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Thomas Høj Pedersen

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Thomas Høj Pedersen has vast experience in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition and divstment of real estate, due diligence processes and negotiations. Thomas has assisted foreign as well as Danish property investors in a number of major real-estate transactions.

In addition, Thomas has extensive experience in construction and consultancy law and has for more than 10 years assisted construction-project parties in drawing up and negotiating contracts. Furthermore, he has conducted a number of survey proceedings, performance-bond-payment proceedings as well as lawsuits before the ordinary courts and arbitration proceedings before the Danish Arbitration Board for Building and Construction. As part of his regular services, Thomas advises construction-project parties on negotiation, risk management and preservation of evidence as well as dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution.

Thomas also provides advice in connection with issues relating to business leases, including contract negotiation and disputes, and is also involved in real-estate project development.


Thomas has an LL.M. from the University of San Diego and has worked as a mediator at the San Diego Court.


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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