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Europe 2022
Denmark Real Estate
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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Bech-Bruun

We are leading real estate and construction law specialists with experience advising public-sector employers and private operators. We have in-depth knowledge of all legal aspects of real estate, including investment and divestment, leasing, development and public regulations regarding restrictions on the use of real estate.  

Our main areas of expertise span M&A Real Estate, project development, tenders and negotiation of building and construction contracts, lease law and advice relating to real estate. 

In the area of M&A Real Estate we provide innovative and commercially sustainable solutions and highly specialised advice. We have in-depth knowledge of financing which gives us a cutting edge in property development projects where planning of financing is key.

In the area of lease law we advise private and public enterprises and are highly experienced conducting legal proceedings for both lessors and lessees. We are also highly knowledgeable when it comes to sustainable construction and green leases.

In the area of construction law we provide advice on public and private building and construction projects as well as projects with both public and private players. Our expertise spans project development, tenders in building and construction projects, negotiation of building and construction contracts, and contractor's insurance. We employ some of the leading advisers in dispute resolution and alternative types of dispute resolution such as mediation and conciliation.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Real Estate: Construction - Denmark
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Band 2
What the team is known for

The law firm Bech-Bruun is home to a distinguished real estate and construction law practice, regularly acting for international investors, pension funds and public entities. One of the firm’s key areas constitutes the sale and acquisition of real estate portfolios and assets including residential properties, logistics centres and offices across Denmark. The team also assists with tender procedures for building land and joint venture agreements for development projects. Furthermore, clients benefit from the firm’s strength in construction projects including hotels, artificial islands and hospitals with further expertise in large urban development projects. Similarly, the team is sought after for its advice on infrastructure construction projects. In addition, Bech-Bruun shows significant strength in construction arbitration and litigation proceedings pertaining to building defects and price disputes.

Strengths

Appreciating the firm's "maximum level of commitment," one client goes on to highlight: "They have a hands-on approach in handling complex issues, remain calm, friendly and approachable and are technically very strong with a view for key commercial aspects."

Endorsing the firm's cross-border capabilities, one client explains: "Bech-Bruun coordinates very well with external advisers."

Work highlights

Advised Pareto Securities and Studentbostäder i Sverige on their acquisition of a residential and student housing project in Copenhagen from the Gefion Group, valued at around DKK1.3 billion.

Notable practitioners

Appreciating their cooperation, one client endorses Sven Frode Frølund for his "outstanding legal expertise, commercial awareness and great commitment." He enters the rankings due to his involvement in large real estate portfolio acquisitions, where he often acts for international investors.

Clients endorse Steen Puch Holm-Larsen for "really understanding what's important from a commercial perspective." He remains a sought-after adviser due to his strength in handling large-scale acquisitions and divestments of real estate portfolios and assets with further expertise in the set-up of joint ventures for development projects.

Clients mandate Torben Brøgger due to his expertise in the construction of hospitals and the handling of large urban development projects throughout Denmark.

According to clients, Jens Hjortskov "delivers services of high standard and quality and has a professional way of solving different issues." He regularly advises on large urban development projects including artificial islands and also represents clients in construction-related disputes.

Claus Berg rises in the rankings following strong support from market commentators. He is highly active in complex construction disputes, including litigations and arbitrations pertaining to building defects and construction delays. Reflecting on his market standing, interviewees call Claus Berg "very brilliant."

Ranked Lawyers at
Bech-Bruun

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Steen Puch Holm-Larsen
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Sven Frode Frølund
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Real Estate: Construction

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Claus Berg
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Jens Hjortskov
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Torben Brøgger
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