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Holst, Advokater

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Holst, Advokater

Holst, Advokater

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+45 8934 0000

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Provided by Holst, Advokater

Number of partners: 16

Number of other lawyers: 20

Firm Overview:

Holst, was established in 2007 and provides commercial advisory services under the highest professional and ethical standards based on its corporate culture and core values and cooperation structured to cater for its clients’ needs for flexible advice and sparring. With offices in both Copenhagen and Aarhus, the firm supplies value-adding solutions in close cooperation between clients and the firm’s skilled employees, as small clients. Holst, is a full-service law firm encompassing the legal competencies required by large as well as small clients.Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets:

Holst, offers advisory services to companies and shareholders on the full range of stock exchange law. The firm also advises financial institutions and companies in general on financing aspects, including loan agreements, leasing and other financing schemes.

Contact: Jørgen Holst, Thue Hagenau

Construction & Real Estate:

Holst, offers highly specialised advice on all stages of construction projects and has widespread and in-depth experience in litigation and dispute resolution before the ordinary Danish courts and arbitration tribunals. The firm also advices on e.g. construction contracts and finance, PPPs and international construction projects based on the FIDIC rules.

Contact: Carsten Led-Jensen, Jakob B Sørensen, Holger Schöer

Corporate & Commercial:

Holst, Advokater’s corporate and commercial practice has in-depth experience in the handling of all corporate matters, including the incorporation of companies, shareholder issues, capital raising issues, establishment of joint ventures, contract drafting etc.

Contact: Erik Jensen, Mogens Birkebæk, Anders Hedetoft

Data Protection Law:

Holst, provides advice on all matters pertaining to data protection law and assists in the preparation or review of current data protection policies, data processing agreements, etc. in order to ensure compliance with applicable legislation.

Contact: Henrik Christian Strand

Debt Collection:

The debt collection team of Holst, provides a full range of debt collection services, including general debt collection, mortgage collection, foreign collection and the collection of arrears of tax on real property.

Contact: Henrik Christian Strand


Holst, offers competent and specialised advisory services within the field of employment law. Service range comprises advice in connection with the setting up of employments, disputes arising during the term of employment, and disputes regarding termination of employment.

Contact: Henrik Christian Strand

Energy & Utilities:

The energy supply division of Holst, specialises in advice to private and public energy and supply utilities, including all regulatory matters, the establishment and commercial activities of public utilities and the handling of complaints and legal proceedings.

Contact: Erik Jensen, Jørgen Holst

Environmental and Planning Law:

Legislation on both environment and planning are complex areas of law and are constantly subject to amendments and increasing comprehensive legislation influenced by both other national areas of law, but also internationally from the EU and by conventions conceded to by Denmark within the environmental area. Holst, provides highly specialised advice in all areas of environmental and planning law.

Contact: Stine Kalsmose Jakobsen

Insurance & Tort:

Holst, represents several leading insurance companies and provides legal assistance to Danish public authorities, regions, utilities and commercial undertakings in tort and insurance law matters.

Contact: Jens Andersen-Moller, Jacob Fenger

Intellectual Property, Marketing & Competition:

Holst, provides specialised advice on R&D-agreements, license agreements, distribution and agency agreements as well as marketing and competition law and trademarks, copyrights, patents and other IP-rights.

Contact: Mogens Birkebæk, Christian Skadborg

IT, Telecommunications & Complex Contracts:

Holst, provides specialist advisory services within IT and telecommunications and has wide experience in complex contracts and projects, including outsourcing of business processes, service agreements, development and operating agreements etc.

Contact: Jakob B Sørensen

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:

Holst, specialises in litigation, arbitration and mediation and is continuously involved in cases pending before the Danish district courts, the High Courts, the Maritime and Commercial Court in Copenhagen, the Supreme Court and various arbitration tribunals, representing some of the market’s largest interests in their respective fields of business.

Contact: Carsten Led-Jensen, Jacob Fenger


The M&A team of Holst, is widely experienced in national as well as cross-border transactions and provides advice on the strategic, commercial and legal aspects relating to M&As in close collaboration with the client and other professionals.

Contact: Jakob Schmidt, Anders Hedetoft


Holst, provides advisory services to private individuals within all aspects of private law, including the drafting of marriage contracts and wills and the division of property on divorce or legal separation and the administration of estates of deceased persons.

Contact: Merete Simonsen, Camilla Kirk


Holst, advises several Danish municipalities and regions, e.g. on liabilities incurred in relation to environmental legislation, planning legislation, public administration as well as social and health legislation and matters pertaining to financing and the raising of loans.

Contact: Jørgen Holst, Jacob Fenger

Public Procurement:

Holst, provides advice to private and public undertakings, including the Danish municipalities and regions, in connection with outsourcing activities, public procurement and PPPs. The firm also conducts litigation before the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement.

Contact: Svend Bjerregaard

Restructuring & Insolvency:

Holst, provides full-range advisory services to undertakings facing financial difficulties, including restructuring activities, suspension of payments, bankruptcy proceedings, compositions, creditor representation, compulsory winding up etc.

Contact: Henrik Steen Jensen, Andreas Kjærsgaard Mylin

Social housing:

Drawing on many years of experience acting as legal advisor to several large social housing associations, Holst, Advokater has built a thorough basis of knowledge and gained insight into the special legal framework that applies to the social housing area. The firm's area of expertise comprises the full range of social housing aspects.

Contact: Henrik Christian Strand

Taxes & Duties:

Holst, advises on a wide range of corporate tax matters and conducts complaints cases regarding decisions made by tax administrative bodies with the Danish tax authorities, before the local tax appeals tribunals, the National Tax Tribunal and the ordinary Danish courts of law.

Contact: Claus Hedegaard Eriksen, Anders Hedetoft

Ranked Offices

Provided by Holst, Advokater

Denmark - Head office

Holst, Advokater rankings

Europe Guide 2023
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Band 3
Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin
Band 2
Henrik Steen Jensen
Band 2