EU Law

Our expertise includes:

  • Interpretation of the EU Treaty, the TFEU Treaty, EU regulations, directives and case law
  • Legal advice within the areas of freedom of establishment and free movement of goods, persons, services and capital
  • Contact and negotiation with the EU institutions, including the EU Commission and the EU Parliament
  • Representation of businesses before Danish regulatory authorities
  • Litigation before Danish and EU courts.

How can we help?
Our EU law team has comprehensive knowledge of the EU legal system and assists businesses and public bodies in the interpretation and application of EU law. We also have ample experience in representing businesses before the EU courts and before Danish regulatory authorities and courts in general EU law matters.

Common challenges
EU law has great influence on a number of Danish legal issues as a substantial part of Danish legislation originates from EU legal initiatives. The EU courts play a vital role in the EU legal system and continue to deliver a great number of important judgments, which contribute to the rapid development of EU law.

Thorough knowledge of EU legislation, institutions and case law is important to construe and apply EU law to Danish practices and to manoeuvre within the EU system.

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Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2015
-  Competition and European Law

What the team is known for Market-leading competition law practice covering complex merger filings, compliance and contentious cases. Its lawyers have notable experience in a range of industries, including transport, media, broadcasting and waste. Also represents municipalities in national public procurement cases. 

Strengths Clients praise the team's business insight, saying: "They provide sound counselling and they have been good at understanding our commercial set-up. They are able to see the commercial reality and legal complexities."

Another client emphasises their expertise and commitment: "We have been very satisfied with their service, they really know their field. They are also personally very engaged and you get the sense that they really want to make a difference. It's more than just a job to them, they really want to do something here."

Work highlights Represented Lely Nordic and four Lely franchisees in proceedings before the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal concerning price fixing in the market of robotic milking systems.  

Advised Energinet.dk on acquiring gas distribution facilities from DONG.

Significant clients Viasat, The City of Copenhagen, AGA, Agusta Westland, VKR Holding.

Notable practitioners
Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg is particularly active in the competition arena and has notable experience in litigation and contentious competition law matters.

Tina Braad specialises in public procurement and offers broad-ranging experience in contracts, procurement processes and complex infrastructure projects.

The "responsive and knowledgeable" Peter Stig Jakobsen heads the practice and is particularly active in litigation as well as competition, public procurement, contract and state aid law.

Claus Berg maintains a strong position in the market and has particular expertise in public procurement law and litigation.

Jesper Kaltoft's strong practice in competition law covers merger control as well as distribution. He also focuses on EU law.  

Michael Honoré is considered "very specialised and strong" in his field. He is well reputed for his focus on antitrust, state aid and general EU law. He is an experienced litigator and frequently represents clients before both Danish and European courts.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Competition/European Law

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  EU and Competition

Bech-Bruun’s ‘top-tier’ group gives ‘high-quality’ advice with a strong commercial understanding. ‘Second-to-none’ group head Peter Stig Jakobsen represented Bring Citymail as the plaintiff in two cases before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court and European Court of Justice regarding alleged abuse of dominance. The team includes Jesper Kaltoft and Michael Honoré, who is ‘easy to work with’.

Legal 500, EU and competition

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