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Claus Berg

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Claus Berg specialises in construction and procurement law

With his more than 30 years' experience Claus Berg has gained the position as one of the most popular lawyers in the building and construction sector. As an expert on construction law and procurement law he advises employers, technical advisers and contractors on all legal issues at the procurement as well as the construction stage, including issues concerning liability for defects and delays, insurance, and additional claims. Claus regularly argues cases concerning construction and public procurement as well as within other commercial-law and public-law areas.

Claus has vast experience planning tender procedures and drafting and negotiating commercial and public contracts. Also, he has extensive experience in conducting legal and arbitration proceedings before the Danish High Courts and Supreme Court as well as the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Court, and he is an experienced arbitrator.

Finally, Claus is a recognised speaker and lecturer in his areas of expertise, conducting in-house company courses for the Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists (DJØF), the Association of Danish Law Firms, and the Danish Association of Construction Clients (DACC). 

 

The Team

Procurement

  • Procurement
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate & Construction
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Engagements

  • Member, Konkurrenceankenævnet
  • Member, Det Danske Selskab for Byggeret
  • Member, Dansk Forening for Udbudsret
  • Member, Dansk Forening for Voldgift
  • Member, Dansk Selskab for Forsikringsret
  • Member, Højesteretsskranken

Publications

  • Karnovs lovkommentar til Udbudsloven , Karnov Group, 2016. Book
  • Udbudsloven, kapitel 20: Udbudsloven og byggeriet, Ex Tuto, 2016. Article
  • Udbudsret i byggeriet, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2012. 998 pages. Book
  • Selskabsret for praktikere, Forlaget Thomsen, 2000. 547 pages. Book
  • Kommunal Systemeksport, KL's Forlag, 1994. 307 pages. Book
  • Er bestyrelsesansvaret blevet skærpet, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen, 1994. Article

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English

Ratings

Claus Berg stands out for his substantial experience in public procurement, with particular knowledge in the construction sector. One source sees him as a "very bright lawyer," and another values that he is "easy to work with."

Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law

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The practice was bolstered by the recruitment of Claus Berg from Viltoft in 2015.

Legal 500, Energy

Claus Berg specialises in construction disputes and is lauded for his "talent" and “great technical knowledge.” He represented Kai Andersen in a case regarding compensation for loss of profits on the construction contract of the Nykøbing Falster prison.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Dispute Resolution

A client enthuses that Claus Berg is "good at understanding the technical issues and is straightforward when he deals with engineers. He has a good business sense and brings value to the deal by also taking commercial issues into consideration." Berg has long experience in construction and procurement law disputes, frequently representing clients in arbitration and litigation.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Real Estate

Claus Berg specialises in construction disputes and is lauded for his "talent" and “great technical knowledge.” He represented Kai Andersen in a case regarding compensation for loss of profits on the construction contract of the Nykøbing Falster prison.

Chambers and Partners Global, Dispute Resolution

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Other mandates include (...) and Claus Berg acting for the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement in a dispute in which Hørkram Foodservice claimed the court gave preferential treatment to a competitor in a previous case.

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