Johan Hartmann Stæger

Lawyer (entitled to appear before the Danish Supreme Court)

Owner of law firm Johan Hartmann Stæger (Central Business Register (CVR) no. 39536056)

+45 5373 7102


Johan deals with inheritance and succession planning, wills, probate and estate administration, and family law. He has extensive experience within the field and is a sought-after adviser – particularly in cases involving international aspects and other particularly difficult issues.

Johan is entitled to appear before the Danish Supreme Court and has conducted a number of test cases involving e.g. foreign real property in decedents’ estates and divorces, so-called ”shared separate property” and child abduction. Johan teaches other lawyers succession law, probate and estate administration and family law at the Association of Danish Law Firms, the course providers JUC and Advokaternes HR, Kursusgruppen and a number of bar associations throughout Denmark.

Education and training

2013: Entitlement to appear before the Danish Supreme Court

2008: Entitlement to appear before the Danish High Court

2008: Lawyer

2004: Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Copenhagen


2018 –: Partner, BFA Law

2017 – 2018: Partner, Rovsing & Gammeljord

2010-2017: Lawyer, Bech-Bruun law firm

2009-2010: Lawyer, Ret&Råd Hvidovre

2005-2009: Trainee lawyer and lawyer, Advodan Næstved

2001-2005: Law student and corporate counsel, TeliaSonera Danmark


Ægtefælleloven med kommentarer [Danish Act on SpousesEconomic Conditions, with commentary], Karnov Group, 1st edition, 2019

Boopgørelsen i dødsboer [Probate and Administration of Estates], Karnov Group, 2nd edition, 2016

Facetter – A festschrift for Sys Rovsing, DJØFs Forlag, 1st edition, 2013

A series of articles in Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen [Danish Weekly Law Journal], Tidsskrift for Familie- og Arveret [Journal of Family and Inheritance Law] and the professional journal Advokaten


Authorised probate and estate administrator at the City Court of Copenhagen

Member of STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Member of Steering Committee for STEP’s Cross-border Estates Special Interest Group

Board member of the Association of Danish Inheritance Lawyers

Head of JUC’s matrimonial property and inheritance law network

Member of AIJA – Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats

Member of the association Danish Family Lawyers

Member of the Danish Association of Litigation Attorneys