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Bech-Bruun

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Impressive competition law practice covering complex merger filings, compliance and contentious cases. Has notable experience in a range of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, construction and waste. Also represents municipalities and government entities in national public procurement cases. Highly active in the media and broadcasting sector, advising clients on European Commission investigations and claims for damages before the High Court and Supreme Court.

Strengths

A source describes the lawyers as "extraordinarily dedicated," adding that "they make proactive enquiries about relevant and important topics and they respond at short notice."

Work highlights

Assisted Elbit Systems with procurement matters, including the handling of complaints, relating to the procurement of supplies to the Danish Defence.

Notable practitioners

An accomplished figure in the field, Claus Berg is particularly active in public procurement mandates on behalf of clients in the construction and infrastructure industries.

Jesper Kaltoft is active in a broad array of tendering and procurement mandates, offering clients additional support in merger filings and competition investigations.

Peter Stig Jakobsen principally represents clients in significant procurement matters, including handling tender procedures for projects, as well as European Commission investigations and claims for damages. One client states: "He has great insight into our company, ensuring fast and accurate deliveries that suit our needs."

Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg advises clients on public procurement issues, having additional expertise in handling merger notifications and complaints before the European Commission.

Tina Braad is a well-regarded public procurement practitioner who handles both contentious and non-contentious matters in the construction sector.

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Overview

We assist private enterprises and public organisations in construing and applying EU law in practice. Our team of EU experts have in-depth knowledge of EU legislative and legal systems, and we have long-standing experience representing enterprises before the Court of Justice of the European Union and before the Danish supervisory authorities and courts in EU law cases. 

Within the field of competition law, we have in-depth experience advising on merger applications and in assessing agreements and conduct in cases where enterprises are accused of violating competition rules. We also help enterprises pursue claims for compensation in civil actions for violation of competition rules.

Among other things, we provide advice on:

  • Interpretation of the EU Treaty, TFEU, regulations, directives and case law ​
  • The right of establishment and free movement of goods, persons, services and capital
  • Contact and negotiation with EU institutions, including the European Commission and the European Parliament
  • Representation of enterprises before Danish supervisory authorities
  • Litigation before the Danish courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Investigations of cartel formations
  • Cooperation and distribution agreements
  • Pricing structures and discount and bonus schemes
  • Cases before the competition authorities, the EU and the Danish courts
  • Merger control
  • Actions in damages
  • Enterprises with special and exclusive rights.

Competition/European Law Department

Bech-Bruun

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Department location

Langelinie Allé 35

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-2100

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Denmark

Competition/European Law


Jesper Kaltoft
Band 2
Peter Stig Jakobsen
Band 2
Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg
Band 2

Competition/European Law: Public Procurement


Jesper Kaltoft
Band 2