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Henrik Hauge Andersen

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Specialist areas: Construction, public procurement and dispute resolution.



Since the mid-1990s, Henrik Hauge Andersen has primarily provided legal advice in the fields of construction and procurement law with a special focus on the building and construction industry.

Henrik has extensive litigation experience from cases in which he has represented the Danish government and from several major court and arbitration proceedings in the field of construction law, particularly the Copenhagen Metro project. He has also conducted cases concerning social housing and cases concerning major company headquarters developments and renovation projects.

Over the past ten years, Henrik has conducted a number of cases before the Complaints Board for Public Procurement, primarily for the contracting authority, and he regularly advises contracting authorities and technical consultants on procurement rules. Moreover, Henrik conducted the only arbitration proceedings published to date regarding consultants' liability in relation to tender process errors.

In addition, Henrik has some public law experience, especially in the fields of planning law and compulsory acquisition law.

Henrik has advised clients in matters such as:

  • calls for tenders for new administration centre in Vordingborg in a quasi-public/private partnership
  • calls for tenders for lead consultancy services in connection with the renovation of Tibberupparken and Skovparken, Snekkersten
  • tenders for lead consultancy services in connection with the construction of the new Storstrøm Bridge
  • tenders for the Arctic Ring and the Flamingo Aviary at Copenhagen Zoo
  • addendum to the lead consultancy services agreement for Bryghusgrunden

Henrik has also assisted in court and arbitration proceedings concerning:

  • the construction of Stages 1 and 2 of the Copenhagen Metro (Metroselskabet v Comet) together with Michael Gjedde-Nielsen and others
  • representation of client in case against a number of contractors and the lead consultant concerning the construction of large-scale major headquarters building in Copenhagen with a contract sum of DKK 850 million
  • construction project errors and defects in connection with the construction of residential building facilities at Sluseholmen, Copenhagen
  • determination of contract sum in connection with the dredging of parts of Copenhagen harbour


2009                Partner, VILTOFT

2000-2009       Attorney, VILTOFT

2000                Admitted to the Supreme Court

1997-1999       Attorney, Philip & Partnere

1995                Admitted to the High Court

1995                Admitted to the Danish Bar

1992-1996       Assistant attorney and attorney, Kammeradvokaten


Henrik speaks the Scandinavian languages and English.


Member of the Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law and the Danish Association for Procurement Law


1992                 Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Copenhagen


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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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