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Håkun Djurhuus

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Håkun Djurhuus specialises in environmental and construction law

Håkun Djurhuus specialises in environmental law, public law, dispute resolution (court and arbitration cases) and construction law.

He is a seasoned litigator having conducted hundreds of cases before the Danish courts, including the Supreme Court, the Building and Construction Arbitration Board and ad hoc and institutional arbitration tribunals. Håkun also serves as an arbitrator. 

Moreover, Håkun is in strong demand as a speaker and lecturer. 

Håkun has been awarded several honorary scholarships and twice received 'Sagførernes Auktioners Legat', a Danish auction house grant.

The Team


  • Environment
  • Public Law & Administration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate & Construction
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  • Chairman of the Governmental Committee on Compulsory Acquisition
  • Expert member of the Energy Board of Appeal (offentlig beskikket)
  • Member appointed by the Minister to the Danish Ministry of the Environment's Expert Panel set up with a view to simplifying the Danish legislation on nature and the environment
  • Member, the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Member, the Danish Bar and Law Society's Adjective Law (Procesretsudvalg)
  • Member, The Association of Danish Law Firms' Environmental Association
  • Member, The Association of Danish Law Firms, environmetal panel (lovudvalg miljørigtigt panel)
  • Member, International Bar Association


  • Karnovs Erhvervsjura: Beskyttelse af det ydre miljø, Karnov, 2018. Article
  • Erhvervsstrafferet, Karnov Group Denmark A/S, 2015. Book
  • Praktisk voldgiftsret – Med fokus på Voldgiftsinstituttet, Jurist- og Økonomiforbundets Forlag, 2011. Book
  • Procesdokumenter i civile sager, Thomson Reuters, 2011. Book
  • Proceduren, Jurist- og Økonomiforbundets Forlag, 2009. Book
  • Miljø for beslutningstagere, FSR's Forlag, 1999. Book
  • Festskrift til juridisk klub, Finanssektorens Uddannelsescenters Forlag, 1998. Article
  • Miljøhåndbog - et værktøj i kreditvurderingen, Finanssektorens Uddannelsescenters Forlag, 1997. Article
  • Kommenterede miljølove, Schultz' Forlag, 1996. Book
  • Miljø for beslutningstagere, FSRs Forlag, 1995. Book
  • Der mangler en plan – en debatbog om forurenet jord, Akademiet for tekniske Videnskaber, ATVs, 1994. Book

Education and language

  • Advanced Post Graduate International Arbitration Training
  • Certified arbitrator, the Danish Bar Association
  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • Education abroad
  • Post Graduate Studies, Environmental Law
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English
  • German


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Bech-Bruun has expertise in environmental regulatory conduct cases before the district courts, the high courts and the Supreme Court, which includes safeguarding the interests of both private companies and public authorities in connection with transport projects and energy infrastructure. The practice also advises on construction law disputes in relation to environmental requirements. Co-head Håkun Djurhuus is experienced in environmental law litigation and specialises in public and construction law. 

Legal500, Environment

Håkun Djurhuus is highlighted by sources as an "expert," particularly with regard to environmental law aspects. He has experience in arbitration as well as litigation before the Danish Supreme Court, and represented the Danish Agriculture and Food Council in mediation against several Danish municipalities relating to the prohibition of the use of pesticides.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Public Law