Construction

Our expertise includes:

  • Financing of construction projects
  • Construction contracts 
  • Consultancy agreements 
  • Property development projects 
  • Procurement law
  • Public-private cooperation 
  • Environmental and energy law 
  • Public law  
  • Construction disputes 
  • Tax and VAT issues 
  • Architect & engineer liability insurance 
  • Property/project/construction insurance 
  • Personal and industrial injury insurance 
  • Environmental/pollution insurance

How can we help?
We are a market leader in the area of rendering advice on complex public and private construction projects.
Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of the particular legal and financial challenges relating to public private cooperation, as well as the rules applying to sustainable construction.

We are also highly skilled in assisting in construction project tenders and all forms of construction related insurance.
We have extensive experience in construction litigation and arbitration for both public authorities and private businesses, as well as in handling the restructuring of distressed construction companies.

Sector challenges
The construction sector has been affected by the international financial crisis, spurring an increased focus on alternative procurement models, such as public private cooperation.

Moreover, the interest in sustainability and green construction is increasing, and extreme weather is making its mark on the sector, with customers seeking buildings which are more functional and less vulnerable to climate changes.

Finally, stricter health and safety legislation on construction sites increases the pressure on many businesses.

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Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2018
-  Real Estate - Construction

What the team is known for Highly esteemed team noted for its full-service coverage of real estate matters. Acts for a variety of Danish and international clients, including financial services and public sector clients, as well as joint ventures and investment funds, on investments and real estate financing. Additional expertise in construction, focusing on large infrastructure projects and urban development, involving public procurement processes, contracts and contentious work.

Strengths Clients praise the firm as being "very informed and also very flexible in their approach to work."

One client notes that Bech-Bruun is "a law firm with very high standards" and "a good overall performance."

Work highlights Assisted Strawberry Fields and Nordic Choice Hotels with the acquisition and development of a new hotel at the Copenhagen airport with a value of DKK800 million.

Advised a consortium of Danish pension funds, including PFA Pension and Lægernes Pension, on an investment into a pan-Nordic logistics fund with a value in excess of EUR1 billion.

Notable practitioners
Torben Brøgger focuses on construction matters within real estate and frequently advises on urban development projects. He often acts for both private and public clients on public procurement and tendering issues. He is particularly popular with pension funds.

Head of department Steen Puch Holm-Larsen predominantly advises clients on real estate investments, with a particular focus on international real estate acquisitions and divestments, commercial real estate and hotel investments. His recent work includes assisting Blackstone Group with its DKK950 million acquisition of a Danish property portfolio.

Jens Hjortskov is praised by clients as being "flexible" with a "very efficient learning curve regarding technical projects." He advises on a range of real estate matters, focusing on offering assistance with construction matters and project development, as well as public procurement, general housing organisations and commercial leases. He recently represented Nomeco in planning and building a new warehouse and logistics centre.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Real Estate

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2018
-  Real estate and construction

Clients praise Bech-Bruun for a ‘high service-level’ and recommend practice head Steen Puch Holm-Larsen. A recent mandate involved the team advising Blackstone on the acquisition of a logistic property portfolio.

Legal 500, Real estate and construction

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