal advice on data protection law concern:
In addition, our advice often concerns the processing of personal data across countries in different legal systems, e.g. in connection with e-commerce and outsourcing.