Real estate and construction in Denmark

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

With notable real estate investor clients, Accura Advokatpartnerselskab has continued to expand its development project and asset management practice. The department also has wide-ranging experience in the purchase and sale of real estate, due diligence investigations, leasing matters, and environmental law issues. Jon Dyhre Hansen specialises in advising pension funds on real estate investments, Henrik Groos advises on the establishment of property funds, and Jakob Schou Midtgaard assists real estate developers and asset managers with transactions. Other names to note include Anders Friis, Luise Christensen, and Rikke Maria Falck Jensen.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Schou Midtgaard; Anders Friis; Luise Christensen; Rikke Maria Falck Jensen; Henrik Groos; Jon Dyhre Hansen

Other key lawyers:

Pernille Guld; Lars Bruun

Testimonials

‘Anders Friis has an impressive, holistic approach and understanding of the dynamics of the property industry. Strong commercial insights and negotiation skills.’

‘They show great industry insight and business understanding and advice based on a commercial and pragmatic mindset.’

‘We have been working with Anders Friis and his team for a long time. They are dedicated, commercially minded and always available.’

‘Anders Friis is very smart, dedicated, commercially minded and supportive. Anders will always try to improve and learn from transaction to transaction how we can do better. It is always a pleasure working with Anders especially in difficult and challenging situations.’

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

Niam

NREP

Ares

Capman

Patrizia

Europa

Tristan

Orange Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised KanAm on the acquisition of a portfolio of 15 buildings with approximately 49,000m² of lettable space in direct proximity to the central King’s New Square (Kongens Nytorv).
  • Advised the Danish pension company PFA on the acquisition and development of a new high-profile development area in the Nordhavn area in Copenhagen (Redmolen).
  • Advised Tristan Capital on a forward purchase agreement with Casa concerning a project with 208 apartments in Brøndby.

Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun's team, which is jointly led by Jens Hjortskov and Jesper Bøge Pedersen, primarily advises private and institutional investors, including real estate private equity funds, on large infrastructure and urban development projects. While it has construction expertise, the team is particularly active in the real estate market and regularly handles international sales and acquisitions of commercial and residential real estate portfolios. Steen Puch Holm-Larsen has particular experience in hotel-related work, while Per Bjerg Christensen focuses on assisting pension funds with major property development projects.

Practice head(s):

Jens Hjortskov; Jesper Bøge Pedersen

Other key lawyers:

Sven Frode Frølund; Steen Puch Holm-Larsen; Per Bjerg Christensen; Lasse Vittus Hupfeld

Key clients

Strawberry Fields AS/Strawberry Brothers AS/Nordic Choice Hotels

PFA Pension, DIP (Danske Civil- og Akademiingeniørers Pensionskasse), JØP (Juristernes og Økonomernes Pensionskasse) and Lægernes Pension

Thylander Gruppen

Blackstone Real Estate Group L.P.

CPH City and Port

Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

BlackRock

ATP

NCC

Resolution Property Investors

AEW Europe

Meyer Bergmann

PensionDanmark

Velliv Pension

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (SBB)

Bay Grove Capital, LLC

Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC

Vectura Fastigheter AB

Vestas Investment Management

Savills Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Acted as Danish counsel to entities owned by funds advised and managed by affiliates of The Blackstone Group on the acquisition of logistic portfolios from NREP and Cromwell Property Group.
  • Acted for a fund managed by the Bank of Montreal in relation to its purchase of a property located on the high street in central Copenhagen.
  • Acting for Stark Danmark A/S on the structuring of its Nordic property portfolio comprising 189 assets in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and its divestment of two large logistic properties in Denmark and Sweden in sale and lease back transactions with W.P. Carey.

Bruun & Hjejle

Praised for its ‘visionary’ implementation of AI technology, Bruun & Hjejle's real estate and construction practitioners are ‘ideal legal advisers on large-scale transactions’. In a recent highlight, the ‘extremely professional, personable and proactiveSøren Kopp and the ‘giftedSøren Damgaard advised AXA Investment Management on the purchase of four high-value residential properties from Solstra Capital. The department, which is jointly led by Kopp and construction expert Christian Johansen, has extensive experience across construction disputes, property transactions, real estate financings, and development projects. Real estate specialist Christian Schow Madsen is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Christian Johansen; Søren Kopp

Other key lawyers:

Søren Damgaard; Christian Schow Madsen

Testimonials

‘They are unique in understanding our commercial needs and then transforming them into deals. They make it their priority to understand my business and are active in developing it, and by that, their own.’

‘Christian Johansen stands out as a highly-skilled counsel in all aspects of the construction industry.’

‘They are very available 24/7 and know when to step up to deadline. Are participating in most of the bigger real estate deals in Copenhagen which gives then an advantage knowing what the current market practice is when negotiating SPA etc.’

‘The ability to quickly handle a complex legal dispute with a no-nonsense attitude and telling the client the strict assessment without a lot of reservations is what you get by adding Christian Johansen and his team to your legal team.’

‘They excel in contract negotiations and process/transaction management.’

‘They understand the subtle art of deal-making. What that means is that they help facilitate and make the deal happen – by solving problems instead of just creating/raising them.’

‘Bruun & Hjejle have been the most commercially aware law firm I have worked with, and this sets them apart from other legal advisers.’

‘The team delivers a full-service package within real estate and construction law that is second to none. Relevant and precise legal assistance.’ 

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 og Velliv

Logicenters (NREP)

NREP

Topdanmark

Goldman Sachs

Gefion Group

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Danica Pension

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

Carlsberg Byen P/S

Odense Letbane

Obel-LFI Ejendomme

Nykredit Realkredit A/S

Nobis Hospitality Group

PKA

Danske Shoppingcentre

Savills Investment Management

Nærheden P/S

Molslinjen A/S

Tryg

Work highlights

  • Advised By & Havn on the establishment of two separate joint ventures with PensionDanmark (development of the urban area Vejlandskvarteret) and PFA (development of the urban area Stejlepladsen).
  • Advised Aviva Investors Global Services Limited and PSP INVESTMENTS HOLDING EUROPE LTD on the acquisition of the high-profile shopping arcade Galleri K from Patrizia WohnModul I Zwischenholding S.à r.l.
  • Advised Gefion Group on the establishment of a joint venture with Goldman Sachs in connection with the development of the new urban area, Rødovre Port, close to Copenhagen.

