Setting the legal standard

The Karnov mission is to become the indispensable partner for all legal and T&A professionals in Scandinavia, leveraging must have content with in-depth knowledge and providing innovative technologies to improve practitioners’ work.

By doing so we will set the standards for how legal and T&A practitioners access the law and manage their practices more efficiently

Our ambition


Flemming Breinholt, CEO

Flemming Breinholt

Chief Executive Officer

Dora Clausen, CFO

Dora Clausen

Chief Financial Officer

Jesper Mortensen, CSO

Jesper Mortensen

Chief Sales Officer - Denmark

Anne Nørvang Hasnen, CCO

Anne Nørvang Hansen

Chief Content Officer

Jesper Kingo, CTO

Jesper Kingo

Chief Technology Officer

Jon Boström

Jon Boström

Chief Sales Officer - Sweden

Our ambition

Our ambition is to become the indispensable partner for legal and Tax & Accounting professionals across Scandinavia: to achieve this we have defined 4 areas of focus.



We are working towards a complete set of content across all legal and tax & accounting areas in Scandinavia.

We want to provide access to the complete width and depth of relevant content through our online services.


Guided research

We want to guide our users through all information, both external and internal, though the use of state of the art technology

We aim to do this by delivering a customized user experience, tailored to the needs of the specific user.

We want to guide the user quickly to the answer that bears more relevance, without the fear of having missed essential information


Workflow efficiency

We aim to present content and functionality where it has the most value; at the right time in the workflow of the user.

This means potential integration of Karnov Group tools with external software solutions.

We want to use our understanding of our customers workflow and our knowledge of technology drivers to build essential workflow tools, and make content available on new media channels.


Leveraging brand and platform

We want to help our customers attract new business, by

  • Ensuring continuous knowledge development, on the platforms that suit our customers
  • Being the industry’s knowledge forum, creating a center for thought leadership and debate

Our history - Key milestones


Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen

Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen is published for the first time.


Magnus Karnov

Magnus Karnov publishes the first edition of collected laws.


Karnovs Lovsamling

Fourth edition is published, and is named Karnovs Lovsamling.



EF-Karnov (now EU Karnov) is published.



Karnov Sweden is established.


Mostrups Forlag

The Karnov family sells the publishing rights to Mostrups Forlag.


CD rom

Lovsamlingen is published on CD rom, with a twice yearly update.


Karnov Online

Karnov Online is launched.



GMT acquires Karnov Group from Thomson Reuter.



FAPI acquires Karnov Group.