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Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen

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Construction, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Contracts


Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen has extensive experience in construction, engineering, technical deliveries and commercial matters in infrastructure, housing, industry, energy, trade and transportation.

His focus includes contracts, transactions, advice and, in particular, disputes in such areas. The Digitalization of Dispute Resolution is in focus. He has wide experience in arbitration and also in advice on projects. He also has a solid background in facilitating teamwork, having been the head of Plesner's Corporate/Commercial department for 10 years.

He has assisted with major construction projects in Denmark, including motorways, power plants, wind turbines, the Copenhagen Metro and the Great Belt Bridge, and also with a number of disputes regarding major construction projects and technical deliveries abroad under FIDIC. He also has experience in the agriculture and food industry as well as in legal matters in Greenland.

Frants has a right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court and he is a member of the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association. He is a certified arbitrator in Denmark and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, FCIArb. He also has a PhD from the European University Institute. He is the author of "Danelaws on Contracts" (2015, 524 pages).


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Plesner is noted for its work on high-profile transactions, projects and disputes. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen leads the construction team and primarily handles projects and arbitration matters; he recently assisted Dong with its €1.5bn development of the Hejrenoil and gas field in the North Sea, and worked with Peter Wengler-Jørgensen to advise on a multi-billion euro infrastructure project. Leif Djurhuus  leads the real estate team and specialises in rental disputes. Other key practitioners include Peter SchradieckTorben Bondrop, Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen, as well as Anders Friis and Jakob Schou Midtgaard who have extensive experience in real estate transactions.

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