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Bruun & Hjejle

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Highly esteemed practice, active across construction mandates and transactional real estate matters. Acts on a range of real estate transactions, including asset sales, purchases and leasing. Construction work includes advising contractors on residential, commercial, infrastructure and urban development projects. Frequently represents clients in construction law disputes. Often advises public bodies and state-owned companies, as well as institutional investors.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "They combine a superior understanding of the legal universe and ability to transfer this into a deal-making environment with great people skills."

"The firm provides a second-to-none service," says an interviewee, noting that "the team is always to the point and has a good understanding of the client's needs."

Work highlights

Assisted AXA Investment Managers with the purchase of a portfolio of residential properties in Copenhagen.

Notable practitioners

Christian Johansen acts for clients on large-scale construction projects, including infrastructure and urban development. Clients describe him as "a strategic-minded lawyer who is very experienced and knows his way around all kinds of processes."

The much-admired Christian Schow Madsen advises clients on development projects and real estate transactions. Clients affirm that he is "one of the best experts in Denmark and he is able to assist with very complex projects from a commercial perspective."

Søren Damgaard handles real estate transactions and acquisitions, often representing asset management firms. "He knows which issues are important and how to resolve them swiftly with a favourable outcome," reports a satisfied client, with a second interviewee adding: "He holds a firm spot in the absolute upper echelons of the legal real estate sector, yet he is still capable of applying a very personal approach."

Søren Kopp regularly assists with real estate sale and purchase mandates. Clients report that "he is detailed in his work and at the same time able to represent his client's best interest in a commercial way." Another respondent states: "Kopp is a creative problem solver who is a pleasure to work with. He manages our expectations well and provides sound advice."

Department Information

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Overview

No of employees in department: 52

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 36 other qualified lawyers.

Our Real Estate team is one of the leading players in the real estate sphere. We have 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

Members

Johansen, Christian (Head of Department)

Kopp, Søren (Head of Department)

Bjerg, Henriette

Damgaard, Søren

Madsen, Christian Schow

Real Estate Department

Bruun & Hjejle

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Department 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
Up and Coming

Real Estate: Construction


Christian Johansen
Band 1