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Jens Hjortskov

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Jens Hjortskov specialises in real estate and construction

Jens is highly skilled and a popular legal adviser when it comes to all aspects of real estate, project development and construction. He is particularly experienced in rendering advice in the cross field between construction and procurement law and has assisted in the planning and execution of tender procedures involving several large building and construction projects. A substantial element of the advisory services is the tender strategy, ensuring that the tender procedure is tailored to fit the market and customer needs. 

Jens is also highly experienced drafting and negotiating construction contracts, safeguarding the customer's specific interests without compromising on a balanced contract, ultimately providing the best outcome for all parties involved in the process. 

Jens also advises several general housing organisations. 

Using his many years of experience in this field, Jens has a distinct ability to swiftly understand the complexity and the technical issues of the cases he works on. 
Jens is highly experienced in conducting arbitration proceedings before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. 

For many years, Jens has worked with project development and the purchase and sale of real estate.

Besides practising law, Jens has been an external lecturer on property law at the University of Copenhagen for several years. He is presently project manager and teacher at training courses in JUC's Building and Construction Network, and he also frequently teaches clients and business partners topics of current interest, primarily within construction law.

In 2018 Jens completed the Mediator Training Course with a Construction Theme provided by the Association of Danish Law Firms.

 

The Team

Real Estate & Construction

  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Procurement
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Engagements

  • Board member, Quasi Capital Management A/S
  • Board member, Aktieselskabet Casino Ejendomsselskab
  • Board member, Non Nobis Foundation
  • Board member, Paul Dion's Familiy Foundation
  • Board member, Else Mynster Michelsen, f. Fisher's Memorial Trust
  • Board member, the Trade Guild in Copenhagen (Haandværkerforeningen i Kjøbenhavn)
  • Board member, the Trade Guild's Foundation (Haandværkerforeningens Fond)
  • Board member, the Trade Guild's Nursing Home (Haandværkerforeningens Plejehjem)
  • Board member, H. C. Hegaard and his Wife's Foundation
  • Chairman, DBU Football's Disciplinary Instance (Disciplinærinstans)
  • Member, Copenhagen Lawyer Association (Københavns Advokatforening)
  • Member, the Danish Arbitration Association
  • Member, Danish Assocation of Public Procurement Law (Dansk forening for Udbudsret)
  • Member, Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law

Publications

  • Voldgiftspraksis om dagbøder for overskridelse af mellemfrister, Tidsskrift for Bolig- og Byggeret, 2011. Article
  • Remedies and Public Procurement Laws in Europe, Baker & McKenzie, 2009. Book
  • Telecommunications Laws in Europe, Butterworths, 1998. Book

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • LLM
  • Education abroad: Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English

Ratings

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Bech-Bruun's 'excellent team has substantial international experience' and provides 'commercial' and 'to-the-point advice'. The 'very experienced' Jens Hjortskov leads the Copenhagen team, (...). Hjortskov recently advised Amager Ressourcecenter on a waste-based energy plant for Amager Bakke, which will be used to power a ski slope.

Legal500, Real estate

One client describes Jens Hjortskov as "a team player who is fast, available, hard-working and trustworthy," while another client points out that his "commercial awareness brings value" to the cases. He advises clients from a range of sectors, including energy, pharmaceutical and technology, on construction matters. He also assists with tendering and redevelopment projects.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Real Estate