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
  • ESG
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Bech-Bruun houses a team which has broad expertise and serves a diverse client base of international funds and investors. Tina Braad and Jens Hjortskov jointly lead the team from Aarhus and Copenhagen respectively. Hjortskov often represents general housing organisations and entrepreneurs in disputes.

Legal 500, Real Estate and Construction, 2023



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

  • Bech-Bruun Leadership Programme: INSEAD, France
  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • LLM
  • Education abroad: Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English
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