Christian Johansen


Bruun & Hjejle
Nørregade 21
DK-1165 Copenhagen

Tel: +45 30 18 87 29
Fax: +45 33 34 50 50


Christian Johansen is specialized in construction law. He has more than 10 years’ experience advising Danish and international parties in domestic and international construction projects, and he is an experienced advisor both in matters during the construction phase and in the event of subsequent disputes. Christian often represents parties before the Building and Construction Arbitration Board.

Christian Johansen is the author of a number of books and articles on construction law. He has many years of teaching experience and often gives lectures and seminars on construction law. Christian Johansen is educated and skilled as an arbitrator.

Christian is recommended within Dispute Resolution (Legal 500) and Real estate & construction (Legal 500).

Christian has special industry insight in Building products and construction and Oil and gas.

Our real estate and construction group advises on all matters involving real estate, including complex property transactions, real estate financing, development projects and construction law. We have been entrusted with a variety of high-profile, complex cases, and our clients include a number of the most active players in the Danish real estate sector.

Recently, the group has advised API on the purchase of 22 commercial properties at a value of DKK 660 million, as well as DnB NOR Bank ASA, the largest financial services group in Norway, in connection with a portfolio purchase of 1,083 units in 22 common hold properties in the area of Greater Copenhagen. We have also advised Copenhagen Metro Team in a successful bid for the construction of the Copenhagen City Ring (Metro).

We often act on behalf of international investors in the Danish market. We are attuned to the particular needs of our international clients with regard to understanding the unique features of the Danish real estate market. These include the Danish mortgage bond system, the land registration system and the combination of Danish and international construction standards, as well as the handling of disputes related to real estate and construction before national courts and arbitration tribunals etc.

We have established a strong network with the leading mortgage credit institutions, banks, contractors, real estate agents and other key players in the Danish real estate market. We are happy to share our professional network with our clients.

In an integrated and seamless manner, we liaise with other experts within our firm in relation to tax, financing, public regulation, planning issues etc. This enables us to provide first class, full service advice to our real estate clients as well as innovative solutions to the challenges they face.

We have a high degree of partner involvement in our case work and we strive to deliver cutting-edge expertise focused on practicable solutions for our clients in a speedy and cost effective manner. Our real estate and construction group has an adequate mix of specialist partners and junior and senior associates to staff each case in the most cost efficient manner.

We are a leading Danish law firm for complex transactions and disputes partnering with leading clients. Our strategic focus is on M&A, Banking & Finance, Real estate and Construction, Dispute resolution and Regulatory.
“Christian Johansen is widely recognised as a leader in this field, with one interviewee noting that he is “excellent at construction and the business side of the law.” Johansen has handled multiple jurisdictional disputes on behalf of contractors and engineers.”
Chambers & Partners, 2016