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Anker Sorensen

Partner

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Education

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg
  • Institut d'Etudes Commerciales Supérieures de Strasbourg, First in the order of merits and awarded Council of Europe prize
  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, LL.M., Droit des affaires, option affaires internationales et droit privé, carrières judiciaires

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Paris

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Danish
  • German

Anker is a senior partner of the Financial Industry Group of the firm, practicing essentially in the area of Commercial Restructuring & Corporate with extensive experience in upper mid-market M&A work including in particular the sale and acquisition of underperforming companies, complex joint ventures, pre-bankruptcy strategy, restructuring companies, debt restructuring and related litigation.

Anker is:

  • one of the founding members of the French Division of the Turn Around Management Association (TMA), which he chaired until September 2007;
  • a member of the Editorial Board of the monthly publication "International Corporate Rescue".

Anker gained extensive exposure and experience in the restructuring field after the publication of two of his books in English (Corporate Rescue Procedures in France and Director's liabilities in case of insolvency) in 1996 and 1999. Over the years, a number of large foreign clients, for whom Anker worked on pure restructuring matters, also instructed him on transactional work and large cross border projects.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith, Partner
  • 2005 - Medus Devaux Sorensen, Partner and co-managing Partner
  • 1999 - Archibald-Andersen, Paris, taken over by E.Y law, Partner
  • 1992 - Borloo Saigne, Paris (Partner in 1996)
  • 1991 - Minter Ellison, Sydney, Australia, Associate
  • 1988 - Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris, Associate

Books Published

  • Chapter on France, “Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2014, Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year”, Aspatore Books, February 2014 (with Jean-Pascal Beauchamp, Partner at Deloitte)
  • Chapter on France, “Directors in the Twilight Zone IV”, Insol International, July 2013
  • "The Need For Cross-Border Insolvency Regulation Reform to Address Vagueness In The Law"; Inside The Minds – Navigating Cross-Border Insolvency Issues, February 2013 Edition
  • "Directors’ Liabilities in case of Insolvency," with a foreword by Pr. David Milman, Kluwer Law International, 1999
  • The Chapter dedicated to France in the second edition of "Corporate Law in Practice," Kluwer Law International, 1998
  • "Corporate Rescue Procedures in France" (with Paul Omar), with a foreword by the Presiding Judge of the Paris Commercial Court and Pr. H. Rajak, Kluwer Law International, 1996