Firm Profile > Holst, Advokater > Aarhus, Denmark

Holst, Advokater

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 3

Holst, Advokater is praised as ‘one of the most specialised insolvency teams in Denmark when it comes to restructuring and other insolvency proceedings in the construction sector‘. Henrik Steen Jensen‘s group also has experience on the debtor side of restructurings, particularly those involving out-of-court solutions to avoid formal bankruptcy proceedings. Agriculture companies, construction companies and other financial creditors are among its key clients. In late 2021, Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin joined the group from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab, along with associate partners Anders Roug and Rene Møller-Olsen.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Steen Jensen

Other key lawyers:

Søren Skov; Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin; Anders Roug; Rene Møller-Olsen


‘Has vast knowledge within the building industry and has handled many insolvency cases regarding construction companies.’

‘Søren Skov has extremely high theoretical skills and is one of the most pleasant people to work with. You never really doubt his judgement and he always finds the right solution.’ 

‘The team is one of the most specialised insolvency teams in Denmark when it comes to restructuring and other insolvency proceedings in the construction sector. Henrik Steen Jensen has over the last 10 years been involved in most of the major insolvencies within the Danish construction sector.’

‘Henrik Steen Jensen is the key figure in the Holst insolvency team. He has for years been advising construction companies and the financial creditors in these companies on insolvency matters.’ 

Key clients

Atradius, Filial af Atradius Crédito y Caución S.A. de Seguros

y Reaseguros, Spanien

Djurslands Bank A/S

Euler Hermes Danmark, Filial af Euler Hermes S.A, Belgien

Jyske Bank A/S

Nordea Danmark, Filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland

Spar Nord Bank A/S

Tryg Garanti

Vestjysk Bank A/S

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 3

While Holst, Advokater has a notable track record in large non-contentious construction projects, the practice is also praised by clients for its 'strong credentials' in construction disputes including high-value litigation and arbitration proceedings. The group is led by Carsten Led-Jensen and Holger Schöer, who joined from Kromann Reumert in 2019. It also has expertise in real estate transactions, particularly the sale and purchase of property companies.

Practice head(s):

Holger Schöer; Carsten Led-Jensen


‘The great strength of the team lies in the fact that it has a size that accommodates all the competencies we need, without it being so large that it’s difficult to navigate.’

‘They are very thorough and always ready to help, especially at short notice.’

‘Holst, Advokater provides advice and assistance with a high degree of insight into legal matters relevant to the construction industry.’

‘A very skilled law firm with strong credentials for its work on disputes within the construction industry.’

‘Holger Schöer is extremely good at dissecting issues and making the possibilities visible.’

‘Carsten Led-Jensen is an exceptional lawyer within construction law.’

‘Carsten Led-Jensen is responsive and commercial and has great market and technical knowledge. He is very good at breaking down complex matters into a digestible form. He is highly skilled, very knowledgeable and understands clients’ needs.’

Key clients

Aalborg Energie Technik A/S

JV ZMM Nordhavnen


NRE Denmark A/S

Arena Randers

Kemp & Laurtizen A/S

El:con A/S

Kirk Property A/S

Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S


Enemærke og Petersen A/S

Formuepleje A/S

De Forenede Ejendomsselskaber A/S

Region Syd

AFRY/ÅF Buildings Denmark P/S

Jørgen Friis Poulsen A/S

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects LLP

WicotecKirkebjerg A/S

Hoffmann A/S

MT Højgaard A/S

Arbejdernes Almene Boligselskab

Østjysk Bolig

Tryg Forsikring A/S

Euler Hermes


Züblin A/S

Transtema Group AB (Sweden)

GA Ejendom A/S

Lolland kommune

The firm: Holst, Advokater was established in 2007 and provides commercial advisory services under the highest professional and ethical standards, based on the firm’s corporate culture and core values and co-operation structured to cater for its clients’ needs for flexible advice. Based in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, the firm supplies value-adding solutions in close co-operation between clients and its skilled employees.

Areas of practice
Capital markets: Holst, Advokater advises companies and shareholders on stock exchange law, and also advises financial institutions and companies on aspects including loan agreements, leasing and financing schemes.

Construction and real estate: Holst offers highly specialised advice on all stages of construction projects, with in-depth experience in litigation and dispute resolution before the ordinary Danish courts and arbitration tribunals. The firm advises on construction contracts and finance and international construction projects based on the FIDIC rules.

Corporate and commercial: the practice has in-depth experience of handling corporate matters, including incorporation of companies, shareholder and capital raising issues, and establishment of joint ventures.

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

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

Employment: the firm offers competent and specialised advisory services within this field. Services include advice in connection with the setting up of employment, disputes arising during the term of employment, and disputes regarding termination of employment.

Energy and utilities: Holst advises private and public energy and supply utilities, including regulatory matters, establishment and commercial activities of public utilities, and handling complaints and legal proceedings.

Environment and planning law: Holst, provides highly specialized advice in all areas of environmental and planning law.

Insurance and tort: the firm represents leading insurance companies and provides legal assistance to Danish public authorities, regions, utilities and commercial undertakings in tort and insurance law matters.

Intellectual property, marketing and competition: Holst advises on R&D-agreements, licence agreements, distribution and agency agreements, marketing and competition law, and IP rights eg trade marks.

IT, telecoms and complex contracts: the team provides specialist advisory services within IT and telecoms and has wide experience of complex contracts and projects, including outsourcing of business processes, service agreements, development and operating agreements.

Litigation, arbitration and mediation: the firm specialises in this practice and is 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.

M&A: Holst is widely experienced in national as well as cross-border transactions and advises on strategic, commercial and legal aspects relating to M&As in close collaboration with clients and other professionals.

Private law: the firm advises on drafting of marriage contracts and wills, division of property on divorce or legal separation, and administration of estates of deceased persons.

Public law: Holst advises several Danish municipalities and regions on liabilities incurred relating to environmental legislation, planning legislation, and public administration, as well as social and health legislation and matters pertaining to financing and the raising of loans.

Public procurement: the firm advises private and public undertakings, including the Danish municipalities and regions, in connection with outsourcing activities, public procurement and PPPs.

Restructuring and insolvency: Holst advises on undertakings facing financial difficulties, including restructuring activities, suspension of payments, bankruptcy proceedings, and creditor representation.

Taxes and duties: the firm advises on a range of corporate tax matters and conducts complaints cases before local tax appeals tribunals, the National Tax Tribunal and the Danish courts of law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Capital markets Jørgen Holst
Capital markets Thue Hagenau
Construction and real estate Carsten Led-Jensen
Construction and real estate Mogens Birkebæk
Construction and real estate Morten Fendinge Olsen
Corporate and commercial Erik Jensen
Corporate and commercial Steffen Ebdrup
Corporate and commercial Mogens Birkebæk
Corporate and commercial Anders Hedetoft
Debt collection Henrik Steen Jensen
Debt collection Henrik Chr Strand
Employment Henrik Chr Strand
Construction and real estate Holger Schöer
Energy and utilities Jørgen Holst
Energy and utilities Erik Jensen
Insurance and tort Jens Andersen-Møller
Insurance and tort Jacob Fenger
Intellectual property and marketing and competition Mogens Birkebæk
Intellectual property and marketing and competition Jakob Schmidt
Intellectual property and marketing and competition Christian Skadborg
IT, telecommunications and complex contracts Jakob B Sørensen
Litigation, arbitration and mediation Carsten Led-Jensen
Litigation, arbitration and mediation Jacob Fenger
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Jakob Schmidt
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Erik Jensen
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Anders Hedetoft
Environmental and planning law Stine Kalsmose Jakobsen
Private law Merete Simonsen
Public law Jens Andersen-Møller
Public procurement Svend Bjerregaard
Restructuring and insolvency Henrik Steen Jensen
Restructuring and insolvency Jørgen Holst
Taxes and duties Claus H Eriksen
Taxes and duties Anders Hedetoft
Corporate and commercial Holger Schöer
Litigation, arbitration and mediation Holger Schöer
Restructuring and insolvency Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin
Restructuring and insolvency Anders Roug
Restructuring and insolvency Rene Møller-Olsen
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mogens Birkebæk  photo Mogens Birkebæk Partner
Mr Svend Bjerregaard photo Mr Svend Bjerregaard Partner
Mr Steffen Ebdrup  photo Mr Steffen Ebdrup Partner
Mr Morten Fendinge Olsen  photo Mr Morten Fendinge Olsen Partner
Mr Jacob Fenger  photo Mr Jacob Fenger Partner
Mr Thue Hagenau  photo Mr Thue Hagenau Partner
Mr Claus Hedegaard Eriksen  photo Mr Claus Hedegaard Eriksen Partner
Mr Anders Hedetoft  photo Mr Anders Hedetoft Partner
Ms Stine Kalsmose Jakobsen  photo Ms Stine Kalsmose Jakobsen Associate partner
Mr Erik Jensen  photo Mr Erik Jensen Partner
Mr Carsten Led-Jensen  photo Mr Carsten Led-Jensen Partner
 Rene Møller-Olsen  photo Rene Møller-Olsen Associate partner
 Andreas Kjærsgaard Mylin  photo Andreas Kjærsgaard Mylin Partner
Mr Anders Roug photo Mr Anders Roug Associate partner
 Jakob B. Sørensen  photo Jakob B. Sørensen Partner
 Holger Schöer  photo Holger Schöer Partner
Mr Jakob Schmidt  photo Mr Jakob Schmidt Partner
 Christian Skadborg  photo Christian Skadborg Associate partner
 Søren Skov  photo Søren Skov Partner
Mr Henrik Steen Jensen  photo Mr Henrik Steen Jensen Partner
Mr Henrik Christian Strand  photo Mr Henrik Christian Strand Associate Partner
Number of lawyers : 55