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Michael Serring is an expert of insolvency and dispute resolution

Michael Serring is highly specialised in the area of insolvency law and has performed as trustee of several thousand bankruptcy estates, including some of the largest in Denmark. 

Michael advises banks, etc., on the handling of complex and distressed loans, often as counterparty to a bankruptcy estate. He has extensive experience in debt collection, for instance in uncovering hidden assets. As his particular niche he advises on limited partnerships, the relations to the limited partners and the limited partnerships' lenders.

Michael has conducted a vast number of cases before the Danish courts and bankruptcy courts, including numerous cases concerning insolvency issues that have changed previous views, and on directors' liability, including in relation to the bankruptcy of the Mindship Foundation. Michael obtained right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court in 1992.

Being a highly specialised and extremely experienced adviser and advocate, Michael is recognised for his ability to establish an overview, even in the most complicated and extensive cases, and for his ability to understand complex business models as well as the political aspects of cases. 

 

The Team

Insolvency & Restructuring

  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Dispute Resolution
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Engagements

  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Medlem, Insol

Publications

  • Det retfærdige honorar, Advokaten, 2004. Article
  • Inddrivelse af tilgodehavender hos kommanditister, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen, 2000. Article
  • Directors Liabilities in Case of Insolvency , Kluwer, 1999. Book

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English

Ratings

Interviewees highlight Michael Serring for his ability to "look over immense amounts of information and documents and get a total sense for the details," adding: "He takes responsibility and makes me feel that I am in safe hands." Serring often acts on the creditor side of important insolvency proceedings.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Restructuring/Insolvency

The firm also continues to work on a number of avoidance claims. In one such case Michael Serring's advice to Bristen Group resulted in a Danish court ruling preventing banks from considering payments from anyone other than a debtor as third party payment.

IFLR1000, Restructuring and insolvency

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Danske Bank, Nordea Bank and Nykredit are notable clients of the team at Bech-BruunMichael Serring is also a key name to note and is particularly skilled in insolvencies related to limited partnerships.

Legal 500, Insolvency