Pernille Bigaard

Attorney-at-Law, Partner


Practice areas

Corporate - M&A Corporate Law
Dispute Resolution Insolvency Law and Reconstructions
White-collar crime


Pernille Bigaard is the head of the practice area Insolvency Law. She is appointed administrator at the Bankruptcy Division of the Maritime and Commercial Court in Copenhagen and she provides assistance in financial restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and in various other insolvency situations.

Pernille Bigaard is one of the most experienced trustees of estates in bankruptcy and she has been involved in the restructuring of/bankruptcy proceedings against a number of large Danish undertakings such as Sterling Airlines A/S, Centerplan A/S, Sandgården A/S, Buksesnedkeren A/S and BIVA A/S.

Pernille Bigaard has for a number of years lectured at courses held by the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society, including in restructurings of ailing businesses. She has been involved in the drafting of several reports on insolvency law through her former membership of the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society and her chairmanship of the insolvency law committee of the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society.

Pernille Bigaard is a trained mediator and she is associated with the Danish Mediation Institute. She is also a member of Foreningen af Mediatoradvokater (a Danish association for mediation lawyers) and she has acquired considerable experience in court-based mediation/mediation by participating in the pilot scheme concerning court-based mediation.

     
 

IFLR 1000 (2015)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a Lading Lawyer as regards Restructuring and Insolvency as well as M&A by IFLR 1000 2015.

Legal 500 (2014)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading individual with respect to Insolvency.

Chambers Europe (2014)

Pernille Bigaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Restructuring/Insolvency by both Chambers Global 2014 and Chambers Europe 2014. "She is a 'driving force at the firm,'say clients. She is a highly esteemed lawyer, with one market commentator describing her as 'one of the outstanding lawyers in the practice'."

IFLR (2014)

Pernille Bigaard is listed a leading lawyer as regards Restructuring and Insolvency. "Clients are still full of praise for the team and Pernille Bigaard in particular. 'She is clearly one of the most experienced lawyers in insolvency in Denmark,' remarks one senior banking client, while another says: 'Pernille is very visible and highly skilled with a lot of experience in the field of restructuring and insolvency. Her strongest attributes are her expertise, accessibility and skills'."

Legal 500 (2013)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading individual with respect to Insolvency. "Pernille Bigaard is 'quick, responsive, focused'. Clients appreciate her 'sound, appropriate' advice."

Chambers Global (2013)

Pernille Bigaard is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Restructuring/Insolvency by Chambers Global 2013 as well as by Chambers Europe 2013. "Leading insolvency lawyer Pernille Bigaard is often appointed as trustee of bankruptcy estates. She is known as a tough negotiator and also acts as a mediator in insolvency matters."

EMEA Legal Experts (2013)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading individual with respect to Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.

IFLR (2013)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading lawyer with respect to Restructuring and Insolvency. "Pernille Bigaard is well respected and known to be one of the top insolvency lawyers in Denmark."

Legal 500 (2012)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading individual as regards Insolvency.

Chambers Europe (2012)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading individual (Band 1) with respect to Restructuring/Insolvency. "Clients are 'very pleased with the really fantastic service' from Pernille Bigaard, who is a leading practitioner in bankruptcy and liquidation."

Chambers Global (2012)

Pernille Bigaard has been listed as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. Clients are "very pleased with the really fantastic service" from Pernille Bigaard, who is a leading practitioner in Bankruptcy and Liquidation.

EMEA (European) Legal Experts (2012)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as an expert with respect to Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.

International Financial Law Review (2012)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading lawyer with respect to Restructuring and Insolvency.

"The team is co-led by the esteemed Pernille Bigaard."

Chambers Global (2011)

Recommended as "Leader in his Field" with respect to Restructuring/Insolvency.

Legal 500 (2011)

Pernille Bigaard is listed as a leading individual with respect to Insolvency.

Chambers Global (2010)

Pernille Bigaard is rated in band 1, and she is highly sought after for her work in this area. She is handling many of the most high-profiled Danish insolvency cases. (Restructuring/Insolvency)

Chambers Europe (2010)

Listed as a leading individual (band 1) with respect to Restructuring/Insolvency.

PLC Which Lawyer? (2010)

Has been endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer 2010 as regards Restructuring and Insolvency.

IFLR 1000 (2011)

Listed as a leading lawyer with respect to Insolvency and Restructuring.

European Legal Experts (2010)

Listed as an expert with respect to Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.

 
     

Career path

1988 Admitted to the Danish Supreme Court

1980 Admitted to the bar

1977 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

Languages

Scandinavian and English

Positions of trust

 

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Selected publications

 
Pernille Bigaard 

Mobile: +45 40 32 72 29
Phone: +45 36 94 12 90
Fax: +45 33 12 00 14
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Secretary: Annette Skaarup
Secretary Phone: +45 36 94 13 25
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