Firms To Watch: Real estate and construction

Donatzky & Partnere handles real estate transactions, with expertise in project developments, property sales and financings. Thomas Donatzky leads the practice and regularly represents clients before the Supreme Court and in arbitration proceedings.
Sustainable Law was founded by Merete Larsen, former head of real estate and construction at Gorrissen Federspiel, in 2021. The group specialises in real estate and project development work with a strong focus on sustainability. Julia Lisa Feuerhake is another key practitioner.

Real estate and construction in Denmark

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab‘s sizeable real estate team maintains a prominent position as the go-to adviser to real estate investors. The group ‘demonstrates great industry insight’ and has specialist expertise in handling complaints regarding public valuations and property taxes, the sale of residential apartments to end-users and Land Register issues. It also continues to expand its development project and asset management services. Team head Jakob Schou Midtgaard has a strong real estate profile, advising on major transactions in the Danish market. Jon Dyhre Hansen, Anders Friis and Lars Bruun are other names to note. Henrik Groos retired in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Schou Midtgaard

Other key lawyers:

Anders Friis; Luise Christensen; Rikke Maria Falck Jensen; Jon Dyhre Hansen; Pernille Guld; Lars Bruun

Testimonials

‘Extremely professional. Delivers high quality advice and on time.’

‘Jakob Schou Midtgaard and Rikke Maria Falck Jensen. Extremely professional.’

‘They demonstrate great industry insight, come across as pragmatic and solution-oriented rather than the opposite, they care and invest in gaining and stay updated on our key strategic agenda and business. They engage on all levels and with the different team members.’

‘All-round service firm. Although our focus is mainly on real estate activities we can contact our point of contact at Accura for any other matter of law (like tax, social law or other) and we get valuable advice, to the point and on time. Also appreciated is the very practical sense of approach.’

‘Lars Bruun is a pleasure to work with. He has taken the effort to really understand our business and more specifically the DNA of our firm which allows us to work very hands-on, to the point and efficiently. One of the items I also appreciate very much in Lars is that he will always try to think from within our organisation to match law and practice. He always goes the extra mile. A trusted partner in law and business.’

‘Extremely sharp and deal-driven team. Fully engaged, trusted adviser instead of only legal advice – Anders Friis.’

‘Very service-minded, solution-oriented, excellent skills.’

Key clients

PFA Ejendomme

ATP Pension

AP Pension

Lærernes Pension

Danica Pension

Sampension

Industriens Pension

Ejendomsselskabet Norden

CW Obel Ejendomme

Velliv

AKF Holding

CPH Invest

AG Gruppen (formerly known as Arkitektgrupppen)

Bach Gruppen

Bonava

Skanska

FB Gruppen

NCC Development

Kaj Ove Madsen, København

Basecamp

Birch Ejendomme

Refshaleøens Ejendomsselskab A/S

Tetris A/S

Niam

NREP

Ares

Capman

Patrizia

Europa

Tristan

Orange Capital Partners

StepStone

Akelius Fastigheter

Alma Properties

Areim

Franklin Templeton

COREM

KanAm

Deutsche Finance

Catella Real Estate

Invesco

Aviva Investors

M&G

M7 Real Estate

Carnegie

CBRE Global Investment Partners

Oaktree Capital Management

MG Real Estate

Hines

Verdion

BVK

Pears Global Investors

Keystone Investment Management

SF Management ApS

Capital Investment

Scandic

25Hours

First Hotels

B&B Hotels

Midstar

Steigenberger/Deutsche Hospitality

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group A/S

Brøchner Hotels

HM2 A/S

Palm Capital

Bentallgreenoak

Casa

Propreco

AEP

Starwood

Gefion

Home Earth

Lasalle

Highbrook

Angelo Gordon

Work highlights

  • Advised Niam on the divestment of the largest real estate transaction in Denmark when Niam sold a residential portfolio for DKK12.1bn to Heimstaden.
  • Assisted AP Pension with the development of a major site called Redmolen and the divestment of part of the asset (the future head office for Nykredit and AP Pension) to KanAm in a joint venture structure.
  • Advised Starwood on the acquisition of the leading hotel Skt Petri from the Strawberry Group.

Bech-Bruun

The real estate and construction team at Bech-Bruun is praised as ‘top quality’ by clients. It has a strong track record working with major international investors and funds, with particular experience in assisting Danish pension funds, advising on commercial and residential developments. The group also has strong hotel sector expertise, with Steen Puch Holm-Larsen being an expert in this area as well as international real estate M&A. On the construction side, practice co-heads Jens Hjortskov and Tina Braad handle public and public-private partnership construction projects, including high-profile infrastructure projects; Claus Berg  is also highly recommended for construction work.

Practice head(s):

Jens Hjortskov; Tina Braad

Other key lawyers:

Jesper Bøge Pedersen; Sven Frode Frølund; Steen Puch Holm-Larsen; Per Bjerg Christensen; Claus Berg

Testimonials

‘Very good team for construction law. High level – good service.’

‘Structured full-service approach with an eye for the client’s needs and capabilities.’

‘A heavy-weight team penetrating all important parts of the market.’

‘I believe that the BB people are more diversified than the competitors. All-round and great spread in age, they would be my first go-to firm for complex real estate transactions.’

‘The real estate team has a commercial approach and a strong understanding of international transactions. They are easy to work with and top quality.’

‘Tina Braad is great, dedicated, quick and very high-level support.’

‘Steen Puch Holm-Larsen really stands out with his excellent competence in law but also a deep understanding of the business aspects of real estate transactions.’

Key clients

CPH City and Port Development

NCC Danmark

Rambøll Danmark A/S

MT Højgaard

Ejendomsselskabet KL Hotel A/S

Danica Ejendomsselskab

Danish Crown A/S

Copenhagen Municipality

Aarhus Municipality

Southern Denmark Region

Northern Denmark Region

Central Denmark Region

Nordkranen

Rizzani de Eccher

Odense Letbane P/S (Odense Light Rail)

Hovedstadens Letbane I/S

PFA Pension

Blackstone Real Estate Group L.P.

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

BlackRock

NCC

AEW Europe

Velliv Pension

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB

Bay Grove Capital, LLC

Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC

Savills Investment Management

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Inc.

Mileway

Catella Residential Investment Management

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Municipality of Aarhus

AM Alpha

Pareto Securities

Lægernes Pension

Work highlights

  • Assisting CPH City & Port Development with the development of a spectacular new district in Copenhagen – Lynetteholmen – consisting of an artificial island located in Copenhagen Port.
  • Represented Strawberry Fields and Nordic Choice in their divestment of landmark hotel Skt Petri to Starwood Capital.
  • Assisting the Central Denmark Region, the Region of Southern Denmark and the North Denmark Region with preparations for and implementation of the regions’ new hospital projects.

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle has ‘one of the strongest real estate teams’ in Denmark and is ‘second to none‘ within construction law. The team has strong dispute resolution capabilities and is regularly sought out to assist on large-scale projects. On the real estate side, practice co-head Søren Kopp and Søren Damgaard are a ‘winning combination‘, with Christian Schow Madsen as another name to note, advising pension funds and private equity houses on real estate transactions. Fellow co-head Christian Johansen is a construction law expert who frequently represents parties before the Building and Construction Arbitration Board, and Liv Helth Lauersen joined the practice from SIRIUS advokater in early 2022.

Other key lawyers:

Søren Damgaard; Christian Schow Madsen; Henriette Bjerg; Liv Helth Lauersen

Testimonials

‘Bruun & Hjejle has one of the strongest real estate teams in DK. They are especially strong on transactions and carry great capacity. Also on hotel expertise they are very strong.’

‘Visionary team using artificial intelligence, among others. Can handle the most complex transactions.’

‘Second to none within construction law. Service and work is done swiftly and diligently – always with the client’s best interest in mind.’

‘Søren Kopp and Søren Damgaard are a winning combination. Combined they have immense experience in real estate transactions and structurings. Moreover, their relaxed and straightforward personality gives them a clear edge over their competitors. They are not only extremely competent they are also fun to work with.’