Gorrissen Federspiel

With 'a high degree of dedication, thoroughness and in-depth knowledge’, the team at Gorrissen Federspiel is singled out for its handling of major residential and commercial development projects. Jointly headed up by Merete Larsen, Peter Sjøgreen and Jesper Avnborg Lentz, the real estate practice's work runs the gamut of commercial real estate transactions, lease contract issues, real estate insolvencies and tax-related advice. From a construction viewpoint, the group acts for clients on tenders, construction work issues and disputes, including litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Merete Larsen; Jesper Avnborg Lentz; Peter Sjøgreen

Other key lawyers:

Hans-Peter Jørgensen; Jan Hellmund Jensen

Testimonials

‘The construction team demonstrates a high degree of dedication, thoroughness and in-depth knowledge of the area of our firm’s expertise.’

‘Gorrissen Federspiel excels in the ability to understand any of the commercial and organisational needs of our institution.’

Key clients

Carlsberg Byen P/S

Heimstaden Danmark A/S

MT Højgaard A/S

Danica Pension

A. Enggaard A/S

Per Aarsleff A/S

Skanska A/S

Jeudan A/S

Koncenton A/S

NCC Danmark A/S

Selfinvest / Selfproperty

Viga RE

Balder Danmark A/S

M. Goldschmidt Holding A/S

Greve Kommune (Municipality of Greve)

Rudersdal Kommune (Municipality of Rudersdal)

Kartago Property

Work highlights

  • Advising Carlsberg Byen P/S on its ongoing development of a new city area comprising approx. 330,000 sq. m. residential and 300,000 sq.m commercial, offices etc.
  • Acting for Heimstaden on acquiring its entire portfolio, making it one of the largest real estate owners in Denmark.
  • Handling all transactions for MT Højgaard, including acquisitions, developments, planning processes and leases.

Kromann Reumert

Led by Flemming Horn Andersen, Kromann Reumert’s group is noted for advising clients on the sale and purchase of commercial properties, commercial lease issues, real estate financings, construction work, project development regulations and procurement law. A key name to note is the ‘very skilled and pleasantSteffen Bang-Olsen, who also specialises in issues arising from distressed property portfolios. Key clients include real estate foundations, pension funds, associations and private investors. On financing-specific matters, the group acts for banks, mortgage credit institutions, borrowers, agents and rating agencies.

Practice head(s):

Flemming Horn Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Jacob Møller; Steffen Bang-Olsen

Testimonials

‘The team is effective and very commercial.’

‘Steffen Bang-Olsen is very skilled and pleasant in his approach to the opposing party, which makes a transaction go through much smoother.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted Standard Life with the structuring and sale of Danske Bank’s HQ located on Holmens Kanal, Copenhagen, to a German pension fund.
  • Acted as sell-side adviser to CAH Holding A/S on selling iconic hotel Copenhagen Admiral Hotel to Midstar Hotels AB.
  • Assisted KLP Ejendomme A/S with negotiating and entering into a share purchase agreement, including legal due diligence, for the acquisition of all shares in the Danish SPV Hafonn A/S.

Lundgrens

The real estate and construction team at Lundgrens, which is headed up by Tobias Vieth, advises clients on an assortment of construction, residential and commercial lease issues, as well as real estate transactions and project development matters. In addition, Niels Gram-Hanssen is particularly adept at managing controlled sales processes involving large property portfolios, while Lars Kjær focuses on real estate financing mandates. Promoted to partner in mid-2020, Ann Frølund Winther mainly advises international investors on complex real estate corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Tobias Vieth

Other key lawyers:

Pedram Moghaddam; Lars Kjær; Niels Gram-Hanssen; Thomas Stampe; Ann Frølund Winther

Testimonials

‘They understand the weaknesses and strengths of the construction industry, and make sure that the client is always best served with the best solution.’

‘Being a lawyer is about much more than knowing paragraphs and legal texts. A good lawyer has a business understanding and can think of new solutions for the clients. That is why I have chosen Pedram Moghaddam.’

‘Lundgren’s lawyers do a lot to ensure that clients stay informed during the course of the case and update the client in a good and constructive way. Lundgrens wants to create results for the clients, including solutions to the cases that benefit the parties to the case.’

‘Lawyer Thomas Stampe is a result-creating lawyer for his clients, will help his clients to create more business. His knowledge of real estate is very good.’

‘Ann Winther is a very hardworking lawyer with key knowledge about property transactions and very thorough with her work which benefits the clients.’

‘Tobis Vieth and Niels Gram-Hanssen both have a first-class reputation and network.’

‘Outstanding professionalism and a personal approach – despite the size of the practice.’

Key clients

Blackstone Real Estate Group L.P.

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Spar Nord Bank A/S

SG Group

NREP (Nordic Real Estate Partners)

Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality

Fokus Asset Management

Ruby Hotels GmbH

Vision Ejendomme

Hines Nordics

M7 Real Estate

Catena

Capital Investment

Highbrook

Blackbrook

Aviva Investors

Wihlborgs

Audley Group

Ekistics Property Advisors

Per Aarsleff A/S

Q Group

Standard Life Aberdeen

Worldwide Flight Services

Work highlights

  • Assisted Hines Nordics with the acquisition of a residential project with 121 owner-occupied flats located in Copenhagen from the Danish arm of the Nordic project developer Bonava.
  • Assisted AP Pension with the acquisition of a plot of land on “Trælastholmen” (part of the new Copenhagen harbor district, Nordhavn) to be used for constructing the new domicile for a law firm.
  • Assisted NREP with the project financing for the redevelopment of the Herlev Bymidte shopping centre.

Viltoft

Displaying an 'in-depth knowledge of the construction sector'Viltoft fields experts in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts concerning large project developments, construction-related procurement work, and high-stakes construction disputes. Acting for a range of public institutions, construction companies, engineers, technical consultants and contractors, the group is jointly led by Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen, Henrik Hauge Andersen and Steen HellmannMichael Gjedde-Nielsen has substantial experience in contentious matters and Eva Olesen handles procurement mandates, while newly promoted partner Morten Ruben Brage specialises in environmental and planning issues.

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

‘Viltoft has a very deep understanding of Real Estate and Construction law.’ 

‘Hans Lykke Hansen and Morten Ruben Brage have an excellent understanding of our business and construction law. ’

‘The Viltoft team has always been able to support us in contractual issues during negotiations, arbitration and law cases, and gives understandable explanations of legally complex issues to our board, owners and politicians. The Viltoft team has very high competence in handling legal contractual issues not only towards contractors but also in court.’

