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Per Astrup Madsen


Per Astrup Madsen is a certified insolvency lawyer and specialises in advice within the field of insolvency, which requires comprehensive knowledge of Danish as well as international insolvency rules and the affairs of the business sector in general.

Per has also profound knowledge of criminal proceedings regarding direct and indirect taxes as well as the underlying relevant legislation.

Professional QualificationsAdvokat supervised by the Danske Advokatsamfund, 2004


  • Holding offices as court-appointed trustee or restructuring administrator
  • Liquidating solvent enterprises
  • Advising owners/management in connection with enterprises in distress, including on restructuring/reorganisation and on any liability for continued
  • Operations and potentially voidable transactions
  • Advising purchasers in connection with the acquisition of business activities or assets from a bankrupt estate
  • Representing creditors as regards the filing and adjudication of claims and dealing with non-performing loans
  • Advising on and negotiating arrangements with creditors on behalf of insolvent enterprises and individuals
  • Advising on cross-border issues of insolvency law
  • Representing mortgagees and other chargees, including as regards taking possession of assets subject to company charges and receivables charges and as regards secured claims
  • Representing creditors in avoidance proceedings in a bankrupt estate due to the bankruptcy of the debtor or a contracting party
  • Representing advisors faced with a claim for avoidance or a claim for damages or compensation
  • Collecting receivables, focusing especially on uncovering any hiding of assets
  • Conducting proceedings before all Danish courts and arbitration tribunals, particularly in relation to the above
  • Certified arbitrator, the education programme for arbitrators operated by the Association of Danish Law Firms, 2015
  • Certified insolvency lawyer, Danske Insolvensadvokater (the association of Danish insolvency lawyers), 2013
  • Master of Law, the University of Copenhagen, 2001

    Specialised subject exam, the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, the University of Oslo, 2001

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Alternate, the appeals committee of the Danish Football Association (DBU)
  • Danske Insolvensadvokater (the association of Danish insolvency lawyers)
  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • The International Bar Association (IBA)
  • AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
  • INSOL International
  • Foreningen af Procedureadvokater (the Danish association of litigation lawyers)