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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


What the team is known for
Multidisciplinary team advising on general public law regulation, as well as more specialised areas of law such as energy 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, and additionally offers a strong track record in public procurement and environmental matters.

One source states: "I appreciate the team's pragmatic and yet very skilled approach to legal issues."

Work highlights
Advised Nord Stream 2 on the Danish law aspects of its multi-jurisdictional gas infrastructure project.

Notable practitioners
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


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