Firm Profile > GALST > Copenhagen, Denmark

GALST
GAMMEL STRAND 44
1202 COPENHAGEN
Denmark

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Jointly led by Hans Christian Galst and Christian Steen Laursen, who are noted for their ‘high degree of accessibility’, GALST specialises in mid-market M&A transactions for buy and sell-side clients. It primarily acts for private equity, shipping, publishing and medical clients. In mid-2020, the firm acquired niche medical law outfit Linde & Altschuler, further bolstering its capabilities in transactions involving medical and dental practices.

Practice head(s):

Hans Christian Galst; Christian Steen Laursen

Testimonials

‘We have worked with Galst for 6 years, where we have referred clients who have needed a lawyer. Regardless of the size and type of customers we have referred, we have always received a positive response in return for the customer that it was a good service they received.’

‘GALST acts as a very professional legal advisor in the area of mergers and acquisitions, corporate legal etc. When working with GALST, I always get a high quality of legal work, combined with a high degree of accessibility and an unpretentious and pleasant form of cooperation.’

‘The team is technically very strong with a commercial mindset – which is crucial. Super likeable and easy to work with – which is so very important in M&A deals and advisory services in general.’

‘While being a smaller legal firm, Galst is capable of delivering a product on par with the largest law firms in Denmark for less than half the price. Being a client of Galst allows for a wide range of quality staff to be made available at short notice if things are urgent.’

‘What makes Galst remarkable is the efficiency of legal work done versus time spent making the value for money second to none in the Danish legal market.’

‘Working with partner Christian Steen Laursen is very reassuring due to his calm and insightful personality. Once a situation has been presented Christian Steen Laursen is capable of dissecting the issue into relevant categories of what is important and what not and how to deal with them. His time and effort together with his team has not only saved us large amounts of money over the years but even earned us money from deals we did not expect to come through.’

‘The practice is headed by Christian Steen Laursen, a hands-on and no-nonsense lawyer with a unique commercial understanding of the clients.’

‘Hans Christian Galst has the ability to dive into projects and be there 100% for me as a customer. He has an outstanding ability to negotiate. I would never do a big transaction without him by my side!’

Key clients

SkatePro ApS

Leman International System Transport A/S

FPE Group ApS

MOE A/S

Dane Capital ApS

Mahalo Invest ApS

&Partners ApS

MJ Estate A/S

Port-Safety ApS

P. Strøm ApS / Lucky 13 Holding ApS

ABO Health Holding ApS

Gubi A/S

Grape A/S

Officeguru A/S

Investeringsselskabet af 19/12 2000 ApS

Grillen Group ApS

Junkbusters Group ApS

Altan.dk A/S

GD1 Invest ApS

Omniveta Danmark ApS

Penta Shipping Group

European Lifecare Group A/S

Uniroc Holding ApS, Maximim Holding ApS, Nimbus Holding ApS

Allan Tange Holding ApS

JGO Holding ApS

A.L.E.X. 96 ApS

Lekia AB

Infotransactions A/S

Bilhuset Køge A/S

Dansk Lægers Vaccinationsservice ApS

Veltec Industrial Services A/S

Mudhoney Holdings ApS

Rekom Group A/S

Teleforeningen

Rind & Co ApS

Anders Bang Olsen Holding ApS

Glad Holding ApS

LifeCare Holding S.A

Forlaget Delta Holding ApS

FPE FEM B ApS

Dispute resolution Tier 4

GALST primarily handles real estate and construction disputes, regularly acting for real estate administration companies, property companies and investors. Key areas of strength include disputes concerning lease agreements, property developments, business rents, and insolvency and debt collection issues. Kristian Dreyer, Christian Steen Laursen and Hans Christian Galst also act in IP enforcement claims, as well as theft and debt disputes.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Dreyer; Christian Steen Laursen; Hans Christian Galst

Testimonials

‘Christian Laursen has been extremely good at grasping our case and “distilling” the many legal points and complex aspects of the case into a very solid – and far more easily understandable – case.’

‘The teams have an in-depth knowledge of our industry and of our customers. Thereby the teams are able quickly and professionally to handle disputes.’

‘A small company with good knowledge and service.’

‘I have worked with HC Galst and Christian Steen Laursen and they give clients value for money.’

‘Very customer-oriented and goal-driven company – always very diligent and professional when it comes to the cases they work.’

‘They are very good at maintaining a friendly and professional relationship. Always very honest and thorough.’

