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Niels Wive Kjaergaard

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Real Estate


Partner. Niels W. Kjærgaard specialises in real estate, especially construction law. He advises building contractors, owners, advisory engineers and guarantors and has broad legal experience in matters before the ordinary courts and the Building and Construction Arbitration Court in Copenhagen. Niels is entitled to appear before the High Courts, and he has comprehensive experience in pleading before the Danish Supreme Court. For many years, Niels has advised private companies and public authorities in cases concerning real estate, including purchase and sale, public regulations and public procurement issues.


Niels joined Lundgrens in 2004. Before that he worked with Viltoft Høberg-Petersen (1992-2004) and Jon Palle Buhl (1984-1992). From 1989 until 2004, Niels was tutor and external lecturer of property law at the University of Copenhagen.


English and the Scandinavian languages.


International Bar Association, The Danish Supreme Court Bar Association, The Copenhagen Bar & Law Society, The Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law, The Commercial Property Committee and the Attorneys' Innovation Group.


Niels obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Copenhagen (1983). Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court (1997).


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The department at Lundgrens was recently bolstered by multiple new arrivals which have significantly enhanced its capabilities in the real estate space. New practice head Tobias Vieth and Pedram Moghaddam arrived from DANDERS & MORE. Vieth is 'well-resourced, knowledgeable, commercial and has an exceptional network', and recently advised Standard Life Aberdeen on its acquisition of a property in Copenhagen City Hall Square from Alm; while Moghaddam represented Boligkontoret Danmark in a dispute with a contractor regarding extra work and delays during its renovation of residential buildings. Another recent arrival is Lars Kjær, who joined from Bech-Bruun and focuses on real estate financings. Other key names include Niels Wive Kjaergaard, who heads up the construction team and has a strong track record in litigation; Niels Gram-Hanssen, who focuses on real estate transactions and tenancy issues, and recently advised Wihlborgs on its acquisition of 16 commercial properties in Greater Copenhagen from Danica Pension Fund; and managing partner Thomas Stampe, who regularly handles real estate transactions.

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