Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

VILTOFT

Real Estate

4 ranked lawyersBand 1DenmarkEurope 2022 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

VILTOFT is a market-leading construction boutique law firm, particularly highlighted for its handling of dispute resolution mandates and its established relationships with architects and engineers. Its team regularly manages all aspects of large-scale construction projects, including procurement processes and tendering and contract negotiations. VILTOFT also enjoys a particularly strong track record in large transport infrastructure projects. Project developers, insurers and construction companies as well as municipalities belong to the firm's excellent client roster, further evidencing VILTOFT's outstanding market position.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the firm's excellent "expertise within building, design and construction law."

Work highlights

Represented Metroselskabet in an arbitration brought by the Copenhagen Metro Team regarding alleged additional construction works and delays, with a dispute value of approximately EUR1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Henrik Hauge Andersen is particularly well versed in handling complex construction arbitrations pertaining to remuneration and contractual claims. He also assists with the construction of commercial properties. Henrik Hauge Andersen is appreciated for his "excellent client management skills."

Clients describe Michael Gjedde-Nielsen as an "excellent adviser who is able to explain even very sophisticated and complex issues." He remains widely appreciated for his long-standing expertise in the Danish construction world, assisting with construction tenders and disputes.

Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen rises in the rankings following his growing presence in the construction world. He is well placed to handle complex construction disputes and tender procedures for infrastructure and energy projects as well as PPP agreements. Interviewees reflect: "He is very good with international clients and pragmatic and also good in arbitrations."

Steen Hellmann assists with a plethora of construction mandates ranging from disputes and tender procedures to large construction projects.

Department Information

This content is provided by VILTOFT.

Overview

Since 1974, VILTOFT has 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

VILTOFT

firm
Location

Gothersgade 109

Copenhagen K

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-1123

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Denmark

Real Estate: Construction


Henrik Hauge Andersen
Band 3
Michael Gjedde-Nielsen
Senior Statespeople
Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen
Band 2
Steen Hellmann
Band 3