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Aarhus, Copenhagen, New York

Jens Hjortskov

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Real Estate and Construction law.


Partner. Jens Hjortskov advises on all aspects of real estate law and construction. He has extensive experience in rendering advice to clients on, among others, construction matters, procurement law, the purchase and sale of real estate, general housing organisations and project development, as well as commercial property leases. In addition, he has substantial experience in conducting arbitration proceedings before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board and in conducting proceedings before the ordinary Danish courts and arbitration tribunals. Jens represents, among others, large building contractors, entrepreneurs, general housing organisations, property owners, as well as Danish and international companies.


Danish and English.


Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court 1998. Education abroad 1992. LLM 1992. Associate 1991. Master of Laws 1988.


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Bech-Bruun's 'excellent team has substantial international experience' and provides 'commercial' and 'to-the-point advice'. The 'very experienced' Jens Hjortskov leads the Copenhagen team, and real estate, project development and tenant law expert Jesper Bøge Pedersen heads up the Aarhus group; Hjortskov recently advised Amager Ressourcecenter on a waste-based energy plant for Amager Bakke, which will be used to power a ski slope. Clients also single out Sven Frode Frølund, who recently joined from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and 'knows how to deal with the most demanding clients' and 'how to execute the most complicated real estate transactions'. Other highlights include Steen Puch Holm-Larsen advising Resolution on its purchase of Billund Shopping Centre Outlet from Parken, Per Bjerg Christensen assisting PFA with the development of a transport and logistics centre in eastern Jutland, environmental law specialist Torben Brøgger acting for the Region of Southern Denmark on the construction of a new university hospital in Odense, and Andreas Antoniades advising ATP on its joint venture with Danica Pension, which includes the €1.9bn purchase of 16 Danish shopping centres. Claus Berg is a key name for construction issues, and Tina Braad has expertise in construction and procurement law.

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