Our expertise includes:
- Environmental and planning legislation
- Construction and urban development planning
- Public procurement law
- Public employment law
- Local authority cooperation
- Planning and financing of infrastructure projects, including compulsory acquisition
- Supervision regulations
- Municipal law.
How can we help?
Having assisted Danish municipalities and regions and independent institutions on all relevant aspects of the law, we have gained in-depth and interdisciplinary insight into the special conditions faced by public sector players.
Compulsory acquisition is a key competence area, and we have many years of experience in advising on planning legislation, road conditions, the legal position of supply cable owners, security issues, agreements on the administration of infrastructure, as well as inconvenience caused by infrastructure projects.
Our public sector team has extensive knowledge of the current legal issues that concern the public sector. We understand the landscape in which politically supported public authorities operate, also when such public authorities enter into cooperation agreements and contracts of a private law nature.
Due to our comprehensive knowledge of general public law, we are able to help our clients anticipate and thereby minimise any potential risk or challenge.
The Danish public sector is currently undergoing major transformation. Previously authorities tended to pursue a monopoly-based structure, whereas the current trend is to adopt a competition and tender-based approach, also targeting private sector players, to implement its large-scale public works projects.
The utility sector is also undergoing radical changes and a number of major public sector projects are now being put out to public tender.
Public works projects carried out via inter-municipal enterprises and public private partnerships (PPP) and public private cooperation (PPC) require expert advice. Accordingly, public authorities are increasingly seeking advice on areas which traditionally do not fall within their realm of interest.