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Peter Hoegen

Senior Counsel

Frankfurt am Main

Peter Hoegen
Peter Hoegen

Senior Counsel

Frankfurt am Main

Peter Hoegen is a German Rechtsanwalt and Senior Counsel in the Frankfurt office of Allen & Overy LLP since May 2020 and previously led the German banking and restructuring practice as a partner for over 10 years.

He has extensive experience in general banking and finance law, national and international acquisition finance, corporate loans and real estate finance. His focus is on advising international lenders, corporate groups and other stakeholders in cross-border restructuring and insolvency proceedings with complex financing structures.

He has advised in leading roles on major national and international corporate restructurings and insolvency proceedings. These include i.a. those carried out by Kathrein SE, Steinhoff group, Lino Management B.V., IVG Immobilien AG, Pfleiderer group, LOEWE, Edscha AG, Böew Systex AG, EganaGoldpfeil, Merckle group, JOST group, Monier group, Schieder and Schefenacker group.

The Steinhoff restructuring secured the "2019 CEE Deal of the Year Award" in Austria. The Pfleiderer restructuring of was awarded the "PLATOW Recht Award 2013: Best legal advisory project 2012", and the Handelsblatt restructuring 2016 award for "outstanding restructuring results". The IVG refinancing out of insolvency was awarded "Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring (Germany)" by American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2015. The Merckle restructuring was lauded as "Highly Recommended" in the Financial Services Category by FT Innovative Lawyers 2010. The Schefenacker restructuring was acclaimed as "Restructuring Deal of the Year" and "Restructuring Team of the Year" in the IFLR European Awards 2008 and received the award for "Legal Expertise" by FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2008.

Peter is (co-) author of numerous articles on various subjects of insolvency and has contributed to a report published by the World Bank focusing on insolvency. Peter Hoegen is a member of the European group of the insolvency and restructuring working group of the German Bar Association (DAV) which focuses on the European Insolvency Law and its recent developments. Peter is a regular speaker and participant at panel events. He regularly gives lectures and participates in panel events, in particular on the new restructuring law (“StaRUG”).

Peter Hoegen is listed as one of the leading German restructuring and banking & finance lawyers in numerous rankings, including JUVE, Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR, and Best Lawyers Handelsblatt. "So good that he dominates the market" (competitor) – JUVE Handbook 2019/2020. "Lawyer of the Year for Restructuring and Insolvency Law" – Best Lawyers 2018 Handelsblatt. "Leading name" in Banking & Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency – Chambers Global/Europe 2019.

Peter Hoegen distinguishes himself with his expert handling of domestic and international restructuring and insolvency proceedings involving major corporations.

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2022

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.
Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2022 (Restructuring & Insolvency)

Well experienced practitioner Peter Hoegen is held in high esteem for his in-depth expertise of nationwide restructuring mandates, whereby he acts for debtors as well as creditors on cases such as distressed M&A and financial reorganisations. Interviewees praise Peter Hoegen for being able to "bring together very conflicting interests at a negotiation table" (Chambers Europe, 2022)

Peter Hoegen at Allen & Overy is widely respected for his extensive experience assisting international corporations in multi-jurisdictional restructuring and insolvency proceedings (Who's Who Legal 2023)

„Senior Statespeople“
CHAMBERS EUROPE GERMANY 2021 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

„Restructuring old master Peter Hoegen“
JUVE 2021

"Many years of experience and network in the relevant area, goal-oriented and communicative. Open to content-related discussions, proactive in action."
Legal 500 Deutschland 2021 (Restructuring)

Leading name in the field of restructuring
Legal 500 Deutschland 2021

"Often recommended "for bankruptcy and restructuring

Peter Hoegen is well known in the market for his expertise in restructuring matters and offers additional experience in corporate lending and real estate finance.

“Peter Hoegen is held in particularly high esteem for his capabilities in financial restructuring, with extensive experience representing high-profile lenders.”

