Copenhagen Business Specialist

Hans Fogtdal provides legal advice on all aspects of corporate criminal law in connection with regulatory supervision, control and enforcement, including, if necessary, by representing the client in court. Hans Fogtdal practice encompasses providing advice on the criminal law aspects in relation to businesses’ compliance, contact with the authorities, legal crisis management and internal investigations.

His white-collar crime and corporate criminal law expertise have been gained from working for the Danish prosecution service, the Danish Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime and his background as a business lawyer and from some of the major law firms of Copenhagen.

With his deep insight into the authorities’ way of working and acting he provides advice on e.g.:

  • White-collar crime, including fraud
  • Corporate liability
  • Anti-corruption and bribery,
  • Market abuse regulations, including insider trading and market manipulation
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Tax fraud, VAT fraud.
  • Trade restrictions
  • Competition law offences, cartels etc.
  • Enforcement of GDPR-cases
  • Investigations

With his experience gained from many years of solving extensive, complex and delicate cases as a prosecutor and for companies of all sizes, including uncovering white-collar crime or any other irregularities, Hans Fogtdal is able to guarantee that a discreet, professional and efficient internal legal investigation with the necessary cooperation with investigators and forensics can be carried out while the company is still running.

Hans Fogtdal has extensive litigation experience, including having conducted more than 30 cases before the Danish Supreme Court.

Hans Fogtdal has extensive knowledge of the criminal law aspects of stock market rules and financial legislation from a large number of cases involving market abuse and violations of financial legislation following the financial crisis.

Hans Fogtdal is domiciled in Copenhagen and serve clients all over Denmark and providing advice to businesses throughout Europe and the rest of the world in relation to criminal matters in Denmark.

In addition, Hans Fogtdal has an MCJ from New York University and also lectures on insider trading, etc. as an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and at various courses about white-collar crime, and he is a member of the Danish Criminal Bar Association.

Hans Fogtdal is the author of “Børskriminalitet” (on insider trading and market abuse) from 2015, a major Danish work in the field and “Børsstrafferet” from 2017 with an updated content with the new legal challenges facing listed companies following the Market Abuse Regulation. Currently, Hans Fogtdal with co-writers is writing an annotated legal commentary to the Danish Anti-Money Laundering legislation expected to be issued in fall 2019.

Hans Fogtdal’s professional secrecy encompasses any communication with the client.