‘Christian Johansen – and his team – is very strong in construction law.’

‘The team is highly qualified and very service-minded. It possesses the ability to advise on all aspects of real estate – and especially the complicated areas.’

‘Henriette Bjerg is my key contact. She is brilliant in all relevant aspects regarding real estate questions. She is always available on short notice. She has humour and a friendly way with all people even in tough negotiations.’

‘Christian Schow Madsen is one of the most professional, service-minded and versatile lawyers I have ever worked with. In any difficult negotiation or complex matter he is a clear first choice every time.’

Key clients

AXA Investment Management

Udviklingsselskabet CØ P/S

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

By & Havn

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited

Schroders Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Industriens Pension

Velliv

NREP

Topdanmark

Goldman Sachs

Gefion Group

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Danica Pension

Salini Impregilo S.p.A./Copenhagen Metro Team (CMT)

Carlsberg Byen P/S

COMSA

Obel-LFI Ejendomme

Nykredit Realkredit A/S

PKA

Danske Shoppingcentre

Savills Investment Management

Nærheden P/S

Molslinjen A/S

Tryg

Femern Link Contractors JV (FLC)

KanAm

Genesta

AG-gruppen

PensionDanmark

Selmer Gruppen A/S

Akademiker Pension

AP Pension

Vinci Construction Grands Projets

Hochtief AG

Bam/Weiss & Freitag

Prysmian SpA

Work highlights

  • Advised Goldman Sachs on the acquisition of eight projects from Danish real estate developer Birch Ejendomme (in collaboration with RUBIK Properties).
  • Advised KanAm Grund Group on a joint venture with AP Pension regarding the office development project, Svanemølleholm, situated in the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen.
  • Advising three of the four consortia, VINCI GRAND PROJECTS and PER AARSLEFF A/S, having contracted with Femern A/S to carry out what will become the largest construction project in the history of Denmark; the Fehmarnbelt link between Denmark and Germany.

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert advises Danish and foreign property investors, state-controlled entities and authorities on the full spectrum of real estate and construction law matters. Practice head Flemming Horn Andersen is ‘commercially strong’ and is supported by a strong bench, including Steffen Bang-Olsen, who has particular expertise in corporate real estate matters, project developments and distressed properties.

Practice head(s):

Flemming Horn Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Jacob Møller; Steffen Bang-Olsen; Søren Andreasen

Testimonials

‘Professional and adequate attention from partners and staff, related to the relevant matters. Deep insight into our sector.’

‘This can be summarized shortly: – It is an amazing feeling leaving a contract negotiation meeting and thinking: “Bullseye! We definitely had the best legal advisers in the room” This is a feeling we commonly have when working with Flemming Horn Andersen.’

‘Jacob Møller: An excellent lawyer; very competent and always ready to help. He strives for solutions that are sustainable for all parties, and at the same time he never let you doubt that he is part of your team.’

‘Flemming Horn Andersen is commercially strong, i.e. good at pinpointing key issues to negotiate and good at assisting in negotiations.’

‘Kroman Reumert’s team is characterised by both general legal and commercial industry knowledge and highly specialised legal skills. The team works extraordinarily well together across disciplines.’

‘The team does always respond quickly and effectively to our tasks. They are good at appointing the right partner/team to a task.’

‘In addition to being skilled within the relevant area of law, the team I worked with had a profound understanding of the market and the commercial reality of the transaction. Also, the team was very efficient.’

‘Steffen Bang-Olsen from Kromann Reumert has a profound understanding of the market and the commercial reality of the transaction. He is skilled and efficient and also very nice to work with. He is pleasant, but firm, which makes his negotiation skills impressive.’

‘Good commercial acumen, and strong experience in the sector. A trusted adviser, and very good understanding of client needs/requirements.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard Life

Agat Ejendomme A/S (formerly TK-Development)

ATP Ejendomme A/S

Axer Eiendom AS

Baywa r.e. Solar Projects

Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.

BoStad A/S

Bricks A/S

Castellum AB

CBRE Global Investors Nordics AB

Coop Danmark A/S

DADES A/S

ECE Real Estate Partners G.m.b.H.

Forskningsfondens Ejendomsselskab A/S

Generali Insurance

GLL Investment GmbH

H.I.G. Capital International Advisors LLP

Industriens Pensionsforsikring A/S

Jeudan A/S

KLP Ejendomme A/S

Klövern AB

M7 Real Estate

Nordic Properties A/S

NRE Denmark A/S

NRP Finans AS

Odense Kommune

Pandox AB

Patrizia AG

SEB, Real Estate

Solstra Capital Partners

Swiss Life

The Blackstone Group International Ltd.

Topdanmark Insurance, Real Estate

Union Investment GmbH

W. P. Carey Inc.

Lundgrens

Advising several blue-chip clients, Lundgrens has strong capabilities within public tender law and, after merging with its planning and development department, the real estate and construction team handles the full gamut of issues. The group also continues to develop its real estate financing expertise, with Lars Kjær leading this effort. Practice head Ann Frølund and Tobias Vieth focus on transactional work, focusing on advising foreign investors in the Danish market. Niels Gram-Hanssen is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ann Frølund

Testimonials

‘The team is highly skilled in structuring and understanding complex structures. They are solution-driven and always available. Our company deals with lawyers within Real Estate and Financing as cross-practice cases.’

‘Top professional, efficient, flexible and highly competent legal assistance. Short response times and ongoing feedback throughout the case, and good professional help throughout all parts of the process.’

‘Extremely professional and pleasant treatment and a positive experience to work with lawyer Niels Gram-Hanssen and his team at Lundgrens. Was always extremely well prepared and very precisely guided through the legal matters of the case. It has been very reassuring to have Niels leading my case and he has always been available for contact, even during late nights and holidays.’

‘Excellent service and perfect communication.’

‘The legal team at Lundgrens, from partner level to legal assistant, work with the philosophy of resolving the cases to the satisfaction of the involved parties and keeping the cost at a reasonable level.’

‘Well connected team with vast experience and high-level understanding of real estate and M&A procedures including all aspects of a deal (financing, accounting, tax etc.).’

‘I have never had more trustworthy advisers as to the people we work with at Lundgrens! Highly reliable with top-level service orientation!’

Key clients

Hines Nordics

NREP A/S

HighBrook Investors

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Blackbrook

AP Ejendomme

PKA Pension

Vision Properties group

Aviva Investors

Capital Investment

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Spar Nord Bank A/S

Per Aarslef A/S

MT Højgaard Danmark A/S

Vision Ejendomme

Ejendomsinvest I/S

PensionDanmark

Wihlborgs

Artha Holding A/S

Copenhagen Municipality

Pensum Group AS

AP Møller Fonden

Secure Invest

Haliburton

CBRE GI

SG Nordic group

Amber Infrastructure Limited

Zetland Capital Partners Ltd.

AEW Invest GmbH

Commercial Real Estate Denmark P/S

Stockrate Asset Management A/S

KHR Architecture A/S

Fokus Asset Management A/S

Attendo A/S

RBJ Ejendomme A/S

Agat Ejendomme A/S

Confederation of Danish Industries (Dansk Industri)

Food Folk Denmark ApS (McDonalds Denmark ApS)

Niam AB

MarkLand Developments Limited

Johnson Controls

Work highlights

  • Assisted Aberdeen Standard Investments with the sale of ‘The Square’ on the city hall square in Copenhagen for DKK730m.
  • Assisted NREP with a financing package of around DKK1bn for the unique and complex UN17 sustainability-focused residential project.
  • Assisted AEW Invest GmbH with the acquisition of an airside logistics facility at Copenhagen Airport for over DKK600m.

Viltoft

Viltoft has a strong reputation as a specialist construction law boutique, which handles the full spectrum of construction issues as well as represents clients in complex disputes. The group’s wide-ranging client base includes public authorities, technical consultants, insurance companies and contractors. The strength of the department is reflected in its three practice heads, Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen, Henrik Hauge Andersen and Steen Hellmann. Morten Brage has extensive experience handling environmental litigation, while Eva Olesen specialises in procurement work. Transport and hospital construction projects are also notable areas of expertise for the team.

