Bech-Bruun

Public Law Department

Denmark
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Overview

We advise municipalities, regions, ports, inter-municipal enterprises, public and private enterprises, and we represent these parties at city courts, the high courts and the Supreme Court, observing the principles that apply to public authorities as parties to legal proceedings.

We advise, prepare investigations and conduct cases about and for public authorities and enterprises concerning the legal matters of same, including:

  • Administration law
  • Liability of public authorities and enterprises
  • Liability issues (legal inquiries and reports)
  • Formation and organisation of public enterprises
  • Foundations and autonomous institutions
  • Social law
  • Capacity issues 
  • Access to information cases
  • Public authorities' financial situations and borrowing
  • Statutory basis in municipal law according to municipal power of attorney or sector legislation
  • Regulations governing public enterprises
  • Inter-municipal enterprises
  • Municipal-owned public limited companies
  • PPP and PPC projects
  • Public law special regulations from rules on compensation for loss of income when enrolling in adult education to the provisions of the Danish Health Act
  • Energy law issues
  • Protection of environment and nature as well as planning

Our team is comprised of highly skilled and specialised lawyers, who all have extensive experience with public clients. We have long-standing experience in advising on all areas of law relating to the public sector.