‘Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Peter Faurholdt Thommesen’s legal advice has always been straight to the point and they are able to present even complicated legal issues in an extremely trustworthy way.’

‘In-depth knowledge about construction law and practices.’

‘Peter F. Thommesen has theoretical strength combined with practical solution solving skills.’

‘Viltoft provides advice and assistance based on an in-depth knowledge of the construction sector combined with a high degree of legal insight – all combined with an operational approach to the issues at hand.’

‘Steen Hellmann is an agreeable and operational adviser but at the same time sharp and to the point, which are qualities we appreciate.’

‘Michael Gjedde Nielsen is quick to understand the cases and can quickly see through complex cases. Skilled advice at a very high level.’ 

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

Per Aarsleff

Boligforeningen 3B

Municipality of Ballerup

Enemærke & Petersen

Høje-Taastrup Municipality

Munck

Gjensidige Forsikring

Work highlights

  • Defending Metroselskabet against €1bn claims filed by Copenhagen Metro Team (CMT), the consortium of Italian contractors currently building the Cityringen stage of the Copenhagen Metro.
  • Representing Boligforeningen 3B in a number of cases against contractors and suppliers claiming damages for the use of MgO boards on 3B’s housing projects.
  • Advising Mace on its contract with Facebook to design and build a data centre near the Danish city of Odense.

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark's construction and real estate group is predominantly instructed by clients on high-value real estate transactions and project development work. Line Marie Pedersen and Jakob Nielsen jointly lead the practice, which has expertise spanning construction law, real estate finance work, fund formations and leases. Emilie Møller 'knows all the mechanisms of large and complex transactions’ with notable experience in large portfolio deals involving residential and commercial rental properties. Another area of strength for the group is handling the restructuring of distressed real estate portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Line Marie Pedersen; Jakob Nielsen

Other key lawyers:

Peter Schäfer; Thomas Høj Pedersen; Emilie Møller

Testimonials

‘The firm has specific knowledge and interest within co-living and all its legal implications including collaboration agreements etc. In addition, the company is able to advise us concerning various aspects of business development.’

‘The team is extremely conscientious and helpful. They always gets back to us very quickly and are always willing to go the extra mile to come up with a creative and constructive solution.’

‘They deliver on time and with operational advice. They have a good understanding of the market and mechanisms of a transaction.’

‘Emilie knows all the mechanisms of large and complex transactions and is able to provide advice in all facets of the transactions.’

‘The team is very dedicated and accessible.’

‘They have a good ability to understand the challenges in the cases we are sitting with, combined with the different takes on the matter.’

‘They work very fast and structured with the agreed focus areas, setting a very high professional level.’

‘I use a set of partners at the practice – all in the line of finance or real estate. My experience is overall very positive; however, when it comes to availability and efficiency, Emilie stands out.’

‘Team is led by Jakob Nielsen in Aarhus who provides the perfect combination of a professional, reliable service combined with a very personable approach.’

Key clients

Heimstaden

KONstruct

Proark Group

WeWork

Northern Horizon Capital

3C Properties

Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

Baunsøe Ejendomme

CG Jensen

RESCALE Capital

Formuepleje Ejendomme

DOMIS

Mangiavacchi Pedercini SpA

Adserballe & Knudsen

Jensen Gruppen

Innovator

Work highlights

  • Advised Heimstaden Bostad on a major vendor due diligence comprising the company’s entire company and property portfolio consisting of more than 600 companies and 50,000 rental units located in Northern Europe.
  • Advised PROARK on the sale of the iconic Simon Spies Building to the Danish pension fund, PenSam.
  • Advised 3C Properties on the sale of a 72,400 sqm. large logistics property located in Odense to COOP.

Horten

Michael Neumann, Niels Jørgen Oggesen and Thomas Krucov Jensen jointly head up Horten's practice, which specialises in commercial transactions including the purchase, sale and financing of commercial properties and real estate portfolios, property fund formations, and corporate and tax structures. The group also has extensive experience in construction projects, attracting praise for its ‘procurement strategies, contract documentation and negotiation skills, risk management and dispute avoidance advice, project support and decisive dispute resolution actions’. Kristoffer Westberg left for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Michael Neumann; Niels Jørgen Oggesen; Thomas Krucov Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Lars Gregersen

Testimonials

‘Horten Law firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services on every aspect of the construction process. Their expertise includes procurement strategies, contract documentation and negotiation skills, risk management and dispute avoidance advice, project support and decisive dispute resolution actions including litigation, arbitration, mediation and adjudication.’

‘Partner Niels Jørgen Oggesen is a very experienced and committed construction law specialist with a keen eye on the commercial aspects of matters. He is an incredibly diligent and hardworking partner and he is appreciated for his calmness in assessing other parties’ strengths and weaknesses, and for developing the appropriate strategy at the right time.’

Key clients

Freja Ejendomme A/S

PensionDanmark

Pensionsforsikringsaktieselskab

Copenhagen Business School

Circle K

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Byggeskadefonden vedrørend

Bygningsfornyelse

PFA Ejendomme and TopDanmark Ejendom

TDC Pensionskasse

Kemp & Lauritzen A/S

Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune

Furesø Kommune

Boliggaarden

MT Højgaard A/S

Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

Munck Gruppen A/S

M. J. Eriksson A/S

DSB Ejendomme

ArkitektGruppen and Nordic Real Estate Partners joint venture

HSHansen A/S

AART Architects A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised DSB, the Danish State Railway, on the purchase of a large estate, including large areas of land just outside the Greater Copenhagen Area.
  • Acted as legal adviser to DSB Ejendomsudvikling A/S regarding entering into a joint venture regarding the future development of a 69,000m2 Copenhagen property adjacent to a large multi-property city development.
  • Assisted Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune with the planned sale of Lyngby Stadion (a Danish football stadium) including 13,500m2 for housing.

Poul Schmith

Co-headed by Kasper Mortensen and Rasmus Holm Hansen, who demonstrates ‘exceptional legal knowledge in both public procurement and construction law’, Poul Schmith primarily acts for government institutions and semi-state entities. The team has experience in high-value real estate transactions, project developments and construction-related disputes; it has notably acted for the Danish State in high-profile litigation surrounding public projects. Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen, who is another name to note, also advises pension funds, property investors and corporate clients on real estate financing mandates.

