Rass Holdgaard > Poul Schmith > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Poul Schmith
VESTER FARIMAGSGADE 23
1606 COPENHAGEN V
Denmark
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Work Department

Rass Holdgaard is especially experienced in EU state aid law, including handling complex notification and complaints procedures involving the European Commission. He has provided assistance to authorities in a considerable number of big state aid cases in the tax area, the environmental area, the financial sector, the media sector, the postal sector, the energy sector and the transport sector. He is also very experienced in advising state-controlled entities and public authorities on how to handle EU law issues and procedures, including in relation to state aid, in connection with reorganisation and privatisation.

Position

Partner, Attorney

Career

2013
Partner, Poul Schmith

2010
Associate Partner, Poul Schmith

2008 – 2009
Chief adviser, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Law Office

2005 – 2008
Poul Schmith

2002 – 2005
PhD fellow, University of Copenhagen, and Affiliate Academic, University College London

2001 – 2002
Head of section, the Ministry of Justice, Civil Department

Languages

Danish
English

Education

2005
PhD, University of Copenhagen

2001
Master of Law, University of Aarhus

1999
LL.M, European Law, King’s College, London

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > EU and competition

At Poul SchmithJacob Pinborg , Jens Bødtcher-Hansen and Rass Holdgaard jointly lead the department and regularly act for clients in the High Courts and the Supreme Court. The practice also regularly advises on the drafting and negotiation of public procurement contracts, state aid work, procurement matters, anti-competitive mandates and regulatory issues for a client roster of government ministries, municipalities and competition authorities.