This year, we highlight 44 exceptional restructuring and insolvency lawyers operating in the German market.
Most Highly Regarded
GÖRG stands out with an impressive five listings.
Helmut Balthasar is a renowned lawyer with vast experience advising distressed businesses on corporate restructurings and regulatory issues.
Kirsten Schümann-Kleber is a “terrific restructuring and insolvency lawyer” who comes highly recommended for her “measured and analytical approach”.
Thorsten Bieg is highlighted for his first-rate advice regarding accounting reorganisations, trusteeships and distressed M&A transactions.
From Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Lars Westpfahl is regularly involved in large-scale financial restructurings. He is considered “one of Germany’s very best restructuring lawyers” by impressed sources.
Stefan Sax of Clifford Chance is distinguished by his extensive experience handling complex cross-border financial restructurings and insolvency cases for an array of high-profile companies.
Andreas Spahlinger of Gleiss Lutz is “extraordinarily bright and concise” with a top-notch practice spanning insolvency proceedings, corporate restructurings and distressed M&A transactions.
Kolja von Bismarck with Sidley Austin comes highly esteemed for his first-class advice to private equity funds, creditors, borrowers and investors regarding complex cross-border restructurings.
Kebekus & Zimmermann’s Frank Kebekus is celebrated as “a market-leading insolvency administrator” with a strong track record in domestic and international mandates.
Lucas Flöther of Flöther & Wissing applies two decades of experience to his splendid corporate restructuring and insolvency practice.
Michael Jaffé of Jaffé is revered for his sweeping knowledge of international insolvency law.
At White & Case, Sven-Holger Undritz is a “splendid lawyer” with a strong international reputation for his work on corporate reorganisations on behalf of clients in the shipping industry.
Biner Bähr receives glowing recommendations for his exceptional work on restructuring and insolvency mandates spanning from a broad range of industries and sectors including retail, manufacturing and energy.
Allen & Overy’s Peter Hoegen stands out as a “leading light” with a wealth of experience advising domestic and international banks and companies on every aspect of restructuring and insolvency law.
Dr Beck & Partner is home to Joachim Exner, who excels in administration proceedings thanks to his encyclopaedic knowledge of international insolvency law.
Arndt Geiwitz from Schneider Geiwitz & Partners earns acclaim as a well-respected figure who regularly acts as insolvency administrator in complex cross-border cases.
Jan Markus Plathner of Brinkmann & Partner has amassed significant experience acting for an array of companies going through reorganisations and liquidations in the domestic market.
From Piepenburg, Horst Piepenburg is a bankruptcy law specialist with three decades of experience navigating clients through complex administration proceedings and corporate restructurings.
Michael Pluta at Pluta is a longstanding figure who is noted for his profound expertise in distressed M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and insolvency administrations.
Leo Plank of Kirkland & Ellis is recognised for his strong negotiation skills in formal and informal cross-border restructurings and leveraged buy-outs.
Frank Grell from Latham & Watkins maintains an immaculate reputation for his top-tier advice to creditors, investors and companies on the full gamut of financial restructuring matters.
At CMS Hasche Sigle, Michael Frege is hailed a “marvellous lawyer” with vast experience in insolvency cases across a broad range of industries.
Annerose Tashiro with Schultze & Braun is highlighted for her “strong command of complex cases and impressive ability to keep calm in critical situations”, making her a go-to for cross-border restructurings.
At Schmidt-Jortzig Petersen Penzlin, Dietmar Penzlin is nominated for the breadth of his experience in insolvency administration proceedings, as well as for his broad transactional and regulatory expertise.