Ms Trine Hasselbalch > DLA Piper Denmark > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Denmark
Oslo Plads 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Work Department

Finance, Project & Restructuring


Trine Hasselbalch is a partner in DLA Piper Denmark’s Finance, Projects & Restructuring practice group and has an abundance of experience in advising Danish and international clients on the restructuring of distressed enterprises, including on maintaining the operations during insolvency proceedings, reorganisations, and transfers of an entire or parts of a distressed enterprise (distressed M&A).

Moreover, Trine advises banks and other financial institutions on issues relating to legal charges and insolvency law.

Trine has handled restructurings in all major sectors and been involved in several matters, including some with international aspects.

Trine is head of DLA Piper’ Denmark’s Agriculture and Food sector team and has in recent years dealt with a vast number of agricultural matters, including restructuring of large agricultural enterprises, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with their operation and the special legal issues relating to charges.

Trine also provides advice on contract and ownership relating to agricultural enterprises, including ownership transition.

Furthermore, Trine focuses on the energy sectors. Trine assists a number of landowners and has in-depth knowledge of intensive negotiation processes and advising in connection with the construction, operation, and restoration of solar parks, including ownership structures, various lease agreements, and issues relating to agricultural law, etc.

Trine is head of DLA Piper Denmark’s Hospitality and Leisure sector team and is also an active member of DLA Piper’s global team for this sector.. 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, music venues, hotels and restaurants, etc.

Trine is a certified insolvency lawyer and has been appointed to the panel of insolvency lawyers set up by the Danish Debt Collection Agency.

Trine is an experienced lecturer and speaker, and she has lectured at Aarhus University, the Association of Danish Law Firms, etc., on topics relating to agriculture and restructuring.


Danish, English


  • Danske Insolvensadvokater (the association of Danish insolvency lawyers)
  • IWIRC Europe
  • The Danish Agricultural Lawyers´ Association
  • Sektionen for Større Jordbrug (the section for large farms under the Danish Agriculture & Food Council)
  • The Danish Management Society, VL-gruppe 62 (a management forum under the Danish Management Society)
  • Panel of Insolvency lawyers set up by the Danish Debt Collection Agency 


  • Master of Law, University of Aarhus (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Insolvency

DLA Piper Denmark’s finance, projects and restructuring team is known in the marketplace for being ‘very skilled, business-minded and always ready to work on finding solutions for the clients and cases they are working on’. The specialist Nordic practice group routinely handles all aspects of cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. Three lawyers jointly head the department: distressed business expert Henrik Sjørslev and Jørgen Flodgaard lead alongside Per Astrup Madsen, who is a key contact for ongoing bankruptcy estates and in-court restructurings. Agricultural-sector restructuring specialist Trine Hasselbalch is another key member of the team.