Anders Ørskov Melballe
Anders Ørskov Melballe
Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner
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Background and Languages

Anders Ørskov Melballe is specialized in the restructuring process of ailing companies and the administration of estates in bankruptcy. Furthermore, Anders Ørskov Melballe is specialized in commercial law and dispute resolution.

In this regard, Anders Ørskov Melballe advises a large number of Danish and international companies – especially banks – on distressed accounts, restructurings and bankruptcies.

Moreover, Anders Ørskov Melballe advises both companies and creditors on directors’ liability and managerial responsibility, invalidation of transactions and creditors’ rights, including the possibilities and prospects of law suits on this matter.

Additionally, Anders Ørskov Melballe advises companies on general commercial aspects such as company law, contractual matters, the transfer of undertakings and the purchase/sale of properties. Furthermore, Anders Ørskov Melballe has many years of experience within the field of dispute resolution, including the process within the judiciary and arbitral system.

Anders Ørskov Melballe has a commercial and solution-oriented approach to the cases that he is presented with, which he combines with a distinct transactions-based approach in order to reach the best possible solution for the client.

Anders Ørskov Melballe speaks English and the Scandinavian languages.


IFLR1000 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Anders Ørskov Melballe is rated ”Highly Regarded” as regards Insolvency and restructuring in Denmark. 

Skau Reipurth & Partnere are a known primarily for their restructuring and insolvency law team.

Clients feedback: Highly specialised and accurate in advising professional financial creditors.”

They are very flexible and offer good value for money,” says one client. “Within bankruptcy Skau are very strong. They are highly dexterous and have an excellent way of handing cases in a commercially orientated and methodical fashion.

Outstanding theoretical skills matching the large tier one firms. Top-notch in trouble shooting and understands the situation from a client’s perspective. It’s one of the leaders in the market in reaching solutions.

We have been very satisfied with the services provided. The legal advice is always of very high quality, to the point and with an excellent understanding of our various businesses. Moreover, we receive a great level of attention and the cases are handled with proper attention to detail and a sense of urgency.


Chambers Global (2013, 2014, 2015)

Anders Ørskov Melballe is recommended as regards Insolvency and restructuring in Denmark.

Anders Ørskov Melballe is widely praised for his strength in negotiations and noted for his creative approach to restructuring and insolvency mandates.


Chambers Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Anders Ørskov Melballe is ranked in Band 4 in Restructuring/Insolvency.

Anders Ørskov Melballe strikes a good balance between a legal and commercial approach.

Anders Ørskov Melballe handles loan restructurings and liability issues. He is an experienced litigator and also advises on bankruptcy proceedings.

Anders Ørskov Melballe has a particular focus on contentious matters relating to management and directors’ liability issues in bankruptcy cases.

Anders Ørskov Melballe routinely assists financial institutions and their clients with the restructuring of non-performing loans and both restructuring and insolvency proceedings. He has noted experience of acting as a trustee and restructuring officer. Clients say: “He is very knowledgeable, makes things happen and is very positive, which is what you need in insolvency cases.”

Anders Ørskov Melballe regularly acts for Danish and foreign banks on restructuring non-performing loans and provides advice on both insolvency procedures and restructuring. He is described by one source as “someone I have a lot of respect for, he is very thorough and good at finding solutions. He is the kind of person it is easy to get a good collaboration with.”

Co-head of department Anders Ørskov Melballe is described by clients as “always very dedicated,” while commentators highlight his “capacity to run complicated cases.” He often acts as trustee in bankruptcy proceedings. “I have a lot of confidence in his ability to understand and execute the game plan,” states another source.

Clients value the “pragmatic and ad hoc advice that they give,” explaining: “They have the commercial aspects, they understand that we need to do business and find solutions.”

Anders Ørskov Melballe acts as appointed trustee on several of the firm’s assigned insolvencies. One client says: “He is straight to the point and has in-depth knowledge of the sector.”


Legal 500 (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Anders Ørskov Melballe is recommended as regards Insolvency and Restructuring.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab’s insolvency team excels at handling restructurings, and also frequently represents creditors in insolvency proceedings. (…) heads the practice, which hired Anders Ørskov Melballe from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab.

Jointly led by (…) Anders Ørskov Melballe, Skau Reipurth & Partnere has a particular expertise in the real estate and construction sectors. Clients include Arbejdernes Landsbank, Nykredit and Danske Bank.

Other work includes fellow practice head Anders Ørskov Melballe acting for Trøjgaard Müller on its bankruptcy, and assisting Jyske Bank as trustee with the bankruptcy of Barbara I Gongini.

Anders Ørskov Melballe is very skilled and pleasant to work with.

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Work Experience and Educational Background

Work Experience

2015 – Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab
2009 – 2014 Accura Law Firm
2006 – 2009 Olsen-Kludt Law Firm
2005 – 2006 C. Falk-Rønne Law Firm

Educational Background

2011 Right to appear before the Danish High Courts
2008 Admission to practice law
2005 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

Memberships, Positions of Trust and Teaching Experience


  • The Association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers
  • International Insolvency Institutes Next Generation Program, Class 1
  • Member of The Danish Debt Collection Agency’s select group of attorneys whom the Agency may appoint as trustees

Positions of Trust

  • Certified insolvency and restructuring lawyer, The Association of Danish Insolvency Lawyers

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer, Practical Insolvency law, JUC
  • Lecturer in directors’ liability and managerial responsibility

Contribution to Legal 500’s Comparative Guides 2020 (Restructuring and insolvency).

Contribution to Legal 500’s Comparative Guides 2019 (Restructuring and insolvency).

Contribution to Legal 500’s Comparative Guides 2018 (Restructuring and insolvency).