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DLA Piper Denmark

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DLA Piper Denmark, Jan Bech, Aarhus, DENMARK

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Jan Bech

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DLA Piper LLP (US)


Jan Bech is primarily engaged in insolvency law and competition law. Areas of special expertise for Jan Bech are various aspects of reconstruction of enterprises, suspension of payments, composition and bankruptcy. Within the area of competition law, Jan Bech has ia represented the Danish Dairy Board and affiliated undertakings in large cases against the Danish competition authorities as well as the EU competition authorities. Further, Jan Bech has wide experience in advising on the establishment of, trade in and financing of wind-turbine projects and in advising both Danish and foreign enterprises within the leasing business. Together with Carsten Henriksen, Attorney, Jan Bech handles interests for a large number of car dealers in Denmark in a group of pending cases initiated by the Danish Tax Office concerning additional collection of car tax and Jan Bech also assists car dealers in respect of the general restructuring of the car industry.


Employed by the Danish Ministry of Justice as an assistant district judge at the Courts of Hjørring and Vejle, 1991-1995. Attorney at Lett Lawfirm 1995. Partner since 2000. Ass. Proffessor in Insolvency and Restucturing at Aarhus University.


Danish, English, Swedish and Norwegian.


The Danish Association for Insolvency Law and the Association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers.


Master of Law from the University of Aarhus, 1991.



Within: Insolvency

DLA Piper Denmark's merger with Delacourt has strengthened its restructuring team, with insolvency specialist Per Buttenschøn being a key addition. Henrik Sjørslev and Jan Bech are also noteworthy and assisted construction company E Pihl & Søn with its bankruptcy proceedings.

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