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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 Schall Holberg has specialised in public-law issues and has this way gained considerable experience as an advocate and with conducting legal proceedings, which is his primary area of expertise. 

Jacob has worked with a wide array of regulatory aspects ranging from patient and industrial injury cases to environment and compulsory acquisition cases, but he has also conducted 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 for authorities and private players.

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. His extensive background also includes considerable lecturing experience. For a number of years he has been a tutor and external lecturer of EU law at the University of Copenhagen, and he has furthermore 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


  • 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

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