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Lars Hjortshøj Nielsen


Lars Hjortshøj Nielsen is in DLA Piper Denmark’s restructuring practice group. Lars deals primarily with insolvency law, including particularly restructuring and winding-up of enterprises and handling of distressed properties.

Throughout the last 30 years, Lars has been in charge of operating, transferring and winding up a large number of enterprises within the real estate, agricultural and market garden sectors, the transport industry and the retail sector, etc.

Lars has extensive experience in assisting banks and other charge holders in realising practically all types of real estate, in some cases following operation of the properties after taking possession of the mortgaged properties or during bankruptcy proceedings.

Lars acts for Danish mortgage bank DLR Kredit A/S in the Aarhus judicial district.

Moreover, Lars advises a number of enterprises on common issues of commercial law.

Professional QualificationsAdmitted to the Danish Bar, 1991
  • English
  • German
  • Certified insolvency lawyer, 2013
  • Admitted, 1991
  • Aarhus University, Master of Laws, 1988


Lars is the author of articles on insolvency law subjects and on company charges and receivables charges. He also gives lectures on these subjects in various contexts.


Teaches seminars on dealing with distressed agricultural enterprises.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Danske Insolvensadvokater (the association of Danish insolvency lawyers)
  • Netværk i Insolvensret (Danish insolvency law network), JUC (a Danish legal training centre)
  • The Danish Bar and Law Society