Practice head(s):

Rasmus Holm Hansen; Kasper Mortensen

Other key lawyers:

Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen; Bo Schmidt Pedersen; Henrik Puggaard; Philip Prochownik

Testimonials

‘Partners Rikke Hoffensetz Andresen and Philip Prochownik are excellent in following up and being accessible both with regards to specific cases but also proactively when it comes to news in the market and other relevant knowledge of the industry.’

‘They have a highly skilled team and are able to work fast.’

‘Rasmus Holm Hansen has exceptional legal knowledge in both public procurement and construction law. He is very good at finding new innovative ways to solve a legal problem.’

‘Always available very good commercial knowledge. Dealmakers, not dealbreakers.’

‘Philip Prochownik and his team at Kammeradvokaten / Paul Schmith are dedicated and have a unique understanding for the deal with the client in focus.’

‘Good relationships. Always helpful, always competent and knowledgeable, understanding the client’s needs, pragmatic, solution-oriented and with a desire to resolve conflicts without escalation.’

‘I primarily deal with partner Rasmus Holm Hansen, and have known him for several years. This means that I always feel totally understood – without him compromising the formal requirements in his advice.’

‘Bo Schmidt Pedersen is a professional adviser with in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of construction works.’

Key clients

PenSam Liv forsikringsaktieselskab

Capital Region

Municipality of Frederiksberg

Oskar Group

Copenhagen Capital A/S

Bostad A/S

Bygningsstyrelsen (The Danish Building and Property Agency)

KAB

Domea.dk

1927 Estate Holding ApS Group

Blue Capital A/S

Milton Huse A/S

Barslund A/S

Fsb

Norlys

Hofor

Municipality of Frederikssund

Vejdirektoratet (The Danish Road Directorate)

Sund & Bælt

KPC København A/S

ATP Ejendomme A/S

Municipality of Copenhagen

Emcon

Work highlights

  • Advising the Municipality of Frederiksberg on a matter regarding an adjustment of the boundaries of neighbouring properties by the exchange of land, in relation to the development of a new urban campus area, a recreational park and a sports arena.
  • Acting for PenSam Liv Forsikringsaktieselskab and Pensionskassen PenSam on the acquisition of two real estate entities holding title to 125 residential units, five commercial units and an underground parking space consisting of 92 parking spaces, all in the historical city centre of Aarhus, the Latin Quarter.
  • Advising Copenhagen Capital A/S on a matter regarding the financing and acquisition of all shares in a real estate company holding title to a mixed property situated in Copenhagen’s historic embassy district.

Plesner

Merging its real estate and construction teams in 2020 to form a new real estate, construction and infrastructure group, Plesner has ‘a true full-service offering’. High-value M&A transactions, large-scale developments, real estate regulations and construction projects and contracts are key areas of focus for the department, which recently saw the arrival of Lasse Detlevsen and Mads Berg from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab. Group head Niklas Korsgaard Christensen also regularly represents clients in construction litigation and arbitration proceedings, while Karina Brinch handles large private real estate deals. Leif Djurhuus departed in early 2021 to join KLAR Advokater.

Practice head(s):

Niklas Korsgaard Christensen

Other key lawyers:

Lasse Stjernholm Detlevsen; Mads Berg; Peter Wengler-Jørgensen; Karina Brinch; Peter Fogh

Testimonials

‘Lasse Stjernholm Detlevsen is very accessible and cooperative with a focus on a good solution for the parties involved.’

‘They are solution-oriented, always assessing whether solutions requested are economically viable. They are always very professional.’

‘Their skill and speed at understanding the problem. Peter Fogh is without doubt one of the best lawyers in his field.’

‘The Plesner practise has broad expertise within real estate transactions and development and combined with the strengths of the construction team, Plesner has a true full service offering within real estate.’

‘Great profile within the industry for both domestic and foreign players. Solid organisation and sufficient resources to cope with larger and more complex cases.’

‘Mads Berg is very thorough and extremely capable within transactions and construction law. It is very easy to work with a lawyer who understands the market and how non-legal practitioners think and act.’

‘Highly skilled and experienced team, high quality, thoroughness and good commercial understanding. Availability and follow-up level is outstanding. Also a very ambitious team which strives for a good position in the market.’

‘In addition to his depth knowledge, Mads Berg excels in his ability to lead transactions, finding pragmatic solutions and close deals. Mads Berg has been involved in several high-profile real estate transactions and has a strongly commercial approach.’

Key clients

Nuveen Real Estate

NREP

M7 Real Estate

CapMan Real Estate

NPV

Fast Ejendom Danmark A/S

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

Femern A/S

Gaz-Systems S.A.

Kalaallit Airports A/S

European Energy A/S

Arkil A/S

Total Oil & Gas A/S

InfraNode

Alstom Transport Danmark A/S

Google

Leo Pharma A/S

Work highlights

  • Acting as main legal adviser to the €5.4bn Fehmarn project (construction of a subsea tunnel from Denmark to Germany), which is the largest construction project ever in Denmark.
  • Advised NREP and NREP Nordic Strategies Fund 1 (NSF 1) on NSF 1’s sale of a majority 60% stake of a joint venture with By & Havn (City & Port) regarding retail units located in the unique city centre development area Nordhavnen (North Harbor) to the Danish pension fund PFA and the subsequent reinvestment by NREP management.
  • Advised two Danish pension funds Sampension and MP Pension on the acquisition of the very large multi-billion DKK development project in Ørestaden, Bellakvarter primarily from funds managed by Solstra Capital Partners, including the subsequent redemption of minority shareholders, entailing that Sampension and MP Pension became the sole owners of Bellakvarter A/S (PropCo).

Skau Reipurth & Partnere

Extremely specialised within construction law’, Skau Reipurth & Partnere's team is headed up by Peter Dianati and Jeppe Reipurth, who are both experienced in construction litigation, mediation and arbitration, and infrastructure, procurement and contract law. As well as handling a large number of disputes, the group advises clients involved in major Danish construction projects. Real estate specialist Anders Hermansen assists Danish and international investors with project developments and investments, primarily mandates involving residential properties, logistics facilities and offices.

Practice head(s):

Peter Dianati; Jeppe Reipurth

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘Anders Hermansen is very hands-on and pragmatic in his approach.’

‘Skau Reipurth & Partnere are extremely specialised within construction law and in my view an absolutely top firm within this area of law. They combine strong theoretical knowledge with a pragmatic and solution-orientated approach.’

