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Negotiations regarding a turnkey contract for an international construction consortium

When a German construction consortium was awarded a turnkey contract on the Copenhagen Metro line “Nordhavnslinjen”, the consortium benefitted from both Holger Schöer’s professional expertise as well as from his German background. This made the cooperation on risk assessment analysis, contract negotiations and continuous assistance both smooth and speedy.

In 2020, passengers of the Copenhagen Metro could start using the new M4 metro line, “Nordhavnslinjen”, and thereby enjoy the more convenient access to the throbbing northern part of Copenhagen (“Nordhavnen”) and the fact that the new metro line was delivered on time.

A German construction consortium (Züblin and Hochtief) was behind the construction of the M4 metro line, and they were assisted by partner at Holst, Holger Schöer both before and during the project on digging and building the pipe for the metro line. Holger performed a risk assessment analysis on the contract, explained how Danish contracts and rules apply, and negotiated with Metroselskabet together with representatives of the consortium. After conclusion of contract, Holger provided continuous advice.

In other words, it was a case of providing advice pertaining to international construction law during a significant construction project, and during the process, the construction consortium benefitted from Holger’s German origin, meaning that he speaks German fluently, in addition to Danish and English.

As stated, the M4 metro line was put into service on time.

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