Real Estate and Construction Law

The building and construction industry is characterised by progress. In these years, several complex and cost-intensive public construction projects are being realised. An increasing number of these projects are organised as public/private partnerships, and there is a growing focus on construction projects being sustainable and meeting environmental certification schemes.

Real estate and construction law: Legal advice in all areas

NJORD is one of the leading law firms in the areas of real estate and construction law and has been for many years. Advising players in the construction industry requires in-depth knowledge of the legal, financial and environmental aspects of the legislation.

NJORD’s Real Estate and Construction Law department includes some of the most experienced lawyers in Denmark, enabling us to offer the highest quality of advice in all legal areas. Our lawyers specializing in construction matters advise developers, contractors, and architects on real estate and construction, including contracting, construction projects, and property development.

We represent the leading players in the real estate market, both public and private real estate, and are at the forefront in regard to legal advice in complicated real estate transactions and other real estate related issues.

New provisions with AB 18

With a new AB system, where AB 92, ABR 89, and ABT 93 are being replaced by AB 18, ABR 18, and ABT 18, it is important to seek legal advice for the preparation of construction contracts. The AB system significantly extends the regulatory framework and contains new provisions. Among other things, within planning, direct claims and dispute resolution.

> Read more on AB 18 here.

What do we offer?

We assist our clients in all legal matters relating to real estate and construction law. Through many years, we have accumulated an extensive expertise in the area of both major international construction projects as well as smaller local construction projects. Our team also holds experts on environmental and real estate tax law.

For example, we can offer legal advice and sparring concerning:

We are leading in advising the real estate and construction industry and have advised numerous large construction projects, including Carlsberg City, and the Niels Bohr Institute. We have also rendered legal advice on buildings that are protected or designated as “worthy of preservation”.

For more information contact us at +45 33 12 45 22 or

Buying real estate in Denmark

We also offer legal advice regarding buying and selling real estate in Denmark. The process of buying property in Denmark can be filled with uncertainty. Special rules apply when foreigners want to buy real estate in Denmark. For example, the process varies depending on whether you wish to purchase an all-year residence or a vacation home.

At NJORD Law Firm we have in-depth knowledge of the current law in this field and we assist you with all the practical aspects through the entire process. We ensure that you see the full scope of your possibilities regarding the purchase agreement and how to finance the purchase.

> Read more about how to buy real estate in Denmark and how we can assist you


NJORD Law Firm offers legal advice on preliminary contract negotiations between contractors and developers, the assessment of contract terms, construction-related insurance and tax matters as well as lease and rent agreements. The practice also represents in real estate and construction disputes, including in disputes arising from defects and construction delays. Søren Egstrand Thomsen and Erik Larsson jointly head the practice and are experienced in real estate transactions and project financing.”

Client testimonials:

‘It is easy to come in contact with the firm’s lawyers. Their professionalism is outstanding.’

‘We have been delighted with the services of NJORD Law. They are impressive at arbitration and always seems to win.’

‘Good at getting to know technical issues relevant to our type of business in a friendly tone.’

‘NJORD has a great knowledge and competence in real estate and construction.’

 Legal 500, 2020


Chambers and Partners, 2020, ranks Partner Erik Larsson in band 3.

“Erik Larsson handles real estate development and transactions. Clients laud his “extremely analytical mind and high potential for explaining difficult legal issues so they are easy to understand.””

 Chambers and Partners, 2020

Mediation – Commercial dispute resolution

Mediation is an effective, dialogic approach to resolving disputes out of court. The meditation process focuses on the key factor: How do we proceed from here? The goal is to reach satisfactory solutions for all parties involved.

NJORD has a constructive approach to dispute resolution. Therefore, we have entered into a partnership with the Danish Mediation Institute, which, among other things, is concerned with appointing qualified mediators and advising on mediation and strategic conflict management.


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