Morten Ruben Brage advises public authorities, private-sector enterprises and technical consultants on all aspects of construction and procurement law, with a special focus on consultant liability. In addition, Morten provides advice on issues pertaining to environmental law, including general availability restrictions, planning law, EIAs, waste and soil management, and expropriation. Morten has conducted a number of cases in the field of environmental law.
Morten has extensive litigation experience and has conducted cases in the high courts, the Maritime and Commercial High Court and the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board, as well as the Complaints Board for Public Procurement. In 2015, Morten served as acting high court judge in the Eastern High Court. From 2011 to 2015 he was an external lecturer on property law (environmental law) at the University of Copenhagen and co-editor of Miljøretlige Afgørelser og Domme (MAD), a journal on decisions and judgments in environmental law.
Morten speaks the Scandinavian languages and English.
Morten’s recent work includes assistance in matters relating to building and construction:
- representing a construction client in arbitral proceedings concerning the termination of a construction contract and arbitral proceedings concerning fee for additional works
- acting as litigator in a case concerning consultant liability
- representing a client in a case heard by the Complaints Board for Public Procurement
- providing advice on a number of matters, including the question of obligations under the Public Procurement Act, rules concerning participation in joint ventures in relation to the same tender, and assessment of compliance with conditions
In the field of environmental law, Morten has recently provided advice on the following:
- assessment of application of the EIA Directive in connection with the adoption of construction-related legislation
WHAT OTHERS SAY
In Legal 500, Morten Ruben Brage has been highlighted as a "Next Generation Partner" in 2020 and 2021 in the category Real Estate and Construction, and in the guide for 2021 it is stated: ”Hans Lykke Hansen and Morten Ruben Brage have an excellent understanding of our business and construction law.” Morten is also highlighted in the category Dispute Resolution.
EDUCATION AND CAREER
Partner, VILTOFT, 2021-
Junior partner, VILTOFT, 2018-2020
Attorney, VILTOFT, 2015-
Temporary Judge, the High Court of Eastern Denmark, 2015
Attorney, Bruun & Hjejle, 2012-2014
Admitted to the High Court, 2012
Admitted to the Danish Bar, 2012
Assistant attorney, Kammeradvokaten, 2009-2012
Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Copenhagen, 2009
Studies at University of California, 2007
Lecturer in public procurement, project management and professional supervision, The Danish Association of Architects, 2017-
External lecturer in environmental law, University of Copenhagen, 2011-2015
Tutor in constitutional law, University of Copenhagen, 2010-2011
Co-author (with Michael Gjedde-Nielsen et al.) of "ABR 18: General Conditions for Consulting Services", Karnov Group, 1st edition, 2021
Author of article about compensation for road noise (Erstatning for Vejstøj) in U2013B.216
Energy Law and Market Review 2013 og 2014 (Danish contributor)
ICLG, Oli & Gas Regulation 2014, 4th Edition (Danish constributor)
Author of article about the implementation of the EU's CO2 Emissions Trading Directive in Danish law (Forurening til salg - CO2–kvotedirektivets implementering i dansk ret) in Tidsskrift for Miljø (2/2009)
Co-editor of Environmental Law and Judgments (Miljøretlige Afgørelser og Domme (MAD)), 2011-2015