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

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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

With expertise in handling energy sector contracts and regulatory matters, Horten also advises on the planning, engineering and construction of energy infrastructure projects including gas pipeline connections. Team leader Søren Hornbæk Svendsen also acts on the sale, financing, purchase and development of renewable energy assets including wind farms and biogas plants alongside expertise in more traditional oil, gas and grid projects. Other key names include Klavs Gravesen, who notably works with publicly owned utility companies; and René Frisdahl Jensen, who specialises in energy and utility regulatory matters.