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Christian Bergqvist


CMS Wistrand
Regeringsgatan 65
111 56 Stockholm

Mailing address

P.O Box 7543
SE - 103 93 Stockholm
Languages Swedish, English

Christian Bergqvist specializes in insolvency matters. He has extensive experience of handling distressed matters and advising on restructurings, creditor protection issues, Directors' liability and other types of legal matters that arise when a company is under financial distress. Christian regularly acts as counsel, trustee and liquidator in both Swedish and cross-border restructurings, bankruptcies and liquidations. He has also conducted a number of internal investigations on behalf of clients. Christian is ranked in internationally renowned ranking guides

Regularly advises companies in distress as well as creditors and other stakeholders, both national and international, in distressed situations. Also regularly appointed as official receiver in insolvency and liquidator in both insolvent and solvent liquidations. 

Professional experience

  • Partner, CMS Wistrand, 2002-
  • Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, 2001-2002
  • Partner, Ernst & Young Law (Tisell), 2000-2001
  • Partner, Tisell & Co Law firm, 1997-1999
  • Senior Associate, Tisell & Co Law firm, 1994-1997
  • Associate, Tisell & Co Law firm, 1991-1994
  • Law Clerk, Stockholm District Court, 1989-1991
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Relevant experience

  • Advisor to the Nordic companies of Thomas Cook International in connection with the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook in the UK, including the successful pre-pack sale of the operations of all Nordic companies (Ving, Sweden and Norway, Spies Denmark and Tjaereborg Finland)
  • Appointed as receiver of the Dannemora iron ore mine and in this capacity led the winding up of production and the subsequent sale of assets and properties.
  • Appointed as liquidator of Cosa Insurance and is heading the run-off the company's portfolio of motor insurance policies.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Swedish Bar Association, 1994
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy Trustees’ Organization in Sweden (REKON)
  • INSOL Europe
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
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Awards & Rankings

  • Individual ranking, Chambers Europe 2024: Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Individual ranking, Chambers Europe 2024: Restructuring/Insolvency: Trustee/Administrator
  • The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2024: Insolvency
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  • LL.M., Stockholm University, 1988
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