Klavs Gravesen



Dir: +45 33344239

Mob: +45 52344239

Secretary: Lene Cwarzko

Klavs Gravesen is specialised in energy law, supply law and municipal company law and has many years’ experience advising on issues relating to the interaction between the energy sector and the municipal sector. He advises municipalities and municipal communities and has since 2000 dealt especially with issues relating to privatisation of municipal companies and transactions in the supply area.

Klavs was previously employed with the Ministry of Justice, the Law Department, including as Secretary to the Minister, and with the Legal Secretariat of the Danish Parliament. He therefore has in-depth knowledge of the legislative process. Klavs has been a partner in Horten’s public law team since 1998. He has been a teacher for many years at the University of Copenhagen in contract law, the law of obligations and consumer law.

Klavs is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Legal 500 - Energy (Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer) (included in 'The Legal 500 Hall of Fame')
Chambers - Energy
Best Lawyers - Energy Law
Who's Who Legal - Energy

Clients appreciate that he makes himself available to them and are impressed by his 'agile' legal work.

Chambers, 2018

Klavs Gravesen earns recognition thanks to his extensive activity advising public utilities. Sources note his regulatory expertise as a particular strength.


Klavs Gravesen is appreciated by clients for his strategic nous and his "excellent regulatory knowledge." 




Partner, Horten, 1998
Legal services office, Folketinget (the Danish parliament), 1996-1998
Assistant Attorney at the public prosecutor (part-time), 1992-1993
Secretary to the minister, the Danish Ministry of Justice – Legal Department etc., 1988-1996
Right of audience before the High Court, 1991
Admitted to the Danish bar, 1989


King’s College London, 1987-1988
Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1985

Positions of trust

Chairman of the board, Archiland A/S
Member of the board, Høeg-Guldbergske Familiefond
Member of the board, the Association of Danish Law Firms
Member of the expert committee on energy and supply law of the Association of Danish Law Firms
Member of the Danish Bar and Law Society's panel of experts concerning administrative law, planning law, environmental law and energy law


Member of the Danish Energy Association



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