KLAR Advokater > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile

KLAR Advokater
Indiakaj 12
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Co-headed by Lotte Noer and Peter C. Kierkegaard, KLAR Advokater focuses on litigation regarding corporate and commercial law, real estate, insurance and tort law. The group specialises in small to medium-sized matters for both domestic and multinational corporations and financial institutions. The team is praised as ‘excellent’ and includes Leif Djurhuus, Jeppe Holt and Casper Hauberg Grønnegaard, who lead the real estate and construction litigation efforts.

Practice head(s):

Lotte Noer; Peter C. Kierkegaard

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I have only had contact with Mr. Casper Hauberg Grønnegaard. He has lived up to my best expectations.’

‘The team is knowledgeable and experienced in all fields of liability.’

‘Lotte Noer is very knowledgeable, talented and passionate about her work. She is a true role model.’

‘KLAR has an extremely skilled team and a very clever and transparent partnership. Their teamwork facilitates this boutique firm to battle with the biggest opponents and perform.’

‘Peter Kierkegaard is extremely skilled, knowledgeable and his analytical skills are impeccable. He is flexible and transparent, and listens to advice from team members and clients, while always evaluating and finding the most promising path in the end.’

‘Fairly small law firm but high on competencies. Both Lotte and Peter are very capable and delivered best-in-class on an arbitration case recently.’

‘Exceptional dedication by Peter Kierkegaard and Lotte Noer in understanding the intricacies of the cases and putting forward a litigation strategy.’

‘Lotte Noer is highly skilled in insurance-related disputes – especially within professional indemnity matters. Her sharp and analytical approach to matters is highly appreciated as well as her ability to very early onset the best strategy for a dispute.’

Key clients

Carlsberg A/S

DLG a.m.b.a.

Stark Danmark A/S

Intrum A/S

Hansen & Langeland ApS

SEAS-NVE Holding ApS

Bach Gruppen København A/S

ISS Facility Services A/S

Chubb Insurance

Topdanmark Forsikring A/S

Work highlights

  • Representing 314 institutional investors against Danske Bank in a secondary market claim following the Danske Banks AML scandal which was revealed in 2018 – the matter value exceeds €1bn.
  • Represented a large Danish company in the healthcare industry in an arbitration case regarding a DKK80m claim from a subcontractor regarding the interpretation of a cooperation agreement.
  • Acted on behalf of a property manager and its insurer in a professional liability dispute regarding a cooperative housing association.

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The arrival of Leif Djurhuus in January 2021 has bolstered KLAR Advokater‘s commercial real estate offering, with over 40 years of experience in the field, advising both Danish and international clients on issues related to property. Practice head Søren Plomgaard is ‘outstanding’ and has particular expertise within project development work.

Practice head(s):

Søren Plomgaard

Other key lawyers:

Erik Mølenberg; Leif Djurhuus

Testimonials

‘KLAR Law Firm provides high-value, professional and skilled advice at very fair prices.’

‘Søren Plomgaard always provides high-value, professional and skilled advice and always with a pragmatic and commercial approach. He always has a positive attitude and approach. Søren Plomgaard is outstanding concerning the understanding of large-scale urban development.’

‘Strong capability with Søren Plomgaard and his experience and pragmatism on straight real estate transactions and planning matters. His team supports him well on the practicalities of the transactions.’

‘Deep knowledge on both general and special real estate practice. With great experience from both private and public institutions and collaboration.’

‘Very good partner contact.’

‘Easy access and direct advice.’

Key clients

Carlsberg A/S

CPH City & Port Development

DLG a.m.b.a.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW Fisketorvet A/S)

Freja Ejendomme A/S

Adapteo A/S

Velliv

SEAS-NVE Holding A/S

SF Management ApS

Holberg Fenger Invest A/S

Danica Ejendomsselskab ApS

Work highlights

  • Advising CPH City & Port Development on contract negotiations with AP Pension Fund concerning two large building plots in order to establish a new HQ for Nykredit and AP Pension Fund in Denmark.
  • Assisting Freja Ejendomme A/S with the sale of a former military camp, Jonstruplejren, near Copenhagen.
  • Assisted Adapteo in its recent contract with FLC Tunnel Group North I/S– which, appointed by the owner Femern A/S, will construct the 18km Fehmarn Belt tunnel between Lolland, Denmark, and Fehmarn, Germany.

KLAR Law Firm is a medium size law firm in Copenhagen, Denmark with approximately 25 fee-earners (10 partners). KLAR was founded in 2009 by current partners Peter Christian Kierkegaard and Søren Plomgaard.

Main practice areas include commercial real estate, corporate anc commercial, dispute resolution and insurance.

KLAR exclusively acts within business law and does not advise on private law matters. KLAR’s specialty is acting on small to medium size matters for larger clients, however, the firm also services small to medium size businesses.

The partners at KLAR Law Firm have all been trained with tier-1 law firms in Denmark and have a broad range of experience both as external and in-house counsels and some have also served in commercial/managerial roles.

