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 team, which is led by Søren Hornbæk Svendsen, primarily assists clients with transactions involving large assets in the energy sector encompassing gas fields, and wind, solar and biogas farms and plants. Other areas of strength include negotiating and drafting energy sector contracts, handling regulatory matters, and planning the construction of energy infrastructure projects. Within the department, Klavs Gravesen primarily works with publicly owned utility companies, while René Frisdahl Jensen specialises in energy and utility regulatory matters.