Lars Løkke Rasmussen's previous lawyer gets the fine imposed by the disciplinary board

Nikolai Mallet, who are both in the Liberal party executive committee and central executive committee, has, for the third time scored a fine imposed by the disc

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
07 February 2020 Friday 12:00
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Lars Løkke Rasmussen's previous lawyer gets the fine imposed by the disciplinary board

Nikolai Mallet, who are both in the Liberal party executive committee and central executive committee, has, for the third time scored a fine imposed by the disciplinary board.

Nicolai Mallet is in Advokatnævnets decision been found to override the good advokatskik in connection with a case relating to the conflict of interest and billing of an unreasonably high fee.

It appears by an order from the disciplinary board 28. January. An order Nicolai Mallet is brought to the court.

the Liberal party national convention in Herning, denmark. From Left: Nicolai Mallet, Henning Richter, Kristian Jensen and Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

60.000 Danish kroner. So much sounds fine, as Nicolai Mallet is scored. The high amount is due, that he has been previously subject to a fine of dkk 30,000. and a fine of 15,000.

the Fine of 15,000 he got on a salærsag, while he got the fine of 30,000 in order to act as a conductor at a general meeting, where he had interests.

In both cases, he has breached the good advokatskik.

The current case is that the Mallet has represented an unknown aktievirksomhed, which is owned equally between two other companies.

Mallet found itself in a conflict of interest because he provided assistance to aktievirksomheden, who strove against one of the two ejerselskabers interests.

Mallet invoiced a bill of 364.000 crowns. It appears from the bill that there were used 54 partnertimer, 59,5 advokattimer and four fuldmægtigtimer.

This corresponds to an average hourly wage of just under 3100 pounds.

Nicolai Mallet. Photo: Ernst Van Norde

the disciplinary board wrote in their decision, 'that the collected fees are not considered reasonable'. Therefore, should Mallet to repay half of the 364.000 crowns he had originally billed.

An amount equal to the 182.000 kr. excl. vat. The amount to be paid back with interest at the rate of eight percent from the time he received the amount.

Ekstra Bladet has been in touch with Nicolai Mallet, who have not commented on the matter. Finn Schwarz, who is managing partner at Horten law firm, has written the following in an email on behalf of Nicolai Mallet.

'We believe that Nicolai Mallet has acted rightly in the matter concerned and to Advokatnævnets decision is wrong. We have therefore brought the matter before the courts, where it will now be processed and settled finally. Until the court has definitively settled the matter, the case will not be commented further.'

Updated: 07.02.2020 12:00
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