Key clients

KODA

DEAS A/S

Evida Nord A/S

Radius Elnet A/S (former DONG Energy A/S)

Ørsted Salg & Service A/S (former DONG Energy A/S)

Foreningen De Unges Almene Boligselskab

CEJ A/S

Jeudan A/S

Atradius Collections

Capital Investment

Sony Mobile

NEWSEC A/S

Euromaster Danmark A/S

Danish Association of Chartered Estate Agents

Danish Property Federation

LM Ericsson AB No

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Azetz A/S

V. Meyer A/S

AFK Koncernen

Sjeldani Boligadministration A/S

Danish Association of private co-operative housing (ABF)

Real estate and construction Tier 4

GALST primarily handles real estate transactions and housing development projects, with notable strength in the owners’ association and housing cooperative arena. Headed up by Kristian Dreyer, the group also assists clients with tenancy issues, leasehold agreements and litigation and arbitration proceedings. Clients include property owners, contractors, real estate organisations and investors.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Dreyer

Other key lawyers:

Christian Steen Laursen

Testimonials

‘We perceive this company as proactive, accommodating and able to act at very short notice.’ 

‘The team is fronted by Kristian Dreyer who has a strong profile in the market based on his merits in individual cases and from teaching and writing books.’

‘Their focus regarding real-estate and their heavy competency within this area stands out, alongside the ability to cover the areas around their main competency.’

Key clients

DEAS A/S

NEWSEC A/S

Sjeldani A/S

CEJ Ejendomsadministration A/S

JEUDAN A/S

Danish Association of Chartered Estate Agents

Danish Property Federation

De Unges Almene Boligselskab

C.E. Jensens Fond Azets

V. Meyer A/S

Attendo

Hørsholm Penthouse

KONstruct

The Danish Association of private co-operative housing (ABF) years

Rema Etablering A/S

MOE A/S

Intellectual property Tier 5

The practice at GALST focuses on the drafting and negotiation of IP contracts, copyright infringement issues and anti-counterfeit cases. Practice head Hans Christian Galst has extensive experience in the media, entertainment and sports sectors, where he advises clients on copyright protection matters and enforcements. The group also handles international trade mark and design registration procedures.

Practice head(s):

Hans Christian Galst

Other key lawyers:

Anders Hebbelstrup

Testimonials

‘The team works very efficiently together and allocates the appropriate resources dynamically.’ 

The team seems to enjoy working together and the spirit and drive are outstanding.’

‘Hans Christian Galst is second to none in the sense that he is a very likeable, kind and calm person when you meet him. And when it comes to professional discipline, he is more or less unbeatable.’ 

‘Hans Christian Galst is always able to see things and a case from different perspectives and is very flexible and dynamic in his approach – even in complex cases where the opponent may be putting in a lot of resources and power to win.’

Key clients

KODA

Sony

Danmarks Radio

Gramex

Rouse Legal

Leman International System Transport A/S

Mads Goth Hartmann Holding ApS

Den Kongelige Livgardes Musikkorps Fond

Copydan

Nordic Copyright Bureau

Rasol Agro A/S

European Lifecare Group A/S

RT Stainless A/S

Wherzat

Café Leon

TV2

Forlaget Delta ApS

Inter-Distrans ApS

Spillerforeningen

Bygogbolig ApS

Keboni ApS

Netflix Studios LLC

Friese Fraase Art and Publishing ApS

BLU A/S

Morten Ingemann

Forlaget Zebra ApS

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate and construction
Corporate and commercial
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions
Dispute resolution
Employment
Media and entertainment
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Hans Christian Galst  photo Mr Hans Christian Galst
Mr Kristian Dreyer  photo Mr Kristian Dreyer
Mr Christian Steen Laursen  photo Mr Christian Steen Laursen
Number of lawyers : 10
Danish
English
French
German
Swedish
Alliott Group

GALST is part of AdvokatKODEKS. AdvokatKODEKS is a voluntary scheme under the Association of Danish Law Firms. This scheme requires us to work loyally and proactively with the five values:

  • Openness and transparency
  • Visible social responsibility
  • Handling ethical dilemmas
  • Modern management focusing on clients and employees
  • Variety and diversity as a strength

We work with these values through pro bono work and by communicating openly about our values and ethics, management structure, services and the company’s pricing principles. We conduct regular employee satisfaction surveys and discuss the results of these with our employees in order to improve everyone’s daily lives

Attorney-at-law, partner Christian Steen Laursen has since 2009 made pro bono work as member of the board of directors for the non-profit charity DrugRebels. DrugRebels works preventing young people from drugs abuse.

Attorney-at-law, partner Kristian Dreyer has since 2009 made pro bono work as member of the board of directors for the non-profit charity Børn & Unge i Nød. Børn & Unge i Nød seeks to support children from destitute families.

GALST has financially supported the initiative Climb for Charity since 2015. Climb for Charity is fundraiser for Børneulykkesfonden (childrens accident foundation).