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Claus Berg

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Claus Berg specialises in construction and procurement law

With his more than 30 years' experience Claus Berg has gained the position as one of the most popular lawyers in the building and construction sector. As an expert on construction law and procurement law he advises employers, technical advisers and contractors on all legal issues at the procurement as well as the construction stage, including issues concerning liability for defects and delays, insurance, and additional claims. Claus regularly argues cases concerning construction and public procurement as well as within other commercial-law and public-law areas.

Claus has vast experience planning tender procedures and drafting and negotiating commercial and public contracts. Also, he has extensive experience in conducting legal and arbitration proceedings before the Danish High Courts and Supreme Court as well as the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Court, and he is an experienced arbitrator.

Finally, Claus is a recognised speaker and lecturer in his areas of expertise, conducting in-house company courses for the Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists (DJØF), the Association of Danish Law Firms, and the Danish Association of Construction Clients (DACC). 

 

The Team

Real Estate & Construction

  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Procurement
  • Dispute Resolution
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Engagements

  • Member, Konkurrenceankenævnet
  • Member, Højesteretsskranken
  • Member, Dansk Forening for Udbudsret
  • Member, Dansk Forening for Voldgift
  • Member, Dansk Selskab for Forsikringsret
  • Member, Det Danske Selskab for Byggeret

Publications

  • Teknisk rådgivning - ABR 18, Djøf Forlag, 2021. 937 pages. Book
  • Karnovs lovkommentar til Udbudsloven , Karnov Group, 2016. Book
  • Udbudsloven, kapitel 20: Udbudsloven og byggeriet, Ex Tuto, 2016. Article
  • Udbudsret i byggeriet, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2012. 998 pages. Book
  • Selskabsret for praktikere, Forlaget Thomsen, 2000. 547 pages. Book
  • Kommunal Systemeksport, KL's Forlag, 1994. 307 pages. Book
  • Er bestyrelsesansvaret blevet skærpet, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen, 1994. Article

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English

Ratings

Claus Berg acts for clients on construction mandates, including procurements and disputes, representing both international and domestic clients. He also regularly acts on arbitration proceedings involving infrastructure projects.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Real Estate

Claus Berg specialises in construction disputes and is lauded for his "talent" and “great technical knowledge.” He represented Kai Andersen in a case regarding compensation for loss of profits on the construction contract of the Nykøbing Falster prison.

Chambers and Partners Global, Dispute Resolution