Infrastructure

Our expertise includes:

  • Legislative framework for roads
  • Planning legislation
  • Legislative framework for harbours
  • Legislative framework for cables
  • Construction law
  • Compulsory acquisition and the law relating to adjoining properties 
  • City development legislation.

How can we help?
We advise public authorities, municipalities and private businesses on complex construction projects. We have exhaustive and solution-oriented knowledge of the challenges which may arise when planning and implementing large infrastructure projects.

Our clients include Denmark’s construction authorities who we advised on the construction of the Danish mainland part of the Oresund road and rail bridge as well as the Copenhagen Metro. Currently, we are advising on the Copenhagen Metro’s expansion through the addition of the city circle line, Cityringen.

We have unique insight into the legislative framework for cables, and our infrastructure team includes Denmark's leading experts on compulsory acquisition.

Common challenges
The construction industry is experiencing increased order intake. Across Denmark, bridge construction, road widening and light rail projects are being planned. These types of infrastructure projects are complex and cost-intensive and involve both public authorities and private stakeholders. This cocktail gives rise to multifaceted challenges including legal and financial aspects and challenges of appeasing public concerns.

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IFLR1000

IFLR1000 Rating 2016
-  Energy and infrastructure

Bech-Bruun continues to develop its position as one of the leading names in the Danish energy and infrastructure market. This year it successfully expanded its team to bring in new expertise to supplement the already strong lawyers on its roster. It has also continued to impress on the energy side in particular, where it has again secured some of the most significant mandates in the Danish markets.

“Bech-Bruun’s energy team is providing a full-scope service for high-profile and complex renewable projects, including procurement, regulatory, competition, corporate and financing,” says one in-house counsel at a major European energy provider. “They have outstanding knowledge of Danish energy law and the Nordic energy market and all the relevant stakeholders. They are also very friendly, pragmatic and have a good responsiveness.”

Generally, clients praise the accuracy of the firm’s work as above average, with the work ethic of some of the senior lawyers praised in particular.

“Why we are using Peter [Østergaard Nielsen] is that he has a very good commercial touch and knows the supplier market on wind, he knows the industrial players and is strong on the supply agreements,” says one in-house counsel at a Danish investment group. “He is very well known on the supplier market for wind. When he moved to Bech-Bruun we followed him, because we are attached to Peter, not the firm he works for.”

Nielsen joined the team in February 2016 from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen and brings a strong reputation in the wind and renewables market with him. The firm also brought on board another new partner in January 2015 in the shape of Claus Berg from Viltoft to help boost its construction and public procurement capabilities.

While the firm is known for its strength in the energy market, it has also had a productive year on the infrastructure side as well. This includes the continuing advice being provided to the Region of Southern Denmark on the development of a new hospital and working with Aarhus Kommune on the public-private partnership (PPP) construction of a new office building.

IFLR 1000, Energy and infrastructure

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