Real estate and construction: Within real estate and construction law, the partners Søren Plomgaard, Erik Mølenberg and Jeppe Holt all have 15+ years’ experience. On 1 January 2021 Leif Djurhuus joined the firm. Leif is ranked as a senior statesman as regards real estate and with more than 40 years of experience, he has built an extensive reputation within commercial real estate.

The partners are backed up by a team of eight attorneys, assistant attorneys, and legal interns. Today, KLAR is a real estate firm with extensive experience within the Copenhagen area. The dedicated team provides a full range of advisory services, including development projects, transactions, leaseholds, dispute resolution etc.

All with backgrounds from Tier 1 firms (Bruun & Hjejle and Plesner), Søren, Erik, Leif and Jeppe provide service of high quality from KLAR Law Firm’s cost-efficient set-up.

The strategy of the commercial real estate department is to attract large clients with medium to large sized matters offering them a time efficient, partner-present experience with legal advice of the highest quality. Most of the commercial real estate department’s clients are served on a day-to-day basis for a wide range of different legal matters within real estate and construction Law. KLAR is by many of its clients perceived as the number one choice for day-to-day legal counselling concerning different real estate matters.

Dispute resolution practice: Within dispute resolution, the partners Peter C. Kierkegaard, Lotte Noer, Jeppe Holt, Leif Djurhuus, Daniel J. Pedersen, Lisbet Vedel Thomsen and Casper H. Grønnegaard all have +10 years’ experience. They are backed up by a team of five attorneys and associate attorneys.

KLAR Law Firm strives to provide solution-oriented and straightforward legal advice. A cornerstone of the practice is the high degree of partner attention to clients’ matters. Clients include both domestic and multinational corporations, financial institutions, organizations and associations.

When hired, we establish a strategy for the handling of the case, including a risk analysis, as well as an analysis of alternatives to court proceedings, i.e. possibilities of settlement, mediation, and other options related to dispute resolution. We assess the financial complications of initiating a lawsuit in relation to alternative solutions.

The team focuses on litigation regarding corporate/commercial, real estate and insurance/torts, fronted by Peter Kierkegaard and Lotte Noer, who handle some of the biggest and most complex claims in Denmark (the Danske Bank case and the EIK Bank case). Litigation within real estate and construction is fronted by Leif Djurhuus, Jeppe Holt and Casper Hauberg Grønnegaard. Litigation within public law matters is fronted by Lisbet Vedel Thomsen.  Daniel James Pedersen is in charge of global debt collector Intrum’s litigation portfolio. The team conduct cases at all levels of the judicial system, including the Supreme Court.

The team is experienced in the specific procedural rules for various types of arbitration, including the rules for evidence admission, written witness statements and unilaterally commissioned expert statements. The team’s arbitration experience includes cases brought before the Danish Institute of Arbitration, the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board, ICC and ad hoc arbitration tribunals.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Commercial Real Estate Søren Plomgaardsp@klaradvokater.dk+45 51 60 12 13
Commercial Real Estate Erik Mølenbergem@klaradvokater.dk+45 61 70 73 00
Commercial Real Estate Jeppe Holtjh@klaradvokater.dk+45 41 11 72 91
Commercial Real Estate Leif Djurhuusldj@klaradvokater.dk+ 45 23 44 12 95
Dispute Resolution Peter Christian Kierkegaardpck@klaradvokater.dk+ 45 29 70 15 10
Dispute Resolution Lotte Noerln@klaradvokater.dk+ 45 51 53 13 09
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Kaspar Bastian  photo Mr Kaspar Bastian Kaspar Bastian is a partner in KLAR Advokater’s Dispute Resolution department. Kaspar specializes…
Mr Leif Djurhuus photo Mr Leif DjurhuusLeif advises Danish and international clients on all aspects of real property,…
Mr Casper Grønnegaard  photo Mr Casper Grønnegaard Casper is a partner in KLAR Advokater’s Dispute Resolution Team and Corporate…
Mr Jeppe Holt  photo Mr Jeppe Holt Jeppe has particular expertise in real estate and litigation. He advises Danish…
Mr Peter Christian Kierkegaard  photo Mr Peter Christian Kierkegaard Peter C. Kierkegaard is partner in KLAR Advokater’s Dispute Resolution Team and…
Mr Erik Mølenberg  photo Mr Erik Mølenberg Erik advises on real estate with a particular focus on shopping centres.…
Mrs Lotte Noer photo Mrs Lotte NoerLotte Noer is partner in KLAR Advokater’s Dispute Resolution Team. Lotte assists…
Mr Daniel James Pedersen  photo Mr Daniel James Pedersen Daniel is a partner in KLAR Advokater’s Dispute Resolution Team. He has…
Mr Søren Plomgaard  photo Mr Søren Plomgaard Søren advises on all aspects of real estate, including residential and commercial…
Mrs Lisbet Vedel Thomsen  photo Mrs Lisbet Vedel Thomsen
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