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Torkil Høg

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Torkil Høg leads LETT's Competition and Procurement Law department and specialises in procurement law, including issues relating to the law of damages in tender proceedings, and he provides advice to both public and private clients in this respect. He has conducted a number of proceedings before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement etc, and the topic of his PhD, which he obtained in 2007, was issues of damages relating to tender proceedings. Moreover, Torkil Høg has specialist knowledge of EU and competition law and has advised a number of large Danish enterprises and public authorities on issues of competition and procurement law, including DSB (the Danish national railway operator), the City of Copenhagen, the Municipality of Frederiksberg, MT Højgaard, TDC (the former Danish national telecom operator), Kinnarps, Renault, the Danish Dairy Board, the Nykredit Group, etc. Furthermore, Torkil provides advice within the Pharma & Medico field, focusing particularly on compliance programmes, regulatory affairs and procurement law. For a number of years, he has been, and still is, a regular legal advisor to the Association of Danish Travel Agents and Tour Operators and has profound knowledge of the legal regulation of the travel industry.


The Danish Competition Law Society. Dansk Forening for Udbudsret (the Danish association for procurement law).


PhD, the University of Aarhus, 2007. Master of Law, the University of Copenhagen, 1997. Right of audience before the Danish Courts, Danish Bar qualification, 2003.


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

DLA Piper Denmark's department is jointly led by Michael Klöcker and Torkil Høg, who head up the procurement and competition elements respectively. In a recent highlight, Klöcker advised Visma on merger control issues pertaining to its acquisition of Bluegarden. Noteworthy practitioners for procurement matters include René Offersen and Kurt Bardeleben. The firm merged with Delacour in 2018 and has been strengthened by the addition of Eskil Bielefeldt, Per Buttenschøn and Kristian Hjølund Nielsen to the team. The firm's merger in 2018 added Rune Hamborg to the team.

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