Our German restructuring team includes experts in banking, capital markets and corporate law as well as employment and tax law. We advise banks and corporate entities on cross-border reorganisations, restructurings and insolvency proceedings. The specific practice groups required for each individual restructuring are consulted and involved in the project as necessary.
We develop innovative solutions and products in order to provide the best advice to lenders and borrowers in crisis or facing imminent insolvency in the context of an international and increasingly complex market. As part of the worldwide restructuring group, we also work with our colleagues in the world's key financial centres as an international team, setting new standards in cross-border debt reschedulings and restructurings. Restructuring involves many stakeholders, and solutions often need to be implemented quickly. We have experience in dealing with these challenges and in executing such transactions, in particular advising steering committees on the lender side or securing a solution for the borrower side.
Our team ranks among the leading practices for restructuring and insolvency in Germany.
Information on current topics at a glance
Our team offers up-to-date information on all the latest developments in the field of restructuring. Currently, a key focus of our efforts is set on the various legal instruments relating to the Covid-19 crisis and the implementation of the European Directive (EU) 2019/1023 on preventive restructuring frameworks, which is about to be transposed in Germany and various other European member states. We have prepared all the essential information for you in client bulletins, interviews and podcasts.
As an integrated team with a broad range of advisory skills, our experts monitor the challenges and new trends and develop the best solutions for practical applications on a daily basis. Thus, we would like to highlight key topics such as the suspension of the obligation to file for insolvency (COVInsAG) and the new Act on the Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Businesses (StaRUG), including, for example, an exclusive English translation of the StaRUG. Background information such as ministerial and governmental draft bills, including various statements by key professional associations on StaRUG are also available.
As part of Allen & Overy's global restructuring group, we are always in close contact with our colleagues around the globe on the latest trends and issues. Therefore, we also offer an international perspective on restructuring and easy access to the comprehensive international content produced by our lawyers in this field. For example, information on the Dutch Scheme, which came into force on 1 January 2021, and the British Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which has been available since summer 2020. These new restructuring instruments are key landmarks for putting the StaRUG restructuring plan into context.
News & insights
Publications: 01 March 2021
Partial suspension of obligation to file for insolvency extended until 30 April 2021 – **Update February 2020**
Publications: 10 November 2020
A short bullet point summary of the new StaRUG-Scheme and a non-reliance translation of the draft bill for the StaRUG-Scheme from German into English based on the preliminary text of the new draft…
Publications: 01 October 2020
Germany uses the implementation of the EU directive to make a bold move: As from January 2021, German companies too can successfully carry out their restructurings with cram-down decisions, moratorium…
Publications: 31 March 2020
From announcement to law With unprecedented speed, the legislation only proposed by the Federal Government on 16 March 2020 temporarily suspending the obligation to file for insolvency proceedings for…
High level of client orientation, excellent work and acceptance by the stakeholders. Very good litigation and communication with everyone involved.
Legal 500 2021
The advice is very thorough and comprehensive. The lawyers are excellent in negotiations, remaining calm in the face of provocation, and goal-focused and dispassionate, seeking to build consensus and find common ground.
Client, Chambers Europe 2021
Capable bench that has a strong pedigree in complex, cross-border financial restructuring mandates.
Chambers Europe 2019
Top Tier Firm for Restructuring
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Overview of our expertise in restructuring and insolvency
Allen & Overy’s Restructuring team consists of experts in banking and corporate law as well as employment, tax and international capital markets law, and advises banks and corporate entities on cross‑border reorganisations, restructurings and insolvency proceedings involving any practice group required for the relevant restructuring.