Practice head(s):

Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen; Henrik Hauge Andersen; Steen Hellmann

Other key lawyers:

Michael Gjedde-Nielsen; Morten Ruben Brage; Hans Lykke Hansen; Eva Olesen

Testimonials

‘Their knowledge and their approach to the task is always at a very high level in a very manageable way. In addition, the tasks are solved to great satisfaction and with a short response time.’

‘Morten Ruben Brage is a very competent and agile partner. He always aim for the best possible solution for his client.’

‘Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen have both contributed high-quality advice in all relevant legal questions. Michael and Peter have contributed to explaining the very complex legal questions facing the company to the Board and owners in an understandable and convincing manner to the satisfaction of all involved.’

‘Viltoft is a specialized and knowledgeable company when it comes to Danish construction law and the Danish type of contracts AB and ABT. Viltoft can also place Danish construction law into international perspective.’

‘Viltoft offers advice and assistance with a deep understanding of the daily business of the construction industry. This makes for actual and operational advice and assistance, with is more seldom then it should be.’

Key clients

Metroselskabet

Tryg Forsikring

Ikano Bolig

Rambøll

Realdania By & Byg

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

HOFOR

Odense Tramway

Arkitema Architects

Barslund

Hovedstadens Letbane

Gladsaxe Municipality

HDI-Gerling Danmark

CASA A/S

Municipality of Roskilde

Bilfinger

Høje-Taastrup Municipality

Munck

Port of Frederikshavn

Work highlights

  • Defending Metroselskabet in a number of large claims totalling approx. €1bn for alleged extra works and delays from Copenhagen Metro Team (CMT).
  • Assisted Hovedstadens Letbane in connection with several large claims related to alleged delays and disruptions raised by two civil works contractors – CG Jensen and Aarsleff – against the client.
  • Acting as construction, contractual, employment and general counsel for Mace, which is contracted by Facebook to design and build a data centre near the Danish city of Odense.

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark‘s real estate department handles a broad range of issues and is highly specialised within environmental, planning and lease matters. Key areas of work include real estate transactions, project developments and construction issues. Line Marie Pedersen and Jakob Nielsen jointly head up the practice, with the latter focusing on the conveyancing of commercial properties. Emilie Møller has ‘excellent knowledge of the real estate market.’

Practice head(s):

Line Marie Pedersen; Jakob Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Peter Schäfer; Thomas Høj Pedersen; Emilie Møller; Per Soon Larsen

Testimonials

‘DLA Piper Denmark has provided great services to us and our portfolio company over the last year. We look forward to working with them again on another Danish deal in the future.’

‘Excellent availability and flexibility during the entire transaction process. Very solution-oriented and pragmatic. Ensured a very smooth process.’

‘Emilie Møller has excellent knowledge of the real estate market and applies her know-how to transaction processes to the benefit of the client. Her management of transactions is best in class.’

‘High availability, great flexibility and always the right resources for the job. DLA Piper is doing great in delegating complex tasks to other colleagues within the firm and provide good access to other partners/specialty areas.’

‘Good in all aspects of the process. Extremely customer-focused and oriented. Good knowledge of all matters of the transaction.’

‘Jakob Nielsen – very professional, all sound advice.’

‘Solid knowledge, competitive fees and dedicated staff.’

Key clients

Heimstaden

AXA Investment Managers

LOPA Holding AS

Thylander Gruppen

KONstruct

Proark Group

Northern Horizon Capital

FB Gruppen

3C Properties

Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

CG Jensen

RESCALE Capital

Formuepleje Ejendomme

DOMIS

Mangiavacchi Pedercini SpA

Adserballe & Knudsen

Jensen Gruppen

Innovator

SØM Ejendomme

Raundahl & Moesby

Lidl Danmark

Kemp & Lauritzen

Kuben Management

IMBRO ApS

Self Storage Group ASA

Hapimag AG

Windspace /

Port of Kalundborg

Elysium Nordic Aps

Work highlights

  • Assisted AXA Investment Managers Alts on behalf of its clients in the acquisition of two newly built residential properties from ELF Development comprising 254 residential units.
  • Assisted Thylander Gruppen in the sale of a 33,000 sqm. life sciences business park to AEW.
  • Assisted Lidl Danmark in connection with the development and construction of Lidl’s new headquarter in Aarhus, Denmark.

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel has notable expertise in real estate M&A transactions as well as a strong track record in project development work. Jointly led by Jesper Avnborg Lentz and Peter Sjøgreen, the team advises on the sale and purchase of commercial and investment properties, including office and retail spaces. The group is also well known for its construction law expertise, in particular in relation to tenders, construction works and disputes; Hans-Peter Jørgensen is the key partner. Merete Larsen left the group to open her own firm, Sustainable Law.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Avnborg Lentz; Peter Sjøgreen

Other key lawyers:

Hans-Peter Jørgensen; Alexander Troeltzsch Larsen

Testimonials

‘Grasp the tasks quickly and know how to resolve complex issues without escalating them.’

‘Great team and partner awareness and communication. Great attention to detail.’

‘The real estate team has a very wide knowledge and experience.’

‘The team possesses a deep knowledge of both legal and commercial aspects of the industry/sector. They always provide relevant advice and thorough analysis, and they deliver quickly, to the point and high quality on actual projects, products/documents etc.’

‘Alexander Troeltzsch Larsen is extremely competent and his legal and commercial skills are at the same high level as other leading lawyers that have been working in the Danish real estate business for a much longer time than he has. Alexander has a great ability to see the case in a 360 degree perspective – both in relation to solving a problem, landing an agreement and ensuring our legal position.’

‘They are doing a good job getting the right resources on the case and still maintaining one point of contact.’

‘A great strength of the team is the ability to work in teams in a way that the client always has several key persons to interact with within the team.’

Key clients

Carlsberg Byen P/S

Heimstaden Danmark A/S

MT Højgaard Projektudvikling A/S

Danica Ejendomsselskab ApS

A. Enggaard A/S

Skanska A/S

Jeudan A/S

Koncenton A/S

Selfproperty ApS

Viga RE ApS / Viga Management ApS

Balder Danmark A/S

M. Goldschmidt Ejendomme A/S

Greve Kommune (Municipality of Greve)

Rudersdal Kommune (Municipality of Rudersdal)

Freja Ejendomme A/S

CPH Village Holding ApS

ATP Ejendomme A/S

PFA Ejendomme A/S

Scandinavian Property Development

Genesta Property Nordic Denmark A/S

Solstra Capital Partners

Velliv

SØM Ejendomme

Salling Group A/S

Bellakvarter A/S

Logistic Contractor

Work highlights

  • Advised Heimstaden with the largest real estate transaction ever in Denmark, when Heimstaden acquired Niam’s entire Danish portfolio branded “HD Ejendomme” for DKK12.1bn.
  • Advised Freja Ejendomme A/S in connection with the development, tender and sale of the landmark deal involving the sale of Freja Ejendomme A/S’ 78,000 sqm large plot in “Jernbanebyen” holding approx. 130,000 building rights.
  • Advising Koncenton A/S on a large number of deals every year involving the acquisition of residential property projects.

Horten

Real estate transactions form a major part of Horten‘s practice, advising on the purchase, sale and financing of commercial properties and the establishment of property funds. The team also has extensive experience in the area of business lease law. On the construction side, the group handles all aspects of the construction process and is also adept at handling contentious matters. Led by Michael Neumann and Niels Jørgen Oggesen, the team advises both Danish and international companies, with the latter representing clients before the Building and Construction Arbitration Board and The Danish Institute of Arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Michael Neumann; Niels Jørgen Oggesen

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Krucov Jensen; Lars Gregersen

Testimonials

‘I consider Horten, and especially our primary lawyers, to be among the best within their field. They give very precise and to-the-point advice. The tone is informal and fits very well with the culture, represented in our company.’

