Lars Skanvig

Attorney-at-Law, Partner, LL.M.

Lars Skanvig is a partner and head of our Insolvency Law and Restructuring team.

Lars has more than 30 years of experience working with insolvency law and restructuring proceedings and is one of Denmark's leading and most widely used trustees. He also represents banks and other financial institutions with respect to bankruptcies, restructuring proceedings and other insolvency matters.

In recent decades, Lars has had a central role in many of the largest and most complex bankruptcies and restructuring proceedings in Denmark.

Lars has built up significant and in-depth knowledge of all types of insolvency proceedings - from compulsory dissolution initiated by the Danish Business Authority, notified suspensions of payments and subsequently notified restructuring proceedings, compulsory compositions, voluntary arrangements and proper bankruptcy proceedings with or without the business transfers.

Lars is appointed as a permanent trustee at the Maritime and Commercial High Court in Copenhagen, including in debt restructuring proceedings. He is also a member of the panel of lawyers appointed by the Danish Debt Collection Agency. Lars was chairman of Kuratorforeningen (the Danish Association of Trustees) from 2007 to 2013, and he has been a member of the board of Danske Insolvensadvokater (an association of Danish insolvency lawyers) for more than 10 years.

The leading international rating agencies Chambers, Legal500 and IFLR100 continuously rank Lars as a leading individual with respect to insolvency and restructuring.

As a partner, Lars has been a key figure in the continued development of our market-leading insolvency team which in recent years has focused on optimising processes by introducing new digital solutions and additionally strengthening the close cross-disciplinary collaboration with Plesner's other specialist teams on specific cases in order to create as much value as possible for clients.

Highlights - cases

  • Hellerup Finans A/S under konkurs (in bankruptcy) - trustee in the company and another 11 group companies
  • Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S under konkurs (in bankruptcy) - restructuring administrator, and subsequently trustee in the estate
  • Sjælsø Gruppen A/S under rekonstruktion (restructuring proceedings) - restructuring administrator in connection with the company's and its group companies' notified restructuring proceedings
  • Marsh Wind Technology A/S under konkurs (in bankruptcy)  - trustee in the wind farm manufacturer
  • A/B Thurøvej under konkurs (in bankruptcy)  - trustee in connection with the bankruptcy of the cooperative housing association
  • A/B Østerbro Strandpark under konkurs (in bankruptcy) - trustee in connection with the bankruptcy of the cooperative housing association
  • A/B Grøndlandsvej under konkurs (in bankruptcy) - trustee in connection with the bankruptcy of the cooperative housing association
  • Angels Manpower ApS under konkurs (in bankruptcy) - trustee, including investigations into anti-money laundering and other alleged criminal activity
  • Rovsing Applications A/S under konkurs (in bankruptcy) - trustee in the company which developed an IT platform for the purposes of on-line signing of documents by use of NemID (a digital identity solution)
  • Solutors A/S under konkurs - restructuring administrator, and subsequently trustee in the estate
  • A/B Duegården under konkurs (bankruptcy)- restructuring administrator in a large cooperative housing association, which produced significant new legal issues of general public importance

Ratings

  • Lars Skanvig is recommended as regards Insolvency by Legal 500 (2020)

  • Lars Skanvig is ranked as a leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. Team head Lars Skanvig handles complex bankruptcy procedures across a range of industries, most notably the finance sector (2020)

  • Lars Skanvig is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Restructuring and Insolvency (2020)

  • Lars Skanvig is recommended as regards Insolvency (2019)

  • Lars Skanvig is ranked as a leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. Head of department Lars Skanvig is recognised by interviewees as a key figure in the firm's market-leading restructuring and insolvency practice. (2019)

  • Lars Skanvig is ranked as a leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. Lars Skanvig regularly acts as an appointed administrator on bankruptcy estates and advises on negotiating voluntary arrangements with creditors. (2018)

  • Lars Skanvig is recommended as regards Insolvency. (2018)

  • Lars Skanvig is recommended as regards Insolvency. (2017)

  • Lars Skanvig is listed as a leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. Lars Skanvig routinely represents banks and other financial institutions, as well as acting as a trustee. He focuses on insolvency issues related to the real estate, construction and energy sectors. (2017)

  • Lars Skanvig is ranked as leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. (2016)
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