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Klavs Gravesen

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Energy and Supply Law, Public Law. Regulatory.


Klavs Gravesen is specialised in energy law, supply law and municipal company law and has many years’ experience advising on issues relating to the interaction between the energy sector and the municipal sector. He advises municipalities and municipal communities and has since 2000 dealt especially with issues relating to privatisation of municipal companies and transactions in the supply area.

Klavs was previously employed with the Ministry of Justice, the Law Department, including as Secretary to the Minister, and with the Legal Secretariat of the Danish Parliament. He therefore has in-depth knowledge of the legislative process. Klavs has been a partner at Horten since 1998. He has been a teacher for many years at the University of Copenhagen in contract law, the law of obligations and consumer law.


Partner, Horten, 1998; Right of audience before the High Court, 1991; Admitted to the Danish bar, 1989.


Scandinavian languages and English.


Chairman of the board, Archiland A/S; Member of the board of Høeg-Guldbergske Familiefond; Member of the board of the Association of Danish Law Firms; Member of the expert committee on energy and supply law of the Association of Danish Law Firms; Member of the Danish Bar and Law Society's panel of experts concerning administrative law, planning law, environmental law and energy law; Member of the Danish Energy Association.


King's College London, 1988-1989; Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1985.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Horten is active in the M&A market, with recent mandates including Klavs Gravesen and Lise Lotte Hjerrild advising eight utility groups on their €1.4bn merger into the Novafos Group, Christian Tullberg and Thomas Francis Beckett assisting Stadtwerke München with its joint venture with Centrica aimed at European oil and gas exploration, and Hans Christian Pape acting for Total Specific Solutions on its purchase of Forsikringens Datacenter from Gjensidige Forsikring. Frans Rossen leads the department, which also fields Mikkel Primdal Kæregaard and Søren Hornbæk Svendsen.

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Within: Leading individuals

Klavs Gravesen - Horten

Within: Energy

At Horten, the 'excellent' practice is led by Søren Hornbæk Svendsen, who handles transactions, commercial contracts and contentious matters, and recently advised Energinet on its cross-border gas pipeline project that connects Denmark to Poland. Other mandates include Nicolai Mallet assisting Global Wind Power France with the sale of its wind turbine development projects in Germany to Enertrag, and Line Markert advising Assens Forsyning on the provision of a data-driven system for wastewater treatment. Clients also single out oil and gas, and renewable energy transactional specialist Christian Tullberg, who provides 'timely and pragmatic advice'; other noteworthy individuals include Klavs Gravesen, who handles agreements between energy companies and municipalities; and senior associate René Frisdahl Jensen, who specialises in energy and supply law.

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