Mr Preben Jakobsen > Gorrissen Federspiel > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Gorrissen Federspiel

Work Department

Insolvency and Restructuring


Preben Jakobsen is partner in Gorrissen Federspiel’s Insolvency & Restructuring team.

Preben Jakobsen specialises in national as well as international advice on reorganisation, reconstruction and bankruptcy. Among others, he advises lenders, financial creditors and companies on issues relating to security, avoidance, M&A, financing and management liability.

Preben has been seconded with Holland & Knight LLP, New York working in the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group adding further depths to his international/cross-border experience on complex matters.

Preben advises on business law issues with particular focus on construction law, including in relation to the drafting of contracts, negotiation, handling of defects and related issues. He also conducts legal proceedings on business law issues, particularly insolvency and construction law issues.


Gorrissen Federspiel, 2016 –
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2021
Kromann Reumert, 2007 – 2016
Copenhagen Legal Aid 2008 – 2009


Certified insolvency lawyer, 2017
Right of audience before the Danish High Court
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2010
Master of Laws 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Insolvency

(Next Generation Partners)

Preben JakobsenGorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel is well known for handling the largest restructurings and bankruptcy matters in Denmark. The team has a strong financial sector focus, acting for individual banks and banking syndicates as well as the Danish Tax Authorities. As a testament to the group’s strong capabilities, practitioners are regularly appointed to act as trustees and administrators in connection with bankruptcies and restructurings, including international out-of-court restructurings. The team has substantial expertise across several industries, with co-head John Sommer Schmidt focusing on retail and real estate matters, while fellow co-head Morten Hans Jakobsen handles issues within the aviation, shipping and transportation industries. Lars Grøngaard and Preben Jakobsen are also recommended.