Steen Hellmann, advokat, partner, VILTOFT advokatfirma

    Steen Hellmann advises public authorities, private businesses and technical consultants on all aspects of construction and procurement. Steen assists in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and has extensive experience in court and arbitration proceedings in the field of construction law. Steen additionally assists in the planning, implementation and monitoring of calls for tenders for building and construction projects and for the procurement of goods and services.

    Steen advises on labour and employment law, assisting trade unions in particular. He has extensive experience in court and arbitration proceedings in the field of labour and employment law.

    Steen speaks the Scandinavian languages and English.


    Steen Hellmann also assists some of Denmark’s largest employee organisations on matters of labour and employment law.

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    Steen has advised and assisted clients in areas including:

    • ongoing advisory services in the field of labour and employment law
    • drafting and implementing calls for tenders for the construction of EU-sponsored biogas plants in Zealand, contracts for infrastructure works in connection with the Metro project in Copenhagen and contracts for an urban development project
    • calls for tenders for insurance services relating to a major construction project
    • establishing urban and area development companies on a public-private partnership basis
    • shareholder agreements in connection with the formation of companies or consortiums
    • calls for tenders and conclusion of contracts for ambulance services and patient transportation for four of the five Danish regional authorities (contract value: approximately DKK 4 billion)
    • calls for tenders, conclusion of contracts and provision of technical consultancy services on the City Ring Project in Copenhagen
    • the legal effects of bankruptcy of contracting parties

    Steen also assists in court and arbitration proceedings concerning:

    • technical consultants' design and supervision liability
    • product liability in the building and construction industry
    • completion statements and defects in construction projects
    • claims for delay and liquidated damages
    • indexation in construction projects
    • on demand bonds, performance bonds, advance payment bonds and client payment bonds
    • rules and regulations on construction and consulting services in Greenland
    • interpretation of collective agreements and working time agreements
    • termination of employment and summary dismissals of employees
    • employers' claims for repayment
    • scope of application of the Danish Act on Transfers of Undertakings
    • distribution of income among public-sector companies

    Admitted to the Supreme Court, 2019
    Partner, VILTOFT, 2009
    Admitted to the High Court, 2005
    Admitted to the Danish Bar, 2003
    Assistant attorney and attorney, VILTOFT, 2000-2009
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Copenhagen, 2000
    Studies at New York University School of Law, USA, 1999


    Tutor and external lecturer in property law at the University of Copenhagen, 2000-2011

    Steen teaches courses on the rules and regulations governing consulting services (ABR 89) for private and other course providers, in particular on the subjects of consultants' liability, construction law, procurement law and labour and employment law


    Co-author (with Michael Gjedde-Nielsen et al.) of "ABR 18: General Conditions for Consulting Services", Karnov Group - the book is scheduled to be published in September 2020

    Justitia, no. 4/1998, Complaints about actual defects


    Chairman, A/S Botica Entreprise

    Chariman, Kildegård Privatskole (2013-)

    Member of the Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law, the Danish Association for Procurement Law, the Danish Association of Litigators, the Danish Labour Law Society, Danish Employment Law Lawyers and the Danish Company Law Society.



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