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DLA Piper Denmark, Michael Holsting, Copenhagen, DENMARK

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Michael Holsting

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Michael Holsting specialises in advice on leases and business leases, the sale and purchase of rental properties, issues related to shopping centre associations as well as real estate in general and he also provides general business advice. Within recent years, Michael has handled cases on issues of lease law for clients such as Københavns Ejendomme (which administers the properties owned by the City of Copenhagen), BRF Kredit, Ejendomskontoret Kastelvej 15, 7-eleven (Reitan Servicehandel), A/S Deres Design, Aldi, Expert Retail Denmark A/S, Hunkemöller, Lejerbo (a Danish non-profit social housing association), Change Group Denmark, the Danish Nurses' Organization (the Capital Region of Denmark), the Danish Nurses' Organization (Region Zealand), CPH City & Port Development, Kommanditaktieselskabet DanLink A/S, TDC A/S, First Rent a Car Denmark A/S (Hertz car hire), Scanflats owned and managed by Peter Bech, Streckers, Aldo Denmark ApS, Message A/S, HSV Ejendomme ApS, Onsgården ApS (Thylander Group), Ernst & Young, Akzo Nobel, Borch Invest A/S, John Ginsborg, Lawyer Susanne Husted-Andersen, Christian and Johnna Alsted, Fodterapeutskolen (a chiropodist school), Jette Riis Sko, Gabor, KgS. Nytorv Sko, Reinh. Van Hauen, Odd Molly, Indiska, Bog & Idé, Carat Smykker, the pharmacies in Hellerup, Ordrup, Ballerup, Amagerbro, Søborg, Gl. Kongevej and Lyngby and the Svane pharmacy in Lyngby.


Dansk Selskab for Boligret (the Danish association for housing law)


Master of Law, the University of Copenhagen, 1991. Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court, Danish Bar qualification, 1995.


Dispute resolution

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Nordea Bank, Chubb and the City of Copenhagen are notable clients of DLA Piper Denmark's department, which is led by Anders Julius Tengvad. Other key practitioners include René Offersen, who acted for a consortium of pension funds which invested in the now-bankrupt OW Bunker; tax litigator Claus Holberg, construction arbitrator Jes Albertin Rosenvinge, and Michael Holsting, who specialises in commercial leasings. Georg Lett and Pernille Sølling also represented the Guarantee Fund in a dispute against the bankrupt Gable Insurance.

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