‘Anders Hermansen is super responsive and professional. He provides big firm expertise and speed in a pleasant, attentive and very personal manner. He will likely appeal to most clients due to his unique mix of commercial sense, legal knowledge and great personality.’

‘Apart from being highly competent within Real Estate and Construction law from a theoretical point of view, the team is able to understand the client’s goal from a commercial point of view and guide you to achieve that goal.’

‘Vivi Klink Larsen has outstanding knowledge within the construction practice – both on a theoretical level and for litigation and arbitration.’

‘SR&P is highly specialised within the field of Real Estate and Construction, represented by a number of rising stars among the partners which have all worked several years for the largest Danish law firms.’

‘We have worked with Peter Dianati on a number of real estate and construction projects, both in respect of development projects and dispute resolution. In both disciplines, Peter Dianati has excelled and exceeded our expectations and we have been more than satisfied with the advice we have been given. Peter Dianati’s track record of handling multimillion real estate and construction cases with a significant number of stakeholders probably speaks for itself.’

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

Andersen & Heegaard A/S

Freja Ejendomme

Renell A/S

BB Fiberbetonelement A/S

Pre/nor A/S

Anker Hansen & Co 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

GN Store Nord

Blackstone

Work highlights

  • Acted for NRP Finans in a large and complex real estate transaction regarding the acquisition of a logistics facility leased out to the Scandinavian postal service PostNord.
  • Assisted the turnkey contractor Pihlkonsortiet with the highly prestigious office building Redmolen Spidsen in Copenhagen.
  • Advising Hardesty & Hanover LLC on an ongoing basis regarding a large infrastructure project, the Copenhagen Inner Harbour Bridge.

Clemens

Clemens’ practice is best known for handling commercial leasing matters and disputes in the real estate sector. In addition to its contentious capabilities, the group also advises clients on the purchase and sale of commercial properties and real estate development projects. Names to note include Simon Langvardt Müller and Harry R. Andreasen, who both regularly assist clients with the drafting and negotiation of lease agreements.

Other key lawyers:

Simon Langvardt Müller; Harry R. Andreasen; Søren Hammer Westmark; Lars Mumm; Kim Nielsen; Lene Lausen

Key clients

Salling Group A/S

Bestseller A/S

Synoptik A/S

Telia Danmark, Filial af Telia Nättjanster Norden AB, Sverige

Deichmann Sko ApS

IC Group A/S

Coop Danmark A/S

Telenor A/S

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

Officelab A/S

A/S El-Salg

Ejendomsselskabet Olav de Linde

ECCO

I/S Lorenzen Ejendomme

Søstrene Grenes Import A/S

Reit

Ball Wholesale ApS

Byggeselskab Mogens de Linde A/S

Boligkontoret Aarhus

Boligforeningen Ringgaarden

The Cosmo Group

Alboa

Løvbjerg Supermarked A/S

Kontoret

Kollegiekontoret

Eriksen Entreprise A/S

DOMI Bolig

Work highlights

  • Acting for Coop Danmark A/S on an ongoing basis on matters concerning its grocery stores/supermarkets.
  • Advised I/S Lorensen Ejendomme on the purchase of a part of the iconic building, DOKK1, on the waterfront in Aarhus from the Municipality of Aarhus.
  • Advised Telia Danmark, Filial af Telia Nättjanster Norden AB, Sverige during the COVID-19 pandemic on negotiating short- and long-term solutions for Telia’s shops.

Elmann

Working closely with the firm’s insolvency, corporate and dispute resolution specialists, Elmann’s real estate and construction team has experience in the sale and acquisition of properties and projects, leasing issues, and drafting and negotiating contracts. Led by lease law expert and 'skilled litigatorKasper Westberg, the department also represents clients in construction disputes including litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Kasper Westberg

Testimonials

‘The partners at Elmann are accessible and very hands-on.’

‘Kasper Westberg is a skilled litigator and has a good overview of his cases.’

‘The team have good knowledge of the laws and regulations in the real estate area. Besides that, the team have a very good understanding and knowledge about our company.’

Key clients

Elverhøj Investment Group

Reitan Ejendomsudvikling A/S

Fidona Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH

Holberg Fenger Invest A/S

Naverland 22 ApS

Fint Ehf

FTSI Ophelia A/S (Franklin Templeton)

H.C. Ørstedsvej 57 ApS

Work highlights

  • Advised Fint ehf on a share deal of DKK100m regarding the sale of office property in Glostrup.
  • Assisting H.C. Ørstedsvej 57 ApS with the acquisition of residential property in central Copenhagen (Frederiksberg) for an amount of DKK21.5m.
  • Advising FTSI Ophlia A/S on a lease matter relating to a property located in Søborg with private hospital Aleris-Hamlet as a tenant.

Holst, Advokater

While Holst, Advokater has a notable track record in large non-contentious construction projects, the practice is also praised by clients for its 'strong credentials' in construction disputes including high-value litigation and arbitration proceedings. The group is led by Carsten Led-Jensen and Holger Schöer, who joined from Kromann Reumert in 2019. It also has expertise in real estate transactions, particularly the sale and purchase of property companies.

Practice head(s):

Holger Schöer; Carsten Led-Jensen

Testimonials

‘The great strength of the team lies in the fact that it has a size that accommodates all the competencies we need, without it being so large that it’s difficult to navigate.’

‘They are very thorough and always ready to help, especially at short notice.’

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

‘A very skilled law firm with strong credentials for its work on disputes within the construction industry.’

‘Holger Schöer is extremely good at dissecting issues and making the possibilities visible.’

‘Carsten Led-Jensen is an exceptional lawyer within construction law.’

‘Carsten Led-Jensen is responsive and commercial and has great market and technical knowledge. He is very good at breaking down complex matters into a digestible form. He is highly skilled, very knowledgeable and understands clients’ needs.’

Key clients

Aalborg Energie Technik A/S

JV ZMM Nordhavnen

CAH II A/S

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 Almene Boligselskab

Østjysk Bolig

Tryg Forsikring A/S

Euler Hermes

Atradius

Züblin A/S

Transtema Group AB (Sweden)

GA Ejendom A/S

Lolland kommune

Innova Advokatfirma

Aarhus-based firm Innova Advokatfirma handles a broad mix of transactions, projects and disputes, spanning all areas of real estate and construction. Founding partner Christian Lomborg Jessen specialises in construction disputes and project developments, with vast experience before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. Fellow founding partner Elisabet Villadsen Jensen focuses on real estate transactions, financing matters, leasing issues and real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Elisabet Villadsen Jensen; Christian Lomborg Jessen

Testimonials

‘Innova Law has been an invaluable partner for us. They helped us by listening to our thoughts, needs and overall vision – and thereby helping us to make the best legal foundation for our market.’

