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Meet our team of specialists

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Public authorities and enterprises include anything from municipalities, regions and profession-oriented special government agencies to public-owned enterprises maintaining large infrastructure or utility tasks. Many things vary in the public sector, but the rules concerning the demands on public administration and political government are common.

We know the landscape in which public authorities and enterprises navigate, and we have experts in all the areas where public authorities and enterprises seek advisory services and are involved in legal proceedings. Our experts are well-versed in the particular case-handling characteristics applying to the individual areas.

We advise municipalities, regions, ports, inter-municipal enterprises, public and private enterprises, and we represent these parties at city courts, the high courts and the Supreme Court, observing the principles that apply to public authorities as parties to legal proceedings.

We advise, prepare investigations and conduct cases about and for public authorities and enterprises concerning the legal matters of same, including:

  • Administration law
  • Liability of public authorities and enterprises
  • Liability issues (legal inquiries and reports)
  • Formation and organisation of public enterprises
  • Foundations and autonomous institutions
  • Social law
  • Capacity issues 
  • Access to information cases
  • Public authorities' financial situations and borrowing
  • Statutory basis in municipal law according to municipal power of attorney or sector legislation
  • Regulations governing public enterprises
  • Inter-municipal enterprises
  • Municipal-owned public limited companies
  • PPP and PPC projects
  • Public law special regulations from rules on compensation for loss of income when enrolling in adult education to the provisions of the Danish Health Act
  • Energy law issues
  • Protection of environment and nature as well as planning

Our team is comprised of highly skilled and deeply specialised lawyers, who all have extensive experience with public clients, and several have been employed with public authorities. We have long-standing experience in advising on all areas of law relating to the public sector. We work across expert areas and render advice and conduct legal proceedings on everything from municipal law issues to liability disputes.

To ensure optimal advisory services, we often cooperate with other areas of expertise such as Infrastructure, Energy & Supply, Real Estate & Construction, Foundations, Compliance, Environment, Procurement, Tax etc.


Public Law & Administration

Public Law

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What the team is known for
Large multidisciplinary team advising on general public law regulation, as well as more specialised areas of law such as energy, environment and infrastructure. Expertise also covers regulatory matters related to international law including EU and human rights legislation. Offers a strong commercial law background to represent a variety of private parties on public law issues including contentious cases, representing clients in proceedings before courts at all levels. Also represents municipalities and publicly-owned institutions.

 

Strengths
Clients describe the team as "very good, with high-quality employees and high-quality work." 

Interviewees comment on the depth of coverage the team offers: "They have a really strong brand and a lot of areas of expertise. I had high expectations and I was positively surprised by how good their services were. I was left very happy."

 

Work highlights
Assisted several regions of Denmark with the preparation and implementation of new hospital projects, including advice in connection with the preparation, planning and implementation of the projects.

Represented the Danish Road Directorate in a Supreme Court case relating to the interpretation of the Danish Road Act and the concepts of property and locus standi under Danish law, in matters relating to landowner rights to buy land that was formerly under public ownership.

 

Notable practitioners
Haakun 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

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