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Denmark

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Viltoft

Viltoft focuses on the construction, real estate and procurement sectors; construction and procurement expert Michael Gjedde-Nielsen jointly leads the team and defended Metroselskabet against the contractors constructing the Copenhagen Metro, which are requesting an extra €1bn due to extra work and delays. Fellow practice head Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen primarily handles arbitrations and acted for a consortium of contractors involved in the DNU hospital project in a fee dispute with the regional authorities, and construction specialist Henrik Hauge Andersen defended Roskilde Kommune in a dispute against insurer Topdanmark, which alleged that the client did not establish the correct insurance following a fire. Also noted is Steen Hellmann, who focuses on professional negligence claims.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Viltoft

Public procurement work is the mainstay of Viltoft's practice, which primarily represents public authorities, municipalities and utilities companies. Michael Gjedde-Nielsen is a key name to note.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Viltoft

Construction boutique Viltoft is 'quick to react to new cases' and recognised by clients for its 'practical advice', 'quick turnaround' and 'solid market knowledge'. Team co-head Michael Gjedde-Nielsen recently represented Metroselskabet, the operator of the Copenhagen Metro, in a dispute against the Copenhagen Metro Team, which is an Italian consortium instructed to build the city ring stage of the railway; the matter involves a €1bn claim arising from delays and extra work caused during construction. Fellow practice head Henrik Hauge Andersen is also highly skilled in construction disputes and acted for Copenhagen Zoo against contractor Jorton in a claim relating to the construction of its polar bear facility, 'The Arctic Ring'. Other noteworthy individuals include Steen Hellmann, who was instructed by 3B in several disputes with contractors and suppliers, who claimed damages for the use of magnesium oxide boards on the client's housing projects; Peter Fauerholdt Thommesen, who assisted Hovedstadens Letbane with the construction of The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail including 27 stations outside of the capital; Morten Ruben Brage, who is particularly strong in environmental and planning issues, and Eva Olesen, who regularly acts in construction-related arbitrations.

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Eva Olesen - Viltoft

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