‘Thomas Krucow Jensen always delivers a flawless and very well-prepared piece of work. Thomas has a wide knowledge within real estate and is a very loyal lawyer who has a great understanding of our business.’

‘Horten provides advice and assistance with a high degree of insight into legal matters relevant to the construction industry.’

‘Niels Jørgen Oggesen is very responsive and commercial and has great market and knowledge of the construction industry in Denmark. He is very good at breaking down complex matters into digestible forms. He is highly skilled, very knowledgeable and understands clients’ needs.’

‘Excellent in getting in the client’s place to make not only legal but also business considerations.’

‘Horten provides a wide range of legal services in the real estate area. Horten clearly has a highly skilled team and provides qualified advice concerning legal compliance and practical solutions respectively.’

‘Michael Neumann and his associate are a good team with very reasonable fees and a good commercial mindset.’

Key clients

AART Architects A/S

AP Pension

ArkitektGruppen and Nordic Real Estate Partners

Assens Kommune

Boliggaarden

Byggeskadefonden vedrørend Bygningsfornyelse

Circle K

Copenhagen Business School

DSB Ejendomme

Egedal Kommune

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Furesø Kommune

Helsingør Kommune

HS Hansen A/S

Kalundborg Forsyning

Kemp & Lauritzen A/S

Københavns Kommune

Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune

M. J. Eriksson A/S

MT Højgaard A/S

Munck Gruppen A/S

Odense Kommune

PensionDanmark Pensionsforsikringsaktieselskab

PFA Ejendomme

TopDanmark Ejendom

TDC Pensionskasse

Aarhus Kommune

Work highlights

  • Acting as legal adviser to Arhus Property Denmark P/S regarding the development of a new city area comprising of a development of more than 70,000m2 residential and office space.
  • Acted as legal adviser to DSB Ejendomsudvikling A/S regarding entering into a joint venture with the Danish pension fund Danica Pension regarding the development and construction of a property containing 25,000m2 for social accommodation, student accommodation, rental accommodation and office space in a new development area in central Copenhagen.
  • Assisted Novafos A/S with establishing a new waste water treatment plant for five municipalities.

Plesner

Plesner‘s real estate, construction and infrastructure practice acts for a number of international investors, pension funds and developers on a range of matters, including divesting existing portfolios and advising on joint ventures. The team is also instructed on social housing issues and assisted living mandates as well as asset management work; Benjamin Bunnage is an expert in the latter. The ‘very talented’ Mads Berg and construction law specialist Niklas Korsgaard Christensen jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Niklas Korsgaard Christensen; Mads Berg

Other key lawyers:

Lasse Stjernholm Detlevsen; Peter Wengler-Jørgensen; Karina Brinch; Peter Fogh; Benjamin Bunnage

Testimonials

‘Highly professional, key insights, flexible and constructive. Allocates resources so the job can be done within agreed timeframes, to the point communication and although cases can be complicated ,Plesner do not add to the complications.’

‘Quick, competent, quality conscious and business-focused team, they know their client and their law and the businesses, and pleasant people to work with.’

‘Benjamin Bunnage, Karina Brinch. Extremely professional. Deliver high quality and on time.’

‘Peter Fogh – excellent legal advice, experienced in his field and general great business understanding, pragmatic and a good sparring partner.’

‘Always ready, quick to follow up on requests. Sharp and up to date on relevant legal issues.’

‘Always quick to see the big picture and understand complex issues. Nice to have the same point of contact. Good service in house and in all matters of correspondence.’

‘Mads Berg is a very talented individual.’

Key clients

Nuveen Real Estate

NREP

M7 Real Estate

CapMan Real Estate

NPV

NH Hotel Group

Europa Capital

Bach Gruppen

Hines

Patrizia

Aberdeen Standard Investment

Orange Investment Managers

Catella Real Estate AG

Fokus Asset Management

Sampension

MP Pension

PensionDanmark

CBRE Global Investment Partners

2E Group A/S

Pears Global Real Estate

AKF Holding

PBU Pension

LB Forsikring

Gefion Group

Pareto

Alma Property Partners

Studentbostäder i Norden

ReInvest Asset Management

Scandinavian Property Development

Femern A/S

Gaz-Systems S.A.

Kalaallit Airports A/S

Arkil A/S

TotalEnergies

InfraNode

Alstom Transport Danmark A/S

Leo Pharma A/S

Barslund

BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH

Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniører A/S

PM Group

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Siemens/Aarsleff consortium for electrification of rail

NNE (Novo Nordisk Engineering)

Sund og Bælt Holding A/S

HOFOR A/S

NCC

ArcelorMittal

LAB S.A.

ASEC Cement S.A.E.

TDC Net A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Hines on the acquisition of the iconic office building “Portland Towers” in a DKK700m transaction.
  • Advised Studentbostäder i Norden in the DKK1.25bn acquisition of the forward purchase landmark multi-strategy development project at Engvej in Copenhagen from Gefion.
  • Advising TotalEnergies on the construction and redevelopment work of its offshore oil and gas platforms in the North Sea (mixed greenfield & brownfield) and with the management of contracts and disputes.

Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith primarily advises the public housing sector, Danish municipalities and other governmental bodies. It has a strong reputation in public sector work and has extensive experience in the development of new city areas in greater Copenhagen and Aarhus. The group is a leader in the field of PPP projects, with Henrik Puggaard being the key practitioner. Practice leadership is split three ways between construction experts Rasmus Holm Hansen and Kasper Mortensen, and real estate specialist Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen.

Practice head(s):

Rasmus Holm Hansen; Kasper Mortensen; Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen

Other key lawyers:

Henrik Puggaard, Philip Prochownik;Tony Lund-Burmeister; Bo Schmidt Pedersen

Testimonials

‘Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen and Philip Prochownik both have a high understanding of client needs. Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen’s understanding of the balance between a commercial corporate business and a pension fund is extremely valuable.’

‘Highly skilled law firm concerning the transaction of real estate, with great insight on retail properties. Is furthermore one of the best Danish law firms in legal advice combining tax law with real estate transactions.’

‘I have worked with Kasper Mortensen, Rasmus Holm Hansen and Bo Schmidt Pedersen. They are always helpful and fact-based in their counselling. They all work with respect for all parties in the project/dispute. Their knowledge and their willingness to share it is remarkable. In many ways, they are setting good standards for conflict resolution and agreement documents in Denmark.’

‘We always experience getting competent, committed and accurate legal advice. The company has a very humane approach to clients and cases and makes the customer feel valued.’

‘The team is good. They work with the clients best interests in their minds and are avoiding complex solutions. Easy to talk with. Their experience is broad and deep as they have a long history and many cases within the field. They also work innovatively and help the real estate and construction practice with the development of tools etc. My view is that they are some of the best in the area of Denmark.’

‘They are extremely skilled professionals, very thoughtful of the legal mindset in a commercial setting, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses in the solutions so your decisions are well founded and well thought through. They have a continuation in their advisers/personnel which establishes confidence in the advice you get and makes the advice more holistic.’

‘The team acts as a trusted adviser with a view not only for the legal issues at hand but also the commercial aspects of transactions.’

‘Delivers a product of high quality where we as a client are reassured that all challenges and potential risks are dealt with.’

Key clients

PenSam Pension forsikringsaktieselskab

Capital Region

ATP Ejendomme A/S

Velliv, Pension & Livsforsikring A/S

KAB

Domea.dk

Femern Bælt A/S

Municipality of Frederiksberg

Municipality of Aarhus

Barslund A/S

Oskar Group

Bostad A/S

Milton Huse A/S

Blue Capital A/S

OK-Fonden

Municipality of Ballerup

NIRAS A/S

Emcon A/S

Birch Ejendomme A/S

Municipality of Frederikssund

Copenhagen Capital A/S

Municipality of Helsingør

CPHInvest ApS

Søndergade Holding

Vision Ejendomme A/S

1927 Estate Holding ApS

FA09

Danske Funktionærers Boligselskab

FSB

ALBOA

Haderslev Boligselskab

Norconsult A/S

The Danish Building and Property Agency

KPC København A/S

Work highlights

  • Represented Birch Ejendomme A/S in connection with the sale of 10 development projects consisting of 782 rental units of 69,000 sqm. Deal value approx. DKK1.5bn.
  • Acting as the lead counsel for Femern Bælt A/S in relation to the construction of “The Fehmarn Belt Link” – the largest construction project in the history of Denmark, valued at DKK60bn.
  • Advised the Municipality of Ballerup (a suburb of Copenhagen) in connection with its entry into a co-operation agreement regarding the development of a new area of Ballerup called Kildedal, consisting of approx. 280,000 sqm of new build.

