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Christian Johansen is specialised in real estate, construction and project development.
2012: FCIarb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
2012-: Partner, Bruun & Hjejle
2009-2012: Partner, Horten
2011: Admitted to the Danish Supreme Court
2007: Certified arbitrator, the Association of Danish Law Firms
2000-2009: Attorney and (since 2003) partner at Søby & Partners
The Danish Bar and Law Society, Danish Arbitration , Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (FCIArb)
Bygherrens Ændringsret (1999) [Variations in Construction Contracts]
AB92 § 46 og 400 sager om sagkyndig beslutning (2004) [AB92 § 46 and 400 cases on adjudication]
T:BB 2001.6, Afregning af entreprenørens ændringsarbejder - om enhedspriser og AB92 § 14 [Quantification of Variations – on Unit Rates and AB92 § 14]
Festskrift til DSFB (1999), Sagkyndige beslutninger, jf. AB92 § 46 – problemstillinger etc. [Adjudication, cf. AB92 § 46 – Specific Issues etc.]
T:BB 2012.144, Rådgiverens ansvar for kvaliteten af bygherrens udbudsmateriale (with Tanja Nielsen) [The Responsibility of the Engineer related to Tender Documents]
ICLR 2013.266, The Emergency Arbitrator in Construction
T:BB 2013.687, Ole Hansen: Entrepriseretlige mellemformer (review) [Modern Construction Contracts]
Entreprisegarantier, sagkyndige beslutninger og hurtige afgørelser (2019) [On bonds, adjudication and fast track arbitration]
Carlsberg Byen P/S.
Webuild S.p.A/CMT (Copenhagen Metro Team)
HOCHTIEF Solutions AG
VINCI Construction Grand Projets
Through 25 years as a construction lawyer, Christian Johansen has gained substantial experience, which includes the drafting of a variety of international commercial contracts. Christian is often involved in legal work relating to domestic and international commercial contracts in the areas of energy and offshore, construction and infrastructure, technology, distribution and agency, insurance and reinsurance as well as other long-term contracts, maritime contracts and international sales contracts.
Christian Johansen is specialised in construction and contract law, i.e. the formation of contracts, subcontracts, bonds and guarantees in construction contracts, drafting/interpretation of contracts, performance, scope, termination and breach of contract, including the principles for calculating and determining damages in the construction industry.
Christian Johansen serves as lawyer in disputes involving domestic and international construction law, in both litigation and arbitration.
Christian Johansen has acted in disputes involving construction law under the rules of the Danish Building and Construction Board (VBA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Danish Institute of Arbitration (DIA). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (FCIArb).
Christian Johansen also undertakes scholarly research in construction law. He has an academic profile with a Ph.D. in construction law from the University of Copenhagen (1998). For the last 25 years, he has been one of the leading scholars in Denmark within construction law. He often gives lectures and seminars on issues relating to construction law.
Advised Carlsberg Byen P/S, responsible for the development of Carlsberg Byen in Co-penhagen, on all legal aspects of construction as well as negotiation and drafting of contracts.
Advised Webuild S.p.A, the lead partner of CMT (Copenhagen Metro Team), on all legal aspects regarding the construction of Cityringen, Copenhagen Metro (from 2014), including an major arbitration dispute against Metroselskabet I/S.
Advised Spanish construction and infrastructure company COMSA on the contract to build the Odense tram network.
Acting as legal counsel to TUNN3L JV (VINCI/Hochtief), which was awarded the turnkey contract (Sydhavnsmetro) for the extension of the Copenhagen Metro involving five new stations.
Denmark, Nordics and Greenland
Construction, oil and gas
Christian Johansen is fluent in English, German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. He speaks French as well.
University of Aarhus
Master of Laws
1994 - 1988
University of Copenhagen
1999 - 1996