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Europe 2022
Denmark Competition/European Law
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6 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by Bech-Bruun

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.

Chambers Review

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Competition/European Law - Denmark
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What the team is known for

Bech-Bruun is an impressive competition law practice covering complex merger filings, compliance and contentious cases. The law firm has notable experience in a range of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, construction and waste. The legal team also represents municipalities and government entities in national public procurement cases. The department is 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.

Work highlights

Assisted the City of Copenhagen and Ejendomsfonden Vandkulturhuset Papirøen in relation to a complaint brought before the Public Procurement Complaints Board by NIRAS.

Notable practitioners

Claus Berg is a notable market presence who is particularly active in public procurement mandates on behalf of clients in the construction and infrastructure industries.

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

Head of department Peter Stig Jakobsen represents clients in a range of competition matters, including handling tender procedures for projects, as well as European Commission investigations and claims for damages.

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

Anders Birkelund Nielsen enters the rankings as a result of strong feedback. He is active on a range of public procurement mandates.

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Jesper Kaltoft
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Peter Stig Jakobsen
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Competition/European Law: Public Procurement

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Anders Birkelund Nielsen
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Claus Berg
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Jesper Kaltoft
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Tina Braad
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