Boris Frederiksen > Poul Schmith > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Poul Schmith
Kalvebod Brygge 32
1560 København V
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Boris is a recognised specialist in the area with 28 years’ experience representing public and private clients in some of the most high-profile bankruptcies in the market. His practice includes expertise in all matters relating to insolvency law and protection of creditor interests, including contract administration, negotiating reorganisations, assessment of potential liabilities and managerial responsibility and establishment and management of guarantees and guarantee schemes, and he frequently acts as a trustee.


Partner, Attorney


Partner-in-charge of Finance and Insolvency

Certified insolvency lawyer

Chairman of the Executive Committee of Poul Schmith

2009 – 2017
Head of the firm’s group for Insolvency, Poul Schmith

Partner, Poul Schmith

Poul Schmith

1990 – 1995
Advokatfirmaet Kønig, Homann & Christoffersen (later Advokatfirmaet Sandager)

1988 – 1990
Assistant judge




Boris is a board member of the Association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers. He is also a member of the International Bar Association.


Master of law, University of Copenhagen

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Boris FrederiksenPoul Schmith

Poul Schmith‘s sizeable restructuring and insolvency practice group handles a wide range of mandates, regularly assisting with large-scale matters that involve debt collection proceedings and bankruptcy administrations. The group is also adept at handling cross-border insolvencies and multi-jurisdictional asset recovery work. As the Danish government’s key adviser, the firm has extensive experience in the public sector but has been increasingly acting for private sector clients. Practice head Boris Frederiksen handles litigation and is praised for being ‘one of the most impressive lawyers of his generation’. For expertise in asset recovery work, Cathrine Wollenberg Zittan is recommended.