‘We have been through a few lawsuits since opening our business and Innova Law – and especially Christian Lomborg – has been “the rock” we needed going into legal battle. He is patient and sympathetic. He understands our frustration and always gives a little extra to keep us informed about the ongoing cases’

‘They are a team that complements each other really well across their peak competencies, and we have always received perfect help and savings in all the processes.’

‘We have greatly enjoyed lawyer Christian Lomborg Jessen, who in our opinion is one of the best in Denmark in his field.’

‘What makes this practice special is the collection of very large capabilities in a relatively small office. One can always count on partner involvement regardless of case size. In addition, I think a special feature is the ability to translate law.’

‘We use Christian Lomborg Jessen for construction issues and Elisabeth Villadsen Jensen for real estate. Common to them both is that they are extremely competent. You feel in completely safe hands, which can probably be attributed in particular to their ability to understand the customer’s needs.’

Key clients

Ejendomsselskabet Olav de Linde A/S

BACH Invest A/S

Byggefirmaet Knudsgaard A/S

TAG DK A/S

Løgten Murer- og Entreprenør A/S

P. Olesen A/S

HauCon A/S

Bytomreren Group A/S

CJ Group A/S

Koncenton A/S

Laursens Realskole

B & D Holding af 1998 ApS

Murerfirmaet Kiil & Nielsen A/S

MT Ejendomme & Rådgivning ApS

Markusminde Ejendomme A/S

Dansk Ejendomsudvikling A/S

Clausen & Klausen Holding ApS

F. & L. Invest ApS

Tømrerfirmaet Elgaard

Jørgen Lund Frederiksen A/S

Aarhus Street Food A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Bach Invest A/S on the development of a construction project for 94 apartments and restaurants called Promenaden Fredericia with a value of DKK150m.
  • Represented Topdanmark Forsikring in a lawsuit brought by i.a. Zurich Insurance with a case value of DKK100m.
  • Advised Byggefirmaet Knudsgaard on the negotiation and conclusion of a turnkey contract for the design, delivery and construction of 137 turnkey apartments with AP Ejendomme A/S; the contract has a value of approximately DKK200m.

KLAR Advokater

KLAR Advokater has substantial experience in commercial real estate matters, including the sale, purchase and financing of properties; it also has expertise in disputes, development projects and commercial leasing matters, including leaseholds. The team is led by Søren Plomgaard, who advises a range of real estate developers, infrastructure and transport companies, retailers, IT providers and pension funds. Leif Djurhuus joined the group in 2021 from Plesner, and Thomas O. Q. Krüger  departed to Aumento Advokatfirma in late 2020.

Practice head(s):

Søren Plomgaard

Other key lawyers:

Erik Mølenberg; Leif Djurhuus

Testimonials

‘The team has strong experience within real estate – and provides good commercial insight.’

Key clients

Carlsberg A/S

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Voldgiftsinstituttet – The Danish Institute of Arbitration

CPH City & Port Development

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield A/S

Wessel & Vett, Magasin Du Nord

DLG a.m.b.a.

Freja ejendomme as

Cramo Adapteo A/S

Roku Inc. / Roku Denmark ApS

Velliv (former Nordea Liv & Pension), Danish pension fund

SEAS-NVE Holding A/S

SF Management ApS

Work highlights

  • Assisted CPH City & Port Development with a contract negotiation with NREP concerning the sale of a plot for the sustainable building project, UN17, in Ørestad.
  • Assisting Freja Ejendomme A/S with the sale of a former military camp, Jonstruplejren, near Copenhagen.
  • Assisted Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield with the drafting and negotiation of a new lease agreement with Vue Cinemas (Vue International) concerning a 10,098 sq. m. cinema complex (CinemaxX) at Fisketorvet Copenhagen Mall.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Following his recruitment from NÉMETH SIGETTY Advokatpartnerselskab in mid-2020, Frantz Sigersted-Rasmussen now heads Moalem Weitemeyer’s practice, which handles a wide variety of work. Noted for its expertise in social housing, the group is particularly active on the sale and purchase of commercial properties, restructuring distressed real estate portfolios, litigation and arbitration proceedings, financing matters, development and construction projects, real estate fund formations and the negotiation and drafting of contracts. Name partner Thomas Weitemeyer also contributes to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Frantz Sigersted-Rasmussen; Thomas Weitemeyer

Testimonials

‘The team showed deep industry knowledge and had experience from a number of similar disputes.’

‘Demonstrated good tactical skills for negotiation with the opponent. Open and polite dialogue with the opponent and strong communication of our position at the same time. Managed the right balance.’

Key clients

fsb

DSV 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

I/S Werner Ejendomme

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

Work highlights

  • Advised DSV Panalpina A/S on the acquisition of an area of land in Hedehusene to be used for the expansion of the DSV Panalpina A/S headquarters.
  • Advised Commercial Real Estate Denmark P/S on the sale of a real estate property located on Åmarkvej, Hvidovre which was acquired by HF & VUC København Syd S/I (a Danish school).
  • Advised Pitzner Ejendomme A/S on the sale of a real estate property located on H.C. Andersens Boulevard which was acquired by the property fund HLM 1.

NJORD Law Firm

Bolstered by its 2020 merger with Brockstedt-Kaalund Advokatpartnerselskab, which brought multiple real estate lawyers on board, NJORD Law Firm is primarily instructed on construction-related contract and insurance issues, property transactions, lease mandates and matters in the non-profit social housing sector. In 2020, Christian Schwarz-Hansen, who previously worked at LEAD, Rödl & Partner, joined to spearhead the practice. The group also acts for clients in disputes, project financing work and real estate portfolio issues. Steffen Hebsgaard Muff specialises in international civil engineering contracts.

