Michala has for many years been involved in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcies and restructurings in Denmark and is currently appointed as the trustee of one of the most significant bankruptcies in Denmark in recent years - the estate of OW Bunker. As a result she has gained additional experience in, among other things, conducting various complicated insolvency-related litigation.
Michala is highly specialised in the administration of estates in bankruptcy, including uncovering of voidable transactions, continuation of operations as well as complete or partial transfers of bankrupt businesses. She is also experienced in advising on the restructuring of distressed enterprises, including arrangements with creditors, and advises banks and other financial institutions on insolvency matters.
Michala is considered a "leading individual" in Restructuring / Insolvency. A client states: "She is extremely efficient and goes immediately to the heart of the matter. She also has a practical approach that looks at the economic aspects of the matter to best protect the interests of her client." (Chambers Europe 2020)
Based on her long-standing experience from proving advice on employment and labour law, Michala has special expertise in terms of how to act with respect to employees in estates in bankruptcy, including temporary retention of key employees.
Michala is certified by and a member of the board of the Association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers (Foreningen af Danske Insolvensadvokater). Michaela is also the chairman of SWIC, the Scandinavian network of International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). In 2019, she was elected "Councillor of Denmark" in INSOL Europe, and she was co-chair at the INSOL Europe Conference in Copenhagen in 2019.
In addition, Michala Roepstorff is a member of the panel of lawyers appointed by the Danish Debt Collection Agency, and she teaches insolvency law on supplementary courses under the auspices of Danish Law Firms (Danske Advokater).
As a partner, Michala 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.
Michala Roepstorff has been recognized in IFLR1000 Women Leaders (2021+2022)
Michala Roepstorff is ranked as a leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency.
Michala Roepstorff advises on a range of both local and cross-border insolvency proceedings. Sources praise her as "extremely commercial and knowledgeable" (2022)
Michala Roepstorff is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) as regards Restructuring and Insolvency (2021/2022)
"She is highly skilled, extremely professional and pleasant to work with. All cases are solved with the same level of professionalism"
"The team led by Michala Roepstorff is very skilled. Michala has the ability to solve large and small cases in the same professional way"
"Michala Roepstorff is very strong in cross-border issues, extremely competent and pleasant to work with" (2021/2022)
Michala Roepstorff is ranked as a leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. 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." (2021)
Michala Roepstorff is recommended as regards Insolvency.
"Michala Roepstorff is very approachable and commercial; very knowledgeable regarding Danish insolvency law" (2021)
Michala Roepstorff is ranked as a leading individual as regards Restructuring/Insolvency. Michala Roepstorff works on a range of both local and cross-border insolvency proceedings. One client enthuses: "She is extremely efficient and goes immediately to the heart of the matter. She also has a practical approach that looks at the economic aspects of the matter to best protect the interests of her client." (2020)