Hanne Mølbeck

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Hanne Mølbeck specialises in public and environmental law

For the past 20 years, Hanne Mølbeck has worked with public and environmental law, including in particular infrastructure projects and compulsory acquisition.

As one of Denmark's leading specialists within compulsory acquisition, Hanne is known for rendering advice in plain language, for her constructive collaborative skills when it comes to case handling and her profound understanding of and interest in the development of societal infrastructure.

Hanne assists Metroselskabet I/S in connection with the operation of the Metro and the construction of the city circle line, Cityringen. In addition, her long-standing experience includes other types of infrastructure (light rail systems, roads, utility lines, ports, etc.), and she regularly advises regions and municipalities on general land and rights issues. This means that she works with, for example, local development plans, urban development projects, cadastral issues as well as securing and relocating utility lines.

Due to Hanne’s extensive knowledge in the field of compulsory acquisition, in which she has more than 20 years’ experience, she also works extensively with the situation in the mink industry in connection with the decision to close down the industry, and she assists multiple mink farmers and related industries in cases pertaining to the setting of damages.

Hanne represents the public sector, mainly public construction authorities and infrastructure owners, as well as private enterprises in her field of expertise.

Hanne often gives lectures to the prosecution service, municipalities, advisers, etc., and gives talks on subjects in the area of public and environmental law, and she participates in relevant networks.


The Team


  • Infrastructure
  • Public Law & Administration
  • Environment
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Bech-Bruun‘s environment, nature and planning practice primarily dispenses advice on the environmental law aspects of infrastructure projects. The team exhibits strength in handling public law disputes and public law related environmental regulation, handling cases before the Environmental and Food Board of Appeal. Infrastructure specialist Hanne Mølbeck regularly represents public construction authorities and infrastructure owners.

Legal 500, Environment, 2023


Key contacts include Per Hemmer, Hanne Mølbeck, and Johan Weihe who each head different aspects of the department's work.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Public Law


  • Member, Danish environmental lawyers
  • Member, Danish Society of Environmental Law


  • Ekspropriation i praksis (2nd ed.), Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2019. Book
  • Udbygningsaftaler – et nyt redskab i planlægningen, Miljø & Teknik, 2007. Article
  • Nye muligheder for flydende byudvikling, Stads & Havneingeniøren, 2006. Article
  • Planloven og vand, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen, 2004. Article
  • Husbåde – juridiske aspekter,, 2004. Article
  • Kan kommuner ekspropriere til golfbaner?, Stads- og Havneingeniøren, 2004. Article
  • Husbåde – gammelt fænomen eller nyt juridisk begreb, Stads- og Havneingeniøren, 2004. Article
  • Ekspropriations- og naboretlige problemstillinger forbundet med Metroens etablering, Landinspektøren, 2003. Article
  • Husbåde – en udfordring, DE Ejendomsmægleren, 2003. Article
  • Husbåd – hus eller båd?, Ugeskrift for retsvæsen, 2001. Article

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English
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"I believe that it is important to be able to give answers in plain language and of use to those asking the questions."
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