Mr Klavs Gravesen > Horten > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Energy and Supply Law, Public Law. Regulatory.


Klavs Gravesen is specialised in energy law, supply law and municipal company law and has many years’ experience advising on issues relating to the interaction between the energy sector and the municipal sector. He advises municipalities and municipal communities and has since 2000 dealt especially with issues relating to privatisation of municipal companies and transactions in the supply area.

Klavs was previously employed with the Ministry of Justice, the Law Department, including as Secretary to the Minister, and with the Legal Secretariat of the Danish Parliament. He therefore has in-depth knowledge of the legislative process. Klavs has been a partner at Horten since 1998. He has been a teacher for many years at the University of Copenhagen in contract law, the law of obligations and consumer law.


Partner, Horten, 1998; Right of audience before the High Court, 1991; Admitted to the Danish bar, 1989.


Scandinavian languages and English.


Chairman of the board, Archiland A/S; Member of the board of Høeg-Guldbergske Familiefond; Member of the board of the Association of Danish Law Firms; Member of the expert committee on energy and supply law of the Association of Danish Law Firms; Member of the Danish Bar and Law Society’s panel of experts concerning administrative law, planning law, environmental law and energy law; Member of the Danish Energy Association.


King’s College London, 1988-1989; Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1985.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Energy

(Hall of Fame)

Klavs GravesenHorten

Horten‘s energy department is regularly involved in large-scale transactions relating to wind power, solar and biogas projects. It has a strong foothold within the Danish utilities sector, advising several major clients as well as growing its work for co-operatively held and other consumer-owned water and district heating utilities. Practice head Christian Tullberg and Søren Hornbæk Svendsen have extensive expertise in drafting energy sector contracts and handling the related regulatory matters, while René Frisdahl Jensen conducts cases before the courts and energy complaint boards. Klavs Gravesen is the key practitioner for issues relating to the government and municipalities.