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Very goodAccura Advokatpartnerselskab is ‘one of the strongest in the market’. The four-partner team, led by the ‘strongHenrik Groos, regularly handles real estate and construction matters for pension funds. Jon Dyhre Hansen and Martin Weber assisted MP Pension with the sale of a property portfolio. Henriette Bjerg is now with Bruun & Hjejle and Mads Berg was made partner.

Bruun & Hjejle is ‘among the best firms’ and fields a group of ‘very skilled lawyers’. ‘Excellent’ practice head Christian Schow Madsen regularly acts for pension and PE funds in real estate-related transactions, while Christian Johansen specialises in construction law. A recent highlight was advising Tryg on the sale of its headquarters. Henriette Bjerg joined from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab.

FantasticGorrissen Federspiel advises on the full range of real estate and construction matters and stands out for its experience in the project development field, where Merete Larsen is ‘considered to be second to none’. The team assists A. Enggaard with the development and sale of the East Harbour area in Aalborg and handles the divestment of properties for Danske Bank. Alexander Troeltzsch Larsen is now a partner. Søren Bruun has retired.

Its ‘deep knowledge and broad competence’ places Kromann Reumertamong the most qualified law firms’. Flemming Horn Andersen leads the seven-partner team, which is regularly instructed in commercial property transactions, real estate financing and commercial lease issues. A recent mandate involved the group assisting Standard Life with the acquisition of Danish and Swedish retail properties. Steffen Bang-Olsen is recommended; Niels Balslev has retired.

Plesner is ‘one of the best’ and fields a six-partner construction group under the leadership of Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen and Peter Fogh assist Ørsted with the development of the Hejre field. The real estate group is headed by Jakob Schou Midtgaard; transactional highlights include advising Niam on the acquisition of HD Ejendomme. Leif Djurhuus is another key advisor.

Excellent’ boutique Viltoft is praised for its ‘in-depth understanding of the construction industry’. Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen negotiated a settlement agreement with contractor CMT on behalf of Metroselskabet related to the construction of the Copenhagen Metro. Henrik Hauge Andersen represented Copenhagen Zoo in arbitration concerning deficiencies of its polar bear enclosure. Eva Olesen and Morten Ruben Brage are names to note.

Clients praise Bech-Bruun for a ‘high service-level’ and recommend practice head Steen Puch Holm-Larsen. A recent mandate involved the team advising Blackstone on the acquisition of a logistic property portfolio. Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen left for Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith and Lars Kjær joined Lundgrens. Torben Schøn has retired.

DLA Piper Denmark handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction matters. The recent caseload includes assisting the Municipality of Copenhagen with the public procurement of two framework agreements for several building projects. Kurt Bardeleben is the key name. Henrik Puggaard is now with Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith. The firm welcomed Per Hald and Jesper Petersen Bach following its merger with Delacour in August 2018.

Business-drivenHorten is particularly strong in commercial property transactions. Michael Neumann acted on behalf of PensionDanmark in the acquisition of several properties, while Thomas Krucov Jensen assisted the Copenhagen Business School with the planned development of a new campus. Kristoffer Westberg is recommended.

Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith provides ‘precise advice’ in complex construction projects and handles public tenders, as well as disputes. Rasmus Holm Hansen advises Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland on the development of a hospital, while Kasper Mortensen represents Bygningsstyrelsen in an arbitration related to the construction of Mærsk Bygning. Henrik Puggaard was a new arrival from DLA Piper Denmark.

Under the leadership of Niels Gram-Hanssen, Lundgrens covers a wide range of real estate and construction matters, with a particular focus on transactions. Thomas Stampe advised an investor group on the development of Nordic Water Universe. The group welcomed Lars Kjær from Bech-Bruun as well as Tobias Vieth and Pedram Moghaddam from Danders & More, increasing the number of partners to seven.

