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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 runs the gamut of environmental law work, with the highly experienced Håkun Djurhuus and Jacob Brandt at the helm. Djurhuus' recent mandates include advising Femern on its construction of a tunnel between the Danish island of Lolland and the German island of Fehmarn; while Brandt acted for the Municipality of Aarhus on the drafting of possible changes to the Danish Planning Act, which conflicted with the region's need for housing.

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.

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