GALST > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile


Denmark > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

GALST’s steady deal flow encompasses a broad range of mid-market transactions following the expansion of the team’s robust M&A practice into advising on capital market regulations and public offerings. The group acts for private companies including fastest growing and acquisitive companies across both Denmark and the wider Nordic region. Hans Christian Galst and Christian Steen Laursen jointly lead the team and are key contacts for international business transfers and M&A, and complex cross-border transactions, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Christian Steen Laursen; Hans Christian Galst

Other key lawyers:

Josephine Winge


‘Extremely quick to grasp the complexity of the case they worked on and provided good and useful guidance in order to complete the transaction.’

‘ Hans Christian Galst is one of the top lawyers I have worked with in my career.’

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

‘My contact in GALST is Hans Christian Galst. I always use Hans Christian Galst on cases where I can choose the legal adviser – and so far I have never been disappointed. Hans Christian Galst is a competent and business-oriented lawyer, and as a negotiator he is persistent and insistent – and he always gets a good result for the client.’

‘During our collaboration, GALST had exceptional responsiveness and quality of work. GALST understood our requirements on a fundamental level and identified risks and solutions which we wouldn’t have identified otherwise. They were very proactive in communications and took ownership in helping us on all fronts.’

‘Hans Christian Galst was the partner we worked with. He helped us and our counterparty identify mutual solutions, and went above and beyond in terms of quality and turnaround. We have no reservations in recommending him to anyone requiring services in the corporate or M&A space.’

‘Team members are strongly recognised within their respective fields.’

‘Incredibly strong practice in M&A, company law, commercial contracts and intellectual property law. They know the law, the markets and the trends. Incredibly responsive and proactive, plus they are practical. They act as true business advisers for middle market, privately held companies. They are tied into a great international alliance as well that aids their clients in geographies well outside of Denmark. I have only had great experiences working with them.’

Denmark > Dispute resolution Tier 4

GALST is well versed in dispute resolution in the real estate and construction spaces, handling disputes related to dwellings and housing cooperatives, real estate agent liability, debt-related disputes and IPR-related disputes, among many others. Kristian Dreyer, Christian Steen Laursen and Hans Christian Galst jointly head up the Copenhagen-based team.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Dreyer; Christian Steen Laursen; Hans Christian Gals


‘GALST has attorneys covering a variety of legal aspects, and has a good ability to put the best team together for the different types of cases.’

‘Our key man with GALST is Christian Steen Laursen. He is almost always available with short notice and is amazingly fast to spot the gist of any legal matter, thereby enabling us to form the best strategy.’

Denmark > Real estate and construction

GALST is known for its expertise in real estate project developments, often participating in landmark transactions, alongside advising real estate companies, pension funds, owners’ associations and cooperative housing associations. Critical litigation before the Danish courts is another core pillar of the group’s practice in the real estate space. Practice head Kristian Dreyer specialises in dispute resolution related to construction projects, real estate transactions, and the leasing of real estate. Christian Steen Laursen is a key contact for property M&A transactions, business lease contracts and disputes regarding market rent.

Practice head(s):

Kristian Dreyer

Other key lawyers:


‘Extremely quick to grasp the complexity of the case they worked for us and provided good and useful guidance in order to complete the transaction.’

‘Kristian Dreyer is one of the top lawyers I have worked with in my career.’

‘We have used Kristian Dreyer, who is without a doubt very skilled within his field of expertise and he is fast and pleasant to work with. I would recommend him to others with similar legal issues.’

‘They have the correct knowledge to advise on the questions raised and don’t hesitate to call for additional competence when needed.’

‘Creative and forward thinking on the matters in question. Takes the time to consider alternatives and take responsibility.’

Denmark > Intellectual property Tier 5

GALST's focus is on transfer, enforcement, and registration of intellectual property rights. The IP team, led by Hans Christian Galst, enforces the copyrights of Danish and international composers, songwriters, and musicians on behalf of longstanding clients. Majken Korsgaard who is a certified IT lawyer with solid IP experience joined the firm from DANDERS & MORE in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Hans Christian Galst


‘I am very grateful to have GALST in my professional life. They understand the business of art, and in my opinion they are the most competent and best of their kind in the whole country. They have been specializing in working with industry people for many years, and you feel utterly safe with them, knowing that they work only for the best.’

‘Hans Christian Galst is an exceptional professional, careful and thoughtful.’

‘You feel like the lawyers are on your team, and feel safe with them. You feel taken care of by experienced professionals who also understand the importance of kindness, humour and wit, while constantly focusing on the clients need.’

Key clients

Bjarke Ingels Group A/S

Universal Music

Actor Thure Lindhardt

Rodinia ApS

Nicolai Rasmus Vissing Petersen




Den Kongelige Livgardes Musikkorps Fond


Nordic Copyright Bureau

Forlaget Delta ApS

Tipster SMBA

Roland DG North Europe A/S

Real estate broker Ivan Eltoft Nielsen

Ahlberg Dollarstore AB

Fashion designer Yvonne Koné

Mealo ApS

Charityguard A/S

The estate after Dannie Druehyld

Work highlights

  • Assisted Blu A/S with the contract work in relation to X Factor 2023.
  • Assisted KODA with several hundred copyright infringement court cases.
Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate and construction
Corporate and commercial
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions
Dispute resolution
Media and entertainment
Photo Name Position Profile
Hans Christian Galst photo Mr Hans Christian Galst Partner, Attorney
Kristian Dreyer photo Mr Kristian Dreyer Partner, Attorney
Christian Steen Laursen photo Mr Christian Steen Laursen Partner, Attorney
Number of lawyers : 10
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).