Pernille is one of Denmark’s most experienced insolvency attorneys in Denmark. She has assisted in a number of financial restructurings and insolvency proceedings against a wide range of large Danish companies, including Sterling Airways A/S, Sterling Airlines A/S, Centerplan A/S, Sandgården A/S, O. W. Bunker A/S, Fona A/S, Arnold Busck A/S and ACT Global A/S.
Pernille is widely recognised by the large international rating agencies as leading in Denmark in Insolvency and Restructuring. Her extensive experience and expertise mean that she is often asked to handle the most complex cases in Denmark; for instance, as trustee of the estate in bankruptcy of O.W. Bunker, which is the largest bankruptcy in Denmark in recent times.
Since 1988, Pernille has been entitled to appear before the Danish Supreme Court, and she has conducted several significant cases in relation to bankrupt and insolvent businesses.
As the then chairman of the Danish Association of Trustees participated establishing the Association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers in 2004, and she was chairman until 2018. For a number of years, Pernille also chaired the Danish Bar and Law Society’s Insolvency Law Committee and the Association of Danish Law Firms’ Insolvency Law Committee. Pernille is also a member of The Danish Debt Collection Agency’s select group of attorneys whom the Agency may appoint as trustees.
Pernille is appointed as a permanent trustee at the Maritime and Commercial Court, The Insolvency Court in Copenhagen.She represents Denmark ICC’s FraudNet, a global organization specializing in Fraud and Asset Recovery.
Pernille has worked as an attorney since 1980, specializing in restructuring and insolvency her entire career and has been a partner with one of the biggest and most wellknown law firms in Denmark, Plesner, for 31 years.
She has held several positions of trust, including Chairman of the Association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers, Chairman of the Danish Association of Trustees (Kuratorforeningen), Chairman of the Insolvency Law Committee of the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society, Member of the General Council of the Danish Bar and Law Society, Member of the Code of Conduct Committee and many more.
Pernille has received numerous international rankings: To mention a few more recent:
Pernille Bigaard [..]draws extensive praise for her considerable experience handling the most high-profile cases across Denmark, including both in-court bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. – Chambers Europe (2021)
Pernille Bigaard is listed in Women Leaders Guide – IFLR1000 (2020) and as Market Leader within Restructuring and Insolvency 2021. Pernille is also listed as leading individual as regards to insolvency in The Legal 500 Series 2019.