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


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



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.


Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2022

Partner, VILTOFT, 2021-

Junior partner, VILTOFT, 2018-2020

Attorney, VILTOFT, 2015-2018

Temporary judge, the High Court of Eastern Denmark, 2015

Attorney, Kammeradvokaten, 2014-2015

Attorney, Bruun & Hjejle, 2012-2014

Admitted to the High Court, 2012

Admitted to the Danish Bar, 2012

Assistant attorney, Kammeradvokaten, 2009-2012


Morten speaks the Scandinavian languages and English.


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


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

Studies at University of California, 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Real estate and construction

(Next Generation Partners)

Morten Ruben BrageViltoft

The ‘outstanding, professional, and skilled‘ group at Viltoft often represents building owners, technical consultants and contractors in disputes, and is known for its expertise in handling transport-related construction mandates. Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen and Henrik Hauge Andersen jointly lead the practice; Thommesen uses his ‘high standard of knowledge‘ to advise on PPP urban development projects and construction management work, Andersen has substantial contentious expertise, often acting for municipalities in disputes; and Hellmann assists property developers and real estate proprietors with professional negligence cases and construction projects. Morten Ruben Brage regularly advises on public procurement and real estate construction transactions, while Eva Olesen, who was promoted to the partnership in March 2022, has key knowledge of procurement contracts and disputes concerning delays and disruption to construction works. Steen Hellmann departed to Gorrissen Federspiel in 2023.

Denmark > Dispute resolution

Specialist construction and real estate boutique firm Viltoft houses a skilled team, which frequently represents public sector employers, insurance companies, contractors, and technical advisers in construction disputes involving delay and defect claims. ‘Stand-out partnerPeter Fauerholdt Thommesen heads up the practice following Steen Hellmann‘s departure to Gorrissen Federspiel. Henrik Hauge Andersen often represents consultants in construction-related disputes, while Morten Ruben Brage regularly appears before the Commercial High Court and the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board on behalf of subcontractors.