Henriette Soja



Dir: +45 33344293

Mob: +45 52344293

Secretary: Tina Søsted

Henriette Soja has been specialising in environmental law for many years and is among the leading attorneys in Denmark within this area of the law. She has thus advised in many leading cases within the areas of environmental, planning and construction law and has conducted negotiations and a large number of cases of general public importance within all the areas which are traditionally handled by the municipal technical administration and the municipal supply sector.

Henriette has many years' experience in environmental due diligence projects, compliance programmes and risk management in private enterprises. She has represented municipalities and private enterprises in some of the largest environmental and construction cases in recent years and has carried out legal investigations within the areas of environmental, planning and construction law.

Henriette teaches on the assistant attorney programme and the special environmental law programme under Local Government Denmark (LGDK). Since 1998, she has been a part-time lecturer at the Copenhagen Business School in the subject damages and insurance and has earlier lectured on public law at the University of Copenhagen. Henriette performs comprehensive course and lecturing activities, including special courses for authorities and private enterprises concerning environmental, municipal and administrative law.

Henriette is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Legal 500 - Environment (Recommended Lawyer)



Partner, Horten, 2006
Right of audience before the Supreme Court, 2001
Partner, Bech-Bruun Law Firm, 2000-2006 (Head of the public law group, 2003-2006)
Right of audience before the High Courts, 1996
Admitted to the Danish bar, 1993
Legal Office, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, 1988-1991


Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1988

Positions of trust

Chairman of the Danish Environmental Law Society
Member of the board of the Environmental Committee of the Danish National Building Association.
Member of the board of The Danish National League for Built Heritage and Landscape


The association of Danish Environmental Lawyers



Does waste incineration play a role in a circular economy?

31 January 2017

The European Commission has published a new communication on the role of waste incineration in a circular economy. The purpose of the communication is to ensure an optimal energy exploitation of non-recoverable waste.

Amendments to the Planning Act - conclusion of political agreement

10 June 2016

On 9 June 2016, a political agreement was concluded between the Government, the People's Party, the Conservative Party and the Social Democrats concerning an amendment of the Planning Act.

Tangeværket's continued operation is not covered by the environmental impact assessment rules

1 June 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Environmental Board of Appeal decided that a licence for water catchment for the purpose of the continued operation of Tangeværket was not covered by the environmental impact assessment rules. The Board thereby upheld the decision of the Municipality of Viborg of 5 February 2015.

Waste suited for incineration is perhaps to be opened to competition

17 May 2016

On 13 May 2015, the Government published a proposal for alternative financing of the so-called PSO tax. The financing is to take place under the Budget instead of via the PSO tax. One of the initiatives is to open the waste energy production sector to competition

EU action plan sets targets for future waste disposal

26 January 2016

"Closing the loop – an Action Plan for a Circular Economy" aims to reduce EU waste volumes. In Denmark, waste incineration is an important energy source, and the plan may therefore challenge the supply sector, says Sinne Conan, CEO of Konsentio, a public affairs bureau in Brussels.

The waste sector's role in a circular economy

21 January 2016

The development towards a circular economy requires major changes within the waste sector with focus on direct recycling, reuse and on complete removal of toxic materials. This is the assessment of the managing director of the Danish Waste Association, Jacob Hartvig Simonsen.