We continually provide legal assistance to leading Danish and foreign companies regarding technical deliveries for a wide range of different purposes.

Technical deliveries typically include both sale and installation, as well as individual design and manufacturing according to customer specifications, and possibly also after-sales-service. Often there are detailed requirements regarding functions and performance demands, as well as interfaces to other technical designs and deliveries. 

We have experience from our work with many different types of technical deliveries and installations, including 
  • Industrial plants and industrial machinery 
  • Equipment for production, assembly, sorting or packaging 
  • Food processing
  • Ventilation, exhaust and steering of climate 
  • Power plants, incineration plants and purification plants
  • Trains, signals and rail equipment
  • Ground equipment for airports
  • Equipment for defence, emergency alerts and response
  • Traffic regulation equipment and parking systems  
  • Elevators, escalators and lifts 
  • Surveillance, fire abatement, theft and security equipment 
  • Boilers, pumps and sluices
  • Motors, gears, bearings, pipes, cables and lighting

Our assistance

Our clients and partners include manufacturers, contractors, distributors, importers and advisors as well as employers and end users. In our work we attach importance to the commercial demands combined with the technical complexity of technical deliveries, giving reason to a proper balance between payments rates, penalties and permanent functioning and performance.

Our assistance includes terms of purchase and preparation, negotiation and the upholding of agreements regarding technical deliveries, as well as dispute resolution, including arbitration and litigation.

During performance of a technical delivery contract, responsiveness, flexibility, technical understanding and securing evidence are aspects of great importance, and we are experienced in assisting clients in these matters.

Agreements are often based upon the following standard rules:
  •  FIDIC Yellow Book 
  •  NL 09 and NLM 10
  •  Orgalime, including SI14, S2012 and Model forms
  •  Machine Directive 2006/42
  •  AB92, ABT93, ABR89

Highlights

  • Bio-powerplant - Lisbjerg - assistance in the assignment and passing of contracts during the execution of installation works
  • Ship-engines - Skaugen - award in favour of the client in an ICC arbitration concerning consumption of fuel and loyal information regarding diesel engines from MAN Diesel
  • Cement plant - Middle East - court case concerning defects and loss of production etc.
  • Odder railroad - Atkins Danmark A/S - arbitration award in favour of the client regarding design and execution of the renovation of a railroad in Jutland (published in KFE 2015.003)
  • The royal Library Institute - Tryg Forsikring and Moe A/S - arbitration award in favour of the client in a case concerning indoor climate, ventilation and temperatures (published in KFE 2013.371)
  • Odense Zoo's Polarium - Tryg Forsikring A/S - arbitration award in favour of the client in a case concerning indoor climate (published in KFE 2011.17)
  • Wind turbines - Ja-Ke - award in favour of the client in a case concerning liability and best practices development regarding gearboxes for wind turbines, in the Danish Arbitration Institute
  • Slaughterhouse - GVL Entreprise A/S - participation in court appointed expertise investigations and in settlement agreements regarding industrial elevators and ABA installations
  • Fish box cleaning plant - Danish Seafood - court case concerning the conditions for and the operation of an automatic fish box return and cleaning plant
  • Purification plant - court case concerning technical deliveries for a purification plant in Sri Lanka under a FIDIC contract
  • Packaging production lines - fashion manufacturing - assistance with the tender preparation and the conclusion of contracts regarding the importation and installation of a sorting and packaging facility
  • Petrol pumps - manufacturer - high court judgement in favour of the client regarding alleged defects and commissioning regarding petrol pumps and card terminals
  • Ship conversion - Victor Lenac Shipyard - assistance regarding court appointed expertise and in successful settlement negotiations about the alternative use of a cable ship after the commencement of a conversion process
  • Copenhagen Metro phases 1 and 2 - Comet I/S - arbitration award in favour of the client in a case concerning claims for disruption and extra works by a M&E (Mechanical/Engineering) subcontrator
  • Nordjyllandsværket (North Jutland Power Plant) - Kaefer Isoleringsteknik A/S - arbitration award in favour of the client in a case concerning extra works and damages by thermal expansion in a power plant
  • Fish processing industry - Vendsyssel Fisk A/S - arbitration award in favour of the client in a case concerning a contractors extra claims for fulfilling particular authority requirements pertaing to fish industries and food processing (published in TBB 2002.227)

Ratings

  • Within Real estate and construction, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Among the best in Denmark" - the "fantastic" construction team is led by Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen. (2017)
  • "Plesner conducts court cases expertly and the legal advice skills are outstanding. They possess an amazing degree of professional expertise as regards detailed legal background knowledge." (2016)
  • Widely recognised for its impressive construction practice, representing contractors, engineers and architects. 

    "The lawyers are great at combining commercial and legal points and are very responsive". (2014)

  • Within Real estate and construction, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    Frants Dalgaard-Knudsen is the key contact in the "very service-minded" construction group. (2016)
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