Construction law

our experience and expertise

Horten's real estate and construction team is among the largest and most specialised teams in Denmark. Our construction expertise encompasses the entire project process with strong competencies within drafting of contracts, procurement law and public-private partnerships.

Our position is based on indisputable professional expertise and many years' advice on a large number of major and complex construction projects. In addition, we have conducted a large number of legal and arbitration proceedings relating to construction.

We know the real estate sector and have a broad and strong network among the sector's players both in Denmark and abroad. This means that we are abreast of the current trends and are able to help our clients be at the leading edge of market developments.

our clients

Our clients include Danish and foreign buyers, contractors, developers, non-profit housing organisations and public authorities.

What we do

  • Negotiation of construction contracts and consultancy agreements within AB92, ABT93, ABR89 and FIDIC
  • Advice on the construction process, handling of delays, additional demands, etc.
  • Advice in case of defects
  • Dispute resolution
  • Arbitration and litigation
  • Expert opinions
  • Progress status reports
  • Bankruptcy.
Clients describe the team's lawyers as "knowledgeable and hard-working. The legal services were excellent.

Chambers Europe, 2017

They are good at responding quickly and don't make things overly complicated. They accommodate how the client wants things structured.

Chambers Europe, 2017


Research project concerning digital construction law

5 April 2018

For the next four years, Horten will be participating in the research project Digital Construction Law at the University of Copenhagen.

New rankings from Chambers

13 March 2018

Chambers, the leading international guide to the best law firms, ranks Horten as one of the best in the country yet again.

Unique cooperation between Horten and Symbion

5 February 2018

Horten has entered into unique cooperation with Symbion and Accelerace where we will make a team of lawyers available for start-up businesses at the shared office facilities Horten CoLab.

New Managing Partner at Horten

2 January 2018

Finn Schwarz, Attorney and Partner, has been appointed Managing Partner of Horten Law Firm as of 1 January 2018.

New oil and gas strategy for the North Sea

4 July 2017

A new oil and gas strategy has been set out for the Danish part of the North Sea. The strategy was prepared in cooperation between the industry, the DEA and GEUS to ensure optimal exploitation of the Danish resources.

Horten advances in new Chambers and Legal 500 rankings

19 April 2017

In 2017, the leading international ranking agencies, Legal 500 and Chambers, are once again ranking Horten among the best law firms in Denmark.

Global Leaders in Law appoints Horten as exclusive partner for Denmark

10 January 2017

Global Leaders in Law, the leading global general counsel forum based in London, and Horten has announced partnership. Appointed as a global bronze partner, Horten will sponsor the activities of Global Leaders in Law in 2017.

It will be cheaper to build tenanted properties

22 September 2016

An amendment to the Building Act provides insurance savings for builders of tenanted properties.

Horten Corporate Day 2016 - Danish companies at the forefront

18 March 2016

At Horten's Corporate Day 2016 on 16 March, Danish and foreign executives and experts gave their views on the trends and opportunities of the Danish business sector. Horten will repeat the success next year with Horten Corporate Day 2017.

Public-private investments in Greenland

9 March 2016

On 26 February 2016, Horten and Nuna Law Firm hosted a conference with focus on public-private investments in Greenland.