SIRIUS advokater

Social housing is a particular area strength of the real estate and construction practice at SIRIUS advokater. The team also has extensive negotiation and litigation experience, including acting in arbitration proceedings in construction law and handling issues relating to the Danish Rent Act. Key names to note are construction law specialist Michael VindfeldtKurt Helles Bardeleben, who advises on PPP projects; and Joachim Ørum Petersen, who focuses on real estate transactions. Liv Helth Lauersen departed to Bruun & Hjejle in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Michael Vindfeldt; Kurt Helles Bardeleben; Joachim Ørum Petersen

Testimonials

‘All partners and employees manage to explain difficult legal dilemmas in a simple and clear way. You always feel you are in good hands.’

‘The firm has always proven to be fast and responsive to requests. Furthermore the knowledge presented from staff has been very helpful. The company comes with recommendations from me.’

‘The team is a very serious and dedicated team with great experience. The team quickly identify issues and help solve them.’

‘Sirius Advokater is a market leader, highly recognized and respected for its qualifications. Apart from being experts in their field, they understand their clients needs and business model, and present exactly the solution that fits the clients individual needs.’

‘Michael Vindfelt is strong in negotiations and will go the extra mile.’

‘I would recommend Joachim Ørum Petersen as he certainly stands out. Joachim is highly experienced and qualified within Real Estate transactions and commercial lease agreements.’

Key clients

The Danish Building Defects Fund

Instalaciones Inabensa SA

CSK Stålindustri A/S

Faxe Kommune, municipality

DSV Road A/S / DSV Panalpina A/S, DSV Road Holding ApS and other companies within the DSV Panalpina Group

AKF Holding A/S

COBE arkitekter

Elindco A/S

VIBO

SK Forsyning A/S

Taasinge Elementer A/S

Entreprenørfirmaet Einar Kornerup A/S

UTF Holding ApS

UTF Invest Nordsjælland ApS

Stay Properties ApS

Esbønderup Invest ApS

Viggo Pedersen & Søn A/S Byggeentreprise

Nectar Asset Management ApS

Protica Development A/S and Procita Invest A/S

Sund & Bælt Holding A/S

Københavns Kommune

Køge Kommune

Veks

Allerød Kommune

AAB

2M El-Installation A/S

KAB

Hein 1 ApS

fsb

Athena Partners ApS

Rambøll Danmark A/S

Overbyen Arkitekter

Høje Taastrup Forsyning

Ejendomsfonden Naturkraf

Danske Arkitektvirksomheder

Skau Reipurth

Providing ‘stellar advice’, the team at Skau Reipurth handles real estate and construction transactional work as well as dispute resolution mandates. On the construction side, practice co-heads Peter Dianati and Jeppe Reipurth are experienced litigators and certified construction arbitrators, while Anders Hermansen leads the firm’s real estate efforts, handling complex transactions involving residential and office properties. The group acts for a broad client base, ranging from contractors and cooperative housing societies to professional investors and manufacturers.

Practice head(s):

Peter Dianati; Jeppe Reipurth

Other key lawyers:

Vivi Klink Larsen; Anders Hermansen; Christian B. Prophet-Rannow

Testimonials

‘The real estate and construction team provides high-end advice with a boutique feel. Stellar advice with a personal twist and you always feel like a high priority with this team. Super responsive and attention to client needs.’

‘Anders Hermansen stands out as one of the best real estate advisers I have experienced, not just in Denmark but on an international scale. Makes complicated processes simple and is a key success factor in getting the deal through. I would recommend him in a heart beat!’

‘I have used Skau Reipurt & Partners for many years and I still feel I am getting the best treatment and help I need and I have never felt anything was missing, quite the contrary.’

‘Vivi Klink Larson is an out and out professional, diligent, measured and knowledgeable.’

‘Their construction law team is second to none and absolutely top tier in Denmark. If you want a specialized construction law boutique, I would always refer to Skau Reipurth. Peter Dianati’s team in particular is second to none in regards to construction law because of the huge knowledge, client attention and availability.’

‘Peter Dianati is one of the most skilled construction law lawyers in Denmark, if not the best. As well as being very skilled and theoretically extremely knowledgably within construction law, he is also pragmatic and solution-oriented. However, he can also be very tough and a warrior when a situation calls upon that.’

Key clients

GVL Entreprise A/S

GroundPlug International

BAM Danmark A/S

Rockwool A/S

Julius Nielsen & Søn A/S

Gefion Group A/S

Labflex A/S

Pihl & Søn A/S

Freja Ejendomme

Renell A/S

BB Fiberbetonelement A/S

Pre/nor A/S

Fiberteamet A/S

Hardesty & Hanover LLC

Schneider Electric Danmark A/S

Mercury Engineering

NRP Finans AS

A.P. Møller Holding

Andersen & Heegaard A/S

Kjær & Knudsen A/S

Pihl & Søn A/S

Biblioteksparken A/S

NKT Holding

DPA Entreprise ApS

Glindorf & Partnere A/S

Kraftanlagen München

Thylander

GN Store Nord

Blackstone

Køge Hospital Project Team I/S

Odense Hospital Project Team Joint Venture I/S

Storstrøm Bridge Joint Venture I/S

Itinera Denmark, branch of Itinera S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised a major construction consortium on six turnkey major contracts with a value of over €400m.
  • Advised SBVJ on its construction of Denmark’s third largest bridge – a new Storstrøm Bridge for the Danish government.
  • Assisted GVL Holding A/S and subsidiaries with several housing development projects.

WINSLØW LAW FIRM

Specialising in real estate and construction issues, boutique firm WINSLØW LAW FIRM provides the full spectrum of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors. The group has great expertise and provides current and present advice’ on M&A real estate transactions, acquisition vehicles and investment structures as well as handling due diligence issues and disputes. The group is jointly led by Claudia S. Mathiasen and Iben Mai Winsløw, with Winsløw focusing on greenfield developments. Andreas Antoniades  is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Claudia S. Mathiasen; Iben Mai Winsløw

Other key lawyers:

Trine Bøgelund-Kjær; Andreas Antoniades; Katrine Skov Kubel

Testimonials

‘The team has a very open and constructive approach to collaboration with the client. Furthermore, they are direct and no nonsense in their advice.’

‘We work with Trine Bogelund-Kjaer and Anne Støtt Hansen. They work as a team, which works out very well. This way there is always somebody that can respond quickly to questions or updates and we have the added benefit that both are experienced and competent lawyers. That way, there is no loss of quality or additional delay that can occur.’

‘Available, accommodating, prepared, professional, thought of proper next step, to the point.’

‘Development of new models for collaboration in the construction industry. Structured approach and clear communication easing smoothness of internal processes. Good follow up. Transparency and order.’

‘This company has great expertise and provides current and present advice There is a good collaboration between client and lawyer, which is a solution-oriented approach to the task.’

‘Andreas Antoniades is in every way a decent, hard-working and professionally skilled lawyer.’

‘As a dedicated real estate boutique Winsløw always provide top-level, efficient legal advice with high partner attention and full capabilities within all aspects of real estate including transactions, leasings, construction issues and disputes. High quality is provided in both big and small cases with a good focus on cost efficiency.’

‘Claudia S. Mathiasen combines top-notch legal quality with excellent commercial understanding and an availability that makes you feel that you are the most important client. She also shows leadership as chair of industry organisations, thus emphasising a network and an industry understanding that goes far beyond just legal advice.’

