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Real Estate: Construction


6 Years Ranked


Provided by Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen


Practice Areas

Real Estate / Construction

Public Procurement

Dispute Resolution


Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2022

Certified mediator, The Association of Danish Law Firms, 2020

Partner, VILTOFT, 2014-

Temporary Judge, the High Court of Eastern Denmark, 2013

Certified arbitrator, the Association of Danish Law Firms, 2013

Admitted to High Court, 2012

Attorney, VILTOFT, 2010-2013

Foreign intern, Essex Court Chambers (Toby Landau QC), London, 2008

Stagiaire, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, 2008

LL.M., University of Cambridge, England, 2008

Admitted to the Danish Bar, 2007

Assistant attorney and attorney, Bruun & Hjejle, 2004-2010

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Copenhagen, 2004

Studies at New York University School of Law, USA, 2002

Professional Memberships

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (since 2017)

Board member and co-founder of Young Arbitrators Copenhagen (YAC) ((2013-2020, chairman 2017-2019).

Member of the working group of the Danish Institute of Arbitration concerning dispute boards in construction and other long-running contracts (2013).

Member of the working group of the Association of Danish Law Firms about forms of remuneration (2013-2014).

Volunteer advisor, Copenhagen Legal Aid (2002-2012).

Member of the Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law, the Danish Association for Procurement Law, the Danish Arbitration Association, Young Arbitrators Stockholm (SCC) and the Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA).


Co-author (with Michael Gjedde-Nielsen et al.) of ABR 18: General Conditions for Consulting Services, Karnov Group, 1st edition, 2021

Co-author (with Jakob Juul) of Danish Arbitration ("Voldgiftsret"), Karnov Group, 3rd edition 2017.

Co-author (with Michael Gjedde-Nielsen) of article about construction arbitration in Denmark, Tidsskrift for Bolig- og Byggeret (T:BB) 2016, p. 883.

In addition, he is author of articles on various topics in the field of commercial arbitration (Advokaten 2011, No 10, p. 20) and corporate law (Justitia 2005, No 2; with Simon Krogh).

Work Highlights

Peter Fauerholdt Thomsen has recently advised clients on matters such as:

Drafting and tendering of contracts for the lightrail project in Odense (Odense Letbane) and the Greater Copenhagen Area (Ring 3), covering civil works, transportation systems, rolling stock and maintenance and operation

Drafting and tendering of contracts for infrastructure works in connection with the Copenhagen Metro

Drafting and tendering of contracts for urban development PPP projects as well as establishing public-private urban development companies (NærHeden, Høje Taastrup C, etc.)

Tender of insurance services relating to infrastructure projects

Tender of it development contract

Ongoing legal assistance to technical consultants (architects and engineers) and contractors on building and construction projects

He has also been involved in litigation and arbitration concerning:

Delay and additional claims of contractors in connection with the Copenhagen Metro project

Delay and disruption related to projects within the district heating sector

All-risks insurance cover for construction defects in newly constructed commercial buildings and other insurance claims disputes

Product liability in the building and construction industry

Fees and liability of technical consultants in relation to large public construction projects such as mega-hospital projects

Professional negligence of technical consultants, attorneys and company directors

As arbitrator Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen has been appointed in 20+ ad hoc and institutional arbitrations regarding shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, M&A, real estate and insurance disputes as well as contractual disputes in a number of areas such as building and construction, IT and energy. He has experience both as chairman, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, interim arbitration and as arbitrator in expedited arbitration procedures.

Languages Spoken

The Scandinavian languages, English and French.

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