Mr Per Astrup Madsen > DLA Piper Denmark > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Denmark
Oslo Plads 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Work Department

Finance, Project & Restructuring


Per Astrup Madsen is a certified insolvency lawyer and specialises in advice within the field of insolvency, which requires comprehensive knowledge of Danish as well as international insolvency rules and the affairs of the business sector in general.

Per has extensive experience within all aspects of insolvency law, including restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings and special situations arising in this regard, including advice on dealing with any personal secondary effects of the crisis. Per also advises and negotiates with creditors on composition, merger, sale, etc.

Furthermore, Per provides assistance to distressed enterprises through the Early Warning programme sponsored by the EU and the Danish Government.

Per deals mainly with the following:

  • Holding offices as a court-appointed trustee or restructuring administrator
  • Liquidating solvent enterprises
  • Advising owners/management in connection with enterprises in distress, including on restructuring/reorganisation and on any liability for continued operations and potentially voidable transactions
  • Advising purchasers in connection with the acquisition of business activities or assets from a bankruptcy estate
  • Representing creditors as regards the filing and adjudication of claims and dealing with non-performing loans
  • Advising on and negotiating arrangements with creditors on behalf of insolvent enterprises and individuals
  • Advising on cross-border insolvency issues
  • Representing mortgagees and other chargees, including as regards taking possession of assets subject to company charges and receivables charges, and secured claims
  • Representing creditors in avoidance proceedings in a bankruptcy estate due to the bankruptcy of the debtor or a contracting party
  • Representing advisors faced with a claim for avoidance or a claim for damages or compensation
  • Collecting receivables, focusing especially on uncovering any hiding of assets
  • Conducting proceedings before all Danish courts and arbitration tribunals, particularly in relation to the above

Per is, moreover, Head of the Finance, Projects and Restructuring practice group in DLA Piper Denmark and has also been appointed to the panel of insolvency attorneys set up by the Danish Debt Collection Agency within the judicial district of the Maritime and Commercial High Court.

Per is also an active member of DLA Piper’s global Hospitality & Leisure sector team. Through this team, DLA Piper provides advice to a wide variety of clients within the sector, including leading global, regional and national hotel and holiday resort operators, sports and leisure providers, online gambling operators and gambling establishments, hotels and restaurants, etc.




  • Member, the appeals committee of the Danish Football Association (DBU)
  • Danske Insolvensadvokater (the association of Danish insolvency lawyers)
  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • The International Bar Association (IBA)
  • INSOL International
  • Foreningen af Procedureadvokater (the Danish association of litigation lawyers)
  • Panel of Insolvency lawyers set up by the Danish Debt Collection Agency 


  • Certified arbitrator, the education programme for arbitrators operated by the Association of Danish Law Firms (2015)
  • Certified insolvency lawyer, Danske Insolvensadvokater (the association of Danish insolvency lawyers) (2013)
  • Admitted to the Danish Bar (2004)
  • Master of Law, University of Copenhagen (2001)
  • Specialised subject exam, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo (2001)

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