For more than 20 years, Bech-Bruun has advised major Danish and non-Danish public and private-sector energy players, including utilities, offshore and onshore oil and gas enterprises, players in the wind turbine sector as well as climate funds, cleantech enterprises, etc.

We are leaders in the market for advisory services for the energy and utility area with one of the largest and most specialised teams in Denmark, and we have extensive industry knowledge and experience in all energy law areas. Our advice is provided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists with different areas of expertise in, for instance, regulatory advice, sustainable energy, M&A, EU/Competition, including state aid, environment, infrastructure and tax.

Our industry team is composed by highly qualified and specialised lawyers, who are among the leading experts within the field. Our specialists have long-standing experience in advising on all areas of law relating to energy and utilities. We cooperate with various operators, providing us with in-depth knowledge of the energy industry, including key issues, challenges and not least opportunities and solutions.


Energy & Supply

Energy

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What the team is known for
Bech-Bruun houses an outstanding energy practice with noted capabilities in cross-border matters, assisting clients with high-profile M&A, financing and corporate mandates relating to projects. The firm's broad expertise covers both offshore and onshore oil and gas activities as well as renewables, with a strong focus on wind energy. The team advises on the regulatory and EU law aspects of energy matters and acts on environmental issues associated with energy projects. The law firm possesses further strength in representing clients in energy-related arbitration proceedings.

Work highlights
Bech-Bruun represented Energinet in obtaining a ruling in its favour from the High Court of Western Denmark on the infrastructure to connect the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the Danish power grid.

Notable practitioners
Per Hemmer is a well-regarded figure in the energy market who receives plaudits for his regulatory expertise. He regularly advises on energy and infrastructure projects, also assisting with environmental permits. Clients appreciate his "thorough legal advice."

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022, Energy

Energy & Infrastructure

Bech-Bruun continues to develop its position as one of the leading names in the Danish energy and infrastructure market. This year it successfully expanded its team to bring in new expertise to supplement the already strong lawyers on its roster. It has also continued to impress on the energy side in particular, where it has again secured some of the most significant mandates in the Danish markets.

“Bech-Bruun’s energy team is providing a full-scope service for high-profile and complex renewable projects, including procurement, regulatory, competition, corporate and financing,” says one in-house counsel at a major European energy provider. “They have outstanding knowledge of Danish energy law and the Nordic energy market and all the relevant stakeholders. They are also very friendly, pragmatic and have a good responsiveness.”

Generally, clients praise the accuracy of the firm’s work as above average, with the work ethic of some of the senior lawyers praised in particular. 

While the firm is known for its strength in the energy market, it has also had a productive year on the infrastructure side as well. This includes the continuing advice being provided to the Region of Southern Denmark on the development of a new hospital and working with Aarhus Kommune on the public-private partnership (PPP) construction of a new office building.

IFLR 1000, Energy and infrastructure

Energy

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun‘s project development and infrastructure team has extensive experience in advising on regulatory frameworks for energy production and supply, and negotiating offshore infrastructure contracts. It also has a strong energy finance practice and acts on some of Denmark’s major solar projects as well as maintaining a strong position in the waste-to-energy sector. Johan Weihe and Per Hemmer co-head the department, advising major energy companies and utilities on all areas of energy law, with a particular focus on renewable energy sources, including biogas and geothermic energy (...).

In my view, Bech-Bruun is the leading law firm in energy and related areas. While there are other firms working in the same field, none have the resources and knowledge of Bech-Bruun.

Excellent experience, expertise and reputation in Denmark. Reliable.

Very strong energy M&A Practice.’

Legal 500, Energy

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