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.

    In Chambers Europe, Steen is among the recommended profiles in the category Real Estate: Construction.

    Steen speaks the Scandinavian languages and English.


    Steen has assisted 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

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

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    Steen Hellmann is ranked in Chambers Europe in the category Real Estate: Construction, and in the guide it is stated:

    “Steen Hellmann assists with a plethora of construction mandates ranging from disputes and tender procedures to large construction projects.” (2022)

    "Steen Hellmann represents clients in construction disputes and contracting negotiations. He is particularly active in product liability claims relating to the use of MgO boards in construction projects." (2021)

    Steen Hellmann is also ranked in the Legal 500 Real Estate and Construction and Dispute resolution categories, and in the guide for 2021 it is stated: “Steen Hellmann is an agreeable and operational adviser but at the same time sharp and to the point, which are qualities we appreciate.”


    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 of "Immaterialretlige problemstillinger ved digital projektering" ("Intellectual property issues in digital construction)" in Tidsskrift for Bygge- og Boligret, 2021, page. 681.

    Co-author (with Michael Gjedde-Nielsen et al.) of "ABR 18: General Conditions for Consulting Services", Karnov Group, 1st edition, 2021

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


    Board member, Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter (2020-)

    Chairman, Thormann A/S (2019-)

    Vice Chairman, Wissenberg A/S (2018-)

    Chairman, A/S Botica Entreprise (2009-)

    Chairman, Kildegård Privatskole (2013-2020), now board member

    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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