Bech-Bruun samarbejde

Når en virksomhed kommer i økonomiske vanskeligheder, medfører det ikke blot usikkerhed for virksomheden og dens ledelse og ejere, men også for ansatte, kreditorer og andre interessenter. Hvis en rekonstruktion af virksomheden ikke er mulig, er det vigtigt, at afviklingen af virksomheden sker rigtigt og hurtigt og med mindst mulige tab for alle involverede.

Vi har mange års erfaring med alle typer af insolvensretlige problemstillinger og har erfaring med at bistå virksomheder inden for alle brancher og i alle størrelser. Vi har over årene været involveret i nogle af de allerstørste rekonstruktioner og konkurser i Danmark. 

Fordi tempo og specialviden er afgørende faktorer i en rekonstruktion, samarbejder vi med eksterne parter og specialister fra andre forretningsområder om at skaffe nødvendig kapital, ledelseskraft, krisestyring eller andet, der er nødvendigt for at nå målet - en løsning, der kan sikre den fortsatte drift af virksomheden, og/eller den bedst mulige dækning af kreditorernes tilgodehavender.   

Vi arbejder altid på at sikre, at aktiver realiseres bedst muligt – enten gennem et samlet salg af de rentable dele af virksomheden eller salg af aktiver, og altid på de bedst mulige vilkår. Vi arbejder ud fra forudsætningen, at enhver form for insolvensproces skal ske bedst muligt for de involverede.

Vi bistår blandt andet med:

  • Repræsentation af kreditorer i forbindelse med nødlidende engagementer eller inddrivelse af erhvervsmæssige tilgodehavender
  • Gennemførsel af udenretlig rekonstruktion i form af aftaler med centrale parter (eks. banker)
  • Gennemførsel af anmeldte rekonstruktioner ved skifteretten
  • Håndtering af konkursboer som kurator
  • Retssager med forbindelse hermed bl.a. indenfor ledelsesansvar, pante- og kautionsretlige forhold, omstødelse, fordringsprøvelse mv.
  • Rådgivning om de skattemæssige konsekvenser af akkord, rekonstruktion mv.
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Vi samarbejder altid med virksomhedens ledelse, ejerkreds, kreditorer og andre interessenter om at nå den bedste løsning for alle parter. Vi har hjulpet med at skabe et bæredygtigt eksistensgrundlag for mange virksomheder i økonomiske vanskeligheder. Vi er en af landets førende advokatvirksomheder med juridiske eksperter inden for alle relevante fagområder. Vi kan trække på omfattende specialviden, når der er behov for det.

Vi arbejder ofte sammen med vores specialister inden for blandt andet Finansiering, Fast ejendom & Entreprise, Arbejds- og ansættelsesret, og Konfliktløsning, ligesom vi har et omfattende internationalt netværk, som vi kan trække på.

 

Insolvens & Rekonstruktion

Restructuring & Insolvency

What the team is known for
Esteemed and well-resourced practice that regularly assists domestic and international creditors with a range of bankruptcy and insolvency issues, including debt collection. Acts on in-court restructuring mandates through which insolvent companies negotiate compositions with creditors. Advises on the sale of businesses as going concerns or liquidates companies' assets through formal insolvency proceedings. Acts for important financial creditors on claims against bankruptcy estates. Handles bankruptcy matters in sectors including TMT, travel and energy.

Strengths
"They are client-oriented and react promptly," states one interviewee.

Sources report: "Even though it is a large firm, the lawyers always prioritise enquiries and reply quickly, which makes me feel like I am their main client."

Work highlights
Acted for Bankernes EDB Central (BEC) on a dispute with Finansiel Stabilitet and the bankruptcy estate of Amagerbanken. BEC argued that it was owed compensation for Amagerbanken's withdrawal from the co-operative society.

Notable practitioners
Carsten Ceutz wins praise from clients for his proactivity and experience in this area. Sources also highlight his "very clear business focus." He advised the bankruptcy estate of Rejse Eksperterne on claims against its former managers. He also regularly assists financial creditors with restructuring mandates.

Interviewees praise Jørgen Hauschildt for being "very available and responsive," adding: "He listens to our concerns and is great at solving problems in a way that suits our business." He advised Mølbro on the sale of the company out of bankruptcy to Thyregod and Bodal Holding.

Interviewees highlight Michael Serring for his ability to "look over immense amounts of information and documents and get a total sense for the details," adding: "He takes responsibility and makes me feel that I am in safe hands." Serring often acts on the creditor side of important insolvency proceedings.

Troels Tuxen is lauded as "very solution-oriented and always two steps ahead. He very quickly sees where we need to be in the end and finds the path to get there." He is experienced on the creditor side of bankruptcy proceedings involving the tracing of assets in foreign jurisdictions. He also acts for debtors on negotiations with lenders for the restructuring of debt.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency

Insolvency & Restructuring

In the Danish market Bech-Bruun is recognised for its strong M&A and projects teams. It also boasts of a very credible banking and restructuring and insolvency offering. 

The firm’s restructuring team often represents debtors and creditors on a mix of formal restructurings, distressed acquisitions and insolvency proceedings.

A key staffing change during the research period saw partner Søren Meisling retire from the M&A team after over four decades at the firm. In the restructuring and insolvency space, partner Søren Christensen Volder joined from Lindhardt Steffensen.

Recent Deal Data highlights 

  • Axcel acquisition of majority stake in Phase One
  • Energinet DKr1.8 billion acquisition of GasNet
  • Maersk Drilling Nasdaq Copenhagen IPO
  • Nord Stream 2
  • Teradyne €121 million acquisition of Mobile Industrial Roots
  • Total $7.45 billion acquisition of Maersk Oil & Gas
  • Total acquisition of Chevron’s 12% interest in Danish Underground Consortium
  • Vineyard 800MW wind farm

Client feedback

"High quality and swift service." – Restructuring and insolvency

IFLR1000, Restructuring and insolvency

Insolvency

Ranked: tier 1

Danske Bank, Nordea Bank and Nykredit are notable clients of the team at Bech-Bruun. In a recent highlight, team head Troels Tuxen advised AC24 on its €6m bankruptcy proceedings. Other mandates include Carsten Ceutz assisting Tyrkiet Eksperten with a restructuring and disputes relating to its bankruptcy, which included transferring its existing customers to a separate agency; and Jørgen Hauschildt acting for Jysk Maskincenter in bankruptcy proceedings. Michael Serring is also a key name to note and is particularly skilled in insolvencies related to limited partnerships.

Legal 500, Insolvency

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