Nyheder 2014


Sandroos law firm opens office on Esbjerg harbour

19 November 2014. Sandroos opens office in the central part of Esbjerg with effect from 1 December 2014. As one of the few law firms in Copenhagen – probably the only one – we choose to be physically present in Denmark’s leading offshore city. The address is D. Lauritzens Vej 14, DK-6700 Esbjerg. Please see the press release here: New offices – Esbjerg harbour.

Briefing note: “Changes to Danish oil and gas laws”

3 November 2014. In this briefing note we report the latest developments on the changes to the Danish Offshore Safety Act, which are currently before Parliament, and the upcoming changes to the Danish Subsoil Act that were submitted for public hearing on 31 October 2014. Please see the article here: Changes to Danish oil and gas laws.

Article in EnergiWatch: Danish and English law challenges in grouting

30 September 2014. Among a number of industry participants, attorney at law Bo Sandroos gives his perspectives on “fitness for purpose” under Danish and English law, in this article (in Danish) from EnergiWatch on 26 September 2014: Artikel i EnergiWatch.

Speaking at PWC Conference in London: “Oil Exploration and Mining in Greenland and Denmark – PWC’s 4th Investment and Taxation Conference”

16 September 2014. Bo Sandroos will be speaking at PWC’s oil, gas and mining conference in London on 22-23 September 2014. Bo will specifically be adressing pre-emption rights, guarantees and other financial conditions when entering the Danish and Greenlandic markets. Please see the full conference programme here: PwC’s conference Oil and Mining in Denmark and Greenland – London 22-23 September 2014.

Article: “EU sanctions against Russia – impact on oil and gas”

16 September 2014. We provide an overview article of the new wave of EU sanctions against Russia that all Danish enterprises should be aware of. Please see the article here: Sanctions – impact on oil and gas.


(training course held in Danish)
We offer intensive one-day training courses in offshore contracts. The courses are held in Esbjerg on 28 October and in Copenhagen on 25 November 2014. You can see the invitation and detailed course program here: Kursus i Offshorekontrakter 2014.

Briefing: Notes from the Opening Event f0r the Danish 7th Offshore Licensing Round

30 May 2014. On Monday 26 May the Danish Energy Agency held an opening event for the 7th round. For those not attending the event in Copenhagen, please see the most pertinent points here: Notes from the Opening Event for the 7th Round.

Article: “Korruption i Brasilien – en udfordring for danske offshorevirksomheder”

27 May 2014. We provide an article (in Danish) on the challenges of corruption in Brazil and offer some advice how to avoid difficulties in this challenging oil and gas market. Please see the article here: Korruption i Brasilien – en udfordring.

Seminar: “Skat – for offshoreleverandører og servicefirmaer”

Sandroos law firm in collaboration with Oil Gas Denmark, KPMG and Rambøll is offering an informal seminar on taxation for offshore suppliers and service firms, held in Esbjerg on 27 May and in Copenhagen on 28 May, both at 17.00 hours. Please see the invitation and full program (in Danish) here: Invitation og program – seminar om skat for offshoreleverandører.

Presentations from the seminar

“Liability, Indemnity and Insurance in Offshore Contracts”

The presentation from the seminar on 18 and 20 March 2014 given by Sandroos can be seen here: Liability – presentation 18 and 20 March 2014.The other speakers’ presentations can be obtained upon request.

Seminar: “Liability, Indemnity and Insurance in Offshore Contracts”

Sandroos law firm in collaboration with Maersk Oil, Welltec and Oil Gas Denmark is offering an informal seminar on risk, liability and insurance, held in Esbjerg on 18 March and in Copenhagen on 20 March, both at 17.00 hours. Please see the invitation and full program (in Danish) here: Invitation and program – Liability seminar 18 and 20 March 2014.

Presentations from the seminar “Taxation – for Operators and Licensees”

The presentations from the seminar on 27 February 2014 given by Sandroos and KPMG can be seen here: Presentation Taxation – Sandroos & KPMG.

Seminar: “Taxation – for Operators and Licensees”

We offer an informal seminar on the existing rules for taxation of E & P activities in the Danish sector of the North Sea. The seminar is held in collaboration with Oil Gas Denmark on 27 February 2014 at 17.00 – 19.00 hours. Please see the invitation and full programme here: Programme – Taxation for Operators and Licensees February 2014.

Report for the Danish Energy Agency: “Risk Management in Geothermal Projects”

31 January 2014. Sandroos law firm and WellPerform ApS have delivered their report on the possibilities for risk management in geothermal projects, to the Danish Energy Agency (“DEA”). The report was presented at a conference held by the DEA and the Danish district heating association on 31 January 2014, where more than 70 industry leaders participated. The presentation can be seen here: Præsentation: risikoafdækning i geotermiprojekter. The full report (in Danish) is available here: 
Udredning om mulighederne for risikoafdækning af geotermiprojekter