For more than 15 years Jacob has specialised in public-law issues and has considerable experience as an advocate and with conducting legal proceedings, which is his primary area of expertise. Jacob is responsible for Bech-Bruun’s public law dispute resolution area and the environmental area for public authorities and public enterprises as well as environmental law due diligence.
In the environmental and planning law field, Jacob has conducted multiple legal proceedings before the district and high courts as well as the Supreme Court and he has worked with a wide array of regulatory aspects ranging from social, patient and industrial injury cases to cases on the liability in damages of public authorities for both judicial administration and administration in fact. Against this background, Jacob has accumulated considerable experience advising public clients ranging from State, regions and municipalities to public enterprises and this has provided him with a solid foundation for handling complicated negotiations.
Jacob has a right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court, is admitted to the New York Bar and has been appointed acting judge at the High Court of Eastern Denmark. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Jacob has substantial teaching experience and has been a tutor and external lecturer of EU law at the University of Copenhagen, and he has lectured on, for instance, administration law and the liability in damages of public authorities. Jacob also holds an LLM degree from Columbia University in New York, USA.