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VILTOFT

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Market-leading construction boutique, particularly highlighted for its handling of dispute resolution mandates and its established relationships with architects and engineers. Advises on all aspects of construction projects, including procurement processes and tendering and contract negotiations, as well as disputes. Clientele extends to include local municipalities, project developers, construction companies and insurers, and it has an impressive track record in transport infrastructure projects.

Strengths

"The firm has impressed me with its legal knowledge and experience," says a client, adding that the lawyers are "very good at explaining the commercial conditions and comparing them with other similar disputes."

An interviewee attests to the firm's market-leading reputation, also noting that "the team members work fast, they are direct and precise in their answers and they have a pleasant attitude."

Work highlights

Acted for Boligforeningen 3B on a product liability dispute against contractors concerning the use of facade boards.

Notable practitioners

Henrik Hauge Andersen advises on large-scale construction projects, including disputes arising from insurance and negligence claims. Sources describe him as "very knowledgeable in his field and with very good insight in regulation," adding that "he is open to discussing and understanding the details and complexities of the factual basis of cases."

Michael Gjedde-Nielsen advises his clients on contract negotiations and disputes relating to large construction projects. Clients note that "he has a lot of experience, analytical capacity and knowledge about Danish construction law."

Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen acts on construction disputes, large infrastructure and commercial development projects and contract negotiations. Sources highlight that "he has the ability to quickly understand the client's needs and act accordingly," adding: "He listens to the strategies indicated by the client and he contributes with very good evaluations regarding the risks involved."

Steen Hellmann represents clients in construction disputes and contracting negotiations. He is particularly active in product liability claims relating to the use of MgO boards in construction projects.

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Overview

Viltoft has since 1974 been a leading provider of legal services to the building and construction industry. 

The firm provides advice and representation to employers, contractors, architects, engineers, insurance companies and investors and has been involved in most of the significant construction and engineering projects in Denmark during the last several decades. 

Perhaps most notably, Viltoft is sole legal advisor on all construction and procurement matters to Metroselskabet I/S, the public company building the Copenhagen Metro. The Metro has for many years been one of Denmark’s largest construction projects. Viltoft’s team often advises clients on cross-border projects based on international standard contracts such as the FIDIC contracts.

Within real estate Viltoft advises both public and private clients on, inter alia, development projects, public-private partnerships (PPPs) as well as on sales and purchases of real estate. For example, Viltoft advises urban real estate developers on development projects in collaboration with municipalities across the country.

Clients

Architects

Boligforeningen 3B

Danish regions and municipalities

Energy sector clients

Insurance companies

Metroselskabet I/S

Odense Tramway P/S

Realdania by & Byg A/S

Technical consultancy firms

Industries

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Utilities

Real Estate Department

VILTOFT

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Department location

Gothersgade 109

Copenhagen K

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-1123

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Denmark

Real Estate: Construction


Henrik Hauge Andersen
Band 3
Michael Gjedde-Nielsen
Senior Statespeople
Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen
Band 3
Steen Hellmann
Band 3