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Bruun & Hjejle

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

The excellent real estate practice at the law firm Bruun & Hjejle regularly handles highly sophisticated mandates including large acquisitions and sales of residential property and mixed real estate portfolios and assets. Similarly, the team effectively advises on the acquisition of shopping centres and nationwide supermarket stores. Turnkey contracts also fall within the firm’s expertise. Furthermore, Bruun & Hjejle is recognised for its strength in large development projects including urban and office developments with a particular expertise in the setting up of joint venture for development purposes. Cross-border infrastructure construction projects and construction-related arbitration proceedings constitute further strengths of the firm. International investment banks, pension funds and real estate developer belong to the firm’s prominent client roster.

Strengths

One interviewee applauds Bruun & Hjejle for being "really easy to work with."

Work highlights

Advised Goldman Sachs on the acquisition of eight forward building projects from Birch Ejendomme, consisting of 900 residential units, valued at more than DKK1.4 billion.

Notable practitioners

As one of Denmark’s top construction experts, Christian Johansen is in a prime position to advise national and international clients on large infrastructure and urban development projects while also negotiating turnkey contracts. Complex construction-related arbitrations are also handled by him. Interviewees describe Christian Johansen as a "brilliant lawyer."

Christian Schow Madsen remains a highly appreciated adviser due to his strength in the sale of property portfolios and acquisition of shopping centres. His further area of expertise covers the set-up of joint ventures for urban development purposes. According to clients, Christian Schow Madsen is "easy to work with and his work is of the highest quality."

Liv Helth Lauersen enters the rankings due to her presence in the Danish construction world. She often represents clients in complex arbitrations pertaining to construction defects and also assists with all issues related to development projects. Clients describe Liv Helth Lauersen as a "skilled and experienced lawyer who takes great pride in a high level of service that meets her clients' needs."

Excellent practitioner Søren Damgaard regularly advises international investors and domestic pension funds on large acquisitions and sales of residential and commercial real estate assets. He is also well placed to assist with the set-up of joint ventures for development projects across Denmark. Clients describe Søren Damgaard as a "top-tier player in the world of real estate law who engages in every process with a very high level of virtuosity."

Søren Kopp rises in the rankings following his growing market presence. He regularly assists asset managers and pension funds with large real estate asset and portfolio acquisitions as well as urban development projects. "He has a good reasoning around what will commercially work for both his client and the counterparty. With Søren there is always a good chance for a deal to be made without compromising the quality of the legal work and advice," enthuses a client.

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Overview

No of employees in department: 54

The department is headed by the highly experienced real estate specialist Søren Kopp and leading construction expert Christian Johansen. Furthermore, it consists of 7 additional partners and 38 other qualified lawyers.

Our real estate and construction team is one of the leading players in the field - and one of the most active teams in the Danish market. We give advice on high-end, complex real estate matters including real estate transactions, financing, property development and construction law. We work in teams to advise the client in the best possible way by combining commercial and legal expertise.

We provide legal advice on some of the largest and most high-profile projects in Denmark. In addition, we represent clients on high-stakes construction-related disputes.

We act as legal adviser on matters such as:

  • Complex real estate transactions
  • Property development
  • Construction law
  • Real estate finance
  • Development projects
  • Construction-related disputes

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Real Estate

Bruun & Hjejle

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Location

Nørregade 21

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-1165

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Denmark

Real Estate


Christian Schow Madsen
Band 1
Søren Damgaard
Band 1
Søren Kopp
Band 3

Real Estate: Construction


Christian Johansen
Band 1
Liv Helth Lauersen
Band 3