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Peter Hoegen

Senior Counsel

Frankfurt am Main

Peter Hoegen
Peter Hoegen

Senior Counsel

Frankfurt am Main

Peter has extensive experience in the areas of general banking and finance law, national and cross-border acquisition finance, corporate lending and real estate finance; the main focus of his advisory practice is on restructuring and insolvency law.

Peter's clients include international banking syndicates as well as cross-border groups of companies and other stakeholders whom he advises in situations where their business partners are in financial crisis, both in the case of out-of-court consensual restructuring and in judicial insolvency (plan) proceedings of any kind, as well as banks and investors on non-performing loan transactions and distressed debt.

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, 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 aspects 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. Furthermore, he is a lecturer at the ILF (Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main). Peter is a regular speaker and participant at panel events.

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.

News & insights

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Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2021

The Pensions Regulator's powers and policy in practice: what do the new criminal offences mean for you?

Just hours before the ‘go live’ date of 1 October 2021, the Pensions Regulator published final details of its approach to prosecuting the new pension scheme-related criminal offences of avoidance of…

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Covid-19 COVInsAG

Publications: 01 MARCH 2021

Covid-19 coronavirus: Amendment to COVInsAG

Partial suspension of obligation to file for insolvency extended until 30 April 2021 – **Update February 2020**

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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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Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 1989


Second German Law Degree, 1988

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

Published work

  • Hoegen (2021), Die Sanierungsmoderation, NZI-Beilage 2021, 59
  • Hoegen/Kranz (2021), Neue Möglichkeiten der Konzernsanierung durch SanInsFoG und StaRUG, NZI 2021, 105
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C. (2020) "Reforms in selected EU Member States in light of the Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks, INSOL Special Report, Summary Germany, pages 46-61
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C. (2019) "Die Auswirkungen des präventiven Restrukturierungsrahmens auf die außergerichtliche Unternehmenssanierung – droht die Bedeutungslosigkeit?", article in NZI supplement, 1/2019, pages 53-56
  • Hoegen P., Wolf A. (2019), Kap. F. „V. Schutz von neuen Finanzierungen und Zwischenfinanzierungen", in Flöther (Hrsg.), Sanierungsrecht, Einführung zur Richtlinie der Europäischen Kommission über präventive Restrukturierungsrahmen, S. 183-243
  • Hoegen P., Wolf A. (2019), Kap. F. „VI. Schutz von Restrukturierungsmaßnahmen", in Flöther (Hrsg.), Sanierungsrecht, Einführung zur Richtlinie der Europäischen Kommission über präventive Restrukturierungsrahmen, S. 243-271
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C. (2019) Kap. "I. Zusammenhänge im Konzerninsolvenzrecht“, in Flöther (Hrsg.), Sanierungsrecht, Einführung zur Richtlinie der Europäischen Kommission über präventive Restrukturierungsrahmen, S. 291-323
  • Hoegen P., Kranz C. (2018) "Die Zusammenarbeit der Gläubigerausschüsse", article in NZI supplement, 2018, 20
  • Hoegen P. (2017) "Neue Insolvenzverordnung", article in FAZ, 20/06/2017
  • Hoegen P. (2017) "Schutz für Sanierungsfinanzierungen", article in NZI-Sonderbeilage, 01/2017
  • Hoegen P. (2017) "Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions: Prozess, Kaufpreisgestaltung, Begrenzung der Haftungsrisiken", article in Handbuch Unternehmensrestrukturierung, Springer Verlag
  • Hoegen P. (2013) "Das Steering Committee als Navigator in der Krise", article in Platow, 12/06/2013
  • Hoegen P. (2012) "Konsensualer Königsweg", INDAT-Report 07-2012
  • Hoegen P. (2012) "Eng verflochten", Beitrag in Jahrbuch 2012 Restrukturierung
  • Hoegen P., Raupach K. (2010) "Trust Agreements (Treuhandverträge) as Restructuring Tools", article in
  • Hoegen P. (2008) "Das neue Überschuldungskonzept ist ein altes", article in Börsen-Zeitung, 25/11/2008
  • Hoegen P. (2006) "Bank- und Finanzrecht - alles andere als langweilig", article in Azur, 11/2006
  • Hoegen P. (2005) "Appetit auf Übernahmen ist nicht gestillt", article in Handelsblatt 16/11/2005
  • Hoegen P. (2005) "'The new German Pfandbrief Act", brochure for Bundesverband Öffentlicher Banken Deutschlands (VOEB) and Allen & Overy LLP
  • Hoegen P. (2004) "Handbook 'European Cross Border Insolvency", Sweet & Maxwell
  • Hoegen P. (2004) "Participation in Survey conducted by The World Bank which was published in Doing Business in 2004: Understanding Regulation"
  • Hoegen P. (2004) "Das Qualitätsprofil des Pfandbriefs ist verbessert", Börsenzeitung, 14/04/2004
  • Hoegen P. (2004) "Germany waits for 'Big Bang' (distressed investing)", article in globalturnaround
  • Hoegen P. (2003) "Insolvency-remoteness of voluntary over-collateralisation", memorandum in - Pfandbrief - Pfandbriefrecht - HBG Beiträge, 14/11/2003
  • Hoegen P. (2003) "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. (2002) "European Insolvency Law Survey: Germany", article in globalturnaround