Mr Morten Ruben Brage > Viltoft > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Viltoft
GOTHERSGADE 109
1123 COPENHAGEN K
Denmark

Work Department

Specialist areas: Dispute resolution, construction, public procurement and enviromental law.

Position

Partner.

Morten Ruben Brage advises public authorities, private-sector enterprises and technical consultants on all aspects of construction and procurement law, with a special focus on consultant liability. In addition, Morten provides advice on issues pertaining to environmental law, including general availability restrictions, planning law, EIAs, waste and soil management, and expropriation. Morten has conducted a number of cases in the field of environmental law. 

Morten has extensive litigation experience and has conducted cases in the high courts, the Maritime and Commercial High Court and the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board, as well as the
Complaints Board for Public Procurement. In 2015, Morten served as acting high court judge in the Eastern High Court. From 2011 to 2015 he was an external lecturer on property law (environmental law) at the University of Copenhagen and co-editor of Miljøretlige Afgørelser og Domme (MAD), a journal on decisions and judgments in environmental law.

Morten’s recent work includes assistance in matters relating to building and construction:

  • representing a construction client in arbitral proceedings concerning the termination of a construction contract and arbitral proceedings concerning fee for additional works
  • acting as litigator in a case concerning consultant liability
  • representing a client in a case heard by the Complaints Board for Public Procurement
  • providing advice on a number of matters, including the question of obligations under the Public
    Procurement Act, rules concerning participation in joint ventures in relation to the same tender, and assessment of compliance with conditions

 In the field of environmental law, Morten has recently provided advice on the following:

  • assessment of application of the EIA Directive in connection with the adoption of construction-related legislation

Morten is the co-author (with Michael Gjedde-Nielsen et al.) of “ABR 18: General Conditions for Consulting Services”, Karnov Group, 1st edition, 2021

Career

2021-               Partner, VILTOFT

2018-2020       Junior partner, VILTOFT

2015-               Attorney, VILTOFT

2014-2015       Attorney, Kammeradvokaten

2015                Temporary judge, the High Court of Eastern Denmark

2012-2014       Attorney, Bruun & Hjejle

2012                Admitted to the High Court

2012                Admitted to the Danish Bar

2009-2012       Assistant attorney, Kammeradvokaten

Languages

Morten speaks the Scandinavian languages and English.

Memberships

Co-editor of Environmental Law and Judgements (Miljøretlige Afgørelser og Domme (MAD)), 2011-2015

Education

2009                Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Copenhagen

2007                Studies at University of California

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Real estate and construction

(Next Generation Partners)

Morten Ruben BrageViltoft

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.