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Jacob Schall Holberg

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Jacob Schall Holberg specialises in public-law issues and dispute resolution

For more than 15 years Jacob has specialised in public-law issues and has considerable experience as an advocate and with conducting legal proceedings, which is his primary area of expertise. Jacob is responsible for Bech-Bruun’s public law dispute resolution area and the environmental area for public authorities and public enterprises as well as environmental law due diligence.

In the environmental and planning law field, Jacob has conducted multiple legal proceedings before the district and high courts as well as the Supreme Court and he has worked with a wide array of regulatory aspects ranging from social, patient and industrial injury cases to cases on the liability in damages of public authorities for both judicial administration and administration in fact.  Against this background, Jacob has accumulated considerable experience advising public clients ranging from State, regions and municipalities to public enterprises and this has provided him with a solid foundation for handling complicated negotiations.

Jacob has a right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court, is admitted to the New York Bar and has been appointed acting judge at the High Court of Eastern Denmark. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Jacob has substantial teaching experience and has been a tutor and external lecturer of EU law at the University of Copenhagen, and he has lectured on, for instance, administration law and the liability in damages of public authorities. Jacob also holds an LLM degree from Columbia University in New York, USA.



The Team

Dispute Resolution

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Law & Administration
  • Environment
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  • Member, Højesteretsskranken - Danish Association of Experienced Supreme Court Litigators
  • Acted as High Court judge at the High Court of Eastern Denmark (October - December 2015)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member of the Danish Association for European Law
  • Member of the Danish Association of Litigation Lawyers
  • Member, Danish Environmental Lawyers
  • Member of the Danish Society for Environmental Law


  • The Treaty of Lisbon - Towards an ever closer Union with a formal withdrawal procedure, The Columbia Journal of European Law, 2010. Article
  • Liability for services causing physical harm, Justitia, nr. 5 2004, 2004. Article
  • Restrictions on export of used EEE: A study on the legal possibilities to restrict exports of used electric and electronic equipment, Nordisk Ministerråd, 2016. 69 pages. Rapport
  • Advocacy, DJØF Publishing, 2019. Book

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • Admitted to the New York Bar
  • LLM
  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English


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Singled out for its ‘hands-on knowledge of the relevant legal issues concerning environmental regulations’, Bech-Bruun is best known for handling environmental mandates involving major infrastructure projects in the energy and transport sectors. Jacob Schall Holberg jointly leads the group, which has an extensive track record in environmental regulatory conduct cases, acting for private companies and public authorities.

Legal 500, Environment