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Clients appreciate Bech-Bruun’s ‘deeply enthusiastic counselling’. Håkun Djurhuus, who is ‘committed, dedicated, quick, and a great speaker’, is advising Landbrug & Fødevarer (the Danish Agriculture and Food Council) on the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, including a related lawsuit against the Danish government. Practice head Jens Auken, Anne Sophie Vilsbøll and Hanne Mølbeck, who is ‘industrious, precise and highly specialised’, are advising Copenhagen Metro on the 2007-2018 Cityringen extension programme, and acting for CPH City & Port Development on the Copenhagen port redevelopment. Vilsbøll advised on Energinet.dk’s DKK5.7bn acquisition of ten regional transmission companies. Mads Kobberø joined Codex Advokater in Vejle.
Horten Law Firm covers environmental due diligence, risk assessment, compliance and litigation. Klavs Gravesen heads the practice, which also includes Poul Hvilsted, Marie Bockhahn, Henriette Soja, and acting High Court judge Alex Puggaard, who gives ‘to-the-point advice’, as well as Mogens Moe, who is recommended for his ‘analytical skills’. Moe is advising the municipality of Halsnaes on waste from a broken steel works in Frederiksvaerk, and other recent instructions include advising Widex on the construction of a wind farm.
LETT Law Firm P/S advises on contaminated soil, notification and applications for polluting activities, municipal and local planning, EIA, environment liability, and insurance. Line Marie Pedersen has ‘broad commercial understanding’ and heads the practice, which also features the highly respected Vivi Bruhn Knudsen and Per Vestergaard Pedersen. Line Marie Pedersen and Knudsen are advising Topdanmark Forsikring and the Danish Oil Industry Association’s Environmental Clean Up Association on cases concerning contaminated soil and groundwater. Dansk Shell is a key client. Kurt Bardeleben joined from Poul Schmith Law Firm.
Mazanti-Andersen, Korsø Jensen & Partnere’s Birgitte Refn Wenzel is a former chairperson of the Danish Association of Environmental Law, and advises companies, public authorities and individuals on various matters. Philip Thorsen is also a member of the team.
Søren Stenderup Jensen heads Plesner’s ‘first-rate’ practice, which is acting in litigation concerning carbon capture and storage, advises on chemicals and life sciences regulations, and provides transactional support. Recent mandates include advising Nord Stream on its undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany; and state-owned Polish oil and gas company, PGNiG, on a project in Jutland. Jensen and Ellen Skodborggaard advise longstanding client Shell Danmark. Marlene Hannibal advises on planning, utilities and energy-related matters for municipalities and corporates including Novartis Healthcare and Kuwait Petroleum. Peter Holm Larsen handles contentious environmental and planning cases.
Kromann Reumert’s seven-lawyer team, led by Kim Trenskov, is advising new client DSK on matters involving the Bilka Fields shopping mall; Kommunekemi on the potential receipt of hazardous waste material from Australia and the export of waste to other European countries; and DONG Energy on Walney Windfarms’ £105m disposal of transmission assets at the offshore wind farm Walney 1 to Blue Transmission Walney 1.
Lassen Ricard advises on Danish implementation of the EU’s WEEE Directive.
Thomas Ryhl and his team at MAQS Law Firm are ‘responsive and knowledgeable’, and advise on water and waste management, zoning, planning, licensing and other regulatory matters. Recent mandates include representing manufacturers against water and waste utility companies in excessive pricing cases and conducting due diligence exercises on real estate portfolios and renewable energy plants.
Poul Schmith Law Firm’s Stig Grønbæk Jensen is ‘a top-ranking individual’, who represents public authorities in environmental matters.