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 2018
-  Public Law

What the team is known for Large multidisciplinary team advising on general public law regulation, as well as more specialised areas of law such as energy, environment and infrastructure. Expertise also covers regulatory matters related to international law including EU and human rights legislation. Offers a strong commercial law background to represent a variety of private parties on public law issues including contentious cases, representing clients in proceedings before courts at all levels. Also represents municipalities and publicly-owned institutions.

Strengths Clients describe the team as "very good, with high-quality employees and high-quality work."

Interviewees comment on the depth of coverage the team offers: "They have a really strong brand and a lot of areas of expertise. I had high expectations and I was positively surprised by how good their services were. I was left very happy."

Work highlights Assisted several regions of Denmark with the preparation and implementation of new hospital projects, including advice in connection with the preparation, planning and implementation of the projects.

Represented the Danish Road Directorate in a Supreme Court case relating to the interpretation of the Danish Road Act and the concepts of property and locus standi under Danish law, in matters relating to landowner rights to buy land that was formerly under public ownership.

Notable practitioners
Hakun Djurhuus is particularly known among interviewees as a "really good environmental lawyer" while sources also praise his abilities in public law trials. He is also active in administrative law and often assists with construction matters. He successfully represented Metroselskabet in a Supreme Court case regarding liability for costs incurred in rerouting pipelines around the Cityringen metro construction site.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Public Law

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