Denmark

Name of organisation Foreningen af Sø- Handelsrettens sagkyndige dommere (The association of the expert judges appointed to the Maritim and Commercial Court)
Founding year The Maritime and Commercial Court in 1862 – our association in 1924
Legal status Our association is in constant dialogue with the President of the Maritime and Commercial Court. Our function is purely advisory
Organistional Structure Our members are the current and former expert judges in the Maritime and Commercial Court. Membership is voluntary. The association’s
only source of income comes from an annual membership fee of approx. 100 euro per member
Number of members Approx. 85% of all 119 expert judges appointed to the Maritime and Commercial Court are members of our association. Also approx. 50 former judges are members.
Number of board members The Board consists of 8 members incl. the chairman
What kind of Judges do you represent? All expert judges are appointed among leading business people and nominated by 31 organisations (including the Danish Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Danish Industry, Ship Owners’ Association)
In which fields of law are your members involved in jurisdiction? The Danish Trade Marks Act, The Design Act, the Marketing Practices Act, the Competition Act. Cases concerning international trade conditions, and other commercial matters, as well as Maritime matters.
Particular employment disputes.
URL http://www.domstol.dk/soehandelsretten/Pages/default.aspx