Håkun Djurhuus


About Håkun Djurhuus

Advanced Post Graduate International Arbitration Training 2010
Certified arbitrator, the Danish Bar Association 2006
Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court 1998
Education abroad 1998
Post Graduate Studies, Environmental Law 1996
Admission to practice law 1992
Master of Laws 1989

English, German

Håkun Djurhuus specialises in environmental law, public law, dispute resolution (court and arbitration cases) and construction law.

Håkun Djurhus heads Bech-Bruun's environmental team and its agriculture and food business team.

He is a seasoned litigator having conducted hundreds of cases before the Danish courts, including the Supreme Court, the Building and Construction Arbitration Board and ad hoc and institutional arbitration tribunals. Håkun also serves as an arbitrator.

Moreover, Håkun is in strong demand as a speaker and lecturer.

Håkun has been awarded several honorary scholarships and twice received 'Sagførernes Auktioners Legat', a Danish auction house grant.

Personal ratings

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2018
- Environment

Bech-Bruun’s environmental practice is ‘among the best’ and provides the full range of services for a broad range of clients, including public sector entities such as the Danish Agriculture and Food Council and the Region Zealand. The five-partner team is led by the ‘very skilled and service-mindedHåkun Djurhuus and Jacob Brandt, who stands out for his ‘strategic mindset and experience from the regulatory side’. The group advised the Municipality of Fredericia in relation to the spillage of liquid fertiliser in the harbour. Other highlights include the department assisting Femern with public law matters regarding the construction of a tunnel; and advising Nord Stream 2 on the construction and operation of two pipelines in the Baltic Sea, including the environmental impact assessment.

Legal500, Environment

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2018
- Public Law

Håkun 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


  • Chairman of the Governmental Committee on Compulsory Acquisition
  • Expert member of the Energy Board of Appeal (offentlig beskikket)
  • Member appointed by the Minister to the Danish Ministry of the Environment's Expert Panel set up with a view to simplifying the Danish legislation on nature and the environment
  • Member, the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Member, the Danish Bar and Law Society's Adjective Law (Procesretsudvalg)
  • Member, The Association of Danish Law Firms' Environmental Association
  • Member, The Association of Danish Law Firms, environmetal panel (lovudvalg miljørigtigt panel)
  • Member, International Bar Association
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