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Kurt Bardeleben

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Kurt Bardeleben deals with public-sector activities, particularly relating to transactions between the public and private sectors and lawsuits and arbitration proceedings on behalf of or against the public sector. A considerable number of lawsuits have been entrusted to Kurt before the Danish Supreme Court, the Danish High Courts, arbitration tribunals and the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement concerning EU procurement, environmental law, including soil contamination, EIA and compulsory acquisition, section 73 of the Danish Constitution, construction law, professional liability of advisors, professional compensation, etc. Moreover, he has solid experience as an arbitrator. In recent years, Kurt has assisted in organising a number of significant public building and construction projects, including state and municipal PPP projects, infrastructure projects, urban development projects, cultural construction projects and social-housing construction and renovation. The fundamental idea underpinning Kurt’s work relating to public transactions and disputes is that fruitful public-private cooperation is the result of, on the one hand, the appreciation by the private party of the public-sector special rules as well as political climate and, on the other hand, the respect by the public party for the commercial reality faced by the private enterprise.


Højesteretsskranken (a Danish association of experienced supreme court litigators). The Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law. The Danish Environmental Law Society. FOPS - Forum for Offentligt Privat Samarbejde (the Danish forum for Public Private Cooperation). Danske Advokaters fagudvalg for erhvervsejendomme og entreprise (specialist committee on commercial properties and construction projects, the Association of Danish Law Firms). The Danish Management Society, VL9 (a management forum under the Society).


Certified arbitrator, 2006, Master of Law, the University of Copenhagen, 1983. Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court, Danish Bar qualification 1986.


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

DLA Piper Denmark's department is jointly led by Michael Klöcker and Torkil Høg, who head up the procurement and competition elements respectively. In a recent highlight, Klöcker advised Visma on merger control issues pertaining to its acquisition of Bluegarden. Noteworthy practitioners for procurement matters include René Offersen and Kurt Bardeleben. The firm merged with Delacour in 2018 and has been strengthened by the addition of Eskil Bielefeldt, Per Buttenschøn and Kristian Hjølund Nielsen to the team. The firm's merger in 2018 added Rune Hamborg to the team.

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Within: Environment

The team at DLA Piper Denmark handles the full spectrum of environmental issues for clients including The Danish Petroleum Industry Association and AIG. Practice head Line Marie Pedersen is an expert in matters involving contamination and remediation issues as well as environmental due diligence and assessments. In a recent highlight, Per Vestergaard Pedersen advised the Greenland Government on the negotiation and drafting of licences for mining projects in the region. Kurt Bardeleben is recognised for his expertise in PPP projects and planning issues.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

DLA Piper Denmark has 'very strong commercial knowledge', which it uses to advise clients including the Greenland Government and the Municipality of Copenhagen. Kurt Bardeleben is a key figure whose 'competencies are outstanding'; he advised KAB Bygge-Og Boligadministration on the construction and development of the Sølund care centre. Other noteworthy names include Kristian Skovgård Larsen, who is an expert in construction disputes; Peter Schäfer, who is skilled in construction negotiations; and associate Thomas Høj Pedersen, who focuses on construction contracts and litigation.

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