Highly skilledMolt Wengel Advokatpartnerselskab specialises in construction law and regularly advises on the planning, procurement and development of complex construction projects. A recent mandate included assisting Carlsberg with the development of its new headquarters; Christian Molt Wengel and Heidi Melchiorsen led the advice.

ReputableSkau Reipurth & Partnere assists a broad range of clients with construction disputes and transactional matters. Recent highlights include assisting G.V.L. Enterprise with the development and sale of numerous semi-detached houses. Peter Dianati is ‘very experienced and competent.’ Notable clients are Rockwool, Nordea Ejendomme and GVL Entreprise.

Clemens fields a ‘knowledgeable’ team that has extensive experience in commercial leasing agreements and construction-related disputes. Simon Langvardt Müller assists Dansk Supermarked with the purchase of 78 stores and handles the lease agreement for Telia’s headquarters.

Jointly led by ‘quick and creativePeter Mollerup and ‘solution-orientedKasper Westberg, Elmann services a broad range of clients, including Aberdeen Property Investor and Focus Asset Management. The team recently assisted CBRE Global Investors with the acquisition of a shopping centre in Herlev.

Nordia Advokatfirma has been active in real estate transactions, leases and development projects for a broad range of clients, including By & Havn, Barfoed Group and HD Ejendomme. Anders Scheel Fredriksen and Walther Rebernik joined from Concilio & Co Advokatfirma.

High-qualityDahl Law Firm is well-versed in real estate transactions, business lease agreements and construction projects. The team welcomed Anette Kusk and Erik Hørlyck from Njord Law Firm.

Delacour offers ‘high performance in construction law’ and regularly handles contentious matters as well as real estate transactions and public procurement matters. Per Hald arrived from now defunct Brandt & Lauritzen. Jesper Petersen Bach has been made partner. Per Hald and Jesper Petersen Bach are now with DLA Piper Denmark following the merger of the two firms in August 2018.

Galstfinds the best solution’ for clients including DEAS, Jeudan and Aberdeen Asset Management. ‘Highly knowledgeable’ practice head Kristian Dreyer specialises in construction disputes, real estate transactions and lease agreements.

Thomas Ulrik heads the practice at Gangsted Law Firm, which assists clients with transactions, financing, business leases and development projects. Key advisor Lasse Thore Stjernholm Detlevsen is ‘skilled, professional and pragmatic’. Christian Gangsted-Rasmussen left the firm to set up Advokatfirmaet Gangsted-Rasmussen.

At Innova Advokatfirma, ‘knowledgeable’ Elisabet Villadsen Jensen advises on property transaction, while Christian Lomborg Jessen handles construction matters. Other focus areas are public procurement and real estate disputes, including arbitration.

Lund Elmer Sandager advises a broad range of clients, including contractors, engineers and architects, on property transactions and residential and commercial leasing. Another area of specialisation is project development. Steen Raagaard Andersen heads the three-partner group.

Real estate and construction is a key area for Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen. It also has a solid reputation in project development, financing matters and construction arbitration. The team is jointly led by Claus Høxbro and Bjarke Sanbeck.

PragmaticMoalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen is best known for real estate transactions. Key clients include Nordea, Trafalgar and Euro Economics. Thomas Weitemeyer is the name to note.

Noted for its ‘hands-on approach’, Njord Law Firm handles foreclosure auctions, construction projects and real estate transactions. ‘Well-knownErik Larsson heads the practice. Anette Kusk and Erik Hørlyck are now with Dahl Law Firm.

Very competent’ Liv Helth Lauersen heads the four-partner group at Sirius advokater that includes ‘skilled negotiator’ Joachim Ørum Petersen. Areas of expertise are property transactions, development projects, commercial leases and public procurement matters.

Top quality’ real estate boutique Winsløw Law Firm advises domestic and foreign clients on transactions, project developments and construction matters. ‘KnowledgeableClaudia S. Mathiasen focuses on commercial contracts, including lease contracts, while ‘excellent’ Iben Mai Winsløw handles transactional work.

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