Presidium and Alternates

The Arbitration Board has a presidium composed of a chair, a deputy chair and a third member. In addition, 17 alternates have been appointed as set out in the statutes of the Arbitration Board. The members of the Presidium and the alternates are either supreme court judges or high court judges (named below), and they have all been appointed by the president of the Supreme Court. A number of technical arbitrators with expertise in the field of building and construction are also attached to the Arbitration Board.

An arbitral tribunal usually has three members, a legal arbitrator and two technical arbitrators, but in some cases there are five members and in others just one. If the arbitral tribunal set up by the Arbitration Board has more than one member, the chair of the Presidium will select the presiding arbitrator from among the members of the Presidium and its alternates. The presiding arbitrator is thus a legal arbitrator.

If a case is to be heard by one arbitrator only, the arbitrator may be either a legal or a technical arbitrator. The Arbitration Board appoints technical arbitrators specifically for individual cases on the basis of the subject matter of the dispute to be resolved. This applies irrespective of whether the tribunal has one technical arbitrator or two technical arbitrators in a tribunal with three or five arbitrators. When selecting the technical arbitrators, the Arbitration Board attaches importance to criteria such as professional qualifications, experience and suitability for the dispute in question.

In special cases, the chair of the Presidium may select one or more current or former supreme or high court judges or other people with a background in law who meet the conditions to be appointed arbitrators. The chair also decides who is to be the presiding arbitrator.

Retired legal arbitrators

According to the statutes of the Arbitration Board, retired arbitrators may complete cases already allocated to them. The following legal arbitrators continue to be attached to the Arbitration Board on this basis:

Niels Grubbe, retired supreme court judge
Bertil Vollmond, retired high court judge
Karsten Bo Knudsen, retired high court judge
Margit Stassen, retired high court judge

High court judge Ole Græsbøll Olesen has resigned from the panel of judges, but will complete assigned cases.

Guidelines for the appointment of legal arbitrators

The chair of the Presidium has issued guidelines to the Secretariat concerning the procedures to be followed when appointing legal arbitrators for arbitral tribunals, including guidelines for Secretariat recommendations for appointment.

In large-scale cases or cases that are important in terms of principle, a judge in the Eastern or the Western High Court will typically be appointed presiding arbitrator, depending on the location of the object of the case, ie in either the Eastern or the Western High Court circuit. However, in order to ensure speedy hearing of cases, arbitrators may be appointed independently of the two High Court circuits.

Presidium and alternates

Michael Rekling
Chairman of the Presidium
Supreme Court judge
Jan Schans Christensen
Vice Chairman of the Presidium
Supreme Court judge
Ole Dybdahl
Member of the Presidium
High Court Judge, Eastern High Court
Kurt Rasmussen
Alternate
Supreme Court judge
Lars Apostoli
Aternate
Supreme Court judge
Mogens Heinsen
Alternate
High Court Judge, Western High Court
Thomas Jønler
Alternate
High Court Judge, Western High Court
Henrik Estrup
Alternate
High Court Judge, Western High Court
Ulla Langholz
Alternate
High Court judge, Eastern High Court
Henrik Twilhøj
Alternate
High Court Judge, Western High Court
Lars Christensen
Alternate
High Court Judge, Western High Court
Henrik Gunst Andersen
Alternate
High Court judge, Eastern High Court
Henrik Bjørnager Nielsen
Alternate
High Court Judge, Western High Court
Katja Høegh
Alternate
High Court judge, Eastern High Court
Tuk Bagger
Alternate
High Court judge, Eastern High Court
Ulla Staal
Alternate
High Court judge, Eastern High Court
Finn Morten Andersen
Alernate
High Court judge, Eastern High Court
Anne Thalbitzer
Alternate
High Court judge, Eastern High Court
Hans-Jørgen Nymark Beck
Alternate
High Court judge, Western High Court