International arbitration and construction lawyer with more than 10 years’ PQE from Swiss, UK and Scandinavian law firms.
In 2015, I joined the legal department of the Danish EPC power plant company, BWSC A/S, where I work as a senior corporate counsel. My work is focused on contentious and non-contentious matters related to the financing, construction and operation of biomass and diesel-fuelled power plants worldwide.
During the 2nd quarter of 2018, I served as a High Court Judge (pro tem) in the 7th Chamber of the Eastern Division of the Danish High Court (Østre Landsret).
I dedicate a considerable amount of my free time to speaking at conferences and on publication projects as well as pro bono work.
2018 Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (www.bwsc.dk)
2018 Danish High Court (Eastern Division)
In the second quarter of 2018, I took leave of absence from my job at BWSC A/S to serve as a High Court Judge (pro tem) in the 7th Chamber of the Eastern Division of the Danish High Court (Østre Landsret).
2015-18 Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (www.bwsc.dk)
A Danish EPC power plant company with operations in countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, South America, Europe and Asia. I work as a senior corporate counsel and give advice on contentious and non-contentious matters related to all aspects of the financing, construction and operation of major biomass and diesel-fuelled power plants.
2006-13 Sand & Partners – Philip Law Firm – Bech-Bruun – TE Hays & Co
In 2006, I joined the boutique law firm, Sand & Partners, as a senior associate. Sand & Partners merged on 1 January 2010 with Philip Law Firm, which merged with the law firm Bech-Bruun on 1 January 2012. From 2009-2013, I was also associated with the Cambridge-based law firm, TE Hays & Co, as of counsel, registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a foreign practitioner. My main areas of practice included: Construction law, commercial litigation & arbitration and general corporate & commercial law.
2004-06 Lalive (www.lalive.ch)
Swiss law firm highly specialised in international arbitration. I worked as an associate. My main areas of practice included: International arbitration and construction law. I participated in a number of high profile international arbitration cases involving both state parties and major international companies during my time with Lalive.
2003-04 The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (www.isdc.ch)
Swiss federal institute under the Department of Justice providing a broad range of legal services to the public sector, international organisations, Swiss law firms and companies. I worked as a legal counsel with the Scandinavian legal systems as my main field of responsibility.
2001-03 Plesner (www.plesner.com)
One of Denmark’s largest, full-service law firms. I worked as a junior associate in the firm’s arbitration/litigation group. I mainly worked on the Copenhagen Metro arbitration case – a multi billion DKK case in which the firm represented the EPC contractor against the employer.
2000-01 The Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (www.crt-ii.org)
Arbitral tribunal, adjudicating cases concerning so-called dormant accounts in Swiss banks. I worked as an assistant attorney under an 18-month employment contract. My responsibilities included: Drafting procedural orders, awards and file notes; conducting legal and historical researches; and translating documents from Swedish, Danish, French and German into English.
- “Entreprenørens krav på ’uabsorberede’ kapacitetsomkostninger”, (author), (to be published in T:BB in the autumn of 2018)
- “International Construction Contract Law”, 2nd ed., 2018, (co-author), (published by Wiley Blackwell)
- “Doing Business” 2017, 2018, 2019, (contributing author), World Bank Group,
- ”Mitigating the Risk of Delays in Power Plant Projects”, 2017, (author), Yearbook on International Arbitration, NWV, Vienna, Roth/Geistlinger (eds.)
- “Anfægtelse af ‘Sham’ Trusts”, (author), Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, May 2016, Vol. 2
- “Study on the Application of the Cross-Border Mergers Directive”, (project director), European Union, 2016, ISBN-978-92-79-29930-8
- “Sham Trusts”, (author), SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2758245, April 2016
- “Finding, Freezing & Attaching Assets – a Multi-Jurisdictional Handbook” (co-author and editor), Kluwer Law International, 2016, ISBN-9789041167415
- “International Construction Contract Law by Dr. Lukas Klee, 2015, published by Wiley Blackwell”, (book review). ASA Bulletin, Vol. 3/2015
- “Fehmarn Belt – an understanding of Danish Construction Law”, (author), IBA Construction Law International, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2013
- “Who owns the Float? – a Scandinavian Perspective”, (co-author), International Construction Law Review, 2013, p. 379 ff.
- “Delay Clauses in International Construction Contracts”, (co-author and editor), Kluwer Law International, 2010, ISBN-10: 9041126724
- “The Taxation of Trusts, Trustees, Protectors and Underlying Companies Under Swiss Law”, (author), SSRN http://ssrn.com/abstract=2758196, May 2009
- “Class Actions in Denmark”, (co-author) Global Competition Litigation Review, Issue 2., 2008
- “Expert Witnesses in Danish Arbitration”, (author), 26 ASA Bulletin, Issue 3
- “International Construction Project Joint Ventures under Swiss Law”, (author), International Construction Law Review, 2006, p. 394 ff.
- “Swiss Assets and Estate Planning”, (author), ABA Journal Probate & Property, 2006 Vol. 20, No. 2
- “The New Danish Arbitration Act”, (co-author), International Arbitration Law Review, 2005, p. 203ff.
- “Mere om afkast af deponerede huslejebeløb”, (author), Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen 2004B.422
- “Retten til renter af deponerede beløb”, (author), Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen 2004B.121
- “Betryggende sikkerhedsstillelse efter AB92 § 6”, (author), Juristen, 1999/9
- 6th Contract Risk Management for Energy Sector 2018, 5–7 December 2018, Amsterdam Topic: “Discovery process in arbitration”
- 4th Annual Forum on Procurement and Supply Chain for the O&G and Energy Industry, 22-23 November 2018, London Topic: “Managing the Delay Risk related to the Procurement of Long Lead Items”
- 5th Contract Risk Management for Energy Sector 2017, 4–6 December 2017, Amsterdam Topic: “Stabilisation & renegotiation clauses in international energy contracts”
- Global EPC Project & Contract Management for Energy Sector 2017, 31 May – 2 June 2017, Amsterdam Topic: “Concurrent delays, how to regulate and avoid them, who owns float”
- 4th Contract Risk Management for Energy Sector 2016, 23–25 November 2016, Amsterdam Topic: “Mitigating the risk of delays in power plant projects – an EPC contractor’s perspective”