Our expertise includes:

  • Inter-municipal enterprises 
  • Public-private cooperation (PPC)
  • Public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • Municipality-controlled companies
  • State-owned entities.

How can we help?
We have long experience in advising public authorities and private businesses on public-private partnerships (PPP) and public-private cooperation (PPC) projects. We have thorough knowledge of state-owned entities and the political environment within which they operate.

Our clients benefit from our strong interdisciplinary approach ensuring expert advice on legal matters spanning from tax issues and contracting of loans to issues pertaining to municipal law, procurement law and the general law of contract.

Common challenges
The modernisation of the public sector's organisation is an international megatrend. The transformation efforts emerge from a growing political wish to include private sector players in the performance of public sector tasks and a desire to enhance public-private cooperation.

As a result, PPPs and PPCs are gaining ground. State-owned entities particularly require expert legal advice as their legal position is not prescribed by law and as a number of essential legal issues within the field are subject to uncertainty.


Our ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Public Law

What the team is known for Sizeable practice advising on general public law regulations, as well as more specialised areas such as energy, climate and environment. Expertise also covers contentious cases in public law, representing clients in proceedings before courts at all levels. A leading adviser to private clients on public law issues such as procurement and data protection regulations, the team also acts for Danish municipalities and independent institutions. 

Strengths One client describes the team as "very knowledgeable" and highlights its "responsive and available" service as an important factor.

Clients are impressed by the firm's level of commitment, saying "you feel safe with them and regardless of the issue, they always have a partner with the right expertise."

Work highlights Continued to advise Metroselskabet on planning, construction and operational issues relating to the Copenhagen Metro.

Advised Central Denmark Region on establishing a new psychiatric centre in the New University Hospital in Aarhus through a public private partnership.

Significant clients Femern, Region Zealand, The City of Copenhagen, The Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Odense Letbane.

Notable practitioners
Key contacts include Per Hemmer, Haakun Djurhuus, Hanne Moelbeck, Johan Weihe and Peter Oestergaard Nielsen, who each head different aspects of the department's work.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Public Law

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