Niklas Korsgaard Christensen

Attorney-at-Law, Partner, MBA

Niklas Korsgaard Christensen advises national and international businesses and public institutions and companies on the implementation of large complex projects and dispute resolution.

Niklas has special expertise in the practice areas infrastructure, energy, real estate and construction. Moreover, he has extensive experience of dispute resolution in these areas, and he has been involved in a large number of litigation and arbitration proceedings.
 
Niklas is a certified arbitrator and holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge. He has considerable teaching experience and has been an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.

Highligts

  • DONG Energy A/S – development and completion of the Heron Project (oil and gas) in the North Sea
  • Femern A/S – development and completion of the Fehmarnbelt fixed link
  • Kalaallit Airports - development of international airports in Greenland
  • Total - development and completion of the Tyra Redevelopment Project 
  • European Energy - sale of wind and solar farms in Denmark
  • Gaz-Systems S.A. - assistance for the Baltic Pipe Project
  • Arkil A/S – advice on various infrastructure projects of the company
  • Sund og Bælt Holding A/S – advice on the operation of the group's infrastructure, including bridge links, ports, railways and wind turbines
  • Adviser to a number of operators/licensees - establishment in Denmark and acquisition of license rights in the North Sea
     

Ratings

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Environment by Legal 500 (2020)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended and listed as a leading individual as regards Energy by Legal 500 (2020)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Real Estate and Construction by Legal 500 (2020)

     

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Energy. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen represents clients in energy infrastructure projects in the electricity and oil and gas sectors. He also advises on renewable energy transactions, with particular strength in offshore wind parks and solar farms. One client appreciates his "high quality" and "always to-the-point" advice (2020)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Real Estate: Construction. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen handles infrastructure and commercial construction project development and disputes for his clients. Sources recommend his "very high-quality and to-the-point legal advice." (2020)

     

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking and Project Finance (2020)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Real Estate and Construction (2019)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Dispute Resolution (2019)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Energy (2019)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Environment (2019)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Shipping and Transport  (2019)

     

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Energy. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen receives praise for his oil and gas work, with an interviewee observing that "he has a practical approach and is able to combine knowledge of projects with excellent legal skills." He advises on licensing and regulatory issues in addition to being engaged in energy transactions. (2019)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Real Estate: Construction. Newly appointed head of construction Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is praised by an interviewee for his "pragmatic, practical approach and ability to combine technical knowledge with excellent legal skills." The same interviewee adds: "I find him good in complex projects as he has the ability to get an overview of the crucial facts and apply the analysis." He advises on infrastructure construction projects and disputes, with a notable focus on the energy sector. (2019)


  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development and Project Finance (2019)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Energy. Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is "service-minded", has an "effective working style which cuts straight to the issue", and an "excellent attitude for the commercial aspect of a matter", according to clients. He is frequently picked out by sources for his regulatory knowledge of the energy sector and also has substantial experience in the commercial and contentious aspects of renewable energy projects. (2018)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Energy. "Very strong" Niklas Korsgaard Christensen led the advice on an upstream oil and gas project. (2018)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Environment. (2018)

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Construction. (2018)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development and Project Finance (Financial and Corporate 2018)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed as a leading individual as regards Energy. According to clients, Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is"very confident, knows his stuff and has good contacts. He was able to use his knowledge to aid us and was extremely helpful". (2017)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Dispute Resolution. 

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Energy. Department head Niklas Korsgaard Christensen "goes the extra mile." (2017)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development, Disputes, Banking and Project Finance (Financial and Corporate 2017)
  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Energy. The "brilliant" Niklas Korsgaard Christensen advises on a range of energy and infrastructure projects. He also assists with contientious phases. (2016)
  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is recommended as regards Energy. (2016)
  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is winner of the Client Choice Awards 2016 of the Energy & Natural Resources category for Denmark. (2016)
  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Energy and Infrastructure and Project Development. (2016)
  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Energy and Infrastructure (in particular Disputes and Project Development), M&A as well as Project Finance. 

    Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is praised for his expertise in offshore commitments and is a client favourite. "He is very competent in legal matters concerning the energy market," says one. "He has a thorough knowledge of the legal standards in the market, and he is excellent in negotiating terms and conditions with contractors." Another, who uses him for E&P contract work and disputes, agrees, noting: "He's extremely competent and commercially-orientated. He's pragmatic, not the usual pretentious lawyer, he's very focused and gets straight to the point." Clients enthuse about his offshore expertise. "I don't think there is another firm in Denmark that has as specific and in-depth knowledge of exploration and production standard contracts. Niklas is quite remarkable in this respect," reveals one." (2015)

  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Energy. Clients give Niklas Korsgaard Christensen strong recommendations for his work in upstream oil and gas, saying "he's a splendid guy to work with. He's really into the energy sector and he's also very quick to respond". (2014)
  • Niklas Korsgaard Christensen is listed a leading specialists as regards Energy and Infrastructure. "He is very competent in legal matters concerning the energy market,". "He has a thorough knowledge of the legal standards in the market and he is excellent in negotiating terms and conditions with contractors." Another, who uses him for E&P contract work and disputes, agrees, noting: "He’s extremely competent and commercially-orientated. He’s pragmatic, not the usual pretentious lawyer, he’s very focused and gets straight to the point." Clients enthuse about his offshore expertise. "I don’t think there is another firm in Denmark that has as specific and in-depth knowledge of exploration and production standard contracts. Niklas is quite remarkable in this respect". (2014)

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