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Meet our team of specialists

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Bech-Bruun handling assignments for the public sector and public-sector enterprises is not a new development. As far back as 1946, Supreme Court lawyer H. Bech-Bruun was one of the principal architects behind SAS, which was set up as a Nordic airline company by the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian states.

Today, Bech-Bruun handles many tasks for regions, municipalities and public enterprises. Approximately, 75 lawyers and junior lawyers across business areas handle both small and large assignments for the public sector. We are highly specialised, deliver very high quality, and we often spend less time on handling assignments than other advisers. Furthermore, we have not only political but also commercial understanding, which is highly useful in the public sector when for instance entering into agreements with private enterprises. 

Relevant practice areas include: 

  • Labour and Employment
  • Energy & Supply
  • EU & Competition
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Foundations
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Infrastructure
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • IT & Digitisation, including Data Protection 
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environment
  • Public Law & Administration

We assist with specific tasks within each area of expertise and perform as a sounding board in the ongoing case handling. We are also highly experienced handling major projects and legal inquiries.
 

Public Law & Administration

Public Law

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What the team is known for
Large multidisciplinary team advising on general public law regulation, as well as more specialised areas of law such as energy, environment and infrastructure. Expertise also covers regulatory matters related to international law including EU and human rights legislation. Offers a strong commercial law background to represent a variety of private parties on public law issues including contentious cases, representing clients in proceedings before courts at all levels. Also represents municipalities and publicly-owned institutions.

 

Strengths
Clients describe the team as "very good, with high-quality employees and high-quality work." 

Interviewees comment on the depth of coverage the team offers: "They have a really strong brand and a lot of areas of expertise. I had high expectations and I was positively surprised by how good their services were. I was left very happy."

 

Work highlights
Assisted several regions of Denmark with the preparation and implementation of new hospital projects, including advice in connection with the preparation, planning and implementation of the projects.

Represented the Danish Road Directorate in a Supreme Court case relating to the interpretation of the Danish Road Act and the concepts of property and locus standi under Danish law, in matters relating to landowner rights to buy land that was formerly under public ownership.

 

Notable practitioners
Haakun Djurhuus is particularly known among interviewees as a "really good environmental lawyer" while sources also praise his abilities in public law trials. He is also active in administrative law and often assists with construction matters. He successfully represented Metroselskabet in a Supreme Court case regarding liability for costs incurred in rerouting pipelines around the Cityringen metro construction site.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Public Law

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