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Lars Holst

Senior Associate

Lars Holst has experience in international arbitration and state court proceedings, in particular in (but not limited to) the areas international trade law, post-M&A-disputes, compliance disputes and construction disputes.

Clients operate in a variety of industry sectors, for example manufacturing, international trade, aviation, energy, banking and technology.


  • Arbitration proceedings following the rules of various arbitral institutions (e.g. ICC, DIS, SIAC) 
  • Worked on a large number of German and foreign state court litigation cases 
  • Experience with disputes in various legal areas (e.g. international trade law, post M&A-disputes, compliance, construction law, transport law, banking law) 
  • Arbitration and litigation proceedings involving clients from diverse sectors (e.g. manufacturing, international trade, aviation, energy, banking and technology)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • German
  • Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Second State Examination, 2013
  • Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), First State Examination, 2009


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023: Recognised as “one to watch” for M&A

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) 
  • Member of the German-Chinese Jurists' Association (DCJV)