Practice head(s):

Christian Schwarz-Hansen

Other key lawyers:

Steffen Hebsgaard Muff; Søren Egstrand Thomse; Erik Larsson

Key clients

Arpe & Kjeldsholm A/S

Nordea

KAJ O. Madsen A/S

Rasmus Friis A/S

University of Copenhagen

HPH Totalbyg A/S

Omega Gruppe / Residential Berlin I GmbH

HDI-Gerling insurance

University College Absalon

The Foundation for the Preservation of Vitskøl Abbey

Prince Henrik’s school’s property fund

Aluflam international A/S

Ekona A/S

Ceraco A/S

Nordbo Huse

Bo-vita

Bertelsen & Schevig architects

Municipality of Haderslev

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

Work highlights

  • Acting as construction manager for Arpe & Kjeldsholm A/S as part of a new urban living district called Carlsberg Byen on a former Carlsberg brewery site in the heart of Copenhagen.
  • Advising Itinera (Storstrøm JV) in connection with its execution of the Storstrøm Bridge project.
  • Assisted RH Greve Aps with the purchase of land to be used for two housing projects.

SIRIUS advokater

SIRIUS advokater has a track record in public building and construction projects including PPP and social housing work, leasing issues, planning and environmental law matters, contractual mandates, and dispute resolution. Liv Helth Lauersen specialises in procurement issues, Joachim Ørum Petersen focuses on real estate transactions and project developments, and 'experienced litigator' Michael Vindfeldt frequently represents foreign contractors in Danish courts.

Other key lawyers:

Michael Vindfeldt; Liv Helth Lauersen; Kurt Helles Bardeleben; Veronica Wolthers-Petersen; Søren Stenderup Jensen; Joachim Ørum Petersen

Testimonials

‘A small but very hands-on real estate practice with good expertise.’

‘In seconds, they understand your situation and offer help without any delay.’

‘Outstanding service by phone, mail and in meetings. The team always deliver the right service in the situation. As a customer, you always got the feeling that you get a very personal service.’

‘Very, very good in their area.’

‘Easy communication and made themselves available when required. Had a commercial approach to the process allowing us to focus the process on the relevant points/issues than needed to be resolved.’

‘The team has a very “low-hierarchy” approach and is easy to work with.’

‘Michael Vindfeldt is the key person in their construction team. He is an experienced litigator, that will defend his client all the way.’

Key clients

The Danish Building Defects Fund

Instalaciones Inabensa SA

CSK Stålindustri A/S

Faxe Kommune

DSV Road A/S / DSV Panalpina A/S

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

Work highlights

  • Assisting Byggeskadefonden and other landlords and developers in cases concerning the usage of windshield boards made of magnesium oxide – one of the largest Danish building scandals.
  • Representing Installaciones Inabensa SA in an arbitration case and expert appraisals against Bygningsstyrelsen regarding the building of the Niels Bohr Institute.
  • Advised AAB and MT Højgaard on the development of a model to establish a speculation-free co-operative housing association.

WINSLØW LAW FIRM

With ‘strong high-level senior attention’, real estate boutique WINSLØW LAW FIRM has a particular focus on real estate transactions. Jointly led by Claudia S. Mathiasen and Iben Mai Winsløw, the 'lean, efficient and solution-focused’ department primarily assists pension funds, government institutions and real estate investors. Mathiasen regularly handles real estate arbitration and litigation proceedings, while Andreas Antoniades is well versed in handling M&A real estate transactions for pension funds.

Practice head(s):

Claudia S. Mathiasen; Iben Mai Winsløw

Other key lawyers:

Trine Bøgelund-Kjær; Andreas Antoniades; Katrine Skov Kubel

Testimonials

‘This law firm is extremely professional in its approach and provides a high level of professional advice. At the same time, they ensure an understanding of the company they are advising.’

‘Very experienced team regarding M&A real estate. You always get the same lawyers that know your business and are available 24/7. Very good service, also after closing.’

‘Andreas Antoniades is very good at making things work, finding the right and best commercial solution for the client. Great teamwork.’

‘It is a boutique-style practice with a lean, efficient, solution-focused team with deep legal and commercial insight, not only in real estate M&A and general business tenancy law but also in niche-areas such as retail.’

‘Claudia S. Mathiasen possess unusually strong commercial insight and experience in retail, efficiently backed by senior associate Katrine Skov Kubel in leasing matters.’

Key clients

DKEV P/S – Engel & Völkers licensee in Denmark

Camelot Property Management ApS

Real Capital A/S

Leif Hansen Bygherrerådgivning ApS

FTF-A

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

Larsen & Ibsen Holding A/S

Harbour P/S

Høje Taastrup C P/S

Fokus Asset Management A/S

Søndergade Holding ApS

Solrød Kommune

Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune

KLP Pension

C.W. Obel

AKF

Zeso Architects

Link Arkitekter

Partselskabet Bornholminvest

Work highlights

  • Assisted Real Capital A/S with two share deals regarding the property development company Salamanderhusene A/S with 21 town houses, and 18 apartments and the company Frejas Have Birkerød P/S with 16 apartments.
  • Assisting SSCP P/S with all contract matters for its shopping centre investment in Horsens.
  • Advised Laby-Renten A/S (vendor) on its €10m sale of residential real estate to Pears Global Real Estate.

Aumento Law Firm

Henrik Hjortsholm leads the team at Aumento Law Firm, which has a particular focus on transactions involving properties and real estate companies, project developments, as well as residential and commercial lease issues. The team also drafts and negotiates international property purchase contracts, assists with contract and settlement negotiations, and advises on the conversion of commercial properties into residential properties.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Hjortsholm

Key clients

SAP9 Group A/S

MM Properties ApS

E&M Development ApS

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Helsingor A/S

Grundejerforeningen Århusgade

CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised SAP9 Group A/S on several purchases and development projects in commercial real estate.
  • Acting as counsel for real estate investor, MM Properties ApS, advising on various acquisitions, constructions and development projects.
  • Assisted E&M Development ApS with a development project in the Greater Copenhagen area, resulting in the construction of youth apartments, a hotel and a gas station.

DAHL Law Firm

DAHL Law Firm primarily advises investors and corporations on the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, construction projects and contractual issues. The group also assists with sale and leaseback mandates, as well as the establishment and development of corporate properties, warehouses and production facilities. Poul Jensen is the key name to note.

Other key lawyers:

Poul Jensen

GALST

GALST primarily handles real estate transactions and housing development projects, with notable strength in the owners’ association and housing cooperative arena. Headed up by Kristian Dreyer, the group also assists clients with tenancy issues, leasehold agreements and litigation and arbitration proceedings. Clients include property owners, contractors, real estate organisations and investors.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Dreyer

Other key lawyers:

Christian Steen Laursen

Testimonials

‘We perceive this company as proactive, accommodating and able to act at very short notice.’ 

