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Our German restructuring team has experts in banking, capital markets and corporate law as well as employment and tax law. It advises banks and corporate entities on cross-border reorganisations, restructurings and insolvency proceedings.

We are developing innovative solutions and products to provide the best advice to lenders and borrowers in crisis or near insolvency within an international and increasingly complex market. As part of the worldwide restructuring group we work with colleagues in the world's financial centres as an international team, setting new standards in cross-border work-outs and restructurings.

Restructuring involves many stakeholders and solutions often need to be implemented quickly. We know how to deal with these challenges and run the transaction as adviser to a steering committee on the lenders’ side or in pushing for a solution on the borrower’s side.

Our team belongs to the leading practices for Restructuring & Insolvency in Germany.

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Publications: 10 NOVEMBER 2020

Act on the Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Businesses

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…

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Publications: 01 OCTOBER 2020

German scheme under the StaRUG (draft bill)

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…

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Covid-19 COVInsAG

Publications: 04 SEPTEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Amendment to COVInsAG

Suspension of obligation to file for insolvency on the grounds of over-indebtedness until 31 December 2020 and consequences of suspension

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Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: temporary suspension of obligation to file for insolvency in Germany

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…

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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.

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Adapting to change: Restructuring and insolvency in 2018

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” So said Stephen Hawking in one of his best-known quotations. If this is right, restructuring professionals will need to be particularly clever, nimble and inventive in the forthcoming year.