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Bruun & Hjejle

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Highly active practice covering a range of complex restructuring and insolvency issues. Experienced acting as administrator in high-profile bankruptcy cases, across a broad range of sectors. Assists with proceedings against former managers relating to allegations of fraud, alongside regular activity on transactions involving the sale of distressed real estate companies and assets. Acts for several of the largest Danish banks as creditors on domestic insolvencies as well as abroad.

Strengths

A source states: "We are impressed with their ability to secure the transfer of internal know-how throughout the process without involving the client in unnecessary matters."

"All round they are very pragmatic but also extremely theoretically sound; you feel you get the right advice," says a client, who goes on to praise the lawyers' hands-on approach.

Work highlights

Acted for LaboGene as appointed administrator of its DKK50 million bankruptcy estate.

Notable practitioners

Henrik Selchau Poulsen handles significant bankruptcies in Denmark, being often appointed as administrator. He is also frequently involved in related litigation. One client enthuses: "He is extremely focused on solving cases and is very good at thinking outside the box."

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Overview

Department: Restructuring and Insolvency
Head of Department: Henrik Selchau Poulsen
No. of employees in department: 10

Our department is headed by Henrik Selchau Poulsen, one of the leading practitioners of insolvency in the Danish market. It also consists of 6 other qualified lawyers.

We have built a strong track record in the insolvency market in Denmark as a go-to-firm for complex high-end insolvency issues. We advise on some of the largest and most high-profile restructuring and insolvency cases and handle a vast majority of cases from different industries.

We work closely together with creditors, owners and other parties involved to ensure a very commercial approach. We are highly responsive and have a good understanding of the sensitivity associated with many insolvency matters often also involving a multitude of stakeholders.

We act as legal adviser on matters such as:

  • Representation of creditors
  • Representation of BoD and management
  • In and out of court restructuring, often engaged by banks
  • Trustee in bankruptcy estates
  • Dispute resolution, e.g. D&O liability, avoidance, examination of claims, etc.

Members

Poulsen, Henrik Selchau (Head of Department)

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

Bruun & Hjejle

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Department location

Nørregade 21

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-1165

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Henrik Selchau Poulsen
Band 2