Maria Holst Levin

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Maria Holst Levin is a partner in our Energy & Infrastructure team and is known for her commercial and solution-oriented approach.

Maria's work focuses on the energy sector, and she is primarily involved in project development, joint ventures, M&A, energy law, licenses and commercial contracts. Her work also includes ESG issues.

Maria is chairperson of the Association of Danish Law Firm's Climate Committee. She has extensive lecturing experience, including from the board leadership training programme at CBS - Copenhagen Business School and as an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.


  • Nature Energy - lead legal advisor for seller in connection with sale to Shell
  • Danish Oil Pipe - drafting and negotiation of operator agreement with TotalEnergies, Ørsted Salg & Service and Shell (now Crossbridge) respectively concerning the Danish oil pipe owned by Danish Oil Pipe
  • DBC Invest A/S - assistance in connection with the acquisition of OL Biogas, investment in BB Biogas and Vrejlev Biogas
  • Better Energy - ATP's acquisition of minority stake
  • Biogas company (anonymous) - PtX project and pyrolysis JV
  • Danish Bio Commodities A/S - assistance in connection with biomethane purchase agreements
  • Muehlhan Wind Service - assistance with investment in 3W Industri Service welding, non-destructive testing for the onshore and offshore wind industry, among other things
  • Nature Energy - Canadian joint venture on project development with respect to  biogas 
  • Vinkel Bioenergi A/S - one of the largest biogas plants in Denmark. Assisting the sellers in connection with their divestment of (and reinvestment in) BioCirc
  • Muehlhan AG - lead legal advisor in connection with divestment of Muehlhan's global maintenance service business within oil and gas to Altrad
  • Sønderborg Varme - merger with Augustenborg Fjernvarme and merger with Gråsten Varme, among other things
  • TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc. (a company owned by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings) - acquisition of minority shareholding in TetraSpar Demonstrator ApS, a developer of floating offshore wind turbine foundations
  • Oliebranchens Energisparepulje f.m.b.a. - acquisition of Upstream Emission Reductions (UERs) certificates
  • Nature Energy - the world's largest agreement to date on sale of biogas to Shell (2020)
  • Better Energy - Omnes Capital's acquisition of a minority stake 
  • Davidson Kempner and others - acquisition of NGF Nature Energy
  • Ørsted - divestment of offshore wind turbines at Middelgrunden to HOFOR


  • Maria Holst Levin is ranked as Up and Coming as regards Energy.

    Maria Holst Levin enters the rankings this year with a growing reputation for her M&A advice in the energy sector. She also assists clients with project development, contract negotiations and regulatory matters. 

    "She has a really in-depth understanding of the industry and our business. She is very pragmatic"

    "Maria Holst Levin is very attentive and smart" (2024)

  • Maria Holst Levin is recommended and listed as a Next Generation Partner as regards Energy (2021-2024)

    "Maria Holst Levin is extremely talented and a very good leader. Always ahead of her clients and very service minded. She is capable of handling and negotiating highly complicated agreements and issues. Last, she is very structured and any client can feel very safe having her on their side" (2022)

    "Maria Holst Levin delivers deals which both parties appreciate. She’s good and finds acceptable solutions to allow all parties to move forward" (2023)

  • Maria Holst Levin has received a Client Choice Award for Denmark in the category Energy & Natural Resources (2024)

  • Maria Holst Levin has been chosen as "Energy Law Lawyer of the Year" in the Women in Law Awards (2023)

  • Maria Holst Levin is recommended as an expert as regards Energy (2023)

  • Maria Holst Levin has received a Client Choice Award for Denmark in the category Energy and Natural Resources.

    "The quality of Maria’s work is outstanding, and she can connect the legal work to our company’s strategy"

    "Maria Holst Levin is simply outstanding. She is very easy to talk to, extremely talented and has excellent communications skills. She can make even the most complicated issue seem easy"

    "Maria not only comprehensively and clearly lays out the legal framework surrounding the issue at hand but suggests and implements practical solutions to achieving the commercial objective

    "Maria abilities to orchestrate and provide legal and commercial support has been outstanding"

    "Maria has extensive knowledge in sustainable forms of energy and is good at conveying this knowledge to her client in a way that is very understandable"

    "Maria is extremely diligent and always on top of things and yet able to be pragmatic when required" (2023)

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