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Restructuring Litigation

We offer our clients comprehensive cross-practice and cross-border advice in disputes relating to financial crisis situations or insolvencies (restructuring litigation).

Whether a client itself experiences a financial crisis or contracting partners face insolvency, the need for advice on obligations and risks potentially leading to litigation often arises at short notice. Moreover, the legal options regarding the protection of company interests must be clarified quickly. We support our clients comprehensively in dealing with situations of this kind, in particular regarding the defence against risks and securing own financial interests, both in and out of court. In this context, we are familiar with every perspective: the interests of administrators, advisors, management, owners and investors, credit institutions and other creditors.

We advise on potential disputes and ways to avoid them already at an early stage, in advance of an impending insolvency, covering all relevant aspects, up to the final conclusion of the disputes related to the crisis where it is impossible to avoid them. Our experts in the fields of restructuring & insolvency and litigation work seamlessly together in such cases. We therefore cover all relevant restructuring-law aspects from a corporate, financial and litigation perspective. Often, our matters have an international scope; in these cases, we regularly cooperate with our colleagues from other jurisdictions in our international network.

Our expertise includes

  • the enforcement of and defence against liability claims in connection with an insolvency (e.g. management liability, lender liability)
  • disputes re the unwinding or the execution of transactions or financings in connection with an insolvency
  • disputes in connection with restructuring measures
  • the enforcement of claims, rights to separate satisfaction and separation in an insolvency and claims for declaratory judgment to an insolvency schedule
  • actions for avoidance under insolvency law
  • disputes in connection with letters of comfort

Selection of past cases

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