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Christian Johansen

Copenhagen, Denmark Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Real Estate: Construction
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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."
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Practice Areas

Christian Johansen is specialised in real estate, construction and project development.

Career

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

Professional Memberships

The Danish Bar and Law Society, Danish Arbitration , Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (FCIArb)

Publications

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]

Clients

Carlsberg Byen P/S.

Webuild S.p.A/CMT (Copenhagen Metro Team)

COMSA Corporación

HOCHTIEF Solutions AG

VINCI Construction Grand Projets

Experience

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.

Work Highlights

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.

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Denmark, Nordics and Greenland

Industry Sector Expertise

Construction, oil and gas

Languages Spoken

Christian Johansen is fluent in English, German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. He speaks French as well.

Education

University of Aarhus

Master of Laws

1994 - 1988

University of Copenhagen

Ph.D.

1999 - 1996

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Christian Johansen

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Trends and Developments

Construction Law 2021 in Denmark

Authors: Christian Johansen, Jakob Lentz, Gregers Gam

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