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Supreme Court of Denmark

Michael Rekling 

Supreme Court Justice


Born 18 February, 1958 in Copenhagen.
Justice of the Supreme Court of Denmark from 2007

Education:

General Certificate of Education,  Advanced  Level  in social studies  and languages from Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium 1976
Master of laws (cand.jur), University of Copenhagen, June 1981
Admitted to the Bar 1986
Admitted to the Supreme Court 1994

 
Professional experience:

Head of Section, Ministry of Justice 1981-1988
Deputy Judge, City Court in Naestved 1981
Head of Section, Department of Family Law, Ministry of Justice 1981-1984
Deputy Judge, City Court in Toender 1984-1985
Head of Section of the legislative department, Ministry of Justice, Section of Property Law 1985-1988
Denmark’s representative of the Expert Committee on Family Law, Council of Europe 1985-1988
Secretary to the Sale of Goods Act Committee 1985-1988
Secretary to the Interest Act Committee, including the submission of 
Report No. 1161/1989 on the Interest Act 1986-1988
Head of Section, Office of the Attorney General (part-time) 1981-1982 (approx.)
Assistant Chief Constable, Copenhagen Police (part-time) 1982-1983 (approx.)
Head of Section, District Attorney of Funen etc. (part-time) 1983-1984 and
1985-1987 (approx.)
Assistant to the District Attorney of Zealand 1988 (approx.)  
Attorney-at-law, law firm Bornstein & Groenborg 1988-1991 (from 1991  law firm Koch-Nielsen & Groenborg)
Partner, law firm Koch-Nielsen & Groenborg 1992-2006 (from 2001 law firm Plesner)
External examiner, Faculty of law, Universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus 2002-2010
Counsel assigned to individuals accused by the State at the Supreme Court 2006


Lecturing experience:

Lecturing Assistant, Law of contracts and torts, University of Copenhagen 1985-1988


Work for the Bar Association:

Member of the Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Assistance 1990-1996 (approx.) 
Member of the Bar Association’s Expert Committee on law of contracts and torts 1991-1997 (from 1993 vice-chairman)
Rapporteur to the Bar Association’s Professional Journal regarding law of contracts and torts 1994-1997
Member of the Contact Forum between the Eastern High Court and the attorneys in the jurisdiction of the Eastern High Court 1995-2003
Member of the General Council of the Danish Bar Association 1997-2003
Chairman of the Bar Association’s Expert Committee on law of competition and law of intellectual property 1997-1999
Chairman of the Bar Association’s Committee on young attorneys 1997-1999
Member of the Bar Association’s Opinion Committee 1997-1999 and
2002-2003
Member of the Commission on reforming the organization of  the Danish Courts 1998-2001
Member of the Commission on reforming the organization of  the Danish police 1998-2002
Chairman of the Bar Association’s Expert Committee on company law 1999-2001
Chairman of the Bar Association’s Committee on future competition in the market of consultancy services  1999-2000
Chairman of the Bar Association’s Expert Committee on family law, law of social services and employment law 2001-2003
Chairman of the board of the Bar Association’s Relief Fund 2001-2003
Member of the General Council’s Finance Committee 2001-2003
Vice-president of the Danish Bar Association 2003


Other experience:

Substitute of the Danish Appeals Permission Board 2004-2006
Substitute for the chairman of the Danish Competition Appeals Board 2009-
Second Chairman of Presidium of the Arbitration Board for Construction Work 2009- 2016                                
Second Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Council 2014-
Chairman of the Appeals Permission Board 2016-2017
Member of the Board of The Association of Danish Judges 2016-
Chairman of Presidium of the Arbitration Board for Construction Work 2016-  
Member of the Board of Directors of the Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law 2016-

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