Chambers Europe Rating 2018
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.
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