Carsten Ceutz


About Carsten Ceutz

Right of audience, The Danish High Court 1990
Admission to practice law 1990
Master of Laws 1985

English, French

Carsten Ceutz represents financial creditors with exposures in finance and operational leases as well as loans to and charges over cooperative housing associations in distress. Moreover, Carsten advises on the possession and administration of receivables charges and floating company charges as well as the commencement and administration of restructuring proceedings.

As restructuring administrator and trustee of many businesses subject to restructuring proceedings and estates in bankruptcy, Carsten employs his substantial professional expertise to safeguard the interests of estates in bankruptcy and creditors. He has vast experience in administering the bankruptcy estates of travel agencies and in the management of IT, rights and employees in connection with corporate restructurings and insolvency.

Personal ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2018
- Restructuring

Well regarded by clients and peers, Carsten Ceutz is praised for his "very good strategic abilities" as well as for being "very theoretically skilled," and sources note that "he has had some very difficult cases where you had to dig deep in the books." His work includes acting as a bankruptcy trustee and enforcing and administering securities and charges over distressed assets, with a particular focus on cases involving housing associations.  

Chambers Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency


IFLR 1000 Rating 2016
- Restructuring and insolvency

Clients were also very pleased with the work of this team. “We are very satisfied with Bech-Bruun and Carsten Ceutz and his team and have no complaints,” says one banking client. “They showed very high levels of professionalism and offered serious treatment with quick responses and answers to our questions.”

ILR1000, Restructuring and insolvency

Chambers and partners

Chambers Global Rating 2015
- Restructuring/Insolvency

Carsten Ceutz is "extremely well qualified in his field," according to clients, and is noted for his experience as a liquidator and restructuring and bankruptcy administrator. He was the lead partner advising Bristen Gruppen on its bankruptcy proceedings.

Chambers and Partners Global, Restructuring/Insolvency

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
- Insolvency

Clients recommend Carsten Ceutz, who ‘always responds quickly’.

Legal 500, Insolvency


  • Board of directors (chairman), the Association
  • Member, International Bar Association Insolvency Section
  • Member, the association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers
  • Member, Copenhagen Attorney Association (Københavns Advokatforening)
  • Member, the Danish Society of Insolvency Law


  • Shareholders' Rights and Obligations - Chapter on Denmark
    Global Law and Business, (26 pages), 2018, Book
  • Cash Pooling and Insolvency: A Practical Global Handbook - Denmark chapter
    2. Edition, GLobe Law and Business Ltd, (15 pages), 2016, Book
  • Licences and Insolvency - A Practical Global Guide to the Effects of Insolvency on IP Licence Agreements (Denmark section)
    International Bar Association, (328 pages), 2014, Book
  • Cash Pooling and Insolvency: A Practical Global Handbook - Chapter on Denmark
    Global Law and Business, 2012, Book
  • Restructuring of distressed undertakings in Denmark
    Insolvency and Restructuring International, (4 pages), 2012, Article
  • Company Charges in Denmark: new sources of finance and new combinations
    Newsletter Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors Rights, (7 pages), 2006, Article
  • Indtægtsgivende inkasso?
    Inspi, (2 pages), 2004, Article
  • Retention of Title in and out of Insolvency - Chapter on Denmark
    International Bar Association, (383 pages), 2015, Book
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