Niklas Korsgaard Christensen > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Energy and Infrastructure, Construction; Environment


Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is the Managing Partner of Plesner and advises on the implementation of large complex projects, transfers and dispute resolution in the practice areas energy, infrastructure and construction.

Niklas has special expertise in the practice areas energy, infrastructure and construction and advises on the implementation of large projects, the transfer of such projects and dispute resolution.

Niklas is a certified arbitrator and holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge. He has considerable teaching experience and has been an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.

Niklas is the Managing Partner of Plesner (since March 2021) and a member of Plesner’s Board of Director (since 2018).

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Environment

Plesner provides full-service legal advice on large project development work, including environmental, planning and construction law. The team places particular emphasis on environmental work in the utilities and energy sector, and notably advises on the development of renewable energy projects. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen and associate Marcus Elskær Mollerup head up the team.

Denmark > Energy

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Plesner is highly regarded for the depth of its expertise in large projects and transactions within the energy sector, especially those involving the newest renewable energy technologies. The practice group is led by the ‘exceptional’ Niklas Korsgaard Christensen, who specialises in large offshore oil and gas infrastructure development projects, energy transactions, power-to-x projects as well as dispute resolution in the energy sector. Esben Kjær is a key adviser for international investors and national developers on wind, project development, and M&A deals; while Kristoffer Thorborg regularly acts in construction-related litigation and arbitration proceedings. Maria Holst Levin joined the team in early 2024 and excels in project work and ESG mandates.

Denmark > Shipping and transport

Plesner handles complex shipping and transport matters, including substantial bankruptcies, ship registrations and offshore installations. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen has extensive experience on major transportation projects, as well as in the harbour sector. He co-leads the practice in conjunction with Esben Kjær and Peter Fogh: Kjær is a go-to name in the public transport sector, whilst Fogh has vast experience regarding international shipping-related contracts concerning new building projects, ship financing and other types of financing.

Denmark > Real estate and construction

Plesner’s large-scale real estate and construction group continues to be involved in high-end, complex and cross-border mandates on behalf of a client base that counts large investment funds, international corporates and Danish pension funds. On the real estate side, the group is known for its expertise in high-value transactions, social housing and assisted living facilities matters, and asset management work. In terms of construction mandates, the group plays a significant role throughout the entire lifecycle of major infrastructure projects in Denmark; construction team leader Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is the key name for such matters, spearheading the group’s work in the space. Head of real estate Mads Berg focuses on high-end transactions and project development mandates. Other important points of contact include commercial lease expert Benjamin Bunnage, and Lasse Stjernholm Detlevsen, who predominantly advises institutional investors on transactional matters and project developments.