Construction law

Skau Reipurth & Partnere has extensive expertise in advising on all types of building and civil engineering projects in Denmark and abroad. We advise on public as well as private projects.

Our clients span from owners’ associations, cooperative housing societies, professional and private employers, contractors and advisers to materials suppliers and manufacturers. We draft all types of contracts and handle dispute resolution in the construction industry.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere also has in-depth knowledge of the various types of contracts: public-private partnerships (PPPs), turnkey, principal, multidisciplinary and other contracts as well as specialist subcontracts.

In addition, Skau Reipurth & Partnere has a team of specialists on social housing legislation.

  • All types of construction contracts, including the General Conditions on the provision of works and supplies within building and engineering (AB92), the General Conditions for turnkey contracts (ABT93), the standard terms of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), partnering and public-private partnership agreements
  • Framework and development agreements
  • Consultancy agreements (General Conditions for consulting services (ABR89))
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Terms and conditions of sale and delivery
  • Advisory services in the course of construction works
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mediation
  • Litigation and arbitration, expert opinions and decisions
  • International disputes

Chambers Europe (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

“Compact and effective boutique firm with vast experience in all types of construction law including construction contracts, building and civil engineering projects and disputes. Advises a mix of national and international clients including contractors, housing societies, materials suppliers and manufacturers.

Quotes mainly from clients: ”Analytically and theoretically strong – pragmatic and a vast understanding of the construction world. The firm has quite a few specialised construction lawyers, and has an impressive depth considering the size of the firm.”

Co-head of department Peter Dianati is an experienced construction partner described as “hard-working and relentless” by his clients.

Vibrant, up-and-coming real estate practice. Noted for its construction ability, including PPP projects and disputes. Regularly represents contractors.

Advised IC Companys on all construction matters related to the establishment and refurbishment of its flagship store, in a deal worth DKK18 million.

Department co-head Peter Dianati enters the rankings for the first time thanks to impressive market feedback. One source describes him as a ”highly skilled and pragmatic construction lawyer.” He is further praised for his hard work and commercial nous.”

Growing reputation on the market for construction matters. Strong expertise in handling construction-related disputes before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. Also assists with all manner of contracts and agreements linked to major projects.

Peter Dianati specialises in construction and advises on all aspects of project developments, agreements and disposals. He also represents clients in litigation and arbitration matters related to complex projects. He receives praise from clients: “He is very skilled, one of the best in his line of work, and a very experienced guy. His input is very easy to use and he gives practical advice.”

Well-regarded practice for construction matters. Handles construction-related disputes before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. Noted for its expertise in contracts and agreements related to project development. Acts on behalf of both Danish and international companies including numerous clients in the building industry such as contractor and cooperative housing societies.

Peter Dianati is head of the real estate group and handles all areas of construction law, including contract negotiations and dispute resolution. He assisted GVL with the development and sale of a portfolio of residential houses.

Clients describe the firm as highly experienced in matters related to engineering and construction law, and particularly highlight the team for its “speciality in engineering.”

Peter Dianati continues to advise on a broad range of construction-related legal issues including development contracts and agreements, as well as representing contractors in dispute resolution. Recent work includes assisting several companies with large residential development projects.

Established firm recognised for its solid performance in construction-related real estate law. Particularly noted for its expertise in contract and agreement negotiations in regard to project development. Has significant experience acting for clients on construction disputes.

Peter Dianati acts for clients on construction-related disputes, and commercial and residential development projects. Clients appreciate that he demonstrates “a very commercial mindset and a lot of experience.”

Clients appreciate that the firm’s lawyers are “very accessible and show real interest in issues and resolutions in cases.”

Well equipped to handle development and construction contract negotiations for residential and infrastructure projects. Clients include developers, facility managers and institutional investors. Additionally, has significant experience acting for clients on construction disputes.

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Legal 500 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

“Skau Reipurth & Partners’ Jeppe Reipurth undertakes construction litigation and arbitration. Peter Dianati’s ‘technical and professional standards are second to none’.”

Skau Reipurth & Partners has a ‘reputable, high-performance’ practice, which notably assisted IC Companys A/S with the development of flagship stores in Copenhagen and Stockholm. The ‘relentless, accurate’ Peter Dianati provides ‘valuable, spot-on advice’, and Jeppe Reipurth is recommended for construction disputes.”

“Skau Reipurth & Partners’ Peter Dianati and Jeppe Reipurth are recommended for their expertise in construction law. ‘Jeppe Reipurth successfully represented SPF Høgna Mikkelsen in the Faroe Islands’ biggest construction case.”

Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab’s group is headed by Peter Dianati, whom clients view as a ‘preferred lawyer within construction’. Vivi Klink Larsen, who has ‘exceptional insight into construction law’, joined from Plesner in 2015. Jeppe Reipurth is another name to note.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s ‘very good’ practice has extensive experience representing clients in construction disputes, contract negotiations and real estate transactions. ‘Sharp’ group co-head Peter Dianati and Anders Hoffmann assisted GVL Entreprise with a number of project development matters. The team was strengthened by Anders Hermansen’s arrival from Bruun & Hjejle and Christian Prophet-Rannow joining from the Danish Construction Association. Jeppe Reipurth is the other co-head.

‘Reputable’ Skau Reipurth & Partnere assists a broad range of clients with construction disputes and transactional matters. ‘Very experienced and competent’ Notable clients include Rockwool, Nordea Ejendomme and GVL Entreprise.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s practice ‘delivers on time’ with ‘sound professionalism’ ensuring clients ‘always feel that they are in good hands’. Team co-head Peter Dianati focuses on construction-related contracts and disputes, while co-head Jeppe Reipurth ‘quickly understands the issue or problem and exactly what you need from him’. Recent highlights include Dianati representing GVL in several disputes at the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board against employers and subcontractors, Reipurth handling Renell’s contracts and disputes with Danish municipalities, and Vivi Klink Larsen assisting Hardesty & Hanover with the contracts relating to its construction of the Copenhagen Inner Harbour Bridge. Also noted are real estate specialist Anders Hermansen and construction expert Christian B. Prophet-Rannow.

The primary thing I want to emphasise is the flexibility of the team and the good balance between, on the one hand, being legally very precise but on the other hand being able to see a conflict from the business point of view and thus resolve the conflict.

This is one of the top tier construction law departments in the country. They have many very talented partners – and are involved in all major construction and infrastructure issues in Denmark. Absolutely top of the class.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s construction law and real estate team is amongst the best in the country with a lot of in-depth strength. It is led by some of the most competent contruction lawyers, Peter Dianati and Jeppe Reipurth in particular.

I would like to emphasise Peter Dianati as a sublime partner and a very competent case manager who in the best way gets the best out of his colleagues.

Peter Dianati is in my view the most knowledgeble construction lawyer in Denmark. Extremely strong in the legal theory – but also hardworking and pragmatic.

Peter Dianati and Jeppe Reipurth are among the best within the field of construction law. Peter is very hard-working, relentless and the bulldog you would want to fight for you in a construction dog fight. Jeppe is a very, very skilled and experienced construction lawyer with a lot of arbitration experience. He is pragmatic and solution-oriented as well as very thorough.

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Charlotte Johanne Meinertz Otken
Charlotte Johanne Meinertz Otken
Assistant attorney
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Charlotte Johanne Meinertz Otken
Assistant attorney
Christian B. Prophet-Rannow
Christian B. Prophet-Rannow
Attorney, Partner
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Christian B. Prophet-Rannow
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Frederikke Møllmann
Frederikke Møllmann
Assistant attorney
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Jeppe Reipurth
Jeppe Reipurth
Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner
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Jeppe Reipurth
Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner
Jesper Kragh-Skriver
Jesper Kragh-Skriver
Attorney
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Jesper Kragh-Skriver
Attorney
Kasper Bjørnstrup Andersen
Kasper Bjørnstrup Andersen
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Mads Broe Trustrup
Mads Broe Trustrup
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Mads Broe Trustrup
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Martin Fjeldhøj
Martin Fjeldhøj
Attorney
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Martin Fjeldhøj
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Nikolaj Byriel-Øvall
Nikolaj Byriel-Øvall
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Nikolaj Kjølhede Larsen
Nikolaj Kjølhede Larsen
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Pernille Juul Eegholm
Pernille Juul Eegholm
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Peter Dianati
Peter Dianati
Attorney, Partner
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Peter Dianati
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Robert Mathias Busk
Robert Mathias Busk
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Robert Mathias Busk
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Rune Ravnsbjerg Rosenberg
Rune Ravnsbjerg Rosenberg
Attorney, Senior Associate
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Rune Ravnsbjerg Rosenberg
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Sofus Tobias Føns
Sofus Tobias Føns
Attorney
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Sofus Tobias Føns
Attorney
Victor Strøh Sabroe
Victor Strøh Sabroe
Assistant attorney
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Assistant attorney
Vivi Klink Larsen
Vivi Klink Larsen
Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner
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Vivi Klink Larsen
Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner