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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Our ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Real Estate - Construction

What the team is known for Highly regarded team noted for its knowledge of both transactional mandates and construction projects. Acts on joint ventures, investments, fund establishment and real estate transaction financing. The construction group often advises on contentious issues including litigation and insurance claims as well as tender procedures. Assists both Danish and international clients, including financial services and public sectors.

Strengths One client praises the team's "broad knowledge in the areas we need." The same interviewee says the team's strength in numbers means that it "can draw in the relevant information across a lot of different industries."

Work highlights Advised NREP Nordic Strategies Fund 1 on its EUR24 million acquisition of retail properties from a Danish listed fund.

Assisted the Municipality of Aarhus with its development of the Urban Mediaspace Aarhus project, which involves construction of new infrastructure, parking and buildings with a total project value in the region of DKK2 billion.

Significant clients PenSam, City of Copenhagen, Sinai Group, ATP, Valad Group.

Notable practitioners
Torben Brøgger focuses on construction and frequently advises on urban development projects. He additionally assists clients including public authorities as well as bidding consortiums on procurement and tender issues related to developments.

Steen Puch Holm-Larsen predominantly assists clients on real estate transaction mandates as well as investment agreements, joint ventures and property developments within the commercial real estate sector. He recently advised NREP Nordic Strategies Fund 1 on its portfolio acquisition.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Real Estate

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Real estate and construction

Steen Puch Holm-Larsen heads the team at Bech-Bruun, which provides ‘top advice’ on a wide range of matters. The team also advised Realkredit and Danske Bank as the lenders on the financing of Engholmene Group’s construction of a residential complex.

Legal 500, Real estate and construction

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    Langelinie Allé 35
    2100 Copenhagen

  • Aarhus

    Værkmestergade 2
    8000 Aarhus C

  • Shanghai Representative Office

    No.1440 Yan'an Middle Road, Suite 2H08
    Jing'an District, 200040 Shanghai, P.R. China

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