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Morten Ruben Brage

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


Junior partner.

Morten Ruben Brage advises public and private sector clients on all aspects of construction law, public procurement and general public law issues. Especially Morten advises on environmental and planning issues, including general availability restrictions, soil contamination, planning legislation, environmental assessments and expropriation. 

Morten has extensive experience in litigating environmental matters before the courts. Morten has handled cases before the High Court, the Maritime and Commercial High Court in Copenhagen, the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board as well as the Complaints Board for Public Procurement.


2018-               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


Morten speaks the Scandinavian languages and English.


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


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

2007                Studies at University of California


Real estate and construction

Within: Next generation lawyers

Morten Ruben Brage - Viltoft

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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