Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Exceptional practice handling all areas of real estate and construction law, with an emphasis on project development. Assists a plethora of clients, including contractors, property owners, pension funds, international investors and developers with an exhaustive range of legal issues, such as lease agreements, acquisitions and sales, dispute resolution and contract negotiation. Particularly well regarded for infrastructure construction projects.

Strengths A satisfied client highlights the firm's "high degree of expertise and experience, in addition to great overall business insight and understanding."

Another source enthuses: "I would say that Plesner is absolutely one of the best teams in real estate, they are doing a great job."

Work highlights Assisted Femern with the FIDIC construction contracts for a EUR5.4 billion tunnel between Denmark and Germany.

Notable practitioners

Anders Friis is valued by a client for his "high degree of expertise and experience combined with great overall business insight and understanding," and is moreover described as "a gifted strategist." He has a solid track record in commercial real estate transactions and property development in the commercial, retail and residential sectors.

According to clients, Jakob Schou Midtgaard "is able to combine legal expertise with an exceptional understanding of the real estate market and very strong strategic thinking." He advises real estate companies on the acquisition and disposal of high-value assets.

Leif Djurhuus is described as a "very successful" practitioner in the real estate sector. He is experienced in commercial property transactions, as well as representing clients in rent disputes.

Newly appointed head of construction Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is praised by an interviewee for his "pragmatic, practical approach and ability to combine technical knowledge with excellent legal skills." The same interviewee adds: "I find him good in complex projects as he has the ability to get an overview of the crucial facts and apply the analysis." He advises on infrastructure construction projects and disputes, with a notable focus on the energy sector.

Peter Fogh regularly assists with project development and infrastructure construction, notably in the energy and transportation sector. He also acts on construction arbitration and is praised by a client as an "experienced litigator with tactical skills."

Peter Wengler-Jørgensen is a recognised construction arbitrator, who also assists with infrastructure projects. He acts for real estate developers and financial sector clients.