Christian specialises in insolvency and restructuring law, general business law, and mergers and acquisitions. He provides advice on aspects like restructuring, bankruptcy, compulsory composition, voluntary credit arrangements and transaction-related agreements. Christian became a partner in 2009.


Staying within the boundaries of the law, Christian always takes a business-minded, pragmatic and solution-oriented approach to cases, so that there is always a balance between objectives and costs in order to meet the aims of the clients or creditors he represents. Christian is known for his rational case management and for quickly following up on progress to advance the interests of his clients or creditors. At the core of his advice is a combination of thorough legal knowledge, insight into Danish and international business conditions, and the ability to harmonise these elements within the context of the client’s strategy and commercial requirements.

Christian is a restructuring administrator or trustee in a considerable number of restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. He is also engaged in a large number of out-of-court restructuring proceedings and advises financial creditors on their positions in relation to various customers. Many of his cases have international dimensions, where Christian draws on his considerable experience in cross-border restructuring and other insolvency proceedings.

As an additional area of expertise, Christian has special insight into the dental industry and the unique problems associated with the transfer of dental clinics. Beyond this, Christian is member of various boards.

Chambers Europe 2020

Restructuring/Insolvency, Band 1

Christian Jul Madsen is best known for representing banks as creditors to distressed companies from a range of industries. Clients describe him as "good at giving updates on a regular basis," also noting that he "runs an efficient process and has a good commercial view to get things done."

Legal 500 2019

Insolvency

Kromann Reumert has notable expertise in insolvencies, restructurings and estate administration matters. A key figure include restructuring and insolvency specialist Christian Jul Madsen.

Chambers Europe 2019

Restructuring/Insolvency, Band 1

Commentators praise Aarhus-based Christian Jul Madsen  for his work as trustee in high-profile insolvency cases. Another source highlights his "business understanding and superb availability." He is experienced in restructuring and insolvency matters, including matters relating to the sale of businesses out of bankruptcy.

Chambers Europe 2018

Restructuring/Insolvency

Christian Jul Madsen is described by clients as "very experienced; he has an excellent understanding of the financial world and what it means for us in terms of working with the cases." Based in Aarhus, he is frequently noted as a leading choice for creditors with cases in the Jutland region of Denmark as well as handling cases with an international angle, recently acting as trustee in the bankruptcy of K/S Angered, overseeing the sale of its large shopping centre in Sweden.

Legal 500 2017

Insolvency

Aarhus-based Christian Jul Madsen shares leadership of the practice.

Chambers Europe 2017

Insolvency & Restructuring

Department co-head Christian Jul Madsen heads the Aarhus team and is well regarded for assisting financial institutions and insolvent companies. He is often appointed as a trustee and acts on both domestic and cross-border insolvency cases. 

IFLR1000 2017

Rising Star

Christian Jul Madsen is ranked as a rising star within the field of Restructuring & Insolvency.

Chambers Europe 2016

Insolvency & Restructuring

Department co-head Christian Jul Madsen is based in the Aarhus office and is recognised for representing financial institutions. Clients say: "He is a very fast-working and impressive lawyer." Recent work includes creditor agreements and the sale of assets.

Chambers Global 2015

Insolvency

Christian Jul Madsen focuses primarily on restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings and has particular expertise in voluntary credit arrangements. He is described as an "excellent, strong lawyer with great expertise." 

Legal 500 2014

Insolvency

Clients appreciate Kromann Reumert’s ‘direct, precise advice and broad commercial understanding’. Christian Jul Madsen leads in Aarhus. Madsen assisted with the bankruptcy sales of ColorPrint and Elro Energi.

Chambers Global 2014

Insolvency and Restructure

Aarhus-based Christian Jul Madsen is a hugely respected practitioner, noted for his presence on high-profile mandates. He recently acted for Freudendahl Invest (in bankruptcy) and Nordea on the sale of Stoll Maschinenfabrik. 

Legal 500 2013

Insolvency

Lisa Bo Larsen heads Kromann Reumert’s Copenhagen group while Christian Jul Madsen leads the team in Aarhus; both have ‘in-depth knowledge’. Both lawyers are appointed trustees in the bankruptcies of De Gule Sider and Broederne A&B Andersen and assist in major restructurings.

activities
  • Member of several boards of directors for different businesses 
  • Appointed permanent assistant at the Bankruptcy Court in Aarhus
  • Member of the Danish Bar and Law Society
  • External teacher at Aarhus University for Insolvency Law, and frequent lecturer
publications
  • Co-author of Rekonstruktion – teori og praksis (Restructuring - Theory and Practice), DJØF Forlag, 2011
  • Co-author of Tandlægens aftaler ved køb af praksis (A Dentist’s Agreements in connection with the Purchase of a Practice) 
background
  • Partner 2009
  • Master of Laws (cand.jur.) from Aarhus University 2000
  • Born in 1974
admission and right of audience
  • Right of audience before the Danish High Court 2006
  • Admitted to practice law 2003
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • The Scandinavian languages

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