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Jacob Brandt

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Jacob Brandt specialises in environment, nature protection, planning and supply

Jacob Brandt has worked with environmental law for several years and handled numerous cases of great significance to clients, society and the political development within this field of expertise. 

From his employment with the Ministry of the Environment and rendering advice to particularly public clients for many years, Jacob has gained in-depth knowledge of problematic issues, also within fields other than legal, and he often acts as a strategic sounding board to clients. He primarily advises public authorities and enterprises on all aspects of supply, environmental and nature protection by way of, for example, processing building and construction projects before the authorities. This has involved some of Denmark's largest infrastructure projects as well as planning and construction law issues in connection with urban and project development. Jacob generally handles municipal and administrative law issues as an integral part of cases, and he masters the very complex regulation in a remarkable way. 

In addition, being the chairman of the sustainable development committee of the National Association for Building, a board member of the ATV Foundation for Soil and Groundwater (ATV Jord og Grundvand) as well as the chairman of the waste law network and a member of the technical council of DAKOFA - Waste and Resource Network Denmark, Jacob has a strong interdisciplinary knowledge of the issues and development of these sectors.


The Team


  • Environment
  • Energy and Supply
  • Public Law & Administration
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  • Chairman, Byggesocietetets bæredygtighedsudvalg
  • Board of directors (member), ATV-fonden for jord og grundvand
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  • Restrictions on export of used EEE: A study on the legal possibilities to restrict exports of used electric and electronic equipment, Nordisk Ministerråd, 2016. 69 pages. Rapport
  • Indeklimaproblemer og byfornyelsesloven, Tidsskrift for Miljø nr. 3, 2016. Article
  • Miljøret, Karnov Group, 2018. Book
  • Ret og vrang om kystbeskyttelse, Teknik & Miljø, 2016. Article
  • Cirkulær økonomi skaber usikkerhed i kommuner, Teknik & Miljø, 2016. Article
  • Miljøretlig regulering af minedriften i Grønland, Tidsskrift for Miljø nr. 4, 2015. Article
  • Juridiske rammer for sorteringsanlæg – gældende juridiske rammebetingelser for udvalgte organisatoriske scenarier for større centrale sorteringsanlæg, Miljøstyrelsens Miljøprojekt 1558, 2014. Rapport
  • Byggeloven finder (stadig) anvendelse på indeklimaproblemer fra jordforurening, Tidsskrift for Miljø, nr. 8, 2014. Article
  • Forældelse på miljørettens område, Tidsskrift for Miljø, nr. 10, 2012. Article
  • Krav til adgangsveje ved afhentning af beholdere til dagrenovation inde på ejendommene, Tidsskrift for Miljø, nr. 5, 2011. Article
  • Gebyrfritagelserne i affaldsbekendtgørelsen, Teknik og Miljø, nr. 3, 2010. Article
  • Nye regler for affaldsregulativer, Teknik og Miljø, nr. 2, 2010. Article
  • Byggeloven kan bruges ved indeklimaproblemer, Teknik og Miljø, nr. 3, 2009. Article
  • Kan kommunen gå efter grundejeren ved ulovlige affaldsoplag?, MAD, nr. 2, 2008. Article
  • Kommunernes ansvar for kloaksystemer ved oversvømmelser, danskVand, nr. 4, 2008. Article
  • Ansvar for grundvandsstigninger ved kloakrenoveringer, Teknik og Miljø, nr. 3, 2008. Article
  • Kommunernes ansvar for afledning af overfladevand, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen, 2008. Article
  • Kommunernes ansvar efter vandløbsloven, Tidsskrift for Miljø, nr. 1, 2008. Article
  • Kompendium til distancekursus i miljøret - "Affald", IBC Euroforum, 2007. Book
  • Skader på vandmiljøet og miljøansvar, Teknik og Miljø, nr. 6/7, 2007. Article
  • Affaldssektoren i forandring, Teknik og Miljø, nr. 2, 2007. Article
  • Jordforureningslovens § 40 - mistankekravet og forureningstidspunktet i lyset af nyere administrativ praksis, Tidsskrift for Miljø nr. 12, december, 2006. Article
  • Kommunal miljøforvaltning i retlig belysning, Jurist- og Økonomiforbundets Forlag, 2006. Article
  • Kommunal miljøforvaltning i retlig belysning, Jurist- og Økonomiforbundets Forlag, 2006. Article
  • Konkurrencepræget dialog - en åbning for offentlig-privat partnerskab?, EU-ret & Menneskeret, nr. 1, 2005. Article

Education and language

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


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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 Jacob Brandt regularly advises state-owned businesses, regions and municipalities on legal issues concerning land use, as well as nature and environmental protection in connection with waste regulation and soil contamination.

Legal 500, Environment