Since 1988/1989, Vivi Bruhn Knudsen’s primary practice area has been environmental law. She has provided assistance to a number of Danish enterprises, institutions and public authorities in all stages of environmental matters, including registration and notification of contamination, planning of pollution abatement procedures, clean-up issues, environmental compensation. Vivi was in 1993 appointed by one of the litigants as an expert witness on Danish environmental law according to the US Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b).

She has conducted cases before the Danish Supreme Court on behalf of clients such as A/S Dansk Shell, Colas Danmark A/S and Topdanmark Forsikring and these cases laid down a number of fundamental legal principles and aspects of statutory interpretation within the field of environmental law. Moreover, Vivi has conducted a number of leading environmental cases before the Danish High Courts and the Danish Environmental Board of Appeal and she assisted in establishing the Danish Oil Industry’s Remediation Fund.