Key clients

Engel & Völkers (DKEV P/S)

FTF-A

Scandinavian Shopping Center Partners

Norconsult A/S

KLP (KLP Ørestad 3 A/S)

Cobblestone Group

PenSam

Gentofte-Frederiksberg Ejendomsselsskab

DAB

By & Havn

Core Property Management P/S

Ikano Bolig A/S

Skadeservice Danmark A/S

Zeso Architects A/S

Maxavi Ejendomme ApS

Trelleborg Helårshuse-Fritidshuse A/S

P+, Pensionskasse for Akademikere

Høje Taastrup C P/S

Fokus Asset Management A/S

Søndergade Holding ApS

Solrød Kommune

C.W. Obel

AKF

Zeso Architects

Link Arkitekter

Partselskabet Bornholminvest

Frederiksberg Kommune

Work highlights

  • Advising Høje Taastrup C P/S on all legal work in respect to the urban development of more than 260,000 sqm. in greater Copenhagen.
  • Advising Hillerød Spildevand regarding the public procurement of new and renewed infrastructure of sewage pipes in the areas of Hillerød and Halsnæs in a partnering framework.
  • Advised Scandinavian Shopping Center Partners ApS in an investment round, and acting for the client regarding the company’s development of the shopping centre, Bytorv Horsens, with 26 retail stores.

Clemens

Clemens provides a full-service offering to domestic and international clients, with particular expertise in the commercial leasing of properties and real estate disputes. The team is ‘highly skilled’ and also adept at handling developments and construction matters. Simon Langvardt Müller and Harry Ruby Andreasen co-lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Simon Langvardt Müller; Harry Ruby Andreasen

Other key lawyers:

Peter Hyldahl Ebbesen; Lene Lausen; Lars Wolthers; Kim Nielsen; Lars Mumm; Søren Hammer Westmark

Testimonials

‘Highly skilled law firm concerning the transaction of real estate, capable of both counselling on share deals and asset deals. Great insight on retail properties.’

‘Excellent in practice in all legal questions related to real estate.’

‘The team is very well-founded on almost all matters regarding real estate. The professional level is very high. Besides that the team is extremely helpful and always fast to return with assistance when needed. It is not only the partners who are highly skilled but also the assistant attorneys-at-law and the secretaries.’

‘Harry Andreasen has provided the (hands down) best experience I have ever had with lawyers. He is very clear in his communication and not afraid to tell the client what to be concerned about and what not to be concerned about.’

‘Peter Hyldahl Ebbesen is highly skilled, always accessible, providing market-oriented advice with high commercial knowledge. Is furthermore an excellent “wingman” in commercial negotiations.’

‘Lene Lausen is highly skilled, always accessible and an excellent legal adviser. Lene furthermore has outstanding personal skills in communicating to clients and communication on behalf of clients to counterparts.’

‘Always ready and available for advice when needed.’

‘A strong team which are very specialised. Providing good advice from both a legal and commercial perspective.’

Key clients

Salling Group A/S

Coop Danmark A/S

Bestseller A/S

Blue Capital A/S

Bricks A/S

Rescale ApS

JPS Ejendomme A/S

Synoptik A/S

Telia Denmark, Filial af Telia Nättjänster Norden AB, Sverige

Deichmann Sko ApS

Ejendomsselskabet Olav de Linde A/S

The Cosmo Group

Ball Group Denmark ApS

Selleberg Ejendomsselskab ApS

Intergroup ApS

Reit

Officelab A/S

Spring Estate A/S

Kontoret

Løvbjerg Supermarked A/S

Normal A/S

Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

Raal Andersen Ejendomme ApS

Jels Huse ApS

Work highlights

  • Advising Coop Danmark A/S in relation to its grocery stores/supermarkets (Kvickly, Fakta, Irma, SuperBrugsen, LokalBrugsen and Dagli’Brugsen).
  • Advised Telia Danmark, Filial af Telia Nättjänster Norden AB, Sverige (and several other retailers) during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advising Blue Capital A/S in relation to its tenanted properties.

Holst Advokater

Jointly led by Holger Schoer and Carsten Led-Jensen, the Holst, Advokater real estate and construction team has extensive experience in disputes relating to large construction projects as well as real estate transactions. Providing the ‘greatest possible support’, the group acts for both public and private sector clients and has particular knowledge of international construction regulations.

Practice head(s):

Holger Schöer; Carsten Led-Jensen

Testimonials

‘I think they perform very properly and they have are always very focused on the assignment. They are always in a good mood. The team performs in a way where they look into different perspectives to open up for several new solutions.’

‘My experience with Holst lawyers has always been that they take the clients and tasks seriously and quickly set up the strongest resources to solve the task. They are good at getting to grips with the client’s needs and laying down a strategy.’

‘I think they are distinguished by a high professional level, solid analyses and strategies that provide the necessary support and peace of mind, for the clients.’

‘Holger Schöer has made a great and good effort with personal involvement and advice.’

Key clients

JV ZMM Nordhavnen

NRE Denmark A/S

Arena Randers

Kemp & Laurtizen A/S

El:con A/S

Kirk Property A/S

Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S

MCH A/S

Enemærke og Petersen A/S

Formuepleje A/S

De Forenede Ejendomsselskaber A/S

Region Syd

AFRY/ÅF Buildings Denmark P/S

Jørgen Friis Poulsen A/S

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects LLP

WicotecKirkebjerg A/S

Hoffmann A/S

MT Højgaard A/S

Arbejdernes Andels Boligforening

Østjysk Bolig

Tryg Forsikring A/S

Euler Hermes

Atradius

Züblin A/S

Transtema Group AB

GA Ejendom A/S

Lolland kommune

Søstrøm A/S

Vea ApS

Havneøen 1 P/S

Tækker Group

Boligforeningen Århus Omegn

Work highlights

  • Representing Arena Randers in a comprehensive arbitration case pertaining to construction initiated by a turnkey contractor.
  • Representing the main contractor MT Højgaard in a 15 day arbitration case initiated by a subcontractor claiming a very significant amount.
  • Assisting REMA 1000 with property transfers amounting to approx. DKK3bn.

Innova Advokatfirma

Based in Aarhus, Innova Advokatfirma‘s real estate and construction department is co-led by Elisabet Villadsen Jensen and Christian Lomborg Jessen; the former handles transfers of large and medium-sized properties for real estate companies, while the latter advises on property developments and construction issues, including disputes. Other areas of expertise include financing matters, leasing issues and regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Elisabet Villadsen Jensen; Christian Lomborg Jessen

Testimonials

‘The law firm is very proactive and catches problems before they arise. You feel safe working with the company. Professional and intelligent work – and always at the agreed time.’

‘The partners and employees work – as we say in Danish – at eye level with the clients.’

‘Our overall assessment is that INNOVA has a strong and cohesive team that collaborates well across specialized areas, which benefits us as a client.’

‘INNOVA as a team is characterized by the fact that the client has a permanent contact person, who in our case is Christian Lomborg Jessen. Christian handles matters that relate to his areas of specialization (Real Estate and Construction), and as far as matters that are outside his areas of specialization are concerned, he always makes sure to delegate to his specialized colleagues.’

‘Christian Lomborg Jessen’s set of values matches ours and customers and partners are treated with respect and fairness. Christian distinguishes himself by having extensive experience in the construction industry as well as a large network. He is analytical, but at the same time easy to work with.’

Key clients

TAG DK A/S

Bellevue Ejendomsinvest A/S

HauCon A/S

Bach Invest A/S

Nobia Denmark A/S

Aura Installation A/S

John Drejer A/S

Ejendomsselskabet Olav de Linde A/S

Byggefirmaet Knudsgaard A/S

LME A/S

P. Olesen A/S

Bytømreren Group A/S

CJ Group A/S

Knudsgaard Invest A/S

Washbox ApS

Ipart ApS

Jørgen Lund Frederiksen A/S

Akademiingeniør Svend Poulsen A/S

Klitte og Jensen A/S

Koncenton A/S

Laursens Realskole

B & D Holding af 1998 ApS

Murerfirmaet Kiil & Nielsen A/S

Markusminde Ejendomme A/S

Clausen & Klausen Holding ApS

Ejendomsselskabet 2020 ApS

POP2 ApS (Clearhaus Technik A/S)

Powercon Holding ApS

AA Holding af 1.1.1989 ApS

CL Invest Mårslet I/S/Carsten Gustafsen ApS

Work highlights

  • Advised Byhaven Silkeborg ApS (Bach Invest and LLG A/S) on the housing project “Byhaven” with 98 apartments.
  • Advised LME A/S on the acquisition of a property, housing development work and construction issues.
  • Advised Bellevue Ejendomsinvest A/S in connection with the negotiation and conclusion of three turnkey contracts covering the construction of apartments and terraced houses on the land, relating to the client’s acquisition of three building plots in Roskilde.

