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Plesner

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Leading team that is active predominantly on the debtor side of major insolvency and restructuring proceedings. Team members regularly act as trustees in bankruptcies, advising on disputes with creditors and the collection of receivables owed to bankruptcy estates. Works with cases including fraud and mismanagement using its strength in asset tracing mandates. Handles cases relating to companies in a broad variety of sectors, notably finance, pharmaceuticals and energy.

Strengths

A respondent notes that the lawyers showcase "a commercial understanding of their client's business and a very pragmatic and solution-oriented approach."

A source enthuses: "What stands out is their ability to make commercial decisions, to be very responsive and to have a very good grasp of the intricacies of the Danish bankruptcy law."

Work highlights

Acted for the bankruptcy estate of Burmeister & Wain Energy on a series of matters, including gross negligence claims against a former board member, a dispute challenging a creditor's right to vote on internal processes and a transfer of business and many of its employees.

Notable practitioners

Department head Lars Skanvig handles complex bankruptcy procedures across a range of industries, most notably the finance sector. He also has experience handling the financial restructuring of distressed companies.

Rising in the rankings following extensive market praise, Michala Roepstorff works on a range of both local and cross-border insolvency proceedings. One client lauds her as "very accessible, pragmatic and solution-oriented," while a second interviewee compliments "her ability to cut to the chase and get through to the key commercial points."

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Overview

Plesner's Insolvency team is a leader in both restructuring and bankruptcy. Our extensive experience and specialist legal knowledge combined with a commercial approach and the ability to provide for innovative solutions ensure that the best advice can be given at all times. We advise businesses, banks, and creditors as well as assume the position as a trustee or administrator of an insolvent entity.

In a distressed entity, often the steps to safeguard the values are to be taken very quickly whether the situation is near-insolvency (out of court solutions) or when proceedings are instigated. With Plesner's cross-disciplinary resources, the relevant practice groups required for the specific restructuring or insolvency matter are always available. Plesner's relevant practice groups consists of experts within banking and finance, commercial real estate, corporate, employment, and tax law, as well as transaction experience (M&A).

Plesner's Insolvency team has gained experience from a broad spectrum of international restructuring and bankruptcy cases. We are used to working with cross-border matters and Plesner's network also ensures that the best foreign specialists are involved.

Plesner's Insolvency team is leader in litigation on all matters of insolvency law. We have a vast experience in handling complex litigation

With our innovative solutions, cross-disciplinary resources, international reach and experience we find that we provide value-creating services.

Members

Skanvig, Lars (Head of Department)

Grevit Eriksen, Victoria

Per Nielsen, Jonas

Roepstorff, Michala

Schebye Brandt-Jensen, Michael

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

Plesner

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Department location

Amerika Plads 37

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-2100

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Denmark

Restructuring/Insolvency


Lars Skanvig
Band 2
Michala Roepstorff
Band 3