Firm Profile > Viltoft > Copenhagen, Denmark
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Viltoft > The Legal 500 Rankings
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Viltoft specialises in construction and regularly advises on construction-related procurement law as well as on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts regarding residential, commercial and infrastructural project development. The practice is also experienced in acting for public institutions, construction companies and engineers on construction disputes, which includes representation in both litigation and arbitration. Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Henrik Hauge Andersen jointly head the practice and possess expertise in contentious matters as well as in non-contentious construction aspects such as PPP urban development projects. Eva Olesen was promoted to junior partner in 2019 and specialises in contracts and infrastructural procurement. Morten Ruben Brage was promoted to partner in 2020 and has expertise in environmental and planning issues, including restrictions relating to soil contamination. Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen is also a key name to note.
‘Knowledge in advising engineers and architects is second to none and has been for many years.’
‘Very knowledgeable and experienced in relation to construction law, pragmatic and commercial approach, quick turn-around and great to work with.’
‘Henrik Hauge Andersen is straightforward and precise in his advice.’
Realdania By & Byg
Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Kemp & Lauritzen
Copenhagen Zoo Foundation
Dissing + Weitling
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Viltoft is singled out for its expertise in construction, real estate and public procurement disputes and the practice is particularly experienced in disputes arising from infrastructure, hospital and energy projects. Other areas of expertise include contractual, corporate, shareholder and commercial litigation as well as labour and employment claims. Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen jointly lead the practice and are actice in liability claims.
‘Professional and knowledgeable about the industry.’
‘The firm stands out for its availability and quick approach.’
Danish Teacher’s Association
Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Nordea Bank Danmark
Danish Nurses’ Organisation
The Union of Communication and Language Professionals
EU and competition Tier 3
With a roster of public and private clients, Viltoft has substantial experience in the construction sector, and assists companies with domestic and EU procurement law matters including tender processes and contract drafting; the team has particular expertise in tender projects relating to public private partnerships and urban development projects. Eva Olesen was promoted to partner in mid-2019 and jointly leads the practice with Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen, who regularly represents clients in complaints procedures before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement.
Outstanding knowledge of EU-procurement rules and the regulation of competition
Dedicated and very professional. They see contracts from a bigger perspective
Excellent in discussing strategy for cases before complaint boards and very good sparring partners when preparing tender documents
Always ready for advice
Høje-Taastrup C P/S
Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Municipality of Vordingborg
Municipality of Roskilde
Viltoft > Firm Profile
The firm: VILTOFT is a boutique firm of highly-specialised lawyers, known in particular for their work in construction and real estate, public procurement and litigation and arbitration. Established in 1974, VILTOFT enjoys a reputation among clients and peers for being among the very best within its practice areas.
Areas of practice: Construction: VILTOFT has for 40 years been a leading provider of legal services to the building and construction industry. The firm provides advice and representation to employers, contractors, architects, engineers, insurance companies and investors and has been involved in most of the significant construction and engineering projects in Denmark during the last several decades. VILTOFT’s team also advises clients on cross-border projects based on international standard contracts such as FIDIC.
Real estate: VILTOFT advises both public and private clients on development projects, public-private partnerships (PPPs) as well as sales and purchases of real estate.
Public procurement: VILTOFT advises public and private clients on all aspects of public procurement (both EU and domestic), from the designing and conducting of the tender process to the drafting of contracts and tender documents and representation in complaints procedures before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement and courts. VILTOFT offers a team of leading experts on public procurement matters within the building and construction industry, including infrastructure projects and offshore projects. The firm’s services are also often sought by clients in other sectors such as energy, pharma and healthcare.
Dispute resolution: being a core element of the firm’s practice, VILTOFT offers dispute resolution services within all of its practice areas. In real estate and construction, VILTOFT represents a variety of clients in some of the most high-profile disputes before the Danish courts, arbitral tribunals and complaints boards as well as in other forms of ADR. VILTOFT is highly experienced in cross-border construction and energy sector disputes, including disputes regarding offshore projects. VILTOFT’s team is also often involved – both as counsel and arbitrators – in disputes outside of the firm’s specialist areas, including general commercial, corporate and insurance disputes.
Employment: VILTOFT is a leading provider of legal services to employee organisations and employees in labour and employment law matters. The firm’s clients include a number of the largest unions of salaried employees, public servants and academic staff in Denmark. The team also regularly assists executives and other senior members of management of publicly listed OMXC20 companies with negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements.
Publications: VILTOFT’s partners have published leading textbooks on construction law and arbitration in Denmark: ‘ABR 89 – General Conditions for consulting services within the building and construction industry’ (by Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and Hans Lykke Hansen; 3rd ed. 2013) and ‘Danish Arbitration’ (by Jakob Juul and Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen; 3rd ed. 2017).
|Construction||Henrik Hauge Andersen|
|Construction||Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen|
|Real estate||Henrik Hauge Andersen|
|Real estate||Steen Hellmann|
|Real estate||Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen|
|Public procurement||Michael Gjedde-Nielsen|
|Public procurement||Henrik Hauge Andersen|
|Public procurement||Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen|
|Dispute resolution||Michael Gjedde-Nielsen|
|Dispute resolution||Steen Hellmann|
|Dispute resolution||Henrik Hauge Andersen|
|Dispute resolution||Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen|
|Mr Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen||Partner. Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen advises public and private sector clients and technical…||View Profile|
|Mr Michael Gjedde-Nielsen||Partner. Michael Gjedde-Nielsen advises public-sector companies, public authorities and private businesses…||View Profile|
|Mr Henrik Hauge Andersen||Partner. Since the mid-1990s, Henrik Hauge Andersen has primarily provided legal…||View Profile|
|Mr Steen Hellmann||Partner. Steen Hellmann advises public authorities, private businesses and technical consultants on…||View Profile|
|Mr Hans Lykke Hansen||Senior attorney. For almost 30 years, Hans Lykke Hansen has advised…||View Profile|
|Mr Morten Ruben Brage||Junior partner. Morten Ruben Brage advises public and private sector clients on…||View Profile|