KLAR Advokater

The arrival of Leif Djurhuus in January 2021 has bolstered KLAR Advokater‘s commercial real estate offering, with over 40 years of experience in the field, advising both Danish and international clients on issues related to property. Practice head Søren Plomgaard is ‘outstanding’ and has particular expertise within project development work.

Practice head(s):

Søren Plomgaard

Other key lawyers:

Erik Mølenberg; Leif Djurhuus

Testimonials

‘KLAR Law Firm provides high-value, professional and skilled advice at very fair prices.’

‘Søren Plomgaard always provides high-value, professional and skilled advice and always with a pragmatic and commercial approach. He always has a positive attitude and approach. Søren Plomgaard is outstanding concerning the understanding of large-scale urban development.’

‘Strong capability with Søren Plomgaard and his experience and pragmatism on straight real estate transactions and planning matters. His team supports him well on the practicalities of the transactions.’

‘Deep knowledge on both general and special real estate practice. With great experience from both private and public institutions and collaboration.’

‘Very good partner contact.’

‘Easy access and direct advice.’

Key clients

Carlsberg A/S

CPH City & Port Development

DLG a.m.b.a.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW Fisketorvet A/S)

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Adapteo A/S

Velliv

SEAS-NVE Holding A/S

SF Management ApS

Holberg Fenger Invest A/S

Danica Ejendomsselskab ApS

Work highlights

  • Advising CPH City & Port Development on contract negotiations with AP Pension Fund concerning two large building plots in order to establish a new HQ for Nykredit and AP Pension Fund in Denmark.
  • Assisting Freja Ejendomme A/S with the sale of a former military camp, Jonstruplejren, near Copenhagen.
  • Assisted Adapteo in its recent contract with FLC Tunnel Group North I/S– which, appointed by the owner Femern A/S, will construct the 18km Fehmarn Belt tunnel between Lolland, Denmark, and Fehmarn, Germany.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Moalem Weitemeyer is noted for its expertise in social housing and has expertise in the full spectrum of real estate transactions, including the restructuring of distressed real estate portfolios, financing matters and M&A work. Thomas Weitemeyer and Frantz Sigersted-Rasmussen co-head the practice, with the latter primarily representing domestic and international real estate investors, asset managers and developers.

Testimonials

‘The team is highly qualified and provides concrete and useful advice.’

‘Frantz Sigersted-Rasmussen and his team have all provided excellent advice at a very qualified level, and always given clear answers. They have worked efficiently and taken the necessary leadership on the task. It has been a great pleasure working with them.’

‘Strong team, deep industry knowledge and quick response times.’

‘The team is dedicated, solution-oriented. The firm works with a great team spirit that helps the client in getting the best solutions.’

‘Highly skilled, quick responses and with good skills to keep any case on track.’

‘Frantz Sigersted-Rasmussen. Very knowledgeable and well connected in real estate business. Both very responsive and flexible.’

‘Very responsive, commercial and professional. Detail oriented.’

Key clients

fsb

DSV Panalpina A/S

JOOL Capital Partner AB

Det Jødiske Samfund i Danmark

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi A/S

STO Danmark A/S

BL6 ApS

GEAS Holding ApS

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Scandinavia A/S

Bernt Nielsen A/S

Ankjer Ejendomme ApS

Visionhouse -Islevdalvej 214-220, Rødovre ApS

Carolineskolen

J&B Tagentreprise ApS

CR Construction Danmark A/S

Erhvervsinvest Management A/S

Allinq Denmark ApS

Napp A/S

Hørsholm Penthouse ApS

Ejendomsinteresentskabet Sagahus I/S

Kirsten og Freddy Johansens Fond

AP Farver A/S

Tølløse Privat- og Efterskole

Golf Holding A/S

Royal Golf Center A/S

Royal Golf Center – Real Estate A/S

Copenhagen Golf Center Vallensbæk A/S

AXEL PITZNER FONDEN

Pitzner Ejendomme A/S

PITZNER DOMICIL ApS

Fokus Asset Management A/S

Commercial Real Estate Denmark P/S

Werner Ejendomme A/S

Werner Erhvervsejendomme A/S

Stranden Invest I ApS

Raadvad Maleren A/S

Trørød Entreprise A/S

Ripaille Holding A/S

I/S Tårnborg Parkhotel af 17. marts 1998

Dades A/S

Dades Bolig ApS

Stark Group ApS

Kirk Kapital A/S

Sophienberg Gruppen A/S

Capital Investment A/S

Thylander Gruppen

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal adviser to Danish real estate conglomerate Dades A/S in connection with the acquisition of 3 residential properties located in the Greater Copenhagen Area (Virum, Nærum and Frederikssund) from Coller Capital.
  • Representing Werner Ejendomme A/S and Werner Erhvervsejendomme A/S in connection with the sale of 3 industrial properties located in the Greater Copenhagen Area. The transaction value is above DKK20m.
  • Representing I/S Tårnborg Parkhotel in connection with the sale of a conference and hotel property in Korsør to a Danish union, 3F – Fagligt Fælles Forbund. The transaction value is above DKK12m.

NJORD Law Firm

NJORD Law Firm provides an ‘excellent service,’ working in specialised sub-teams to handle transactions and leases as well as issues within the construction and social housing sectors. Practice head Christian Schwarz-Hansen frequently advises on the optimisation of portfolios, rent increases, due diligence and conflicts with tenants. On the construction side, the team has extensive expertise in both international construction and small-scale local construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Christian Schwarz-Hansen

Other key lawyers:

Erik Larsson; Bettina Erringsø

Testimonials

‘Quick, sharp and knowledgeable. Reliable support and excellent service offered. Definitely to be recommended.’

‘Christian Schwarz-Hansen has an incredible ability to listen to his clients, understand their needs and consult them properly and realistically. In case a pragmatic and understandable approach is required, he is a perfect choice. He is quick, sharp, very knowledgeable and definitely a reliable partner on legal journeys.’

‘Collaboration is always on the point, multi-language skills, professional working environment.’

‘Professional knowledge, meeting deadlines, great professionalism.’

‘We are located in Germany and worked together with Christian Schwarz-Hansen and had the advice from a very competent and knowledgeable lawyer about real estate issues in Denmark.’

Key clients

Aluflam Iinternational A/S

Arpe & Kjeldsholm A/S

Bertelsen & Scheving Arkitekter A/S

BHS Logistics

Boligselskabet Nordkysten

Bovieran

Bo-Vita

By og Bolig Administration A/S

Ceraco A/S

Christensen & Co. Arkitekter

Ekona A/S

Elisabeth Schwartz f. Tafdrups family foundation, and Ellen & Carl Tafdrups memorial trust

Eriksson Stilladser A/S

HDI-Gerling

HPH Totalbyg A/S

KAJ O. Madsen A/S

KSE Group A/S

Municipality of Silkeborg

Nordbo Huse

Nordea

Lycée Français Prins Henrik’s Property Foundation

Rasmus Friis A/S

RH Greve ApS

University College Absalon

University of Copenhagen

Work highlights

  • Assisted Danish transport company BHS Logistics with the development and lease of a new headquarters.
  • Acting as construction manager for Arpe & Kjeldsholm A/S regarding a part of a new urban living district called “Carlsberg Byen” on a former Carlsberg brewery site in the heart of Copenhagen.
  • Assisted CERACO with a turnkey contract for residential project development at Badehusvej in Aalborg.

