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John Sommer Schmidt

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Gorrissen Federspiel
Silkeborgvej 2 ,
Aarhus C, DK-8000
Denmark

T. 011 45 86 20 7500
E. jss@gorrissenfederspiel.com

Bio: 

Background
John Sommer Schmidt is head of the Insolvency group. He specialises in handling distressed companies, which comprises restructurings, voluntary debt arrangements as well as sales or winding up of financially challenged companies. John has extensive experience in all aspects of Danish bankruptcy and restructuring law and he acts as liquidator, restructuring administrator and trustee.

John has extensive knowledge of finance and mortgage law and advices clients on establishing, securing and enforcing all types of creditors’ rights.

John is also engaged in litigation and provides advice on general corporate and commercial matters.

In addition to his legal experience, John has a financial background and with this combination of competencies, John is in a position to provide business- and solution-oriented advice focused on creating value for our clients.

Education
LL.M., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2009
Right of audience before the Danish High Court 2007
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2004
Candidatus juris, University of Aarhus 2001
B.Sc. (jur.), Aarhus School of Business 1998

Memberships
Association of Danish Insolvency Attorneys – member of the board of directors
INSOL Europe
International Bar Association

Publications
Co-author on article on Denmark in ICLG Strategic View – Corporate Restructuring, 2016
Author on: “Denmark” in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, 2007 to 2015
Co-author on: "Challenges for Danish Debtors Seeking to Use U.S. Restructuring Procedures " in INSOL World, Second Quarter 2013

Memberships
Association of Danish Insolvency Attorneys – member of the board of directors
INSOL Europe
International Bar Association

Work-experience
Gorrissen Federspiel 2001
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2011

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