Esben Kjær > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Energy and Infrastructure, Commercial Contracts, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)


Esben Kjær is a corporate lawyer who is in great demand among clients for his ability to negotiate and communicate solutions in a complex environment involving a wealth of competences in Plesner’s various practice areas.

Esben specialises in transactions in the fields of energy, infrastructure and transport and has extensive experience in operating agreements with public contracting entities.

As a member of Plesner’s dedicated Energy and Infrastructure team Esben advises Danish and international clients in the energy and infrastructure sector on all aspects of their legal and commercial challenges.

He is known for his no-nonsense approach combined with his ability to find simple and robust solutions to complex problems.

During his career, Esben has been engaged in numerous M&A investment transactions and is often used as a negotiator when investments and joint ventures are to be established or terminated.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Shipping and transport

Plesner‘s practice is known for its transactional and ship finance expertise, and often advises financiers, ship owners and charterers on ship registrations and offshore installations. The team also handles insolvencies, with notable clients being Maersk, Metro Service and Arriva Denmark. Practice head Peter Fogh regularly advises domestic and foreign shipyards and shipping corproates on international contracts, ship financings, and building projects. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen has profound knowledge of the transport sector, with a particular emphasis on harbours and the construction of international airports. Esben Kjær has notable experience in advising on the commercial side of the public transport market including regulatory issues.

Denmark > Energy

Plesner‘s energy and infrastructure practice is known for its skill in advising on PPAs for offshore wind farms, the redevelopment of gas-hubs, and the development and divestment of solar projects. ‘First-class, trusted adviserNiklas Korsgaard Christensen leads the team and dispenses advice on offshore wind parks, power-to-x projects and oil and gas platforms. Esben Kjær advises on project development agreements for energy infrastructure and overseas repowering projects, in addition to serving numerous utility companies. Maria Holst Levin joined the practice from Kromann Reumert in early 2024.

Greenland > Foreign firms

Plesner Advokatpartnerselskab’s cross-practice group leverages the firm’s extensive experience in handling construction and infrastructure projects to advise on major projects in Greenland; this expertise is particularly demonstrated through the group’s recent involvement in the construction and financing of three new international airports in Greenland. The group is also recognised for its mining expertise and counts Greenland Minerals and KoBold Metals as clients. Managing partner Niklas Korsgaard Christensen and Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen jointly lead the practice, specialising in energy and mining issues respectively. Jimmy Skjold Hansen is the key contact for contentious work and Esben Kjær focuses on corporate mandates in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors.