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Holst Advokater

Denmark > Insolvency Tier 3

Holst, Advokater‘s insolvency and restructuring practice was strengthened by the arrival of Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin and his team from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab in October 2021. Mylin focuses on restructuring processes and acts as trustee in bankruptcy cases. The group has a ‘very strong position’ in insolvency matters in the construction and real estate sectors and also receives mandates from a number of financial institutions. Based in Aarhus, Henrik Steen Jensen jointly leads the group with Mylin.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Steen Jensen; Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin

Other key lawyers:

Søren Skov; Anders Roug; Rene Møller-Olsen


‘The team is skilled, professional and delivers high quality. They have vast experience within construction bankruptcies and with the arrival of Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin they will add more diversity in the bankruptcy areas they will cover in the future.’

‘Søren Skov is without doubt a person to look out for in the future.’

‘The team has a very strong position in restructuring work in the construction and real estate sector. Holst is primarily based in Aarhus and with the lateral hire of Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin to the smaller Copenhagen office the firm has strengthened its profile in the general insolvency/restructuring market in Denmark.’

‘Henrik Steen Jensen and Søren Skov are highly specialised within the construction and real estate business and are both based in Aarhus. Andreas Kærsgaard Mylin is very skilled and highly regarded within the insolvency and restructuring market in Denmark.’

Key clients

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

Danske Bank A/S

Djurslands Bank A/S

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

Finansiel Stabilitet

Jyske Bank A/S

Nordea Danmark, Filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland

Nykredit Group

Realkredit Danmark A/S

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)

Spar Nord Bank A/S

Sparekassen Kronjylland

Sydbank A/S

Tryg Garanti

Vestjysk Bank A/S

Denmark > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Jointly led by Holger Schoer and Carsten Led-Jensen, the Holst, Advokater real estate and construction team has extensive experience in disputes relating to large construction projects as well as real estate transactions. Providing the ‘greatest possible support’, the group acts for both public and private sector clients and has particular knowledge of international construction regulations.

Practice head(s):

Holger Schöer; Carsten Led-Jensen


‘I think they perform very properly and they have are always very focused on the assignment. They are always in a good mood. The team performs in a way where they look into different perspectives to open up for several new solutions.’

‘My experience with Holst lawyers has always been that they take the clients and tasks seriously and quickly set up the strongest resources to solve the task. They are good at getting to grips with the client’s needs and laying down a strategy.’

‘I think they are distinguished by a high professional level, solid analyses and strategies that provide the necessary support and peace of mind, for the clients.’

‘Holger Schöer has made a great and good effort with personal involvement and advice.’

Key clients

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 Andels Boligforening

Østjysk Bolig

Tryg Forsikring A/S

Euler Hermes


Züblin A/S

Transtema Group AB

GA Ejendom A/S

Lolland kommune

Søstrøm A/S

Vea ApS

Havneøen 1 P/S

Tækker Group

Boligforeningen Århus Omegn

Work highlights

  • Representing Arena Randers in a comprehensive arbitration case pertaining to construction initiated by a turnkey contractor.
  • Representing the main contractor MT Højgaard in a 15 day arbitration case initiated by a subcontractor claiming a very significant amount.
  • Assisting REMA 1000 with property transfers amounting to approx. DKK3bn.

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.

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
Number of lawyers : 55