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 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

What people say about us:

“Noted for its ‘hands-on approach’, NJORD Law Firm handles foreclosure auctions, construction projects and real estate transactions. ‘Well-known’ Erik Larsson heads the practice.”

Legal 500, 2018

Chambers and Partners, 2018, ranks partner Erik Larsson in band 3.

“Erik Larsson of NJORD Law Firm is lauded as someone clients can rely upon, with one client adding that “working with him is always a pleasure.” He has a range of experience acting on real estate mandates, primarily assisting clients with contract law, social housing construction and business leases. Clients include both private and public entities, and recent work includes advising Arpe & Kjeldsholm on the construction of a range of projects in both Denmark and Greenland, including hotels, tower blocks and apartments.”

Chambers and Partners, 2018

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.


From AB 92 to AB 18 – the main changes

The current Danish General Conditions for the provision of works and supplies within building and engineering, AB 92, have been revised. The new rules, AB 18, are mostly a codification of court and arbitration practice and some necessary clarifications with few significant changes.


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