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Banking and Finance


Frankfurt am Main

Bockenheimer Landstraße 2
60306 Frankfurt am Main

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Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 1989


Second German Law Degree, 1988

First German Law Degree, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, 1985

Published work

  • Hoegen P., Herding B., 5. Kapitel Anfechtungs- Haftungsrecht, in Flöther (Hrsg.), Unternehmensstabilisierung- und -restrukturierungsgesetz (StaRUG), Kommentar, 1. Auflage 2021
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C., Anhang D. Das neue Recht der Konzernsanierung nach InsO, EuInsVO, SanInsFoG und StaRUG, in Flöther (Hrsg.), Unternehmensstabilisierung- und - restrukturierungsgesetz (StaRUG), Kommentar, 1. Auflage 2021
  • Hoegen P., Herding B., Kranz C., Anhang G. Sanierungsverfahren in den Niederlanden (Dutch Scheme), in Flöther (Hrsg.), Unternehmensstabilisierung- und -restrukturierungsgesetz (StaRUG), Kommentar, 1. Auflage 2021
  • Hoegen P, Die Sanierungsmoderation, NZI-Beilage 2021, 59
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C., Neue Möglichkeiten der Konzernsanierung durch SanInsFoG und StaRUG, NZI 2021, 105
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C., Reforms in selected EU Member States in light of the Directive on preventive restructuring  frameworks, INSOL Special Report, Summary Germany, 2020, p. 46-61
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C., Die Auswirkungen des präventiven Restrukturierungsrahmens auf die außergerichtliche Unternehmenssanierung – droht die Bedeutungslosigkeit?, NZI-Beilage, 1/2019, S. 53-56
  • Hoegen P., Wolf A., Kap. F., V. Schutz von neuen Finanzierungen und Zwischenfinanzierungen, in Flöther (Hrsg.), Sanierungsrecht, Einführung zur Richtlinie der Europäischen Kommission über präventive Restrukturierungsrahmen, 2019, S. 183-243
  • Hoegen P., Wolf A., Kap. F., VI. Schutz von Restrukturierungsmaßnahmen, in Flöther (Hrsg.), Sanierungsrecht, Einführung zur Richtlinie der Europäischen Kommission über präventive Restrukturierungsrahmen, 2019, S. 243-271
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C., Kap., I. Zusammenhänge im Konzerninsolvenzrecht, in Flöther (Hrsg.), Sanierungsrecht, Einführung zur Richtlinie der Europäischen Kommission über präventive Restrukturierungsrahmen, 2019, S. 291-323
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C., Die Zusammenarbeit der Gläubigerausschüsse, Artikel in NZI-Beilage, 2018, 20
  • Hoegen P., Neue Insolvenzverordnung, FAZ, 20/06/2017
  • Hoegen P., Schutz für Sanierungsfinanzierungen, NZI-Sonderbeilage, 01/2017
  • Hoegen P., Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions: Prozess, Kaufpreisgestaltung, Begrenzung der Haftungsrisiken, Artikel in Handbuch Unternehmensrestrukturierung, 20170 Springer Verlag
  • Hoegen P., Das Steering Committee als Navigator in der Krise, Platow, 12/06/2013
  • Hoegen P.,Konsensualer Königsweg, INDAT-Report 07-2012
  • Hoegen P., Eng verflochten, Jahrbuch 2012 Restrukturierung
  • Hoegen P., Raupach K., Trust Agreements (Treuhandverträge) as Restructuring Tools, 2010,
  • Hoegen P., Das neue Überschuldungskonzept ist ein altes, Börsen-Zeitung, 25/11/2008
  • Hoegen P., Bank- und Finanzrecht - alles andere als langweilig, Azur, 11/2006
  • Hoegen P., Appetit auf Übernahmen ist nicht gestillt, Handelsblatt 16/11/2005
  • Hoegen P., The new German Pfandbrief Act, brochure for Bundesverband Öffentlicher Banken Deutschlands (VÖB) and Allen & Overy LLP
  • Hoegen P., Handbook 'European Cross Border Insolvency, Sweet & Maxwell, 2004
  • Hoegen P., Mitwirkung bei einem Bericht der Weltbank, Doing Business 2004: Understanding Regulation
  • Hoegen P., Das Qualitätsprofil des Pfandbriefs ist verbessert, Börsenzeitung, 14/04/2004
  • Hoegen P., Germany waits for 'Big Bang' (distressed investing), globalturnaround, 2004
  • Hoegen P., Insolvency-remoteness of voluntary over-collateralisation, memorandum in - Pfandbrief - Pfandbriefrecht - HBG Beiträge, 14/11/2003
  • Hoegen P., Senior Subordinate (A/B) Mortgage Structures: An Easy Entry by German Mortgage Banks into the US Real Estate Market, Real Estate Finance, A08/2003
  • Hoegen P., European Insolvency Law Survey: Germany, globalturnaround, 2002