‘The team is fronted by Kristian Dreyer who has a strong profile in the market based on his merits in individual cases and from teaching and writing books.’

‘Their focus regarding real-estate and their heavy competency within this area stands out, alongside the ability to cover the areas around their main competency.’

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

V. Meyer A/S

Attendo

Hørsholm Penthouse

KONstruct

The Danish Association of private co-operative housing (ABF) years

Rema Etablering A/S

MOE A/S

Work highlights

  • Acting for KONstruct Group on the development and construction of 65 villas in a new area north of Copenhagen.
  • Acting for Seniorboliger Skovmarken ApS – a senior citizen housing project – on its development and construction of senior citizen houses.
  • Acting for A/B Bøgehøj, a housing cooperative with approximately 35 houses in Roskilde, on its sale of properties to members.

Gangsted Law Firm

Fielding a ‘skilled, flexible and efficient team’, boutique Gangsted Law Firm handles a variety of transactions, development projects and construction cases, most notably for municipalities and public authorities. It also assists clients with the acquisition and sale of properties, as well as real estate financings and lease agreements. Thomas Ulrik, Søren Sloth, Mads Roikjer and Frederik Bue Johnsen jointly lead the group.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Ulrik; Søren Sloth; Mads Roikjer; Frederik Bue Johnsen

Testimonials

‘Gangsted has a skilled, flexible and efficient team of lawyers. They quickly identify the core of an issue. Furthermore, they are valuable when negotiating with a counterparty where there is a potential conflict.’

‘They have knowledge in real estate; they are completely down to earth; and speak a language that can be understood.’

‘Classical but modern. Full service on all real estate law services. Strong understanding of customer’s business.’

‘Thomas Ulrik – strong leader, second to none market contact.’

Key clients

Gefion Group A/S

Core Hospitality A/S

Blue Capital A/S

FB Gruppen A/S

K/S Property Partners

Keystone Investment Management A/S

Difko A/S

Wilders Plads Ejendomme A/S

DTU (Technical University of Denmark)

Zleep Hotels A/S

Dansk Asfalt A/S

Hvidovre Kommune

European Energy A/S

Lidl Danmark K/S

HL Management A/S

Spring Estate Amagerkild A/S

Lejerbo

Lokale og Anlægsfonden

KBS Byg A/S

Pension Danmark Ejendomme Holding P/S

Container Living Holding ApS

Refshaleøens Ejendomsselskab A/S

Location A/S

Top Danmark Ejendom A/S

University of Copenhagen

IT-University of Copenhagen

Instalaciones Inabensa, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing the University of Copenhagen in five inter-state arbitration cases against the Danish Government concerning a series of construction projects for the University, in which the government has exceeded the construction budgets with more than DKK2bn in total.
  • Representing Instalaciones Inabensa S.A. against The Capital Region of Copenhagen regarding the construction of New Herlev Hospital.
  • Representing Hvidovre Kommune in an ongoing arbitration case regarding the construction of the daycare centre Tumlehuset.

Lund Elmer Sandager

At Lund Elmer Sandager, the real estate and construction group advises clients on a whole host of issues encompassing property transactions, construction contracts, project developments, and residential and commercial leasing mandates. Steen Raagaard Andersen leads the team, which also has arbitration and litigation capabilities, acting for contractors, manufacturers, engineers, architects and service providers.

Practice head(s):

Steen Raagaard Andersen

Other key lawyers:

Erik Hovgaard; Mathias Toxværd

Key clients

Nectar Invest A/S

Skonto Enterprises GMBH

Nebbegård P/S (Kongeegen A/S)

Sjælsø Management

Henriksholm A/S (Kongeegen A/S)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nectar Invest A/S with large real estate transactions.
  • Represented Skonto in a construction case against Züblin.
  • Assisted Sjælsø Management with the completion of sale of 204 town houses and 194 resident-owned flats.

Mazanti-Andersen

Under the leadership of Claus Høxbro, Mazanti-Andersen provides advice to clients on a range of development projects, construction issues and real estate transactions. From a construction viewpoint, the group regularly advises clients on the negotiation and preparation of contracts, tenders and EU public procurement, partnership and consortium agreements, and the organisation of building projects. It also has additional expertise in financing, environmental, planning and rent legislation work.

Practice head(s):

Claus Høxbro

Other key lawyers:

Lars Hammer Wentoft; Christian Bonnesen

Key clients

Udviklingsselskabet CØ P/S

The Silo ApS

Frederiksberg Allé 41 ApS

Cph Containers ApS

Fonden HolbækSportsby

Nordkranen A/S Ejendomsudviklingsselskab

Unionkul Udvikling ApS

Rønne Havn A/S

HC Odense Ejendomme A/S

Odense Ejendomsselskab A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Udviklingsselskabet CØ P/S on the development of The Paper Island (Papirøen or Christiansholm Island), constituting 45.000 sqm, in relation to its future residents, and to the hotel, commercial, and common space at the Island.
  • Advised Rønne Havn on the EU bidding round relating to the high-value expansion of Rønne Harbour, involving the construction of a new pier, installation down and cruise dock.
  • Provided end-to-end advice to Stone Danmark ApS and Sommerhaven ApS on project Sommerhaven, handling legal issues pertaining to the construction, contracting and consultancy agreements and sale of the plot.

NORDIA Advokatfirma

The team at NORDIA Advokatfirma covers the full spectrum of real estate, construction and leasing issues, handling the sale and purchase of commercial real estate properties, project developments and contract negotiations. Simon Sørensen, Niels Wegener and Mikkel Jarde jointly head up the group, which also represents clients in construction-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Simon Sørensen; Niels Wegener; Mikkel Jarde

Key clients

Typograernes Stiftelser

Udviklingsselskabet By & Havn I/S (CPH City & Port Development Partnership)

J Kristensen Ejendomme ApS

Barfoed Group P/S and group companies

Odense Boliger ApS (Pilegaarden A/S)

Sv. Aage Madsen A/S

Work highlights

  • Assisting CPH City & Port Development Partnership in relation to sales of various land plots in the North Harbour of Copenhagen.
  • Assisting Barfoed Group P/S with the Munkebjerg Park development in Odense.
  • Advised By & Havn I/S on the sale of its shareholding in RetReal NSF Nordhavn 1 P/S to Danish pension fund’s real estate division, PFA Ejendomme A/S, including all ancillary agreements.