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Nicolaj Kleist

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Energy and Infrastructure.


Nicolaj Kleist has extensive experience in advising on regulatory matters and public law issues and regularly assists in disputes before public authorities, complaints boards and the courts. His main areas of expertise include the energy and infrastructure sectors, where he advises energy
and supply utilities within oil, gas, electricity, renewables, heating and telecom.


Partner, Bruun & Hjejle (2013-). Admitted to the Danish High Court (2009). Lecturer in law of obligations and property law at the University of Copenhagen (2007-2009). Admitted to the Danish Bar (2006). Attorney, Bruun & Hjejle (Jonas Bruun) (2003).


English and the Scandinavian languages.


The Danish Bar Association, Specialist Committee on Energy and Supply Law of the Association of Danish Law Firms.


Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen (2003). Studies at New York University School of Law, USA (2001). Bachelor of Laws, University of Copenhagen (2001).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Bruun & Hjejle handles the full spectrum of contentious issues for clients including Nykredit Bank, TDC and AIG. Noteworthy practitioners include the 'persuasive and determined' Karsten Kristoffersen, who has 'good cross-examination skills' and focuses on the banking, M&A and oil and gas sectors; commercial litigator Jeppe Skadhauge, construction specialist Christian Johansen, public law expert Nicolaj Kleist and department head Ole Spiermann; Spiermann recently assisted Danske Bank with its investigations into money laundering in certain accounts in its Estonian branch. Jakob Lentz also acted for the bankruptcy estate of Hesalight in a claim against its former management, board of directors and accountant.

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Within: Energy

Bruun & Hjejle stands out for its energy sector expertise with notable experience in M&A transactions and alternative investments into the space, acting for national and international clients. The group also handles complex energy disputes and assists with regulatory mandates. In a recent highlight, Mogens Thorninger advised on the formation of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' third infrastructure fund, which will invest in energy projects. Other mandates include Jensen and Jesper Schultz Larsen assisting New Energy Investment with its sale of shares in Ørsted, and practice head Nicolaj Kleist representing Statnett in a dispute before the Danish Energy Board of Appeal relating to the power cable connection between Denmark and Norway. Andreas Nielsen is also a key name for energy-related M&A work.

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