Aumento Law Firm

Aumento Law Firm handles the full gamut of issues relating to real estate and construction mandates. The group is jointly led by Henrik Hjortsholm, Thomas O. Q. Krüger and Nikolaj Kjær who all have extensive expertise in real estate transactions, including leasings and property developments. Kjær also has significant litigation experience, with the right to appear before the High Courts and the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Hjortsholm; Thomas O. Q. Krüger; Nikolaj Kjær

Testimonials

‘Nikolaj Kjaer knows a lot about the subject and is always available and delivers a lot of value for a very reasonable fee.’

Key clients

SAP9 Group A/S

MM Properties ApS

Mads Salling Holding 2018 ApS

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Voldgiftsinstituttet – The Danish Institute of Arbitration

Wessel & Vett, Magasin Du Nord

SF Management ApS

Information A/S

Danbolig Søborg A/S

Queue-IT A/S

Empirical Spirits ApS

Work highlights

  • Assisting SAP9 Group in relation to the acquisition of a property company and a commercial property in the Greater Copenhagen area.
  • Advised MM Properties ApS on several acquisitions of real estate companies and properties in the Greater Copenhagen area.
  • Advised Mads Salling Holding 2018 ApS on the acquisition of a real estate company and property and the subsequent development hereof.

Elmann

Elmann advises on the full spectrum of commercial real estate and construction contracts, and has broad experience in transactions, including financing work. Practice head Kasper Westberg specialises in lease law, with a focus on commercial leases. The group is also adept at handling construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Kasper Westberg

Testimonials

‘Elmann has a hands on approach and is quick and adept at delivering solutions to even complex problems.’

‘Kasper Westberg has extensive knowledge and experience regarding real estate. He has a hands-on approach and responds quickly and adequately.’

Key clients

Elverhøj Investment Group

REMA Etablering A/S

Fidona Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH

REMA 1000 Danmark A/S

K/S Strandlodsvej 48, København

Lersø Park Alle 38-44 ApS

BPI Ejendomme ApS

H.C. Ørstedsvej 57 ApS

Work highlights

  • Advised Lersø Park Alle 38-44 ApS on the acquisition of the office buildings situated at Lersø Park Alle 38-44, 2100 Copenhagen with a purchase price of DKK232m, and the associated lease issues.
  • Assisting K/S Strandlodsvej 48, København on the sale of business property Strandlodsvej 48, København to investors connected to Thylander Gruppen.
  • Acting for REMA 1000 Danmark A/S in a dispute regarding a leasehold situated in Aarhus and negotiating a settlement with the landlord.

GALST

GALST is ‘among the leading names for associations and resident-owned real estate in Denmark’. The team is regularly instructed on housing development projects and has particular expertise in tenancy law and commercial lease law. Practice head Kristian Dreyer is a well-regarded litigator, specialising in real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Dreyer

Other key lawyers:

Christian Steen Laursen

Testimonials

‘The firm is a prominent firm, which stands out in cases involving Real Estate.’

‘The firm has a hands-on approach and are easy to get in touch with.’

‘GALST’s real estate team is among the leading names for associations and resident-owned real estate in Denmark. They have a significant brand with those specialities.’

‘Kristian Dreyer is our usual point of contact. We sent most of our disputes concerning associations and real estate to him. In addition we have had the pleasure of Kristian as an educator on several occasions. Kristian is one of the most knowledgeable on associations in Denmark.’

‘The Team at GALST is unique in their ability to deliver on a complex arrangement within a short period of time. Opportunities suddenly arise requiring essential knowledge and the ability to execute within a very limited timeframe. All of this is delivered in a timely fashion with a quality result as the outcome.’

‘Mr. Christian Steen Laursen is a firm source of knowledge, strategy and ability to act tactically when going through deals as well as in moments of entering into litigation. In the area of Construction and real estate, he is one of the leading sources with his fellow partner Kristian Dreyer on Real Estate in the Danish Market, precedence and how to potentially sway favour in the courts.’

‘Dedicated team with a strong focus and high client service.’

Key clients

DEAS A/S

NEWSEC A/S

Sjeldani A/S

CEJ Ejendomsadministration A/S

JEUDAN A/S

Danish Association of Chartered Estate Agents

Danish Property Federation

De Unges Almene Boligselskab

C.E. Jensens Fond

Azets

KONstruct

Rema Etablering A/S

MOE A/S

Uniroc

Work highlights

  • Assisting Måske Byg A/S with the sale of an industrial property to OSCAR Group A/S and the sale of its coffee production facilities.
  • Assisting Uniroc with its sale of 3 real estate companies holding 10000+m2 unbuilt land in Teglholmen (inner harbour of Copenhagen).
  • Assisted Rema Etablering A/S, a leading supermarket in Scandinavia, on a project concerning the sale of 21 newly built apartments, with a deal value of €18.9m.

Lund Elmer Sandager

Highly specialised in project developments, Lund Elmer Sandager advises a broad client base including contractors, engineers, architects and service providers. Steen Raagaard Andersen has extensive expertise in the sale and purchase of properties, while practice head Mathias Toxværd is considered by clients to be a ‘valuable asset’. 

Practice head(s):

Mathias Toxværd

Other key lawyers:

Steen Raagaard Andersen; Erik Hovgaard

Testimonials

‘Detailed and focused work with 24/7 service. Mathias Toxværd is a valuable asset.’

Key clients

Nectar Invest A/S

Nebbegård P/S (Kongeegen A/S)

Sjælsø Management

Junker – Projektudvikling A/S

HHM A/S

Rias A/S

Mazanti-Andersen

Best known for its work in project development, Mazanti-Andersen also advises on construction law and real estate transactions, including financings and rent legislation. Practice co-head Christian Bonnesen has particular experience advising on cross-border transactions, while fellow co-head Claus Høxbro advises on commercial law and has experience in drafting construction agreements. Litigator Lars Hammer Wentoft jointly leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Claus Høxbro; Lars Hammer Wentoft; Christian Bonnesen

Testimonials

‘Professional, dynamic, experienced, and able to find creative solutions to complex problems.’

‘A personal touch in communications. Good strategic sparring.’

‘Mazanti-Andersen is a specialized and commercially oriented law firm. They have a wide range of specialised knowledge within the Danish real estate market. I will recommend them at any time.’

‘Lars Hammer Andersen is very specialized within transactions on the Danish real estate market, furthermore he is very specialized within matters involving pollution and the environment.’

‘I am very confident in the advice I receive from Mazanti, which enables me to make the choices and decisions that are expected of me from my organization.’

‘Claus Høxbro has been our main lawyer for more than 20 years. He knows our business, our values the way we think, and is creative and out of the box thinking, and we trust he always has our business in mind in his advice.’

‘Christian Bonnesen has a very good overall knowledge of reconstruction and real estate. Christian is a very pleasant person, that takes interest in the individual relations, as well as making the best possible organization for the future. Christian has great understanding of the commercial interests and solutions. Christian Bonnesen will be a great choice for more complex cases, as he also has a team of diligent lawyers under his supervision.’

Key clients

Udviklingsselskabet CØ P/S

Rønne Havn A/S

Fonden Holbæk Sportsby

Nordkranen A/S Ejendomsudviklingsselskab

Unionkul Udvikling ApS

Stone Danmark ApS

Sommerhaven ApS

P/S Rådhusstræde

P Value investment A/S I and II

Work highlights

  • Advising Udviklingsselskabet CØ P/S, owned by Danica Ejendomme, Nordkranen A/S Ejendomsselskab and Unionkul Holding A/S, on the ongoing development of The Paper Island.
  • Acted for Fonden Holbæk Sportsby in a contract law dispute arising during the construction of one of Scandinavia’s largest sports towns.
  • Advising Rønne Havn A/S on numerous matters, including the expansion of Rønne Harbour and related construction issues, as well as providing legal advice to project Galløkken on all legal issues pertaining to the construction, contracting and consulting agreements and the purchase of the plot.